How did Padme die in Star Wars? What Was the Real Reason of Her Death?

Padme from Star Wars

Padme dies in Star Wars episode III: Revenge of the Sith of a broken heart caused by Anakin’s betrayal joining the dark side and is said to have lost her will to live, right after she gives birth to twins.

Her death is seen as controversial by the audience, as she was one of the strongest characters in the movie.

Who was Padme in Star Wars?

Padme Amidala was the central female character and the queen and senator of Naboo during the final years of the Galactic Republic.

She was a political idealist, and fought for the preservation of democracy and wanted by all costs to maintain peace in Clone Wars. She secretly marries Anakin Skywalker, a Jedi Knight of the Galactic Republic, and dies right after giving birth to their two children: Luke and Leia.

How old was Padme when she died?

Padme was 27 years old when she died; she was 14 when she became a queen and 25-26 when she married Anakin.

What was Padme’s appearance?

Padme is a beautiful and athletic woman with long brown hair and brown eyes.

As we can see in the movie, she wears various robes and dresses which suit different occasions. She is definitely the perfect fit as a senator and leader, as she possesses a lot of skills and abilities, both intellectual and physical.

What was Padme’s personality?

Let us remember why we loved Padme. She is extremely skilled when using blaster rifles and pistols, she can easily pilot any type of flying ship and she is multilingual (she is fluent in Basic, Ithorese, Rodese, Mon Calamarian, Gran and Gunganese).

Yes, she is perfect for her role as a leader, but still, she possesses a lot more qualities which make everyone love her. In a world of wars and fights, she is the kind, compassionate and sensitive figure who loves her dear ones and listens to everyone without judging, and the only character who tries to maintain peace.

Diplomacy is one of her greatest strengths and she leads with Extroverted Feeling, a mental process which places a high value on harmony and balance. She indeed has some ENFJ traits which maybe make her too trusting, loyal and compassionate, but this does not make her a weak character or a bad leader.

On the contrary, she possesses great emotional intelligence and wisdom and she is brave enough to speak her mind when she has to; and this only makes her being more appreciated by the audience.

What were the main circumstances that caused Padme’s death?

It all starts with a nightmare that Anakin has, which was Padme dying during childbirth. In order to save her and prevent her death, he decides to join the Dark Side and becomes Darth Vader.

Padme was profoundly hurt and betrayed by his choice that she cannot understand; she fell in love with a hero, a Jedi knight, a person who would fight right next to her for the Naboo and the Republic and not for the enemies.

Originally, Anakin Skywalker was a slave on Tatooine, a Jedi prophesied to bring balance to the Force. He was dragged to the dark side of the Force by Chancellor Sheev Palpatine and became a Sith Lord, getting the title of Darth Vader.

He really wants to be a Jedi, but at the same time he wants to be with the one he loves and take care of his wife and his future family. In the end, this became a choice for Anakin and unfortunately a choice that led him to the dark side.

At the same time, it also became a tragic irony: by trying to save Padme, he only manages to bring her closer to death.

Padme’s death is seen as perplex and in contradiction with her brave nature. During a time where her leadership and diplomatic skills were needed the most, she just gives up on everything.

Theoretically, she could not just abandon all her principles and not fight, but it seems like her feelings for Anakin really got the best of her, especially being in a sensitive and painful period with the pregnancy.

Padme’s last words before she died were: ‘There is still good in him’, referring to Anakin while being with Obi Wan.