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Mace Windu Cuts off Jango Fett’s Head
Obi-Wan’s discoveries during his mission to track down Jango Fett had every indicator of a massive coverup. Kamino, the source of the Clone Army, was missing from the Jedi archives and a long-dead Jedi Master supposedly ordered the army for the Republic. These seem like big deals.
Remember when Mace and Yoda correctly wanted to bring Jango Fett back alive for questioning? Whoops.
Yes, the arena was chaotic with dead Jedi and busted droids littering the ground and giant monsters running around, but it’s not like Jango Fett was going anywhere. He had one blaster, a busted jetpack, and clearly had no interest in running from his fate.
He was also a key puzzle piece to unraveling the major conspiracy. He was the host for a clone army that was supposedly meant to serve the republic, while simultaneously sharing box seats with Count Dooku and the rest of the Separatists council for the executions of the century. This did not seem like a great time for Mace Windu to forget about the massive conspiracy unfolding before their eyes.
Maybe they could have broken Jango in interrogation. Maybe Jango could have bartered with information. My point is that it probably would have been a good idea to capture Jango Fett alive. With his head still attached.
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