98

It's unclear, since in the novelisation we only have the scene from Anakin's perspective; however, it's likely that in this, as in most things, Palpatine was playing what TV Tropes calls a Xanatos Gambit - a plan where any outcome is to the player's benefit. After revealing himself to Anakin, if Anakin exposed him to the Jedi the Jedi would certainly come ...


38

Quite simply, Mace believes in the rule of law. He does not think that the Jedi should unilaterally act against the Chancellor. We can see this trait in a few of his other defining moments. When Anakin joins the council, Mace says "You are on this council, but we do not grant you the rank of Master." His disapproval is obvious. To Mace, Anakin ...


29

Not for certain Palpatine knew it was one of Anakin's options, but he didn't know which course of action Anakin would take in the end. From the movie transcript: PALPATINE: Are you going to kill me? ANAKIN: I would certainly like to. PALPATINE: I know you would. I can feel your anger. It gives you focus, makes you stronger. ANAKIN raises his lightsaber to ...


22

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 him. Fett was an active threat when Windu killed him, and the most effective way for Windu to remove that threat was to kill Fett. Although it would have been ...


13

I'm not aware of any source which indicates that anyone filmed the duel. The canon novel Tarkin does indicate that it is public knowledge that a duel took place, so it's possible that someone directly observed a duel: There were many stories about what had occurred that day in the chancellor’s office. The official explanation was that members of the Jedi ...


12

No. This is in-line with Windu's personality. Windu tried very hard to bring a swift end to the war. He felt that by failing to do so, the Jedi were failing the people of the Republic who they were sworn to protect. In the book Dark Disciple, Windu convinced the Jedi Council to authorize an assassination attempt on Count Dooku. Despite this being "...


12

In canon, no one is known to have defeated Darth Sidious in a lightsaber duel.1 Presumably, Sidious' master Darth Plagueis defeated him during training, although this might not be considered a duel in the true sense of the word. In Legends, Sidious (actually one of his clones) was defeated by Luke Skywalker at the Battle of Pinnacle Base (although Luke was ...


7

All signs point to no. Mace was unable to control the reek when it attacked him and was otherwise occupied a few seconds later. The reek followed Mace, and he had to slash wildly to fend it off. He did manage to drive it back, but was butted and lost his lightsaber in the process. He came up facing the reek, and figured that he could outmaneuver it to get ...


7

No. A lightsaber rumored to be Windu's was found, but the owner did not know of any means, video proof or otherwise, to verify that it was his In the Legends book The Last of the Jedi: A Tangled Web, Senator Sano Sauro owned what was rumored to be Windu's lightsaber. [Sauro] turned and looked at the artifact that hung suspended in a cube of ...


7

The film's official novelisation indicates that Mace considered Jango to be a formidable opponent. He struggled to kill him and even at the point of Jango's death, Mace was expecting to have to block additional attacks. The man was good, Mace had to admit. Very good, and more than once the Jedi had to parry desperately to turn a bolt aside. He kept up his ...


7

The Jedi don't decide when the war is or isn't over, they're just servants of the Republic. The Senate decides when the war is over, and Palpatine makes it clear that they would consider the death of Grievous a key victory condition. The Jedi obeyed their wishes. MACE WlNDU: Chancellor Palpatine, what a welcome sight! Are you all right? PALPATINE: ...


6

Windu is not just doubting Anakin, but Palpatine too. Both Yoda and Windu and the majority of the Jedi Council were against of training Anakin from the very beginning. He was too old to be taken in as a youngling, which meant he was too emotionally connected to the family, that too very strongly because the only family he had was his mother. Anakin was ...


4

The film's official novelisation mentions not once, but twice that Mace is utterly exhausted from his fight with the droids. In addition to needing someone else to coordinate the troops, I think we can reasonably assume that Yoda decided to leave Windu at the Command Centre because in a fight with Dooku he would have been a positive liability and one more ...


2

Throughout Anakin's time as a Jedi he and Palpatine had formed a close friendship, close enough that Anakin had told the Chancellor about the circumstances of his mother's death and his subsequent massacre of the Sand People responsible, while the Jedi wouldn't have been aware of the exact content of such a conversation the trust between them would have been ...


1

The Jedi Order was in the dark and they were blindsided by their own arrogance. They knew there was at least one Sith, Dark Maul, running around; they did not know if it was a master or an apprentice. So they could only turn to the 2 public figures, Dooku and Grievous. Count Dooku was publicly against the Republic; it was an easy "target" for the Jedi to ...


1

I doubt this game is canon anymore, but I'm sure at one time it was. Anyway, in Star Wars: The Clone Wars you got to play as Mace Windu pursuing some other objectives while the whole Yoda/Anakin/Obi-Wan/Dooku thing was going on. I don't remember exactly what, but I think he was taking out a shield generator or coordinating troops to prevent some escaping ...


1

    Beside having limited Jedi forces with him (Windu was exausted as mentioned in earlier answers, many Jedi were dead) Yoda was not sure of Dooku's intentions. Only when he finally confronted him, he sensed Dark Side (the Dark Side I sense in you). Of course, there was the telltale sign of Sith - Force Lightning.    &...


1

As we see in Revenge of the Sith, Windu is fine with killing people if they potentially pose a threat. Mace Windu: He's too dangerous to be left alive! As Fett was an active combatant, it's no surprise that Windu thought it best to subdue him. The fact that Fett was wearing Mandalorian armor, making him look like a member of a race well-known across the ...


1

The reason why Mace Windu defeated Sidious was also because he had a power amplifiar. Per Star Wars Legends(which I will be using since there is practically know information on the lightsaber form/abilities of Mace Windu other than the fact that he is powerful), Vaapad users could channel an opponent's dark side energy to fuel their own, and become extremely ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible