Star Wars: The Clone Wars handy guide

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Fun facts about Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Anakin Skywalker had a Padawan.

Ahsoka Tano was a learner to Obi-Wan within early show development, but George Lucas wanted to add maturity to Anakin’s character. That decision really paid off, adding much-needed depth to Anakin and creating a beloved character with Ahsoka.

Darth Maul is alive and… Well, not well.

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It was a shock to even the Lucasfilm story group when George Lucas dropped the bomb on them that Maul had, in fact, survived being sliced in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi. Initially, I too thought the idea of Maul surviving was beyond ridiculous.

Little did I know, that the Maul arcs in Star Wars: The Clone Wars are some of the best moments not only in Star Wars history but television in general. Maul (formerly Darth) was once a powerful Sith apprentice, but when you find him in the Clone Wars, he is a former shell of his old self.

Mark Hamill turns to the Dark Side?

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In season 6 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we get a taste of the Dark Side from your favorite Jedi, Mark Hamill. Darth Bane, the founder of the Rule of Two of the Sith Order, is voiced by the same actor who portrayed Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker.

The legacy of Jango Fett lives on.

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If you ever wanted more story arcs on the Clone troopers, this show is definitely for you. The shows go deep into the bond of the Clone troopers with their Jedi commanders and generals. Jango Fett also lives on through his orphaned son, Boba, with several story arcs on the legendary bounty hunter.

The Jedi were real.

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Even though the Jedi were numbered to be about 10,000 at the time of the Clone Wars, it was still a rare sight to encounter one, even in their heyday. It makes sense that over 50 years later in the timeline of the Force Awakens, that Rey would think of the Jedi as a myth. The Jedi were all but eliminated shortly after the Clone Wars.

Just a handful Jedi are around at the time of Luke Skywalker’s emergence about twenty years after that. Luke also kept the training of his Jedi pretty low key after the events of Return of the Jedi, which makes total sense.