Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

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Every Story Has A Hero, Every Hero Has A Destiny, Every Saga Has An End.
So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.
"All who gain power are afraid to lose it." Even the Jedi.
I AM the senate!
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, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. Ironic. He could save others from death... but not himself.
It's over, Anakin! I have the high ground!
You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you.
Only a Sith deals in absolutes.
You have allowed this Dark Lord to twist your mind, until now... until now, you have become the very thing you swore to destroy.

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith is a 2005 American space opera film. It is the third and final film of the Star Wars prequel trilogy. The film is set three years after the start of the Clone Wars; the noble Jedi Knights are spread across the galaxy leading a massive clone army against the Separatists. After Chancellor Palpatine is kidnapped by the evil General Grievous, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his former Padawan Anakin Skywalker are dispatched to rescue him. Meanwhile, Anakin's friendship with the Chancellor arouses suspicion in the Jedi Order and proves dangerous to the Jedi Knight himself. When the evil Sith Lord, Darth Sidious, unveils a plot to take over the galaxy, the fate of Anakin, the Jedi Order, and the entire galaxy is at stake. This film was released in theaters on May 19, 2005 in United States.

Written and directed by George Lucas.
The Saga Is Complete. (taglines)

Opening crawl

  • War! The Republic is crumbling under attacks by the ruthless Sith Lord, Count Dooku. There are heroes on both sides. Evil is everywhere.
    In a stunning move, the fiendish droid leader, General Grievous, has swept into the Republic capital and kidnapped Chancellor Palpatine, leader of the Galactic Senate.
    As the Separatist Droid Army attempts to flee the besieged capital with their valuable hostage, two Jedi Knights lead a desperate mission to rescue the captive Chancellor....

Obi-Wan Kenobi

  • [after killing General Grievous with a blaster] So uncivilized. [tosses it aside]
  • Another happy landing.

Nute Gunray

  • [Vader is slaughtering the Separatist leaders] The war is over! Lord Sidious... promised us peace! We only want to— [Vader cuts him down, then deactivates his lightsaber]


Palpatine: Get help. You're no match for him, he's a Sith Lord.
Obi-Wan: [turns and smiles] Chancellor Palpatine, Sith Lords are our speciality.

Dooku: I've been looking forward to this.
Anakin: My powers have doubled since the last time we met, Count.
Dooku: Good. Twice the pride, double the fall.
[They fight some more]

Grievous: And... [coughs] Anakin Skywalker. I was expecting someone of your reputation to be a little... older.
Anakin: General Grievous. You're shorter than I expected.
Grievous: [coughs] Jedi scum.

Palpatine: Remember back to your early teachings. "All who gain power are afraid to lose it." Even the Jedi.
Anakin: The Jedi use their power for good.
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: The Sith rely on their passion for their strength. They think inwards, only about themselves.
Palpatine: And the Jedi don't?
Anakin: The Jedi are selfless. They only care about others.

Palpatine: Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise?
Anakin: No.
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, he could even keep the ones he cared about... from dying.
Anakin: He could actually... save people from death?
Palpatine: The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.
Anakin: What happened to him?
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, then his apprentice killed him in his sleep. Ironic. He could save others from death... but not himself.
Anakin: Is it possible to learn this power?
Palpatine: Not from a Jedi.

Palpatine: Master Windu. I take it General Grievous has been destroyed, then. I must say, you're here sooner than I expected.
Mace Windu: In the name of the Galactic Senate of the Republic, you're under arrest, Chancellor. [activates his lightsaber, and Agen Kolar, Kit Fisto and Saesee Tiin activate their own lightsabers]
Palpatine: Are you threatening me, Master Jedi?
Mace: The Senate will decide your fate.
Palpatine: I am the Senate!
Mace: Not yet.
Palpatine: [stands up and a lightsaber suddenly flies out of his robe and right into his hand] It's treason, then. [activates his lightsaber and engages Mace Windu, Agen Kolar, Saesee Tiin and Kit Fisto in a fierce fight]

[Mace Windu is flung out the window to his death]
Anakin: What have I done?!
Darth Sidious: You're fulfilling your destiny, Anakin. Become my apprentice. Learn to use the dark side of the Force.
Anakin: I will do whatever you ask.
Sidious: Good!
Anakin: Just help me save Padmé's life. I can't live without her.
Sidious: To cheat death is the power only one has achieved. But if we work together, I know we can discover the secret.
Anakin: I pledge myself to your teachings.
Sidious: Good. Good! The Force is strong with you. A powerful Sith you will become. Henceforth, you shall be known as Darth...Vader.
Darth Vader: Thank you... my Master.
Sidious: Rise.

Sidious: In order to ensure our security and continuing stability, the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire, for a safe and secure society.
[The Senators cheer thunderously]
Padmé: So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.

Yoda: Destroy the Sith, we must.
Obi-Wan: Send me to kill the Emperor. I will not kill Anakin.
Yoda: To fight this Lord Sidious, strong enough, you are not.
Obi-Wan: He is like my brother.
Yoda: Twisted by the dark side, young Skywalker has become. The boy you trained, gone, he is, consumed by Darth Vader.
Obi-Wan: I do not know where the Emperor has sent him. I don't know where to look.
Yoda: Use your feelings, Obi-Wan, and find him, you will.

Obi-Wan: I'm looking for Anakin. When was the last time you saw him?
Padmé: Yesterday.
Obi-Wan: Do you know where he is now?
Padmé: No. He wouldn't tell me.
Obi-Wan: Padmé, I need your help. He is in grave danger.
Padmé: From the Sith?!
Obi-Wan: From himself. Padmé, Anakin has turned to the dark side.
Padmé: [shocked] You're wrong! How could you even say that?
Obi-Wan: I have seen a security hologram of him... killing younglings.
Padmé: Not Anakin! He couldn't!
Obi-Wan: He was deceived by a lie. We all were. It appears that the Chancellor is behind everything, including the war. Palpatine is the Sith Lord we've been looking for. After the death of Count Dooku, Anakin became his new apprentice.
Padmé: I don't believe you [sits down] I can't.
[Obi-Wan sits down next to Padmé]
Obi-Wan: Padmé, I must find him.
Padmé: You're going to kill him, aren't you?
Obi-Wan: He has become a very great threat.
Padmé: I can't...
[Obi-Wan stands up and prepares to leave, but then pauses and turns back to Padmé]
Obi-Wan: Anakin is the father, isn't he? [Padmé looks away] I'm so sorry.

Vader: [to Padmé] I saw your ship. What are you doing out here?
Padmé: I was so worried about you. Obi-Wan told me terrible things.
Vader: What things?
Padmé: He said you turned to the dark side. That you... killed younglings.
Vader: Obi-Wan is trying to turn you against me.
Padmé: He cares about us.
Vader: Us?
Padmé: He knows. He wants to help you. Anakin, all I want is your love.
Vader: Love won't save you, Padmé. Only my new powers can do that.
Padmé: At what cost? You're a good person, don't do this!
Vader: I won't lose you the way I lost my mother. I've become more powerful than any Jedi has ever dreamed of. And I'm doing it for you, to protect you.
Padmé: Come away with me. Help me raise our child. Leave everything else behind while we still can.
Vader: Don't you see? We don't have to run away anymore. I have brought peace to the Republic. I am more powerful than the Chancellor. I-I can overthrow him, and together you and I can rule the galaxy. Make things the way we want them to be.
Padmé: [steps away] I don't believe what I'm hearing. Obi-Wan was right. You've changed.
Vader: [becoming angry] I don't want to hear any more about Obi-Wan. The Jedi turned against me, don't you turn against me.
Padmé: I don't know you anymore. Anakin, you're breaking my heart. You're going down a path I can't follow!
Vader: Because of Obi-Wan?
Padmé: Because of what you've done! What you plan to do. Stop, stop now. Come back. I love you!
Vader: [sees Obi-Wan] LIAR!!!
[Padmé turns around and is shocked to see Obi-Wan standing on the ramp. Obi-Wan begins walking down to confront Anakin]
Padmé: No!
Vader: You're with him! You brought him here to kill me! [Begins Force-choking Padmé]
Obi-Wan: Let her go, Anakin!
Padmé: Anakin...
Obi-Wan: Let... her... go!
[Vader releases Padmé who falls to the ground, unconscious]
Vader: You turned her against me!
Obi-Wan: You have done that yourself!
Vader: You will not take her from me!
Obi-Wan: Your anger and your lust for power have already done that. You have allowed this Dark Lord to twist your mind, until now... until now, you have become the very thing you swore to destroy.
Vader: Don't lecture me, Obi-Wan. I see through the lies of the Jedi. I do not fear the dark side as you do! I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new Empire!
Obi-Wan: Your new Empire?!
Vader: Don't make me kill you.
Obi-Wan: Anakin, my allegiance is to the Republic, to democracy!
Vader: If you're not with me, then you're my enemy!
Obi-Wan: Only a Sith deals in absolutes. I will do what I must.
Vader: You will try.
[Obi-Wan and Vader activate their lightsabers and engage in a fierce and furious duel]

Yoda: I hear a new apprentice you have, Emperor... or, should I call you Darth Sidious?
Sidious: Master Yoda. You survived.
Yoda: Surprised?
Sidious: Your arrogance blinds you, Master Yoda. Now you will experience the full power of the dark side! [fires Force lightning at Yoda, sending him flying across the room, rendering him unconscious; the scene cuts to the intensifying lightsaber duel between Darth Vader, formerly Anakin Skywalker, and Obi-Wan Kenobi on Mustafar as they battle each other, barging their way into the control room which is littered with the dead bodies of Nute Gunray and the other Separatists; scene cuts again to Darth Sidious on Coruscant as he laughs at the unconscious form of Yoda menacingly] I have waited a long time for this moment, my little green friend. [laughs maniacally as Yoda regains consciousness] At last, the Jedi are no more!
Yoda: Not if anything to say about it, I have! [uses the Force to throw Sidious across the room] At an end, your rule is... and not short enough, it was. [Sidious tries to run, but Yoda blocks his way] If so powerful, you are... why leave? [activates his green lightsaber]
Sidious: You will not stop me. Darth Vader will become more powerful than either of us! [activates his red lightsaber]
Yoda: Faith in your new apprentice, misplaced, may be. As is your faith in the dark side of the Force!
[Yoda and Sidious engage in their own lightsaber duel]

Obi-Wan: I have failed you, Anakin. I have failed you.
Vader: I should've known the Jedi were plotting to take over!
Obi-Wan: Anakin, Chancellor Palpatine is evil!
Vader: From my point of view, the Jedi are evil!

Obi-Wan: It's over, Anakin! I have the high ground!
Vader: You underestimate my power!
Obi-Wan: Don't try it.
[Vader jumps in front of Obi-Wan, but Obi-Wan cuts off Vader's legs and part of his remaining good arm. Vader is now struggling near the lava river]
Obi-Wan: [anguished] YOU WERE THE CHOSEN ONE! It was said that you would destroy the Sith, not join them! Bring balance to the Force, not leave it in darkness! [picks up Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber]
Vader: I HATE YOU!!!
Obi-Wan: You were my brother, Anakin. I loved you. [Vader, now too close to the lava river, catches on fire. Obi-Wan leaves]

[Vader's new cyborg body arises from the steam]
Sidious: Lord Vader, can you hear me?
Vader: Yes, master. Where is Padmè? Is she safe? Is she alright?
Sidious: It seems, in your anger, you… killed her.
Vader: I... I couldn't have. She was alive! I felt it!! [Vader begins to growl in rage and anguish as the room is destroyed by the Force. He breaks free from the stretcher. Sidious smiles evilly] NOOO!!!!!

[After Padmè's death, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Senator Bail Organa are onboard the Tantive III and are traveling to Naboo while discussing the babies' future]
Yoda: Hidden, safe, the children must be kept.
Obi-Wan: We must take them somewhere where the Sith will not sense their presence.
Yoda: Hmm... Split up, they should be.
Bail: My wife and I will take the girl. We've always talked about adopting a baby girl. She will be loved with us.
Obi-Wan: And what of the boy?
Yoda: To Tatooine. To his family, send him.
Obi-Wan: I will take the child and watch over him.
Yoda: Until the time is right, disappear, we will. [Senator Organa and Obi-Wan bow and start to leave] Master Kenobi, wait a moment. In your solitude on Tatooine, training, I have for you.
Obi-Wan: Training?
Yoda: An old friend has learned the path to immortality. One who has returned from the netherworld of the Force... Your old master.
Obi-Wan: [surprised] Qui-Gon?!
Yoda: How to commune with him, I will teach you.

Quotes about Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

  • Obviously, fans would love to see a movie about Darth Vader running around killing people. I'm not telling that story, and I'm not interested in that. That's not what the movie is.
  • This first trilogy is really about the father, the struggles of a father, or a man, basically, to find himself, and at the same time fall into a trap of wanting certain powers, making a pact with the devil and basically spending the rest of his life regretting it.
  • This one is a little tougher, and I think children, young children especially, should be warned that this is not your average Star Wars. It's a lot darker. There's a lot more scary stuff in it. It's brutal in places, and they should be aware of that. And at least if it does come out to be a PG-13, the parents are warned to be careful of bringing tiny little kids, like five and six years old, because it might be too much. Know your kids. I have three kids—they’re all grown up now—but when they were six, I knew what I could take them to and couldn't. People think Star Wars is extremely innocent, although we do cut a lot of people in half and cut off a lot of arms.
  • Anakin, as Skywalker, as a human being, was going to be extremely powerful, but he ended up losing his arms and a leg and became partly a robot. So a lot of his ability to use the Force, a lot of his powers, are curbed at this point, because, as a living form, there's not that much of him left. So his ability to be twice as good as the Emperor disappeared, and now he's maybe 20 percent less than the Emperor. So that isn’t what the Emperor had in mind. He wanted this really super guy, but that got derailed by Obi-Wan. So he finds that, with Luke, he can get a more primo version if he can turn Luke to the Dark Side. You'll see, as this goes on, Luke is faced with the same issues and practically the same scenes that Anakin is faced with. Anakin says yes and Luke says no.
  • We knew that Padmé was going to be pregnant through the whole film, and nobody in the outside world could know that. Because she's pregnant, I wanted a soft quality to be apparent in the fabrics that were used.
    • George Lucas "Crafting Revenge," in "An Introduction to Episode III" at; last accessed August 5, 2006.


  • Every Story Has A Hero, Every Hero Has A Destiny, Every Saga Has An End.
  • The Saga Is Complete





Star Wars : Star Wars (1977) · The Empire Strikes Back (1980) · Return of the Jedi (1983)
The Phantom Menace (1999) · Attack of the Clones (2002) · Revenge of the Sith (2005)
The Force Awakens (2015) · Rogue One (2016) · The Last Jedi (2017)
Solo (2018) · The Rise of Skywalker (2019)