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PT Mace Windu's mistake

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Vialco, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. honeybadger

    honeybadger Jedi Knight star 1

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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-

    -NaTaLie- Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    DarthButt Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Cantina Bassist Jedi Knight star 2

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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

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The ones in Episode VI?
     
  6. -NaTaLie-

    -NaTaLie- Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

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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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    General Grievous: it is a volcanic planet-

    Obi: *heres my chance to sneak up and kill the- I can't it's not the Jedi way..


    Hello there!!!!


    .
     
  9. DarthBoba

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

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

    DarthBoba Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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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-

    -NaTaLie- Jedi Grand Master star 4

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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

    Cantina Bassist Jedi Knight star 2

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    His scenes.
     
  15. Roberto Calrissian

    Roberto Calrissian Jedi Knight star 4

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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

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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

    ILNP Jedi Knight star 1

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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

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

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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

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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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-

    -NaTaLie- Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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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."
     
  22. -NaTaLie-

    -NaTaLie- Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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

    -NaTaLie- Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    Iron_lord Force Ghost star 8

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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".