Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Megatronus Prime, Feb 26, 2013.
Commander Cody. The time has come. Execute Order 66.
It was about removing the Jedi that were powerful enough to duel Palpatine in battle. Basically, throughout history, every dictator wanted to remove any possible threat to their rule. While some Jedi, like Obi Wan and Yoda, were not powerful enough to kill Sidious, others were. Order 66 was about removing enough of the Jedi as possible. It wasn't so much about the destruction of individual Jedi, but more so about the Jedi Order itself.
It was about destroying the Jedi pure and simple. Palpatine's master stroke.