This is part question, part frustrated rant, so forgive me if I seem a bit emotional. Now then, why in the hells is the Republic constantly portrayed in TCW as the unambiguous good guys, while the CIS is nothing but pointlessly, stupidly evil all the time? There's a bloody reason so many thousands of planets were so fed up with the Republic that they were willing to jump ship when the Separatist movement came along. Why don't we ever see the bad side of the Republic, or CIS fighters who are genuinely not evil? The Republic is the future Galactic Empire, the clones the future Stormtroopers, and the Jedi future victims of Order 66. So show it! The Republic is headed up by a Sith, every bit as much as the CIS. So where are the people on the Republic's side who are bad, or at least a dark shade of grey? Why don't we see the Republic allying with some nasty folks to expedite the war effort? Why is the CIS always pure evil?