Episode III's Plot
So, what's the
story of Episode III? Well, most details are top-secret, but, thanks
to the fact that this one has to tie everything up and bring us into A
New Hope, there are much more details available, as opposed to The
Phantom Menace. Anything in red is a assumption of mine. Everything
else is based on rumors, facts, or other sources.
The events in Episode III will take place about two years after
Episode II and 18-20 years before A New Hope. Palpatine has
been Emporor of the galaxy for the past few years now and his New Order
continues to rise to power as the Senate begins to slowly dissolve. A few
planets have become apposed to the New Order and form an alliance -- a
rebel alliance -- to restore the Old Republic.
With the newest Sith apprentice dead, Palpatine seeks a new one. After
much trickery and such from Palpatine, including
having Boba Fett disintegrate Shmi Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker finally
turns to the dark-side of the Force and declares himself Darth Vader. Obi-Wan
and Bail Organa receive news of this and quickly takes a pregnant Amidala
into hiding. To where? Dagohbah.
While Obi-Wan, Organa, and Amidala are on their escape voyage, Darth
Vader helps the Emperor “hunt down and destroy the Jedi.” The
Jedi Council went into hiding on Alderaan in Episode II sensing
a “dark presence” on Coruscant. Vader, however, knows where they
are and personally goes to where they are to kill them. A tremendous battle
rages on and, in the end, Vader is the last man standing.
Yoda however was not amongst the dead Jedi Council. He had gone into
hiding somewhere else, knowing that the Sith would hunt them down. Yoda,
using his tremendous Force abilities, made Dagohbah, his new home, a practical
fortress. Obi-Wan, Organa, and Amidala arive. Amidala gives birth there
to two beatiful twins, whom she names Luke and Leia. Yoda realizes that
the Force is with them and that they are the galaxy’s last hope and advises
our three heroes into putting them into hiding. They disagree at first,
but Yoda reminds Obi-Wan of his mistake with Anakin and that he should
heed his word this time or all shall be lost. Reluctantly, they decide
to. Leia and Amidala are decided to go with Bail to Alderaan. Luke is given
to Obi-Wan who shall give him to his brother Owen Lars to raise.
On the way to Tatooine, Obi-Wan was forced to land by a pursuing Darth Vader. Darth Vader and
Obi-Wan duke it out in a battle to the death on the edge of a molten pit.
It is during this battle in which Vader finds out about his son. Anakin
cuts of Vader's arm and then knocks him into the pit. Vader somehow survives,
though he is in terrible condition. At that point the Emperor's ship landed
and Obi-Wan ran into the burning forest to his ship where he flew away
to Tatooine, but not before grabbing Anakin's lightsaber which was lying
on the ground. Meanwhile, the Emperor finds Vader and takes him into his
ship and they fly away back to Coruscant. Luke is finally given to Owen
and Beru Lars to raise. Obi-Wan makes a life on Tatooine to watch over
the boy and, to someday, make him a Jedi.
Back on Coruscant, Vader is given a special suit by the Emperor. Kneeling
down before the Emperor, Vader speeks through his new mask for the first
time ever: "What is thy bidding, my master?"