Favorite Quote (Part 1):
The dark is generous, and it is patient. It is the dark that seeds cruelty into justice, that drips contempt into compassion, that poisons love with grains of doubt.
The dark can be patient, because the slightest drop of rain will cause those seeds to sprout.
The rain will come and the seeds will sprout, for the dark is the soil in which they grow, and it is the clouds above them, and it waits behind the star that gives them life.
The dark’s patience is infinite.
Eventually, even stars burn out. […]
The dark is generous, and it is patient, and it always wins- but in the heart of its strength lies weakness: one lone candle is enough to hold it back.
Love is more than a candle.
Love can ignite the stars.
~ Revenge of the Sith Novelization by Matthew Stover
So, here we go: first bit of actual blogging. In Attack of the Clones, Jango Fett guns down Coleman Trebor. No big deal; it’s just adding to the battle sequence. Right? Wrong. This is probably the most innocuous, yet important part of the movie. Coleman Trebor is a Jedi Master on the Jedi Council; he’s not a padawan in over his head. Yet Jango Fett manages to best him in combat. Now, follow me for a moment. Why is this significant? Because the Republic now as a whole army of clones of this guy: the Republic essentially has an entire army of this guy, this guy who can kill a member of the Jedi Council. That’s great in everything, but this should raise some flags: Jango admits he was recruited by a man named Tyranus. At the end of the movie, Darth Sidious reveals that his apprentice, Count Dooku, is that very man, Tyranus. So essentially we are told that the clone army was created by the Sith, so it’s a safe bet that it is under their control. Jango Fett’s ability to quickly dispatch Coleman Trebor foreshadows what the clone army was ultimately created for: to execute Order 66.
In short, I think this scene is one of the most significant scenes in the prequel trilogy, yet it is easily overlooked.