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Ep. 2 mass murder and other gripes

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Darth Lexor Kai, Aug 24, 2015.

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    I don't think this situation was about Padme being blinded by love. According to the movie's novelization, she thought the Tuskens got what they deserved for torturing Shmi to death. This inner response probably revealed an ugly side of her nature. Everyone has an ugly side. Padme is not a saint. I don't know why so many people thought she was.
     
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    Remember that we're talking about Padme here. When she met Jar Jar Binks she asked "You're a Gungan, aren't you?"

    Apparently she didn't get out much.

    So when Anakin told her "They're animals, and I slaughtered them like animals" she might not have realized these animals wore clothing, used tools, domesticated Banthas, and even had gunpowder. She might have assumed he killed a pack of wolves or something similar. Something more forgivable.
     
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    Her reaction to Jar Jar wasn't about her not getting out much. It was about the previous lack of interaction between the Nabooans and the Gungans.


    I doubt that Padme cared about the Tuskens' species. As far as she knew, they had kidnapped Shmi and tortured her to death for at least a month. I wouldn't be surprised if Padme found that horrific, considering that she knew Shmi. She's not a saint. I never understood why people seemed to regard her as one. She has proven that she's capable of making rash judgments or being aggressive.
     
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    I haven't read the novelization of AOTC but definitely plan to sometime.
    If she really thought that then I would think it'd be because she was blinded by her love for Anakin, to think clearly.
    And I wouldn't classify Padme as a saint, but the fact that she always tries to do the right thing proves she's a good person. And when you contrast her with her husband Anakin, she seems more innocent than ever.
     
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    I think Yoda just felt a disturbance, but he could not see what was actually going on. He was not omnipotent. He could have suspected something was up with Anakin, but I do not think he knew for certain.

    Anyways, those sand people needed to die. Would have done the exact same thing as Anakin did. The Jedi council should have given him a medal. Wasn't genocide, just a village, seems enough survived to turn up in New Hope, where they continued to be murderous barbarians.
     
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