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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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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Why is the clone army so…small?

In Attack of the Clones, Lama Su says that 200,000 clone units were ready, and a million were on the way. Now I am assuming one unit means one clone trooper. Considering that there were a million ...
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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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Why was Anakin allowed to wear black robes?

Within the Jedi Order, it seemed to be that the brown robe over the lighter coloured tunic, pants and belt was more uniform than merely a customary wardrobe for Jedi Knights and Jedi Masters. I can't ...
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Why did Darth Sidious start the Clone Wars instead of just attacking the Republic with Droids directly?

Rewatching Episode 1 the Republic seems pretty helpless against the invasion of the separatists and crippled by their own bureaucracy. I don't see how Republican forces would have dealt with a full-...
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Why does Yoda call it “The Clone War” immediately?

In Attack of the Clones, Yoda says Victory? Victory you say? Master Obi-Wan, not victory. The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun the Clone War has. It's an epic Yoda line, and I get the ...
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How did a Jedi die during the Battle of Geonosis?

We've seen a single Jedi destroy a nice amount of droids alone and here (at 1:30) we see just 2 Jedi and one padawan (and two clones) hold off a nice amount of droids, so how did any Jedi die on ...
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Why did Anakin and Dooku duel in the dark?

Towards the end of Attack of the Clones, Dooku fights Anakin in a darkened hangar. I've never understood, either in-universe or out, why part of the fight is the combatants twirling their lightsabers ...
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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 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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Why did Obi-Wan hand off his lightsaber to Anakin in the fight against Count Dooku?

This has always bothered me. I'm talking about their encounter on Geonosis in Attack of the Clones. The whole scene can be seen here with the saber hand-off in question at 1:37. After Obi-Wan is ...
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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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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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Why does Padme react this way after the Tusken incident?

In Attack of the Clones there is a scene that makes me cringe. Anakin comes back after slaying an entire Tusken town. I can concede that Anakin was angry and unable to hold back his inner rage but... ...
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Why didn't Jango Fett kill Obi Wan and Anakin?

In Attack of the Clones, Jango Fett kills Zam with a dart while Obi Wan holds her and Anakin interrogates her. Why wouldn't Jango Fett kill Obi Wan and Anakin, too? Wouldn't this be the logical thing ...
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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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Why does Yoda need a walking stick when he is so skilled and agile with the lightsaber?

It is illogical that an old man would need a walking stick when he is as agile as a circus monkey. Just watch Yoda fight Count Dooku. Why does he need a walking stick?
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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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Did young Luke learn of his grandmother's burial at the Lars homestead?

In Attack of the Clones, Anakin Skywalker's mother Shmi Lars was captured and killed by the Sand People. She was later returned and buried at the Lars farm under a headstone. As Luke grew up at the ...
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Is Palpatine just lucky that Obi-Wan discovers the clone army and then the Separatist plot, justifying his emergency powers?

It sure seems like Jango didn't want to be tracked since he kills the original assassin sent after Amidala with a dart when she's about to talk, and then he flees as soon as Obi-Wan shows up on Kamino ...
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In the Drew Struzan 'Attack of the Clones' artwork, why is Darth Tyranus missing?

Artist Drew Struzan painted three works for the DVD covers for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. They each seem to follow quite a ...
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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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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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When does R2-D2 demonstrate his supposed 'extendable neck', and since when does he have this capability?

The Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection book provides this image which include #8 Hydaulic head extenders as well as this text: R2-D2 rarely uses his extendable neck, specifically ...
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How did Kenobi plan to bring Jango Fett to Coruscant?

When Obi-wan Kenobi tells Yoda about Jango Fett, Yoda says: Bring him here. Question him, we will. As this HISHE SW:AoC video points out, Obi-wan's Jedi Starfighter has only one seat. Was he going ...
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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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What happens to Jedi expelled from the order?

In this scene from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Obiwan tells Anakin that he would be expelled from the Jedi Order if he puts his personal feelings ahead of his duties. ...
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Why use centipedes to assassinate Padmé?

Why did they try to kill Padmé with centipedes, when the droid could have just shot her once it had cut the window? Is there any explanation beyond shoddy writing?
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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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Which character does this “stunt” lightsaber belong to? It appeared in Star Wars Ep II

Does anyone know which character this stunt lightsaber belonged to in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones? A bit of background: I worked on the film for nearly 12 months. Was generously gifted the ...
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How could Padme (and Anakin) not know she was carrying twins?

At numerous points in the Episodes II and III, they refer to Padme's hypothetical future child in the singular. Besides the obvious out-of-universe explanation that Vader needed to be unaware of the ...
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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 is Padme's reaction to Jar Jar's part in starting the Clone Wars?

When the CIS army was discovered, it was Jar Jar who motioned for Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to be granted the emergency powers necessary to create a Grand Army of the Republic, thus arming both ...
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Why did Yoda say nothing after Padme hugs Anakin after the fight with Dooku?

Yoda seems to be the most sensitive to Anakin's state of mind. He has already sensed the fear in Anakin when Padme fell from the ship during the chase of Count Dooku. Surely, he must have understood ...
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Why does Cordé apologise to Padmé?

In Attack of the Clones, Senator Padmé Amidala comes to Coruscant to vote on a plan to create an army of the Republic. Right after the spaceship lands, it explodes. Cordé, "Milady, I'm so sorry. I'...
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Why did the Separatists start planning the Death Star before the Clone Wars broke out?

In Episode II we see the early plans for the Death Star (initially developed by the Separatist Geonosians, led by Poggle the Lesser) at the Battle of Geonosis: image source The Battle of Geonosis ...
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What was up with the looks being exchanged with Count Dooku and Anakin?

During the Attack of the Clones light saber battle between Anakin and Count Dooku there was a scene where the focus was on their two faces and the looks they were giving each other. It was weird. It ...
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Who finished C-3PO?

Anakin left C-3PO without his outer coverings when they left Tatooine in Episode 1. Who finished him by the time they went back in Episode 2?
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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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Why doesn't Count Dooku finish Anakin off?

During their fight on Geonosis, Count Dooku cuts of Anakin's right arm leaving him pretty defenseless but rather than finish him off on the spot, he uses the force to push him across the room. Why ...
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Was Anakin ever better than Yoda with the lightsaber?

In Attack of the Clones, this conversation takes place between Obi-Wan and Anakin: OBI-WAN: - If you'd spend as much time working on your saber skills as you do on your wit, young Padawan, you ...
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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 they choose Jar Jar Binks as the Gungan Representative of Naboo?

Now, we all know the out of universe reason for Jar Jar's ongoing existence, but apart from "he was friends with the Senator and a few Jedi", why would Naboo have risked putting Jar Jar in front of ...
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What happened to Kamino after the Clone Wars?

Once Palpatine solidified his empire and began recruiting regular humans instead of clones, what happened to Kamino and its population? Did Palpatine order an attack on the planet? Were they left in ...
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Why did Obi-Wan do nothing about Anakin's feelings for Padme?

Rewatching episode II of Star Wars, it's very clear that Obi Wan knows that Anakin has feelings for Padme...such as when Anakin admits he's bothered that she's back in his life...or when Padme falls ...
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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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What is Plo Koon's real face?

Everyone has a face behind their mask, even Vader. What is Plo Koon's? Has anyone ever seen it, behind those eye-patches and breathing apparatus?
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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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Was Ahsoka Tano one of the younglings helping Kenobi find Kamino?

In Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan seeks the advice of Master Yoda in finding a missing planet. During this time Yoda is teaching a group of younglings. One of them is a Togruta of unknown gender who ...