Could Padmé have been able to stop Anakin’s fall to the Dark Side?

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Could Padmé have bought Anakin back to the light?

Going back through all the information we have and our other question of whether Padmé could’ve prevented her husband’s fall, we need to say that she would not have been able to prevent his conversion nor would she have been capable of bringing him back.

As Anakin says to her on Mustafar, love simply wasn’t enough at least in his case. By the time she discovered he had fallen, it was simply too late. There is no rule in saying that you cannot believe in hope even if it is lost. Padmé, despite her grief, soldiered on and knew even as she lay dying. There was good within Skywalker, a belief that carried on through her son, Luke who would use to redeem his father.

Many people have asked the same about Ahsoka and whether she could’ve redeemed her former master. Like with Padmé, the answer would be a definite “no.” The only person who could’ve redeemed Anakin was Luke or even Leia as Alex and Mollie pointed out. Why it had to be one of the twins is uncertain.

However, it should be noted that Leia used the belief her brother had in order to redeem her son, Ben who had always teetered between both sides of the Force.

In conclusion, Padmé was just a stepping stone to Anakin’s eventual redemption. She helped put into motion the belief that Luke developed and strongly believed in. She might not have contributed to her husband’s return to the light directly, but her belief became instilled in their son who would follow his father’s footsteps in becoming a galactic hero.

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