In Episode I, Anakin tells Qui-Gon that he dreamed he was a Jedi:

Anakin: I had a dream I was a Jedi. I came back here and freed all the slaves...have you come to free us?

We take from Episode II and III that Anakin has a great amount of visions. Since the Force is so strong in him, and it was being manifest on its own (eg. piloting a pod-race at the age of 9, for example)...

...Was that dream a true Force-vision that was somehow disrupted by his turning to the Dark Side?

  • possible duplicate of Was Slavery Ever Abolished on Tatooine? – Valorum Dec 1 '14 at 17:13
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    @Richard - That question has absolutelly nothing to do with mine... – LcSalazar Dec 1 '14 at 17:14
  • I don't understand this question. Either Anakin dreamed something that happened (in which case it obviously was a dream of the future) or he dreamed something that didn't happen (in which case it obviously wasn't a dream of the future). – Null Dec 1 '14 at 17:16
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    @Null If I dream that I have breakfast tomorrow, and then I do in fact have breakfast, that doesn't make it a vision of the future. I think the question is whether there's any precognition involved, ensuring that it was a true vision, rather than just being a lucky coincidence. – Mike Scott Dec 1 '14 at 17:22
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    But it's not the future to us anymore. We know that Anakin did not return to Tatooine and free the slaves so it could not have been a dream from the future. This looks like a "what if" question: "what if Anakin hadn't turned to the dark side, would he have freed the slaves on Tatooine?" – Null Dec 1 '14 at 17:26


  • In the period between being freed himself and the point that he returned to Tatooine, Anakin seems to have shown little or no interest in freeing the slaves of his homeworld (not least including his own mother).

  • Had he not turned to the Dark Side of the Force, he would have probably become a Jedi Master in his own right. The Jedi as an organisation seem to have little or no interest in curtailing slavery outside the core worlds of the Republic.

Frankly, these seem to be the idle fantasies of a small slave boy.

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