[[caption-width-right:350:''I fired on my own brothers...'']]

'''Any spoilers regarding ''The Clone Wars'' are unmarked. Read at your own risk.'''

[[folder: ''Season 1'']]
* Rotta, a baby Hutt of all things, invokes this in TheMovie. He's simply an innocent child caught up in a war he's too young to understand.
** The conditions the little Huttlet was forced to endure before Anakin and Ahsoka rescue him. He's trapped in a large dirty looking room with no windows or lights of any kind. The room is totally bare and the Huttlet wasn't even given a bed or a chair to rest on.
* "The Hidden Enemy", when it's discovered that one of the Clone troopers, Sgt. Slick, ''betrayed'' the Republic. And in a way, he was justified. With the Jedi using the clones as fodder in the war, he was desperate for a way out. Even then, his last words felt genuine.
--> "I- I love my brothers. You're too blind to see it, but I was striking the blow for ''all'' clones."
** It also brings the OnceAnEpisode {{Koan}} back to mind rather painfully.
--> ''Truth enlightens the mind, but won't always bring happiness to your heart.''
* Hevy's HeroicSacrifice in "Rookies". Doubly so in the season three premiere, Clone Cadets (Season Three, Episode 1). During training, Hevy befriended a clone assigned to maintenance duty named 99. When his teammates end up back on Kamino, they have to tell 99 that he died.
** Cutup and Droidbait's death's are shockingly abrupt and brutal. Especially harsh if you've already seen the episode focused on the Domino Squads origin.
* The ending of "Downfall of a Droid", where now nobody cares and forgets about Artoo (because he's assumed destroyed in action), except for Anakin.
** Obi-Wan is surprisingly cruel, stating R2 is "just a droid" when he's known the little astromech and worked along side him longer than Anakin.
* To some, the death of Nahdar Vebb in "The Lair of Grievous". Kit Fisto's reaction in which utters, "[[LittleNo No...]]", is especially depressing.
* Incredibly, "Trespass" manages to make one of these out of the death of HateSink Chairman Cho. After instigating a pointless conflict with the indigenous [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Talz]], he gets at least 11 clones and an unknown number of Talz killed through [[TooDumbToLive sheer stupidity]] before he gets a [[LaserGuidedKarma spear in the back.]] Instead of recognizing [[HeelRealization the error of his ways]] and trying to make amends, he wastes his last seconds [[NeverMyFault cursing the]] [[FantasticRacism Talz "savages"]] and begging [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Senator Chuchi]] to avenge him.
* Ahsoka becoming depressed after losing 8/10 of Blue Squadron (though they say it was the whole squadron, but there were 2 survivors besides Ahsoka) in Storm Over Ryloth, made even worse that it was her fault because she disobeyed Anakin.
* In "Innocents of Ryloth" when the twi'lek girl, Numa shows the soldiers what used to be her home.
** And to top it all off, she starts crying when Waxer finds her doll and gives it to her...

[[folder: ''Season 2'']]
* [[ShellShockedVeteran Cut Lawquane's]] backstory and what led him to deserting the clone army in "The Deserter".
* "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back", that poor [[MonsterSobStory Zillo Beast]]...
* The attempted HeroicSacrifice by Ahsoka and Barriss in "Weapons Factory".
* Boba's interactions with the clones in "Death Trap". The worst part is that he didn't want to harm any of them.
--> '''Clone Trooper''': (''as Boba points his own weapon at him'') We're brothers. Don't shoot!
--> '''Boba''': Your not my brother.
* Anakin's reaction to Commander Ponds' execution by Aurra Sing in "Lethal Trackdown".
--> '''Anakin''': That was Ponds....
* Onaconda Farr's death in "Senate Murderers". Especially the funeral.

[[folder: ''Season 3'']]
* The last stand of the Republic in "Supply Lines". Especially crushing is Ima Gun-Di's last stand with Captain Keeli, and his last words "The Twi'leks will live to fight another day" as he's finally overwhelmed.
** Notice the grave look on Gun-Di's face when he gives his men the order to make ready for what is basically a suicide mission. The clones are naturally all eager to do whatever is required of them, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone but Gun-Di obviously feels terrible asking them to make this sacrifice]].
* When Kamino is attacked, 99 does everything he can to help the clone troopers survive, eventually getting gunned down while trying to get more grenades in the middle of a firefight.
** 99 has the body of a frail old man, but like all clones at the time, he's no older than 13.
* Mina Bonteri (A member of the CIS civilian government and Padme's friend) getting killed off for advocating peace. Just another of the senseless sacrifices of war. One has to wonder what happened to her son, Lux, after her death.
** We find out in "A Friend in Need" (Season Four, Episode 14), where he leaves the Seperatists and wants revenge on Count Dooku.
* Count Dooku being forced to have Asajj Ventress killed in "Nightsisters". And the reveal of Ventress's full backstory is just as bad.
** It's worse in "Massacre" (Season Four Episode 19), when her home planet is, well, massacred.
** From the same episode, Ventress outright ''begging'' Mother Talzin not to leave her alone.
* The newly brainwashed and transformed Savage Opress killing his brother Feral as a test of loyalty to Ventress and Mother Talzin. Also doubles as NightmareFuel.
* The death of King Katuunko during "Witches of the Mist".
* The Mortis Trilogy rolls out these throughout:
** Anakin seeing his mother again in "Overlords" when it turns out to be The Son of Mortis impersonating her.
** The Son of Mortis corrupting Ahsoka with the dark side and forcing her to attack Anakin and Obi-Wan, then killing her once [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she's of no more use]], followed by Anakin desperately begging the Father to help her. [[BackFromTheDead Ahsoka got better]], but the fact the Daughter of Mortis [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices her life to bring Ahsoka back from the dead]] doesn't make the scene any less sad.
** The Daughter's {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s. Both of them.
*** When the Son realises [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone that he's fatally wounded his sister,]] his scream of agony and utter despair before he flees is heart-breaking.
** In "Ghosts of Mortis", Anakin (now controlled by the Son of Mortis) now knows he will murder Obi-Wan (as well as many innocents) in the near future. When the pair face off Anakin destroys Obi-Wan's transport in order to keep him stranded on the planet, telling him that he's only doing it to keep him safe, "for his own good". [[ForegoneConclusion Well, we all know how that turns out...]]
*** Obi-Wan's face when he sees dark Anakin.
** The Son of Mortis, while retrieving the Dagger of Mortis from the Daughter's tomb, tells his deceased sister that he truly did care for her. Also counts as a {{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.
--> '''Son''': It's ironic, my sister. You were the only one I truly loved...
** The Father committing suicide to take the Son's power away from him and the Son dying in his father's arms after Anakin mortally wounds him.
--> '''Son''': And so, you have betrayed me, Father...
** The Father's suicide is especially sad. He's suffering the single greatest pain that a parent can suffer, having seen both of his children die, and is left with the acute awareness that [[ItsAllMyFault it's his own fault]] (by bringing the Jedi to Mortis, giving the Son an opportunity to make a break for freedom). [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation It's not unlikely that part of the reason that the Father killed himself was out of guilt and sorrow for the fate that befell his beloved children]].
** The fact that the Son's story is basically foreshadowing the events of Anakin's turn. He, too, will lose the struggle against darkness and ultimately destroy everything he holds dear.
* Echo's death in the Citadel arc. It's even more tragic when you realize that Fives is now the only surviving member of Domino squad. He's lost everyone he's grown up with.
--> '''Fives''': [[SayMyName ECHO!]]
** Not to mention Master Even Piell's death in the final episode in the Citadel Arc, Citadel Rescue.
* Kalifa's death at the end of [[DownerEnding "Padawan Lost"]].
* In "Citadel Rescue", the reprogrammed battle droids under [=R2D2's=] command are ordered to hold off a large force to cover the escape of the Jedi and the prisoners. Knowing that there's no way they'll survive, one of the battle droids says to [=R2=] "It was an honor to serve with you."

[[folder: ''Season 4'']]
* The [[DownerEnding hopeless end]] of "Gungan Attack", [[TheBadGuyWins where Riff Tamson has defeated and captured all of our heroes]] except for Ahsoka and Prince Lee-Char.
* The death of General Tarpals.
** It gets worse. It turns from a HeroicSacrifice into a SenselessSacrifice because instead of keeping Grievous as a prisoner, they end up having to give him back to the Separatists in exchange for Anakin Skywalker, who was captured by Dooku shortly after Grievous's capture.
* The Umbara rolls these out one after another in the latter two episodes.
** The death of Waxer. Made all the more tragic because he was killed by his own brothers as a result of Krell manipulating two squads of clones into fighting each other. As a final jab, there's a smiling picture of Numa painted on the side of his helmet.
** The entire scene with the two squads killing one another, and their subsequent [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone realization that they were killing their own brothers]]. It's one of the few times [[TheStoic Rex]] has ever emoted to such a degree, and the sorrow and horror is apparent in all of their faces. By this point, viewers were ''cheering'' when they finally decided to turn on Krell.
** Hardcase's HeroicSacrifice. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
--->Live to fight another day, boys! Live to fight another day...
* Ahsoka's final scene in Slaves of the Republic has her being tortured by Atai Molec after trying to fling him off a ledge while caged above the queen's palace and he continues torturing her as the scene wipes to the slaver ship carrying Obi-Wan arriving at Kadavo, while we hear her screams of torture echo out. Made even more tragic that it was the last shot of her in the first half of Season Four, and that we would not find out if she will be saved until January 2012. Truly, one of the most heartbreaking moments of the series.
** The entire episode's third act after the Zygerrians thwart the Jedi's attempt to escape is especially tragic. By the end of the episode, [[DownerEnding our heroes have no hope of escape, and apparently will end up living in slavery forever]]. That makes the month long wait for Escape from Kadavo especially depressing.
* Obi-Wan's "funeral", especially Satine's reaction. While any adept viewer (or anyone who's seen ''Revenge of the Sith'') would realize that Obi-Wan isn't actually dead, Satine genuinely believes that the man she loves is dead and seeing her break down crying, particularly after she has spent every other episode she appeared in keeping up a strong, unflappable appearance, is heartbreaking.
** Also a bit earlier, seeing Ahsoka barely holding her tears and at the same time, hearing Anakin's desperately calling out Obi-Wan's name, trying to wake him.
* Anakin vs. Rako Hardeen, who is actually Obi-Wan in disguise, in "Friends and Enemies".
* [[DownerEnding The end of "Massacre"]], where all of the Nightsisters (excluding Ventress and Mother Talzin) are killed, with Ventress' reaction selling it.
* [[KillEmAll The poor colonists on Raydonia]] (including children), brutally murdered by Darth Maul... Also doubles as NightmareFuel.
* R2-D2 and C-3PO running out of power and shutting down in "Nomad Droids." Threepio softly begs Artoo [[PleaseDontLeaveMe not to leave him]], then slowly shuts down himself while telling his friend that he'll be [[TogetherInDeath joining him soon]]. Sure, they predictably get better, but we still had to see what Threepio's [[DespairEventHorizon reaction]] to losing Artoo would be.

[[folder: ''Season 5'']]
* Adi Gallia's canon-changing death in "Revival".
* The death of Steela at the [[BittersweetEnding end of the Onderon arc]].
* The "Young Jedi" arc isn't a TearJerker on first glance... but when you consider that these kids probably won't survive Order 66...
* Gregor's apparent death in "Missing In Action" (though it is ambiguous if he is KilledOffForReal or if he was PutOnABus). Colonel Gascon's reaction to it is equally depressing.
** Its eventually discovered in ''[[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Rebels]]'' that he survived, but he's become senile. Still a very sad fate.
* In "Point of No Return", BZ sacrifices himself to defeat the buzz droids by letting them out of an airlock, along with himself. Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
** Also ''R2's'' near-death for some, especially for viewers who haven't seen ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' onwards. It really does look like that the previous episode's events have inspired D Squad.
*** Anakin's tone of voice when he orders for a search party to look for R2 is also heartbreaking.
* In "Shades of Reason", Bo-Katan's reaction to Pre Vizsla's death is pretty heartbreaking, [[http://youtu.be/m8eWlsXB8is?t=2m38s especially the extended cut of the scene]] in the DVD version of the episode. In that version, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness it is all Bo-Katan can do to keep herself from breaking into tears]].
** Bo sounds pretty angry, perhaps heartbroken, when half of the witnesses there bow to Maul right after Vizsla's death and the two sides end up trying to kill each other momentarily as she and the others that are still loyal to Vizsla flee the palace. While Death Watch is definitely a terrorist group and doesn't quite have the best for society in mind, you can see in other scenes that that they had [[VillainousFriendship camaraderie]] and [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes relationships with each other]], so this scene [[DefiantToTheEnd partly showed what]] [[NothingPersonal some of them]] [[WhatYouAreInTheDark ultimately felt about their cause]].
** And even before that, when Vizsla is just about defeated, he looks around at his men, whose faces just read [[BrokenPedestal complete disappointment]]. The very man that told them to believe [[TheSocialDarwinist in the old ways]] and join Death Watch in the first place, that the strongest deserve to live while the weak perish, is a {{Hypocrite}} to them; a failure. ''Especially'' when his loss is to a [[FantasticRacism non-Mandalorian]].
* ''The Lawless'' is filled with these.
** Satine's death at the hands of Darth Maul to break Obi-Wan and her last words to Obi-Wan are also tragic.
** Obi-Wan staring into the chaos of the Mandalorian Civil War, and you can feel him break, knowing Satine's dream is dead... and he could do nothing for either.
** And later when Obi-Wan has to flee Mandalore, he says to Bo-Katan:
--->'''Obi-Wan''': You're Satine's sister, aren't you? ... I'm so sorry...
** For vehicle enthusiasts and fans that have been around ever since the beginning, the ''Twilight'''s destruction.
** Savage's death and his last words to Maul.
*** If you look at the scene more closely, you'll notice that it almost mirrors Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon's battle against Maul in ''Episode I''. In this, Maul finds himself watching helplessly as his brother fights Sidious alone which ends in his death, putting Maul in the very same position as Obi-Wan over a decade before when Qui-Gon was killed. Seeing the devastated look upon Maul's face, it's almost as if he finally understands the pain he put Obi-Wan through when he killed Qui-Gon.
* One has to feel for Ahsoka at the end of "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much". In probably less than a day, her entire life was ruined by someone (a Force user) setting her up for reasons she can't comprehend, and even her master hasn't (from her point of view) done much of anything to help her.
** Then there's Anakin. Ahsoka is practically his daughter/little sister, and he's unable to help her in any way other than convince her to come back with him. Just seeing him trying desperately to find her is enough to make anyone tear up, especially when you consider how badly Anakin reacts to losing his loved ones.
** And then there's Rex. When he's issuing Anakin's orders, his tone of voice makes it obvious just how shocked he is by the turn of events.
* In the final episode of Season Five and the series, ''The Wrong Jedi'', The horror on Anakin's face just ''screams'' MYGodWhatHaveIDone, as he realises that Ventress is right about comparing how the Council abandoned Ahsoka, to how Dooku did the same to her. Also the compassion and blame in the once psychotic Nightsister's voice as she explains this.
* What makes this episode almost unbearable is that [[TheExtremistWasRight Barriss is]] ''[[TheExtremistWasRight right]].'' The Jedi are fighting a pointless war in the name of a Sith Lord, (albeit unknowingly) and the Republic that they have fought so hard to protect will soon cease to exist. You can tell by Palpatine's expression that her speech strikes a nerve.
-->'''Barriss''': This republic is ''failing!'' It's only a matter of time.
** Barriss' look of remorse toward Ahsoka as she is led off to prison. While she feels justified at having done everything else, it seems involving Ahsoka to the point of inadvertently risking her life is Barriss' sole regret.
** Think back to the trauma that Barriss, a ''young'' Jedi, has had to deal with in this war, particularly the brain worms. And then remember that after all that, she came to realize that the side of the war she fought for and went through all that for is wrong and corrupted. While it can't excuse her becoming a terrorist in response, is it any wonder the poor girl snapped?]
* The ending of "The Wrong Jedi", where Ahsoka leaves the Jedi Order, even after her name is cleared, because her faith in the Order is so shaken that she can't bear to stay.
-->"[[WhamLine I'm sorry, Master, but I'm not coming back.]]"
** Though the focus in the scene is on Anakin, a couple shots of Obi-Wan show him looking devastated.
** Yoda hangs his head in shame, looking as though he is thinking [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone "What have I done?"]]
*** Or more specifically, "what have I ''not'' done", as Yoda was one of the few who ''did'' believe Ahsoka, and yet he did very little to help her because he felt overruled by the majority of the Council. And as a result, the Order is losing one of its most promising padawans.
** And even with the mask, Plo looks completely broken-hearted.
** The last shots of Ahsoka's face as she leaves the Order take it to an entirely different level: the always cheerful, optimistic and enthusiastic girl cries without hiding.
** The fact that Dave Filoni kicked everyone out of the recording studio except for Creator/MattLanter (Anakin Skywalker) and Creator/AshleyEckstein (Ahsoka Tano) to record this scene further shows how powerful it is.
** Ahsoka's [[OhCrap look of shock]] upon learning that Barriss was the one who orchestrated the whole plot. One can only imagine what Luminara's reaction would be, seeing as her once-model apprentice has fallen to the dark side.
** And even before that, she's totally despondent while sitting in a Republic jail cell, pretty much convinced that she's doomed because Anakin is the only one actually trying to help her (not that she faults Padme for defending her, mind you, she's just quite convinced it's pointless).
** The ending credits also qualify. Instead of the usual circle wipe and ending theme, the scene just fades away and a rather somber version of Ahsoka's theme plays through the credits. Cartoon Network didn't even do their usual picture-in-picture credits advertisements.
*** Doubles as a meta-example, as this not only marks the end of the series (at least on television), as Disney said "no" on continuing it (Even though Lucasfilm Animation would release new Clone Wars story arcs in the form of a Netflix-exclusive season and unfinished animatics), but also marks the end of Lucasfilm's collaboration with Creator/CartoonNetwork, as future Star Wars animated programs, including the upcoming ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', will be airing on Disney XD or Disney Channel.


[[folder: ''Season 6/Bonus Episodes'']]
[[caption-width-right:350: ''"[[IDieFree The mission...The nightmares...They're finally...over...]]"'']]
* The ''entire'' Order 66 Arc, dear God. Let's see:
** Tup's fate. He had absolutely no control over his actions (killing a Jedi master) and for that he got drugged, restrained and was prepared to be killed and dissected by [[ManipulativeBastard the Kaminoans]] (who are revealed to be part of the Sith conspiracy). Then Fives and his RobotBuddy, in the course of trying to save him, discover the reason behind all of this... only for Tup to die anyway since he was weak to begin with. Oh, but you think it ends there? Haha, no. It just gets worse.
** Fives is taken back to Coruscant to reveal what he knows... to Chancellor Palpatine. [[HeKnowsTooMuch I think you can guess where this is headed.]] Having been injected with some sort of drugs by [[BitchInSheepsClothing Nala Se]] beforehand, Fives can't properly convey what he knows and grows ever-more paranoid while being hunted for trying to assassinate the Chancellor, who revealed the entire plot to him. Finally, he's gunned down by his fellow clones while reaching for a weapon.
** Fives understandable anger when he lashes out at a cab driver after he'd just learned that the Chancellor was behind the whole conspiracy.
--> '''Fives''': (''[[InnocentlyInsensitive the driver stats that he likes mysteries]]'') Yeah, you ever hear the one about the people who were engineered to kill? Kill their best friends, their leaders! And they don't even know it!?
** Then there's his FamousLastWords to Rex. Even Commander Fox's men of the Coruscant Guard (who were the ones who gunned Fives down) are saddened by this and take off their helmets in respect. Their expressions and bafflement suggest that somehow they sense a deep dread about what's to come even if they don't fully comprehend Fives's final words about the "nightmare."
** [[KillEmAll The last Domino has fallen.]]
** [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Order 66]] in general can be seen in a much harsher light after this arc. All of the clones are affected by it [[ManchurianAgent thanks to some chips installed in their brains, and they don't even know about it.]] Once the Order is officially issued, the clones are just as much of victims of it as the Jedi are.
*** Even worse, looking forward into the [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels next animated series]], the Empire's new military force - the stormtroopers - are mostly recruited patriots and conscripts, and according to an interview with Filoni, the surviving clones got no compensation for their service to the Republic and are now relegated to slave labor despite now being old men due to accelerated aging. And the clones that were really close to their Jedi generals are also suffering PTSD because of Order 66. One can only imagine what happened to Rex if he survived the Clone War and didn't get his inhibitor chip removed before it ended...
*** Note that these chips are only in the new canon. In the old ExpandedUniverse, the order was one of 150 contingency orders drilled into the clones.
*** Thankfully, we find out in [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Rebels]] that Rex turned out alright, but what about Cody...
*** And what would've become of a deserter like Cut Lawquane? Not to mention his adopted family?
*** The Clones are rarely seen interacting with the Republic's citizenry outside of a purely military capacity. They have no friends, no family and no roots outside of their brothers in arms. Of all the people who would have most recognized and respected the Clones for their service, it would have been their Jedi commanders who led them in the field. Order 66 meant that the Clones had to gun down some of the few people who would have advocated for their recognition by the Republic and respected them as individuals.
** FridgeHorror wise, what may have happened to AZI-3, the main source of comic relief in this otherwise dark story arc? Considering that he was involved in helping an allegedly "defective" clone rebel against the Kaminoans, he was most likely deactivated or memory-wiped sometime after Fives went back to Coruscant.
* Then there's Rush Clovis's ultimate fate as it were. All he wanted to do was purge the Intergalactic Banking Clan of corruption and keep it a neutral party as it used to be. Then after getting aided by Count Dooku in finding the stolen accounts and coming to power, Dooku blackmails him into "favoring" the Separatists and then sends an invasion fleet to Scipio to make it look like he's abusing his power. [[ShaggyDogStory In the end]], he inadvertently brought war to Scipio, deliberately fell to his death to let his beloved live, [[TheScapegoat he is blamed for the corruption in the Banking Clan (especially when he was worried about his own legacy)]] and control of the Clan ends up falling to the Republic alone (giving Palpatine's future [[TheEmpire empire]] a large source of income for weapons such as the Death Star).
* The trial of temptation in "Destiny". First, Yoda is given an apocalyptic scene of a hallway in the Jedi Temple with the bodies of fallen Jedi, including Mace Windu, Petro and Ahsoka Tano. To make the last even more heart-breaking, Ahsoka asks if she'll still be able to become one with the Force despite being cast out of the Order by the Council before dying. Then Katooni brings Yoda brings to a more idyllic scenario: there is no war, and everyone Yoda knows is still part of the Jedi Order, including characters who previously died (such as Qui-Gon Jinn, Tiplar, Knox and Adi Gallia) or left/betrayed the Order due to circumstances connected to the war (Dooku, Barriss Offee and Ahsoka Tano). Yoda really longs for those happier times, but he knows this isn't real.
* The series finale ''Sacrifice''. After the visions of Order 66 on Dagobah and the trials in the Force planet, Yoda goes to Korriban[=/=]Moraband, confronts ancient spirits of Sith and Dark Jedi from [[ComicBook/TalesOfTheJedi various]] [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic eras]] [[VideoGame/StarWarsTheOldRepublic past]] and finally [[Literature/RuleOfTwo Darth Bane]] himself before he goes through a final illusion of him and Anakin facing [[TheDragon Dooku]] and [[BigBad Darth Sidious]]. After successfully enduring the illusion, Yoda is told that despite every suspicion the council may have, [[YouCantFightFate they cannot prevent the future]], the best he can do is pass on what he has learned [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence as a Force spirit]], [[Film/RevengeOfTheSith Anakin will fall to the dark side]] [[ForegoneConclusion and the Sith will exterminate the Jedi.]]
** There is, however, a HopeSpot—he sees that [[ThereIsAnother there is another Skywalker]], and it's implied that he gets at least a glimpse of the events of the original trilogy, leading up to his own death, the [[HeelFaceTurn redemption of Anakin Skywalker]] and the fall of the Galactic Empire. At the end, Yoda, now with knowledge of the secret to eternal life, infers to Obi-Wan and Mace Windu that while they may not win the war, by becoming one with the Force—a technique that the Sith can never master—they will be able to sow the seeds of [[Film/ReturnOfTheJedi victory over the dark side once and for all,]] showing that even in darkness, [[HopeSpringsEternal there is hope.]]

[[folder: Post-series stories]]

[[AC: '''ComicBook/DarthMaulSonOfDathomir''']]
* In Issue 4, [[spoiler: Mother Talzin sacrificing herself to Darth Sidious so Maul can escape from Dathomir. When Rook Kast arrives with Maul's personal Gauntlet fighter to help him retreat, Talzin tosses Maul aboard and orders him to flee while she tries to hold off Sidious's Force lightning. Maul begs Talzin to come with him, but she tells him she can't escape this time, and [[IWillOnlySlowYouDown if she tries, they'll both die]]. Kast and one of her men are forced to restrain Maul as he struggles to help his mother and watches General Grievous impale her. Now Maul has lost both his brother and his mother, and the only allies he seems to have left are the Mandalorian Super-Commandos (the Nightbrothers' fate is ambiguous, but the ending implies they were killed).]]

[[AC: '''Literature/DarkDisciple''']]
* The genocide of the Mahran ordered by Dooku, presented from the point-of-view of a confused fugitive.
* Ventress and Quinlan both establish a friendly relation with Marg Krim's family, whom they're hired to rescue from the Black Sun. As they leave, after succesully reuniting the family, and getting paid double by the grateful Pyke, they still see the Black Sun arrive with a huge fleet...
* Ventress' TakingTheBullet and subsequent death to save Quinlan from Dooku's Force-lightning.

[[AC: Crystal Crisis on Utapau]]
* In the second episode, after Anakin and Obi-Wan have lost track of their target, Anakin gets the idea to call Ahsoka in for backup, only to remember that she's gone. As he goes through his conflicting emotions about the whole thing, he asks Obi-Wan what it would feel like if [[CallForward he betrayed Obi-Wan's trust]]. Obi-Wan gratefully says that hasn't happened, [[TemptingFate and never will]].
** Considering that Anakin has always feared losing the people who are close to him (he later turned to the dark side because he was so scared of losing Padme), it's clear that Ahsoka's decision to leave the Jedi Order ''deeply'' hurt him. Obi-Wan attempts to comfort Anakin by saying it was Ahsoka's own decision and wasn't caused by any fault of Anakin's, but Anakin still profoundly feels the loss of somebody who was like a little sister to him.

[[AC: Bad Batch Arc]]
* In the second episode of the arc, "A Distant Echo", just as the squad is about to infiltrate the Techno Union HQ on Skako Minor, they notice that supposedly still-alive Echo is no longer emitting his signal to let them trace him, leading Crosshair to suspect that Echo may have turned traitor and is leading them into a trap. Rex denies that his own men would turn on them, but once Crosshair mentions that he wouldn't be happy if his squad left him for dead, Rex snaps and physically assaults Crosshair. This reaction suggests that the circumstances of Fives' death might still be fresh on Rex's mind, and he doesn't want Echo to die under similar pretenses. Once Anakin defuses the fight by sending the Bad Batch to scout an entrance, he tells Rex that he should be ready for anything that happens with Echo, and Rex requests that he be the one to deal with Echo regardless of what's happened.


* Every time you watch an episode, keep in mind the events that we know are going to happen in the future: Anakin will become Darth Vader and Obi Wan, Padme, and Mace will all die by his hands, the Jedi will be mostly exterminated (meaning that every single Jedi character we see in the show will most likely be victims of Order 66), the 501st Legion will become Vader's personal hit squad, Yoda will be forced into exile for the rest of his life, Palpatine will turn the Republic in to an oppressive dictatorship, etc. This make all the 'happy' episodes (Every time Anakin and Padme reunite, the future 501st Legion soldiers in training, Yoda giving words of encouragement to the clones) much harder to watch.
** On that note, there's the vision the Son gives Anakin of what he's going to become in "Ghosts of Moris." (Season 3, Episode 17) It's a rapid succession of scenes from the third movie, ending in an image of Darth Vader and the destruction of what is probably Alderaan. This is all bad enough, but then there's Anakin's reaction - he's ''horrified'' that this might possibly come true, and he's desperate to prevent it. This, combined with DramaticIrony, just makes the whole thing even worse.
*** Despite Yoda's claim that "the future is always in motion," every Force vision Anakin has in the prequel trilogy lends legitimate insight into future events. This would imply Anakin's visions of Vader were an inevitability rather than possibility, which has a number of disturbing implications. On a metatextual level, the mere existence of the original trilogy meant his role was set in stone. His character never had a choice to become anything but Darth Vader, and that casts a pall over every action he takes in denial of his fate, making it pitifully futile.
** Rex speaking to Cut about how he fights so that their children and their children's children won't have to fight becomes HarsherInHindsight when you realize that the Sequel Trilogy exists and tells the story of how people about 50 years later (including the children and grandchildren of those who lived through the Clone Wars) are still fighting in a conflict that had roots in the Clone Wars or possibly even further back.
*** And this was still relevant in ''Legends'' too, because there were all sorts of conflicts like Imperial Remnant vs. the New Republic, the Yuuzhan Vong, even more divisions in governments, the One Sith, and so on, almost as if the Clone Wars was simply just another stepping stone, like what Jolee Bindo said in ''[[VideoGame/StarWarsKnightsOfTheOldRepublic Knights of the Old Republic]]'' and Jek-14 in the non-canon Lego ''[[WesternAnimation/LegoStarWarsTheFreemakerAdventures The Freemaker Adventures]]''.
* Every time a clone goes to certain death, saying something like "This is what I was born for."
* RealLife Example: One year prior to the airing of "The Lawless", Sidious/Palpatine's voice actor, Ian Abercrombie died, and the episode paid a tribute to him by saying "In Memory of Ian Abercrombie".
* Think of all the times that Obi-Wan works with Commander Cody, how well they seem to work together... and now remember the battle on Utapau in ''Revenge of the Sith''.
** Heck, think of all the times the clones have worked with the Jedi and remember Order 66.
* Kix was the last person to see Fives before the latter was killed for learning about Order 66. In the NEU, it turns out that he decided to follow his lead, which unfortunately, also attracted the attention of Dooku and the Separatists once again. He got captured before he could warn the Jedi and the Republic, put into cryogenic sleep, and was supposed to be sent to Dooku for personal interrogation, but the transport was ambushed by clones. As per protocol, the ship was randomly sent through hyperspace, crashing into a remote desert world, far out in the Outer Rim. It isn't until nearly ''[[FishOutOfTemporalWater half a century later]]'' that a group of bounty hunters find him, and he has to deal with not only all the advances from the past several decades, but the fact that all his friends are dead and that he couldn't save the Republic, the Jedi, or anyone, including those even after the Clone Wars. ''Wow''.
* The film marked the last time Christopher Lee played Count Dooku before his death in 2015.