do y’all think that if anakin’s mother had been able to come with them, he wouldn’t have fallen to the dark side?
i feel like after the pain and guilt of leaving his mother behind in slavery, he unconsciously vowed to never let go of anyone again. thus began his attachment issues which evolved into possessiveness and then ambition and hunger for power.
if shmi came along too, would he still be as attached to her? if he knew she was at least safe, could he have let go of her more easily? or if she was allowed contact with him, would he still be so desperately afraid to lose her?