History WesternAnimation / StarWarsCloneWars

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* AlienLunch: The second episode of the 2nd season shows that [[ExtremeOmnivore Anakin isn't picky when it comes to food]]. Though he might have done it just to Squick out Obi-Wan.

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* AlienLunch: The second episode of the 2nd 3rd season shows that [[ExtremeOmnivore Anakin isn't picky when it comes to food]]. Though he might have done it just to Squick out Obi-Wan.



** The first season of ends with a handful of Jedi holding out against an army of Battle Droids and the newly introduced General Grievous.
** The second season actually picks up a couple minutes later. Four Jedi survived the initial ambush, and holed up where the Droid army couldn't touch them. General Grievous killed one more Jedi before Ki-Adi-Mundi single-handedly stalled long enough for reinforcements to arrive and save his surviving friends.

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** The first second season of ends with a handful of Jedi holding out against an army of Battle Droids and the newly introduced General Grievous.
** The second third season actually picks up a couple minutes later. Four Jedi survived the initial ambush, and holed up where the Droid army couldn't touch them. General Grievous killed one more Jedi before Ki-Adi-Mundi single-handedly stalled long enough for reinforcements to arrive and save his surviving friends.



* ElevatorSnare: Happens near the end of the second season. Shaak Ti and two other Jedi take Chancellor Palpatine down a hallway as Grievous begins slashing his way through the assembled guards. They call the elevator while listening to Grievous fighting, and when it all goes quiet, the Ithorian Jedi repeatedly mashes the button. They do make it inside though, despite Grievous busting out of the office and running down the hall towards them.

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* ElevatorSnare: Happens near the end of the second third season. Shaak Ti and two other Jedi take Chancellor Palpatine down a hallway as Grievous begins slashing his way through the assembled guards. They call the elevator while listening to Grievous fighting, and when it all goes quiet, the Ithorian Jedi repeatedly mashes the button. They do make it inside though, despite Grievous busting out of the office and running down the hall towards them.


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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Playfully averted in the third season. Obi-Wan and Anakin are leading the siege of a city when Anakin discovers a secret way inside past the shields. In a deadpan voice, Obi-Wan says, "So your plan is to sneak in through the sewers, under the shield and into the main generator, destroy the generator and have our troops swarm in?" They then do exactly that.
* UnwillingSuspension: Shaak Ti gets bound up by electric wires by General Grievous.


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* WaitHere: Yoda to Padmé. To her credit, Padmé does get out of the situation herself by taking out a couple of invisible mooks.


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* WhileRomeBurns: Played with. As the Confederacy attacks Coruscant, Chancellor Palpatine remains in his office, sipping tea and ignoring the Jedi's encouragement to take shelter. And when the Jedi-killer General Grievous smashes through the window, Palpatine reacts by ''scolding'' Grievous. But this is all for show: unknown to anyone present, Palpatine is also Darth Sidious, the shadowy leader of the Confederacy. He makes no effort to protect himself because had arranged his own kidnapping.
* WronskiFeint: Anakin, pursued by a large numbers of enemy fighters, orders his squadron of clone pilots to fire their missiles across the bow of a capital ship and then lures the enemy fighters into the path of the missiles, and carries over some of the missiles to one of the enemy carriers.
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* TheOner: A dogfight between Anakin and Asajj through a battle cruiser required a 50 foot painting. And still needed to be cut for time.



* SeahorseSteed: Mon Calamari riding giant seahorse-alikes and other aquatic creatures.
* SeaMonster: The Mon Calamari fought the separatist forces with knights riding on giant eels.



* SingleStrokeBattle: Asajj Ventress against the last of the gladiators.

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* SingleStrokeBattle: Asajj Ventress against ShockwaveStomp: Mace Windu is fighting a giant "seismic tank". A massive hovering vehicle close to the last size of a Star Destroyer, which only has a single form of attack: A giant stomper that hits the gladiators.ground below it with the force of a medium nuclear bomb.



* SilenceIsGolden: The series made excellent use of extended no-dialogue sequences.
* SingleStrokeBattle: Asajj Ventress against the last of the gladiators.



* StealthHiBye: Asajj Ventress' introduction.

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* SpamAttack: General Grievous performs a defensive version of a spam attack while holding five Jedi at bay simultaneously, using their slain comrades' lightsabers!.
* SpinToDeflectStuff: General Grievous attacked five Jedi at once via judicious spinning of two lightsabers and his own rotating torso.
* StealthHiBye: Asajj Ventress' Ventress's introduction.



* StockScream: When Grievous' [=MagnaGuards=] knock the clone troopers off a skyscraper, one of the troopers lets out a Wilhelm Scream. The scream is also heard from a clone thrown through the air by the seismic tank on Dantooine.

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* StockScream: When Grievous' Grievous's [=MagnaGuards=] knock the clone troopers off a skyscraper, one of the troopers lets out a Wilhelm Scream. The scream is also heard from a clone thrown through the air by the seismic tank on Dantooine.Dantooine.
* StormingTheCastle: Averted. Obi-Wan and Anakin have been assigned to help out a siege effort of a clone army. Obi-Wan, bored out of his mind, asks a commander how much longer it will take for them to take the enemy's position. The commander, ''cheerfully'' responds three months, saying they're making good progress, while Obi-Wan moans about how long they've already been there. Then he and Anakin found an underground tunnel to sneak into the city, and take out its shields reactor, allowing the clones to storm all over it.



* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: In one episode, Yoda uses a JediMindTrick to get one of Padme's guards to agree with him. Hysterically, this leads to the guard talking in the same way as him. Padme sees right through it, but goes along with it.



* TheOner: A dogfight between Anakin and Asajj through a battle cruiser required a 50 foot painting. And still needed to be cut for time.

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* TheOner: A dogfight between Anakin SuperSoldier: General Grievous, one of the greatest [[BadAss badasses]] in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' universe, was a cyborg. His finest display of power was shown here; at the Battle of Hypori, his first public appearance in the Clone Wars, he single-handedly defeated a team of seven Jedi, including Council members Ki-Adi Mundi and Asajj through Aayla Secura. He killed four of them, and would almost certainly have killed the other three if a battle cruiser required team of ARC troopers hadn't arrived at the last second and (somehow, without getting obliterated themselves) held him off. Grievous himself summed up this victory with a 50 foot painting. And still needed declaration of their imminent demise prior to be cut the fight:
-->'''Grievous''':"Jedi! You are surrounded, your armies decimated. Make peace with the Force now,
for time.this is your final hour. But know that I, General Grievous, am not completely without mercy. I shall grant you a warrior's death. Prepare!!!"
** The team of ARC troopers managed this because they were Super Soldiers themselves (to a much milder degree than Greivious, sure, but there were a lot more of them then there were of him). They held him at bay with impressive amounts of MoreDakka.
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* PragmaticVillainy: A subtle example. The reason General Grievous spared Shaak Ti when he obviously could have killed her was because he needed a live witness to let the Jedi Council know that Chancellor Palpatine was gone (as his boss Darth Sidious, who unknown to Grievous, was Palpatine, had wanted them to know).



* PretenderDiss: Asajj Ventress declares herself a Sith Lord, only for Count Dooku, a ''real'' Sith Lord, to mock and beat her down. Specifically, Dooku tells Ventress how he senses fear in her, which a true Sith would lack. While fear can indeed be used to draw power from TheDarkSide, a Sith is supposed to draw power instead from ''[[ThePowerOfHate hatred]]''.



* PunchPunchPunchUhOh: Happens with a lightsaber instead of fists: Obi-Wan is fighting Durge, a giant alien bounty hunter, and manages to stab him in the chest. Durge looks down, begins to laugh, and proceeds to beat the crap out of Obi-Wan.



* RuleOfCool: The series runs on it.

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* RuleOfCool: RedHerringShirt: Shaak Ti is a member of [[CListFodder the squad of Jedi that Grievous soundly defeats]]. She survives, and goes on to play a major part in the Battle of Coruscant, protecting Chancellor Palpatine.
* RedshirtArmy: When Anakin Skywalker takes off alone to chase an enemy Force-user, Obi-Wan orders a squadron of clone troopers to follow him and save him from getting himself killed. When the clones arrive, they proceed to [[LetsSplitUpGang split up]] and get wiped out over the course of about three minutes, without ever seeing the enemy. Amusingly enough, clone troopers are the predecessors of [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy storm troopers]], perhaps indicating that the trope is inheritable.
* ReducedToRatburgers: Anakin had a lunch of a bag full of bugs.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter:
The series runs on it.blue, elephant-like species of Ortolans (which first appeared in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'') , when the Separatist Droids invade their homeworld.
* RuleOfCool:
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* MushroomSamba: Anakin's vision in the cave.

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* MushroomSamba: Anakin's vision in the cave. He gets a blast of steam in the face in a cave on Nelvaan. As a result, he starts seeing the cave paintings move. Considering how well the vision summarizes and foreshadows his own fall to the Dark Side, The Force probably assisted the lack of oxygen. This sequence parallels Luke's experience in the cave in ''Episode V'', where he receives a similar vision/warning about his own susceptibility to the Dark Side.



* NeckLift: General Grievous does this in his introductory scene with his cybernetic leg before slamming the victim through the ground.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler: Asajj Ventress]] is thrown off a temple on Yavin 4 . [[spoiler: She actually survives.]]



* NoseArt: The ARC troopers paint a Rancor on their ship.



* OffModel: The series is filled with capes, lots of capes, which flow behind characters and ripple in the wind and get ripped to shreds and take lots of time to animate. Occasionally the capes will completely disappear for a few frames when an animator got lazy.



** Many Jedi, especially Mace Windu and Yoda.

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** Many Jedi, especially Mace Windu and Yoda.Yoda, who wipe out hundreds of droids without their lightsabers and tear apart legions with little help from their soldiers.



** General Grievous.
** Durge.
* OutOfTheInferno: So cool, they do it twice. First with Durge, then with Asajj Ventress.

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** General Grievous.
Grievous is able to cut through clones and Jedi with his usual psychopathic zeal.
** Durge.
Durge is shown to be a one-man arsenal.
* OutfitDecoy: On the ice planet, Padme gets attacked by some battle droids with cloaking fields. She takes cover, then throws her [[PrettyInMink fur-trimmed]] cape into the open to trick the droids into firing and revealing their position.
* OutOfTheInferno: So cool, they do it twice. First with Durge, First, Durge walks out of the flaming wreckage of his speeder bike, then with Asajj Ventress.Ventress emerges from the flaming wreckage of Anakin's starfighter. Though Asajj used the Force to clear the flames.
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* MacrossMissileMassacre: Used twice by Anakin during the space battle in the first season.

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* MacrossMissileMassacre: Used twice One of these was fired at the Republic starfighters by the droid starfighters. Anakin during Skywalker got them all following him, then used the space battle in MisguidedMissile technique and flew straight through the first season.nearest enemy capital ship's starfighter launch bay. He still had a swarm of missiles after him, though, so he got his fighter squadrons to line up a shot at where he was going to be and fire off ''another'' Macross Missile Massacre. The two Massacres collided in midair (-space?) and wiped each other out.


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* MauveShirt: The unnamed Clone commander, he's always distinguishable by wearing red (He's on the show's page image). [[AllThereInTheManual The manual]] lists his name as Fordo.


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* MoodWhiplash: When General Grievous kicks his way into the Chancellor's office to try and kidnap him. The Jedi rush the Chancellor out, leaving the clones behind to stall him in scenes of what is very nearly explicit carnage (only the lack of blood kept it from being truly horrific). Cut to the Jedi waiting for the elevator to arrive, with screams, blaster fire and ''chainsaw'' sounds coming from the office. And then one of the Jedi reaches out and pushes the elevator call button 6 times to make it get there faster.


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* MoralMyopia: Minor example. When a suggestion is made to forego Anakin's trials and promote him early, the one arguing the most against it is Jedi Master Oppo Rancisis:
-->'''Rancisis''' That is what concerns me. To walk the path of the Jedi, one's spirit must be strong. That requires discipline. And he has often disobeyed you, has he not Master Obi-Wan?
-->'''Yoda:''' Did you not disobey me from time to time in your youth, Master Rancisis?


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* MultiArmedAndDangerous: General Grievous. He can hold lightsabers with his feet, too. So theoretically he could use 5 lightsabers at once (one foot would still be needed to stand on).


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* MyHorseIsAMotorbike: The good guys' speeder-bikes are stylized to resemble horses.
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* KingpinInHisGym: Count Dooku, a.k.a. Darth Tyranus, was shown sparring with General Grievous.

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* KingpinInHisGym: Count Dooku, a.k.a. Darth Tyranus, was shown sparring with training General Grievous.



* LockAndLoadMontage: A couple of them.

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* LeaveNoSurvivors: Done in the first arc as Count Dooku didn't want any witnesses to inform the Republic of the Separatists new ion cannon.
* LetsGetDangerous: Yoda spends most of the time offscreen in the Jedi Temple. When the Separatist invasion of Coruscant begins, he heads to the front lines and starts forcepushing colossal troop carriers.
* LickedByTheDog: An alien child is the first to welcome back mutated villagers.
* LockAndLoadMontage: A couple of them. "Chapter 21" has a montage of the ARC Troopers arming themselves just before they swoop in to [[BigDamnHeroes rescue the Jedi]].
* LowClearance: Mace Windu takes advantage of this: He flies at a gap in the skyscrapers of Coruscant and closes his fighter's S-foils to let him fit through. The Vulture Droids following him can't fit, and wreck themselves on the side of the building trying.
* LowerDeckEpisode: The show managed to have episodes entirely without Jedi, but that's only because the episodes were 3 minutes long.
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* IAmNotLeftHanded: General Grievous in the last episode. You thought he was tough with two arms? Well, now he has four.


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* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: In season 3, Anakin tries this against a group of Nelvaan warriors who have been brainwashed by the Techno Union. It doesn't work, and when he has to take another approach - destroying the mechanism that's controlling them - his cybernetic hand is destroyed, and the pain again causes him to give in to rage, channeling the Dark Side to savagely kill the villains. (But he ''did'' rescue the Nelvaans.)


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* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: This trope shows up a few times. For example, at one point Padme uses Threepio as a target to make an invisible battle droid reveal its position. The droid fails to land a single shot on this shiny target walking slowly in a straight line.


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* ImportantHaircut: The completion of Anakin's training as a Padawan and his becoming a Jedi is signified when Yoda slices off Anakin's braid with a light saber in a Jedi Knighting ceremony. Later Anakin has it sent to Padme, who keeps it in a small jewelry box with the pendant he carved for her back in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: The ARC Troopers possess impressive powers of accuracy, almost every shot blasts a droid's head off and a single trooper takes out a Trade Federation armored tank in less than 5 seconds by running up the side of it, blasting the top off, shooting several shots from the inside of the machine and running.
* InsertGrenadeHere:
** One of the ARC Troopers uses this tactic to take out a droid tank in Star Wars: Clone Wars. However, he didn't have any grenades. So he blasted his way into the tank, then shot it up from the inside with his gun that fired explosions, and jumped out. It worked.
** Yoda did it as well, and though he had a lightsaber, it worked even better.
* ItsProbablyNothing: Played for laughs, with Palpatine dismissing Grievous's clanking footsteps drawing nearer and then suddenly stopping, to the dismay of his Jedi protectors. The droid general's head appears in the window behind him even as he's delivering the line, hanging upside down on the outside of the building. One gets the impression that the [[TheChessmaster scheming dark lord]], who actually ''wants'' to be captured, plays the classic part with some glee. Then again, the [[LargeHam Ham is Large]] with this one.
* JediMindTrick: Yoda uses the trick on Padmé's security chief, who takes on Yoda's speech patterns. Padmé sees through it, but agrees with Yoda's request anyway.
* KingpinInHisGym: Count Dooku, a.k.a. Darth Tyranus, was shown sparring with General Grievous.
* {{Knighting}}: Anakin was knighted by Yoda and the Jedi Council ''[[RuleOfCool with a lightsaber.]]'' It was to sever the "Padawan Braid" that Anakin had, which was delivered (secretly) to Padme, which symbolized the attainment of Jedi Knight rank.
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* GameBreakingInkury: General Grievous is ridiculously impressive and highly adept at combat... and in the last episode, Mace Windu uses the Force to crush his chest, nearly killing him. Cue ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', where he's coughing and wheezing painfully and jobs to everyone.

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* GameBreakingInkury: GameBreakingInjury: General Grievous is ridiculously impressive and highly adept at combat... and in the last episode, Mace Windu uses the Force to crush his chest, nearly killing him. Cue ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', where he's coughing and wheezing painfully and jobs to everyone.


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* HandyFeet: General Grievous has this as a feature of his cyborg body. He can put all six of his limbs to good use as hands, though normally he sticks to being a humanoid, folding his extra arms and walking on his legs.
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* GameBreakingInkury: General Grievous is ridiculously impressive and highly adept at combat... and in the last episode, Mace Windu uses the Force to crush his chest, nearly killing him. Cue ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', where he's coughing and wheezing painfully and jobs to everyone.


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* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: C-3PO gets his gold plating in Chapter 21.


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* GRatedSex: We see Anakin and Padme having a respite from the war and spending time together, culminating on spending the night together, it's implied that that was the moment they conceived Luke and Leia.


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* GunshipRescue: The beginning of Season 3 ("Volume 2") has a custom-painted gunship save some Jedi from General Grievous just in the nick of time, in a move almost as cool as Grievous hunting them down in the first place.
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* BadassGrandpa: Yoda performs a variety of insane feats of the force while taking down a bunch of GiantRobot mooks.


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* ElevatorSnare: Happens near the end of the second season. Shaak Ti and two other Jedi take Chancellor Palpatine down a hallway as Grievous begins slashing his way through the assembled guards. They call the elevator while listening to Grievous fighting, and when it all goes quiet, the Ithorian Jedi repeatedly mashes the button. They do make it inside though, despite Grievous busting out of the office and running down the hall towards them.


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* EveryScarHasAStory: Anakin Skywalker received a scar across his right eye. This carries over into Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, where Hayden Christensen sports the scar over his right eye.


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* FakeArmDisarm: Anakin infiltrates a Seperatist compound on Nelvaan that has been performing [[BodyHorror horrifying experiments]] on the native population. First he was specifically chosen by the Nelvaanian shaman because he had a fake hand. Then the people who had been corrupted by the experiments tasked him to destroy the facility. Anakin does this by sticking his artificial hand in an energy sphere and stealing a critical component, but loses his robot hand in the process. The Nelvaanians see Anakin's mechanical stump as a symbol of their own freedom and respond by tearing off the [[ArmCannon arm cannons]] that the Sepratists placed on them and cheer Anakin triumphantly.


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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath:
** Durge surrounds and absorbs Obi-Wan. Then Obi-Wan uses the Force to ''explode'' Durge from the inside out, scattering bits of him all over the room. Durge is shown in a later shot to be NotQuiteDead, but still, that's not pleasant.
** [[HeroKiller General Grievous]] gets two of these as part of his EstablishingCharacterMoment. First a hapless Padawan is ''crushed'' as Grievous lands on him. Then he grabs another Jedi with his mechanical foot, and visibly [[NeckSnap snaps his neck]] before tossing his corpse into the ceiling.
** Grievous's debut in the next season has him murder his way through dozens of clones and senate guards, crushing them and slicing them up. Most of it takes place off screen, but the ''sounds'' are gruesome enough.


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* FromASingleCell: Alien bounty hunter Durge who has incredible healing powers. We see him recover from been cut into half, and later in that series he got [[LudicrousGibs blasted into a gooey mess]] via the Force by Obi-Wan. His remains slither away.
* FrontlineGeneral: The Jedi are all automatically generals, and prefer to command from the frontlines. Probably because they [[ImplausibleFencingPowers don't fear enemy blaster fire]].
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