Star Wars: Anakin's Mistake Which Led To Order 66

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In Episode III of the Star Wars series, although the infamous Count Dooku and General Grievous were killed, the mastermind, Darth Sidious had managed to destroy the Jedi Council and had eliminated over three dozen Jedis because of Order 66.
However, this trauma could've been avoided...

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Dreams of Death

Three years after the Battle of Geonosis and the start of the Clone Wars, Anakin's secret wife, Padme Amidala became pregnant with twins.

The Battle of Coruscant had just ended and the infamous Count Dooku had been beheaded which satisfied many as he was partially responsible for the war. However, the Republic had failed to capture the Sith mastermind, Darth Sidious.

Soon after, Anakin began to have dreams of his wife's death during birth of their children and after losing his mother in a similar way, he couldn't go through the same thing again.

Furthermore, the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic, Palpatine, began befriending Anakin after hearing of Anakin's 'vision'.

Darth Plagueis

However, Palpatine's time as Chancellor had far been expired which aroused suspicion among the Jedi Council.
They decided to keep a close eye on Palpatine using Anakin.
Palpatine, however had sensed it and he slowly began to seduce Anakin.

Palpatine told Anakin about the story of Darth Plagueis, a Sith Lord of the Muun species.
He told him that Darth Plaguies had become so strong that he was able to create life and at the same time save lives too. Anakin listened deeply as he himself had dreams of his wife's death. Palpatine furthermore added that Darth Plagueis was killed in his sleep by his apprentice which unknown to Anakin was Palpatine himself.
Anakin asked if anyone could learn Darth Plagueis's power. But Palpatine replied,
"Not from a Jedi."

The Sith Lord Revealed

Anakin slowly began to drift towards the Dark Side as he became more and more interested in Darth Plagueis's power. His belief of his wife's death grew even stronger.

One day, Palpatine once again secretly brought up the subject of life to Anakin and this time he mentioned that Darth Plagueis' power could save his wife.
Anakin was shocked to hear this and at once realized that Palpatine was the feared Darth Sidious. He threatened to kill Palpatine but soon decided to turn him over to the Jedi Council. However, Palpatine was not disturbed to hear this.
Soon, four Jedis arrived to find that Palpatine was the Dark Lord they had searched for so long. But Palpatine was more than prepared for this outcome.

The Birth of Darth Vader

Meanwhile, although Anakin knew that Palpatine was Darth Sidious, he couldn't stop thinking of Darth Plagueis. He thought of procuring that kind of special power. He believed that Palpatine could teach him to use that power. Thus, he believed that Palpatine should be kept alive and so, he ran towards his starship and flew towards the Chancellor's office.

Anakin stormed in the office to find three of the Jedis slain while the fourth, Mace Windu struggled to subdue Palpatine.
Palpatine was lying near the window, using every ounce of Force Lightning he had in him. He kept moaning that he was getting weaker.
Anakin pleaded for Mace to keep Palpatine alive but Mace feared that Palpatine was too dangerous to be kept alive as he controlled the Senate.
Palpatine claimed that he could save Anakin's wife.

This is where Anakin made his mistake: He ignited his lightsaber and slashed off Mace's lightsaber-wielding hand. Palpatine that shocked him with Force Lightning and threw him out of the nearby window where Mace fell to his death.
This was the first step towards the Great Jedi Purge.
Anakin realized his mistake and repented alot, rendering his mind weak.
Taking advantage of his weak mind and under a promise to save his wife from dying, Palpatine seduced Anakin into becoming a Sith Lord by the name of Darth Vader.

Order 66

Palpatine, now as Darth Sidious then issued Order 66 to all the clone commanders spread out across the galaxy.
Order 66 is an order given to clone commanders to execute their Jedi leaders, which the many clones were succesful in doing. Order 66 states that Jedis have become enemies of the Republic.
Some Jedis like Yoda and Obi-Wan managed to elude this order, though.
By that time, Papatine had declared that the Galactic Empire had been formed and he named himself Emperor.
Yoda soon confronted Darth Sidious and the two enganged in a duel, completely tearing apart the Grand Convocation Chamber they had fought in. But Yoda ended up taking defeat and he escaped in a speeder that was waiting for him underneath the building.
He realized that the Clone Wars had ended and Emperor Palpatine had won.

Obi-Wan, meanwhile decides to confront his former apprentice and try to bring him out from the Dark Side..

Anakin Skywalker, The Chosen One

From the very start of Anakin's training to be a Jedi, Yoda had sensed the darkness within the boy. It was on Jedi Master Qui-Gon's saying that Anakin was taken into the Jedi Council as he believed that Anakin was the Chosen One who would restore peace to the galaxy
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Anakin was scared that his wife would die during birth of their twins so that is why Anakin defected to the Dark Side. But it was because of that very defection that Padme died.
The one person Anakin had sought to protect had died due to his actions in a bid to save that person. What's worse, Anakin had caused Order 66 and the Great Jedi Purge.
His desire had become his downfall.
But now Anakin had fully transformed into a Sith Lord. He went as far as killing Jedi younglings and engaging his former best friend and master, Obi-Wan in a duel on Mustafar. But although he had more skills of a warrior, his master proved to be stronger than him. Anakin lost the duel which had cost him both his legs. The lavas of Mustafar had consumed more than half his body.

Although he was saved by Palpatine, he was restricted to a life-support system and prosthetics for the rest of his life.
Padme had died of a broken heart during birth of her twin babies but Anakin was lied to by Palpatine that he had killed her in a rage of anger.
Anakin mourned her loss but his power of evil had become too strong and he remained a legendary Sith Lord.
His kids were saved however but they were taken far away from him as the remaining Jedis agreed that they are the galaxy's last hope.

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Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Order, Revenge Of The Sith, Sci-Fi Movies, Star Wars

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author avatar Jerry Walch
19th Dec 2010 (#)

Well written piece, but I'm not a Star Wars fan. If I was a Star Wars fan I would have enjoyed this piece much more.

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author avatar SiddiQ
19th Dec 2010 (#)

Thanks for stopping by, still! ;)

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author avatar Denise O
19th Dec 2010 (#)

I hate to say this but, I am with Jerry. I am not a Star wars fan but...
The other two standing behind my back, as I am reading your article.
My hubby and brother, they say...
You did a good job!
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar SiddiQ
19th Dec 2010 (#)

Glad they liked it. Thanks!

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author avatar christopheranton
19th Dec 2010 (#)

Very good SiddiQ.
It brings it all back to me.
Thank you.

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author avatar SiddiQ
19th Dec 2010 (#)

Happy to help ;)

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author avatar Sparz
19th Dec 2010 (#)

Sweet, you added quite alot of detail. Informative and so, very helpful. Good job!

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author avatar Sparz
19th Dec 2010 (#)

In the 'anakin's mistake' section, the last sentence you wrote "uner" instead of "under". You might wanna fix that :]

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author avatar SiddiQ
19th Dec 2010 (#)

Thanks for commenting. I'll fix the error

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author avatar Denise O
20th Dec 2010 (#)

SiddiQ, I was so hoping you and other did not look at my last page before it was sent back. I had to edit it again and re-submit. I made stupid errors, oh well. I appreciate you taking the time to read it.
I'm just waiting for Mark to send it back.
Thank you again for your support my friend.:)

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author avatar Denise O
20th Dec 2010 (#)

I must be tired, I can't even send a comment back right.LOL
:)

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author avatar SiddiQ
20th Dec 2010 (#)

To be honest with you, I didn't notice many errors. The article had caught my attention to such an extent everything around me just 'shut down' You did a great job!

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author avatar ppruel
20th Dec 2010 (#)

this is awesome. congrats friend. happy holidays.

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author avatar SiddiQ
20th Dec 2010 (#)

Thanks ppruel! Happy holidays!

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author avatar Luke Facey
15th Oct 2011 (#)

This is brilliant, great summary of the happenings involving Anakin in episode III. Great read :)

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