Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

New this month Question: Why does Darth Vader's mask need to alter his vision (there are digital symbols and a red shade to the lenses)? I had a classmate who had been burned in a fire, including his face, but he could see normally.

New this month Answer: Anakin Skywalker's eyes were fine, the mask visor just gives him extras probably like heat vision and a HUD. Since he was wearing the mask, he might as well wear a visor with technology that enhances his vision.


Question: Does Vader sleep in his suit?

Chosen answer: Darth Vader has a special chamber in which parts of the suit can be removed for comfort. When he is not in the chamber he must wear it at all times in order to survive.

Answer: Darth Vader does have his own personal chamber made to assist him with the equipment /suit he wears as well as, I'm sure, for resting/meditation purposes. Also keep in mind that Jedi/Sith, especially those trained to use the force (particularly those having mastered it), don't need the same sleep requirements regular folks need. They can "sleep" sitting straight up, on top of much harder elements and they can even "draw" energy from the force to help them stay awake. The expanded universe, via the books, gives more examples of Jedi/Sith sleeping or measures they take.

Question: This question may sound dumb, but nevertheless. When Obi-Wan confronts Anakin on Mustafar, he says "Only a Sith deals in absolutes", and ignites his lightsaber, basically challenging Anakin. The question is, why? Obi-Wan's chosen his ways with the force, why can't Anakin? Most Jedi have already been killed throughout the galaxy, so Obi-Wan doesn't have much else to lose (except one of his only friends left that he's basically trying to discard in a duel). Anakin's trying to use the Dark Side to save Padme, so why can't Obi-Wan just let go of the fact that Anakin has chosen his ways, become a Sith (with Anakin seeing the better-good in it), and just let Anakin get on with his life?

Chosen answer: Obi Wan letting Anakin "go his own way" would be sanctioning the emperor's evil plan and allowing the resulting massive deaths and suppression of personal freedom. Condoning others being murdered just to save Padme is an unacceptable justification to any Jedi Knight. It's like someone saying why couldn't Hitler just have gone his own way, resulting in his continued extermination and enslavement of millions of of innocent people.


Question: During the lightsaber duel on Mustafar, why does Anakin even bother to try to make the jump that he afterwards regretted? Couldn't he had just simply used the force to push the lava towards Obi-Wan, killing him, and then make the jump to safety?

Chosen answer: Maybe, but he is overconfident and impulsive. He has also let rage blind him. Anakin is probably the better fighter of the two, but Obi-Wan kept his cool and analyzed as he fought while Anakin fought angrily and ultimately foolishly which left an opening for Obi-Wan to maim him. It's said in almost every episode of Star Wars not to let fear and anger cloud your judgement. Here are the results.

Grumpy Scot

Question: When some Jedi die, they disappear (Yoda, Obi-wan). When others die, they don't (Qui-gon, Vader). Why is that? I thought this phenomenon would be explained in this movie, but unless I missed something, no explanation was given.

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: Powerful force users seem to have some degree of control over their bodies even after death. In the later series, Luke's wife Mara Jade Skywalker only allows her body to disappear when her killer, and nephew Jacen Solo arrives at her funeral as a clue. Thus it appears that a powerful force user can simply choose if they wish their body to disappear.

Darius Angel

Answer: Towards the end of the movie Yoda tells Obi Wan that Qui Gon has learned the path to imortality and offers to teach this to Obi Wan. In the Clone Wars TV series we see the journey Yoda takes to learn this power. The power to become one with the force is a power you have to learn as opposed to being achievable to all Jedi. Both yoda and Obi Wan has the years between ROTS and ANH/ESB to fine tune and master this power. It is possible that Darth Vader, having seen Obi Wan become one with the force, spent the following years after A New Hope, studying and learning this skill by himself, hence how he was able to appear as a force ghost towards the end of Return of the Jedi, but not quite skilled enough to dissapear on cue.

Question: Why would Grevious choose to face Obi-Wan alone? He could have a one-shot chance to defeat Obi-Wan completely with his droid army.

Chosen answer: Grievous collects the lightsabers of Jedi he has killed as trophies, so as a warrior he believes there is considerable prestige to be had by defeating them in single combat (particularly one of Kenobi's ability) rather than relying on his droids to do it.


Question: With all of the technology in the "Star Wars" universe, could Padme and Anakin really not know that she was pregnant with twins? Even our real-life technology usually makes women aware of this before the pregnancy is half over.

Chosen answer: The level of technology within the Star Wars franchise is never fully explained within the films; also, most of the technology depicted deals with non-medical applications. Padme was also trying to keep her pregnancy secret since Jedi were not allowed to marry or become parents at the time this film is set within the Star Wars canon, so it's likely she rarely, if ever, saw the SW equivalent of a doctor during her pregnancy.


Question: Do clones have the option to choose whether or not to obey the Chancellor's orders? Because not all clones did - Captain Rex for example.

Chosen answer: The Clone Wars series depicts the insertion of a biochip during the cloning process on Kamino - in Star Wars Rebels, Rex mentions he removed his own chip before Order 66. He was warned of their function by Fives after Tup's chip had malfunctioned.


Question: On Mustafar, when Anakin accuses Padme of bringing Obi-wan to kill him, why doesn't Obi-wan tell him that Padme didn't actually do it (Obi-wan hid on her ship)?

Chosen answer: Obi-Wan knows Anakin is so far gone into the Dark Side that he won't believe him, despite it being the truth.

Cubs Fan

Question: Is it possible, or even probable, that Palpatine was somehow responsible for Shmi Skywalker's pregnancy? When talking about Darth Plagius who could create life it's implied that Palpatine was the apprentice and knows the power too.

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: Plagueis taught Palpatine everything he knew, even his knowledge of midi-chlorian manipulation (though Palpatine could not master the skill) and roughly ten years before the events of The Phantom Menace, Palpatine and Plagueis attempted to create a super-being via midi-chlorian manipulation which inadvertently resulted in Anakin's conception (Plagueis theorised the conception was the Force "striking back" for their unnatural use of it) Thus inadvertently Palpatine is indeed responsible for Anakin's conception.

Darius Angel

Question: Not sure if it's a mistake: When Anakin is turning to the dark side, after killing Windu, Sidious' voice changes constantly during the whole scene. What happened there?

Chosen answer: It is one of two things, either his attack on Mace Windu reflected onto himself damaged his vocal chords as well as his body, or, as has been suggested, his deformed figure is actually his true form which he has been hiding for so long with the force, and only now does he stop hiding it as he has no more need to.

Question: This might be just me, but at the beginning of the movie, Grievous seemed to especially not like Obi-wan. If so, what was his grudge against him?

Chosen answer: By nature, Grievous hates every Jedi due to their role in defeating his people during their war with the Huk, a conflict known as the "Huk War." As far as Obi-Wan goes, Grievous and Kenobi encountered each other many times during the Clone Wars in battle and duelled each other prior to Utapau. He has a history with Obi-Wan, and also likely views Kenobi's status as "The Negotiator" with contempt.

Question: Palpatine killed Plagueis in his sleep. Is there any book/information that tells if Palpatine took precautions to avoid possibly being killed this way (by an apprentice of his own)?

Chosen answer: In one of the books I've read, it mentions that Palpatine doesn't sleep. He meditates so he is always aware of his surroundings.

Question: When Yoda and Sidious are fighting in the Senate, is the song that is playing the Phantom Menace theme song?

Chosen answer: Well, it's not really the "theme song" for "The Phantom Menace," but it *is* "Duel of the Fates," which is the song that plays over the duel between Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan and Darth Maul in Episode I.

Cubs Fan

Question: Luke calls Owen and Beru 'Aunt and Uncle.' Is he just referring to them as close relations, or did Anakin's mother have other children?

Chosen answer: Owen's father married Anakin's mother, making the pair step-brothers, so, even though it's not actually a blood relationship, uncle is an accurate way of describing Owen's relationship to Luke.


Question: Is Anakin more powerful than Yoda, considering he did defeat count Dooku, which Yoda couldn't do.

Gavin Jackson

Chosen answer: Well, we don't know whether Yoda could have defeated Dooku or not, as Dooku resorted to trickery in order to get away - by trying to drop the column onto Anakin and Obi-Wan, then escaping while Yoda's attention was diverted. As such, the battle was inconclusive, although the fact that Dooku had to cheat in order to escape does seem to indicate that he himself doubted his ability to defeat the Jedi Master. As such, we can't really determine whether Anakin or Yoda had the higher power level from their respective battles with Dooku - a more telling indicator would be that Obi-Wan, who is, at best, on level terms with Yoda and is, to be honest, probably less powerful, was ultimately able to defeat Anakin.


Question: What happens to the clone army between episodes III and IV? I assume they are not the same as the Imperial forces in the original Star Wars movies (unless they got new ships, uniforms, etc.).


Chosen answer: You assume incorrectly, I'm afraid, it's the same army. Their equipment has evolved over the twenty-year period between the films, as you would expect to happen. The main change to the ground forces is that the stormtroopers from episodes 4 to 6 are conventionally recruited troops rather than clones (which may account for their apparently decreased effectiveness) - very few, if any, of the original clone troopers would still be alive, given the levels of combat that they've seen and their accelerated aging process. The only faction where only the original clones remain is the 501st Legion, otherwise known as Vader's Fist. They were the clones who helped Anakin overthrow and destroy the Jedi Temple.


Question: Are the Clone Wars an excuse for Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to justify absolute power over the Republic?


Chosen answer: Absolutely correct. Similarly, the Episode I dispute between Naboo and the Trade Federation was an excuse for Palpatine to become Supreme Chancellor. And in Episode II, the separatist movement was an excuse for him to be given emergency powers, so he and Dooku could get the Clone Wars started.

Matty Blast

Question: I have never understood why Luke and Leia needed to be hidden with two different families. As a princess, Leia is actually in the public eye. It would have been much safer to let Owen and Beru raise her along with Luke. Why keep them apart?

Chosen answer: The reason they are split is so if one is discovered they still have the other. Leia certainly lives a much more public life but she could easily be passed off as the daughter of Bail Organa since she takes his last name and lives as his daughter. The real question is why on earth would Obi Wan give Luke to family that Vader is aware of and let him keep the Skywalker name?


Question: Why can't Obi-Wan sense Anakin on Mustafar?

Chosen answer: There's never a point during their time on that planet that depicts their he ever can't. He starts out hiding in Padme's ship and waiting for the opportunity to show himself. Shortly after they fight and ends when Obi-Wan leaves Anakin for dead and leaves. There's never a point that he can't sense him.

Quantom X

Question: When Mace Windu deflected the sith lightning, did Palpatine fake being weak or in agony? Was it a test to see if Anakin would save him? If so, what did he mean when he shouted unlimited power?

Chosen answer: It may not have been entirely faked, although it does seem somewhat unlikely that a Sith Lord would be affected in any serious way by his own Force lightning, but Palpatine was certainly not remotely as endangered as he made out. It does seem that it was a test, designed to finally ensnare Anakin in the Sith web, by forcing him to turn on another Jedi. His shout of 'unlimited power' seems to have been a final taunt to the suddenly helpless Mace Windu.


Question: Near the end of the movie, Obi-wan does not seem at all convinced that Darth Vader has any good left in him. But in "Return of the Jedi", Vader tells Luke that Obi-wan once thought as Luke does (regarding the possibility of Vader being redeemed). What was he referring to?

Chosen answer: The Jedi way would be to always strive for redemption. Even if he didn't really believe it possible, Obi-Wan hoped to bring Anakin back from the Dark Side up until the very end.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: In Mustafar, when Anakin shouts "Liar", who is he shouting at, Padme or Obi-Wan?


Answer: Padme.

Question: What is the little tune that R2 whistles after Anakin lands Grievous' ship?

Answer: R2 is quiet during the landing.

Question: How did Anakin catch on fire while on the lava bank?

Answer: Being that close to active lava mean his clothes would easily catch on fire. Both Anakin and Obi-Wan were likely using the force in some way to shield themselves from the heat. Once Anakin was injured, he became vulnerable, and lying on the ground made that worse.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Did Obi-Wan go to Mustafar just to kill Anakin, or possibly try to redeem him?

Answer: He went there to stop Anakin at any cost, whether by converting him back from the dark side, subduing him, or killing him.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Does Sidious just use his apprentices as advantages to his evil needs, and doesn't care at all when they die?

Answer: The "rule of two" the Sith adhere to means there are always only a master and apprentice. Both continually look to improve their situation. The apprentice hopes to eventually kill his master and become master himself, while the master is constantly searching for a better apprentice.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Did the clones really know that Palpatine was Darth Sidious all this time, considering they easily agreed to the Sith Lord's orders (Separatist ally), and respond with "Yes, my lord"? If so, how hard was this to keep from the rest of the Republic (Jedi, senators, etc.) for all this time that they were really under control of a Sith Lord, they were his right-hand men, took orders from him, and would turn on the Jedi when the time is right? Also, why would they even take orders from a Sith Lord (even if it was Palpatine, which the Jedi didn't know, it seems they wouldn't do this)? They didn't seem to like Dooku or Grievous, who were also a part of the Separatists? It just all seems quite confusing.

Chosen answer: The clone troops weren't loyal to the Jedi, they were loyal to the republic and its leader Palpatine. Darth Sidious and Palpatine are one and the same person, to the clone troops there is no difference between the 2. Order 66 changed the viewpoint of the clones as seeing the Jedi as traitors that need to be eliminated and they executed the order immediately. The clone troops were not aware of the double play by Sidious and the separatists but by the time order 66 was executed the separatists were pretty much beaten already. Palpatine wasn't a Separatist ally, he used them to excuse the use of the clone army to take control of the galaxy and eliminate the Jedi at the same time.


Question: Why did Palaptine wait for Order 66?


Chosen answer: He needed Anakin totally on his side before ordering the assassination of the Jedi order. If Anakin wasn't fully committed he might refuse to join him after executing order 66.


Question: Was Dooku just a placeholder for Anakin?


Chosen answer: That's one way to look at it. The Sith sought to grow stronger, and when a potentially stronger apprentice comes around, the "upgrade" is too tempting to pass on.

Question: Did Darth Tyranus know that Sidious was going to betray him?


Chosen answer: Nope, you can see the surprise on his face when Palpatine orders Anakin to kill him. He then realises Anakin is Sidious' new apprentice. He fully expected to defeat Anakin.


Question: After Obi Wan defeated Anakin, why doesn't he take Anakin with him? It would be easier to reform somebody when they can't kill you, and Obi Wan thinks of Anakin as a brother, so wouldn't he do anything to reform him?

Chosen answer: Obi Wan had conceded that Anakin was fully turned to the Dark side and beyond redemption. Anakin betrayed Obi Wan and the Jedi Order, killing many, and this was a permanent break to their relationship. There was no turning back for either. Obi Wan simply chose to walk away and leave him there to die.


Question: How did Anakin Skywalker survive Order Sixty Six? Since Anakin was a Jedi until around the time of the Order, how did the troopers know not to kill Anakin?


Chosen answer: Palpatine personally spoke to some clone commanders, Cody for example, so it wasn't just a blanket message/signal to all troopers. All he had to do was order the 501st Legion to follow Vader in the attack on the Jedi temple.


Question: I know this is an opinionated question. Can someone give me the top 10 most powerful characters in Star Wars?


Chosen answer: It really is impossible to give a completely accurate list about this, as there are many meanings to the word "power", and no measuring unit for it.Anyways, these are just my opinions.Here's my attempt: 1. DARTH SIDIOUS/PALPATINE - He was able to use "force stealth" on the Jedi. Plus, he is the Dark Lord of the Sith. He was able to kill his master (Darth Plagueis) in his sleep. 2. YODA - The Grand Master of the Jedi Order. He can control the force lightning of Sidious and Tyranus. It was said that only Mace Windu, Count Dooku and Palpatine were able to fight with him on equal terms. 3. DARTH VADER - He is an extremely powerful in the force by lifting objects without using his hands, able to defeat Jedi Master Obi Wan Kenobi. 4. DARTH TYRANUS/COUNT DOOKU - A menacing Sith Lord and a rogue Jedi. Though old already, he was able to defeat Obi Wan twice and Anakin once. He could use a force lightning ability which Darth Maul and Darth Vader couldn't do. Sidious, Yoda and Windu are considered his equals.He was the swordsman in the galaxy. 5. MACE WINDU - A higher rank of the Jedi Order. Considered one of the greatest swordsmen ever produced by the Jedi Order. He was a master of all seven forms of lightsaber combat. He began his development of the deadly form of combat known as Vaapad. 6. OBI-WAN KENOBI - A wise and brave Jedi Master. He was the first one who kill a Sith Lord Ever. Aside from Darth Maul, he defeated General Griveous and the Pre Darth Vader version. He was able to appear as a force ghost after his death. 7. DARTH MAUL - Wielded a double bladed lightsaber and he was a skilled Zabrak warrior. Very fast in a lightsaber duel. He even resurrects in the Clone Wars Series. 8. LUKE SKYWALKER -The greatest Jedi of all time. He is able to redeem his father to the light, which Obi-wan couldn't do. 9. QUI-GON JINN - A maverick and wise Jedi master. He had used the Force to help and protect Anakin all the way. 10. ANAKIN SKYWALKER - The Chosen One and he was prophesied to destroy the Sith, which he did in the end. *HONORABLE MENTION* - GENERAL GRIEVOUS - though not knowing the ways of the force, he is a skilled lightsaber combatant. With four arms with lightsabers, he could block himself from blasters.


Question: Why couldn't Anakin's hair grow back after being put in the life support suit?

Chosen answer: He suffered third degree burns over most of his body, completely destroying the hair follicles on his head, thus it is impossible for him to regrow hair. This is common in severe burn victims.


Question: Why did Qui-Gon not contact Yoda before the Jedi were as good as extinct?


Chosen answer: Yoda states that Qui Gon "recently" learned how to contact him. Presumably he had not learned the skill in time.


Question: Does Palpatine knows that Anakin Skywalker is the Chosen One?


Chosen answer: He certainly knows that the Jedi believe Anakin to be the Chosen One. Whether he believes the prophecy himself is unknown, however he likely does not. He holds Vader in no higher regard than any of his other apprentices and is ready to replace him with Luke without a moment's pause after the two fight in Return of the Jedi.


Question: If there is a name for it, what is the name for the hover bus in the scene right after Obi-Wan says "Another happy landing"?

Chosen answer: Wookieepedia just calls it a Jedi shuttlebus or a Senate shuttlebus, manufactured by GoCorp.


Question: Did Obi-Wan know Anakin and Padme are married? Since she thinks Obi-Wan could help them with Anakin seeing with the force that Padme would die giving birth after Anakin broke the Jedi code of getting married. Doesn't it seem that Obi-Wan would not help after what Anakin had done, unless he knew about it?


Chosen answer: Obi Wan didn't know they were married. He only realises Anakin is the father of Padme's child after noticing her emotional response when he asks if she knows where Anakin is. Even though Anakin has broken the Jedi code Padme still thinks Obi Wan might help them because he is their best friend. At worst Anakin would be expelled from the Jedi and the controversy would end Padme's political career but she makes it clear she doesn't care about any of that. Anakin, however does and shoots down the idea.


Question: The twins are apparently born at the same time as Vader receiving his armor/suit - right after Vader's fight with Obi-wan. How is it that fitting armor happens to be in a medical center already?

Chosen answer: They may have the technology to fabricate the armor and other prosthetics within the facility. There may also be a near-by armory that can quickly supply what was needed.


Question: I've been wondering, after the events of this movie, what happened to the Clone facilities on Kamino? Did the Empire takeover them and use them for their own advantage to grow Stormtroopers instead of Clones? In the game "Star Wars: Battlefront II" there's a mission where the Kaminoans would continue using them to make Clones to fight against the Empire, which would later on be destroyed by the Empire, and in "The Force Unleashed II" game the Empire would've taking over the facilities with Vader. I would imagine "The Force Unleashed II" game being more canon plot-wise, but I'm not sure.

Chosen answer: It's never specified. Though, once all the ordered clones were deployed it's safe to assume the Kaminoans didn't make any more. Since they had shut down their production, taking over and starting a new batch would take too much time for the empire so instead they were probably left alone and the Empire initiated a recruitment program to reinforce its ranks.

Question: Coruscant is basically destroyed in Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon show. Why didn't they show the destruction from the droid invasion after crashing Grievous' Invisible Hand into the planet?

Chosen answer: The Clone Wars show aired 3 years after the film came out. They had not planned on there having been a droid invasion.

Question: Darth Vader hears from Palpatine that he killed his wife. How would Palpatine know? He didn't arrive on Mustafar until after Obi-wan left and took Padme to the medical facility. Also, if Palpatine found out how Padme died, how does he not know (yet) about Luke and Leia? She died after giving birth to them.

Chosen answer: You're missing the point: Palpatine lied. He knew Vader would be more pliable if he believed he'd caused her death.

Jason Hoffman

Question: Why is everyone cheering when Palpatine reorganizes the Republic to an empire? You'd think they'd be doing the opposite like Padme and Organa.

Chosen answer: Because they believe the Empire will be stronger and safer. They're making the historically dangerous choice of security over freedom.

Jason Hoffman

Question: What does Anakin means when he tells to Padme that if it not were for the kidnapping of Palpatine, they would be separated "for a lifetime"? He also says that "they" wouldn't have brought them back from the outer rim sieges, who are they and how does the Chancellor's situation affects theirs?


Chosen answer: Palpatine had his eye on Anakin as an apprentice since after the Battle of Naboo. The kidnapping and rescue provided a legitimate justification for Palpatine to request that Anakin be kept close at hand as a "personal favorite Jedi" rather than being sent to the Outer Rim to fight the Separatists, which could have kept him away from Palpatine's influence for years.

Captain Defenestrator

Question: This question is about all of the prequels. Has George Lucas and/or Hayden Christensen ever commented on the massive of amount of criticism for Hayden's performance as Anakin?

Chosen answer: Not exactly. George Lucas generally chalks up all the negative reactions to the prequels to overly high expectations and his own unique writing and directing style. Christensen has only ever vaguely commented on the experience not being the best but hasn't really said anything about the criticism of his performance.


Question: Is it possible that Mace Windu could've landed on a speeder after being thrown out of the window in Palpatine's Office?

Chosen answer: The outside possibility that Mace Windu could have landed on a speeder or other vehicle does exist, given the fact that such vehicles were continuously passing by the window of Palpatine's office. However, Windu is officially considered to have been killed by falling to his death after Palpatine uses his Force lightning to send him through the window.


Question: Padme doubts that the Queen will allow her to continue being a Senator because of her pregnancy. Why? The Queen does not know that Anakin, a Jedi, is the father.

Chosen answer: It has nothing to do with who the father is. The queen may feel that Padme's pregnancy will conflict with the position's demands and stresses, leaving her unable to adequately perform all senatorial duties.


Question: During the final fight between Anakin and Obi Wan, at one point Anakin has Obi Wan in a choke hold and seems to mouth something as he is pushing down further. Is he just doing that as he's exerting more force into the hold, or does he possibly say something, and if so what does he say?

Chosen answer: He is making sounds as he is exerting force. He doesn't say anything.


Question: In "Empire Strikes Back", when Vader reveals that he is Luke's father, he tells Luke to search his feelings and sense the truth. Luke is able to do this after a limited amount of Jedi training. How come Anakin calls Padme a "liar" on Mustafar, despite spending more than half of his life (at the time) as a Jedi? Shouldn't he have known that she was telling the truth?

Chosen answer: By the time Anakin calls Padme a liar, he had begun his descent into the Dark Side and was becoming much darker as a person. As soon as he saw Obi-Wan, he immediately jumped straight to the conclusion that she had lied to him without putting any real thought into the scenario, so the likely explanation is that, in his anger and darkness, he did not really bother to sense her feelings and he just assumed that she brought Obi-Wan to Mustafar to kill Anakin. If he was much more calm and spent a few seconds to sense her feelings a little, it would have been more likely for him to discover that she was telling the truth, but by that point, he was much closer to the Dark Side for him to do that.

Casual Person

Question: Are Palpatine and Dooku's real first names known? They're not Dantius and Jard - those are "fanon" names made up by fanfiction writers. See and

Chosen answer: Dooku's first name is currently unknown, however from the book Darth Plagueis we know that Palpatine's first name is Sheev.

Question: When Palpatine tells Anakin to kill Dooku, why doesn't Dooku just tell Anakin that Palpatine is really a Sith lord? He's just been betrayed by Palpatine, so what does he have to lose?

Andrew Barber

Chosen answer: It was a combination of him being (1) shocked at the betrayal, and (2) trapped. Anakin trusts the man who he believes Palpatine is, and Dooku knows this. After everything that Dooku has done during the Clone Wars, it's highly unlikely that he could suddenly convince Anakin of the truth.

Question: How far down was Anakin's left arm cut off? His right arm was cut down to just the elbow.

Chosen answer: Anakin's rage drives him to make a deadly blunder, and he tries to attack Obi-Wan uphill; whereupon, Obi-Wan handily amputates both of Anakin's legs above the knee and amputates his left arm above the elbow.

Charles Austin Miller

Question: After Anakin is finished killing everyone in the Mustafar complex, there is a scene where he is outside on some sort of balcony, looking out at what appears to be an eclipse in the sky. I think this is intercut with Obi Wan visiting Padme and telling her about Anakin turning to the Dark Side and asking if she knows where he is. As Obi Wan leaves, with John Williams' highly emotional 'Anakin's Dark Deeds' score reaching it's climax, it cuts back to a very emotional looking Anakin, and as it pans in on his face, you see tears running down his cheeks. Why?

Chosen answer: On the Blu Ray commentary, it is explained that this is to show that even at this stage, there is still good in him and the struggle and suffering raging within him as his conscience knows what he's doing is wrong. But he can't stop either, as he's convinced this is the only way he can save Padme from certain death - Palpatine has seduced and twisted his mind with promise of unlimited and great power including helping him discover the secret of Immortality only ever achieved by one Sith Lord previously, Palpatine's own master, Darth Plageius.

Question: How old is Obi-Wan in this movie?

Chosen answer: According to the Star Wars Wookipedia, Obi-Wan was born in 57 BBY (Battle before Yavin) and Revenge of the Sith takes place in 19 BBY. This means Obi-Wan must be in this movie, aged 37 or 38.

Casual Person

Question: How did Anakin get the scar on his face?

Sir William

Chosen answer: It is explained that in a duel between Asajj Ventress and Anakin Skywalker, Ventress manages to strike Anakin across the face, she does this to prove that she could kill him at will (she claims she could have as easily beheaded him) Anakin defeats her however, forcing Ventress to flee.

Darius Angel

Question: Why is it that when Palpatine-Sidious gets zapped by his lightning his face wrinkles, but when Luke gets zapped in Return of the Jedi, he remains relatively unscathed?

Chosen answer: Palpatine was using relatively weak (but still painful) bursts of lightning on Luke as a means of torture, wanting Luke to suffer before he died. When he attacked Windu, he used powerful bursts of lightning, trying to kill him and thus ravaged his own body by the reflected attack. Or as some sources indicate, the "damage" was Palpatine's true form, which he had been hiding with the force, and reverted to this form to sell the act that he was "too weak" as he expressed.

Darius Angel

Question: Even though many Jedi warriors were killed in the Jedi Temple, are there still many Jedi alive throughout the galaxy other than Yoda and Obi-Wan?


Chosen answer: Though the exact number is not given, it is described as "less than a hundred Jedi survived Order 66" Though Vader and the Emperor killed many of the survivors, several more survived other than Obi-Wan and Yoda. Rahm Kota for example.

Question: Why didn't Yoda or others find out or sense about Anakin's relationship with Padme although in the movie Attack of the Clones, they are publicly seen kissing after fights with Dooku?

Chosen answer: Obi-Wan and Yoda were well aware of Anakin and Padme's feelings for each other and their developing relationship during the events of Attack of the Clones, and so Yoda instructed Padme to give up Anakin, which she pretended to. This occurred shortly before their marriage and so as far as Obi-Wan and Yoda knew, there was no relationship at all.

Question: Why does General Grievous (a robot) have a choking cough and a wheeze? I can't fathom why someone would build or program this into a mechanical construct.

Chosen answer: Grievous was originally fully organic, but was badly injured in a shuttle crash orchestrated by Count Dooku and rebuilt into a mechanical body. He developed a wheeze and cough during the battle of Coruscant where, after kidnapping Palpatine and trying to escape, Mace Windu crushed his mechanical skeleton onto his organs in an attempt to kill him. He failed, but gave Grievous the wheeze and cough that followed him for the rest of his very short life.

Question: At the end, Yoda tells Obi-Wan that he will meet Qui-Gon again. Is this true? And if so, why and what will Qui-Gon tell him?


Chosen answer: Qui-Gon is the first Jedi in generations that has lived beyond death as a Force ghost. That is what he is to teach and tell both Yoda and Obi-Wan.


Question: Just a question about absurd tactics. It's clear that Sidious vs. Yoda is a draw. Adding another of the Jedi Order's leading Master in Obi-Wan Kenobi would probably tilt that duel in the Jedi's favor. Since they're on Coruscant together, why don't they face Sidious together, defeat him, then go to Mustafar?

Chosen answer: Yoda has to run away with his tail, figuratively speaking, between his legs. Calling it a draw is generous. Obi-Wan's assistance could potentially have tipped the balance, true, although bear in mind that Sidious had already successfully taken out three senior Jedi Masters in a matter of seconds, while simultaneously holding his own against master duellist Mace Windu. Regardless of the outcome, their attack would alert Anakin to their survival, allowing him to surround himself with a force of highly trained clone troopers, forcing them to run a gauntlet to reach him that they couldn't possibly survive, leaving the Sith in control. Likewise, they can't go after Anakin together first, because it would simply allow the Emperor to do the same with the same result; the Sith remain in power. If the Sith are to be taken out, the only option is to attempt to take them both out at the same time, while they're complacent, mistakenly believing that the Jedi are all gone. It's a risky tactic, certainly, but it's the only one with a chance to destroy the Sith completely.


Question: In Episode II, Anakin jumped out of a moving speeder while he and Obi-wan were pursuing the bounty hunter who put the poisonous insects in Padme's bedroom. Other Jedi do similar falls in the Clone Wars movie and series. So why did Mace Windu die from being pushed out of Palpatine's office window?

Chosen answer: Anakin hadn't just had his arm cut off and been electrocuted at full force by a Sith Master. Windu's in phenomenal pain and is likely barely conscious; in no condition to focus the Force enough to survive the fall.


Question: Shouldn't Anakin be angry when, after he finally converts to the Dark Side and kills Mace, Palpatine/Sidious reveals that he really doesn't know how to save someone from death, but if they work really really really hard, maybe they can figure it out? Shouldn't Anakin fly into a rage at this? He has no reaction, just kneels and says he will pledge himself to the Emperor's teaching.


Chosen answer: He probably is, but he's out of options at that point. Having acted directly against the Jedi by participating in Windu's death, he can no longer turn to them for help. If he wants to save Padme, he has no choice but to sign up with Sidious and hope that they can figure it out, no matter what his feelings on the matter might be.


Question: Does the giant lizard Steed gives to Obi-Wan have a name, and if so what is it? (What type of creature is it?) Also where could I find a .wav or .mp3 of the sound it makes? Anyone, I will check back here in questions, or write me at Thanks.


Chosen answer: The beast is named Boga and is a varactyl, an easily trainable herbivorous species native to Utapau. Should be enough information to track down a WAV file if one exists.


Question: The Millennium Falcon can be seen landing on Coruscant, as it says in the trivia section here. Does anyone know who is supposed to be flying it, seeing how Han is about five to ten years old at this time (and Lando is probably around the same age)?

Chosen answer: According to the book Millennium Falcon, which details the history of the ship, at the time it was known as the Stellar Envoy and was flown by Tobb Jadak and Reeze Duurman, two operatives of a covert group of Senators and Jedi who were concerned about Palpatine's actions in control of the Senate and were seeking to restore Senatorial authority.


Question: I haven't been able to figure out why Anakin's eyes are shown turning yellow in this movie, when he is on Mustafar. Dooku's eyes were always brown and Asajj Ventress often has blue eyes in Clone Wars media, although she uses the Dark Side. I don't think it could be a question of Dooku not giving himself over to the Sith as much as Anakin, because he did kill/order others to kill several Jedi and other people in Episode II and the Clone Wars books/shows. Are the color-changing eyes just something that happens temporarily when someone first accepts the Dark Side?

Chosen answer: This seems to be a side-effect of heavy immersion in the Dark Side of the Force, although apparently not one that affects all users. As you point out, neither Dooku nor Ventress are shown to display this change, although Anakin's eyes do change after his massacre of the Seperatist leadership, then again prior to his immolation on Mustafar, after Obi-wan defeats him, and Darth Maul's eyes appeared to be permanently changed, possibly as a result of his total immersion in the Sith ways from a very early age. A number of other users of the Dark Side are depicted or described in Expanded Universe materials as having their eyes change temporarily during heavy use of the Force, including at least two of Anakin's descendants, but it seems not to be a universal trait of all Dark Side users.


Question: I read about an unused scene where Vader walks into a room in the Jedi temple, where Shaak Ti is meditating, and stabs her with his lightsaber. Was this actually filmed (I know the deleted scene included on the DVD is the one of Shaak being killed by General Grievous)?

Chosen answer: Yes it was filmed as there are pictures of that scene on the internet but there aren't any video segments of it anywere.

Question: Did Mace Windu actually beat Palpatine in their lightsabre duel or did Palpatine let him win? Also, is Palpatine's scarred face his "true" face or was it caused by the force lightning?


Chosen answer: Palpatine needed to push Anakin over the edge and "fulfill his destiny", so he feigns defeat to allow Anakin the opportunity kill Mace and start him on the road to evil. The scarring was caused by the lightning.


Question: Is there any text or info on what happens to all the droid armies and the Separatist organizations that have been rendered leaderless, after the end of Episode III?

Chosen answer: The droid armies were shut down by the Separatists, rendering them inert; they would presumably have been subsequently collected up and dismantled by the victorious Empire forces. While some other Separatist organisations would have remained active, without the droids that formed the vast majority of the Separatist strength, they would be effectively nullified as any sort of threat, so they would likely go dormant or underground.


Question: After discovering the slaughter of the apprentice Jedi at the Jedi Council, why do Yoda and Obi-Wan decide to fight Palpatine and Anakin separately? Palpatine was ready at hand, at the Senate, while Anakin was in distant Mustafar. Stategically, it seems to me this would be their best option - Yoda loses the fight to Palpatine but not for much, managing to survive and flee; he most likely would have been able to win had Obi-Wan fought along. Then, Anakin would have certainly been defeated - the loss of his master impacting on him. If I understood it all correctly, this would have saved the Republic and allowed them to rebuild the Jedi Order from scratch (but not made any sense with IV, V, VI, which is why they didn't do it). But is there any in-plot explanation?

Chosen answer: It boils down to the element of surprise. The clone troopers have shown that they're entirely capable of dealing with Jedi by that point - if either Palpatine or Anakin is able to surround themselves with a large and alerted clone trooper force, then Yoda and Kenobi will have no chance to get near them and that's game over. With Anakin seperated from his master, they're vulnerable, but if both Jedi attacked one target, the other would be alerted to the fact that Yoda and Kenobi had survived Order 66 and could take steps to protect themselves and unleash the military to hunt down their adversaries. By dividing their strength and attacking their targets simultaneously, Yoda gives them their best shot of taking out the Sith for good.


Question: I've read that Anakin joined Palpatine because he felt remorse over the death of Windu and that he would have been expelled from the Jedi order for sure. Couldn't he have just lied and said that it was Palpatine that killed him and that he played no part in it?


Chosen answer: No, because it's wrong. Anakin joined Palpatine not out of remorse or fear of being expelled from the Jedi Order, but because he thinks that, with the Sith Lord's help, he can save Padme from dying. If he turns Palpatine in, he believes that she'll die and that's not an option for him.


Question: If Obi-Wan could defeat Anakin then why couldn't he defeat Dooku?


Chosen answer: Dooku didn't fight Anakin at his full strength in his final duel. The plan, as Dooku understood it, was to turn Anakin to the Dark Side, not to kill him. After defeating Kenobi, which he did relatively easily, he held back, prolonging the fight and taunting Anakin, trying to get him to tap into his anger and hatred. He believed that, once Anakin succumbed to temptation, that Palpatine would step in to stop the fight, reveal himself as a Sith Lord and complete Anakin's induction into the Sith. As such, he wasn't fighting to win, merely to prolong the fight as long as it needed to be to serve their purposes. Effectively, he took a fall against Anakin, believing, incorrectly, that his Master would save him. As such, you can't use Anakin and Obi-wan's fights against Dooku as a reliable indicator of their respective power levels.


Question: Why did Yoda leave for exile after his duel in the senate with Palpatine? Why didn't he continue fighting?


Chosen answer: Because he came to the conclusion that he couldn't win, so the best solution, long-term, was for him to hide away somewhere to be ready to help prepare the next generation for the fight. If he continues the fight, he risks his own death and the loss of his ability to pass his knowledge on later, which could leave the galaxy under Sith rule forever. If he runs, then the Sith will rule for a time, but there's a far greater possibility that the Jedi will eventually be able to rise again and defeat them.


Question: I don't know if there is an answer to this, but what did Dooku think was going to happen on the ship above Coruscant? It seems like he was supposed to kill Anakin and Obi-wan, but if he had managed to do that, there wouldn't have been a way for Palpatine to be "rescued" from him and Grievous. Was Dooku planning to let them escape eventually?

Chosen answer: Dooku believed that the intent was that he would slay Kenobi, with the aim of provoking Anakin into enough of a rage that he would tap into the dark side of the Force - we see him goading his opponent during the duel with this in mind. Palpatine would then reveal himself as Sidious, stop the fight and turn Anakin to the Sith. Dooku would be "arrested" by Anakin and would then, after an appropriate time had passed, claim to have come to see the Republic's point of view, allowing him to later emerge from captivity to assist Sidious and Anakin in setting up the new Empire.


Question: Was the possibility of putting Asajj Ventress into the movie ever considered?

Chosen answer: No, but before the character of Count Dooku was developed, the Art Department for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones developed a female Sith as the film's villain, as seen in concept art by Dermot Power in The Art of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. Since Dooku replaced her as Sidious' apprentice, she was put in to the animated series.


Question: After Palpatine orders the clone troopers to execute order 66, they are shown killing the Jedi. When Palpatine gave the order to the clones, several of them were in the midst of a raging battle. After they killed the Jedi, what happened to the clones? Did the battles continue uninterrupted? Were they killed also?


Chosen answer: The battles continued. Some clones would undoubtedly have been killed, many survived to fight on until the cease-fire order came in after Vader slew the Separatist leadership on Mustafar.


Question: If Sidious was trained by Plagueis, how/when was he able to get involved in a political career? Was he already an adult when Plagueis met him?

Chosen answer: Very few details have been released regarding Palpatine's early life, how he apparently escaped the notice of the Jedi Order and came to the attention of Plagueis instead. His apprenticeship apparently took "many decades", suggesting that he was recruited as a child. However, under Naboo law, public service is mandatory between the ages of 12 and 20, so it is possible that Palpatine was already in service when recruited, and chose to continue his political career in order to further the goals of the Sith. Even if recruited at a younger age, Palpatine was reportedly of noble birth, making it relatively difficult for him to simply drop out of sight to train as a Sith full time, so he may simply have decided (or been instructed by his master) to continue with his life in an outwardly normal fashion, while being trained covertly in the Sith arts.


Question: I don't see how killing Grievous could've ended the entire war. He was commander of the droid armies, yes, but what about the leaders of the Trade Federation, the Banking Clan, and the Commerce Guild? They could create more droids and simply promote someone else to Grievous' position. Don't you think the Jedi would've made destroying the Sepratists their highest priority?


Chosen answer: Grievous is a highly dangerous individual. Through his leadership, the droid armies are scoring a lot of victories they wouldn't have otherwise had. Added to that the fact that Grievous is hunting down and killing Jedi, and he becomes a high priority target for the republic. Get rid of him and the seperatists have lost their greatest general and a highly dangerous combatant.

Gary O'Reilly

Question: Something that I was confused about: in the later movies, Vader supposedly can't breathe for long without the respirator in his suit. However, in this movie, there has to have been several minutes from the time Obi-wan leaves him lying on the ground, to the time Palpatine arrives, and the time that the medical ship arrives. Later, when his armor is being put on, he lies on the table before his mask is put on, and has to be breathing on his own. If he could breathe on his own right after his accident, shouldn't he have been able to twenty years later (after his injuries have probably healed somewhat)?

Chosen answer: After the battle on Mustafar, Anakin's basically keeping himself alive through sheer force of will more than anything else; once rescued, he's being helped by the Imperial medics and the Emperor's own power. His lungs have been badly seared - he's still capable of breathing, but much less efficiently than when he was healthy - the respirator built into his suit compensates for those injuries. Twenty years on, when Luke removes the helmet to see his father's face, Anakin's body has been nearly fried by the Emperor's Force lightning - he's already dying. Taking the helmet off might accelerate that, but he's happy to sacrifice what would only be a few more minutes of life to see his son with his own eyes.


Question: Does the scene where Anakin arrives late to the meeting (when Obi-Wan tells him he has to spy on Chancellor Palpatine) take place right after Anakin talked to Yoda about his dreams? I'm wondering if there was a small time span because it seems like Yoda should have been there if the Jedi Council was discussing the assignment. However, if Anakin arrived right after talking to Yoda, Yoda should have also been late getting there.

Chosen answer: You're assuming that Yoda was meant to be at the meeting. Not all meetings involve all members of the Council. Had Yoda been intended to be present, in all likelihood the meeting would have been delayed until the Grand Master arrived, whereas Anakin's absence would be less of a big deal.


Question: When Obi-wan says that Anakin saved him for the ninth time instead of the tenth, because the business on some planet doesn't count, what is he referring to?

Chosen answer: He is referring to an incident on Cato Nemoidia, the home planet of the Nemoidians. It's not shown in the film, but, if I remember correctly, it is told in the novel Labyrinth of Evil.

Cubs Fan

Question: When Yoda tells Darth Sidious that his faith in Vader may be misplaced, is it because he thinks, at the time, that Obi-wan can bring Anakin back?

Chosen answer: It's a possibility, but, to be honest, it's considerably more likely that Yoda's referring to the fact that he thinks that Obi-wan will be able to kill Anakin.


Question: What are the different levels of Jedi, in order? I know that in this movie, Anakin is a Knight but not a Master.

Chosen answer: Right at the very bottom, you have the younglings, who appear to have no particularly official title, but who have been variously referred to as Jedi Initiates, Jedi Students and occasionally Jedi Hopefuls. As they age and are apprenticed to a Jedi Master or Jedi Knight, they become a Padawan, travelling with their mentor. Once a Padawan is deemed ready by his or her mentor, they will enter a series of trials, at the end of which they will have the rank of Jedi Knight conferred upon them (in certain cases, where a Padawan has performed some act of extraordinary heroism, this may be taken in lieu of the trials, an example being Obi-wan Kenobi, who was promoted to Jedi Knight after his defeat of Darth Maul). The remaining official rank is that of Jedi Master, which is most commonly conferred on a Jedi after they successfully train their first Padawan to Knight rank, but may also be awarded by their peers after some particularly grand act or major advancement in the Force. While not technically possessing a higher rank, the twelve Jedi who sit on the council can be considered to possess higher authority within the Order. Finally, an unofficial but acknowledged position within the Order is that of Grand Master, considered "first among equals" in the council, held by Yoda at the time of the fall of the Old Republic.


Question: I read somewhere that there was one plot hole between the 3rd and 4th episodes that the filmmakers forgot to fill in when making the 3rd movie. I tried to click on the link, but it wouldn't work, so could someone please tell me what the plot hole was?

Chosen answer: This is very much a matter of opinion. As with any film, some people consider there to be multiple plot holes, whereas others don't. One thing that Lucas did originally say would be explained was the erasure of Kamino from the Jedi Archives (as discovered in the second film). This ultimately didn't happen, which some have claimed represents a plot hole in the series, whereas all it really is is an omission of information (which was ultimately dealt with in the book "Labyrinth of Evil" anyway). It's really down to how people look at it and what they consider to be a plot hole.


Question: This is really a question for all of the Star Wars movies. Is it always necessary to commit murder to become a Sith? It seems that most of the characters who have turned to the dark side have committed murders around the same timeĀ—i. e. Count Dooku killed Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas around the time he became Darth Tyranus, Anakin killed Count Dooku (and was an accomplice in the killing of Mace Windu) right before he became Darth Vader, and Luke, had he turned to the dark side, would have done so by killing either Darth Vader or the Emperor. If murder really is a necessary prerequisite for becoming a Sith, whom did Darth Maul and Darth Sidious kill? (I know that Sidious killed Darth Plagueis, but he was already a Sith apprentice by then, so that couldn't have been the murder that turned him to the dark side.).

Chosen answer: No, it's not an absolute prerequisite. Sith are obviously very dark by their nature, so murders tend to follow in their wake, but it's not essential to become one. A murder may well advance them towards the Dark Side, thus improving their eligibility for Sithdom, but it's not absolutely necessary.


Question: Before the movie came out, I saw a picture of Anakin standing in the hallway (with white walls) of the ship that is in the beginning of A New Hope. Was this in a deleted scene?

Chosen answer: No, it was purely a publicity shot.


Question: How did Palpatine find out that the Jedi Council wanted Anakin to spy on him?

Chosen answer: He simply guessed. He's a master at manipulation and scheming. Anakin's come to see him, he's uncomfortable, Palpatine has to know that the Jedi Council have their concerns about him. The council asking Anakin to pass on information about his movements is a logical move on their part; they simply underestimated Anakin's personal loyalty to the chancellor and how well Palpatine can read Anakin's emotions. His uncomfortableness was a dead giveaway.


Question: Why do some think that Darth Plagueis or Darth Sidious created Anakin? I don't see why Plagueis would bother training Sidious, or why Sidious would train Maul, if either of them could use the midi-chlorians make a very strong apprentice. Also, Shmi is a poor slave living in a small town in Tattooine, so why would either Plagueis or Sidious have any reason to be interested in her?

Chosen answer: Because while they could use the midi-chlorians to create a powerful apprentice, they can't use them to grow that apprentice to adulthood in the blink of an eye. Sidious needs an apprentice to do his bidding and advance his agenda in the meantime; he's not going to sit there twiddling his thumbs while he waits for Anakin to grow up. As far as choosing Shmi Skywalker, they need to choose a host mother who's not going to come to the attention of the Jedi. If the Jedi pick up on Anakin shortly after his birth, then they will simply take him away and raise him from scratch, which would ruin him for Sidious' purposes. They need Anakin to grow up a bit, develop attachments that can be manipulated to turn him to the Dark Side, so picking a humble slave on an out-of-the-way world is a perfect choice.


Question: Who does the voice of the droid towards the end, the one that tells Bail, Obi Wan and Yoda that Padme has lost the will to live? It sound like Jimmy Smits to me but I can't be sure.

Chosen answer: That role was played by David Acord, assistant sound editor on the film.


Question: This continuity error is mentioned on the Star Wars Wikipedia, but I was wondering if anyone might have an answer. Anakin is 22 or 23 years old in this movie, and Obi-Wan says that no one has ever been on the Jedi Council at that age. However, Depa Billaba is seen on the council in Episode I. If Depa's master, Mace Windu, is 40 then and considers Depa to be like a daughter to him (according to and the novel "Shatterpoint"), he is probably at least 17 or 18 years older than her. That would mean that she is in her early 20's in Episode I. Wouldn't Obi-Wan know that someone else before Anakin had already been on the Council at that age?

Chosen answer: It's simply an error. While efforts are made to keep the expanded universe materials such as the books and comics consistent with the films, there is inevitably the possibility of inconsistencies creeping in. By Lucasfilm rules, the only inviolate canon are the movies themselves - information gleaned from other sources that contradicts the movies is automatically considered to be incorrect, even if it appeared prior to the film in question. The movies say that Anakin is the youngest ever to sit on the Council, so that's what's considered to be the canon. Billaba may appear on the council in Episode 1, but whatever information suggests that she is, in fact, younger than Anakin is to be considered incorrect.


Question: Is it known whether Darth Plagueous' power to "create life" worked on people that were already dead (other than himself)? I'm asking because Vader believes that he and Palpatine can figure out how to use the power, so it seems like he wouldn't be worried when he hears that Padme is dead.

Chosen answer: The strong implication is that it doesn't. He's described as being able to "prevent those he loved from dying", which is a little different from actually bringing them back from the dead. There are also references to manipulating the midi-chlorians in order to create life, which appears to refer to the ability to create a new organism (as may possibly have been done with Anakin himself), rather than any form of resurrection.


Question: Is it known whether Mace Windu's body disappeared, as Yoda's and Obi-wan's did when they died?

Chosen answer: There's no definitive answer to this one, however, the key to the bodily disappearance appears to be the training that Yoda refers to at the end of the film, when he makes reference to Qui-Gon having found his way back via the Force. There's no indication that anyone other than Yoda and Obi-Wan have ever studied this, so, in all likelihood, no, Windu's body didn't disappear.


Question: Why didn't Darth Sidious have Tyranus destroy the Jedi?

Chosen answer: It's a question of appearance. Sidious needs to discredit the Jedi, make it appear as if they've turned against the Republic so that he can use their clone troops to eliminate them without major public outcry. He can't let the Seperatists take them out; it would have the potential effect of making them martyrs, plus it would effectively mean letting the Seperatists win the war, which would jeopardise his political position. Tyranus's public persona is the leader of the Seperatist movement, so he could hardly be used to lead the clone troops; the public would never accept a supposed change of heart of that nature. Nor could Tyranus simply eliminate the Jedi himself - he's powerful, but not powerful enough to single-handedly take them all out. Sidious ultimately needs an apprentice who can be seen to be loyal and who can lead the clone troops to eliminate the Jedi without awkward questions about said loyalty. Either way, Tyranus is out of the question; with Sidious' plan coming to fruition, Tyranus is no longer useful to him, except in that his death can be used to bring his successor closer to the Dark Side. Anakin, who fits the required role perfectly, is the one that Sidious has really been waiting for to help him finish the job.


Question: I read that Bail Organa was going to have a female aide/assistant in this movie, but George Lucas wanted her removed because the actress who played her posed for Playboy magazine. Was her name still in the credits, or are there any scenes where they forgot to or couldn't remove her image?

Chosen answer: The character that you're thinking of wasn't an assistant to Bail Organa, but was a Senator named Bana Breemu, who was working covertly with Organa, Padme and several other Senators to persuade Palpatine to attempt a diplomatic solution to the war. While Bai Ling, the actress who played Breemu, did pose naked for Playboy, Lucas has always denied that this was the reason for the cuts, stating that the subplot involving the group of concerned Senators was cut from the film several months prior to her Playboy appearance. The deleted scenes in question were included on the DVD release - if Lucas was really that concerned about her Playboy appearance, he could easily have left them out.


Question: Both David Bowers and Jerome Blake play Mas Amedda in this movie. Are there any noticeable differences in appearance between each actor playing him?

Chosen answer: No. The make-up required for the character is extremely comprehensive, covering the entire face in prosthetics. As such, any differences would be hidden by the make-up.


Question: What are Palpatine and Dooku's first names?

Chosen answer: Dantius Palpatine and Jard Dooku, although these are only given in non-official documentation.


Question: Before the movie came out, I read about a possible scene where Anakin calls Obi-Wan "Ben". Was this in a deleted scene, or did Anakin ever call him "Ben" in any of the SW books?

Chosen answer: Not that I've seen or read. There's no indication that Obi-Wan began to use the name until he went into exile (but was seen using it to discreetly contact the council while posing as a convict in an episode of The Clone Wars).


Question: I'm not sure if anyone has an answer for this, but is it likely that Darth Sidious was always planning to make Anakin his apprentice, even when Count Dooku served him?

Chosen answer: From his comment at the end of Episode One, where he mentions watching Anakin "with great interest" and his subsequent dealings with Anakin, it does seem likely that he has something like that in mind.


Question: In some of the fight scenes in the Star Wars movies, and other ones, one of the people fighting will quickly twirl/spin around. Is there any reason for doing that move?

Chosen answer: If you are talking about the light sabre fights, that is a sword fighting move that some fighters will use. Occasionally, a sword fighter will find himself in a weak position that would give the opponent an easy strike to move in a more conventional way. The spin is a way to strike while putting distance between yourself and your opponent. I have some experience in Japanese katana fighting and the spin is not a move I like because it puts your back to the opponent - but it is useful in the right conditions. And it looks exciting - which is probably why they used it in Star Wars.

Zwn Annwn

Question: What exactly happens to the bodies of the Separatist leaders during the Obi-Wan/Anakin fight on Mustafar. When they first enter the control room fighting, the floor remains littered with the corpses from earlier (Nute Gunray most prominently visible). Yet as the fight progresses the Separatists' bodies either shift position or partially/completely disappear in the scene. Is there a logical explanation for this or is this simply a digital error and thus a visual mistake?

Chosen answer: I'd say its most likely just a lazy mistake. Unless all the vibrations on the planet surface moved them around, or one of the Jedi moved them using the force during their fight (unlikely).

Question: Knowing that every other major character from the original trilogy (IV, V, and VI) who was old enough (even Jabba) had a cameo of some sort in the new trilogy, is there anywhere in the movie that Han Solo appears? I know he's several years older than Luke (he always calls Luke 'kid'), and Luke was just being born in the end of episode III, so Han was definitely alive then.

Chosen answer: No, he's not in there. He'd only be about 10 years old at the time and living as a thief and pickpocket on an old trading vessel plying the spacelanes near Corellia - as the storyline never goes anywhere near there, there's no way that they could have got him into the story, even if they'd wanted to.


Question: Is it me, or is there a different cut between the theatrical and DVD versions regarding the birth scene? I remember more shots of the baby children. Specifically, one of Leia, who has her eyes wide open. This shot is mentioned in the Making-Of book. The shot is important series-wise, because this is how Leia is able to remember her mother (as mentioned in RotJ). However, it is absent from the DVD.

Chosen answer: There is no difference in the two scenes.

Ryan Grubb

Question: What species of aliens are performing in the scene where Anakin and Palpatine are in the theater? All I see are large bubbles.

Chosen answer: They're Mon Calamari, the same species as Admiral "It's a trap" Ackbar in Return of the Jedi.


Question: In Episode II, the symbols on the Republican ships had eight spikes on them. In this episode, there are only six. Why did the symbol change? It cannot be due to the forming of the Empire because we can see the changed symbols early in the movie, before the Empire is formed.

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: The symbol seen in Episode II is the general all-purpose symbol of the Republic. The symbol seen in Episode III (which also happens to be the symbol of the Empire) is the designation for wartime. War was only declared at the end of Episode II, the old symbols had simply not been repainted.

Question: An Easter egg is mentioned that you highlight THX and enter 11,3,8 to get a clip. But when I enter this, nothing happens. In fact, I can only enter up to 3 digits at a time, not 4. How do you exactly unlock this clip?

Carl Missouri

Chosen answer: On the main title menu, go down to "Options," and select it. Once in the Options menu, there should be a THX logo somewhere. Highlight the logo, but don't select it. Then type in 1-1-3-8 (or if your remote requires it, 10+1, 3, 8).

Cubs Fan

Question: What happened to General Grievous? Was he badly injured and put inside a droid-ish body?

Chosen answer: That's pretty much it, yes. Grievous originally refused to take up the leadership of the Seperatist armies, so Dooku secretly planted a bomb on a shuttle carrying Grievous leaving behind enough evidence to implicate the Republic in the assassination attempt. The critically injured Grievous was then reconstructed into his cyborg form by the Geonosians. Filled with rage directed towards the Republic that he thought had maimed him, Grievous finally agreed to lead the Seperatist forces in battle.


Question: One of the deleted scenes shows a number of politicians discussing with Padme how they wish to form a rebellion. One of the characters is played by Ahmed Best. In Episode II, Ahmed Best has a cameo at the night club on Coruscant. Had the scene of the discussion of the formation of the Rebel Alliance not been deleted, would Ahmed Best's character have been the same between the two movies?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: It's unlikely. Best's appearance in Episode II was fleeting, to say the least. Had he been intended to be a character with greater significance in Episode III, then he's undoubtedly have been given more than just a brief shot in the middle of a crowd. The character being referred to in the question is in fact Giddean Danu, Senator for Kuat and he was played by Christopher Kirby not Ahmed Best.


Question: On disc 2 of the DVD version of Star Wars Revenge Of The Sith, i noticed as i watched the trailers that, in some of them, when Darth Vader's platform that he is lying on is being lifted up, that in some trailers his hands are bolted down pointing upwards, but in the film they are pointing downwards, would this be a deliberate mistake or just something they hoped people won't notice?

Chosen answer: It's something that was changed from the time the trailer was made until the time the film was released. Since the shot with his arms up was not in the actual movie, it is not a mistake.

K.C. Sierra

Question: This is a general Star Wars question: Do Luke and/or Leia ever come into contact with their family on Naboo - Padme's family? This may have happened in the novels.

Chosen answer: So far, they haven't. In fact, until recently, they didn't even know their mother's name. However, it is not impossible that this may happen in the future. In the novel "Dark Nest 1: The Joiner King" (published in July 2005), which takes place 35 years after Episode IV, they finally discover their mother's first name, which could perhaps lead to further investigation. We'll just have to wait and see.

Question: I am just curious as to how they make the lightsaber clashing sound. It's the sound made when General Grevious turns on his lightsabers, in Ep. II right before Obi Wan is cut by Dooku's lightsaber, and in Ep. IV whenever Darth Vader and Obi Wan clash their lightsabers and hold it together. It's a shhhhh, clickity, clickity, clack, clack. I just was wondering.

Chosen answer: It is metal on dry ice and the ignition of carbon arc lamps used in old movie projectors (sounds strange but true!).

Question: Why does the Emperor bother to rescue Anakin? After all, he has been defeated, lost most of his limbs and is near death. The Emperor has reached his goal and if he can take Yoda on like that, surely any remaining Jedi shouldn't be a problem for them?

Chosen answer: The Emperor has not quite reached his goal of ruling the galaxy. In addition, a Sith Lord needs an apprentice. Since Anakin is EXTREMELY powerful with the Force, a broken Anakin (that the Emperor knows can be repaired back to a useful state) is better than trying to find another apprentice powerful enough to help him begin his conquest of the galaxy.

Damian Torres

Question: The end of the movie, where Luke is brought to Tatooine, is often jokingly referred to as "The Harry Potter scene." However, every time I hear the tunes played at the exact moment Obi-Wan hands the baby to Beru, I can't help thinking about the Harry Potter theme. Was this done on purpose by John Williams, who also composed the music of the Harry Potter movies?

Chosen answer: According to IMDb: "Composer John Williams included a small 11-tone musical cue in the scene reminiscent of his score for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). It can be heard when Obi-Wan arrives at Owen and Beru's house."

Question: If Padme is pregnant when she first greets Anakin, why wouldn't he be able to feel it? The scene that takes place later shows Padme with a big belly, wouldn't he have noticed?

a river runs through it

Chosen answer: The film takes place over a considerable period of time, as Palpatine works on turning Anakin, Anakin grows increasingly dissatisfied with the Jedi Council, the search for Grevious goes on and so forth. There's enough time for Padme to have only had a relatively small pregnancy bump in the early scenes.


Question: Why are the tips of the lightsabers in this movie pointed? In the original trilogy and the other prequels, they've always had rounded tips.

Chosen answer: They've always been pointed, it just depends on what angle you view the blade from.

Question: Obi-Wan says to Anakin- "Only a Sith deals in absolutes." Isn't this line an "absolute" as well?

Chosen answer: Not really - it's just a factual statement. The term 'absolute' tends to mean things like good and evil, life and death, that sort of thing, rather than simple facts like what Obi-wan says.


Question: Who is exactly in charge? In ANH it seemed that GM Tarkin was Darth Vader's superior, but in Episode III, Darth Vader seemed to be above Tarkin. Who has been mentioned to be a General at this time?

Chosen answer: Vader's military rank is unclear - it may be that he has no official rank and is therefore not technically part of the command structure. However, as the personal representative of the Emperor, he holds an enormous amount of personal power within the Empire and, as we see, can have military units assigned to do his bidding. Most officers will respect that power (plus his tendency to kill those who displease him) and will show him the proper subservience - just as we see the younger Tarkin show deference to the Emperor and Vader in Episode 3. By the time of Episode 4, however, Tarkin has advanced to become one of the most highly-ranked officers in the Empire, has acquired considerable personal power of his own and is held in high esteem by the Emperor himself. All of which serves to put him on the same sort of level as Vader himself, allowing him to skip the fawning and grovelling. In Episode 4, Vader is on the Death Star, Tarkin's command, so the Grand Moff has the ultimate say in what goes on there, although, as we see, he does follow Vader's suggestions, even when he has his own misgivings.


Question: How long did Darth Sidious keep Darth Maul, Tyrannus, and Vader on as apprentices?

Cubs Fan

Chosen answer: We have no particularly accurate way of telling how long Maul was his apprentice, although it's stated that Maul was trained as a Sith from a very young age, so it was probably some considerable time. As far as we know, Tyranus became the apprentice after Maul's death, so he held the position for roughly thirteen years. Vader then took over, holding the position until the events of Return of the Jedi, a period of about twenty-two years.


Question: Considering that only Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Bail Organa knew the truth about Luke and Leia's existence, do we know if Bail told his wife about the truth of Leia's background? Also, in episode IV, when Owen says, "That's what I'm afraid of," in response to Beru's comment that Luke has too much of his father in him, it seems to imply that he knows that Anakin is Vader, and that Vader is Luke's father. So how much of Luke's background did Obi-Wan reveal to Owen and Beru?

Chosen answer: I think it's fairly unlikely that Obi-Wan told Owen and Beru everything - had he told them the truth, they might well have refused to take Luke. Owen is obviously aware that Anakin was a Jedi Knight, from their encounter in Episode 2, and he's also aware that the Jedi have been hunted down and exterminated. With this in mind, a more likely interpretation of his statement is that he worries that Luke will learn about his true heritage somehow and start learning about the Force. This could easily have the effect of bringing him to the attention of the Empire, which would probably end with his death. Owen's simply concerned that he'll get himself killed on some adventure or other, which is probably what he thinks happened to Anakin.


Question: We've only seen Sith like Dooku and Palpatine generate force lightning. We've also seen Jedi like Yoda, Mace Windu, and Obi-Wan repel it, but not generate force lightning, so is force lightning a weapon used only by the Sith?

Chosen answer: Yes force lightning is a dark side power. Dark side powers are aggressive in nature (like the choke hold or force lightning) while light side powers are defensive.


Question: Did Anakin know that Padme was going to have twins?

Chosen answer: No. Anakin was aware of only one child. The first time he learns about Leia's relationship to Luke (and thus to himself) is during his lightsaber battle with Luke in "Return of the Jedi."

Cubs Fan

Question: Why did Senator Organa want to wipe away C-3PO's memory? Was it to further ensure that Luke and Leia's existence would be kept a secret?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: I would say it was mostly done to fill a plot hole with the original Star Wars. If his memory wasn't erased then C3PO would have recognized Owen Lars and Aunt Beru in the original Star Wars. Plot-wise, I'm sure the justification is safety.

William Bergquist

Question: If I wanted to read about the events that took place between III and IV, what would be the most accurate and authorized book or series of books to read?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: There aren't any at the moment, as the books have been under orders to stay away from that time period. There will, however, be books coming out in the near future that deal with that timeframe.


Question: Does anyone know what all the buttons on Darth Vader's suit are for and what they do?

Chosen answer: The buttons are a console for all of the life support systems inside Vader's suit - breathing, air regulation, vocabulator, and temperature control. They are specially protected, however, such that hitting the console in a lightsaber fight won't deactivate any systems.

Question: Why is "1138" supposedly hidden as a uniform number?

Chosen answer: The number 1138 appears in five of the six Star Wars films - it's only missing from Return of the Jedi. It's a reference to an early film directed by Lucas, entitled THX-1138.


Question: Why does Yoda choose Dagobah as his place of exile? What is its significance to him?


Chosen answer: It's suggested in the books that Yoda settled on Dagobah because of the Dark Side cave near his home. The presence of a nearby source of Dark Side energy effectively camouflaged his own presence, preventing the Emperor and Vader from locating him.


Question: If Padme and Anakin's marriage is supposed to be a secret, why is she shown to be pregnant during her funeral courtege? Wouldn't questions be asked about the identity of the father? Surely it would be easier to cover up the existence of Luke and Leia if Padme's pregnancy is not made public, even after her death?

Chosen answer: Yes, from some points of view, it probably would have been. On the other hand, there's a lot of sense in making it appear that the children were never born, that they died with their mother. After all, the existence of at least one child is already known to Anakin. If Padme had not appeared to be pregnant at her funeral, it would at least suggest to him that his child might have survived - if he thought that was a possibility, he'd have come looking for his offspring, which could have wrecked everything. Better to put up with a few awkward questions being asked than risk having a Sith Lord chasing after the galaxy's last hope.


Question: In the credits it lists "Michael Smith as Javva The Hut." The only problem is, I don't remember this character from the film. Who/What is he/she?

Chosen answer: There is a small coffee hut on the ILM campus called "Javva The Hutt", run by Michael Smith. ILM staff are so grateful for its services, they have credited Smith in the recent Star Wars movies.


Question: Something I wasn't quite sure of was about Padme's death. Now I know throughout the film Anakin senses that she will die and must rescue her, but was her death a certainty or more a result of Anakin's turn to the dark side? I ask because I know the Jedi can sense the future, and was wondering if it was meant to be a vision of what was going to happen with his descent to the dark side.


Chosen answer: The future is not always set in place, according to Yoda, especially when clouded by the Dark Side. As Anakin's fears for Padme increase the more dependent he becomes on the Dark Side to try and stop the events of Padme's death in his dreams. What he didn't see was that he was indirectly responsible for causing her own death by turning to the Dark Side. Although Padme could have survived injuries caused by Anakin's force grip, her will to die rather than live without him is what caused her death.

Mark English

Question: One thing I'm unsure of in the transition between episodes III and IV involves R2D2 and Obi-Wan. In Episode IV. Obi-Wan says "Strange, I don't remember owning any droids" when he meets C3PO and R2D2. Now technically yes, he never OWNED the droids, and he has been in hiding for 19 years, but after all, he and R2 went through in the past, you'd think he'd be more pleased to see him. He barely even recognises him. Any theories anyone?

Chosen answer: Actually it was Anakin whom R2 accompanied during the events of the new trilogy. Obi-wan spent most of his time with R4-P17, and that was (as you've said) because he was essentially part of his cruiser, not because he owned him. So upon seeing R2 that many years later, it's understandable that he would not strike him as a droid he ever "owned."

Matty Blast

Question: Is there a reason why Lucas chose the number 66 to be the "code" for the clones to kill the Jedi? According to an article on, it is something Biblical; however, as the article was nonspecific, I am still not sure if it is an actual textual reference, or if it's just referring to the fact that the Bible contains 66 books.

Chosen answer: Here is a site that contains several of the 66 references in and about the Bible: There's no confirmed reason for George Lucas' decision.

Bruce Minnick

Question: During the film, Padme mentions that "the Queen" of Naboo must be asked to approve something, implying that she is no longer Queen herself. So given that her mother was no longer a Queen, and her original past had to be hidden anyway - why was Leia a Princess?


Chosen answer: This was because when Senator Bail Organa (Leia's adopted father) returns to Alderaan following the Clone Wars, he becomes the Viceroy and First Chairman of Alderaan, and his family thereby become the Royal Family of Alderaan. Incidentally, Padme finished her term(s) as Queen of Naboo sometime prior to Episode II and later becomes a senator of Naboo, which is the position she holds throughout Episode III as well. Since Leia was adopted by the Organas, however, this change in Padme's status (from Queen to non-Queen) became irrelevant as Leia took on the social titles of the Organas and was really no longer connected to her mother.

Ryan Grubb

Question: How do Han Solo and Chewbacca end up together?

Chosen answer: After the end of the Clone Wars and the creation of the Empire, the Wookies were enslaved, ostensibly as punishment for helping Jedi fugitives. Chewbacca worked as a slave for some years, before being rescued by Han Solo, at the time a cadet at the Imperial Academy and acting entirely against his orders. Solo was kicked out of the Academy and vanished into the life of a smuggler, accompanied by Chewbacca, who had sworn a life-debt to his rescuer.


Question: How long is there between Episodes II and III? There were ten years between I and II, and around 20 between III and IV, but the entire Clone Wars saga happens between II and III, so how long was between them?

Chosen answer: Approximately three years.


Question: When does Mon Mothma appears?

Dr Wilson

Chosen answer: She appears in most of the groupings of the Senators, discussing the changes in the Republic, but she is seen first in the group following Palpatine into the auditorium.


Question: If Luke Skywalker's identity is to be kept secret, why is he left on Anakin Skywalker's home planet with people Anakin knew and is distantly related to, and with Anakin's surname, which is not the same as Owen and Beru, the couple who take Luke in? Wouldn't it be possible, however remote, that Vader (Anakin) might figure out his son is alive? Is this ever explained?

Chosen answer: The simple answer is that there's no way that Anakin would ever figure it out, not that he would ever have it drawn to his attention in the first place. Firstly, he believes that he killed Padme on Mustafar, making the survival of their children impossible, as she was nowhere near any form of medical facility that might have saved the babies. Secondly, he's hardly going to be dropping in for family visits - he pretty much cut off all ties with his past when he became a Sith Lord. Anakin's not going to be paying attention to the doings of his stepbrother (who, to the best of our knowledge, he only met once, at a painful time that Anakin's not going to be particularly interested in revisiting) who runs a small farm on a backwater planet. Imperial Intelligence aren't going to pay any attention either - there's no indication that Owen and Beru lead anything other than quiet lives, and the appearance of an adopted child isn't going to raise any eyebrows. Even the surname's not going to attract attention - Vader's previous identity of Anakin Skywalker from Tatooine is not going to be common knowledge, so nobody's going to make the connection. Besides, Vader and his master have other priorities; they have an Empire to run and a resistance movement to deal with - it's highly unlikely that Anakin ever gave his stepbrother another thought.


Question: In this film, two Jedi show they have the power to block Force Lightning: Mace Windu does it using his lightsaber, and Yoda does it unarmed. Given this, is there any reason why Yoda would not have taught this to Luke in Episode 6, especially since - having fought him - he would know that Palpatine had that power? Even if Luke wasn't as powerful as Yoda, he still could have done the Mace Windu version since he had his lightsaber with him.


Chosen answer: Yoda's got his work cut out condensing what would ordinarily be a lifetime of Jedi training into, at most, a few months, so it's hardly unsurprising that he wasn't able to cover everything. That being said, it's quite possible that Yoda did explain the lightsabre technique for blocking the Force lightning, but Luke doesn't have his lightsabre available to use - he throws it away when he tells the Emperor that he's a Jedi like his father was (after he cuts off Vader's hand). When he's subsequently being hit by the lightning, he's in too much pain to focus enough to pull his sabre back.


Question: Is Padme's line "This is how democracy dies" or "This is how liberty dies"? I've seen both in news reports and on Google. I saw the movie on the 27th of May and it was definitely liberty, but my friends say that on opening night, it was democracy. The scripts I've found online say liberty, but some news articles say democracy.

Chosen answer: It's definitely "liberty". From memory, the only time the word democracy is used is when Obi-Wan's talking to Anakin before they fight - his line's something like "you're meant to be loyal to the republic! To democracy!"

Jon Sandys

Question: In Return Of The Jedi when Ben is discussing with Luke about Leia being his sister, Ben says, "When your father left, he didn't know your mother was pregnant. Your mother and I knew he would find out eventually, but we wanted to keep you both as safe as possible, for as long as possible." This doesn't match up with what happens in Episode III because Vader knew that Padme was pregnant, just not with twins, and Ben and Padme had no time to discuss how to keep them safe. I ask this as a question rather than a mistake in case I am missing something.

Chosen answer: Obi-wan never says anything of the sort (although that line's in the novelisation, but only the movies are regarded as canon). What he says is "To protect you both from the Emperor, you were hidden from your father when you were born. The Emperor knew, as I did, if Anakin were to have any offspring, they would be a threat to him. That is the reason why your sister remains safely anonymous." He never mentions what Anakin may or may not have known at all.


Question: In the scene where Padme is giving birth, what is it that she says to Obi-Wan before she dies?

Chosen answer: She says, "There is still good in him, Obi-Wan. There is still good."


Question: Do any important events happen between the end of Episode III and the beginning of Episode IV?

Sir William

Chosen answer: It depends on whether you choose to view the Expanded Universe (non-movie) stuff as part of the proper Star Wars "universe", but some important events include the start of the Rebellion, Han Solo rescuing Chewbacca from Imperial capture, Lando Calrissian losing the Millennium Falcon to Han, and of course, the capture of the Death Star plans by the Alliance. As of 2016 the events of Rogue One are documented on film, together with other new canonical novels, comics, TV series, etc., and the Expanded Universe has been disregarded.


Question: Is "Captain Antilles" (the officer whom Senator Organa orders to wipe C3PO's memory) the character "Wedge Antilles" in the original trilogy, or is he Wedge's father?

Chosen answer: He's definitely not Wedge and most likely not his father. According to George Lucas "Antilles" is like the "Smith" of the Star Wars universe, it's very common. The interesting this is that in A New Hope C-3P0 says that his last master was Captain Antilles. This is most likely the man that we saw. He is also captain of the same model ship as the one that C-3P0 and R2-D2 escape from in A New Hope. It's probably the same ship, the Tantive IV.

Charles Fraser

Question: Spoiler: If I remember correctly, in "Return of the Jedi" when Luke asks Leia if she remembers her mother, she says she does and that she was very beautiful but very sad. The assumption is that she is speaking of her birth mother and Luke's mother as well. How is that possible if Padme dies in childbirth? Was she talking about Bail Organa's wife?

Chosen answer: The question is not answered in the movies. Leia is either mistaken (possibly remembering her adoptive mother) or, Jedi heritage that she has, she is remembering things from visions of the past: things she did not participate in.

K.C. Sierra

Question: Obviously there's some background on the Sith Lords that isn't explained in the movie. There is the implication that they ruled before the Republic was established. Is there more to this backstory?


Chosen answer: The best place for this is the official Star Wars Databank: There's also a lot of information in Wikipedia:

Jon Sandys

Question: In the Attack of the Clones DVD commentary, Lucas promised that in this third movie we would finally find out who Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas is, and how he managed to place the order for the clone army without the Council's authorization. I didn't notice any explanation at all - was there one given?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: There was no explanation in the film. An explanation appears in the (authorised) book called, I think, Labyrinth of Evil, which was released shortly before the film and deals with events leading up to the events of the film. To sum it up, Sifo-Dyas was a respected Jedi who had become disaffected with the policies of the Jedi Council. Encouraged by his colleague, Count Dooku (by then secretly studying the Sith arts), he placed the order for the clone army before being killed by Dooku to prevent anyone from finding out about it.


Question: Was the number 1138 hidden somewhere in the movie? If so, does anyone know where?

Matty Blast

Chosen answer: One of the commanders of the clone army has 1138 as his uniform number.




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