first off, let me just say that this isn't a critisism of anyone's characterization/writing. I've read many 'good Siri' stories that I've enjoyed thoroughly. However: the cannon has her falling to the dark side/leaving the order shortly after episode one, and her characterization up to that point shows many of the same characteristics that, in Anakin, forshadow darkness. I'm led to wonder why it is that so many authors choose to play up these characteristics in Anakin, often forgetting to include his nobler tendencies, while Siri writers mark these darker inclinations as things she grows out of, or just plain play them down. I suppose in a way this could be considered related to the 'demonization of Anakin Skywalker' thread, but really I'm just looking for thoughts and opinions. If you write Siri, how do you write her and why? Even if you don't, do you have any thoughts on how/why this tendency developed?