[image=http://www.filmdope.com/Gallery/ActorsJ/8591-23933.gif] [blockquote]"You're referring to the prophesy of the one who will bring balance to the Force...you believe it's this boy??" - Mace Windu[/blockquote] This line gets referred to a lot in criticisms of the Jedi, but the reasoning behind Mace's disbelief is rarely discussed. The consensus seems to be that it's simply a demonstration of Mace's arrogance. However, others think it's a cryptic statement referring to something only Windu and Yoda are aware of. We know that Ki-Adi and Mace both believed that the Sith were destroyed a millenia ago. However, how is this possible if the Chosen One had never appeared? The only explanations that come to mind are that A.) It had become the Jedi equivalent of Apocrypha or B.) Mace believed that it had already come to pass. I'm not entirely sure how workable the latter is, but I like the idea of it as a concept. It would explain why Mace is so quick to doubt in TPM, yet has absolute faith in Anakin once he's sure that Skywalker is the Chosen One, but returns to doubting in RotS because he comes to the conclusion that Skywalker simply couldn't be their foretold savior (and if one wants to tie in arrogance, perhaps Mace starts to think that he's the Chosen One?) His conviction that the prophecy is true would make him balk at the idea that the Sith weren't extinct, but once he's convinced his faith in the prophecy would remain, only to be shaken in RotS when Anakin is effectively a failure as a Jedi in his eyes as there's no way the Chosen One could be such a flawed Jedi.