Questions tagged [revenge-of-the-sith]

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005, sixth movie produced). Set about 19 years before the Battle of Yavin (Episode IV) it depicts the fall of the Jedi order and the beginning of the Empire. Use with the [star-wars] tag.

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What did Padmé die of?

According to Star Wars: Episode III MEDICAL DROID: Medically, she is completely healthy. For reasons we can't explain, we are losing her. OBI-WAN: She's dying? MEDICAL DROID: We don't ...
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Did Palpatine intentionally lose to Mace Windu?

In Episode III, Mace Windu, a user of Vaapad fighting style, fought and disarmed Palpatine. He was defeated until Anakin turned to the dark side and saved him. Did Palpatine foresee this? Did ...
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How could Count Dooku lose against Anakin Skywalker in a lightsaber battle?

At Wookieepedia I found the following: Dooku was a respected instructor in the Jedi Temple and one of the most renowned swordsmen in the galaxy. Only Masters Yoda and Mace Windu were considered ...
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Did Darth Sidious and Vader ever discover how to cheat death?

In Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith Palpatine/Sidious strings Anakin along to the dark side with the promise that together the two of them will be able to re-discover Darth Plagueis' secret to cheating ...
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Is it possible that Mace Windu survived his encounter with Sidious?

During their fight, it looked like Mace's arm was cut off and he was hit by the force lightning and thrown out the window. But, we never actually see his body. It seems to be a recurring theme that if ...
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Why did Palpatine pick 'Vader' as a name for Anakin?

When Anakin turned to the Dark Side Darth Sidious obviously saw fit to give him a new name: PALPATINE: Henceforth you shall be known as Darth...Vader. ANAKIN: Thank you, my master. I've seen the ...
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Is Palpatine's execution of Order 66 legally justified?

Assume the Republic Senate voted for some kind of inquiry to determine if the Supreme Chancellor had acted legally and if there are grounds for impeachment (for example, bear with me here). Even if ...
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Why didn't Count Dooku expose Palpatine?

In the Revenge of the Sith, when Count Dooku had Chancellor Palpatine captured, did he actually know that Palpatine was the same person as his master Darth Sidious? If he did, then why didn't he ...
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What is the name of the move that Obi-wan uses to remove Anakin's limbs?

I could be thinking of something else in the Star Wars universe but is the move that Obi-Wan used to remove the limbs of Anakin called something? Like does that move have a name? Or is there a name ...
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How did the Republic have enough clones for... anything?

I have very little data to go off of, but the Wookieepedia page for the Grand Army of the Republic says that the Grand Army started with 1.2 million clones, and 3 million added later on. We saw in ...
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Why didn't the Jedi use Order 65?

Order 65 states: Order 65 was one of the 150 contingency orders that the clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic were trained to carry out in the event of different emergency scenarios ...
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What was Chancellor Palpatine watching in the theater?

What was Chancellor Palpatine watching at the theater in this scene from Revenge of the Sith? Opera? Athletic competition? Academic conference? Performance art? ...
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Why did Obi-Wan allow Leia to get adopted by such a high profile figure?

I know that Leia is a princess because she was adopted by the Queen of Alderaan, but why would Obi-Wan allow this? Wasn't the original plan of Obi-Wan and Yoda to hide the Skywalkers from Palpatine? ...
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Why was C-3PO's memory wiped, but not R2-D2's?

In Revenge of the Sith after Luke and Leia are born, they are sent to separate parts of the galaxy. The droids are given to Captain Antilles, with the instructions to clean them up, and have C-3PO's ...
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Why did Darth Sidious have Darth Vader kill the trade federation?

In Revenge of the Sith Darth Sidious tells Darth Vader to take care of some of the members of the Trade Federation on Mustafar after killing the children at the temple. What I'm wondering is why did ...
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Why were Anakin and Obi-Wan the only Jedi who were assigned to rescue the Chancellor?

During the Battle of Coruscant, Anakin and Obi-Wan were the only 2 Jedi who were tasked with rescuing the Chancellor. Now similar to the Battle of Geonosis, Yoda and Mace Windu bring all the Jedi on ...
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How did Anakin think the power to cheat death would be helpful?

In Revenge of the Sith, we learn that Anakin's final seduction to the Dark Side occurs because of his obsession with power and especially his obsession with the power to cheat death to save Padme. ...
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How did Anakin Skywalker survive Order Sixty Six?

Order Sixty-Six was implemented via a bio chip in each of the clone troopers. When activated, troopers would immediately perceive Jedi as a threat and kill them. Since Anakin was a Jedi until around ...
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Why did Anakin turn to the Dark Side?

In the movies The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, Anakin turns bad and becomes Darth Vader. What is the reason he turned into a Sith, and didn't the Jedi council know about ...
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Did Count Dooku know about Order 66?

Since Count Dooku worked closely with Darth Sidious to undermine the Republic both internally and externally, he might have known about Order 66. He could have used the Clone Troopers to destroy the ...
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Why did Mace Windu and the Jedi Council refuse to raise Anakin to the rank of Master?

I don't really understand why the Jedi Council did this, other than because they think that Anakin is Palpatine's agent. But surely Anakin is right; how can he be on the Council and not be a Master? ...
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Why didn't the Grand Army of the Republic overthrow Palpatine when he announced the Empire?

From Chapter Twenty of the book Star Wars Republic Commando: True Colors: In the event of Jedi officers acting against the interests of the Republic, and after receiving specific orders verified as ...
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Any significance to the number 66 in Order 66?

From what I've found, there were something like 150 contingency orders to help hide the Palpatine's Order 66 and what it was meant to do. The first time I saw Revenge of the Sith, I thought he gave ...
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Why did Palpatine save Vader?

Really, why did he? We see in the prequels (and even more so in Legends) how whenever a Sith becomes weak, he gets killed off by his own kind. One example is the Apprentice who becomes more powerful ...
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Was Padmé made to still appear pregnant for her funeral?

During Padmé's funeral in Episode III she still appears to be very pregnant as her casket is drawn through the street, even though she had already given birth to twins before she died. You could ...
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Why didn't anyone in the Galactic Senate raise a motion against the formation of the Empire?

Bail Organa, Padme Amidala and other members of the delegation of 2000. They could have at least argued against it.
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Did Grievous know Palpatine was Sidious?

I was watching Revenge of the Sith and something struck me, when Grievous and Dooku took Palpatine hostage at the beginning of the film it's obvious that Dooku knew that the supreme chancellor was his ...
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Did the 501st Legion know what Anakin had become when they attacked the Jedi Temple with him?

When the 501st Legion ("Vader's Fist") attacked the Jedi Temple as part of Operation: Knightfall, they were led by an unmasked Darth Vader: Did the members of the 501st know, at that time, that ...
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Was killing Dooku actually the 'Jedi way'?

When Anakin killed Dooku, he said he shouldn't have done that and it's not the Jedi way, but when they got back to Coruscant, he was praised by Obi-Wan for killing Dooku. I don't get it. Was it ...
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Was Mace Windu technically committing treason or not?

In Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Chancellor Palpatine accuses Mace Windu and other Jedi Masters of treason for trying to arrest him. Were they actually committing treason though? First ...
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Was Sidious already making the Death Star by the end of Episode III?

I ask this because at the end of the movie, you see Luke on Tatooine, Leia with Bail Organa, and then a decent portion of the Death Star already done as Palpatine & Vader look on. So it seems the ...
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Why were Luke and Leia split up and given to two different families?

In the Star Wars movies we see Luke and Leia hidden and raised with two different families. As a princess, Leia is actually in the public eye whereas it seems safer to let Owen and Beru raise both ...
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Why did Palpatine order Anakin to kill Count Dooku when Anakin was not yet turned to the Dark Side?

This follows from this question: Does the Rule of Two Serve any Actual Purpose? , Darth Bane came up with the “Rule of Two” to ensure the survival of the Sith. The answer to that question says: ...
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Why does General Grievous say “Ah yes, the negotiator?”

When Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker enter the bridge of General Grievous’ ship near the beginning of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Grievous says “Ah yes, the negotiator.” I don’...
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Can spaceships really explode in space? [closed]

Take for example the opening of Revenge of the Sith. We see spaceships fighting with other spaceships using laser canons and missiles. Then when one spaceship is destroyed, we see fire and heavy black ...
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Why "hide" Luke from his father somewhere Anakin knows?

In Episode II Anakin goes to the Lars homestead and meets his extended family. How would sending Luke there be "hidden" to Vader in any way? At least Leia had a random planet and family.
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Did anyone on Coruscant see/film the duel between Mace Windu and Chancellor Palpatine?

When Mace Windu battled Chancellor Palpatine in the chancellor's office, they shattered the window in the office. Anybody in a nearby building could see into the ...
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What specifically were the Sith getting "revenge" for?

In Lucas canon (e.g. no EU/Legends, no new Disney content), what exactly did the Sith want revenge for? What was the specific thing that they tried to avenge?
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Did Sidious know the secret of cheating death? [duplicate]

In Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Chancellor Palpatine tells Anakin the tale of Darth Plagueis the Wise. He told Anakin that if he joined the dark side he could save the people he loved from death by ...
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How could the fireships in RotS know that Grievous' flagship was crewed by friendlies?

In Revenge of the Sith, Anakin and Obi-Wan land on general Grievous' flagship and after some time find themselves at the controls of it with all the bad guys having abandoned ship. They decide to ...
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How did Grand Moff Tarkin Feel About Darth Sidious?

I just watched the ending of Revenge of the Sith, and was curious specifically: How does Tarkin feel about Darth Sidious? My (long) thoughts and speculation about this: I always had the impression ...
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Are deleted scenes considered canon? [duplicate]

There are a number of deleted scenes (specifically in the prequels) that add a lot of interesting information to the backstory of events and characters in the films. One that jumps out at me is the ...
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Why did Darth Vader need extra equipment (lenses) to clear his vision?

In Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, in the Darth Vader helmet mask we can see some digital symbols & red shade to the lenses. Why did Darth Vader need extra equipment to clear his ...
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What was Dooku's plan for the Battle of Coruscant?

In Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, during the Battle of Coruscant and just before the second confrontation of Count Dooku with Anakin and Obi-Wan, we learn that this confrontation was ...
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What is Obi-Wan referring to when he says "five thousand"?

Early on in Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan and Anakin are flying a half-burned spaceship: Obi-Wan: Five thousand. Fire ships on the left and the right. Pilot: We'll take you in. (Pilot sprays water on ...
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How does General Grievous survive in space?

Near the start of Episode III (and several times throughout the Clone Wars TV series) we see General Grievous waltzing about in the vacuum of space without concern. Yet during his confrontation with ...
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Why didn't the Jedi Council send a team of Jedi to go after General Grievous?

It's very clear that General Grievous played a vital role for the Separatists during the Clone Wars, especially after the death of Count Dooku during the events of Revenge of the Sith. He was ...
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Was Count Dooku masking his true Sith nature (yellow eyes and decrepit look) with the Force?

Some fans believe Palpatine was using Force enhancement to cover up his Sith disfigurements (due to decades of using the dark-side) and yellow eyes before his fight with Mace Windu. Is it possible he ...
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Why or how did Agen Kolar and Saesee Tiin seem to die so easily without any resistance?

When Mace Windu and the 3 other Jedi Masters confront Chancellor Palpatine as the Sith Lord, Darth Sidious unveils himself and attacks the Jedi. In one move he takes out Agen Kolar, who wasn't even ...
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What happened to Count Dooku's lightsaber?

In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Dooku fights Kenobi and Anakin in front of the 'captured' Palpatine. At the end of the duel, Anakin disarms (and dis-hands) Dooku and takes his ...

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