For a moment there, I did have an image of Nute Gunray and his adventures with his pal. Would make for a great Saturday morning cartoon. I love how it happens. I really do. Honestly, when I saw Phantom Menace, for some daft reason, my mind never connected the dots. I never saw Palpatine as the Emporer. Then of course, the robes came in and I realised, but throughout the entire film it never clicked. He never felt evil, outside the obvious scenes. Even his surprise at being nominated felt genuine, which makes that betrayal even worse. I feel it's Attack of the Clones, very early on after Padme is attacked at the start, he feels a little.. Off? Then later, you can see the pawns being moved around the board. Revenge of the Sith, he's not even trying anymore. He knows he's going to come out on top. You can tell he feels comfortable. I think that's the only thing I do hate about the Prequels. The seeds were sown, that much is obvious. Anakin never seems sure of himself, even before his dreams, but it's never delved into as much as it could have been. My only wish was that they had not made it primarily about his dreams. But yeah, I just love how Palpatine clearly came off as a good leader, a warm, kind man and gradually over the three films he gets a little older, a little cockier, a little more comfortable and everything falls in place. That moment in Attack of the Clones when he gets his post extended because of the coming War. t: And yuss. Much love for the Jedi in action. Nothing like Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon in Phantom Menace, and OH MAH GODS! The arena battle in Attack of the Clones. Not even the fight, just the "this party's over-" bzz. Lightsabers.