n September 1999, SuperShadow migrated from Tripod to SuperShadow.com, where he began building out a sprawling fantasy world wherein he is George Lucas's most valued creative consultant. Still engaging in Q&As with his readers (that would never change), the primary draw of the new site -- for those either unaware of his pre-Episode I
chicanery or perversely entertained by his stories -- were his "official" treatments for Star Wars: Episode II.
In November 1999, he claimed to have two of these plot outlines in his possession, "Version 1.0
" and "Version 2.0
," both of which would bear little to no relation to 2002's Attack of the Clones
. The first version, Crusaders of the Force
, mirrored Lucas's movie in that Anakin sought to free his enslaved mother (it also concluded with Anakin and Pademé getting married). The second version, Rise of the Empire
, was incoherent fan fiction centered on Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's video game-like quest to hunt down ancient Jedi relics with the help of his new second-in-command, Darth Rage, a character who rooted himself in fandom enough to linger even to this day