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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 gather quickly and coordinate any counter-action. He sent all the Jedi to different places where warfare was already underway so they could be killed more ...


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When Vader killed Padme in anger he lost his reason to live, he'd betrayed the Jedi order (using Palpatine's fictitious uprising as an excuse) and committed murder to increase his power and gain the Sith Lord's trust. No doubt up until this point he had ambitions of saving Padme, reforming the republic with them at it's head and giving her everything. A ...


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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 of the beloved Jedi who murdered them in an act of open treachery. His public image would have been terrible. Yes, he'd have control of both the clone army and ...


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The best way to put it, I think, is that Vader's spirit had been broken. The combination of succumbing to the Dark Side (and doing unspeakably evil deeds in its name), the destruction of his human body, and Padme's death all contributed in pushing Vader so far into the Darkness that he was barely human anymore. In Episode IV, Obi Wan describes Vader thus: ...


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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 seen the revelation that Darth Sidious was extremely skilled with a lightsaber and powerful in the Dark Side - he killed Agen Kolar, Saesee Tiin and Kit Fisto, ...


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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 the Jedi would tell you. It’s a Sith legend. Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise he could use the Force to influence the ...


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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 Temple. Skywalker, seeing Sidious as the only way to save his wife, pledged himself to the dark side. Sidious then initiated Order 66, declaring the Jedi to ...


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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 Clone Wars in which the clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic turned against their Jedi commanders and terminated them, bringing about the destruction ...


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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 looking at the script, I don't see him being anti republic or democracy per-say, at least, not in his mind. Others would see him that way, be he didn't see ...


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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 understimating his power, this is exactly what Yoda did to Sidious. He always thought that the Sith avoided confrontations. Palpatine plotted in the shadows and used ...


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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 stance when Palpatine attacked him. Both of Yoda's hands were resting on his walking stick, his lightsaber was still sheathed, and the front of his body was fully ...


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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 greatest, wisest one among them is not prepared for this.


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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 Cody was one. Control chips, also known as inhibitor chips, were a type of organic bio-chip capable of dictating or responding to the thoughts of its host. ...


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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, was dead. Step-Family He had only met his step-father and step-brother once, for a few minutes, and hadn't left on very good terms with them. He had no ...


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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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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 life, see How close can you get to lava before burning? and How close can I get to lava and will it hurt or kill me? . While Jedi do seem to have a higher ...


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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 important for you to tell the story of The Clone Wars? A: The interesting thing about the Clone Wars is that in the films, in the normal course of the Skywalker saga, ...


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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 agree with many of the other answers here, but I want to unpack some of it a little more... The structures of the prequels each features a villain with ...


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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 worked for was gone. Anyways, the reason Vader stayed with Sidious is because he had nothing left, to fight for on the light side of the force.(I know this is a ...


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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 couldn't have any idea that this movie would be the blockbuster that it was spawning so many sequels and prequels. Point being it was episode 4! When it came time to ...


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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 Senate Building's layout, he only had the incident wiped from their memories to avoid having any suspicion falling on him. Shortly after the Galactic ...


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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 galaxy and the Emperor wanted his new apprentice to receive the best quality of medical attention. Since the galaxy was now under the control of the Sith overlords, ...


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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 instances (like this one with Mace Windu) that prove the standards of the Jedi were to high and need to evolve... OBI-WAN: Don't defy the council, Master, not again. ...


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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 to live" Palpatine still had the emergency powers the senate gave him near the beginning of the movie.


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