How does Gha Nachkt first greet Anakin and Ahsoka? By farting in their faces of course!
Invoked in the novelisation of the movie, when Rex noticed that Ahsoka was watching intently a rodent they've disturbed between the rubles on Christophsis. Remembering that togrutas are predatory in nature, he asked her not to snack on it, while he was watching. Ahsoka replied that she hates rodents, because they make her gassy.
General Failure: Pong Krell. It is better to have rested soldiers than tired soldiers, better to have high morale than low morale, and better to attack from cover than to attack without any cover. Krell sent tired soldiers to attack a city out in the open where they could be easily gunned down like fish in a barrel, and all this after letting them all know that as far as he was concerned, they were expendable pieces of crap. He's no Sun Tzu, that's for sure. As it turns out, he was intentionally sabotaging the Republic's efforts on Umbara so he'd have a good accomplishment to present to Dooku when he defected to the Separatists. Suffice to say, this comes back to bite him.
After several episodes of villains being paid for their services with a lightsaber through the back, the pirate leader Hondo Ohnaka, who captures Count Dooku in "Dooku Captured", knows better than to try and ransom him back to the Separatists. The Separatists will offer large amounts of cash, but then they will simply land an army and kill the lot of them. Better to deal with the Republic, who will probably actually front the cash. Of course, he then subverts it by capturing the Jedi that came to make sure the claim was legit (although to be fair on Hondo, he'd never dealt with a Jedi before, and it took outside intervention in order to help Anakin and Obi-Wan escape).
Hondo shows more genre savvyness when, in "A Test of Strength", he realizes immediately that the younglings are hiding in the ventilation system, and orders his men to smoke them out.
Prime Minister Almec is very savvy. He knows that he may very well have to contend with Jedi considering that Obi-Wan Kenobi is a... friend of Duchess Satine, so he trains his co-conspirators to resist Jedi mind tricks and even trained them to play along if neccesary. However, they stop short of being Dangerously Genre Savvy by not using anything stronger to contain Ahsoka besides handcuffs, not even placing anybody in the already open cell right behind them.
Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Averted- hearing someone say "What the hell?" on Cartoon Network was quite a surprise. Unfortunately the line has been removed from syndication, but not the violent death that preceded it. Later in the same episode there is a brief exchange that ends with "Like hell you did." The episode on iTunes and home release has both "hell" lines intact. Even funnier when you consider that in the same episode, Commander Cody only asks Rex "what the heck [he was] doing" when Rex shoots what appears to be a fellow clone in the head. It's actually just a droid, but still...
Averted again when examining a battlefield and large graveyard in "Liberty on Ryloth"
Götterdämmerung: The Mortis-trilogy introduces the Force-wielders, who're manifestations of the Light side, Dark side and Balance of the Force. The Son (the Dark side) tries to turn Anakin to his side, which both the Daughter and the Father tries to prevent, so they start fighting. Things end with all three of them dead.
Green Around the Gills: In the movie Ahsoka noted that Rotta was so sick he turned every shades of green, except the one he was supposed to be.
Green-Skinned Space Babe: Lots of alien women show up, who appear completely human, except for their strange skin-colors, and quite few of them are rather Stripperific. The most prominently featured is of course Ahsoka.
In "Landing at Point Rain", the clone troopers under Obi-Wan Kenobi are falling back and an injured Obi-Wan lights his saber for their Last Stand... and a squadron of Y-Wings arrive to take out the incoming droids and bugs.
Hack Your Enemy: The Citadel-arc involved three Battle-droids, who were reprogrammed to work as R2-D2's troops. They were needed to fly the infiltrator team's ship, since battle droids are nothing unusual on a Separatist planet.
Half-Human Hybrid: According to other sources, the children of a Twi'lek mother, Suu Lawquane, were fathered by a human male before she married Cut (also a human, but a cloned one).
Hand Cannon: Even though the DC-15S Blaster is categorized as a carbine, it's small enough, and very much light enough to handle as a pistol. More experienced soldiers like Captain Rex, or other troopers akin to him, seem to invoke this trope.
Heel-Face Turn: Nossor Ri and the Quarren Army at the end of the Mon Calamari Trilogy, General Tandin in the Onderon Trilogy.
Subverted in "Weapons Factory", when Ahsoka and Barriss Offee assume that using their hijacked battle tank to destroy a power reactor will take them with it, and are prepared for a triumphant death in a blaze of glory. However, this particular battle tank was touted as invincible, and lived up to that. They find themselves trapped in the rubble afterward and the prospect of dying of either starvation or asphyxiation is much less appealing than death in combat.
In "Arc Troopers" "99", the deformed clone who does maintenance duties on Kamino, dies like a soldier while trying to get extra ammo for the troops fighting invading droids. For bonus points, Hevy was a friend of his, perhaps the only friend a defective clone like him ever had, and treated him like any other soldier. However, his death ultimately accomplished nothing, and could also be counted primarily as a Senseless Sacrifice.
In "Supply Lines", Master Di and his troops fight an unwinnable battle to stall the advancing droid army long enough for the Twi'leks to retreat. Di only goes down after hearing that supplies have come, and he had already been shot once and was the last man standing.
The Daughter does this twice in a row to save The Father and Ahsoka.
In "Shadow Warrior" Captain Tarpals allows himself to be run-through by General Grievous  in order to put himself in the proper position to disable Grievous in turn. Unfortunately, it eventually ends up not ending well.
Grevious: Tell me, how does dying feel?
Captain Tarpals: Not dying. Sacrifice!
Clone trooper Hardcase leaves his ship to get past the ray shields that are protecting the generators he and two other clones are there to destroy. He tells the other two troopers to fly away and escape the explosion, telling them to live to fight another day.
In "Missing in Action", Gregor takes out an entire shuttleport and himself with it to give D-Squad the time to escape, though the door is left open for his return.
In "Point of No Return", M5-BZ blows himself and a swarm of buzz droids out of an airlock to save the rest of D-Squad. R2 also tried to do this, but his Plot Armor is a lot thicker and he came out of it ok.
Hey, Wait!: In "Heroes on Both Sides" Grievous sent a group of droids designed for infiltration and suicide-bombing to destroy a Corruscant power-plant. The droids were built to look like sweeper-droids in their disguised forms, and were given fake permits to enter the secured zone. After a clone sentry examined the permit, and let the droids pass, he stopped them again as they were about to turn around the corner...because they almost turned around on the wrong corner!
The BXs in "Rookies" gain access to the base by pretending to be clone troopers. The surviving troopers gain entrance to the base by pretending to be BXs.
In "Prisoners," Riff Tamson stabs a few enemies with small time bombs that blow them into a bloody mess. Lee-Char manages to fight Tamson and kills him taking and stabbing Tamson with one of his own bombs.
Apparently, standard tactic for Clone Troopers is "stand out in the open, ignore cover, and shoot at the enemy."
The second invasion of Geonosis was just... painful to watch. Obi-Wan, Anakin and Muundi have to assault a very large well fortified factory that is protected by a bubble shield. Fortunately for the Republic they have total orbital dominance and almost all of the fortifications are outside of the shield and the jedi take advantage of this monumental blunder by...fighting their way through the defenses in a head on ground and low altitude air assault. They could have bombarded the entire surrounding area from orbit and turned the entire facilities garrison into molten glass but instead they charged headlong into the Geonosian defensive line and as a direct result Muundi got lost in a cave for a half an hour, Obi-Wan got shot down, completely surrounded and nearly overrun and Anakin and Ahsoka had to fight their way past what amounted to the Hoover Dam of doom.
Holographic Disguise: The "Holographic Disguise Matrix" introduced in "Crisis on Naboo", invented by Bounty Hunter Sinrich. Cad Bane, Twazzi, Derrown and Embo used it to disguise themselves as Senate Guards, during an attempt to kidnap Chancellor Palpatine.
Holy Halo: The Daughter is visibly glowing in both her humanoid and griffin form. Not surprising considering she is the physical embodiment of the Light Side.
Hope Spot: During the Battle of Kamino, General Grievous and his droids are charging the chamber in which Jango Fett's DNA is being kept, which is guarded by ARC commander Colt and two regular troopers. We see them gun down droid after droid, then first one trooper is killed, then the other. Commander Colt takes cover behind a wall, reloads, breaks cover and starts firing away. Now, he's a badass ARC trooper, we know he's gonna — oh, wait, Asajj Ventress comes out of nowhere and force chokes him.
In "Tresspass" the Talz were using Narglatchs (blue-skinned, saber-tooth lion-creatures) to ride into battle.
The Twi'lek La Résistance in "Liberty on Ryloth" used Blurrg-s, large, bipedal reptilian creatures both as beasts of burden and as riding mounts.
The Zygerians were using Brezak or "gliding lizards" for air-gliding around their city.
The Kage warriors of Quarzite in "Bounty" used giant centipedes called milodons for traveling, and chasing the subtram.
The Onderon La Résistance used various beasts: large fambaas to pull carriages and horse-like dalgos as battle mounts. They also used the large flying creatures called rupings for stealth infiltration, and to provide air-support during battle.
Hostage Situation: Defied by Anakin in the Zygerrian arc. When they threaten to kill the Togruta colonists if he doesn't surrender, he dismissively states that he's done listening to slavers. It also helps that he brought a Republic fleet for backup.
Hot Skitty-on-Wailord Action: Ziro x Sy Snootles (that long-lipped alien singer in Jabba's palace). Even if Ziro's kinda small for a Hutt, that just boggles the mind.
Huge Holographic Head: A team of maintenance droids rule a primitive society by generating a giant hologram.
Humiliation Conga: Happens in the season 5 premiere "Revival". Darth Maul and Savage Opress first double-team a lone (albeit Dual Wielding) Obi-Wan and lose, with Savage losing his arm in the process. The two of them then flee, thinking they're regrouping with the pirates they recruited, only to be ambushed by them and forced to flee once again, this time with Maul getting one of his robotic legs shot off in the process. Then once they manage to hobble back into their ship and take off, it gets shot down, and they're forced to jettison out the escape pod. In other words, their plan fails spectacularly, and the next we see of them, they're still drifting around in space and are nearly frozen to death.
Hypocritical Humor: While still in prison fatigues, Cad Bane says that they need to get new clothes so they don't stand out. Naturally, he goes for the first Nice Hat he can find, even though it stands out in a crowd. He's called on this, and indeed Ahsoka is able to spot him from a distance later on precisely because he's wearing the hat.
I Don't Pay You to Think: In "A Sunny Day in the Void," when one of the droids says that he's been thinking, Colonel Gascon tells him that it's his job to think, not the droid's.
I Know You Arein Theresomewhere Fight: Ahsoka finds herself the only individual not infected with a mind-controlling parasite in the second season, and spends some time trying to snap people out of it. Fortunately, she doesn't grab a hold of the idiot ball too hard and is also willing to defend herself.
Seems to be picked up by anyone that goes up against Cad Bane. He's competent as is, but the Jedi consistently do stupid things to make his job easier.
Obi-Wan, Anakin and pretty much everyone in the fleet in the episode Rookies. A vital outpost is due to be inspected by a veteran clone officer, only the officer fails to contact the fleet or respond to their messages hours after he should have reported in. Do they even bother to send a ship to investigate this very out of character behavior? Nope, they just comment over and over about how odd it is.
Ahsoka's behavior in the season 3 finale has a minor amount of Idiot Ball to it. Kaleefa tries to Force Choke one of the hunters, but Ahsoka convinces her not to. Part of the reason is that Kaleefa is obviously doing it out of anger, a path to the Dark Side if ever there was one, but it doesn't seem to occur to Ahsoka that he'll give away their position if not killed, which he does mere seconds later.
Savage Oppress gets killed this way by two lightsabers, courtesy of Darth Sidious.
Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: The droids. "Rookies" has one trooper evade droid fire for a few seconds by walking sideways. Their effectiveness varies, such as in "The Hidden Enemy", with zero droid humor and an obscenely large clone body count.
"Point Of No Return" sees a bunch of Separatist battle droids walking toward a corridor intersection, with a bunch of Republic droids crossing in front of their field of fire. The battle droids unload their blasters trying to hit the Republic droids, and the droids who are being shot at all make it past the unending stream of blasterfire safely...except for one, who can only take little tiny baby steps. And even with that poor slow-moving bastard, the battle droids miss him like twenty or thirty times before one bolt finally blows his head off.
The clone troopers also tend to miss their targets a lot, although not as much as the droids.
Plot Armor comes into play at least once with this trope. InThe Deserter a commando droid is taking aim at Captain Rex with a sniper rifle while he's coming towards it on a speeder. We see through the droid's scope, it's got Rex's helmet in its cross-hairs and takes the shot. The bolt misses Rex's heart by a mere two inches.
Impossibly Cool Weapon: Lightsabers, naturally, but "The Mandalore Plot" manages to up the cool factor by introducing an old-school lightsaber with a black blade.
Indy Ploy: Many characters tend to go with the flow, coming up with plans along the way: Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, the clone troopers, Padme, Yoda, and Cad Bane but Anakin has definitely pulled this the most often. His tendency way even lampshaded by Obi-Wan and Windu, in "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back", as they watched Anakin cut apart the hulk of their escape ship, which was in the grasp of the Zillo:
Mace Windu: What is Skywalker doing?
[hands macrobinoculars to General Kenobi]
Obi-Wan Kenobi: It appears to be one of Anakin's improvised plans.
Mace Windu: How can it be a plan if it's improvised?
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Not to worry, just catch them when they fall.
Infant Immortality: Averted, a lot of episodes shows children being killed. The season 3 premier in particular shows towers of cloning tanks being destroyed during an attack on Kamino. That is hundreds of babies dying on-screen.
Informed Ability: Much talk is made about how General Pong Krell's tactics are very effective, but every command he issues during the show leads to defeat that his troops need to reverse by disobeying his orders. Even the opening narration describes him as reckless. It turns out he was deliberately sabotaging the Republic advance prior to his planned defection to the Separatists.
In a Single Bound: Jedi tend to leap through very large distances easily. Justified, since they use the Force to do it. Others like Embo and Cassie Cryar can jump obscenely far and high due their Bizarre Alien Biology.
The Geonosians. They even have a queen, who's immobile, and spends her time laying eggs, living deep inside the catacombs of the Progate temple.
Admiral Trench is a humanoid-spider, with six arms, six eyes, large chelicerae, and small mouth with fangs. If that wasn't creepy enough, he later returned with half his body consisiting of cybernetics.
Insignia Ripoff Ritual: Ahsoka gets her padawan braid taken when she's expelled from the Order in the season 5 finale. They offer it back once she's cleared, but she declines.
Invincible Hero: After Clone Wars promoted the Jedi into near unstoppable forces of nature, this series has toned it down a little to allow some drama. There are still come concerns from the fans that the good guys are winning nearly every conflict, but thankfully there are a few major villain victories to help offset that. Not to mention that "winning" is a Foregone Conclusion.
Invisible to Normals: A slight variation. Lightsaber crystals only glow for their intended owner, while others see nothing.
Iris Out: True to Star Wars form, every episode, except for "The Wrong Jedi" ends with the screen turning to solid black starting at the edges and pushing inwards.
Cad Bane captures Threepio in order to get information out of him by administering painful electrical shocks. When he learns he has grabbed the wrong droid of the duo, he dispatches his minions to grab Artoo, and while he waits he continues to zap the bejesus out of poor Threepio.
Once General Krell admits that he was a traitor, Captain Rex asks him why. "Because I can. Because you fell for it. Because you're inferior."
The reprogrammed Battle Droids in "Citadel Rescue" told R2, who was their designated commander during the mission, that it was an honor serving under him.
Clone Commando Gregor told this to Colonel Gascon, after thanking him for reminding him who he was. Although he also promised that he'd fight his way home.
It Only Works Once: In "Plan of Dissent", Fives and a couple other troopers, unwilling to risk their lives under Krell's reckless command, plot a mission against a resupply ship which they liken to Anakin's destruction of the droid command ship in Episode I. They manage to get up to the ship and fire on its reactor, but the droids activate a ray shield to block them. One of the troopers has to physically disconnect a damaged cannon, walk it around the shield, then smash it into the reactor to detonate it.
It's Personal: In "Kidnapped," Anakin is particularly furious with the slave-trading Zygerrians because of his own childhood status as a slave. The Zygerrians themselves have a vendetta against the Jedi, who busted up their slaving operations thousands of years ago, reducing them to common slavers instead of a galaxy-spanning operation which benefited their entire planet.
Jerkass Has a Point: When Bric sabotages Domino squad, he's not doing it with their interests at heart, but Shaak Ti points out to El-Les that battlefield conditions will be even less forgiving and they need to figure this out (which ultimately derives from why living beings are considered superior to droids on the battlefield, because droids can't improvise).
The Juggernaut: In a nice break from the proud Clone Wars villainous tradition of running away as soon as they encounter someone who can match them in battle, Savage Opress is nearly unstoppable. Not only does he continue to fight multiple enemies, all of who outclass him, in rapid succession, he also shrugs off repeated blaster shots, Force lightning and slamming against walls, which would have instantly killed or at least incapacitated most other people. By the time he did retreat he was half dead from all the abuse he took.
Just a Machine: Ironically, the Jedi and clones view the battle droids this way despite said droids exhibiting a whole lot more personality and emotion than they did in the prequel trilogy. Obi-Wan even feels this way about Artoo.
Obi-Wan: R2 units are a dime a dozen. I'm sure you'll find a suitable replacement.
The clone troopers have become Australian, due to Dee Bradley Baker replicatingTemuera Morrison's New Zealand accent. They all have slight variations, making each clone distinct.
Aayla Secura, as played by Jennifer Hale, and the rest of the Twi'leks are French - a nod to the French Resistance.
The Pantorans are South African - a nod to Apartheid-era dictators.
The Felucians sound vaguely Japanese - a nod to Seven Samurai.
Kit Fisto has a slight Jamaican accent. Coming from Phil LaMarr, he sometimes sounds like Hermes Conrad from Futurama.
Just Hit Him: Both played straight and averted during Darts D'nar's fight with Obi-Wan in "Kidnapped". Darts throws Obi-Wan across the room a number of times when it probably would've been more effective to just start beating the hell out of him right where they were. But at other times during the fight Darts does beat on him, and choke him, and pick him up only to slam him onto the floor. As much as he wanted to win, he also wanted revenge; Obi-Wan made a good outlet for those frustrations.
The freaking Jedi Council has brought the verdict of Ahsoka being guilty of the crimes she's been accused of in advance, without even giving her an audience first, and when they did, they constantly interrupted and further confused her with cross-questions. 'Tho they themselves were cornered by the Senate, the military and the public, it doesn't make the arrangement any less outrageous. Anakin even lampshaded it:
Anakin: You've already made your decision haven't you!? This meeting is just a formality!
The military tribunal was just as bad. Tarkin, the prosecutor presented indirect evidence and presumptions he made based on them as if they were unshakeable prooves. When Padmé brought attention to the lapse of logic in them, he simply steared the conversation away, to another question, that was completely irrelevant to the point that had been discussed until then! That from the man, who claimed that a Jedi trial would be biased, whereas the military tribunal would make an impartial judgement! Finally Palpatine, the presiding judge, gets to make an argument against the defense before the jury has rendered a verdict.
Keystone Army: In the Onderon arc, the rebels take out the city's primary power generator, knocking out every substation in turn. With no power, the droids have no way to recharge, making their defeat an eventuality. This only applies locally, though; there's nothing keeping Dooku from sending reinforcements, which is exactly what he does.
Grievous decides to attack medical frigates as a prelude to attacking the whole medical outpost.
Asajj Ventress's final initiation for a newly-brainwashed Savage Opress was having him kill his brother.
Season 5 Episode 16 "The Lawless", Darth Maul takes over Mandalore and uses pacifist Duchess Satine to lure Obi-Wan Kenobi to Mandalore as part of his Roaring Rampage of Revenge. When Obi-Wan and Satine are both captured, Maul kills Satine in front of Kenobi just so he can watch Obi-Wan feel the pain that he felt in the years after his defeat.
Lampshade Hanging: In the season five finale, Anakin learns that Ventress didn't attack Ahsoka; rather, somebody knocked Ventress out, stole her lightsabers, and used them to attack Ahsoka while posing as Ventress. Later, Anakin finds Ventress' lightsabers in the possession of Barriss Offee, who could have easily disposed of the evidence earlier if she had wanted to. Anakin lampshades this:
Anakin: You should have gotten rid of those!
The Lancer: Anakin usually fulfills this role to Obi-Wan when they are on a mission together.
Ahsoka and Rex share the role for Anakin.
La Résistance: Shows up in a couple of story arcs, including Season 1's Ryloth arc, wherein Mace Windu teams up rather reluctantly with an idealistic insurgency to drive the Separatist forces off the planet, and also in Season 5's episodes "A War on Two Fronts" and "Front Runners", in which Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Ahsoka train a group of insurgents to fight against the occupying droid army. This was ostensibly touted as the origin story of the Rebel Alliance.
Lok Durd: Let's get these shield generators in place! When Count Dooku sees how successful my weapon is against civilian targets, I will no doubt be promoted to a more substantial position within the alliance!
Battle Droid: ...Riiight...
Darth Maul could also qualify as well, especially in his monologue to Obi-Wan in Revenge.
Major Gascon from the D-Squad Arc, helped by his Napoleonic ego.
The Space Pirate Hondo Ohnaka takes hammyness to glorious new levels.
Laser-Guided Amnesia: The Father erases Anakin's memories of future, which includes the knowledge of his Face-Heel Turn and progression to Sith Lord Darth Vader, to keep him from siding with the Son.
Laser-Guided Karma: It took a few seasons, but Hondo's "kidnap Dooku" plan really backfired on him. Turns out angering the man who commands the Separatist armada isn't the most intelligent move.
Lava Adds Awesome: Several episodes and scenes took place on volcanic worlds, but most the time the lava is there only for the "awesome special effect bonus".
The Laws and Customs of War: The series presents the first explicit mention of a codified set of laws governing the rules of warfare within the Star Wars universe: the Convention of Civilized Systems, named in "Trespass". The exact nature and details of these laws, however, have yet to be revealed.
Leave Him to Me: Pre Vizsla does this twice, once with Obi-Wan and again with Ahsoka. He eventually had to call for backup with Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka abandoned the fight after taking out his jetpack.
Left Hanging: What becomes of Darth Maul, Bo-Katan, Cad Bane and some other characters? Or what will be Ahsoka's final fate now that she left the Order, and narrowly evaded direct danger of Order 66? And how does Wat Tambor and Poggle the Lesser get broken out of prison to be with the rest of the CIS Leaders in Revenge of the Sith? We may never know, as the series finished after Season Five, which left some loose ends.
Leitmotif: Practically all important and semi-important characters have their own theme-tune, that somewhat reflects either their personality or the role they play: Ahsoka's bright and confident, Ventress' sinister, Savage's ominous etc. Even the clone troopers got a theme, worthy of any war movie!
Limited Wardrobe: Everybody except for Padme due to the expense and effort it would take to render separate models. It is a little strange when Obi-Wan is constantly wearing his battle armor even while in the Council Chamber, and Ahsoka and Barriss Offee sleep in their bed without blankets and still in their normal clothes, complete with boots for Ahsoka and long robe for Barriss. They all have new outfits as of "Heroes on Both Sides", but you can pretty much count on these outfits staying for the rest of the series barring episodes set before that point.
It got a lot better by Season 4, as Ahsoka alone had three different outfits in addition to her usual.
Love Triangle: In the Onderon-arc, both Steela, one of the leaders of the rebels, and Ahsoka have a crush on Lux Bonteri.
Ludicrous Gibs: This happens when Artoo accidentally kills the leader of some Lilliputians on a world he and C-3PO are visiting. R2 spends the rest of "Nomad Droids" with alien blood spattered all over him.
The Nexus Route coordinates carried by Master Even Piell and Captain Tarkin from the Citadel-trilogy, which are marking a hyperspace-lane that connects Corruscant with Separatist space. Getting them is of immense interest of both sides, but they won't be put into use until Revenge of the Sith.
The "cargo" Boba's crew and Ventress were entrusted with protecting in "Bounty". It turned out to be a Damsel in Distress, Pluma Sordi, sister of the Kage leader Crismo, who was to be wed to the belugan dictator, Otua Blank.
In the Young Jedi-arc, the lightsaber crystals had very little actual purpose after the younglings found them in "The Gathering", but Hondo wanting to get them kicked off a chain of events, long enough for three more episodes.
The incription module, getting which was Colonel Gascon's and the droids mission in the D-Squad-arc.
Magic Knight: Both the Jedi and the Sith use the Force for various puproses, including Combat Clairvoyance which allows them effective use of their lightsabers. However the Sith appear to be more on the "magic" side, while the Jedi seem to be purposfully limiting their more direct applications of the Force.
Magic Plastic Surgery: A simple injection (nanites, presumably) can rebuild a person's entire facial structure. In all fairness, it's shown to be incredibly painful.
In the pilot movie, when Ziro explains to Count Dooku that Padme has been snooping around, Dooku suggests that he "have her meet with an accident with extreme prejudice" if she continues to be a problem.
In the series proper the Mandalorian Death Watch straps Obi-Wan to a Conveyor Belt-O-Doom in order to make his death look like an accident.
Male Gaze: Ahsoka is the subject of one in "Heroes on Both Sides". She immediately lampshades it. Incidentally, there was a time skip between the previous episode and this one, since Ahsoka has visibly grown up since the last time we saw her.
The Citadel is chock full of leathal traps, like electronised walls, electromagnets on the ceiling that can disarm any intruders. Even the airwents have security doors, that can cut a human in half!
The titular "Box" of the episode "The Box". It is a death trap maze that is meant to lethally weed out bounty hunters to find those skilled and hardy enough to participate in a plot to kidnap Chancellor Palpatine. It helps that it is also being run by a Killer Game Master who wants to kill his closest rivals to prove he's the number 1 bounty hunter.
Mama Bear: Satine may be a pacifist, but she is willing to threaten someone with violence at the hands of her guards when the lives of children are at stake due to poison. She is also clearly outraged/devastated at everyone else's apparent indifference to the situation. It is actually quite fitting for her since, in the EU, Mandalorians are traditionally protective of children, whether their own or not.
Poor, poor Nahdar Vebb, who was apparently created just to get shot full of holes by Grievous. Rather humorously, the clone troopers who accompanied him all wore red armor and also died horrible deaths.
Clone trooper Sergeant Denal showed up in two episodes and, despite receiving only a few lines, was memorable due to his distinctive armor design. In his second appearance Cad Bane shoots the trooper to fake his own death, then takes Denal's armor. The outcry on The Force.net's message boards was amazing.
Captain Rex serves the same role to Anakin as Commander Cody does to Obi-Wan, except he was not seen in Revenge of the Sith. It gives his story in "The Deserter" where he gets injured a bit more unease because he can die.
ARC Trooper Echo was wearing one of these shirts during "The Citadel" arc.
Waxer, who was given a lot of focus and likability in "Innocents of Ryloth" dies in "Carnage of Krell".
Jedi Master Di, full name Ima-Gun Di ("I'ma gonna die.")
Many of the clones do, as none of them are given birth names and so they give each other or pick names. For example clone trooper "Dogma," is almost fanatical about obeying orders and the official chain of command.
Merchandise-Driven: And how! The movie's DVD case even has advertisements for all the assorted Star Wars stuff you can buy.
Metaphorically True: Obi Wan's famed penchant for using half-truths is lampshaded in "The Voyage Of Temptation," when Satine refers to him as "a collection of half-truths and hyperbole."
Mind Rape: Three Jedi pull this on Cad Bane at one point.
Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: Throughout the Mon Calamari arc, Tamson never misses an opportunity to belittle, threaten, and bully Nossor Ri and the Quarren. Eventually, they decide that enough is enough, and turn against him.
The Mole: Happens in several stories: R3-S6, Captain Argyus and Slick.
Mix-and-Match Critters: Some creatures and even a few sapient alien beings look like amalgamations of Earth-creatures:
The Mastiff phalones from "Jedi Crash" have vulture-head, feet, and talons, frontal body, and legs propotioned like a big cat's, covered by a mane of thick feathers, but wind a hind resambling a canine.
Moral Dissonance: Brought up numerous times throughout the series. The Republic in its entirety, and the Jedi specifically, employ millions of clones as slave labor. They are sent out to fight and die without regard for their own wants or desires, going their entire lives without being allowed to make a single decision for themselves. Leaving the military, for any reason, is considered treasonous desertion and A.W.O.L., even if the clone in question has not yet even graduated training or only leaves to become a farmer. Even clones who are unable to become soldiers, due to either physical or mental deformity, are not released from service, instead becoming support workers for the military industrial complex. Throughout this treatment, however, the Republic government and the Jedi continuously speak about how their war revolves around the core concepts of freedom and liberty, and they see no problem with ensuring this via the martial might of those fundamentally without liberty. Ironically, the Jedi themselves would likely have the best understanding of the clones, because although they have a right to leave, they themselves for the most part never had a life that preceded training in the Jedi academy.
An episode in the first season involved one clone attempting to frame another for being a traitor. The framed clone was blamed because he looted the fingers of destroyed battle droids from the battlefield and strung them together to make little bracelets, which was explicitly forbidden. The real traitor was found out immediately after he blamed the other because because he knew that the Jedi were off the base, and no one told him that.
Ahsoka Tano is accused this way in the final arc of the fifth season. Ahsoka starts out investigating a crime involving sabotage at the Jedi Temple and starts interrogating potential suspects. Ahsoka is accused of committing the crimes herself even though the evidence is dodgy: while interrogating a witness, the record shows her Force choking the witness when she was only scrambling to help the woman being Force-choked remotely; the audio was suspiciously cut off. Also, Ahsoka is reinforced as guilty when she is found in possession of the same bombs used in the sabotage, when she was actually going to search the warehouse for clues to their actual owner. She quickly grows disillusioned as she protests that she's being framed and her prosecutors are too ready to convict her just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Mugged for Disguise: Fives does this to a fellow clone trooper in the Order 66 arc. Justified in this case, as they're all clones and thus sized identically.
Multiple Choice Past: A new backstory was written for General Grievous, in which his inability to become a Jedi Knight motivates him to procure robotic upgrades to improve his fighting ability, as well as instilling a hatred and resentment of the Jedi. This contradicts the existing backstory, in which he was mortally injured in a shuttle crash arranged by Count Dooku and agreed to help the Separatist cause in exchange for a robotic body. The new backstory is not explicitly shown in "Lair of Grievous", but is implied by a series of statues that exhibit him in various stages of his transformation and a comment from Grievous that he chose the modifications himself. The creators have explicitly stated that they prefer to let the viewer decide which backstory to follow.
Murder the Hypotenuse: Some see Anakin leaving Clovis to Lott Dod and his droids as this, because he was clearly dangerously jealous during the whole charade.
Musical Spoiler: It's pretty easy to guess that everything isn't going to be sunshine and daises in the season 5 finale given the music that precedes the big moment.
Ahsoka, an apprentice of Anakin Skywalker, starts off in the series wielding a single lightsaber with a reverse grip. When she reappears with her new look for the third season, she has taken up Dual Wielding. Huh... why does that sound familiar?
In "Brothers", Darth Maul recites part of the Sith Code while ranting deliriously.
Darth Maul: Through power I gain victory; through victory my chains are broken...
In the episode "Revival", Hondo refers to Darth Maul as a Menace...
Maul's robotic legs could be considered a reference to the non-canon comic Old Wound, which also features him hunting down Obi-Wan.
My God, What Have I Done?: Nobody actually says it, but when, in Season 5's finale, Ahsoka resigns from the Jedi Order in response to the Council's distrust and discarding of her during her trial, the looks on several of the Masters' faces, especially Yoda's, convey this message painfully well.
New Meat: When Ahsoka first meets Captain Rex in the pilot movie she wonders if, as a Jedi, she is automatically his ranking superior. Rex explains that, in his book, experience outranks everything. Throughout the series there are frequent introductions of clones who have not previously served on the front lines, and they try to deal with gaining real-world experience on top of their training.
In the pilot, Ahsoka accidentally triggers a droid trap that nearly overwhelms Anakin; even when her actions ended up saving his life, he was quick to tell her that he should not have been in that situation in the first place.
The hair on the human characters are solid as rock, Obi-Wan's beard being the best example. The Jedi also all wear gauntlets and have no sleeves and wear sleeveless Jedi robes which are easier for the animators to deal with than if they wore the traditional live action costumes.
Padme and Satine manage to avoid this ever so slightly - their bangs / braids sway with movement, but barely so, and the rest is still solid.
The Daughter's hair in "Overlords" sways much more noticeably, albeit in a very unnatural way, which may have been what they were going for.
Ventress first averts this by always wearing a skirt, but has to take it off before fighting because they thought that it was too difficult for them to animate her with her skirt on. Eventually they played this painfully straight where Ventress ends up losing the skirt altogether from Season 3 onwards.
More recent episodes have made efforts to avert this, with Obi-Wan's hair swaying slightly if he is hit hard enough for it to fall out of place (in "Kidnapped", and "Revenge", for example). Also during the Zygerian-arc both the sleeves of Ahsoka's robe, then her skirt and parts of her head piece swayed noticeably. Her lekku are also given some sway sometimes, when her movements really demand them to move.
Noir act, really. At the end of the pilot movie Padme goes to meet with Ziro the Hutt. His lair, a den of crime and vice, is in a dingy nightclub playing classic jazz straight out of a 1940's Film Noir.
Non-Mammal Mammaries: Most glaring on the Gungan, Rodian and Mon Cala females. Slightly subverted in that even "nursing" mothers have a much smaller size than an average humanoid. Can be justified as Bizarre Alien Biology.
No OSHA Compliance: Surprisingly averted for the most part, but being the Star Wars universe, disregard for safety regulations pops up every now and then.
There are plenty of walkways aboard both Republic and Separatist ships without guardrails, particularly in the reactor and engine rooms.
The transportation cars on the Malevolence's tram system have very few rail (and General Grievous doesn't even use them), and the only safety system they have is an automated PA system reminding passengers to "Mind the gap". At the very least, the hangars have fire hoses in case of exploding ships, but unfortunately it seems that no one told the fire-control droids that the hoses need more than one person to operate without being thrown around by the high-pressure water blast (then again, the fire-control droids are B1s).
The inside of the Rishi Moon Outpost is pretty safe, but it's also placed on a moon that seems to have meteor showers pretty often (with an energy shield for protection) and is infested with giant man-eating eels (at least one living underneath the outpost, and they have a regulation not to leave the station because of this). Building the listening post must have been a nightmare for the architects.
The Hard Light bridge to Lessu on Ryloth seems pretty cool (and understandable for security purposes), but can be dangerous for those crossing if there's a power failure with the bridge controls. This is demonstrated in a scene from the Director's Cut version of "Liberty on Ryloth", in which a Too Dumb to Live battle droid ignores the alert while on the bridge and falls to his doom.
Darth Sidious's facility on Mustafar in "Children of the Force". Aside from being on well, Mustafar, it's anchored into the side of a mountain and only kept from breaking off and falling into the lava because of some artificial gravity support that can be turned off manually in case Sidious decides to get rid of the base.
The docks on Coruscant in "Senate Murders" have large crates that are stored near the edge of platforms without support rails, just above some civilian walkways. When one of these crates got knocked loose, it fell off the platform and almost crushed some civilians to death.
The Toydarian royal palace has lots of floating platforms. This can justified for the Toydarians since they can fly nigh-indefinitely, but this can be a problem for offworld ambassadors, most of which cannot fly. The platforms in the audience chamber have safety rails, but the dining tables float several feet in the air with no backrests for the seats. This could be problematic if the Toydarians' non-airborne guests not only have acrophobia (might not be an issue if they go to Coruscant a lot), but need to use bathroom or get sick. It's a miracle that Jar Jar didn't fall off when he was performing his dish art distraction.
The Citadel, whose interior is basically the inspiration for the Death Star's in-universe, weaponizes this trope, as the purpose of it is to be as difficult to enter and escape from as possible. For instance, some of the vents have security doors that close fast enough to cut a man in half (and do).
The Zygerrian slave processing facility on Kadavo is suspended over an inactive caldera, held by four support struts and repulsorlifts. The facility gets destroyed when the support systems are destroyed. Justified in that this place is made to break slaves.
Having a bit of the template for future Imperial buildings, the Republic military base courtroom mostly averts this by having rails along the walkways and in the jury booths, but the defendant's platform doesn't get any (and it's only slightly bigger than a manhole cover). You would have to wonder if Palpatine declined giving the platform rails to make the defendant uncomfortable enough to quickly plead guilty.
The underground temple of Malmourral on Bardotta has some narrow stairways and walkways next to the sacrificial slide, but no safety rails around the outside. Cue a few cultists saying hello to the lava below (one of them even stumbles into it).
Not so Above It All: In "Landing at Point Rain", Anakin and Ahsoka hold a Body-Count Competition during battle. After the battle, Ahsoka asked for Anakin's total, and it turned out she won. Anakin however claimed that since he had called in the airstrike, it should add enough to his tally to make it a draw. Hearing this Master Ki-Adi Mundi added his own total, which was larger than either Ahsoka's or Anakin's, then casually asked what had he won.
Anakin: "My ever lasting respect, Master Mundi."
Not So Different: As shown in "Heroes on Both Sides", aside from the military commanders, most Separatists are not the greedy bloodthirsty monsters the Republic makes them out to be. In fact, they are being manipulated into believing the Republic are the ones who started and are perpetuating the war and many members of their civilian government sincerely believe that they are fighting for democracy against the oppressive and corrupt Republic. If anything their Parliament seems less corrupt, although, much like the Republic Senate, they are not really in charge.
In the episode "The Lawless", Darth Maul loses his brother Savage in a similar manner to how his rival Obi-Wan lost Qui-Gon.
Obi-Wan's backstory and present day story with Satine mirrors Anakin's story with Padme, specifically something of a Bodyguard Crush back when Obi-Wan was apprentice to Qui-Gon Jinn. The show then contrasts how Obi-Wan handles his feelings for her; he admits that if she asked he would have left the Jedi to be with her, as opposed to Anakin trying to be both a Jedi and have "attachments" by keeping it a secret. Along with some Ship Tease between Ahsoka and Lux, overall it's shown that many Jedi struggle with the commitments imposed to be a part of the Order.
That the Republic and the Separatists aren't so different is a recurring theme, perhaps one of the primary themes of the series. The Separatists have their expendable We Have Reserves troops in the droids; the Republic has clones. Both sides view their troops with Fantastic Racism. Both are funded by the same deregulated banking clan. However, on the less negative side, both sides also want peace and are being lied to and manipulated into war, both sides have heroes, boths sides have just plain folks.
Not-So-Harmless Villain: For all his whining and cowardice, Nute Gunray can be quite surprisingly cunning and resourceful when he wants to be.
Not Using the Z Word: Averted by Kenobi in "Legacy of Terror" when he calls the zombies what they are.
Not What It Looks Like: A dramatic example. In "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much", Ahsoka is in Letta's cell when she's force-choked by an unseen party (eventually revealed to be Barriss Offee). As the audio receivers in the cell were conveniently offline but the holorecorder was still running, Ahsoka's frantic motions come across as much more sinister than they really are.
Again in "To Catch a Jedi", where Ahsoka is found in a room loaded with explosive nanodroids matching the type used in the temple attack, knocked in there by an unidentified attacker (eventually revealed to be Barriss Offee) after having the tar beaten out of her by said attacker. She tries to explain, but the troopers stun her and knock her out before she has a chance to go beyond "I can explain". To their credit, Anakin and Plo Koon note that things do not add up.
Not Zilla: The Zillo Beast is clearly a homage to Godzilla. Bonus points for being awakened by a proton bomb.
Nonchalant Dodge: This backfires on Anakin in "Sabotage". When a droid fighter fires a missile at him and Ahsoka, Ahsoka rolls off to the right while Anakin just lowers his wing slightly so the missile will fly past. As a result, the missile releases its payload of buzz droids right ahead of his fighter, covering it from top to bottom, while Ahsoka's maneuver has put her completely out of harm's way.
Nonuniform Uniform: Most clones customize their armor or hairstyle/hair color in the show.