Anakin Skywalker: You wanted to see me, Chancellor.
Chancellor Palpatine: Yes, Anakin. Come closer, I have good news. Our Clone Intelligence Units have discovered the location of General Grievous. He's hiding, in the Utapau system.
Anakin Skywalker: At last! We'll be able to capture that monster and end this war.
Chancellor Palpatine: I would worry about the collective wisdom of the Council if they didn't select you for this assignment. You are the best choice, by far. Sit down. Anakin, you know I'm not able to rely on the Jedi Council. If they haven't included you in their plot, they soon will.
Anakin Skywalker: I'm not sure I understand.
Chancellor Palpatine: You must sense what I have come to suspect. The Jedi Council want control of the Republic. They're planning to betray me.
Anakin Skywalker: I don't think--
Chacellor Palpatine: Anakin. Search your feelings. You know, don't you?
Anakin Skywalker: I know they don't trust you.
Chancellor Palpatine: Or the Senate. Or the Republic. Or democracy, for that matter.
Anakin Skywalker: I have to admit, my trust in them has been shaken.
Chacellor Palpatin: Why? They asked you to do something that made you feel dishonest, didn't they? They asked you to spy on me, didn't they?
Anakin Skywalker: I don't know what to say.
Chancellor Palpatine: Remember back to your early teachings, Anakin. All those who gain power are afraid to lose it. Even the Jedi.
Anakin Skywalker: The Jedi use their power for good.
Chancellor Palpatine: Good is a point of view, Anakin. The Sith and the Jedi are similar in almost every way. Including their quest for greater power.
Anakin Skywalker: The Sith rely on their passion for their strength. They think inward, only about themselves.
Chancellor Palpatine: And the Jedi don't?
Anakin Skywalker: The Jedi are selfless. They only care about others.
Chancellor Palpatine: Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise?
Anakin Skywalker: No.
Chancellor Palpatine: I thought not. It's not a story the Jedi would tell you. It's a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise. He could use the Force to influence the midi-chlorians to create... life. He had such a knowledge of the Dark Side that he could even keep the ones he cared about... from dying.
Anakin Skywalker: He could actually... save people from death?
Chancellor Palpatine: The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.
Anakin Skywalker: What happened to him?
Chancellor Palpatine: He became so powerful, the only thing he was afraid of was... losing his power which, eventually of course, he did. Unfortunately, he taught his apprentice everything he knew. And then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. Ironic. He could save others from death... but not himself.
Anakin Skywalker: Is it possible to learn this power?
Chancellor Palpatine: Not from a Jedi.
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