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PT Did Mace survive after his fall?

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Frankakin skywalker, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Frankakin skywalker

    Frankakin skywalker Jedi Knight star 1

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    I am wondering if Mace Windu survived after his fall from the window in ROTS. Surprisingly, there's no books, comics, anything about what happened? Post you're thoughts here.
     
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  2. SlashMan

    SlashMan Jedi Master star 4

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    No. It was made clear in the movie that he was dead, and no one questioned that for years after. The only thing that made people second guess his death was the Sequel Trilogy and Samuel L. Jackson's interest in returning. In all honesty, it would be harder to explain how he managed to survive than to keep with the notion that he simply died after his fall.
     
  3. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    We'll find out if/when Samuel L. Jackson shows up in Episode VII.

    It's possible that, paraphrasing Obi-Wan in ANH, He did, but we are meant to think he didn't. It's Star Wars, it seems that no character really dies unless the death is a necessary catalyst to turn another character to the Dark Side. Otherwise, the characters are only dead until some element of the fandom yells for their return.

    From my end, I think Mace died, but I thought the same thing about Maul so what do I know?
     
  4. TheMadHatter

    TheMadHatter Jedi Knight star 4

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    nope, he died

    unless force lightning is useless and the coruscant floor is made of cotton wool

    then he might
     
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  5. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Your Mace Windu is dead, son. Accept it.
     
  6. TheMadHatter

    TheMadHatter Jedi Knight star 4

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    I was about to say this,

    but I said the same thing in EP 7 forum about boba fett coming back, complete with a cliegg pic :p


    but in any case i agree ;)
     
  7. Frank T.

    Frank T. Force Ghost star 6

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    Mace is alive! He landed in the back seat of an open-cockpit speeder.
     
  8. DarthKreVass

    DarthKreVass Jedi Master star 2

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    If Maul can survive being cut in half, then Mace have every chance of surviving Sidious's lightning and the fall. The key here is, would it be worth bringing him back? And would it make sense for the new story line.

    I would love to see him come back and be a major character in the trilogy.
     
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  9. Death T

    Death T Jedi Knight star 1

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    I don't think Mace will return. Maul was only brought back to sell toys. I feel like they would only do something like that for a kids show. Sure, TCW may be canonical by virtue of its EU status but you know they wouldn't revive Maul for the movies because they take their audience more seriously. Maul was dead to all intents and purposes before some TCW writer thought it would be a good idea to pretend he wasn't. They know most people don't even watch TCW. I doubt they'll try the same thing for the ST in terms of reviving obviously dead characters. They would also have to create an in-universe explanation as to why Windu wasn't seen in the OT story but returns for the ST.
     
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  10. Sistros

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

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    They would also have to create an in-universe explanation as to why Windu wasn't seen in the OT story but returns for the ST.

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    this is Star Wars, they'll do no such thing,

    it will be left to some tie-in novel or something
     
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  11. Trask Ulgo

    Trask Ulgo Jedi Padawan star 3

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    He's dead, I attended his funeral very sad onto new characters.
     
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  12. DarthKreVass

    DarthKreVass Jedi Master star 2

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    Actually, it was not a writer that decided to bring Maul back, it was Mr. Lucas who wanted him back.
     
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  13. Death T

    Death T Jedi Knight star 1

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    Whatever, it doesn't really validate Maul's absurd revival anymore in my opinion and I still doubt Lucas would have pulled (or authorized) that move with any of the actual films. Maul was just thrown into the equation as an interesting plot twist in a kids cartoon to sell toys. I seriously doubt they will do anything to that effect (like reviving Mace Windu) in future films.
     
  14. windu4

    windu4 Jedi Master star 4

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    While I do think Mace Windu is dead Lucas did bring back Maul even though it made utterly no sense (Maul was cut in HALF) and currently Samuel L. Jackson is one of the most marketable actors for action movies/nerdy franchises so I wouldn't be surprised if they brought him back. That being said none of us know what the premise of Episode 7 is going to be and as a result he may not even fit in the new trilogy.
     
  15. Skelter

    Skelter Jedi Padawan star 1

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    If it wasn't for his purple saber, nobody would give a **** about Windu.
     
  16. DarthKreVass

    DarthKreVass Jedi Master star 2

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    I wish I had inside info on why Maul was brought back. :)
     
  17. -NaTaLie-

    -NaTaLie- Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    That, and Sam Jackson. Even though the character was on GL's mind right from the very first notes, but I wonder if he'd be very important in the movies if Sam didn't beg Lucas for a role.
     
  18. Skelter

    Skelter Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Its not all Sam. Windu wasn't that popular before we saw his bad-ass purple saber an inch away from jango fet..
     
  19. LordMortis315

    LordMortis315 Jedi Knight star 4

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    Even if he did somehow miraculously survive his fall, I'd think Palpatine would send out a search party just in case.
     
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  20. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    This is true, my brother's friend was flying that speeder and he told me all about it.

    I've heard many reasons for liking Mace Windu, the color of his lightsaber isn't one of them.

    Personally, I liked him right off the bat in TPM during the Council scenes.
     
  21. Trask Ulgo

    Trask Ulgo Jedi Padawan star 3

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    He always annoyed me. He seemed arrogant and bland. Plo Koon is the Jedi I trust.
     
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  22. DRush76

    DRush76 Jedi Master star 4

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    So . . . Mace is guilty of being arrogant . . . and not the other Jedi characters? Hmmm. I wonder why.



    Speak for yourself. Don't assume to speak for everyone.
     
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  23. Master_EdgeCrusher

    Master_EdgeCrusher Jedi Knight star 3

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    Maul did not survive! Sidious created a clone capturing all of what was sinister within him.

    As to Mace, the whole idea of 3 was to complete the work of Bane which was to have the real Sith rule the galaxy, once more. Could Mace have landed after that much Force Lightning surged through his body, as well as his hand being cut off? That my friend would be the question for the ages. There were parts within other books where Jedi / Sith use the Force Push like technique to stop their fall while descending rapidly from a jump. However, and again, with all the lightning surging through him, could he have healed enough to stop that landing? I guess only time and another future Star Wars book will tell.
     
  24. kainee

    kainee Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I really think it could go either way. It's very possible Mace happens to fall in the back of a speeder or something breaks his fall after he loses a hand. I mean, come on, Luke got his hand cut off and he deliberately jumps down a bottomless pit to get away from Vader but he still manages to hold onto a weather vane to get rescued by Leia! I'd say there's a really good chance that Mace might get saved by a random passerby since he accidentally falls out a window into the traffic-laden air lanes (can't really call them streets, can I?) of Coruscant. Of course, the fact that he never shows up in Episodes IV-VI when all of this major stuff is going down is also an argument for his not making it. I'm hoping Episode VII will let us know for sure what happened to Mace.
     
  25. Frankakin skywalker

    Frankakin skywalker Jedi Knight star 1

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    I think he could have survived, but George Lucas wanted him out of the picture so Anakin and Palpatine could launch Order 66 and get on with the story. Then everybody thought Mace was dead, the Jedi fall, here comes the Empire.
     
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