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Why did Darth Sidious start the Clone Wars instead of just attacking the Republic with Droids directly?

Conquering Coruscant (in Episode 1) wouldn't have been the decapitating move you think it is. The planet has excellent planetary defences and should be all but impregnable to the sort of attack you'...
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Did Tyranus know that the Clones would be at the battle of Geonosis?

Yes, he did The dialogue at the end of the film between Dooku (Tyranus) and Palpatine (Sidious) makes it explicit that their plans had been fulfilled: DARTH TYRANUS: The Force is with us, my Master. ...
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Why were Luke and Leia split up and given to two different families?

This is addressed in the film's official novelisation. Obi-Wan suggests that they be split up as allowing the discovery of both (at the same time) would be an intolerable error on their part. “We ...
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Why did Anakin and Dooku duel in the dark?

In-Universe Anakin cut the lighting cable because it was in his way as he walked backwards. He had to step over it, and presumably felt that cutting it would clear the fighting area, removing a ...
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Is Jango Fett inept?

Inept is probably a bit too harsh, but Jango's attitude and actions certainly demonstrate a clear lack of competence and care. He takes on dangerous assassination contracts despite being deeply ...
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How did a Jedi die during the Battle of Geonosis?

According to Dooku, the Jedi were outnumbered by a thousand battle droids to each Jedi. There's really no good reason to assume that he was exaggerating. “I don’t think so,” Mace countered. “The ...
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Why were Luke and Leia split up and given to two different families?

In-movie logic: Darth Vader will be looking for twins, not single children, and splitting the pair makes it more likely that one would remain free in case Darth found the other. What is less logical ...
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Is Jango Fett inept?

Jango Fett is actually extremely skilled in looking inept. His employers are Sith. And what do Sith really want? To kill Padme and free Anakin of attachments? To hide Kamino forever from the Jedi? To ...
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Why did Anakin and Dooku duel in the dark?

While the previous answer does address why it was dark, it doesn't do much to address why the two combatants were twirling their lightsabers around apparently for effect, so I'll cover that. This is ...
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How did a Jedi die during the Battle of Geonosis?

In addition to being outnumbered, trapped, and in an open space where they don't work best.... All Lightsaber forms are not created equal While it is true that we see the protagonists of our story ...
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In the Drew Struzan 'Attack of the Clones' artwork, why is Darth Tyranus missing?

Drew had been asked by Lucas to make the characters mimic the poster for the 1965 film Dr Zhivago (Emphasis mine): For drew, this was the first time an art director got in the way of a design and ...
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Why did Darth Sidious start the Clone Wars instead of just attacking the Republic with Droids directly?

The attack on Naboo was to demonstrate that the Republic couldn't maintain the peace and protect its members, which would encourage dissension and conflict. Palpatine didn't want to win a battle right ...
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Why does Padme react this way after the Tusken incident?

She's overwhelmed by the situation Padmé sat back a bit, too stunned to respond. She knew that Anakin needed her to say something or do something, but she was paralyzed. —Attack of the Clones (...
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Why did Mace Windu kill Jango Fett?

The Jedi have no qualms about killing people in combat. What's not "the Jedi way" is to kill someone who is no longer a threat. Dooku had been defeated and was no longer a threat when Anakin executed ...
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Why does Palpatine believe protection will be disruptive for Padmé?

Simply because security is disruptive to the principal protectee - security can prevent their protectee from certain activities that are deemed to be unsafe. Impromptu visits to anywhere are ...
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Why does the Republic use armor that is so similar to Mandalorian armor?

Because the clone army consists of clones of Jango Fett, and Jango Fett was Mandalorian and he was used to use Mandalorian armor Wookieepedia says: His [Fett's] influence over the clone army's ...
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Is Jango Fett inept?

Sidious' grand scheme included making sure the clone army was to be usable by the Republic at just the right moment when a war-caused state of emergency gave chancellor Palpatine full control over ...
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Why use centipedes to assassinate Padmé?

Jango thinks they're more subtle. If Jango was having any similar thoughts about her, his helmet hid them. “We’ll have to try something more subtle this time, Zam,” he said without preamble as soon ...
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What happens to Jedi expelled from the order?

In the Clone Wars TV series (canon) we have Are they killed? That seems contrary to Jedi values. They would execute some criminals after a trial and conviction by the Jedi themselves (murder and ...
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How does Anakin get his weapon back?

He was thrown a new lightsaber during the Geonosis arena fight by Jedi Knight Sephjet Josall. Obi-Wan was thrown one by Jedi Knight Nicanas Tassu. Mace winced when he spotted Obi-Wan, Anakin, and ...
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Did Tyranus know that the Clones would be at the battle of Geonosis?

Dooku didn't anticipate the arrival of the Jedi, nor of the clone army. The film's novelisations and screenplay (which includes both external and internal dialogue from Dooku) both clearly indicate ...
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Why were Luke and Leia split up and given to two different families?

Because they wanted to avoid the Sith sensing their presence Remember, Anakin was born off the Force; his powers were not what the Jedi expected to be. Qui-Gon even says that Anakin's midi-chlorian ...
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What was up with the looks being exchanged with Count Dooku and Anakin?

These long face shots were deliberate, albeit not for the reasons you might think. Due to Sir Christopher's advancing age (79 at the time of filming) and relative infirmity it was next to impossible ...
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Why can't they get to Geonosis in time if it is less than parsec away?

Padme is talking about the other Jedi, led by Mace Windu, who she was just talking to previously: MACE WINDU We will deal with Count Dooku. The most important thing for you, Anakin, is to stay where ...
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Did any storylines or content from The Clone Wars exist prior to its broadcasting?

According to starwars.com Ahsoka and all the other Clone Wars original characters weren't invented until the development of the show began after Dave Filoni was hired by Lucasfilm in 2005, after ...
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Did young Luke learn of his grandmother's burial at the Lars homestead?

The tombstones were, according to LucasFilm's Pablo Hidalgo, removed by Owen Lars to prevent Luke from asking awkward questions about his parents and forebears. This would obviously explain their ...
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What is Plo Koon's real face?

He hasn't been shown without his mask in the new canon, but we have seen his bare face in Legends. From Star Wars: Purge: Seconds to Die: A 2010 action-figure gives him the same appearance.
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How did a Jedi die during the Battle of Geonosis?

The other answers focus on the strengths/weaknesses of the Jedi themselves, and the overwhelming odds against them. I just want to point out that aside from being outmanned/outgunned, the Jedi were ...
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Why does Palpatine believe protection will be disruptive for Padmé?

Palpatine was the one who suggested that additional security provided by a Jedi to be put in place for Padmé. He also suggested Obi-Wan to that role which is what brought Padmé and Anakin together ...
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What punishment would Anakin have faced if the Jedi Council had found out he slaughtered the village of Sand People?

The penalty for disobeying a direct order from the Council, the penalty for having a secret marriage, the penalty for having a secret child all seem to be the same: Expulsion from the Jedi Order. I ...
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