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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're suggesting. It's not until later in the war when the Trade Federation joins forces with all the other malcontents on the Outer Rim that they're powerful ...


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The military term "unit" does not mean one individual. In fact, a single unit can contain several hundred soldiers. The relevant factor is the number of people in command. For instance, A company is a military unit, typically consisting of 80–250 soldiers and usually commanded by a major or a captain. Most companies are formed of three to six platoons, ...


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There is, to my recollection, no canon answer as to why jango did not kill Obi-Wan and Anakin (i.e. there is no material where Jango explicilty says why), but given the circumstances, a few assumptions can be made. 1. He wasn't paid to. Jango Fett was hired to kill Padmé Amidala, not the two jedi. When his subcontractor (Zam Wessell) failed to do the deed, ...


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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. DARTH SIDIOUS: Welcome home, Lord Tyranus. You have done well. DARTH TYRANUS: I bring you good news, my Lord. The war has begun. DARTH SIDIOUS:...


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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 slightly random element. It's noteworthy that neither this scene, nor the "fighting in the dark sequence", exist in the original script and appear to have been added ...


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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 Geonosians aren’t warriors. One Jedi has to be worth a hundred Geonosians.” Count Dooku glanced about the stadium, his smile widening. “It wasn’t the ...


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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 embroiled in a long-term plot to take over the galaxy. He had been surprised when the Trade Federation had approached him with the offer. They had been adamant, ...


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In this "love featurette", the actress portraying Padmé, Natalie Portman speaks to the reasons why her character was attracted to Anakin; His looks The fact that he is able to allow her to be less serious about herself His looks He has a "sullen darkness" that makes him a "bad boy" The official novelisation also answers ...


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It wasn't necessarily a question of more effectiveness, as of changing the tactics. Up till that point, Anakin was about to lose due to expending more Force energy than Dooku. 2-bladed fight would change Anakin's pattern and thus force Dooku to change his pattern. Also, it's clear that this wasn't some deep-thought stratagem by Obi-Wan. It was a spur of the ...


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Fett was hardly alone when he jumped into the arena -- a huge battle was in progress in which all the Jedi were fighting an army of battle droids as well as the animals intended to kill Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Padme. Windu had just lost his lightsaber to a reek the moment Fett jumped into the arena, and Fett jumped in to try to grab Windu's lightsaber. Fett ...


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Dooku was attempting to shake Obi-Wan's confidence in the Republic and the Jedi, and convince Obi-Wan to join him and the Separatists (allegedly to fight the Sith). The relevant quote is: 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 not possible. The Jedi would be aware ...


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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 let the Separatist plans be undiscovered and therefore postpone war? Or something entirely opposite? Think outside the box, think like Palpatine. And remember, ...


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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 to do with how the Force is used in lightsaber combat. One of the best descriptions of it that I'm familiar with is from the Revenge of the Sith novelisation, ...


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Based on the Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: Junior Novelisation (by Patricia Wrede) we can actually get a pretty good understanding of Yoda's thought process when he comes up with the name: The war will largely be fought by clones The clones will bear the brunt of the casualties Although there will be two sides, there will only be one side that is ...


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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 wrecking loads of droids left and right throughout the trilogy, it must be noted that they were masters of lightsaber forms that favored combat against blaster ...


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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 concept for a Star Wars poster. George Lucas had always just left it to drew to conceive his posters for Star Wars. He, the “art director” decided he wanted the ...


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Lama Su was likely referring to the number of units that could be deployed immediately. Here is Lama Su's original dialogue to Obi-Wan Kenobi from Attack of the Clones. And now to business. You will be delighted to hear we are on schedule. Two hundred thousand units are ready, with another million well on the way. Given that clones can be fully grown in ...


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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 away, he wanted to weaken everyone. As it happens, Naboo didn't fall due to a bit of pure dumb luck, but everyone could still see the Republic had failed, and ...


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Essentially, it's because he is an "old man" by nature. His speed and agility during combat are the result of using the force. Ataru, Form IV and the lightsaber form that Yoda canonically used in Legends canon, uses the force to power that speed and athleticism. By allowing the Force to flow throughout their body, they could overcome their physical ...


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You do see a lot of brown robes in the Jedi Order, but there are several exceptions that no one seems bothered about. It seems like Anakin was just another exception that everyone was okay with. The padawan Ahsoka Tano did not wear “typical” Jedi robes: Neither did the Jedi Master Luminara Unduli and her padawan Barriss Offee: And Jedi Master ...


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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 (novelization) As we also see here: Padmé pulled him in and hugged him close, never wanting to let go. She still didn’t know what to say. “...


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In the film (and novelisations), it's not clear that Padmé told anyone about the incident, nor that Yoda was aware of the full extent of Anakin's actions other than that he'd been involved in something that had caused him great emotional distress (his mother's death). Assuming no-one knew what he'd done, there would be no reason for him to face any censure. ...


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I don't think there is a direct canon answer to your question; but Lightsaber combat is basically about immersing yourself in the Force and concentrating (too many canon sources to back that fact. For example, see ROTS novelization describing various fights of Obi-Wan, Mace Windu and Anakin as a random example). Thus, if you are injured, if you let your ...


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This is covered in the Episode II Novelisation. Shortly after Anakin left with the Jedi, Shmi met Cliegg Lars and fell in love with him, ultimately securing her freedom and marrying him. Although there's no specifics about timescale, the implication is that she was freed within a few months of Anakin leaving: She had done the right thing concerning her ...


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In answer to why Yoda felt that it was only the beginning of a long-term engagement (Richard gives an excellent answer as to why Yoda named it specifically after the clones), even though Yoda did possess the ability to see into the future through the Force, the events preceding the First Battle of Geonosis on their own indicated that the battle was only the ...


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Obi-Wan's idea is that Anakin (who has proven himself no match for Dooku in terms of classic lightsaber technique) should do something highly unconventional, fighting with a second blade in the hopes that this somehow evens things up. But Dooku is right, Obi-Wan thought through the haze of pain and exhaustion. Anakin is no match for him … unless Anakin ...


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The Jedi apparel was generally based on their almost monastic lifestyle, however there weren't guidelines to say what color this needed to be. From Padawan and above, they had the freedom to choose their own style, however their choice could be judged by the elders as an indication of their personality. Take for instance Obi Wan, who is very much studious ...


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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 as she was close enough. “My client is getting impatient.” I’ll bet, Zam thought, but she only nodded. “There can be no mistakes this time,” the ...


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Neither the script, nor the Salvatore novelization offer any detail on why she thought she failed. Being a part of the plot seems way too outlandish to pass Occam's Razor (and would have definitely been mentioned explicitly in canon, which it wasn't). So most likely, a more mundane explanation is one of the 2: She felt she failed to prevent the explosion ...


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It can actually be seen as part of the whole plot to destroy the Republic. If Jango had killed Obi-Wan Kenobi, then Obi-Wan would never have found Kamino and the clones, which was a trigger point for introducing them into the war and the ultimate instigation of Order 66. Therefore the plan to destroy the Jedi and Republic from within would have failed/...


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