In Star Wars, what would have happened if Padme had lived, if she survived giving birth to Luke and Leia? My personal theory is that she probably would have, after much protesting, arguing and debating, agreed to the plan to keep the twins separate for the sake of their safety, but on the condition that she could visit each of them under a pseudonym. It would not be safe for her to return to the Senate, since if Vader saw her alive, he’d probably try to keep her with him by force and start a manhunt for the twins, so instead, Padmé, under her new alias, would be running the Rebel Alliance. Under her leadership, the Rebels could have been more consistently successful, seeing as she’d been in battle since she was fourteen. And she would have had an additional incentive: the sooner the Empire is defeated and the Republic restored, the sooner she can get her babies back.