YMMV / Clone Wars Gambit

  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Anakin's characterization is a bit across the map with him being a highly racist Anti-Jedi (!?) character in the adaptation of the movie. Books by Karen Miller tend to focus on Anakin Skywalker as he appears in the television series, noble and loving to his padawan.
  • Broken Base: What with Karen Traviss writing for Star Wars, it was inevitable.
    • Post 2014 reboot, this is pretty much the only Clone Wars product to not be kept canon. Fans are arguing as to whether or not Disney should have made the entire thing canon or not.
  • Ho Yay: A complaint about the series, Clone Wars: Wild Space contained a great deal of intimate holding and comfort between a near-death Obi-Wan and Bail Organa.
    • Anakin and Obi-Wan can be taken this way too, what with all the holding and crying and parallels between Anakin's relationships with Obi-Wan and Padme. Anakin's jealousy over Taria (Obi-Wan's "ex-girlfriend" of sorts) and the fact that Anakin is almost always on Obi-Wan's mind doesn't help much.
  • Relationship Writing Fumble: Padme and Bail Organa are (probably) intended to be close platonic friends, what with them being married to other people and all. The problem is that they think "we are both married to other people" every time they spend time alone, or hug, or have a moment. It comes off very "me thinks they doth protest too much." In Wild Space, they also end up holding hands for a moment too long and become embarrassed when they realize it. In the same novel, Palpatine wonders if Padme realizes she's attracted to Bail.
  • Squick: The movie novelisation has at least two instances:
    • The conversation Rex had with Ahsoka on Christophsis is expanded a bit. While showing her around the base, Rex and Ahsoka disturb a small rodent between the ruins. Noticing the intence look with which Ahsoka followed the creature, Rex remembered that Togruta's are predatory in nature. Invoking the squick-factor, he asks Ahsoka to not snack on it while he's watching. Unfortunately Ahsoka's answer doubles the squick: she says rodents give her the gas. So not only we get to hear a 14 year old girl talk about her farting to an apparently adult man she just met, we also learn that she did in fact used to eat rodents.
    • After they rescued Rotta, Ahsoka gives him water from the same flask she and Anakin used. Seeing this Anakin takes a mental note to never even touch the flask again, let alone drink from it, since it got covered in the slime of the Huttlet. Immediately after Rotta had enough, Ahsoka takes a gulp from the flask, without even wiping the mouth of it. Anakin is outright nausated by just watching her do so, but Ahsoka shooks the foul taste off with a grimace.
  • The Woobie: Obi-Wan Kenobi.