Why were Obi-Wan and Anakin the ones to rescue Palpatine from the Invisible Hand?

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  1. Joe_Garelli Jedi Grand Master

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    When Palpatine was kidnapped by General Grievious why did it have to be both Obi-Wan and Anakin that rescued him? Because in the Clone Wars Cartoon they were far away from Coruscant and were called back when the attack on Coruscant began and Palpatine was kidnapped right away.

    So why wouldnt the Jedi Council send some other Jedi Knights to rescue Supreme Chancellor Palpatine and just order Obi-Wan and Anakin to lead the Clones against the separitist forces? It would have been interesting to see a different pair of jedi like Plo Koon and Ki-Adi Mundi try to rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku and General Grievious only to fail and get killed by
    Count Dooku in a lightsaber duel before Obi-Wan and Anakin were forced to come and finish the mission that they had failed.

    I know storywise it was important but calling two jedi knights across the galaxy to rescue Palpatine when there are thousands available at the Jedi Temple that can rescue the Chancellor quicker seems tatically stupid.

  2. darth_Boba Jedi Master

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    They were the only dudes bad enough to rescue the president.
  3. Fettster Force Ghost

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    =D= Well played.
  4. Joe_Garelli Jedi Grand Master

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    What about Mace Windu and Yoda? They could have done a better job.
  5. XPRaider Jedi Knight

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    Because it would have been bad to have the top 3 of the Republic's military leaders all together on one enemy ship.
  6. Fettster Force Ghost

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    Windu was still planetside trying to keep the kidnapping from occurring. And when it did happen, the droid fleet swarmed to protect the Hand against rescue attempts. Kenobi and Skywalker came from outsystem, and with Skywalker as the best pilot the galaxy had seen, the pair was able to break through the outer defenses.

    Plus, if you read the prologue to the RotS novel, they were just that awesome as a team.
  7. NelanisGhost Jedi Youngling

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    Because it was a set up all along and everything was going according to plans.
  8. Dawud786 Force Ghost

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    Primarily because Skywalker and Kenobi are the Dynamic Duo of the GFFA.
  9. zegota Force Ghost

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    Well, I'm not so sure what about The Clone Wars cartoon is even canon anymore. The director of the upcoming CW movie/series said they are basically ignoring large chunks of the cartoon. Whether this means they are ignoring only stylistic choices, like certain Jedi powers, or more relevant plot topics like who did what when, I don't know for sure.
  10. Fettster Force Ghost

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    Besides, didn't Leland Chee state that Labyrinth of Evil overrode the old cartoon where the two conflicted? Or am I imagining things?
  11. Dawud786 Force Ghost

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    Even in LOE they were still on the Outer Rim, not the Core. Of course, hyperspace travel in GL's GFFA is much faster than in the EU GFFA.
  12. twodaynojoke Jedi Padawan

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    Pablo-Jill and L'lacielo Sageon and a group of jedi attempted to rescue palp athough those two were the only jedi to land on the invisible hand. both were killed by grievous.
    maybe anakin and obi-wan were called so no other jedi would get killed
  13. BobaMatt TFN EU Staff

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    Yeah, but how's that pan out?
  14. quad_gun_jinn Force Ghost

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    As twodaynojoke pointed out there was a rescue attempt before Annie and Obi but all Jedi were killed trying it with those 2 killed by Greivous and flushed out the airlock. Obviously Palps wanted Anakin there and Kenobi so Dooku could do away with Obi. Thats from Laybrinth. Of course from Laybrinth, they were really after Dooku but once they learned Palps was captured by Greivous and Dooku was also there it made it even more imperative for them to get there.
  15. DarthAdamentum Jedi Master

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    coz those 2 are the best jedi strike team around. go in, slash boom bang, go out. simple.
  16. JaySkywalker01 Jedi Master

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    It was in the script.

    (See: Robin Hood: Men in Tights)
  17. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    :cool:
  18. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    lol..
  19. Daniel-K Jedi Knight

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    Movie speeds are about 10,000,000x c, EU speeds are on average 3,000,000x c. That isn't very much of a difference, particularly when you consider that the route can vary the travel time.
  20. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    and don't forget that some hyperdrives are faster than others..
  21. younghansolo Force Ghost

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    They were to "go to guys" and I would imagine Anakin being the chosen one had something to do with it. He was supposed to end the sith and all that supposedly.

    Lest we also forget, they were the heroes of the Clone Wars leadng many campaigns, certainly the more memorable ones.

    Oh and Anakin is the best Star pilot in the galaxy so i know who i would trust to make it onto a ship through a battle and then take out a sith and quad saber wielding general
  22. DarthAdamentum Jedi Master

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    that would be caedus' dad... imho
  23. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    That would be Caedus's grandfather imho and I think Han would agree, lest he wants to get force choked by force ghost Anakin..
    :p
  24. NelanisGhost Jedi Youngling

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    That's what's beautiful about Han. He doesn't care about status. He has never said: I'm the best pilot out there. In essense, it doesn't matter, as long as he comes out on top.

    He has an ego, but not that much of an ego. he understand a team is better than one. And he has that all over Anakin Skywalker, who thinks he is the only one that can fix things. Big self assigned burden and impossible to live up to.
  25. ThrawnRocks Force Ghost

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    Han would be like what, nine years old or something? I'm going to have to say that Anakin is probably a better pilot than him during ROTS :p
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