1. Due to the increased amount of spam bots on the forum, we are strengthening our defenses. You may experience a CAPTCHA challenge from time to time.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Notification emails are working properly again. Please check your email spam folder and if you see any emails from the Cantina there, make sure to mark them as "Not Spam". This will help a lot to whitelist the emails and to stop them going to spam.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. IMPORTANT! To be able to create new threads and rate posts, you need to have at least 30 posts in The Cantina.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Before posting a new thread, check the list with similar threads that will appear when you start typing the thread's title.
    Dismiss Notice

SPECULATION Padmé Didn’t Die of a Broken Heart

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Darth Lexor Kai, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. Shawshank

    Shawshank Rebel General

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2014
    Posts:
    599
    Likes Received:
    653
    Trophy Points:
    4,137
    Credits:
    1,156
    Ratings:
    +1,289 / 48 / -65
    I honestly have no idea what you're trying to say.
     
    • Funny Funny x 2
  2. Ziyos

    Ziyos Rebel Trooper

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2015
    Posts:
    97
    Likes Received:
    172
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Credits:
    739
    Ratings:
    +249 / 6 / -7
    She lost consciousness.
    That can cause brain damage.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Grand Master Galen Marek

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2015
    Posts:
    21,471
    Likes Received:
    101,249
    Trophy Points:
    176,317
    Credits:
    46,764
    Ratings:
    +115,017 / 340 / -131
    No worries @Darth Jason 141 a nap is important.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
  4. Bluestreaking

    Bluestreaking Imperial Grand Admiral with Bluish skin

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Posts:
    2,097
    Likes Received:
    3,367
    Trophy Points:
    11,712
    Credits:
    6,912
    Ratings:
    +5,411 / 67 / -9
    I got another idea I came up with, canon or fanon whatever you decide.

    What if in his blind pain and anguish Anakin reached out blindly in the Force to survive, the ultimate Sith teaching, and in this blind semi-conscious state he found a lifeforce willing to give of itself to him. The thing that the doctor says on Polis Massa is "she is perfectly healthy" but for some reason is dying anyway, not that there was one of several medical reasons for her death.

    Ok you probably get where this is going, Anakin unwittingly drained the life from Padme in order to survive. As his primal instinct to survive and his Sith passion for life intermingled with his incredible power and attunement to the Force he destroyed the very thing he was trying to protect.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Wise Wise x 1
  5. Crusifix

    Crusifix Rebel Official

    Joined:
    May 5, 2015
    Posts:
    714
    Likes Received:
    1,023
    Trophy Points:
    7,592
    Credits:
    1,970
    Ratings:
    +2,020 / 45 / -22
    Anakin talks in his sleep. /thread
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  6. Grand Master Galen Marek

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2015
    Posts:
    21,471
    Likes Received:
    101,249
    Trophy Points:
    176,317
    Credits:
    46,764
    Ratings:
    +115,017 / 340 / -131
    [​IMG]
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  7. MomawNadan

    MomawNadan Rebelscum

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Posts:
    76
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    902
    Credits:
    894
    Ratings:
    +118 / 1 / -0
    This is thread of the year,

    i can honestly think of no better way to spend a Saturday night then with a Corona and this thread..

    classic:D:D
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Marc Camel

    Marc Camel Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Posts:
    413
    Likes Received:
    486
    Trophy Points:
    6,112
    Credits:
    1,757
    Ratings:
    +880 / 7 / -4
    I always took it as the Emperor just lying to Vader to twist his mind some more. He didn't know Padme was dead any more than Vader did, and just wanted to get a rise of the old Dark Lord...
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Admiral Petty

    Admiral Petty Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Posts:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    4,562
    Trophy Points:
    11,592
    Credits:
    6,344
    Ratings:
    +5,783 / 13 / -0
    The problem with what you're saying is that the movie itself goes out of its way to say that everything went fine medically, nothing about brain damage or injuries or any such thing, it even has a medical droid tell us this. As for Palpatine wanting her alive, that makes no sense, while he used her to manipulate Anakin masterfully, her living on would always be a reminder of his past life as Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Knight, thus being a great threat to his plans for Anakin(let alone his plans for the Empire). A living Padme would be a great catalyst to potentially bring Anakin back from the Dark side, and also provide a potential figurehead for opposition against Palpatine's new Galactic Empire. I'm not saying that we know for sure that Palpatine killed her himself, but I have no doubt that he would have done so at some point had she lived.
     
    #69 Admiral Petty, Aug 18, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2015
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Darth Zloi

    Darth Zloi Dark Moogle of the Sith

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Posts:
    520
    Likes Received:
    884
    Trophy Points:
    4,617
    Credits:
    3,263
    Ratings:
    +1,194 / 8 / -5
    I like the idea a lot. My Dad and I were having a conversation after Ep 2. I asked him how he thought Padme would die in 3. He replied, "I don't know, but you can bet Palpatine will be behind it." I always felt that Palpy was going to be behind it before seeing 3. Also, I thought he was going to pin it on the Jedi.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Obi juan kenobi

    Obi juan kenobi Rebel Trooper

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2015
    Posts:
    15
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    127
    Credits:
    491
    Ratings:
    +31 / 0 / -0
    It must have been caught on CCTV!

    This whole topic has made me start thinking about this. I always assumed that it was to do with the force choke, who knows what the side effects are of a choke.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. duckface

    duckface Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2015
    Posts:
    1,263
    Likes Received:
    1,994
    Trophy Points:
    6,217
    Credits:
    2,668
    Ratings:
    +3,319 / 106 / -31
    It will always anger me that the only stated reason for her death is that she "lost the will to live". A lot of the theories here are excellent, but on film, it will always be that lame reason, and one which totally goes against the character they'd built her up to be. True, she lives for others (her people), but even if you take it as fact that a person can simply 'lose the will to live', what kind of person wouldn't live for her children?

    I don't care about midichlorians and Gungans. What Lucas did to Padme in Revenge of the Sith is his greatest failure as a storyteller.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  13. Darth Zloi

    Darth Zloi Dark Moogle of the Sith

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2014
    Posts:
    520
    Likes Received:
    884
    Trophy Points:
    4,617
    Credits:
    3,263
    Ratings:
    +1,194 / 8 / -5
    I definitely agree on that front. If she just "gave up" knowing she had two children that were just brought into the world, that is truly a stain on her character. I love Lucas for the world he gave us, but he definitely could have written at least large parts of the PT better. Also, I say this as a person who loves the entire saga. I'm not a PT hater.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. duckface

    duckface Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2015
    Posts:
    1,263
    Likes Received:
    1,994
    Trophy Points:
    6,217
    Credits:
    2,668
    Ratings:
    +3,319 / 106 / -31
    Me neither. I grew up with the prequels, and despite their faults, I genuinely loved them when they came out. Padme was my favorite character, because she was driven; in fact, if you watch Episode I, she's really the only character with an actual drive and purpose at all! But the Padme in Episode III is an almost completely different character. I'm very thankful the Clone Wars show redeemed her, in that respect.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. MomawNadan

    MomawNadan Rebelscum

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Posts:
    76
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    902
    Credits:
    894
    Ratings:
    +118 / 1 / -0
    --- Double Post Merged, Aug 24, 2015, Original Post Date: Aug 24, 2015 ---
    Excellent Post.

    Finally some sense to this thread, it was a wild ride to get to this point.

    Fun i have to admit
     
  16. Messi

    Messi G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2015
    Posts:
    3,177
    Likes Received:
    8,337
    Trophy Points:
    87,567
    Credits:
    12,645
    Ratings:
    +10,678 / 197 / -29
    "The film deserves better treatment than that, and you deserve to watch this classic one more time."

    Classic? Wtf!!

    Funny Face Chewie MODE ON!
     
    • Trolling Trolling x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
  17. duckface

    duckface Rebel Official

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2015
    Posts:
    1,263
    Likes Received:
    1,994
    Trophy Points:
    6,217
    Credits:
    2,668
    Ratings:
    +3,319 / 106 / -31
    I remember being 100% certain that Palpatine would kill Padme with Force lightning behind Anakin's back, so that when re-watching Return of the Jedi, we'd realize that Vader was figuring out what had happened to his wife. I almost expected the next Special Edition to include a quick flash of Padme instead of Luke.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  18. MomawNadan

    MomawNadan Rebelscum

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Posts:
    76
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    902
    Credits:
    894
    Ratings:
    +118 / 1 / -0
    Messi I'm sorry but I'm not entirely convinced your not talking to me.

    If you could do me the courtesy of quoting any of my posts you have found unclear I will be more than happy to elucidate. :)
     
  19. Admiral Petty

    Admiral Petty Force Sensitive

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2015
    Posts:
    1,221
    Likes Received:
    4,562
    Trophy Points:
    11,592
    Credits:
    6,344
    Ratings:
    +5,783 / 13 / -0
    He is actually quoting the linked article from Retrozap in the first post of the thread.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Wise Wise x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  20. MomawNadan

    MomawNadan Rebelscum

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    Posts:
    76
    Likes Received:
    76
    Trophy Points:
    902
    Credits:
    894
    Ratings:
    +118 / 1 / -0
    Copy, thanks for the clarity Admiral Petty
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
Loading...

Share This Page