In the canon animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Obi-Wan and Anakin wear a great amount of armor. However, the rest of the Jedi seem to only wear armor on their arms, or even not at all. Why is this?

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    Because robes are really hard to animate. – Valorum Dec 16 '16 at 0:27
  • Other Jedi wear armour; starwars.com/news/force-of-fashion-jedi-armor – Valorum Dec 16 '16 at 0:34
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    Apparently because Anakin & Obi-Wan see something like 10x as much action as other Jedi during The Clone Wars. Seriously, they're pretty much the only ones doing anything. – Omegacron Dec 16 '16 at 1:18
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    I remember reading that Obi-Wan started practicing Form III (Soresu), after Qui-Gon was killed. Soresu is a defensive form, not so much an attacking one. It is reasonable to believe that Anakin would practice the same form as his master, and thus they would both wear at least some armour. Also, take a look at this answer and the Jedi from The Old Republic trailers. – Gallifreyan Dec 16 '16 at 7:28
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    One point to add there though.......they only wear it during the series NOT during the films. – Thomas Dec 17 '16 at 16:58

I remember reading/seeing something at some point that alluded to the fact that Obi-Wan wore armor that was similar to the clones because it gave him a more relatable demeanor to the clone troops he was commanding. That he did so because he saw the troopers as more than just "clones" but as individuals (i.e. Rex, Fives, Echo, so on..)

  • Can you find the source for your claim and provide it? – Edlothiad May 24 '17 at 20:00

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