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PADMÉ TRIED TO KILL ANAKIN?! (ROTS Original concept)

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by SKB, Aug 29, 2017.

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Do you like this original concept idea of Padmé trying to kill Anakin?

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  2. No

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  3. Undecided.

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  1. SKB

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    (Video by "The First Order" - Youtube)

    The original ending for Revenge Of The Sith was recently revealed by Star Wars concept artist Iain McCaig. In the video above, McCaig describes how Padmé started the Rebellion and then went to Mustafar carrying a hidden knife where she planned to KILL her evil husband, Anakin!

    Would this have been a better ending for the film? Vote in the poll!
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    I'm glad it didn't happen. Turning Padme into a killer would have left the OT dead in the water.
     
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    Padmé has killed Geonosians before. And battledroids.
     
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    No, that would have been out of character, it was an insane idea.
     
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    It could have worked if she pulls out the laser dagger thing as a last resort/threat and won't follow through and then we get led into that "you turned her against me!" scene
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    Off course but they weren't important at the time. Anakin was.
     
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    I don't get why... Padme is totally missing in the OT, even her name is never pronunced. Luke never wonders about his mother, not a single time, while he asks Ben or Yoda about his father all 3 OT movies long.
    Perhaps I don't get the "dead in the water" - but if the meaning is "Turning Padme into a killer would have killed/destroyed/sacked/undermined the OT", then I don't get why ;)

    Of course! And that's precisely what would have been interesting! Padme is a sweet and loving person all 3 PT movies long, and in the last scene of the last movie, she turns absolutely evil : moment of madness, moment of anger, depression, or perhaps spices or drugs, there are a lot of facts that can suddenly turn a "normal" person into a "killer". In some manners, it could have worked, and Padme's madness could have kind-of-mirrored Anakin's fall.

    I agree the murder could not have gone to the end. Either Padme is not capable to complete his gesture (a kind of there-is-still-good-in-her thing), or better, Anakin takes the dagger out of her hands with a Force move. We find ourselves facing two completely crazy persons, usually lovables, and formerly in love one for the other (and a really strong crazy love), but right now, out of control. Then Obiwan shows. Could have been an epic moment.
     
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    I dont think padme would use it, she would pull it out as a threat but then throw into into the lava or something telling anaking to run away to Naboo with her or whatever and that there is still good in him and then she repeats it to obi-wan while she is dying
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    Thank God George Lucas did not use this idea. If this is someone's idea of Padme being a "bad ass", I can do without it.
     
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    Haha..."perhaps spices and drugs". That sounds very funny, I can't imagine Padme ever getting an addiction.
    But in all seriousness, while it's true that anyone can turn into a killer, it certainly doesn't happen overnight. Padme never displays potential for true, vengeful violence. She's the exact opposite, she always advocates against it, and nothing seems to shake her core beliefs. Yes, it could have worked, but for that, we should have seen signs of her "descent into madness". Meanwhile, she has very passive reactions to everything that's happening and doesn't seem to harbor and anger.
     
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    I think Lucas wanted to make an even darker movie but the PG Rating forced him to cut something or change certain things from the movie.
    Like the jedi temple massacre or more screnntime for burned vader on the operating table.

    Same applies to Episode II when Ani slaughters the tusken raiders. I hate how the movie cuts away from it.
    Feels like a big tease with no happy end. -_-

    K I am exaggerating a little bit, but I really wanted to see an angry young Anakin slaughtering things, at least we got that in III when Ani killed Nute Gunray etc.:D
     
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    Yarrr, no, it's simply "not there", Padme and Anakin face the world together, for either to plot against each other is a stretch - even in desperation.
    This seems more like the type of stuff that productions go through before settling on a groove, or perhaps a "mislead" in case of leaks, hard to say.

    Whatever it is I'm sure it would not have worked :D
     
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    This idea sounds crazy to me; I'd have preferred Lucas let Padme survive instead of killing her off though. It was good for making Anakin's fall more dramatic, but it also created a plot hole with Leia supposedly remembering her. I hope that someday, Kathleen Kennedy can fix that; it wouldn't take much either. You could probably just change the medical droid's dialogue, to omit "she has lost the will to live." Another possibility would be to see if there's any alternate footage available, for Luke and Leia's conversation in "Return of the Jedi".
     
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    I'm not sure what the negative reactions are about. Padme has spent her entire life trying to prevent suffering. Stopping her husband from hurting billions is exactly what Padme would do. The Padme we ended up with in ROTS shares almost nothing with the Padme in TPM/AOTC.
     
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    For Padme to even attempt this would make her the biggest idiot in the galaxy. Especially if she had tried to kill a powerful Force user like Anakin. There was a reason why she had immediately did a "stage left" movement when she spotted Darth Maul inside the Theed palace in "The Phantom Menace" and left the Sith apprentice for Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi to deal with.


    And I am trying to figure why people would regard attempted murder as a sign of empowerment or something that is cool. Really? So, are these people saying that Luke's refusal to kill Anakin when the latter was down in "Return of the Jedi" was a sign of weakness? If so, I cannot help but wonder about them.
     
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    Well it would've been one heck of a twist for Luke and on how Leia remembered her mother.

    Luke"Do you remember your mother?"

    Leia"Yes. She murdered our father."

    Luke"Nooooo....that's impossible. I thought Vader was our father, but Vader is really our mother?!"

    Luke goes to an Island in exile.
     
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    Interesting!
     
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    Idiotic. Why on earth did Lucas come up with this concept in the first place?
     
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    You've answered the question.
     
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    NO WAY. Would not have fit her character whatsoever. Plus she's smarter than that anyway, she knows not to bring a knife to a lightsaber fight
     
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