and he's left with Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan trains Anakin at first out of a promise he makes to Qui-Gon, not because he cares about him. When they find Anakin on Tatooine, he says, "I feel like we've found another useless lifeform." He's comparing Anakin to Jar Jar. And he's saying, "This is a waste of time. Why are we doing this? Why do you see importance in these creature like Jar Jar Binks and this 10 year old boy? This is useless." So he's a brother to Anakin, eventually, but he's not a father figure. That's a failing for Anakin. He doesn't have the family that he needs.He loses his mother in the next film. He fails on this promise he made, "Mother, I will come back and save you." So he left completely vulnerable. And Star Wars ultimately is about family. So that moment in that movie which a lot of people diminish as, "Oh, this is a cool lightsaber fight." But it's everything that the entire three films of the prequels hangs on, is that one particular fight. And Maul serves his purpose, and at that point, died before George made me bring him back. But he died, showing you how the Emperor is completely self-serving. He doesn't care, he's using people and now he's gonna use this child.
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i think one of my favorite canon things about star wars is the fact that count "I wear silk pajamas to bed" dooku trained qui-gon "hey look at this cool rock im gonna name it" jinn.
imagine this tall, handsome, suave, Shakespearean- esque man with a flawless beard and who only drinks the finest scotch despite being a penniless monk forbidden from material possessions.
he gets to choose the apprentice who will be at his side for at least a decade and no doubt will love them as he would his own child.
The little younglings line up to see who will be picked. And then there's qui-gon. Licking moss on the floor just to see what it tastes like and attempting to have a conversation with a nearby bird.
Dooku just smiles and says "I'll take that one".
Or, much more likely, dooku goes in to take his pick, but Yoda is already there. Holding the hand of a grinning, gangly boy with leaves in his hair and quite a lot of mud on his boots who wanders off halfway through introductions to stare at a bug on the ground.
"Train him, you will."
"Trained you, I did. Payback, this is."
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