History YMMV / StarWarsTheCloneWars

23rd Jun '17 9:22:05 AM GahmahRaan
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* CatharsisFactor: Even without watching the series, just check out Pong Krell's entry on CompleteMonster directly below and you'll know exactly why [[spoiler: Dogma shooting him in the back]] feels so ''good''.

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* CatharsisFactor: Even without watching the series, just check out Pong Krell's entry on CompleteMonster directly below and you'll know exactly why [[spoiler: the clones turning on him and Dogma shooting him in the back]] feels feel so ''good''.


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** During the first season, the B1 Battle Droids were mostly disliked by [[PeripheryDemographic older audiences]], feeling their excessive stupidity and childish comic relief contributed to the series' early AnimationAgeGhetto, with some outright questioning why they don't just get replaced with the more badass and popular Commando Droids (ignoring the WordOfGod justification of their high InUniverse production costs). As the series went on, these fans started warming up to them when they started [[NotSoHarmlessVillain showing their strengths]] (being [[ZergRush deadly in numbers]] and genuinely [[NothingIsScarier intimidating when silent]]). When later seasons were DarkerAndEdgier, the battle droid humor was less frequent to the point that it was tolerable and provided at least a little bit of levity in the darkness while still retaining both their ButtMonkey status and their occasional lethality.
20th Jun '17 8:10:38 AM Self-Aware-Trope
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** [[StarCrossedLovers Obi-Wan/Satine]] has proven to be quite popular as well.

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** [[StarCrossedLovers Obi-Wan/Satine]] has proven to be quite popular as well. [[JustifiedTrope Given that the only thing stopping them from getting together is Obi-Wan's commitment to the Jedi, this makes sense.]]
18th Jun '17 11:33:08 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Actually ''averted'' with Darth Maul, surprisingly enough. Make no mistake, Maul commits plenty of horrific atrocities (not the least of which being the slaughter of an entire village just to bring out Obi Wan), but he ''does'' [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes demonstrate familial love]] towards both Savage Opress and Mother Talzin, which excludes him from the qualifications of being a CompleteMonster since the definition requires one to have no redeeming qualities ''whatsoever''.
18th Jun '17 11:27:42 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** When Cad Bane's droids are trying to find R2 to steal Republic secrets from his memory banks, they shoot a different astromech instead and a protocol droid with the astromech runs away in terror. These droids just happen to look almost identical to Chopper and AP-5, the two central central droid characters from the SequelSeries ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''.
23rd May '17 6:08:20 AM ShadowLordHeishin
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** Actually ''averted'' with Darth Maul, surprisingly enough. Make no mistake, Maul commits plenty of horrific atrocities (not the least of which being the slaughter of an entire village just to bring out Obi Wan), but he ''does'' [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes demonstrate familial love]] towards both Savage Opress and Mother Talzin, which excludes him from the qualifications of being a CompleteMonster since the definition requires one to have no redeeming qualities ''whatsoever''.
29th Apr '17 8:37:06 PM Domino5555
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* HeReallyCanAct: This television series was full of fantastic performances, ranging from veteran voice actors ''Creator/JamesArnoldTaylor'' and ''Creator/DeeBradleyBaker'' to vocal newcomers like Matt Lanter and ''Creator/AshleyEckstein''.
** Special mention has to go to Dee Bradley Baker for differentiating all of the Clone Troopers with just his voice, but Matt Lanter's performance as Anakin Skywalker earns a lot of points, to the point where it's seen as superior to ''Creator/HaydenChristensen'''s performance in the Prequel Trilogy.
** I dare you to not shed a tear at Ashley Eckstein's performance at the end of Season Five when she leaves the Jedi Order.
29th Apr '17 1:55:01 PM mlsmithca
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** The piece that accompanies Darth Sidious' duel with Darth Maul and Savage Opress. It's fittingly epic for a clash between some of (and in Sidious' case, ''THE'') most powerful Dark Side users to ever live.

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** The piece that accompanies Darth Sidious' duel with Darth Maul and Savage Opress. It's fittingly epic for a clash between some of (and in Sidious' case, ''THE'') ''the'') most powerful Dark Side users to ever live.



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** The three Jedi younglings in "Padawan Lost"/"Wookiee Hunt", who had been relentlessly hunted by the Trandoshans to the point where they had all crossed the DespairEventHorizon by the time Ahsoka arrived. Special mention goes to Kalifa, who struggles to keep the other two younglings safe, and [[spoiler: is the only one who doesn't get off Wasskah alive]].
** The clone troopers, during the Umbara arc. They spend the entire arc being abused by [[{{Jerkass}} Krell]], watching clone after clone die from his pointlessly reckless tactics, and [[spoiler: being manipulated by Krell into killing their
own page]].brothers]]. Rex, in particular, stands out, especially when [[spoiler: he realises [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone exactly]] [[TheReveal who]] he and his men have been shooting at]].
*** [[spoiler: Waxer's death scene]] sets him up as, arguably, the biggest woobie out of all the clones in the Umbara episodes.
*** Fives. Apart from experiencing everything the other clones did, he was almost [[spoiler: executed]], and before the Umbara arc he had to cope with [[spoiler: the other members of Domino Squad being killed off]]. It only gets worse for him in the Order 66 arc, [[spoiler: where he discovers the order and eventually gets killed for it]].
** The Togruta colonists who were abducted and enslaved by the Zygerrians.
** The Father. After spending God knows how long keeping his children in check (and having to live with the fact that they, as he says, [[PhysicalGod could tear apart the fabric of the universe]]), his only reward is to be dying by the time the Jedi arrive on Mortis, as well as [[spoiler: nearly being murdered by his own son, watching his daughter sacrifice herself to save him, and having to arrange his son's death before dying of [[DrivenToSuicide a self-inflicted stab wound]].]]
---> '''The Father''': And now, [[spoiler: I die]], [[TearJerker my heart broken]]...
** ''The Son'', [[ObviouslyEvil of]] [[MadeOfEvil all]] [[HumanoidAbomination people]] ends up as one by the end of the Mortis arc. Despite his nature, he did still care for his family is [[spoiler: horrified by The Sister's death, and even the death of The Father.]]
** ''The Daughter'', despite given the least characterization of the three. She's the embodiment of all that's good about the force and is the very epitome of selfless. She then uses the power that ''could'' be used to save herself, and sacrifices her life to save Ahoska's.
** Usually an IronWoobie, Ahsoka becomes a flat-out woobie during the [[TraumaCongaLine season 5]] [[BreakTheCutie finale]].
** Less so than in the films, but Anakin still qualifies, especially in the Mortis trilogy and the season 5 finale. In the former, he's confronted by the truths of his destiny, emotionally manipulated by the Son, forced to duel Ahsoka, and {{Mind Rape}}d into turning to the dark side. In the latter, Anakin [[spoiler:does everything he can to help Ahsoka, but is powerless to clear her good name until it's ''very'' nearly too late, and ''still'' loses his beloved Padawan when she leaves the Jedi Order.]]
** Rush Clovis during "Rise of Clovis" and "Crisis at the Heart". [[spoiler: Given a chance to do good by taking a chance to lead the Banking Clan, but his taking the position was just to turn him into an UnwittingPawn of Dooku and Sidious, ends up bringing the war to Scipio and he watches everything fall apart around him. In the end, he sacrifices himself ([[DrivenToSuicide possibly out of guilt for his actions]]) to save Padme's life, and [[ShootTheShaggyDog to pour more salt in the wound]], he gets scapegoated for the corruption in the Banking Clan and control of the banks falls into the hands of Palpatine.]]
29th Apr '17 1:40:13 PM mlsmithca
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: Has [[AuthorsSavingThrow/StarWarsTheCloneWars its own page]].

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** The Clawdite bounty hunter Cato Parasitti's role in "Holocron Heist" may be a response to [[Film/AttackOfTheClones Zam Wesell]] not utilizing her VoluntaryShapeshifting to anywhere near their fullest potential. Not only is Cato specifically enlisted by Cad Bane as an inside woman because she's a shapeshifter, she impersonates two Jedi within the same episode and has a [[HolographicDisguise holographic clothing projector]] to add further flexibility to her disguises.
** Bringing Darth Maul back from the dead, for those who thought he was underutilized and killed off too early in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''.
** Similarly, [[spoiler: bringing Admiral Trench back as a cyborg in the bonus content can be seen as this to those who thought he was killed off too early (for specifics, at the end of his debut episode).]]
** There were complaints that in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' the mutual distrust between Anakin and the Council felt forced and the conflict underdeveloped, due to neither party having enough reason behind it. The series nicely set things up for this, with [[spoiler:the Council lying to Anakin about Obi-Wan FakingTheDead, and abandoning Ahsoka when she got framed.]]
** In a similar vein to the above; the series overall has received a great deal of praise for, arguably, helping to fix Anakin's image in general: his slow but steady and inevitable turn to the Dark Side is allowed to be explored in a much fuller degree and allows for his character development to properly blossom. Tied into that, the much more realistic and natural portrayal of his relationship with Padme really helped to better give audiences the sense that they loved each other as deeply as they say they do in the films.
** Some of the story arcs written by Christian Taylor (particularly the Mortis trilogy and the Yoda arc) were most likely written to re-mystify the Force after the Prequels were accused of [[DoingInTheWizard demystifying it with the introduction of midi-chlorians]]. While the Mortis trilogy was deliberately mysterious while "Destiny" put a bit more clarification on what midi-chlorians actually are (the link between the living Force and the cosmic Force rather than the cause of the Force itself) and giving them an even more mysterious homeworld. The latter even included a slight jab at the accusations, with the Serene Priestess describing them as "what your science calls 'midi-chlorians'" to Yoda.
** Dave Filoni decided to revive [[spoiler: Echo]] for the incomplete "Bad Batch" arc that debuted at Celebration Anaheim because he felt bad after seeing so many fans feel upset at his death.
** Some people felt that ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' created a ContinuitySnarl by implying that Qui-Gon Jinn had managed to become a Force ghost after his death. Namely, we see his corpse in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', despite the fact that Jedi are supposed to lose their physical forms when they become one with the Force (such as Obi-Wan in ''Film/ANewHope'', and Yoda in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''). Qui-Gon was also not seen with the other Force ghosts in ''Return of the Jedi'', even in the updated special editions. Season 6 of ''The Clone Wars'' clarified that Qui-Gon had not completed his training before his death, and thus could only manifest himself as a disembodied voice instead of a proper Force ghost.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Enough to have [[EnsembleDarkhorse/StarWarsTheCloneWars its own page]].

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Enough EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Plo Koon was this
to have [[EnsembleDarkhorse/StarWarsTheCloneWars its supervising director Dave Filoni, and his AscendedExtra role in the series made him one in the eyes of the fans, too.
** Cad Bane became one of the most popular characters in the series, as an XMeetsY of Jango Fett and Creator/LeeVanCleef with a cool voice, unusually sinister tendencies, and characteristics of spaghetti-western villains.
** Hondo Ohnaka is starting to become one of these. Cranked UpToEleven in "Revival". And then even more so after "A Necessary Bond." The man snarks at the Sith, how can we not like him?
** The mercenary Embo from "Bounty Hunters" was a OneSceneWonder with acrobatics to make a Jedi jealous, a NiceHat that serves as a blaster-proof shield ''and'' as a PrecisionGuidedBoomerang. Despite being a relatively minor character in one of the less important episodes of the series, he's popular enough that he got his
own page]].action figure and at least one appearance per season afterwards. Likewise, his [[CanineCompanion anooba]] Marrok is also pretty popular for not only giving Embo a badass pet, but also [[BadassAdorable having an adorable personality outside of battle]].
** Admiral Trench, due to being a clever tactician dangerous enough to necessitate a Jedi-led task force just to defeat him in the series' backstory. [[spoiler:His status as one of these is likely what led the writers to bring him back for the post-series stories]].
** Savage Opress is quite popular too. The fact that he's Darth Maul's brother helps.
** The [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots battle droids]] are so funny that it's really hard to dislike them. Linked to them are the commando droids, who quickly became popular with fans for being the battle droids only ''completely fricking badass''. Same with the Super Tactical droids, who are like the battle droids only cold, calculating intimidating generals.
** A few of the one-arc villains are also quite popular. Riff Tamson and Commander Sobek are two good examples.
** Many [[BadassNormal Clone Troopers]]: Rex, Fives, Hevy, Echo, among others.
** There's a reason why Darth Maul lives.
** Asajj Ventress (especially as of the Nightsisters arc), for being one of the most developed characters in the show.
** The Ones (the Father, the Son, and the Daughter) from the Mortis trilogy. Despite only appearing in three episodes, they are among the most memorable characters in the series so far.
** The Zillo Beast has an impressive following for an animal; though anything that actually can tell Palpatine is evil and tries to do something about it earns our respect.
** Regardless of how [[spoiler:she gets later on]], no one can dispute the fact that ''The Clone Wars'' brought Barriss Offee into the fandom's eyes in a similar way to Plo Koon.



* HarsherInHindsight: Has [[HarsherInHindsight/StarWarsTheCloneWars its own page]].

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** In the movie, Anakin and Ahsoka rescue Jabba's child. In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' Jabba tries to have Luke (Anakin's son) executed twice, and has Leia (Anakin's daughter) chained to him [[GoGoEnslavement in practically nothing]], which ultimately backfires when she strangles him with her chains.
** Episodes 15-18 of Season 4 are about Obi-Wan going undercover to uncover a Separatist plot against Chancellor Palpatine. On January 26th, the day before the second episode in the arc premiered, Ian Abercrombie (Palpatine's voice actor) [[http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ian-abercrombie-elaine-s-boss-285386 passed away]]. Fortunately the voicework of Season 4 was already done, and so Abercrombie was able to finish voiceovers before he died.
** Remember the Father's warning to Anakin when he refused? That his selfishness would haunt him and the galaxy at large for refusing to replace the Father? Although at the time the episode was made, they probably were intending to mean the oncoming Jedi Purge, but after the revelation of Abeloth's ties to the Ones in the final book of FateOfTheJedi: Apocalypse, as well as what Abeloth did throughout that series, the Jedi Purge actually seemed not so bad in comparison. This one, at least, is no longer canon.
** "Ghosts of Mortis" has Obi-Wan confront a Dark Side-turned Anakin Skywalker in the Well of the Dark Side, a volcanic crater. One can only imagine the thoughts running through Obi-Wan's head the [[RevengeOfTheSith next time he ends up in a similar setting with Anakin]].
** In "The Deserter", Rex states that if the Republic loses the Clone Wars, then "our children and their children could be forced to live under an evil I can't well imagine". Little does Rex know, that such a fate will befall the galaxy when the Republic (or, more accurately the ''[[ForegoneConclusion Empire]]'') ''[[Film/RevengeOfTheSith wins'' the Clone Wars]], with the galaxy falling under Palpatine's control. Not helped by the fact that both the Canon and Legends timelines would turn the later victory against the Empire into a case of HappyEndingOverride.
** In "Monster", Savage Opress tells Ventress that "so long as I live, you will ''not'' harm him!", referring to his brother, Feral. Soon after, Savage was rather brutally proven right: [[ExactWords Ventress]] ''[[ExactWords didn't]]'' [[ExactWords harm Feral]]. [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Savage himself]] [[NeckSnap did]].
** Obi-Wan defeating Darth Maul in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' was, at the time, a SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome. Then in the series, Maul returns, and we see [[WouldHurtAChild what he]] [[RevengeByProxy is willing]] [[MoralEventHorizon to do]] for the sake of avenging that defeat, and the original moment becomes ''very'' bittersweet.
** Ahsoka fighting a brainwashed Barriss in "Brain Invaders" becomes this after [[spoiler:the season 5 finale, where Barriss is attacking Ahsoka of her
own page]].free will.]]
** Also at the end of the episode Ahsoka wonders whether she should've killed Barriss (who in a moment of clarity, even asked her to do it) because her mercy could've potentially jeopardised the lives of many others.[[spoiler: Barriss ends up killing at least seven Jedi, at least two civilians, and injuring many others with bombing the Jedi Temple.]]
** On a similar note, Ahsoka mentioning Clone Sergeant Slick's betrayal to Barriss in the same episode also becomes this [[spoiler: when Barriss betrays the Republic and Jedi Order for [[WellIntentionedExtremist similar reasons to Slick]].]]
** Ahsoka's line in the pilot movie, "[[spoiler:I'm a Jedi Knight! Or soon will be]]." In the season 5 finale, [[spoiler:she rejects the possibility of knighthood and leaves the Jedi Order.]]
** In "Clone Cadets", Bravo Squad's line "Time to watch the Dominoes fall" becomes this when you consider [[spoiler: the [[KillEmAll ultimate fate of Domino Squad]].]] Also in the same episode and deliberately invoked at the time of making, Hevy's promise of coming back to 99 for his medal. Considering that the episode was a prequel to the Season 1 episode "Rookies", fans who've watched the episode beforehand [[DoomedByCanon know that's not going to happen]].
** A lot of the series is inevitably going to be this in light of the events of [[RevengeOfTheSith Episode 3]]. The friendships we see developing between main Jedi characters and various clones makes Order 66 all the more tragic. In ''The Clone Wars'' Anakin is also gets to be a lot more personable and likeable than the movies that are centered around his downfall which makes his friendship with Obi-Wan much more believable. This only serves to increase the tragedy of said eventual fall. Of particular note is the friendship displayed between Anakin and Mace Windu, whereas in ''Revenge of the Sith'', Mace reveals he never really trusted Anakin.
** In "Weapons Factory", Luminara tells Anakin that she is prepared to let her go of her apprentice Barriss in the event of her death, and asks if Anakin is willing to do the same with Ahsoka. Come "The Wrong Jedi", both of them are forced to let go of their apprentices for reasons that neither of them expected.
** Luminara Unduli being held prisoner by reanimated Geonosian warriors in "Legacy of Terror" becomes a lot more disturbing when you consider [[spoiler: her fate in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels''.]]
** The opening arc of Season Two becomes much, ''much'' harsher in hindsight after Season Two, Episode Eight of ''Rebels''. Here, we see that the Inquisitors [[spoiler: kidnap helpless babies with the intent of raising them in the ways of the Dark Side]]. And this time, the Jedi Order and the Republic aren't around to stop Palpatine's plans.
** Ahsoka saves Tarkin in "Citadel Rescue" from being killed at the hands of a Separatist general. Guess what Tarkin would go on to do to Alderaan in ''Film/ANewHope''...
** A mind controlled Ahsoka fighting Anakin in "Altar of Mortis" becomes harsher after the ''Rebels'' Season 2 finale, [[spoiler: when she confronts Darth Vader]].
** Seeing R2-D2 and C-3PO run out of power and Threepio giving a eulogy-like speech to Artoo in "Nomad Droids" becomes much sadder after Kenny Baker's death.



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** The good guys in the entirety of the "R2-D2 is lost" 2-parter would have saved R2 and destroyed the listening post with no trouble if it weren't for their insistence on bringing the obviously defective R3-S6 unit along and making it do important tasks that it inevitably screws up over and over again [[spoiler:because it's a mole.]]
** The "Children of the Force" mini-arc is based on multiple characters, both good and evil, making errors in judgment.
** The second half of "Lightsaber Lost" is ten minutes of LeParkour which could have been resolved with three seconds of telekinesis. This is made all the more apparent due to the multiple uses of telekinesis in the episode itself, just not when it would have caught the lightsaber thief.
** The episode "Shadow Warrior", as well, particularly on Grievous' part.
** "The Gungan General" would have lasted about two to three minutes if not for every single character constantly taking leave of their senses:
*** It starts with Hondo deciding to hold Anakin and Obi-Wan for ransom, apparently not realizing that, when combined with taking Dooku prisoner in any sane universe, this would put him on the bad side of ''both'' the Separatists and the Republic (not to mention getting on the bad side of three of the most powerful and dangerous people in the galaxy).
*** Following this display of insanity, Obi-Wan, Anakin and Dooku repeatedly forget that all three of them are powerful Force users who could easily get the restraints off or mind-control someone to do it for them.
*** It ends with Anakin holding Hondo prisoner, easily able to take him back for trial, only for Obi-Wan telling him to let Hondo go because they have no quarrel with them, apparently forgetting that Hondo kidnapped them, was planning on ransoming them and ''[[ColdBloodedTorture tortured]]'' them when they tried to escape.
** The final arc of Season 5, dealing with [[spoiler:Barriss Offee framing Ahsoka for bombing the temple]]. The entire DownerEnding could have been averted if Ahsoka had done ''a single thing'' that didn't make her look more guilty, or if the Jedi Council and Republic Senate had bothered to even halfway try conducting a reasonable investigation.



* MagnificentBastard: Has [[MagnificentBastard/StarWarsTheCloneWars its own page]].

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** Palpatine:
*** His maneuverings during episodes like "Destroy Malevolence", where he sends Padme on a diplomatic mission [[spoiler: that [[XanatosSpeedChess just so happens]] to lead her right into General Grievous's hands]] and "Heroes on Both Sides" where he discovers that Mina Bonteri is responsible for sponsoring the Separatist bill to end the war and her subsequent fate, etc. seem to show that the guy can play the odds and adapt like only a MagnificentBastard could.
*** Even his seeming mistake in forcing Dooku to turn on Ventress provokes a protracted struggle between Dooku and the Nightsisters, leaving his apprentice busy, weakened and with no one to rely on, so that he's unable to possibly challenge Sidious.
*** Recently, he assures the Jedi that Maul and Savage are "just petty crooks" and that they should focus on the Separatist threat... so he could deal with the Nightbrother duo himself as Darth Sidious.
*** [[spoiler: He manages to pull this off again in Season 6 when he manages to frame Fives for attempting to assassinate him, fooling everyone into thinking that he had gone insane and convincing even the Jedi that control chips are necessary to keep the clones from going berserk.]]
** Hondo Ohnaka was introduced as this, being clever enough to try and ransom Dooku to the Republic, and then capturing the Jedi sent for him so he could demand more. Even when that went South, he's still kicking seasons later, working for whatever side works best for him, though he's become more CrazyAwesome and less of this trope along the way.
** Cad Bane is a master of this from the get-go, managing to successfully take the Galactic senate hostage, break Ziro out of prison, and get away completely scot-free in his ''[[EstablishingCharacterMoment first]]'' episode. From that point onwards, his plans get crazier and clever as they go on, from disguising himself as a clone trooper and hiding aboard a dropship of ''[[RefugeInAudacity actual clones]]'', leading two Jedi masters into a booby-trapped ''[[CrazyPrepared space station]]'', to breaking out of prison ''again'' by instigating no less than Boba Fett himself into starting a riot... Every time he appears, he one-ups his previous insane plan, and almost every time, he gets away.
** Darth Maul:
*** He earns the title in "Eminence". Over the course of a single episode, he goes from near-death in the void of space to commanding a veritable ''army'' of criminals through little more than words and a careful application of force.
*** He definitively earns the title in "Shades of Reason", successfully concocting a plan that allowed Pre Vizsla to conquer Mandalore with the public's support, then using Vizsla's pride to manipulate him into [[spoiler:a duel that ended with Vizsla dead and Maul, as per Mandalorian tradition, as the new leader of Death Watch, and, through a puppet Prime Minister who Maul himself installed, ruler of Mandalore]].
** [[spoiler:Barriss' plan in the Season 5 finale qualifies her as one. If it hadn't been for Ventress (and a moment of BondVillainStupidity in leaving Ventress alive), Barriss would have gotten away with bombing the Temple while Ahsoka was executed for the crime.]]
** Count Dooku during "Rise of Clovis" and "Crisis At The Heart". He and Darth Sidious are both working on the scheme, but he's the one that carries the plan out and plays Clovis like a flute the whole time.



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** General Grievous cheerfully shows us what a nice guy he isn't when he orders the ''Malevolence'' to target harmless, fleeing escape pods.
** When it became clear that he was going to lose Ryloth in "Liberty on Ryloth", Count Dooku ordered the bombing of every Twi'lek village on the planet, just to send the galaxy a message about [[PyrrhicVictory "the cost of a Republic victory"]]. Wat Tambor also crosses it with that action, explicitly stating "the inhabited ones first." If Dooku didn't cross it then, he did when he murdered Mina Bonteri, who admired him, because she was open to negotiating with the Republic.
** Cad Bane tortures Jedi to death and kidnaps children.
** Pong Krell crosses it when he [[spoiler:states that Jesse and Fives will be court martialed, found guilty, and ''executed''. Worse still, when Rex tries to argue against it, he just decides to ''straight-up execute them without trial''. He has another candidate for crossing it when he manipulates the clones into killing each other. When confronted on this, he reveals he's actually been a traitor the entire time.]]
** Keeper Agruss makes it clear [[EstablishingCharacterMoment right off the bat]] what kind of person he is by dropping several slaves to their deaths just to make a point to Obi-Wan.
** Pre Vizsla crossed his by ordering the burning of a village that Death Watch had been terrorizing, simply because they demanded the return of the women he had kidnapped, particularly the chief's daughter. Not only did he burn down the village and kill countless villagers, he started the massacre by returning the chief's daughter, only to stab her in the back immediately afterwards.
** Two possible moments for Darth Maul:
*** [[spoiler: Murdering a village full of innocent people, including [[WouldHurtAChild young children]], just to get Obi-Wan's attention.]]
--->'''Darth Maul''': With the galaxy at war, Savage, there is only one way to draw the attention of the Jedi: [[spoiler:slaughter of the innocent. Mercilessly, and without compromise]].
*** His callous, brutal murder of [[spoiler:Duchess Satine, done only to torture Obi-Wan]]. Not just the act itself, but the sadistic pleasure he takes in [[spoiler:Obi-Wan's]] suffering.
** Lok Durd crosses this when he threatens to torture Ban'tena Fhernan's family to death if she commits suicide instead of helping him.
** [[spoiler:Barriss crosses hers by arranging a bombing of the Jedi Temple, then killing the pawn she used to orchestrate it and framing Ahsoka (her ''friend'') for those crimes and more, which nearly resulted in Ahsoka being sentenced to death.]]
** If placing mind-control chips in all the clones wasn't atrocious enough, Kaminoan scientist Dr. Nala Se may have crossed it when she attempted to have Tup euthanized for having Order 66 prematurely triggered (something beyond his control) and then threatening to have AZI-3 and Fives decommissioned for coming close to discovering the truth. If not that, her alternative MEH may have been when she drugged Fives on the trip to Coruscant, [[spoiler:causing him to become paranoid and ultimately resulting in his death at the hands of his
own page]].brothers.]] In the end, the truth about the "inhibitor chips" is covered up with a claim of a rare parasite, Order 66 remains undiscovered by the Jedi and [[KarmaHoudini Nala Se gets off scot-free]].
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* TooCoolToLive: The series usually does a decent job of keeping good characters alive, but there are still quite a few who prove to be [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin too cool to live]].
** [[spoiler: DoubleSubverted by [[TheStrategist Admiral Trench]]. "The Unknown" shows him to have survived his dreadnought's destruction, albeit heavily scarred. However, [[KilledOffForReal he dies for good]] at the end of the Bad Batch arc reels.]]
** [[spoiler:[[CoolUncle Onaconda]] [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Farr.]] ]]
** [[spoiler:[[LastOfHisKind The Zillo Beast]].]]
** [[spoiler:[[TheGoodKing King]] [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Katuunko]].]]
** [[spoiler:[[BadassGrandpa The Father]], [[LightIsGood the Daughter]], and [[DarkIsEvil the Son]].]]
** [[spoiler:[[RussianGuySuffersMost Even]] [[PintSizedPowerhouse Piell.]]]]
** [[spoiler:[[FourStarBadass General]] [[HeroicSacrifice Ima-Gun Di]].]]
** [[spoiler:[[GeneralRipper General]] [[MultiArmedAndDangerous Pong]] [[EvilAllAlong Krell]].]]
** [[spoiler:[[MauveShirt Adi]] [[SacrificialLamb Gallia.]] ]]
** [[spoiler:[[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Pre]] [[KnightTemplar Vizsla]].]]
** [[spoiler:[[BadassPacifist Duchess]] [[TragicHero Satine]] [[IronWoobie Kryze]].]]
** [[spoiler:[[TragicVillain Savage]] [[TheJuggernaut Opress]].]]
** Several clone troopers: [[spoiler: [[GatlingGood Hevy]], [[InspirationallyDisadvantaged 99]], [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Echo]], [[BloodKnight Hardcase]], [[MauveShirt Waxer]], [[BolivianArmyEnding possibly]] [[OneManArmy Gregor]], [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Tup]] and [[HeKnowsTooMuch Fives]].]] Subverted by [[spoiler:Gregor, who's revealed to be alive in season 2 of ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Rebels]]'', and Echo, who's revealed to be alive (although he's in [[BodyHorror no enviable state]]) in the "Bad Batch" story reels.]]
** [[WhatCouldHaveBeen In an aversion of this]], [[ImprobableWeaponUser Embo]] was originally going to be this in his debut episode, "Bounty Hunters". He ended up being popular enough with the production crew ([[EnsembleDarkhorse and the fans, afterward]]) that he was re-written to have survived the episode and then make at least one cameo per season.
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: UpToEleven. From the very beginning, the series has thoroughly averted both NonLethalWarfare and NeverSayDie, and features some exceptionally brutal {{Family Unfriendly Death}}s, and some very dark, dramatic storylines, with subjects such as torture, slavery, and murder handled with aplomb.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: {{Subverted}}, it's still a family show but is marketed to adults just as much as it is marketed to children.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: UpToEleven. From the very beginning, the series has thoroughly averted both NonLethalWarfare and NeverSayDie, and features some exceptionally brutal {{Family Unfriendly Death}}s, Death}}s (enough to have [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath/StarWarsTheCloneWars their own page]]), and some very dark, dramatic storylines, with subjects such as torture, slavery, and murder handled with aplomb.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: {{Subverted}}, {{Subverted|Trope}}, as it's still a family show but is marketed to adults just as much as it is marketed to children.



* TheWoobie: This series is ''not'' kind to its characters, to say the least.
** The three Jedi younglings in "Padawan Lost"/"Wookiee Hunt", who had been relentlessly hunted by the Trandoshans to the point where they had all crossed the DespairEventHorizon by the time Ahsoka arrived. Special mention goes to Kalifa, who struggles to keep the other two younglings safe, and [[spoiler: is the only one who doesn't get off Wasskah alive]].
** The clone troopers:
*** The entire Umbara arc. They spend the entire arc being abused by [[{{Jerkass}} Krell]], watching clone after clone die from his pointlessly reckless tactics, and [[spoiler: being manipulated by Krell into killing their own brothers]]. Rex, in particular, stands out, especially when [[spoiler: he realises [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone exactly]] [[TheReveal who]] he and his men have been shooting at]].
*** [[spoiler: Waxer's death scene]] sets him up as, arguably, the biggest woobie out of all the clones in the Umbara episodes.
*** Fives. Apart from experiencing everything the other clones did, he was almost [[spoiler: executed]], and before the Umbara arc he had to cope with [[spoiler: the other members of Domino Squad being killed off]]. It only gets worse for him in the Order 66 arc, [[spoiler: where he discovers the order and eventually gets killed for it]].
** The Togruta colonists who were abducted and enslaved by the Zygerrians.
** The Father. After spending God knows how long keeping his children in check (and having to live with the fact that they, as he says, [[PhysicalGod could tear apart the fabric of the universe]]), his only reward is to be dying by the time the Jedi arrive on Mortis, as well as [[spoiler: nearly being murdered by his own son, watching his daughter sacrifice herself to save him, and having to arrange his son's death before dying of [[DrivenToSuicide a self-inflicted stab wound]].]]
---> '''The Father''': And now, [[spoiler: I die]], [[TearJerker my heart broken]]...
** ''The Son'', [[ObviouslyEvil of]] [[MadeOfEvil all]] [[HumanoidAbomination people]] ends up as one by the end of the Mortis arc. Despite his nature, he did still care for his family. He is [[spoiler: horrified and so heartbroken by The Sister's death, and even the death of The Father that it's hard not to shed a tear for him.]]
** Usually an IronWoobie, Ahsoka becomes a flat-out woobie during the [[TraumaCongaLine season 5]] [[BreakTheCutie finale]].
** Less so than in the films, but Anakin still qualifies, especially in the Mortis trilogy and the season 5 finale. In the former, he's confronted by the truths of his destiny, emotionally manipulated by the Son, forced to duel Ahsoka, and {{Mind Rape}}d into turning to the dark side. In the latter, Anakin [[spoiler:does everything he can to help Ahsoka, but is powerless to clear her good name until it's ''very'' nearly too late, and ''still'' loses his beloved Padawan when she leaves the Jedi Order.]]
** Rush Clovis during "Rise of Clovis" and "Crisis at the Heart". [[spoiler:Given a chance to do good by taking a chance to lead the Banking Clan, but his taking the position was just to turn him into an UnwittingPawn of Dooku and Sidious, ends up bringing the war to Scipio and he watches everything fall apart around him. In the end, he sacrifices himself ([[DrivenToSuicide possibly out of guilt for his actions]]) to save Padme's life, and [[ShootTheShaggyDog to pour more salt in the wound]], he gets scapegoated for the corruption in the Banking Clan and control of the banks falls into the hands of Palpatine.]]

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* TheWoobie: This series is ''not'' kind to Has [[Woobie/StarWarsTheCloneWars its characters, to say the least.
** The three Jedi younglings in "Padawan Lost"/"Wookiee Hunt", who had been relentlessly hunted by the Trandoshans to the point where they had all crossed the DespairEventHorizon by the time Ahsoka arrived. Special mention goes to Kalifa, who struggles to keep the other two younglings safe, and [[spoiler: is the only one who doesn't get off Wasskah alive]].
** The clone troopers:
*** The entire Umbara arc. They spend the entire arc being abused by [[{{Jerkass}} Krell]], watching clone after clone die from his pointlessly reckless tactics, and [[spoiler: being manipulated by Krell into killing their
own brothers]]. Rex, in particular, stands out, especially when [[spoiler: he realises [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone exactly]] [[TheReveal who]] he and his men have been shooting at]].
*** [[spoiler: Waxer's death scene]] sets him up as, arguably, the biggest woobie out of all the clones in the Umbara episodes.
*** Fives. Apart from experiencing everything the other clones did, he was almost [[spoiler: executed]], and before the Umbara arc he had to cope with [[spoiler: the other members of Domino Squad being killed off]]. It only gets worse for him in the Order 66 arc, [[spoiler: where he discovers the order and eventually gets killed for it]].
** The Togruta colonists who were abducted and enslaved by the Zygerrians.
** The Father. After spending God knows how long keeping his children in check (and having to live with the fact that they, as he says, [[PhysicalGod could tear apart the fabric of the universe]]), his only reward is to be dying by the time the Jedi arrive on Mortis, as well as [[spoiler: nearly being murdered by his own son, watching his daughter sacrifice herself to save him, and having to arrange his son's death before dying of [[DrivenToSuicide a self-inflicted stab wound]].]]
---> '''The Father''': And now, [[spoiler: I die]], [[TearJerker my heart broken]]...
** ''The Son'', [[ObviouslyEvil of]] [[MadeOfEvil all]] [[HumanoidAbomination people]] ends up as one by the end of the Mortis arc. Despite his nature, he did still care for his family. He is [[spoiler: horrified and so heartbroken by The Sister's death, and even the death of The Father that it's hard not to shed a tear for him.]]
** Usually an IronWoobie, Ahsoka becomes a flat-out woobie during the [[TraumaCongaLine season 5]] [[BreakTheCutie finale]].
** Less so than in the films, but Anakin still qualifies, especially in the Mortis trilogy and the season 5 finale. In the former, he's confronted by the truths of his destiny, emotionally manipulated by the Son, forced to duel Ahsoka, and {{Mind Rape}}d into turning to the dark side. In the latter, Anakin [[spoiler:does everything he can to help Ahsoka, but is powerless to clear her good name until it's ''very'' nearly too late, and ''still'' loses his beloved Padawan when she leaves the Jedi Order.]]
** Rush Clovis during "Rise of Clovis" and "Crisis at the Heart". [[spoiler:Given a chance to do good by taking a chance to lead the Banking Clan, but his taking the position was just to turn him into an UnwittingPawn of Dooku and Sidious, ends up bringing the war to Scipio and he watches everything fall apart around him. In the end, he sacrifices himself ([[DrivenToSuicide possibly out of guilt for his actions]]) to save Padme's life, and [[ShootTheShaggyDog to pour more salt in the wound]], he gets scapegoated for the corruption in the Banking Clan and control of the banks falls into the hands of Palpatine.]]
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