10 Insane Star Wars Plot Twists George Lucas Nearly Made Happen

9. A Potential Anakin/Padmé/Obi-Wan Love Triangle

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Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala's forbidden romance sits as one of the key factors in the former's eventual fall to the Dark Side. However, their love was once very nearly made a whole lot more complicated, with it being hinted at in an early draft of The Phantom Menace that the Queen of Naboo had some feelings for her future lover's eventual master.

That's right, on a couple of occasions in those early days of Episode I, Lucas alluded to Amidala apparently being quite interested in Obi-Wan Kenobi, giving him "a long, adoring look" at one point in those initial pages.

This could've potentially set up one hell of a love triangle in later instalments, with Anakin no-doubt growing increasingly jealous of the fact that Amidala initially had eyes for his Jedi Master, and this likely playing more heavily into his eventual decision to embrace the Dark Side as he attempted to keep from losing his beloved in more ways than one.

Ultimately, Lucas obviously decided against muddling the central romance of the Prequels with any blatant Obi-Wan flickers of additional taboo love. But that still didn't stop a paranoid Anakin from seemingly alluding to this eventually erased twist with his words of "You will not take her from me!" as the pair collided on Mustafar in Episode III.


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