Mace, Decapitation, and Jango

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  1. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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    As we all know, Mace isn't very slow to take out Jango. What strikes me is that Jango might've held a lot of information about Dooku and the Separatists, and still Mace simply goes WHOOOSH! Why didn't Mace simply take the bounty hunter captive instead of, well, decapitating him?
  2. Darth_Xion Jedi Knight

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    well i think mace was trying t get rid of the major threat fast and comsidering he was like the most feared bounty hunter in the universe he was a threat.....and mace was probably thinking we'll kill all the seperatist here so he wont matter.......

    what im more curious in is that if jango was this mighty warrior of his time and stuff y did (after his first few blaster shots get deflected) did he keep using thos damn pistols i would tookin to the air and used all the cool little gadgets......

    also is neone else getten pissed that the jedi aren using there force power besides pull and push.......i mean yoda kindaa did but even then it wasnt reall him using force lightning it was more like deflecting.
  3. Argile_Kenobi Jedi Knight

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    First of all Jango couldn't use his Rocket pack because it got trampled by the Reek. Second of all my question is why did Mace conveniently wait for not one but two charges by the Reek before stepping in to kill jango? First time maybe since Jango is trampled but the second time he could have swooshed in and killed Jango, but he conveniently waits until Jango kills the Reek and then he rushes in.
  4. WLDB Jedi Master

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    Mace had a sence of honor and didnt want to kill Jango when he didnt have a chance.

    In the DVD version of the film you can see sparks fly out of Jango's rockets. They were useless.
  5. Lord_Coras Jedi Grand Master

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    Mace had no idea the man in shiny armour he fought was the bounty hunter Jango Fett.
  6. WLDB Jedi Master

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    Of course he did. He knew there was a clone army made from Jango. And this guy in armour looks a lot like the clones.

    Who else could it be?
  7. Qu_Klaani Jedi Master

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    "Of course he did. He knew there was a clone army made from Jango. And this guy in armour looks a lot like the clones."

    Had he seen the clones yet?

    it is entirely possible that mace didnt know the guy who was trying to kill him was Jango Fett, and that would explain the look on his face after he kills him, a bit of an "Oh ****, that was fett wasnt it" moment.
  8. plddc1 Jedi Knight

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    I can see it now: "Let's see, I'm surrounded by several dozen Jedi, two rampaging monsters, and thousands of battle droids, all in the midst of a chaotic, closed in fight . . . Uh, Jango, you're under arrest. Please go sit quietly in the corner while I finish up this fight." By what process do you think he could have taken him captive?
  9. KennyT Jedi Knight

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    There is no emotion- There is only peace

    Mace was living, and fighting by the Jedi code. He did not kill Fett other with any other reason than he was an immediate threat, and there was no other alternative at the time
  10. NeoBaggins Jedi Grand Master

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    Taking him captive would not have worked. There was a WAR going on. Where would Jango be kept while the WAR is in motion? With a group of Clones? Thats not a very smart idea.

    Jango: Well, technically, I, am your Father. All of you. Um, were milliontuplett twins, were brothers. Help me, take this, mask off. See, huh, huh? Loosen my bonds. Im sure you guys can feel the pain in our wrist. Thanks. Now, where did the bald guy go?



  11. Vaderbait Jedi Grand Master

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    Why didn't Mace simply take the bounty hunter captive instead of, well, decapitating him?

    Do you happen to be one of those anti-war, anti-American armchair generals? Exactly how was he supposed to take Jango captive, give him a hug?
  12. MystikalMaceWindu Jedi Knight

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    Do you happen to be one of those anti-war, anti-American armchair generals? Exactly how was he supposed to take Jango captive, give him a hug?
    haha, funny, now I'm not right wing, in fact, I'm mostly liberal, but I don't believe in either, I believe we should all be flexible and adaptable, meaning you can be liberal, middle, or conservative depending upon the issue and situation. Since when is being stubborn, arrogant and ignorant a badge of honor?
    But having said that, I agree with you about people being Monday morning quarterbacks with this Mace VS. Jango scene. What exactly was Mace to do with ol' Jango, handcuff him to his left arm, while war is going on all around them? I mean there's alien monsters, battle droids, super battle droids, and Geonosians, and Jedi fighting, many dying -- I don't think he could just tie Jango to a post and go off and fight. Jango would easily cut himself loose to fight and kill. But having said that, I am not one to agree with resorting to military aggression as the first option. But that's another topic.
  13. DS615 Jedi Master

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    Exactly how was he supposed to take Jango captive, give him a hug?


    Force push.
    Force persuasion.
    Wrap him in his own line.
    Stun him with a blaster.
    Hit him on the head.
    Hold him in the air with the Force.
    Sleeper hold.


    There are many ways he could have captured him. He just didn't want to.

  14. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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  15. SithLord-Ezekiel Jedi Padawan

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    How could he hold him in the air consistantly when there is a war going on around him and he needs his concentration for other dangers. Besides, what use is it to the Jedi to capture Jengo anyway?
  16. Virgilius Jedi Knight

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    If I were Mace, I'd just sever an arm or something like Obi-Wan did to Zam in the beginning. That way, I could get information out of him.

    Actually, I think it would have been better if Obi-Wan had simply arrested Jango in his apartment rather than attacking him after he put on his armour and gotten his weapons. It would have saved a whole lot of trouble.
  17. platform327 Jedi Padawan

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    I think Mace was aware that this was no ordinary guy in disguise, given the company he was keeping. He dispatched him swiftly, cleanly and justifiably given the circumstances. There are times when taking prisoners is unproductive and impractical, and this was one occasion where Jango's capture and subsequent interrogation would have been an act of futility.
  18. CorellianScoundrel Jedi Master

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    He did not need to interrogate Jango. He realized (too late) that Dooku was an ally to the Separatist.

    What more information could he had possibly obtain from Jango?
  19. platform327 Jedi Padawan

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    There are some people who do not squeal under the pressure of interrogation, and Jango fits that profile.
  20. Bacon164 Force Ghost

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  21. Lord_Morningstar Jedi Knight

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    I think that there are a few filmic considerations as well; Jango had to die in order for his character to be closed and for Boba?s to be given the necessary development. In addition, I think it makes sense to eliminate Jango before the clones arrive; having him still alive and on the side opposite to his children is a complicated situation.

    Then, of course, there are all the practical reasons listed above.
  22. platform327 Jedi Padawan

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  23. plokooner2610 Jedi Knight

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    Who cares, its either Mace kill Jango or Jango kill Mace
  24. Smuggler-of-Mos-Espa Jedi Youngling

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    platform327 posted on 4/2/05 6:45pm/>

    Right. Jango seemed kind of laid back during the interrogation. If you get nervous, you're going to spit it out eventually./>/>
  25. JediMasterChiefYoda Force Ghost

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    Yea, Jango had to go. His part of the story was done, and he'd just get in the way.

    Anyway, isn't is weird that both Fetts died of jetpack problems. Jango's wouldn't start when needed and Boba's did.
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