I know this will not be a popular idea, but at least read my post and think for a second before replying. George Lucas was good friends with Joseph Campbell, one of the most brilliant social scientists of the 20th century. Campbell was a student of Jung and believed in a universal-unconscious. He sought to prove this by showing the common threads in all the world's myths. He broke down thousands of myths to one Monomyth, the common elements in all the world's legends. Now, it's generally acknowledged that GL essentially took Campbell's brilliance and put it in space. However, Campbell's ideas have become a blue-print for modern storytelling, with Harry Potter being the most recent example of a work that totally copies Campbell's ideas. One of the stages in the monomyth is the Woman as a Temptress. Essentially, the hero is revolted by his own earthly nature/ mortality and projects this revulsion onto women. Now, we have already seen that Anakin is frustrated with the limits of his power and the pace of his education. He has lost a hand and failed to save his mother. At the same time, Padme is trying to make him believe that he need not be all powerful -- making him the examplar of his mortal nature. It seems highly likely to me that Anakin will be increasingly frustrated by his limitations and is desperate for more power (perhaps something goes badly in the Clone Wars) but Padme opposes him. With prodding from Sidious Anakin turns and projects his anger. This would, in all likelyhood, be something that the Emperor would demand (is it really conceivable that the Emperor would want another influence on Anakin? Or that Darth Vader would let Padme abandon him?). Now I know this goes against Leia remembering her mother, but who cares. Her response to Luke was vague at best, and her memories are similar to those I have of my grandfather who died before my first birthday. Toss in some power in the force and who knows... Any thoughts?