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Why does Yoda mourn the Jedi after Order 66 is executed?

Yoda is not mourning the death of the Jedi after order 66. He is physically responding to the disturbance in the force caused by the death of so many powerful Jedi. The same way Obi Wan reacted in ...
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Do any clones refuse Order 66?

There's no evidence within the main film and TV canon of a clone trooper disobeying Order 66 (due to the fact that they were implanted with an "inhibitor chip" guaranteeing their loyalty). Probably ...
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Is Palpatine's execution of Order 66 legally justified?

No... but it almost is. If we are to take some Legends material into account, Order 66 was buried in a set of Contingency Orders for the Grand Army of the Republic that outlined protocol for a series ...
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Why does Yoda mourn the Jedi after Order 66 is executed?

The difference is that a single Jedi dying is part of the cycle of Life. That Jedi unites with the Force, and that is not something to mourn. But the killing of all Jedi is not part of the cycle, and ...
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How did the clones know it was Palpatine?

The film's official novelisation indicates that the frequency was reserved for Palpatine. “Yes, sir.” A silent buzzing vibration came from a compartment concealed within his armor. Cody frowned. “Go ...
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Why does Yoda mourn the Jedi after Order 66 is executed?

A different take on Envite's answer (+1, by the way), is that Yoda isn't mourning for the ones that are dying, but rather, for the ones that are doing the killing.
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Why does Yoda mourn the Jedi after Order 66 is executed?

Yoda also trains Luke even after insisting that he's too old to begin Jedi training. And advises him that he should never use the force as a weapon for attack, despite the Jedi having been a major ...
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Did the Jedi Temple Guards defend the Temple against Operation: Knightfall?

The film's official novelisation indicates that the Jedi Temple was lightly defended at the time of the attack, with the majority of active Jedi Knights and Masters off-world directing clone troopers ...
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Do Jedi slain by Darth Vader technically count as kills under Order 66?

Order 66 was a subconsious order planted into the brain of all clones via a control chip which is hinted on in the last season of The Clone Wars. Anakin/Darth Vader was never part of order 66 itself. ...
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Why didn't the Jedi take out the chips of clones?

The Jedi didn't know the purpose of the chip, and most of them didn't even know about its existence. Only Palpatine/Sidious, Dooku/Tyranus and the Kaminoan scientists were aware of its existence and ...
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Is Palpatine's execution of Order 66 legally justified?

It would be a matter for the Republic Supreme Court to decide, and it's not clear what the decision would be. Both sides have a case, and it would come down to what each side could prove. The Jedi ...
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What was the wording of Order 66?

According to Star Wars: Republic Commando: True Colors by Karen Traviss Order 66: In the event of Jedi officers acting against the interests of the Republic, and after receiving specific orders ...
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What happened to the Force-sensitive children after Order 66?

According to new Disney canon (sourced from novel "Ashoka"), Inquisitors were sent to "acquire" them, presumably to be trained by Palpatine though it isn't directly specified. So he was reduced to ...
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Did Yoda and Obi-Wan temporarily liberate Jedi Temple after Order 66?

The film's official novelisation indicates that there were, at the time that Yoda and Obi-Wan infiltrated the temple, thousands of armed clone troopers on site, facing regular attacks from various ...
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What happened to the Force-sensitive children after Order 66?

Prologue The complete answer to this question is a very long one, so I will answer the more specific parts of it. First, a small correction, the Kyber memory crystal held the information on every ...
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How and why was the 501st Legion on Mandalore and Coruscant at the same time?

Now that the new clone wars episodes have come out, we know that
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Is Cut Lawquane's inhibitor chip activated?

    Exact mechanism for activating Order 66 protocol in inhibitor chips is not described either in Canon or Legends. However, we know few things: it was activated by voice command, ...
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Do any clones refuse Order 66?

We know that Captain Rex, Commander Wolffe, and Gregor did not follow Order 66 or at least did not join the Empire. This is the only canon material we know of, but outside of canon...Captain Maze, ...
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Any significance to the number 66 in Order 66?

I would also like to throw in Missouri Executive Order 44 as a possible inspiration for Order 66. This was issued in 1838 by governor Boggs, and is commonly referred to as the "Mormon Execution Order" ...
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Why does Yoda mourn the Jedi after Order 66 is executed?

Contrary to popular desire, Yoda is not necessarily the most perfect being in the universe. If he was, perhaps he could instantaneously bring balance back to the force at the snap of his fingers. So ...
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What was the fate of the disbanded former Jedi order members after Order 66 executed?

Well, in Canon, there is only one Light-sider we know so far who left the Jedi Order, Ahsoka Tano. She left on her own accord, though. Because I am no longer a Jedi. It was my choice, I left the ...
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How and why was the 501st Legion on Mandalore and Coruscant at the same time?

We don't have canon info about the size of a legion, but in Legends it is roughly around 10 000 men, similar to a division in large number of real armies here on Earth, especially to World War 2 ...
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Is Palpatine's execution of Order 66 legally justified?

Probably. Palpatine was the only one required to determine that the conditions necessary to trigger Order 66 had been met; having made that determination, he was the only one legally empowered to ...
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Do Jedi slain by Darth Vader technically count as kills under Order 66?

The killing of Jedi by Vader is part of the Great Jedi Purge, not Order 66. Order 66 was an order given to the Grand Army of the Republic to execute the Jedi through an inhibitor chip implanted in ...
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Did juvenile clones execute Order 66?

Sadly no canon info directly available to my knowledge. So lets take a look at the clones themselves. They are since "childhood" trained for war. Additionally all of them have been implanted with the ...
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How does the math add up in the success of Order 66?

The math seemingly can only be wrong in one of 3 places (or some combination thereof). 1. There were more deaths in the Clone Wars than we have record of. Logically speaking it stands to reason that ...
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Is Palpatine's execution of Order 66 legally justified?

Before any Impeachment Trial the Senate would have to look at the wider events leading up to the triggering of Order 66, any impeachment would have to be on the base of the wider picture not simply ...
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What happened to the Vault under the Jedi Temple after Order 66?

The Jedi Temple, and by extension its various vaults and archives, came into the possession of the Emperor when he took it over after the fall of the Jedi Order. Anything of value within would have ...
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Why did Rex order his troops to kill Maul after receiving Order 66?

It could be due to Maul and Ahsoka connection to the force. Please see also this video, there could be some insights concerning Ahsoka in particular: Also from the ...
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