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BritBllt: Removing the natter on Anakin's entry. Word of God
kills the "equal number of Jedi and Sith" thing, and that's a Wild Mass Guess
anyway. The "Chosen One" trope doesn't play a part in the OT: Luke and Leia are "chosen" only by their circumstances, and they're not described as being chosen by anything bigger than that (ironically, Vader and Palpatine are the only ones who talk about Luke's "destiny", and they claim that it's to become a villain
). Anakin's the only one that really qualifies as a full-blown Chosen One