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She did not want to delay when the matter was so urgent From the script* for The Phantom Menace: AMIDALA : (angrily) I will not defer...I have come before you to resolve this attack on our sovereignty now. I was not elected to watch my people suffer and die while you discuss this invasion in a committee. If this body is not capable of action, I ...


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It underscores the subterfuge - if the "queen" were deferential and reluctant to use a particular handmaiden as a servant, that would raise suspicions. If Padme wanted to be seen as a servant, she would have walk the walk. I think that Sabé was well-trained enough to handle the situation. They were out of danger, and she could couch any major decision she ...


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While Padme is the queen of Naboo when we meet her, she is an elected queen. From The Phantom Menace PALPATINE : To state our allegations, I present Queen Amidala, the recently elected ruler of Naboo, to speak on our behalf. She served out her two terms as the queen. From Attack of the Clones PADMÉ: Popular rule is not democracy, Annie. It gives ...


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She's overwhelmed by the situation Padmé sat back a bit, too stunned to respond. She knew that Anakin needed her to say something or do something, but she was paralyzed. —Attack of the Clones (novelization) As we also see here: Padmé pulled him in and hugged him close, never wanting to let go. She still didn’t know what to say. “...


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First off, Valorum wasn't sending any help, he was only sending people to check if she was telling the truth. VALORUM: Will you defer your motion to allow a commission to explore the validity of your accusations? Palpatine had convinced her that Vallorum was incapable of acting in a timely manner to help them, saying bureaucracy and corruption ...


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In addition to what Chris stated, it also gave Amidala an more ready excuse to be around the Jedi, Anakin and JarJar in a non-formal environment where discussion might flow more freely. An attendant to the Queen would be expected to be in attendance to the Queen whenever possible and allows little time to just "hang out" as it were in that more free ...


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Firstly, he wasn't thinking very clearly at that point (when he choked Padmé). He heard Padmé saying that she didn't know him anymore and things like that, then suddenly he sees Obi-Wan in the entrance to the ship. He immediately jumped to the conclusion that she betrayed him. But what is entirely possible is that he was so angry and hurt by her supposed ...


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The decision to ask her to clean the droid seems to have been to give Padmé an opportunity to interact directly with the Queen without it seeming like she's consulting her. Presumably if Padmé had disagreed, she could have shaken her head sadly as she looked at how dirty the droid was. It's a little clearer in the film's official novelisation The Queen ...


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The Wookieepedia Legends article on Padme notes that there is speculation that she was Force sensitive while pregnant with Luke and Leia: Another speculation is that Padmé herself was Force-sensitive while pregnant with the twins. In the novelization of Revenge of the Sith, many references are made in regard to this, most notably, when Anakin and Padmé ...


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In addition to the other answers: The sand people are viewed as sub human. The question even states this ANAKIN: I-- I killed them. I killed them all. They're dead. Every single one of them. And not just the men... but the women... and the children too. They're like animals, and I slaughtered them like animals! I hate them! The (old EU) novel Kenobi ...


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After her death, Bail Organa (in the Sundered Heart) took the Jedi to their destinations on Tatooine and Dagobah. Presumably this included dropping Padmé's body off at Naboo en route. “To Naboo, send her body …” Yoda stretched his head high, as though tasting a current in the Force. “Pregnant, she must still appear. Hidden, safe, the children must be ...


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In both the script and novelization for Attack of the Clones ( but not the film ), Yoda says: With you the Force is strong, young Senator. This seems to be the only concrete indication of Force-strength on Padme's part ( unless we count the fact that she noticed the arrival of the gunships in the arena before anyone else :P ).


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The film's official novelisation indicates that she didn't face many problems at all. Like many slim women, she was able to conceal her pregnancy by simply wearing larger, non-figure-hugging clothes. Within her own apartments, where she can restrict who visits, she seems quite happy to wear clothes that show her bump. And she watched that joy fade as he ...


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I always thought it was Sabe playing a joke on her friend the Queen. The Queen and her handmaidens are supposed to be very close (look at how distraught Padme was when Corde, who wasn't even HER handmaiden was killed) so maybe Sabe felt secure enough in their friendship to make her do dirty work. I know that if my best friend was a noble and I was his ...


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She's comforting him because she cares about him. He's become very dear to her in their travels. But the main reason is that she can see he's really cut up about it. She can see he's affected by how he let his anger go, and he's horrified at himself for killing them all. Yes, he hates them for killing his mother, but at the same time, he hates himself for ...


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I think you give Palpatine too much credit. He's not a chessmaster planning every single move of every single pawn; he's a master of manipulating the zeitgeist in such a way to benefit himself. (You could say that his infallability in predicting the future was Imperial propaganda, propaganda he eventually believed himself to his defeat.) Padme didn't ...


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Possibly. He was the one who suggested that additional (Jedi) security be put in place for Padmé. He also personally suggested that Obi-Wan be assigned to the case, which is what brought Padmé and Anakin together again (since Obi-Wan and Anakin come as a pair). PADMÉ: Chancellor, please! I don't want any more guards! PALPATINE: I realise all too well ...


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The novelization is clear that he thought she'd betrayed him: "Obi-Wan?" She whirled, and he was on the landing ramp, still and sad. "No!" "You," growled a voice that should have been her love's. "You brought him here..." [...] Anakin's lips peeled off his teeth. "I would thank you for this, if it were a gift of love." Trembling, ...


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Ohhhh, well yup! It's mentioned in the conversation between Anakin and Padme on Naboo. In Attack of the Clones, Padme was the target of a few assassination attempts in, and on the way to, Coruscant. So to protect her, the Jedi Order sent her back to Naboo with Anakin as a bodyguard, while Obi-Wan searched for the assassin. When the pair arrived on Naboo, ...


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The smile that Sabe gives Padme after she orders her to do it is quite telling. Like it's some kind of joke. Whether it's a joke that she's making her do something menial, or a joke that "Hey, we're going to pull off you infiiltrating the strangers' ranks" is unknown.


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Perhaps Padmé wanted to clean the droid--both to learn more about the people she was traveling with, and the droid that had saved her and her ship. She didn't seem to treat it as an onerous task, did she?


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Some of this is discussed in R.A. Salvatore novelization, where we learn that Zam Wessel (the assassin Obi-Wan and Anakin chase away from Padmé's apartment and who is killed by the Kaminoan dart) planted explosives on the landing platform: Zam could hardly believe that the explosive charge she had managed to hide on the landing platform had not done the ...


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According to the movie - No. The only person aware of that name is Palpatine. Later, when he flies to Mustafar to save Darth Vader, he uses this name as a reference to his ship captain. The common belief was that Anakin Skywalker was terminated with Order 66 along with his fellow Jedi, and neither Palpatine, not Vader did object. The only people who knew ...


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Padme and C-3PO travelled to Mustafar together, with C-3PO piloting, so the droid must have been at the top of the list of suspects. By ordering C-3PO's memory erased, Bail Organa prevented C-3PO from implicating others and provided the Imperial investigators with a plausible patsy whose level of involvement could no longer be proved or disproved. The ...


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Yes and No. Palpatine was adept at taking advantage of people's nature, thus requiring only minimal manipulation on his part. Palpatine's greatest strength was not his ability to manipulate people directly, although that was obviously one of his strengths. Rather, his greatest strength was anticipating events and how specific individuals would react to ...


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Think about how you would feel if you woke after a serious "medical" procedure and your spouse/partner/significant other was not there. You would be concerned about their absence. Despite everything that happened to him, Darth Vader is still Anakin Skywalker (Luke proved that in Episode VI), and Anakin loves Padme. It is that love (and the need to save ...


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Padme having force powers or being force sensitive is yet to be confirmed. We don't know for sure if she was, however there are some scenes in which she is described to have a certain kind of "intuition." Leia has a similar description for herself, calling it a "hunch." Luke tells her this the Force. Notice these passages in the canon novel, "Bloodline": ...


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She "fell in love" with him during the events of the movie. Their first meeting in AotC is their first meeting since separating a decade ago. This is the first time she meets Anakin after he is all grown up. At this point, Anakin is instantly infatuated with her but for Padme it's straight to the friendzone for him. When she returned to Naboo to retreat ...


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The plot (and how it was planned and executed) was addressed in The Official Star Wars Fact File #101. In short, the hit was paid for by Dooku and sub-contracted to Zam by Jango Fett. She used her shape-shifting skills to determine the Senator's schedule and (presumably) to get a small bomb onto the platform which she then detonated visually. CONTRACT ...


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Vader had the fight of his life, lost limbs and caught on fire. Most of his actions which contributed to his going dark side are the result of high tension and anger (with a few exceptions like snuffing the younglings or the rebels). After undergoing extensive medical treatment, he had a chance to recover his senses as well, and realize that perhaps he ...


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