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Why did Darth Sidious wait to execute Order 66?

There are a couple of reasons why Darth Sidious didn't execute order 66 at the First Battle of Geonosis: He was waiting for all the Jedi to be in different places. That way they wouldn't have time to ...
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How does the title "Revenge of the Sith" suit the plot?

The Sith used to rule the galaxy before the Republic and the Jedi Order overthrew them. This is what the Sith are taking revenge for in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. As you could hear it from Master ...
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Why did Darth Sidious wait to execute Order 66?

At the time of the Battle of Geonosis, the Jedi were revered as peacekeepers in the Republic. If Sidious had ordered the deaths of all the Jedi on Geonosis, he would have revealed himself as an enemy ...
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Who is the one person's name achieved cheating death...?

Darth Plagueis The Wise There is a scene earlier in the movie about this: Palpatine: Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis The Wise? Anakin: No? Palpatine: I thought not. It’s not a story ...
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Was Mace Windu falling into the Dark Side?

Based on every canonical source I can find, it seems like Mace Windu simply realized in that moment what Sidious' plans were and had been, and made a logical decision. Bear in mind, Windu had just ...
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Why did Anakin betray the republic despite promising he won't

Short answer: If you read the script, it's not that hard to piece together. He never was anti republic, he just thought the republic would fall in line under the chancellor. He was anti Jedi, but ...
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Why does Padmé cry during Order 66?

According to Wookieepedia, Padmé was unaware of the true circumstances, but was upset because she clearly could see the Jedi Temple burning in the distance and knew Anakin was suppose to be at the ...
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Why is Yoda surprised?

Your arrogance blinds you, Master Yoda. And Yoda’s suprise is realization that indeed it has. I always thought this was a higher tier version of Anakin vs. Obi wan. And as Anakin accused Obi of ...
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How many of the 66 were saved?

Palpatine orders all his followers/Stormtroopers to execute all 66 You misheard... The quote is.. Execute Order 66 Order 66 was an event at the end of the ...
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Why is Yoda surprised?

I always felt that this scene visualizes for a viewer how weak and arrogant the Jedi have become. They didn't have any powerful foes for so long that they became too sure about themselves. Even the ...
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Why is Yoda surprised?

I think the main reason for Yoda being caught off-guard is that he simply wasn't expecting to start fighting so quickly. As shown in the first screenshot of the OP, Yoda was in no kind of fighting ...
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How does the title "Revenge of the Sith" suit the plot?

It is related to the Star Wars' Expanded Universe. Long story short: There was only Jedi Order A group of radical Jedi wants to use negative emotion such as anger, envy, and selfishness as a source ...
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What made Lord Vader stay with Palpatine after he'd killed Padme?

Vader had nowhere else to go, and no one else to turn to. Family: Father He didn't know who his father was, or if he even had a father. Mother His mother, the only real family he ever knew, ...
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith vs. The Clone Wars

I'm not entirely sure what your question is here, but to confirm: The Clone Wars takes place between Epsiodes II and Episodes III. Lucas has confirmed this himself in interviews: Q: Why is it ...
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Why do Obi-Wan and Anakin not get burned during their battle on the lava?

While they were near the lava, apparently, they generally stayed far enough away to catch fire from the ambient heat. For information about how close you can be to lava without being injured in real ...
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High ground in Star Wars

There might be a conclusion here, that Obi-Wan knows how someone can jump from the lower ground to kill someone who is at higher ground, so he knows how to protect yourself from that move as well.
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How does the clone trooper recognize Darth Sidious to execute Order 66?

But how does the Commander know that "the dude" with the hoodie was Palpatine or did he already know Darth Sidious? He didn't need to... Obeying Order 66 was pre-progammed into all clones of which ...
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Why is Yoda surprised?

TL;DR: Because the prequels are trying to make a point about the Jedi's failures in part through the hierarchy of the Jedi Order, in which Grand Master Yoda sits atop as the Jedi's primary leader. I ...
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Why was C-3PO's memory wiped while R2-D2's was not?

A memory wipe was a method that was used to selectively or completely erase the memory of a droid. After Cad Bane had kidnapped and ransacked the memory of C-3PO and R2-D2 for information on the ...
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Why was C-3PO's memory wiped while R2-D2's was not?

The answer to this question should be fairly obvious to anyone who has watched all the movies. Star Wars (later re-titled A New Hope, Episode 4) was the first movie released. At that time they ...
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What made Lord Vader stay with Palpatine after he'd killed Padme?

First, you got your facts wrong Anakin didn't kill Padme, when she gave birth she lost the will to live entirely, her whole world fell apart. Her husband, left her and the senate and everything she ...
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Why was Anakin Skywalker taken to the Grand Medical Facility on planet Coruscant?

The very prominent reason might be because the Emperor knew that Anakin would last the time back to Coruscant (they literally jumped to lightspeed), also because Coruscant was the capital of the ...
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Was Mace Windu falling into the Dark Side?

I think the prequels contest perspectives of the Force through failures in the current mainstream Jedi philosophy, which is not necessarily either entirely their fault and/or that there are not ...
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Was Mace Windu falling into the Dark Side?

While it is true that Windu's fighting style(form VII) had a tendency to lead Jedi down towards the Dark Side. I do not think that he was in danger of it himself. As to him saying "He is too dangerous ...
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