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Tips We Learned From Star Wars That You Should Totally Avoid

“To be angry is to be human.” In “Attack of the Clones”, this single sentence is the essence of Padmé Amidala’s response to Anakin Skywalker raving about the murder of a group of children. It’s not a great look.

The line is spoken on Tatooine after Skywalker destroys the village of Tusken in revenge for his mother’s death. After bringing his body back to the Lars’ farm, Anakin shouts one of the franchise’s most memorable lines: “I killed them… Every one of them. And not just the men, but the women and children. They are like animals, and I slaughtered them like animals! I hate them!”

Faced with this near-psychotic teenage outburst that scared her for most of their time together, one could be forgiven for expecting Padmé to run away in horror. But she doesn’t. What she does is comfort him. Anakin just admitted she committed mass murder, and she leaves.

It’s not that the statement is false per se, but its application here is extremely heinous and it’s a pretty useless statement with no follow-up that amounts to something like “it’s what you do with your anger that defines you “. And what Anakin did was murder a bunch of kids. Is it any wonder he became Darth Vader?