It’s been revealed that a new Star Wars novel is being released which will shed some light on a dark and very important moment for Anakin Skywalker in Attack Of The Clones.
This moment is when Anakin returns to his home planet of Tatooine to try and find his mother.
He goes there after having dreams that she was in extreme pain and danger.
When the young padawan gets there, he finds out that his mother was kidnapped by Tuskan Raiders.
So, he goes after them in an effort to save his mother.
When he finally catches up to them, he finds that his mother was terribly beaten and she ends up dying in his arms.
Filled with rage, Anakin proceeds to slaughter the Tuskan Raiders and showed no mercy.
At this precise point in the movie, it cuts back to Yoda in the Jedi Temple and this is when we can hear Qui-Gon Jinn’s voice yell, “Anakin! Anakin! No!”
The scene wasn’t particularly well-edited and fans have ever since not been able to agree on whether it was Yoda or Anakin hearing the voice of Qui-Gon Jinn.
Anakin Skywalker’s turn to the Dark Side in Star Wars Attack Of The Clones revealed
Well, this new Star Wars book is going to reveal that it was actually Anakin who heard his former Jedi Master’s voice and he decided to ignore it.
The book is going to be called Queen’s Hope and it’s written by E.K. Johnston.
A new excerpt from the book was shared, which is how we know it’s going to reveal that Anakin did hear Qui-Gon’s voice.
The book is the third in a trilogy that focuses on Padmé Amidala.
The story follows Padmé and Anakin on their wedding day.
Before they get married, Anakin pays respect to Qui-Gon at the planet’s shrine dedicated to Qui-Gon’s sacrifice.
Qui-Gon died at the hands of Darth Maul there years before (in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace).
It’s at this moment when Anakin remembers hearing Qui-Gon’s voice on Tatooine and dismissing it at the time:
He’d heard Qui-Gon’s voice in the desert, begging him to listen to his better nature, not to give in to his hatred. He hadn’t listened. At the time, he’d told himself he was imagining it, but he knew he was lying. If Qui-Gon was out there, somehow, Anakin owed him an apology. And he would always appreciate the Master’s advice. But he found nothing. Anakin looked deeper. There was so much fighting in his future, but it was all for the good of the Republic, for order. Maybe that was what Qui-Gon wanted him to see. There was always a way for him to make it right.
This passage in the book offers fans a little bit more insight into Anakin’s turn to the Dark Side.
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