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Why did Mace Windu & Co. attack Palpatin

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Why did Mace Windu & Co. attack Palpatin

Sandmanmr's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 08:14 PM | #21
because mace had a purple lightsaber just like darth bane so he was going to the darkside and palpatine knew it and used it. Naught!

therer are tons of holes in the PT that where later expanded by the EU

jimee's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 10:17 PM | #22
a better question is, instead of trying to arrest Palpatin in his private office at night, why did Mace not confronted the dude in broad daylight or during a public senate meeting?

Doing this would expose Palpatin to the general public, saving the Jedi from order 66 going through and preventing the rise of an empire.

Way to think this one through master jedi

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01.05.2012 , 10:24 PM | #23
i think that (and this is speculation) they didn't confront palpatine in public for fear of civilians, and they didn't do it at senate meeting because mace already didn't trust the senate and for fear that even after he was exposed, the beraucrats and palpatines allies would try to bog him down in procedures
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Nozybidaj's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 10:31 PM | #24
Quote: Originally Posted by Ilmor View Post
So, why would they remove him from his office? Because he has the wrong religion?
My guess, it was probably the whole being evil thing. Jedi kinda frown upon that.

Raviix's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 10:35 PM | #25
The Rule of Two was created by Darth Bane for all the reasons many of us know, he also used it to keep the Sith hidden from the Jedi. And from what I recall the Jedi did not know he was the one that created the rule and when he created the rule I believe the Jedi thought all the Sith were wiped out.

So how did they know about the Rule of Two in the movies? If they never found out then Mace wouldn't have known for sure that it was the same Sith. It is incontinent though because the Rule of Two is mentioned by Yoda at the end of Episode 1. Anyone have an answer?

jimee's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 10:35 PM | #26
Ok well shortly after Mace fails in arresting the chancellor and Anakin becomes vader, Palpatin gives his speech. The guy looks like a monster, sounds like a monster, is wearing a creepy dark cloak, and is suddenly announcing that all jedi are to be killed.

Not one member of the senate was thinking, hold on this guy sounds kind of strange: He wants to remove democracy, create an Empire run exclusively by him and kill off our guardian jedi who have protected us for thousands of years? well he says we'll get a death star so im cool with it.

Raviix's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 10:41 PM | #27
To the people of the Republic the Jedi are a mysterious religious cult and while guardians they aren't seen by the people as a part of their Republic's government. So when Sidious says that they were plotting to kill him (the Supreme Chancellor) and over throw the government he is going to have support.

Darth_Zev's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 10:46 PM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by Zekkau View Post
Because he is the "wrong religion"? LOL

Okay, a lesson here...

Lucas has said himself that the Dark Side represents an imbalance in the force, and the Light Side is perfect balance and harmony.

To be Sith is to be on the Dark Side, to bring imbalance to the force. In addition, to be Sith also means you wish absolute control, power, and you are willing to kill anyone and everyone to get your way.

No, it isn't religious persecution, especially when Sidious had already brought the deaths of many innocent lives to bring himself more power.
To be sith, can mean different things. It can mean your definitions but it can also refer to the sith race/ethnicity or to some it can mean a religion.

Make no mistake the Force for all intended purposes should be looked at as a religion and light side and dark sides of the forces should be seen as different branches of the religion.

Both the sith and jedi are religious fanatics

Creovex's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 10:52 PM | #29
Simple answer to OP's Question:

He was tired of these mutherbumpin snakes in the muthabumpin captial! Oh, and he wanted the Emperors Royal with Cheese.
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Ilmor's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 10:54 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by Wegabe_Awock View Post
As well as the other reasons mentioned, Palpatine had refused to vacate the position and give up the emergency powers granted to him by the Senate.
At that point, Palpatine had not opportunity to refuse to give up the emergency power. He would hold those powers at least as long as Grievous was alive and the jedi attacked him just after Grievuos's dead.

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Also, a self-proclaimed Sith Lord would be a renegade force-sensitive or a fallen/dark jedi.
Thia is a religious reason.

Quote: Originally Posted by Nozybidaj View Post
My guess, it was probably the whole being evil thing. Jedi kinda frown upon that.
To Mace Windu's best knowledge Palpatine hasn't done anything evil till then.