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
    Commented Dec 16, 2016 at 0:27
  • Other Jedi wear armour; starwars.com/news/force-of-fashion-jedi-armor
    – Valorum
    Commented Dec 16, 2016 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
    Commented Dec 16, 2016 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. Commented Dec 16, 2016 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
    Commented Dec 17, 2016 at 16:58

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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
    Commented May 24, 2017 at 20:00

From what I know, Anakin and Obi-wan were war heroes. They were kind of poster boys. So the armor was to make them seem heroic I guess. I can’t cite anything but I know I remember reading about their war hero status.


They weren’t the only ones to wear armor and they mainly did it to show that they actually cared for there clone troopers unlike those like Pong krell who greatly mistreated their clones

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    Hi, welcome to SciFi.SE. Do you have any evidence for your assertions from the source material that you could edit in?
    – fez
    Commented Jul 11, 2022 at 6:20

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