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Medically healthy humans don't die for no good reason But she wasn't "medically healthy". She was suffering from - at the very least: Twin birth. That's a pretty stressful thing to happen to a human body, especially if it was premature, possibly caused by, or at least correllated with ... Injuries from Anakin force-choking her in a fit of jealous rage. ...


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The Rule of Two doesn't mean there can't be only one - this has frequently happened, usually because the Master has killed an Apprentice (or he has died in some other fashion) or when the Apprentice has become the Master. In Palpatine's opinion, killing Dooku in cold blood was an important step in turning Anakin to the dark side. He lost an Apprentice, ...


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I reread the passage in the novel "The Revenge of the Sith". It's really hard to tell whether Sidious lost on purpose as you suggested or is genuinely defeated by Mace Windu. I will try to elaborate on this a little and you can choose whether you agree with my interpretations or not. For this I will first quote some important passages from the book. Setting ...


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Per the Matthew Stover novelization, the name "Vader" was plucked from the Force itself (emphasis mine): Darth Sidious laid a pale hand on Anakin's brow. "Then it is done. You are now one with the Order of the Dark Lords of the Sith. From this day forward, the truth of you, my apprentice, now and forevermore, will be Darth ..." A pause; a questioning ...


66

The severing of several limbs at once is referred to in the Star Wars: The Jedi Path - A Manual for Students of the Force as Mou Kei, a variant of Cho mai (the severing of an arm) and Cho mok (the severing of a leg/other limbs) Note the droll footnote by Obi-Wan. And on the old Star Wars: Galaxies website Mou Kei Level 66 This maneuver is an ...


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The (fully canon) factbooks Star Wars in 100 Scenes and Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know identify it as a graceful aquatic ballet performed by a Mon Calamari troupe at the swanky Galaxies Opera House. Anakin meets Palpatine at the Galaxies Opera House, where Mon Calamari dancers perform a ballet called "Squid Lake" The name 'Squid Lake'...


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Two things. Who was killed? The scum Vader killed on Mustafar were not just the Trade Federation - they were the military and economic leaders of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, the separatists. That included the leaders of the Trade Federation, but also members of the Corporate Alliance, the Commerce Guild, the Banking Clan, as well as senators ...


54

Dooku definitely knew that Palpatine was Sidious. He stated so to Obi-Wan when interrogating him at Geonosis. OBI-WAN: The truth? COUNT DOOKU: The truth. What if I told you that the Republic was now under the control of the Dark Lords of the Sith? OBI-WAN: No, that's not possible. The Jedi would be aware of it. COUNT DOOKU: The dark side ...


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Obi-Wan was unconscious when Anakin killed Dooku (Obi-Wan had been knocked out earlier in the fight), so he didn't see that Anakin executed Dooku. Obi-Wan praised Anakin for his victory over Dooku without realizing how Anakin had killed him. The only witness to Dooku's execution was Palpatine, so none of the Jedi knew Anakin had executed Dooku. The Jedi ...


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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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Anakin is desperate and gullible In universe, Anakin is not very bright, and he trusts Sidious implicitly. He describes Sidious to Obi-Wan as "a mentor and a friend". Sidious has had more than ten years to cultivate a relationship with Anakin. Anakin is desperate for help because of his prophetic dreams. He does go to the Jedi first, but Yoda is incredibly ...


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According to the novel, Sidious had told Dooku to hold back, because he wanted to use Anakin to murder Obi-Wan. (Which also partly explains Dooku's shocked face when Sidious tells Anakin to kill Dooku. While he might have expected a Sith master to stand back and let the strongest man win, he would not have expected his master to change the plan on him in ...


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This is mentioned in the film's official novelisation. Echoing @Envite's answer, the fact is that C-3PO opened his fool mouth at the wrong time; “I’m placing these droids in your care,” the Senator said. “Have them cleaned, polished, and refitted with the best of everything; they will belong to my new daughter.” “How lovely!” C-3PO exclaimed. “...


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Life force is a proven thing in Star Wars, remember what was said in ANH about all living things, apparently distinct from physical bodies - see the ghosts like Ben Kenobi. Maybe the droid was saying her body was fine but her soul was drifting away. Since they can detect the Force potential with instruments (midichlorian counts), maybe they can detect the ...


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Yes, provided there is an oxidizer. A spaceship with liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen will blow up quite well in the vacuum of space. Chemical explosives will also explode in space since they function by breaking weakly bonded chemical components; no oxygen is necessary. Nuclear explosions can of course occur in space, too. However, in space, there is no ...


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The Revenge of the Sith novelisation covers this, albeit in quite an indirect way. Simply put, both Obi-Wan and Yoda consider Bail Organa's proposal and then decide that this is an opportunity that's been put in front of them by the Force. “I can …” Bail Organa stopped, flushing slightly. “I’m sorry to interrupt, Masters; I know little about the Force, ...


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Because Sidious manipulated him From Revenge of the Sith: ANAKIN: What have I done? ANAKIN sits. PALPATINE: You are fulfilling your destiny, Anakin. Become my apprentice. Learn to use the dark side of the Force. ANAKIN: I will do whatever you ask. PALPATINE: Good. ANAKIN: Just help me save Padme's life. I can't live without ...


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Yes, there is an explanation if you read a few pages on the starwars.wiki. The Grand Army of the Republic(GAR) was the main fighting force at the beginning of the clone wars, it was comprised entirely of Jengo Fett clones made by the kaminoans, which took about ten years to mature. However, after years of war Palpatine turned to Spaarti cloning cylinders to ...


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There's a few plot points here to consider First, the Jedi DID send more to try and save Palpatine. Note that the Tartakovsky cartoons are no longer official canon, but the events they depict are (yes, that's confusing, just roll with it) By my count there were 4 Jedi (if you count Mace Windu at the very end) and a full ...


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According to all versions of the script/screenplay I've been able to find, the description of this scene is: As MACE stares at ANAKIN in shock, PALPATINE springs to life. The full force of Palpatine's powerful Bolts blasts MACE. He attempts to deflect them with his one good hand, but the force is too great. As blue rays engulf his body, he is flung out ...


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Palpatine does, to an extent. He preserved his essence after DS2 was destroyed at Endor and took over bodies of specially designed clones. This is covered in detail on Star Wars Wikia's Palpatine article, start reading from "Palpatine Reborn" section. At an unknown point in time prior to his death at the Battle of Endor Palpatine had found a different ...


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According to the (Disney Canon) "Star Wars in 100 Scenes" book, she died from losing the will to live. Apparently that's a thing you can die of in the Star Wars universe. The book also mentions that the medics are largely incompetent so that may have been a contributing factor towards her baffling diagnosis. LEAVING MUSTAFAR, Obi-Wan takes Padme to the ...


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Anakin left Dooku's lightsaber beside his corpse in General Grievous' quarters in the spire aboard the Invisible Hand. This part of the ship was destroyed during their catastrophic landing (you can see it burning up in the atmosphere) and barring a miracle, the lightsaber was presumably also destroyed at the same time.


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Quite clearly, C-3PO is unable to shut up, while R2-D2 is quite able to keep a secret.


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According to the film's script, the orders to kill Jedi were given individually, to each clone commander (and for obvious reasons, Chancellor Palpatine never issued that order to whoever Anakin's accompanying Clone commander was): 132 EXT. UTAPAU-TENTH LEVEL-LANDIXG PLATFORM-DAY DARTH SlDIOUS: Commander Cody, the time has come. Execute Order Sixty-...


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Anakin/Vader hated Tatooine and preferred to avoid it. Anakin grew up there and had a strong influence on the place, so any sense of feeling a Force presence there could be discounted to his own influence. The best place to hide anything is in plain sight (see Edgar Allan Poe's The Purloined Letter for more on this). We develop a blindness to ourselves and ...


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Since the Jedi believed Palpatine was a Sith Lord, they considered him too dangerous to entrust with the vital functions of a Chancellor. From the film Revenge of the Sith: Windu: "We just received word that Obi-Wan has destroyed General Grevious. We're on our way to make sure the Chancellor returns emergency power back to the Senate." Anakin: "He ...


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As others said, he is probably dead, but other have survived similar deaths in the Star Wars universe. Boba Fett, who somehow survived his fall in the Sarlacc. Darth Maul also survived a scripted death. However, Maul managed to survive his defeat at the hands of Kenobi. Through his hate and will to live, as well as his hatred against Kenobi, he reached ...


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The Mon Calamari Aquatic Ballet, performing Squid Lake, according to the Star Wars Wiki, which cites Star Wars: Galactic Atlas and Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 13: Burning Seas, Part I as its sources.


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According to the film's official novelisation, Obi-Wan sensed that Palpatine and his men were already on final approach to the planet shortly after the duel ended. Given that Padmé needed emergency medical attention, Obi-Wan decided to leave immediately rather than face the arrival of another enemy and further delay. That means that only a few minutes ...


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