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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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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 did Disney cancel "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" TV series?

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, ...
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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/How is Boba Fett considered a Mandalorian?

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 ...
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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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Why did Darth Sidious even let the Clone Wars take place, since he and Count Dooku happen to be on the same side?

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 ...
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Why was the single war between the Republic and The CIS called "The Clone Wars"?

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 ...
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How do Boba Fett and other Star Wars characters fire weapons without using their hands?

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 ...
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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 did the Jedi find out Darth Maul's name?

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. ...
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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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In The Clone Wars movie, why can't Anakin understand Huttese?

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 ...
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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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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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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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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: 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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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 didn't Ahsoka assist the Rebellion after Order 66?

She is a member of the Rebel Alliance.
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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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In the prequel trilogy, are we (the audience) intended to know Palpatine's true identity?

Yes and no. The blurb on the back of the DVD cover certainly suggests that it wasn't a big secret... "Obi-Wan Kenobi, the wise old Jedi from the original series, is a determined young apprentice ...
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Why/How is Boba Fett considered a Mandalorian?

Disney Canon There's actually very little in this canon linking them to Mandalore other than their armor. In fact, as of right now, the only thing establishing them as being Mandalorian is the card ...
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