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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 Episode 4 when Alderaan was destroyed. Edited to add: The part where Yoda is actually attacked was left out of the novelization but later, when Obi Wan freaks ...


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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 the closest we get is in the Clone Wars TV series where we meet a deserting Clone named Cut Lawquane. Since he's hiding from the Empire and supports the Jedi, I ...


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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 of "what if" scenarios. Order 66 states: "In the event of Jedi officers acting against the interests of the Republic, and after receiving specific orders ...


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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 causes disequilibrium in the Force (and the galaxy). Not any single one of the killed Jedi is to be mourned: they are all reuniting with the Force, but the ...


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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 on ahead, General. We’ll be right behind you.” That concealed compartment held a secure comlink, which was frequency-locked to a channel reserved ...


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Here are a few ideas that I listed in campaign design in the past: Out of reach. (Canon: Obi-Wan.) The Emperor expanded power gradually. A Jedi in Hutt space, out near the rim, or in other backwater locations might be out of Imperial jurisdiction or interest. Out of sight. (Canon: Yoda, Shaak Ti for a while.) Hide on a world nobody cares about or ...


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During World War II FDR issued the infamous Executive Order 9066, which lead to American citizens of Japanese descent rounded up and interned in concentration camps on US soil for many years. Lucas has many references to WWII in Star Wars (and his other films), so he would most likely be very aware of this notorious Executive Order. It seems possible that ...


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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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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 combatative force in the Clone Wars. Yoda in the prequels is learning that his own advice, that the advice of the Jedi council, does not always work. This is ...


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Wookiepedia indicates that less than 1% of the total number of Jedi were thought to have survived the Order 66 purge. Although Order 66 greatly depleted the Jedi Order's ranks, with an estimated less than 100 Jedi surviving it, it was only the beginning of the Great Jedi Purge, which stretched on for years and would claim the lives of many of the ...


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It's just a random number. There's no real significance to the number 66 in Jedi or Sith lore, which I think was the point. If someone were to look at a list of pre-specified orders and directives, it's VERY likely they'd begin skimming or walk away before Order 66 (especially if the first sixty were very mundane). Random spot checks of any list of these ...


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As for specific planets, I think only Dagobah would qualify as safe for a Jedi, as the only known sentient being on the planet was an old Jedi Grand Master. There is also Alderaan, where at least one Jedi safely hid for a time, but this had a bad ending for him and his host. The problem is not really the local population's attitude toward Jedi, but the ...


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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 in battle. There are a couple of scenes in the book that don't appear in the film: The Jedi placed the Temple into lockdown “Master Ti and Gate Master ...


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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. Palpatine/Dath Sidious triggered order 66 out of several reasons: The war was almost at his orchestrated end. He had gained most of the legislative and ...


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I believe that Order 66 was a reference to the Standing Order 66 in the U.K. Both introduced a change in government that centralized power after a conflict to "protect the kingdom/Republic)" from an inside threat. The British version was purely financial in nature. Order 66 in Star Wars canon was a bit more drastic, eliminating the threat of the Jedi ...


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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 attempted to kill Palpatine with no concrete evidence against him except that he was a Sith. The problem is that it was not a crime to simply be a Sith. Therefore ...


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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 this: sitting on a backwater planet, watching an unruly mob of children until one of them exhibited Force sensitivity that she may or may not actually possess. ...


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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 known force-sensitive in the galaxy, as discovered by the Jedi Recruiters as part of the Acquisition Division, in addition to however else the Jedi found these ...


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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 Jedi still in hiding. Thousands of clone troops swarmed the Jedi Temple. Multiple battalions on each level were not just an occupying force, but engaged in ...


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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 verified as coming directly from the Supreme Commander (Chancellor), GAR commanders will remove those officers by lethal force, and command of the GAR will ...


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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, Ordo, Delta Squad, Omega Squad, Ion Team, 3 ARC troopers with Shaak Ti, HOB-19, and a few others did not follow Order 66.


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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" as it basically made it legal for people to kill and/or cause harm to those who followed the Mormon Church and its teachings. Which sounds similar to the ...


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Kota survived because he didn't trust clone troopers and insisted on non-clone support troops (who presumably refused Order 66). Jedi Masters Roan Shryne and Bol Chatak, along with Padawan Olee Starstone, were spared by Clone Commando Climber when he disobeyed Order 66. Details are in the novel Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader.


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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 Order. (Shroud of Darkness) I am no Jedi. (Twilight of the Apprentice) We don't yet know what she was doing when Order 66 was first enacted, however we do ...


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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 then, if all these other great answers are somehow incorrect, another possibility is that he is in fact mourning the death of so many Jedi. In other words, ...


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    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 WW2 divisions, and we know Lucas did get a lot of inspiration from WW2. Vader had approximately one battalion with him in attack on Jedi Temple, which ...


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    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, presumably over encrypted secure channel. Legends assume it could be activated only by Chancellor (Palpatine) although there is no confirmation for that in ...


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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 issue the order. Order 66: In the event of Jedi officers acting against the interests of the Republic, and after receiving specific orders verified as coming ...


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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 each soldier's brain. The order's intent was to execute rogue Jedi, not for a mass genocide of Jedi, but the order was nevertheless used for that purpose.


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