PT Why couldn't Anakin heal his wounds?

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  1. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    The technology is so developed in SW but the Empire couldn't even heal his skin, they could even clone people easily, why didn't he make a clone then transplant its skin/organ/limbs to himself?
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  2. Zer0 Jedi Grand Master

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    I've wondered this myself, he definitely could do it, but I feel that Palpatine didn't let him or something.
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  3. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    There's people who reject even their own cloned tissue- Ton Phanan was one. Maybe Anakin's another?
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  4. hlc88 Force Ghost

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    I get the feeling Palpatine deliberately put him in the suit to make his existence even more torturous for Anakin. It fueled Anakin's anger. I think its very likely Anakin could have been completely healed but it was denied him.
  5. PiettsHat Force Ghost

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    I always thought the reason was probably that Force sensitivity couldn't be cloned and thus Anakin's body, being exceedingly Force sensitive, would have rejected any attempts to heal him through, say, cloned organs.

    I think the films, although they never state this outright, do suggest that you can't reproduce Force sensitivity in a lab. Otherwise, Palpatine's actions make zero sense. If you could clone a Force-sensitive, why didn't he just clone Anakin instead of trying to turn his son? It surely would have been far easier and he wouldn't have had to deal with Anakin's injuries for nearly as long.
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  6. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    In the EU- they do attempt to clone Force Users on a few occasions. Generally it doesn't go well- with insanity being the norm.

    In AoTC (the novel) the Kaminoans say they wanted a Jedi as the prime clone- but they got Jango instead.
  7. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    Starkiller got clones.
  8. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    Most of which were insane. Except, of course, the protagonist, in TFU2. And that's after a lot of experimentation.
  9. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    There is no need to get Vader's clone sane, it's just for organ transplantation.
  10. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    This.
  11. CircaCitadel Jedi Master

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    Yeah, in The Force Unleashed 2, Vader clones Starkiller many times until he got a good result. I feel like if anything were to be taken from the story of that game, it's that maybe Vader was experimenting cloning Force sensitive DNA to then use the technology as you suggest, implant the organs of his own clone onto himself.
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  12. ObiAlKenobi Jedi Grand Master

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    I agree with some of the posts above on how Sidious would want to keep him in that suit to fuel his anger (and shame perhaps for what he did....not guilt, there is a difference). He most likely lied to Vader about how a Jedi cannot be cloned, putting him in the suit quickly was the only way to save him, etc. etc.

    One of the reasons why the Emperor is such an amazing character. You can really visualize him saying this things and understand his motives.
  13. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    He was trying to heal himself, per Shadows Of The Empire. Couldn't quite get to that purity of hatred to make it permanent, though.
  14. Slowpokeking Jedi Grand Master

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    Too bad Darth Plagueis was not alive at that time, otherwise he could heal most of Vader's wound.

    Oh and revive Padme from death!
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  15. CircaCitadel Jedi Master

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    True. In ESB, it shows him in that breathing chamber with his helmet off for a brief moment. He was trying to heal.
  16. DRush76 Force Ghost

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    Palpatine couldn't heal his own wounds. Perhaps there are some wounds a Force user cannot heal.
  17. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    The memory flashes of original Starkiller were used in their training, so that probably had a bit to do with that. They were also grown fast, which doesn't help either.
  18. The Supreme Chancellor Jedi Grand Master

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    True, to successfully clone himself he would at the least have to take 16-20 years for it to mature. Tissue from the aae-accelerated clones would deteriorate pretty quickly, look at the Emperor's clones.

    But I think the main thing is Palpatine had the perfect apprentice in Vader. The suit makes his appearance menacing enough to be the face of the Imperial forces and strike fear into enemies while intimidating allies. He was still powerful enough to hunt down the Jedi, and with his limited power Palpatine had no need to fear betrayal from him.
  19. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    THIS.

    Not sure though, what Vader would do if he successfully cloned himself... I guess that depends on who the clone would be more like, Vader or Anakin? Would he take himself, as his own apprentice? That would be sick in soo many ways.
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  20. CircaCitadel Jedi Master

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    I figured he would just clone himself for the healthy organs and have them transplanted into himself so he didn't need the suit anymore.
  21. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    He could do transfer essence, if Palps ever let him learn it.
  22. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    That would be so weird
  23. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    Shame of the force unleashed-two, for not making that happen.
  24. Lord Tyrannus Jedi Master

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    Palpatine probably put him in a bad quality cyborg suit, to fuel his anger and rage in the darkside. The emperor was a sick twisted person. He didn't heal him either because, even though he probably could with the darkside powers and abilities, he wanted him to miserable in the suit so he could be a more better Sith Lord. Probably he feared his sith apprentice rising up against him and betraying him, so he decided to make him less powerful.
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