Vader's Redemption in ROTS (had he became emperor)
If Anakin won the duel with Obi Wan, and then he killed the Emperor (without the suit he was much more powerful and also he could avoid force lightning), and Anakin became the Emperor himself, how could he have fullfilled the prophecy of the Chosen One and be redeemed, and bring balance to the Force?
Anakin's destiny was to bring balance to the Force. This situation makes it a LOT harder.
The Emperor trying to kill Luke because of Luke's refusal to turn to the darkside, was a catalyst for Anakin to be redeemed and be the Chosen One. The emperor had vader's family in danger, which allowed for the prophecy to be fullfilled and for anakin to turn good again.
Anakin killing the Emperor a little while after ROTS doesn't solve the problem, because you already have a Sith Lord-Anakin, around.
With Obi wan dead, and presumably Padme still dying, as well as a dead Emperor, only Yoda was left to confront Vader and try to save the twins from being raised as Siths. Remember, in the original trilogy, Obi Wan and Yoda expected Luke to be the Chosen One, as anakin was evil by that point.
Even if Yoda could rescue either Luke, Leia, or even both of them, how could they have redeemed their father, or possibly their evil sibling if Anakin took the other twin?
Maybe if Yoda took one twin and Vader took the other one, Emperor Vader would force lightning the good sibling and the evil sibling turns against their father to save their sibling, mirroring ROTJ. But if that was true, Anakin wouldn't be the Chosen One, because either Luke or Leia kills Anakin to save their Jedi sibling from him.
This situation becomes even more trickier if Anakin raised both Luke and Leia as Sith, redeeming him and making the prophecy happen.
Assuming Anakin was predestined to be the Chosen One, how would he have brought balance if he became the Emperor following ROTS?
Regardless of the method that he's redeemed (when other users get online and post here, they can add more to our discussion), i think that even if anakin became emperor, he was predestined for redemption, or at least fullfilling the prophecy, at some point in time.
Agree that Anakin was predestined to be the Chosen One?
Luke could have killed the Emperor, as another thread states.
But it's possible that somebody else could have been the Chosen One-most likely Luke Skywalker or Leia.
But even then, I think it's still possible that Anakin was predestined to be the Chosen One. Vader talks to Luke about destiny on cloud city, and sidious talks about destiny to luke on the DS2. In the Prequels, destiny was brought up with qui gon and shmi skywalker.
"nothing is an accident", and "he can help you, he was meant to help you".
__________________ "Your Lord knows very well what is in your heart. Your soul suffices this day as a reckoner against you. I need no witnesses. You do not listen to your soul, but listen instead to your anger and your rage."
I agree. Anakin wasn't predestined to bring balance; he had the choice to destroy the Sith or not. It would totally ruin the story if predestination was true.
" In working with the Force, you can find your destiny and you can choose to either follow it, or not." -George Lucas
However, here's what I hate about the prophecy. It's the idea that only Anakin could defeat the Sith. I love the idea that Luke or Leia could have fulfilled the Chosen One role by killing Vader and Palpatine. I like the idea that the Force created Anakin as a person with a very high Force potential to defeat the Sith, not that he was the "only one" who could do it.
Luke and Leia could have potentially been as powerful as Anakin, who is the Chosen One.
Last edited by PhoenixSam5 on Apr 2nd, 2013 at 01:50 AM