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by Love and Rock Music. (TCW) The first half of "Destroy Malevolence," as Anakin and Padmé make their way towards each other.

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film novelizations ++ other novels

Film Novelizations

Return of the Jedi original novelization, by James Kahn. In Anakin's death scene: among others he remembers "his dear wife," and the smell of rain, spring, and wildflowers... a certain picnic, perhaps?  Definitely his time on Naboo, at any rate. (Interestingly, I've also heard from several sources that if you listen very closely during the moment in the picnic scene where Anakin's playing hurt, you can faintly hear the wailing of the Death Star's sirens from his death scene in RotJ.)

Return of the Jedi, juvenile novelization by Ryder Windham. When Luke is being attacked by the Emperor, long-repressed memories of Vader's begin to surface.  The last, most repressed, and most painful is that of Padmé, and the "undying love" she had for Anakin.  It is the memory of this that makes Vader realize he can't stand by and watch Palpatine kill their son.


Other Novels

Episode I: Queen Amidala Journal by Jude Watson: when Anakin takes Padmé's hand to guide her to his home through the sandstorm, she feels the "strange sensation that [she] had met one thread of [her] fate."

same as above: Before the Naboo victory parade, Anakin and Padmé share a private goodbye, where she tells him she knows their fates are bound together and they will meet again.


Jedi Quest # 5: The School of Fear, by Jude Watson: Anakin meets a strong-willed, brown-eyed brunette and is reminded of the far more beautiful Padmé, which dissipates the anger he feels at the moment. (Frankly, I thought this was one of much-too few moments Padmé was referenced in the series - this was well after AotC had firmly established that Anakin thought of her every day, so I'm not sure why Watson was so hesitant.)


In Rogue Planet, by Greg Bear, one scene finds thirteen-year-old Anakin pondering his future, and that he knows a woman will play an important part of it - a woman much like Padmé.


In the novel Jedi Trial by David Sherman and Dan Cragg, Padmé is referenced several times throughout the book as Anakin thinks of her.  Before a battle he writes her a private letter telling her how much he loves and misses her, to be delivered to her along with his personal belongings in the event of his death.  [Click here to read the letter.]  At another point he declares to another Jedi (who is also secretly married) that he does not feel any less a Jedi for his love of Padmé.


The novel Yoda: Dark Rendezvous by Sean Stewart begins and ends with short scenes with Padmé.  In the very beginning, she's at her window, looking longingly out at the Jedi Temple landing platform, waiting to see some sign of Anakin, and is disappointed when there is none.  The very end she's looking out at the platform again - only this time Anakin is there.  Padmé excitedly tells her handmaidens to find something absolutely stunning for her to wear: Ani's coming home tonight. Also during the novel, there are a couple of moments Anakin nearly slips and reveals his and Padmé's relationship to the Council, and Obi-Wan amazingly covers for him.


Labyrinth of Evil by James Luceno, set just before Revenge of the Sith, has a number of instances where Anakin and Padmé think about one another. Even all the way across the galaxy, Anakin can still sense her presence in the Force - and that something, somehow, is different about her. Can't imagine what that might be... *g*


From the Clone Wars novel Wild Space, by Karen Miller. (Submitted by visitor Treasure Ryder): The novel starts off between the conclusion of the Battle of Geonosis and Anakin and Padmés wedding. It is revealed that the Jedi council are aware of the bond that Anakin and Padmé share. This leads to Yoda ordering Obi-Wan to go to Padmé's apartment to tell her that she is only allowed to have a platonic relationship with Anakin. Padmé suggests that she should break the news to Anakin on Naboo in private, Obi-Wan grudgingly agrees.

Moving ahead a few months, around the time of Clone Wars episode "Downfall of a Droid," there are tender moments between Anakin and Padmé before they start a new day and before Anakin has to leave Coruscant. The book gives insight into how both characters feel about their hidden relationship and how they keep it a secret. Also during the early stages of the book there are a few scenes where Ahsoka questions why Anakin is always leaving the temple. A must read for Anakin and Padmé fans!


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