Re: Question to those most disappointed with the SW prequels
Set Harth wrote:
Maul was but a placeholder to keep the seat warm until Sidious had his ultimate apprentice in hand, the one he would use to gain control over the galaxy.
Of course, Maul was already Palpatine's apprentice at a point when the latter had not even heard of Anakin yet.
Like Yoda I]m sure Palpatine could into the future using the Force and saw Anakin in his future. He did say at the end of TPM that he intended to keep a close on Anakin in the future.
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