YMMV / Star Wars: Clone Wars

  • Author's Saving Throw: Chapter 20 has been extended to 8 minutes and the last five extended to 12 to 15 minutes, to fan praise.
  • Better on DVD: Considering the original 4 minute segments, it merges well into a wall-to-wall hour long movie. As a matter of fact, watching episodes 125 back-to-back will take less time than the entire runtime of Revenge of the Sith.
  • Broken Base:
    • Is this the only good Star Wars animated series that ever came out or is it just Samurai Jack in space?
    • Some people liked the fact that the first 19 chapters was the right amount of time or they were too short for Star Wars fans to handle.
  • Epileptic Trees: Some people play the entire series as propaganda films made by a brief character in Windu's episode. Said character did (in Legends canon) make pro-Jedi propaganda during Palpatine's reign and his entire backstory began as an excuse to explain the inconsistencies in Jedi portrayal between the show and the films, which some fans had complained about. So it's somewhat implied in his backstory that these are his cartoons, or at least are very similar to them.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Captain Fordo, the leader of the ARC troopers. This series also made General Grievous into one for the entire Star Wars universe.
    • The Nelvaanians are a race of Darkhorses, complete with their fictional language.
  • Evil is Cool: General Grievous.
  • First Installment Wins: General Grievous's debut to the franchise is easily the most popular of his characterizations, with Revenge of the Sith being criticized for his much weaker depiction, and the second animated series being viewed as an improvement, but not as good as the first, for being a balance between the two.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The Darth Vader scene at the end of Rogue One must have been inspired by Grievous' slaughter of the Jedi.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The natives of Nelvaan are blue, cat-like tribal aliens, similar to the aliens found in a popular movie released in 2009.
  • It Was His Sled: Grievous' extra pair of arms was a surprise when he first revealed them, but the later works have him using them all the time.
  • Memetic Badass: General Grievous. His failure to live up to it in subsequent series making the "Memetic" part stand out more.
  • Memetic Mutation: A dramatic close-up of Grievous that makes him look either really pissed off or confused out of his mind has become popular as a reaction GIF.
  • Older Than They Think: A lot of Grievous' negative character traits actually originated in this series. He also suffers a humiliating defeat when Shaak Ti ties his cape to a train.
  • Signature Scene:
    • Mace Windu fighting the Super Battle Droids on Dantooine.
    • General Grievous attacking the Jedi at Hypori.
  • Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Many fans prefer this over Episodes I and II, even though Darth Maul was good enough.
  • Unfortunate Character Design:
    • San Hill. His eyebrows make him look like a butthead.
    • The Quarren appear to have scrota hanging off the backs of their necks.
  • Win Back the Crowd: Can be seen as this for people who hate the first two prequels.
  • Woobie Species: The Nelvaanians, Woobie-esque beast-men.

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