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22 May 2013 @ 09:30 pm
Fanmix - The Chosen One  
Title: The Chosen One
Fandom: Star Wars
Character: Anakin Skywalker
Notes: Made for waywardmixes Round 15, "heroes and villains".
Spoilers: For Star Wars Episode III. Quotes come from the movie and its novelization by Matthew Stover.

Anakin mix cover

Anakin mix back

"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!

About: Anakin Skywalker, otherwise known as the Chosen One and the Hero Without Fear, was born a slave on Tatooine before being freed as a result of a bet made by passing Jedi, Qui-Gon Jinn. Although he was far older than individuals being considered for Jedi training, an exception was made and he was apprenticed to Obi-Wan Kenobi after Qui-Gon died in the liberation of Naboo. He and his Master shared a strained, yet affectionate relationship for the duration of Anakin's training. At the start of the Clone Wars, Anakin reunites with Padmé Amidala, formerly Queen and now Senator of Naboo, and against the rules of the Jedi Order, fall in love. During the early months of the conflict, Anakin was given the rank of Jedi Knight and given a Padawan of his own.

This mix covers Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, when the world starts to crumble from Anakin. He starts having dreams that seem to foretell Padmé's death in childbirth. The antagonism and mistrust between him and the Council starts to get worse. His relationship between Obi-Wan, better now that they are no longer student and teacher, begins to disintegrate. Unsure of who to trust, he turns to his valued mentor, Chancellor Palpatine, for advice. Unfortunately, there is one fact that Anakin is unaware of: Palpatine is in reality the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, mastermind of the Clone Wars, and he would like nothing more than to have Anakin as his apprentice.

Even the greatest of heroes can become the worst of villains.

Emergence of Empire ~ Immediate Music

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
War. The Republic is crumbling under attacks by the ruthless Sith Lord, Count Dooku. There are heroes on both sides. Evil is everywhere.

Icarus ~ Bastille
Icarus is flying too close to the sun
Icarus's life, it has only just begun
This is how it feels to take a fall
Icarus is flying towards an early grave

"My powers have doubled since the last time we met, Count."
"Good. Twice the pride, double the fall."

Heaven ~ Emeli Sandé
Oh heaven, oh heaven
I wait with good intentions
But the day it always lasts too long

"Something's happening. I'm not the Jedi I should be. I want more. And I know I shouldn't."

Running Up That Hill ~ Placebo
You wanna know, know that it doesn't hurt me?
You wanna hear about the deal I'm making?
You be running up that hill
You and me be running up that hill

Locked within the furnace of his heart, Anakin whispered an echo--not quite an echo--slightly altered, just at the end: I would ask him to sit down, and I would ask him if he has any power he could use--
--to save Padmé.

Power ~ Kanye West
No one man should have all that power
The clocks tickin' I just count the hours
Stop trippin' I'm tripping off the power

"I have the power of any five Masters. Any ten. You know it, and so do they."

Monster ~ Skillet
I hate what I've become
The nightmare's just begun
I must confess that I feel like a monster

Stunned with horror, stunned with revulsion, Anakin coud only stare at the creature. At the shadow.
Looking into the face of the darkness, he saw his future.
"Now come inside," the darkness said.
After a moment, he did.

The Ruler and the Killer ~ Kid Cudi
Survival of the fittest, hey hey.
Lose and you will answer to me
The ruler and the killer baby

"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! You don't believe me, do you?"

Everything You Ever ~ Neil Patrick Harris
Now the nightmare’s real
Now Dr. Horrible is here
To make you quake with fear
To make the whole world kneel
(Everything you ever…)
And I won’t feel
A thing

In the end, the shadow is all you have left.
Because the shadow understands you, the shadow forgives you, the shadow gathers you unto itself--
And within your furnace heart, you burn in your own flame.
This is how it feels to be Anakin Skywalker.

Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) ~ John Williams

"He's more machine now than man. Twisted and evil."

Current Location: Alexandria
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Kill the Director - The Wombats
Erinkingdmforahorse on May 24th, 2013 04:24 pm (UTC)
Nice subject! I think that the Icarus song/parallel fits very well here. There's such a thin line between greatness and evil and I think you illustrated that well.
devon380black: ferretdevon380black on May 28th, 2013 09:23 am (UTC)
Hi! I downloaded this because it's interesting. I'm currently listening to track 3: Heaven ~ Emeli Sande and I'm really enjoying this mix. Kudos!

Thanks for the fanmix.

Btw, I like this line in Heaven:

Will you recognise me
When I'm lying on my back?
Something's gone inside me
And I can't get it back

I feel as if it connects to when he's fighting with Obi-Wan and he gets disarmed, and he tries to crawl to him while seething in anger. He's so angry and anger is something a Jedi shouldn't ever have.