The argument about what it means to be the Chosen One; whether it means wiping out the Jedi, wiping out the Sith, or both; has been waged for the past six years. The question I wish to debate here is very different. If one reads the latest Harry Potter books, we learn that Harry's birth was prophecied. I won't say who, but it was predicted that the one who could defeat Lord Voldemort would be born that July, that he would be "marked by the Dark Lord as his equal," and that in the final confrontation, only one of them could survive. However, it is explained to Harry that just because something is prophecied doesn't make it true. It was Voldemort's own fear, paranoia, and behavior that ultimately made this prophecy true, and made Harry the subject thereof. Two children were born that July, but Voldemort chose to move against Harry because Harry, like Voldemort, was muggle-born. It was his attempt to kill Harry that gave him his powers, and his scar. But for that, the prophecy would have been just another lame prediction. Episode III, to a certain degree, revolved around a self-fulfulling prophecy: in attempting to avert Padme's death, Anakin ends up causing it. The origins of Anakin's birth, once thought certain, are now clouded, never to be fully answered. He could have been conceived by the Force, or he could have been conceived by the Sith. This leaves the door open to a new possibility. Maybe Anakin wasn't the Chosen One. I know George Lucas has said he is, and I accept that. The question is why. Maybe he wasn't the Chosen One at first, but became the Chosen One because the Jedi, the Sith, or both, called upon him to assume that role. They both behaved under the assumption that he was the Chosen One, which he wouldn't have been otherwise. Maybe he wasn't truly destined to do what he did for either of them, but because the Jedi believed he was, they placed him in the position to do it. Use our [link=http://boards.theforce.net/The_Star_Wars_Saga/b10456/18876973/?58]Chosen One[/link] thread, please.