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11th Jun '17 12:52:23 PM darrenr
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** I gathered that the Galaxy had pretty much been in peace for a long time. It's hard to justify keeping a grand army around when there isn't a war, unless you're a dictatorship intending to intimidate the people, The Republic probably kept it's military budget low while it devoted its spending to galactic infrastructure or something like that. Whatever problems the galaxy had were often ones that could be solved by a couple of monks with magical powers. Ironically, this attitude probably fanned the flames of the Separatist movement; if the Republic was ill-equipped to defend a world from a major attack. why should they pay hefty taxes and follow legislation drafted by corrupt politicians light-years away when they would be just as well off on their own?

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** I gathered that the Galaxy had pretty much been in peace for a long time. It's hard to justify keeping a grand army around when there isn't a war, unless you're a dictatorship intending to intimidate the people, The Republic probably kept it's military budget low while it devoted its spending to galactic infrastructure or something like that. Whatever problems the galaxy had were often ones that could be solved by a couple of monks with magical powers. Ironically, this attitude probably fanned the flames of the Separatist movement; if the Republic was ill-equipped to defend a world from a major attack. why should they pay hefty taxes and follow legislation drafted by corrupt politicians light-years away when they would be just as well off on their own?own?
** There are planetary defence forces. Even Naboo has a volunteer army and air force. Given there hasn't been an interstellar war since the formation of the Republic, presumably they are enough to keep the peace at a local level without the need for a Galactic military.
11th Jun '17 12:46:35 PM darrenr
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** They've met before, in ThePhantomMenace. Presumably R2 recounted his adventures to him then.
5th Jun '17 6:14:50 PM Sanokal
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** It's all in one motion, and one novelization depicts it as sorta accidental; he is trying to kill him, but didn't expect the blow to land.




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** Yes he does. Why do you think he tries to go for it - so Mace can't grab the thing. Mace likely would have called the saber to himself and deflected the bolt.



** Mace clearly underestimated the army - the super battle droids for example, beyond some blink-and-you'll-miss it shots of their shoulder armour being forged in the plates that Anakin gets trapped in, come completely out of nowhere. He was expecting to merely face the Geonosians, who he states in cut script lines to be horribly disadvantaged against the Jedi; one Jedi equal to one-hundred Geonosians. In addition, as is brought up later in the franchise, Jedi are not assassins. They kill when necessary, but the intent would have been to bring the Council to justice.




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** Dooku's wealth assisted in funding the CIS remember? There's likely enough left over to help fund the Clone Army.




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** Also, do remember that Obi-Wan has a rather dry sense of humor.




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** As detailed in ''Revenge of the Sith'', it's [[spoiler:because the Clone Wars are a gigantic Jedi trap. The wartime takes a toll on the Jedi, simultaneously killing them and wearing down their principles, priming them for both public denouncement and being executed during Order 66]].



*** In the novelization, this is indeed the case; Owen returns Threepio to Anakin, believing that it's what Shmi would have wanted.



**** This is indeed what the junior novelization claims; he thinks 3PO is vaguely familiar, but doesn't really care.



** But why would Palpatine think that bringing out the Clone Army would stop the Sepratists from seceding? That makes no sense, unless Jar Jar was talking off topic at the beginning to grab everyone's attention before the announcement.

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** But why would Palpatine think that bringing out the Clone Army would stop the Sepratists Separatists from seceding? That makes no sense, unless Jar Jar was talking off topic at the beginning to grab everyone's attention before the announcement.
29th May '17 9:45:15 PM sonicsuns3
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** Word for word, the phrase "Itsa clear desa Separatists made a pactů weesa deesa Federation du Trade" is meant to be understood as "It's clear these Separatists made a pact...with this Federation of Trade". In turn, "this Federation of Trade" is meant to be understood as "the Trade Federation".
29th May '17 9:27:04 PM sonicsuns3
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*** Fine, let's go with the idea that Jango is just in it for the money. He ''could'' go to the separatist leaders and tell them all about the clone army and how Dooku set them up for an unwinnable war. But he can't be sure, in advance, how much he's going to get paid for revealing that info. And if his "substantial" salary is already coming ''from'' Dooku...well, he's obviously going to lose that gig once he spills the beans. Also, Dooku might show up with all the force he can muster just to get revenge on Jango. So why take the risk? If you go to the separatists, you get some undefined sum of money plus the chance of getting killed by Dooku. If you keep quiet, then you continue to earn your substantial salary and Dooku leaves you alone. Might as well stay quiet.
24th May '17 9:21:15 AM Bense
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** Which is probably why in the novelization of ''Revenge of the Sith'' they suspect that Palpatine is a pawn being manipulated by someone else. He's too obvious a suspect.
6th May '17 7:55:41 AM Sharlee
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*** For that matter, considering that periodic memory-wipes are standard practice for most droids' owners, there's probably an equally-standard social custom for how to deal with "meeting" a droid that doesn't recognize you from before. Namely, humor its ignorance and treat it like you've never seen it before, either, to avoid rousing a curiosity about its own past that would only distract it from its ''current'' duties.
6th May '17 7:41:33 AM Sharlee
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*** Or maybe he was just plain infertile. Aside from natural sterility, any number of mishaps - combat injuries, radiation exposure, too-warm groin protection in his armor - could render him incapable of having a child by conventional means, which would make both raising Boba ''and'' seeing millions of copies of himself marching around in storm trooper armor an UpToEleven case of CompensatingForSomething.


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22nd Apr '17 7:37:54 PM costanton11
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** Looking closely at the scene, Mace only cut the blaster in half. When Jango's body falls over, his hand is still attached.
30th Mar '17 12:54:15 PM harlbior
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** Threepio has probably heard about Artoo's experiences on Naboo, which include him repairing a shield generator while turbolaser batteries blew apart the astromech droids aboard Queen Amidala ' starship, or flying into the hanger of a Trade Federation warship and blowing it up from the inside. "Trouble" for Threepio could pretty much describe any adventures involving the possibility of being harmed. In any case, it is entirely in character for C-3PO to engage in idle hyperbole when he's chattering. He's not saying that he has literally seen Artoo getting into trouble, he's saying he's worried about Artoo.
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