Yea it was a tragedy, but it was meant to happen if you think about it. (Sit tight and get some popcorn, I have alot to say lol)
In the whole Chosen One prophecy, I believe Anakin was meant to destroy not only the Sith but the Jedi as well. Balance means keeping both the Light Side and the Dark Side in check. Too much of one or the other is unacceptable and one can't exist without the other. After all, the brightest light can cast the darkest shadow... and I think we're all familiar with how that saying applies with Anakin Skywalker and his Dark-Sided alter ego...
If you think about it, no matter how much the galaxy changed, the Jedi Order never did. They were always stagnate in their hallowed traditions and rules. For all their talk of being agents of peace and constantly trying to bring balance to the Force, they never figured that their Order needed to change. Even after centuries of being brought to the brink of destruction only to be pulled back and put back on the spot of near-destruction again, you'd think they would have changed. But no, Jedi didn't change. If anything, I think the Great Jedi Purge was an eye-opener for them, to show that their ways weren't working anymore and that their Order was over. In a way, Anakin was right at the time when he was under the influence of the Dark Side in Star Wars: Clone Wars (Mortis Arc) and I quote: "From what I have seen, it is the Jedi who will stand in the way of peace."
The Sith, on the other hand, had constantly changed. Even when one of them fell, another took his/her place. They had a 1000-year plan to bring down the Jedi and rule the galaxy. And when the Empire was risen by Sidious and Vader, their plan was rewarded for a time. But even with the Dark Side ruling the galaxy, the Light Side was definitely going to come back. And it made sense that Vader was the one to bring the Light Side back, with the help of his son.
Vader and Anakin shifted the galaxy both for better and for worse, but it was all in the plan of the Chosen One. I also believe it was the will of the Force that Anakin became Darth Vader and severely crippled the Jedi Order (I believe that Anakin didn't simply choose the Dark Side - IT chose him as well). I also believe it was the will of the Force that Vader turned away from the Dark Side to save his son.
And ultimately, the balance was that the Force now had a clean slate. It had a chance to begin anew with a New Jedi Order and a new Sith Order.
This was a very cool rant! I never thought about it from that point of view... LOL. Its incredibly interesting to think that Vader was not created for just some angst but it was part of the Force's plan all along. And I loved that thing you said about the Light side also needed a check! Ha!
No, they would have been in the way of peace. If Anakin allowed Mace Windu to kill Palpatine, he wouldn't have brought balance in the end. If the Jedi won, a newer and greater darkness would have taken Palpatine's place.
George Lucas himself even said that the rammifications of the Light Side of the Force winning would have been just as worse as the Dark Side winning.
The true balance that Anakin brought to the galaxy was one in which the Force was able to start anew. A balance in which there were no Jedi OR Sith. As Anakin Skywalker, he won many Republic battles and of course slayed other Dark Jedi as well as Count Dooku. As Darth Vader, he rose an Empire and nearly destroyed the Jedi Order. When he turned to Anakin again, he destroyed Darth Sidious as well as himself, leaving the Force to start anew. And it did:
A New Jedi Order was rebuilt, and the Order of the Sith had come back stronger than ever as well.
Hardly. Did you even see what happened to the galaxy once Palpatine took over? Tell me? What would have happened? What exactly? How does the light side of the force winning cause as much suffering as what Palpatine wrought? And was it worth the genocide of the entire order? Including the younglings? If Palpatine was killed there would have been some disarray that would have been resolved once another election was held in the senate, especially after Palpatine's supporters were discovered to have been continuing the war. It would have been the same process and complications as establishing the New Republic, except there would still be a Republic. Far better than experiencing a 20 year totalitarian regime and genocide of an entire people.
There were still plenty Sith, and Jedi still in hiding as we find out.
Really Anakin isn't the chosen one, Luke is. It's only because of Luke that Anakin found the strength to kill Sidious. Before that Anakin caused some of the worst times the galaxy had ever experienced. I don't really care what Lucas says, considering he's caused major issues with the franchise.
No he wouldn't have. Jedi have done that before, they don't like it but they will do whatever is necessary to protect the peace. He didn't kill Palpatine out of anger or hate, merely to ensure he could no longer manipulate the republic.
The Darkside would still exist, but it would no longer be controlling the Republic. Windu would have just ensured the Sith aren't controlling the government, that's what's important.
Well, I'll try to explain my point of view. As far as I know, "Lens effect" appears as "side effect" of light refraction inside camera. That's why it's called "lens" effect - it appears only when light passes through lenses. Human eye also produces some parasitic "side effects", but as for color circles or polygons - never. So "lens effect" is appropriate only for photographs and video recordings, yet only for some of them, for very few. Finding "lens effect" attached to drawing which is produced by hand (even by digital way, no matter) looks really bizzare. Imagine if you look on picture by Leonardo in some kind of museum and find "jpeg artifacts" right on surface of oil painting. X)
True. He was a complete master of Djem So, and was probably healthy, skilled, and powerful enough to take on Windu.
His major weaknesses would have been his arrogance, and his lack of Force variety, even though he had the greatest Force potential of any being in galactic history. Still, I do agree; he could have killed Windu that way.
Yea, his Form V mastery would almost have Windu beat, considering that Form V is about defending and then immediately counter-attacking. Vaapad and Juyo dedicated themselves almost entirely to offense.
Hey Renny!!! Thanx very much for the support! And like you said it is part of a comic, I'll make sure to let you know as soon as it is ready, in the mean time I'll keep posting some of the illustrations and designs for it... Make sure you check this one out, hope you like it: [link]