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Why did Mace Windu & Co. attack Palpatin

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Why did Mace Windu & Co. attack Palpatin

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Ilmor
01.05.2012 , 06:34 PM | #1
Seriously, at that point, they didn't know he was the mastermind behind the separatist movement. His only "crime" was beeing a sith, or, in other words, having a different religion than jedi.
So, this assault on Palpatin was nothing else than religious presecution.

Sure, Jedi and Sith had their differences in the past, but is this a reason to kill or arrest this particular sith?

To their knowledge, Palpatin had done nothing wrong. Therefor, Jedi are just religious fundamentalist and order 66 was maybe harsh, but perfectly reasonable to save the republic from this extremists.

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AngelousWang
01.05.2012 , 06:36 PM | #2
He was the leader of the separatist faction, he was legally accountable for the entire war and everything the separatists had ever done.
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Ilmor
01.05.2012 , 06:37 PM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by AngelousWang View Post
He was the leader of the separatist faction, he was legally accountable for the entire war and everything the separatists had ever done.
Yeah, but Mace Windu didn't know it.

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AngelousWang
01.05.2012 , 06:40 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Ilmor View Post
Yeah, but Mace Windu didn't know it.
The Jedi all knew Darth Sidious was in charge, Dooku told them in Ep2.

They know are only two Sith at any given time.

They all knew Dooku was one of these Sith.

Anakin then told Mace that Palatine was a Sith, after he confessed to Anakin.

Therefore any idiot would have figured Darth Sidious = Palatine.

So yes he did know.
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Ilmor
01.05.2012 , 06:58 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by AngelousWang View Post
They know are only two Sith at any given time.
How could they know it? Beeing a sith is nothing more than just beeing a fore user and beliving in the sith philosophie. So, any jedi could turn any time to a sith if he wants.

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Zekkau
01.05.2012 , 07:04 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Ilmor View Post
How could they know it? Beeing a sith is nothing more than just beeing a fore user and beliving in the sith philosophie. So, any jedi could turn any time to a sith if he wants.
Actually no, from about 1000 years prior to the movies, and up to the movies, and during the movies, the Sith had a philosophy from Darth Bane that there can never be more than 2 Sith, a Master and an Apprentice. This is supported in the movies.

Therefore, since Dooku was dead, there would logically be only one Sith left, since they figured out Palpatine was a Sith, it meant he was the Master, that is, Darth Sidious.

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Ilmor
01.05.2012 , 07:11 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Zekkau View Post
Actually no, from about 1000 years prior to the movies, and up to the movies, and during the movies, the Sith had a philosophy from Darth Bane that there can never be more than 2 Sith, a Master and an Apprentice. This is supported in the movies.
That works only if every sith follows this philosophy. If a jedi finds a old sith holocron, he can became a sith, completly independent of the the two sith who exists due to the rule of two.

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CorellianCoyote
01.05.2012 , 07:14 PM | #8
Every potential Sith who doesn't follow the Rule of Two would get murdered by the aforementioned Two.

And it takes a lot more than falling to the Dark Side to become a Lord of the Sith.

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ZevenEleven
01.05.2012 , 07:18 PM | #9
As i recall, they went to remove Palpatine from office, he was actually the one who attacked first

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Ilmor
01.05.2012 , 07:22 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by CorellianCoyote View Post
Every potential Sith who doesn't follow the Rule of Two would get murdered by the aforementioned Two.
Yes. And Count Dooku tried to murder Palpatin (at least the jedi thought so).

Quote: Originally Posted by ZevenEleven View Post
As i recall, they went to remove Palpatine from office, he was actually the one who attacked first
So, why would they remove him from his office? Because he has the wrong religion?