Questions tagged [attack-of-the-clones]

Chronologically the second film in the *Star Wars* saga, though the fifth to be filmed. *Attack of the Clones* shows the early days of a civil war between the Republic and the Separatist movement spearheaded by Sith Lords Palpatine and Count Dooku. A major subplot revolves around the budding romance between Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala. Use this with the [star-wars] tag.

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Why did R2-D2 not fly in Return of the Jedi?

In Return of the Jedi: Artoo butts the golden droid over the edge and steps off himself, tumbling toward the sand. But in Attack of the Clones: ARTOO uses his rocket jets to fly up and into the ...
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Did Tyranus know that the Clones would be at the battle of Geonosis?

Count Dooku ordered the clone army as he impersonated Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas in order to get the clones commissioned. In this scene, he wasn't surprised when the Army of the Republic arrives: ...
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Why did Dooku/Tyranus reveal the truth about Darth Sidious to Obi-Wan on Geonosis?

Wasn't it a risk for Dooku to tell Obi-Wan the truth about Darth Sidious? Count Dooku: What if I told you that the Republic was now under the control of a Dark Lord of the Sith? Obi-Wan: No, that's ...
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Do the Jedi and the public know that Count Dooku is also Darth Tyranus?

Beacause the Jedi don't seem to recognize that Count Dooku is a Sith. Like Ki-Adi-Mundi said that he's a political idealist, not a murderer. Besides, in the movies he continued to call him Dooku.
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Why didn't anyone free Shmi Skywalker?

One thing that's always confused me during Star Wars was the fact that NO ONE freed or even did anything to help Shmi. I mean, this is the mother of the Chosen One. Why didn't the Jedi do anything? I ...
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Why did the Jedi take the clone army without further thought?

In The Attack of the Clones film, the Jedi find out about an army that was apparently ordered by a mysterious Jedi, without authorization of the Jedi Council. They don't know what he ordered it for, ...
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What attracted Padmé to Anakin?

Padmé seems to fall in love with Anakin awfully quickly and in the films we never really seem to get given a concrete reason behind it. Could it be that it's supposed to mimic the OT (in that Padmé ...
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Who were the witnesses at the marriage of Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker?

Who were the witnesses at the marriage of Padmé Amidala and Anakin Skywalker?
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Why didn't Anakin face any repercussions for killing the entire village of Sand People?

He told Padme, didn't he? Did she keep it a secret? Surely Obi-Wan would know through the Force, as well as perhaps other Jedi. Why wasn't he punished for his crimes?
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How did the clones land at the battle of Geonosis?

In Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, we see the Cavalry (warning: TVTropes link) arrive in the form of the clone army led by Master Yoda. However, just a few scenes later as Dooku is ...
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Is Jango Fett inept?

We see in AotC that Jango shoots down a Jedi Knight pretty quick, but besides just being a gun-toting thug, is he actually good at the other elements of his job (bounty hunting)? In the movie, he ...
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How much does a clone cost?

The clone troopers that formed the basis of the Republic's new army were paid for by a combination of Count Dooku's wealth — which was apparently staggering — and other funds. What was ...
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Where did the Old Republic get the military hardware for the First Battle of Geonosis?

So we've determined that there wasn't a space battle above Geonosis and that the clones landed in Republic capital ships. We know that Yoda went and gathered the clones from Kamino. But where did they ...
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Why did Jango Fett jump into the arena to engage Master Windu?

Master Windu was a very powerful Jedi Master (even Count Dooku couldn't stand a chance against him) and this fact should be popular among the bad guys if not across the Galaxy. What made Jango Fett ...
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Was anyone else suspicious of the sudden convenient appearance of a Clone army?

Related but not duplicate: Why did the Jedi take the clone army without further thought? and How does Obi-Wan reconcile the fact that the Separatists apparently commissioned the clone army for the ...
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What do the sand people do with Anakin's mother?

Why did they kidnap her (and keep her alive)? Do they use her for slave labor, or what? The tent Shmi is kept in, and apparently tortured in, is under guard, so it seems like the sand people ...
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Why does Darth Tyranus have a quillon on his lightsaber?

Why does Darth Tyranus have a quillon-like spike sticking out of one side of his lightsaber? See that metal spike sticking out next to the business end of the lightsaber? The quillons on a metal ...
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How does Obi-Wan reconcile the fact that the Separatists apparently commissioned the clone army for the Republic?

In Episode 2, Obi-Wan Kenobi talked to Jango Fett on Kamino. Jango was clearly working under whoever hired/commissioned the clone army. Not minding that Jango told him that he was hired by Darth ...
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What punishment would Anakin have faced if the Jedi Council had found out he slaughtered the village of Sand People?

What punishment would Anakin have faced if the Jedi Council had found out he slaughtered the village of Sand People? The question says it all. Padme was no snitch. Yoda shrugged off Qui-Gon's Force ...
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How is Anakin’s nickname spelt?

This question was inspired by Valorum’s answer to the question on what the Tuskens did with Shmi Skywalker. In it, he quotes the following from the official Attack of the Clones novelisation: ...
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Did Anakin steal C-3PO?

In Attack of the Clones, when Anakin and Padme decide to rescue Obi-Wan, C-3PO is in the ship with them. Does the novelization or a deleted scene or something explain why he was there? Did Anakin ...
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Why did Mace Windu threaten Jango Fett on Geonosis?

Inspired by this answer to the question Why did Jango Fett jump into the arena to engage Master Windu? At the beginning of the Battle of Geonosis, Mace Windu had managed to sneak up on the Separatist ...
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How was Obi-Wan felled by such minor injuries?

I'm pretty confused. During the fight between Obi-Wan and Count Dooku on Geonosis, Obi-Wan is doing fine until he gets a little cut on his arm, and a little cut on his leg. Then he's down. I don't get ...
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Is Force lightning part of “Jedi powers”?

Towards the end of Attack of The Clones during the Obi Wan/Anakin/Dooku fight, Dooku uses Force lightning to pick up Anakin and fling him to the side. Then he attempts force lightning on Obi Wan ...
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Was there a space battle above Geonosis?

Related to my other question here: We see in the background that there are Republic capital ships that have landed and troops are being disembarked for the fight. A few scenes later, we see Dooku ...
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Why did Jango user a saberdart?

The Kamino Sabredart is an instantly recognisable piece of kit that leads a Jedi investigator directly to its user. Why would a professional like Jango use such a distinctive weapon when he could ...
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Only 20 Jedi left the Order?

From Attack of the Clones: Only twenty Jedi have ever left the Order. The Lost Twenty. And Count Dooku was the most recent and the most painful. No one likes to talk about it. His leaving was a great ...
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How was Amidala's assassination attempt organized?

In the beginning of Attack of the Clones, Senator Padmé Amidala's group of attachés arrived on Coruscant in a J-type diplomatic cruiser. Almost as soon as they landed on the triangular platform, the ...
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When did Anakin fall to the dark side?

If giving in to your anger and hatred when drawing on the Force is considered to be the act that seals your fall to the dark side, and that its temptation, once tasted, prevents you from turning back ...
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Was Obi-Wan Kenobi an alcoholic?

There are scenes in Star Wars that provide a certain subtext that suggests to me, that dear Old Ben may have had a drinking problem. Or, at the least, may have been a regular at the local bar. First, ...