Padmé originally not killed off?

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Padmé originally not killed off?

Postby JediLjf » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:44 pm

Well, before Revenge of the Sith was released Luke and Leia's mother, to protect the twins had Luke adopted and lived with Leia on Alderaan serving as the Queens handmaiden and then would die naturally when Leia was 4 years old, so there was always the theory that Padmé wouldn't die in Episode III.

Then to add more to the idea that Padmé wouldn't die I came across some awesome Concept Art for Padmé for Episode III in which she is carrying her newborns on her back.

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I really like this concept art and wish it was made into film, I always thought Padmé was a stronger person than to die in childbirth, and this concept art gave me ideas, do you think George Lucas really wanted Padmé to die or was it a "forced-into" sort of thing that some directors have to do? I mean the evidence suggests he had ideas to keep her alive.

Plus I still find it hard to believe that Leia remembers Padmé and Luke doesn't, I mean Padmé never even touches Leia, she at leasts strokes Lukes face as a baby. >.<
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Postby raziel » Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:17 am

:D Wow they're really nice.

Well Lucas is a stupid old man now who rewrites his own material on a whim - we all KNOW that Leia remembers Padme' - Lucas will add some rubbish about her remembering through the force etc but my guess is that she was always meant to live a little while longer.

I'm sure that the line that Luke asks her is something like "do you remember your mother - your real mother?"

Lucas & Rick McCallum are so stubborn that whatever they say NOW is the truth - even if it contradicts what has been said in the previous movies.

I don't know how or why she would only choose to live with one of her children & how she would choose between them BUT a good storyteller would manage it somehow.

I remember McCallum saying once that Boba Fett wanted revenge against the Skywalkers for killing his father ..... hmm when did that happen exactly :lol:

It's a shame that someone can't offer some "official" alternative for all of the inconsistencies within the story - this Padme' one as you say would definately add more to her character & she could still die of a broken heart if they chose to persue that - as Leia said "a little sad".

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Postby JediLjf » Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:51 am

Yeah they are, I wish Hasbro would release a concept figure like this.

I was imagining ways in which Padmé could be written to have lived...

- Padmé doesn't die in childbirth and actually lives on
- Luke and Leia are seperated to protect them from the Empire
- Padmé is put in a "force trance" to appear dead in her funeral
- Padmé goes into hiding on Alderaan and serves as Handmaiden to Breha
- Padmé dies when Leia is young from years of heartache
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Postby zedhatch » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:50 am

Well it did make sence for her to die on camera since if she died between 3 and 4 most viewers would have felt cheated.

But really she could have died for other reasons than "lost the will to live." that was stupid.

But I do believe the orginal idea was to have her live on on Alderan just from the way leia talked about her mother in Jedi, no shame in rethinking something, just be honest about it :roll: Oh wait these guys can't.

On the Lucas/McCallum changeing history bandwagon: Anyone also remeber the falcon was supposed to be a big deal in Ep 2? Lucas said "its not what you expect." which lead to tons of rumors that Boba Fett was flying it. But all we got was a "Falcon type ship" in Ep 3, Da hell.

and don't get me started on the inclusion of the Outrider in the orginal, I am pretty unbareable on that one. EU should stay EU (or at least put in some good stuff like Thwarn).
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Postby The Professor » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:13 pm

I think he decided to change the story and have her die in the film (as lame as death by a broken heart is) because she is a central character, and dying off screen and between films would be a disservice.
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Postby TB9153 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:06 pm

i dont buy the dying of a broken heart deal when she just gave birth to two children. wouldnt they have provided her with some motivation to live?? and i wouldnt have cared if they just implied her death between 3 and 4. when you meet luke he is old enough and you would get the fact that between the films that she died. just me though. i dont really like getting into strange political arguements over a film :lol:
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Re: Padmé originally not killed off?

Postby Sybeck1 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:48 pm

I can't see a mother giving up one child as in what was supposed to happen to Luke. Luke was really jipped living on a sandball. Also it doesn't seem right he would have gone by the surname Skywalker especially if he was to be in hiding.
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Re: Padmé originally not killed off?

Postby The Professor » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:39 pm

I think the main reason he killed her off was so that it would be on screen. Plus, he probably liked the dualism of her dying as Vader is born.
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Re: Padmé originally not killed off?

Postby nicodemus_rebado » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:31 pm

TB9153 wrote:i dont buy the dying of a broken heart deal when she just gave birth to two children. wouldnt they have provided her with some motivation to live??


Agree with this.

The Professor wrote:I think the main reason he killed her off was so that it would be on screen. Plus, he probably liked the dualism of her dying as Vader is born.


Also agree this is a likely explanation as to why GL did it this way.
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Re: Padmé originally not killed off?

Postby The Professor » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:20 pm

She's such a central character to the prequels, that it might have not worked as well to just say she died offscreen. It would leave you wondering where she was for two whole movies if you watched them in order for the first time.

Nonetheless, they should have said Anakin's choking killer her, not a broken heart.
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