Friday, December 30, 2011

50 in 50: The Phantom Menace 3D Character Countdown: Day 42: The one that got away

What a cruel mistress fate (or the Force) is.  What if little Anakin Skywalker had never been discovered by Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi?  What if Shmi had not been murdered?  What if Padme had not yielded to Anakin's forbidden advances?  Well the galaxy may have been better off, but it would have been a rather boring story.  

The what if game is fun, but one particular what if is interesting.  What would have happened to Anakin Skywalker if he remained on Tatooine as a slave instead of winning his freedom on the Podrace track.

Well if one little girl on Tatooine had her way, it sounds like Anakin would have been a moisture farmer or perhaps a freighter pilot and Amee Skywalker would have been the mother to some far less interesting children than Luke and Leia.  

Do you remember little Amee?  She was played by George Lucas' daughter, Katie Lucas (writer on TCW) under the name of "Jenna Green."  

Amee's Wookieepedia page may have one of my favorite paragraphs on the wiki;

Amee was surprised to learn that Anakin went on not only to win the Boonta race, but also to leave Tatooine shortly afterward. After Anakin's departure, Amee remained friends with Anakin's mother Shmi. She told the older woman that she planned to marry Anakin Skywalker and leave Tatooine with him. Shmi noted that as she grew older, Amee would swoon at the sight of every handsome young man she met.

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