For the uninitiated, the animated series takes place between the films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, documenting the period of civil war between the Republic and the Separatist Alliance, a rebellious group of independent systems led by a fallen Jedi and his mysterious, shadowy master. At this point in the timeline, the Galactic Republic has led the galaxy in democracy for over a thousand years, with the help of a small group of Jedi Knights to help maintain order. Now, with an army of clone troopers at their disposal and the growing necessity to fight back against the invaders, the peacekeepers of the galaxy become the generals of the new war.
As Master Yoda says just before the massive Republic army is revealed in Attack of the Clones, “The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun, the Clone War has…”
When it debuted, Star Wars: The Clone Wars sought to explore the rich world of characters and conflicts, deeply personal sacrifices, alliances and betrayals at play during the galaxy-shifting war. Through it all, we were introduced to new favorite characters like Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan Ahsoka Tano and got a deeper appreciation for the people and planets caught in the middle of the war, including the regular citizens, the Jedi Knights, and the clones themselves.
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