As we know, the Kaminoans were master cloners, as evidenced by their creation of the Grand Army of the Republic, but there were other cloning corporations as I understand (mainly because the Empire leased its major cloning operations to a company after the failed Kaminoan Rebellion). I am pretty sure if thinking logically that Palpatine is not the only maniacal evil Sith maniac out there who came up with the idea of a clone army.

My question is this: Is there any precedent in any Star Wars canon on a clone army before the Grand Army of the Republic?

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    Very related, but different enough that I don't think it's a dupe: Were there other clone armies created by the Kaminoans?
    – phantom42
    Commented Dec 19, 2014 at 15:03
  • Only difference is I want to know if anyone created them. Cloning was not a strictly Kamioan thing as far as I know. According to the in-game unit descriptions in Star Wars Force Unleashed game the Empire had huge cloning facilities all over the Empire not manned by Kaminoans. I am just wondering if anything similar happened before the Clone Wars.
    – Jax
    Commented Dec 19, 2014 at 15:13
  • Correct. There were Spaathi (spelling? I'm always confusing them with SC2 race) cloners as well, mentioned first in Thrawn trilogfy Commented Dec 19, 2014 at 23:18

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I seem to recall that in the novel "Darth Plagueis" they tell him, that if he wants an army, they'd have to enlarge their facilities, because they didn't do something on that scale before, but then go on to assure him that the enlargement would be no problem.

  • Who tells him? The kaminoans or another group of closers? I obviously did not read that specific piece of work.
    – Jax
    Commented Dec 19, 2014 at 15:33
  • The Kaminoans themselves. Commented Dec 19, 2014 at 15:37
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    This answers whether or not Kaminoans have created a large army before, but doesn't address whether not any other civilizations with cloning technology have.
    – phantom42
    Commented Dec 19, 2014 at 16:20
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    I looked this up in the book and found the passage you were talking about. I've made it into an answer for the question about whether or not the Kaminoans have created a clone army before. As @phantom42 has pointed out, this answer does not answer whether or not other cloners like Arkanian Microtechnologies created a clone army.
    – Null
    Commented Dec 19, 2014 at 17:13

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