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Why was only one person used as the template for the Clone Army?

As far as specialization, there's a school of military thought that says role specialization is bad, or at least suboptimal, and that interchangeability is good. If your tank driver, your infantryman, ...
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Wouldn't creating millions or billions of clones for the Republic's armies create enormous and weird disturbances in the Force?

I believe there are two reasons. The first is that the Jedi's ability to use The Force has diminished (see this question for more information).Yoda and Mace Windu discuss their blind spot and failure ...
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How did the Republic have enough clones for... anything?

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 ...
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Why was only one person used as the template for the Clone Army?

There are multiple references to Jango's clones being quite literally perfect. Fast, smart, capable and multi-talented beyond the capabilities of any other sample taken. "Bred to be perfect ...
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Why did Palpatine trust so many people with his plan for the Jedi?

Order 66 was never planned by anyone other than Palpatine. There were 150 contingency orders, including one to arrest/kill the Supreme Chancellor. I would assume that their inhibitor chip would ...
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Wouldn't creating millions or billions of clones for the Republic's armies create enormous and weird disturbances in the Force?

You seem to be underestimating the sheer number of people living in the galaxy and the relatively small proportion that the clones represent. The best estimates suggest that the total population of ...
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How does Obi-Wan reconcile the fact that the Separatists apparently commissioned the clone army for the Republic?

Obi-Wan did not know who Tyranus was at that point and neither did the Jedi Order. In season 6, episode 10, of the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan finds out that Tyranus is Count Dooku. He informs the Jedi ...
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Was anyone else suspicious of the sudden convenient appearance of a Clone army?

Moff Tarkin was suspicious. Tarkin had never been able to make sense of the Clone Wars, in any case. A battle on Geonosis, an army of clones springing up out of nowhere ... Almost from the ...
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Is there an explanation for the inconsistency in the Mandalorians between the Clone Wars and Rebels?

Looks like Duchess Satine Kryze led a puppet government. New canon erased lots of prior Mandalorian history, but there are two certain facts: Mandalorians were a proud warrior culture that waged war ...
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Did any storylines or content from The Clone Wars exist prior to its broadcasting?

According to starwars.com Ahsoka and all the other Clone Wars original characters weren't invented until the development of the show began after Dave Filoni was hired by Lucasfilm in 2005, after ...
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Now that the Star Wars franchise belongs to Disney, who owns the rights to Star Wars the Clone Wars?

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (and indeed all Star Wars properties) are copyrighted to LucasFilm. As of October 30, 2012, Disney acquired LucasFilm and all ancillary rights to the various Star Wars films ...
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Why was the single war between the Republic and The CIS called "The Clone Wars"?

Another possible in-universe answer is that the overarching Separatist Crisis, as well as the resultant Clone Wars themselves, incorporated a number of other concurrent wars/conflicts, such as the ...
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Why is Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: The Clone Wars?

Showrunner Dave Filoni discussed this in an interview with IGN. The very short answer is that the show was intended to be fun and accessible for all of Star Wars' fans, including those small number of ...
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What is Plo Koon's real face?

He hasn't been shown without his mask in the new canon, but we have seen his bare face in Legends. From Star Wars: Purge: Seconds to Die: A 2010 action-figure gives him the same appearance.
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How close was Ahsoka to becoming a Jedi Knight?

How close did she come to attaining the rank? Very. In The Clone Wars episode, The Wrong Jedi, she was offered the rank but turned it down. The Council considered her ordeal in hindsight as being her ...
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How did the Jedi mobilize and take command of the clone army so easily?

  Both Clone and Droid Army were created to give Jedi false sense of power and competence.   First consider Droid Army. Very large, but with almost useless individual troopers (...
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What was the point of testing carbonite-freezing technology on Han Solo?

No one says that it hasn't been done before. Vader's only uncertainty is in how powerful the freezing unit is. Lando cautiously asserts, "We only use this facility for carbon freezing. If you ...
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Why did the stormtrooper helmets change from the t-visor to the curved eye-sockets?

The accepted in-universe answer of the original designs being uncomfortable due to the Kaminoans unfamiliarity with human ergonomics is far less interesting in my opinion than the out-of-universe ...
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Ahsoka Tano's Lightsaber Fighting Style

Star Wars' Lightsaber combat is depicted using many different Forms (e.g. Form II: Makashi is linked there). There are many different lightsaber guard poses used within the Star Wars canon and also ...
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Was Mace Windu apologetic to Ahsoka Tano?

No, he is not being apologetic. Lets take a look at his quote in context. Ki-Adi-Mundi: This is the true sign of a Jedi Knight. Mace Windu: This was actually your great trial. Now we see that. We ...
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Why was only one person used as the template for the Clone Army?

I believe you are missing the point(lessness) of the Clone Wars. Spoilers obviously. The bare minimum you need for a war is two sides who are trying to beat the other. The Clone Wars, therefore, are ...
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How much does a clone cost?

The short story "Republic Commando: Odds" sets a lower bound for us. Lama Su contacts Palpatine and insists that if he wants any more clones, he'll need to drop an initial payment of a billion credits....
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Why doesn't the Separatist Army use more non-droid soldiers?

In-universe, you do see other species fighting for the CIS in the Clone Wars, but just in their homeworlds: Genosians and Umbarans are the two who come to mind. However, from a logistical standpoint ...
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What does the color of the darksaber mean?

First off: kyber crystals only change colour as they bond with (or in the case of dark side users: dominated by) the individual constructing the lightsaber. At that point the colour is "fixed" and ...
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Why can’t The Mandalorian from The Mandalorian take off his helmet, while animated mandalorians like Sabine and Pre Vizsla can?

There's a couple of things at play here (note that there's a lot of spoilers here) Mandalorian has two meanings In a normal world, Mandalorian would refer to people from Mandalore. In the Star Wars ...
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Why is Shaak Ti considered the "clone mom?"

In the first episode of The Clone Wars Season Three, "Clone Cadets", Shaak Ti is shown as the Jedi responsible for overseeing the final combat training of the clones before they are accepted ...
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What is the suggested viewing order for The Clone Wars?

Is there a consensus or authority on the recommended viewing order? Yes, there is. Leland Chee, a Lucasfilm employee who was in charge of continuity, put the order of episodes as this: ~~~~Air # ...
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How do Clone Troopers tell each other apart in battle?

As far as Jedi telling them apart, the canon answer is in the Season 1, Episode 1 of of Clone Wars cartoon ("Ambush"). Predictably, the answer is "The Force" :) Yoda tells the clones he's with to ...
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Why did the stormtrooper helmets change from the t-visor to the curved eye-sockets?

I have seen something where the Kaminoans didn't know too much about human biology and created the helmets thinking they would do the job. The Phase I armour proved uncomfortable for the troopers to ...
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