Trying to wrap my head around the cloning idea. Can honestly say, I did not see that coming at all.
Technically, cloning is "the ability to create life". Perhaps this could be what Palpatine tells Anakin in RotS, in a way that manipulate him without ever truly lying. And if, as many believe, Anakin is the product of "creating life" then perhaps Anakin is actually a clone of Palpatine...
Finding some old footage of McDiarmid, and implementing it as the Ghost of Anakin would tie that up rather nicely in Jedi ;)
That is an extremely interesting take on the cloning idea...
Jango wanted an unaltered clone for a son.
Palpatine obviously refers to his mentor that he kills in his sleep that "had the ability to create life.."
Anakin has no father yet why would he be inseminated in to his mother in for conception and not produced in a factory like Boba?
What is so special about his mother? or different about his mother that made her chosen as a host as opposed to a factory?
Or there does not need to be anything special about his mother only that she was implanted with a type of weird force power sperm from Palps mentor (Darth Plaguies) before palps murdered him as a way to avert his total destruction and carry on his life as he may of sensed palpatine wanted to kill him.
The Irony of this is, that Anakin joined the dark side to get the ability to stop people from dying when it was inherrent in him if this was a possible plot but would need to relearn the skill and palps was never taught or powerful enough to do this.
I think if this was to be a plot point for revisited the ultimate revelation of this would be better that luke dies and is brought back to life in ROTJ in the throne room after Vader throws Sideous down to his death.
Quoting again "He could save others but he could not save himself"
It would certainly be a way to go out making any PT story more valid and it is such a small thing to show Luke dead and Vaders Hand Glowing or something before Luke comes over to comfort him.
Very simple effects and will totally blow people way out there and give a whole different meaning to who Vader actually was. But I could also somehow imagine breaking down in tears over that especially if it was done in the right way with proper music.
Luke also acting like he is trying to save Vader when he has no knowledge that he was dead a few moments ago.
I think if there were to be any changes to the OT for story in the PT this should be the only one that would be remotely acceptable in terms of connecting the dots and the huge emotional pay off involved.
Not only this but if you take force ghosts being a power available to the good side of the force of prolonging existance, the dark art of the force the power would be practiced within the normal universe an not an etherial plane. This gives Balance and shows the Good side as ether oriented and the darkside as Physically manifested
So to connect the dots further this would also call for removal of Anakin's ghost entire with Ben and Yoda and Vader's redemption would be different and show the power of the dark side in a different form as the force ghost is a contradiction of Vader's abilities and what the practice of a totally powerful dark side master can achieve.
It is Radical Idea but it's rock solid and unwavering