PT Mace Windu's mistake

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  1. honeybadger Jedi Grand Master

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    Stabbing someone in the back, even with an elegant weapon from a civilsed age, is ungentlemanly.

    Mace's mistake was not to have asked Dooku to pull his finger. To go on... pull his finger. I bet Dooku would've. Then Mace could've farted and they'd all lol and be buddies again. Clone wars averted, they could all have gone to the pub instead.
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  2. -NaTaLie- Force Ghost

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    Mace's mistake was not to kill Sidious before Anakin showed up.
  3. DarthButt Manager Emeritus

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    It would have only delayed the war. The war, on both sides, was manufactured by Palpatine. It was going to happen one way or another.
  4. Cantina Bassist Jedi Master

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    Mace's mistake was dropping out of school. Or smoking too much pot. Or getting close enough to the tauntaun that kicked him in the head. Or whatever it was that made him too stupid to think his way out of a wet paper bag. Watch all his scenes, especially the ones in Episode VI. This is not a clever man, people.
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  5. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    The ones in Episode VI?
  6. -NaTaLie- Force Ghost

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    Are they going to add Mace's Force Ghost? I wonder what his conversation with Anakin is going to be like :)
  7. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Maybe he's secretly Ice Cream Maker Guy in Empire.
  8. Sistros Force Ghost

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    Ruthlessly killing someone without them even knowing you're there? Not at all the "Jedi way". Based on all things Star Wars, that sounds like a shortcut to the dark side to me.
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  9. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    You know...Obi-Wan seeing the entire darn Sep Council made me want to kick the Council in its collective rear. If he'd just had Anakin with him, the war would have ended. Right there. One of them goes to capture the Seps, passes them off to the clones, then they convert Grievous into bits of molten steel. No opportunity for Palpatine to chivy between them, and the Empire never happens.

    But nooo, the Council wanted Anakin to stay. :p
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  10. Sistros Force Ghost

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    also Anakin would have had no qualms in being silent assassin on Grievous ;) :p
  11. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    Ehh...given Vader's demonstrated style, I doubt it would have been very silent.... :p
  12. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    That reminds me: how come the Separatist leadership always escapes whenever the Republic attacks a planet they're on?
  13. -NaTaLie- Force Ghost

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    They have connections ;) It helps when the leader of the opposite side doesn't want them killed until the right time comes.
  14. Cantina Bassist Jedi Master

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    His scenes.
  15. Roberto Calrissian Jedi Grand Master

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    Mace's mistake was not using the force to get Anakins light saber he saw that Anakin was confused. If he grabs Anakin's light saber he doesn't get his hand cut off. And what made me boil with anger was that Anakin saves Sidious life and kneels down to learn from his teachings because he doesn't want Padme dead, ok I get that. But Sidious immediately says he doesn't know how to save Padme but if they work together they can. WTF!? Right then and there Anakin should have realized this guy is full of it and just killed him
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  16. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Stay in school ( or away from tauntauns ).
  17. ILNP Jedi Grand Master

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    I never understood why Anakin had to cut off Mace's hand. He could have just as easily blocked Mace's attack and then made his argument about how it's not the Jedi way (despite the obvious hypocricy of that argument after he's already killed Dooku).
  18. Sistros Force Ghost

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    ahh, but you see it's not hypocrisy to some people

    apparently Anakin was completely justified in killing an unarmed prisoner..

    oh well,
  19. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    One argument I've seen is that, with a Force-User, there's no such thing as unarmed. Even without hands, Dooku could Force Choke, or shoot Sith Lightning from his stumps.
  20. -NaTaLie- Force Ghost

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    He's in turmoil and can't think clearly.
  21. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    In the book Mace actually does point that out:

    Mace: "what about Dooku?"
    Anakin: "That was different!"
    Mace: "You can explain the difference after he's dead."
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  22. -NaTaLie- Force Ghost

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    How did Mace find out about the circumstances on Dooku's death?
  23. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    Anakin explained most of it in the briefing after they landed the wreck of Grievous's ship.
  24. -NaTaLie- Force Ghost

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    I thought Anakin didn't go to the briefing?
  25. Iron_lord Chosen One

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    Maybe not at that precise moment- but at some point. Mace knows at least that Anakin killed Dooku. And he might know that it was more "execution" than "self-defence".
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