So... why did they leave Anakin's mom to continue being a slave and get gangraped to death by sandpeople?

So... why did they leave Anakin's mom to continue being a slave and get gangraped to death by sandpeople?

They could have easily saved her, they had years to do it

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because everything after/before the original trilogy is not cannon

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Don't worry they will fix it with time travel in the new trilogy. Anakin will be rescued from the dark side, Padme will survive, and they will all live happily ever after. Luke is still dead though.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's amazing how fricking moronic this board is. Did you "watch" the movies while scrolling twitter, or what? Fricking morons. have a nice day.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      tell me mike

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >why did they leave Anakin's mom to continue being a slave and get gangraped to death by sandpeople?
    Humiliation ritual

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    George Lucas is a hack.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe the Jedi decided it would be too expensive.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Why didn’t the Queen of an entire planet not purchase the freedom of a woman who sheltered her and who risked her sons life for her, when some moisture farmer managed to do it?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe she wanted to but was impeached.
        Or maybe she forgot.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          She was a senator after she was Queen. She would’ve had the means to free a slave on desertworld

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Because that would be partaking in the slave trade, which is outlawed by the Republic. To which the planet that said queen presides over is part of.

        She did however send operatives to tattooine to look for the aforementioned slave. But apparently they were all moronic and couldn't even bother with asking the slave's former owner that he sold her to a fricking farmer on the other side of the planet.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          > Because that would be partaking in the slave trade, which is outlawed by the Republic
          Nonsense, abolitionist societies who bought freedom for slaves in countries where it’s legal weren’t considered to be participating in the slave trade

          Maybe Padme suggested it but whoever holds the purse strings on Naboo rejected the idea of using government funds to purchase slaves.

          A moisture farmer manages to buy her. Padme is a queen and then a senator. She can pay for it herself if she has to.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            She's a queen. Later she is a senator as well. I'm sure she couldve easily gotten some money. The real problem is watto is too genial to have not gone for it. If they'd replaced watto with a vengeful Hutt that owned them and taking Anakin guaranteed they'd never get to have Shmi, it'd make sense. Then you could've also had Anakin kill that Hutt when he went back in rage and it could've mirrored Luke's rampage on the barge. It'd be like poetry, it would rhyme.

            Maybe she didn't have the type of money that Watto would've accepted.
            I guess she could've bought/made a podracer but that's a lot of effort and there's no guarantee that Watto would've traded for it.
            Plus she barely knew Shmi or even Anakin for that matter, maybe she never planned on meeting Anakin ever again.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              She stayed in Shmi’s home on Tatooine, Anakin saved her twice, first by winning the postage and then by blowing up the ship. He was with her and the other guests of honor at the big celebration. The only good reason is that George Lucas didn’t think it through. She still could’ve stayed on Tatooine, just say that in the months between the end of phantom menace and Padme sending someone to buy her freedom, she met Owen and decides to stay on desertworld with him instead of going to Florentine waterfall planet paradise.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                It's not really a big deal anyway, it's not because Shmi was a slave that she was kidnapped.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Leaving your mother or the woman who saved your life to rot in slavery is a big deal. That said it’s true that she would’ve been less likely to be rapeknapped if she stuck with watto

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I don't think Shmi really did anything to save their lives. I'm sure they could've hung out at a bar or something if they needed to wait out the sandstorm.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                They were there for several days, and she permitted Anakin to race for the engine

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                They could've gone back to their ship if they needed to.
                What I don't get it why one of the Jedi couldn't do the podracing thing.
                And frankly they probably should've just stolen the part they needed.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >She did however send operatives to tattooine to look for the aforementioned slave. But apparently they were all moronic and couldn't even bother with asking the slave's former owner that he sold her to a fricking farmer on the other side of the planet.
          the EU produced literally nothing of value

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    they couldn't find her a job in cloud city?

    anything would beat being a slave

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >So... why did they leave Anakin's mom to continue being a slave and get gangraped to death by sandpeople?
    Jurisdiction. The Jedi were only sanctioned to operate within the Republic's borders. The Outer Rim, Hutt Space no less, is essentially foreign territory. The Jedi Knights did nothing about Shmi because they had no jurisdiction to do so. The only one of them who might've at least tried to do something about it was Qui-gon because he was plenty willing to bend the rules if he felt it was the right thing to do. Hence why he even deigned fit to have Padme's ship land on Tattooine in the first place.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just have Padme send some guy from Naboo to purchase Shmi for an actual price. She owns a planet. And I doubt the Hutts would notice, or care. Hell if the offered enough I don't see why Watto would even bring it up to a Hutt since he was already willing to barter slaves with Quigon.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe Padme suggested it but whoever holds the purse strings on Naboo rejected the idea of using government funds to purchase slaves.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          She's a queen. Later she is a senator as well. I'm sure she couldve easily gotten some money. The real problem is watto is too genial to have not gone for it. If they'd replaced watto with a vengeful Hutt that owned them and taking Anakin guaranteed they'd never get to have Shmi, it'd make sense. Then you could've also had Anakin kill that Hutt when he went back in rage and it could've mirrored Luke's rampage on the barge. It'd be like poetry, it would rhyme.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Jedi didn't give a shit about anything beyond finding their potential "chosen one" and they later justified leaving Anakin's mom behind with their "no attachments" rule. Its indicative of the moral decay of the Jedi, which is one of the points of the PT.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The guy on the left looks evil, all in black. And the guy on the right looks good, all in white.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      In the films they’re both evil

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Jedi aren’t interested in ending slavery or injustice.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah it's dumb.
    Though how soon after Anakin left did Lars free her? Maybe Lars and Shmi met fairly quickly after. By the time Republic agents followed up, she was free, so no one bothered to tell Anakin since as far as they were concerned he was supposed to detach from her anyway.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine Anakin came back and had a half Tusken Raider brother.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mace Windu visited Shmi a few times if you know what I mean

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    A somehow serious answer would be something similar to Star Trek's Prime Directive. They just can't meddle for personal reasons knowing they would disrupt the natural progression of a planet. Anakin was an special cases because they basically found the Messiah. Bringing his mother with them causes a different set of problems: why are the Jedi freeing slaves? Why is the Queen of Naboo buying slaves? This is the kind of thing that starts revolutions. Also, where would they bring her? Anakin couldn't get involved with her, once he started his training, his past life was meant to be over.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The Jedi are basically libertarian conservacucks

      was she actually raped

      I'm sure someone has the pasta about Shmi, it's pretty bad

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      this would have been great if they really tapped into this and gave another reason for Anakin to slip into the dark side
      >oh, NOW we're committing to worldly politics and the ethics of determining the fate of entire cultures? AFTER my mom is dead? thanks a lot, you jerks

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The Jedi are pro slavery and send millions of slaves to die defending Satan

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This is never said in the films and the simpler answer is that they don’t want to end it because they don’t care.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    was she actually raped

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >this moron didn't understand that the Jedi Order were the bad guys all along
    maybe George's writting was too smart for some people...

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm sure you'd free all the slaves.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >free
      More like, under new management.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No, I would impress the slavers with my badass sand beast wrangling skills and then I'd train them in long range rifle shooting until I had gained their confidence and respect. Bravo Filoni

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why are you Black folk so hung up on "MUH SLAVERY"? Lucas put ZERO effort into conveying the horrors of slavery. Pic related. Shmi and Anakin had it fricking great. The slavery subplot was completely fricking irrelevant in the next two films and not mentioned even once. It had no bearing on Anakin's character. It is completely pointless altogether. We don't see giant black monsters whipping Shmi and Anakin, we don't see them electrocuting them, we don't see them making them work in a coal mine. No, they live a pretty good fricking life, and then Shmi encouraged Anakin to go, because she was totally cool with staying, and she called Tatooine "her place". And Anakin himself didn't give much of a shit for 10 years, until bad dreams started happening.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Historically plenty of house slaves had it relatively pretty great too and wouldn't even want to be granted freedom if it was offered. Not all slavery was back-breaking manual labour with daily lashings.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the real answer is that the jedi are supposed to be detached from the world. they have to be mindful of their actions because the consequences manifest on a galaxy-wide scale, just like how they did when anakin couldn't let go of his feeling for his mother.

    call it dumb if you want, but this is the cannon answer.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It was either Anakin or his mom, that was the deal they made with Watto

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This was stupid, but is there any plothole in the prequels as ridiculous as the fricking Kaminoans?
    >capable of producing an army big enough to dominate the galaxy (including all the tanks, fighters, starships, machinery etc because how else would the clones come trained to operate them) in 10 years
    >did all this off of one meeting and never bothered trying to re-contact their client for further communication
    >no word ever gets out about the presumably massive scale of resource acquisition they'd need to do this
    >nobody ever notices the ridiculous sums of money of republic money being sent their way for no apparent reason

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Uhhh Palpatine used the force to make everyone ignore the bank statements.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >capable of producing an army big enough to dominate the galaxy (including all the tanks, fighters, starships, machinery etc because how else would the clones come trained to operate them) in 10 years
      >did all this off of one meeting and never bothered trying to re-contact their client for further communication
      Kamino had the benefit of being on the far side of the galaxy. Beyond the Outer Rim, which is half the size of the known galaxy.
      >did all this off of one meeting and never bothered trying to re-contact their client for further communication
      Dooku maintained contact as "Lord Tyranus".
      >no word ever gets out about the presumably massive scale of resource acquisition they'd need to do this
      Again, Kamino was in a corner of the galaxy most people never heard of.
      >nobody ever notices the ridiculous sums of money of republic money being sent their way for no apparent reason
      Because there was none missing. Dooku paid for the first 10 years of clone production out of his own family's fortune. He took over the commission after Sifo Dyas placed the order and killed him.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        These are technically explanations, but they're ridiculous and destroy all sense of scale and balance.
        >Beyond the Outer Rim
        in a corner of the galaxy most people never heard of
        Having the resources to undertake their army-building all by themselves in the Outer Rim is stupid, they would need to be using their giant paychecks to contract people from all over the place. If they already had the resources to do it all by themselves then why the frick does republic money hold any value to them?
        >Dooku maintained contact as "Lord Tyranus".
        Ok fair, but building an army for "The Republic" while being perfectly happy with only one single point of contact for the entire Republic for 10 years is a bit dumb.
        >Dooku paid for the first 10 years of clone production out of his own family's fortune
        Someone's family fortune being sufficient to pay for a galaxy-conquering army is moronic. The US military budget for a single year costs far more than the net worth of anyone on Earth. You would be seeing private armies similar in strength to the clones/droids all over the galaxy if this was the case, rendering the whole conflict low-stakes and pointless.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The lightsaber is such an awkward weapon. Look how Obi-Wan grips it so low because it clearly wasn't created for that purpose.

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