Recently I've been thinking about Anakins reasons for turning/not-turning to the Dark Side. We've all seen Anakin's tendecies towards anger, and fear, which are both paths to the dark side, but what's kept him from slipping? IMO it's been his friends. Especially PadmÃ¨ and Obi-Wan. This is especially evident in the garage scene after Anakin has killed all the Tusken Raiders. Filled with hate, PadmÃ¨ is the only thing that holds him on the light side. However, PadmÃ¨ also has to be Anakin's undoing. Were it not for her, Anakin would not be doing many of the things he's not supposed to do, like falling in love. Anakin is even ready to abandon the Jedi Order for her as witnessed while chasing Dooku. So in some ways PadmÃ¨ is what keeps him good, and on the flip side, she's what causes him to fall. Any other thoughts?