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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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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, and your pilot are all held to equal physical standards and given equal training, then you can have your pilots shoot people or your tank driver fly a gunship ...


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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 to detect what was going on in Attack of the Clones. Yoda: Blind we are, if creation of this clone army we could not see. Mace Windu: I think it is time ...


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Because they felt "it was time", and the studio decided to head in a different direction. From their press release As we enter into an exciting new era focused on the next Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm has decided to pursue a new direction in animated programming. We are exploring a whole new Star Wars series set in a time period previously untouched in ...


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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 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 soldiers" Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Clone Cadets / ARC Troopers Jango himself is stated to possess "perfect" genetics. 'How to climb the career ladder' by ...


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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 activate at the moment any of these orders were given, in order to ensure full obedience. Therefore it wasn't "known" that any of these orders would need to be ...


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The problem with simply taking control of the Republic by force and wiping out the Jedi is that it casts Palpatine/Sidious as the villainous military overlord ruling by force (no pun intended). If he moves too quickly and uses too much force too early, he risks planets and systems rebelling. The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems ...


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There are two sides to the answer - why were Jedi Generals needed, and why were they acceptable as Generals. The first one is trivial - they need Jedi Generals because they don't have a large standing army and therefore they didn't HAVE existing Generals to use. This was especially true for the Clone Wars since command troopers wouldn't make good Generals ...


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He does have lungs and they were injured by Mace Windu in the Clone Wars (Chapter 25) As he fled, Jedi Master Mace Windu Force crushed the plates covering Grievous's internal organ sac, injuring his lungs and aggravating the General's already irritating wheezing and coughing problems; a result of his organic form not taking well to his cyborg implants. ...


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In the cases of Jango & Boba Fett, the helmet is the key. Mandalorian armor includes a sub-vocal mic in the helmet that can activate features of the armor by using voice commands. Similar to the throat-mic system used by modern special forces, this allows the wearer to issue vocal commands to the armor without emitting audible sound. Some other features ...


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TL;DR: Lucas' original idea for the Clone Wars was a series of skirmishes and battles lasting several years, with the clones acting as antagonists rather than the Republic's army. Out-of-universe, it is a continuity error. There was originally supposed to be a much longer period between the original trilogy and the events that preceded the movies. In that ...


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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 the Star Wars galaxy is around 100 quadrillion sentient beings. The best guess for clone numbers is several million. That means that they represent less than 0....


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Light scattering is a relatively complicated process. In short, the beam will get wider and lose power, making it work less well. Both of these reduce the intensity. If you like, think of intensity as pressure, as both intensity and pressure are inversely related to area. That is to say if two beams have the same power but one has a wider spread and thus ...


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In the scene referred to in the question, the commander, Obi-Wan and Anakin himself all talk about this idea as though it is unproven and being completely improvised. Anakin (and the Ugnaught operators) and the Krath were the only ones to have been known to use carbon freezing chambers to freeze living beings. So while Vader knew it could be done, the ...


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There's no canon confirmation, but don't forget that The Republic took Separatist leader Nute Gunray (and his extensive entourage) into custody following the Trade Federation’s defeat on Naboo. DARTH SIDIOUS : (Cont'd) ...Viceroy, this is my apprentice, Lord Maul. He will find your lost ship. NUTE : Yes, My Lord. The hologram fades off. ...


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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 Council of this and Yoda commands the council to keep this a secret. Yoda says that the Republic has no choice but to trust the Clones and that revealing this ...


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DisnEU answer: While Jango Fett wore the armor of a Mandalorian he was not considered to be one by the government of the planet of Mandalore. He merely took their name and armor to appear more fearsome. Obi-Wan Kenobi: I recently encountered a man who wore Mandalorian armor: Jango Fett. Alemc: [angrily] Jango Fett was a common bounty hunter. How he ...


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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 beginning he had suspected that an elite outsider, or a group of elite outsiders, had been tampering with or manipulating events; that the battles had been waged in ...


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Pure speculation, since at first glance it does seem to be a continuity error, but just the fact that he was shown to have two near identical lightsabers in E3 would make me think that he had quite an armory, also since Sith lightsabers used synthetic crystals (and they were mass produced for Marek clones post-republic) it does not seem far fetched that he ...


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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 and spin-off TV series including The Clone Wars film and TV series. Under the deal, Disney will acquire ownership of Lucasfilm, a leader in entertainment, ...


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A Darth Maul Leg Synopsis After Obi-Wan cut him in half, Maul managed to find his way to a trash compactor, where the Star Wars Databank indicates he was dropped off on the junk planet Loto Minor, where his brother Savage Opress discovered that Maul, mad and living on rodents, had built hideous spider-like legs in place of his severed ones. Savage ...


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As discussed in this answer, dual lightsabers limit your balance and movement. Additionally, your mind must focus on more objects, something even a force-user will find more difficult than using a single lightsaber. Additionally, when you swing a double-bladed lightsaber, you have to be constantly aware of where the other blade is to avoid cutting your own ...


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Per the wookiepedia page on Darth Sidious (AKA Chancellor Palpatine), his Entire life was the culmination of a thousand-year plan to overthrow the Republic and the Jedi Order from within. and that he headed both the Galactic Republic and, secretly, the Confederacy of Independent Systems. so that As billions perished in the war, the vast ...


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Here are a few major ones I found, the Wikia links below have a few others listed. From: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Retcon "Since Episode IV, the Republic was known to have fought the Clone Wars, and the EU added several other conflicts, such as the Great Sith War; but in Episode II, it was stated that "there hasn't been a full-scale war since the ...


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The events in the Clone Wars novelisation by Karen Traviss are slightly different. Ahsoka doesn't speak Huttese but Anakin does. When Jabba threatens them Anakin is fully cognisant of what's being said and attempts to negotiate with his captor: Jabba had his son back. He was barely able to believe it. Dooku had conned him, but so had the Jedi. They were ...


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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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They are soldiers for life. Pretty much all the surviving Jango-Fett based caminoan clones were serving as Imperial Stormtroopers, even when they became a minority among non-clones and non-Fett clones in the latter days of the Empire. There were SOME clones who kinda-retired - one example was a sleeper cell of Soonier Fel clones (Carib Devist) in Zahn's ...


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Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003 TV Series) This was a limited series of "micro episodes". Each was a short (or "micro") story featuring one or two characters and their actions between Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. It primarily dealt with the Jedi, Padme and the droids. The first season featured no spoken ...


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