logosmonkey wrote:batsofchaos wrote:I'm curious as to what evidence there is that links Anakin's birth to Darth Plagueis, certainly none in the movies. Meh, I don't actually care, it's just something that made me raise an eyebrow. I suppose it shouldn't though since it seems like there's two stories; that of the movies and that of everything else. And the everything else is bloated on the multiple canons, fanons, upgraded fanons, and subtext-reading to the point where even that is fractured. I think I'll stick with Star Trek.
Actually their is one single and tightly controlled canon. The large majority of this stuff comes from the additional novels and the table top RPG's and the video games. I believe the stuff about Plagueis is from one of the RPG supplements but I'm not 100% sure.
The canon's a large part of the fanbase's ire for Lucas, actually. He didn't touch Star Wars for 20 years, meanwhile the rich and varied canon started to build up in the hands of the various authors working on officially licensed Star Wars novels. Officially licensed is the key term here, Lucas signed off on the creation of all major characters and was basically informed every step of the way.
Then Lucas gets a hair up his butt to make new Star Wars in the early aughts and, among other things, he completely ignored the canon he basically caused to be created. Lots of things that had been canon in Star Wars for 20 years were scribbled over so Lucas could make a Hutt named Stinky and a guy named Jango.
Anyway, Plaugeis' ties to Anakin are always only implied, but he's been a kind of shadowy historical character in the novels for a few years now. The quick rundown is this: Plaugeis supposedly learned how to create life with the Force, because of the large role of midichlorians in creating life any being born via this form of virgin birth would be an embodiment of the Force itself (stated in the novels). Anakin is born to a virgin mother, Anakin is the Chosen One, the one who will bring balance to the force (movies).
If a virgin Force birth would make a being that embodies the Force, and Anakin is a virgin birth who's astoundingly powerful in the Force, Anakin is probably the Sith-made messiah.