I know huh. They could have just made him the Republics lead machinic. I mean yeah it helps the storie become more realistic but dang why some one that was there from the begin'in. Anakin Can't be dead that just doesn't seem right. I bet the Vong have him somwhere and are trying to turn him into a Force Sencitive Vong. If they make an EP 7 I bet that would be revealed in that.