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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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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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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 Star ...


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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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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 acquired ...


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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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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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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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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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Per the Wookieepedia 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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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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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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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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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 against the Jedi (and presumably the Republic) They lost that war. Since that victor dictates terms, Mandalorians were probably forced to disarm and shun lots ...


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The Clone Wars movie, not an episode per se. Wikipedia offers a synopsis: With the help of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, the clones steadily advance on the Separatists' forces, gaining the Republic an early victory. It doesn't last long, though, as the droid army soon returns. With no communications or the ability to fly in reinforcements, the fate ...


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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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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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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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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 fans (no, seriously. They do exist) who actually quite like Jar Jar. But I think in the end, with 100 episodes of Clone Wars, no matter what type of Star ...


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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 Trials and, having proven herself ready and worthy, offered her the promotion to Jedi Knight. Saesee Tiin: You have shown such great strength and resilience in ...


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  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 (especially ubiquitous B1 droid). With few exceptions ineptly lead, with unimaginative frontal assaults in geometrical formations, without any small unit tactics. ...


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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 put him [Luke] in there, it might kill him." Vader responds with, "I don't wish for the Emperor's prize to be damaged. We'll test it first." I am using ...


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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 Summertime War, Sepan Civil War, Virgillian Civil War, Er'stacian clan war, Balith civil war, as well as earlier ones such as the Yinchorri Uprising, the ...


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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 explanation that fuels it. According to the StarWars.com Databank (as pulled from the Way Back Machine in July of 2011): (emphasis mine) The titular clone troopers ...


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