George [Lucas] had a lot of ideas about Grievous, where he thought Grievous came from and what he thought Grievous was about. One of the things was that he had really wanted to be a Jedi and that a lot of his abilities kind of mimic abilities a Jedi might have, or that his wanting power and his rejection of Jedi status drove him to have these modifications done to his body. It was more of an act of choice to become this thing than it was an accident in a shuttle crash.
i love that bit in lair of grievous where nahdar chucks off his cloak to do some cool force shit to the mist and presumably just like leaves it lying on the ground. Obi wan kenobi is a bad influence on the youth of the jedi order
Did you see Kit fling his cloak off during the Mon Cala arc in the 2003 cartoon? I’m 100% sure Kit and Obi Wan were the cloak-shucking dream team as Padawans and Nahdar picking it up was just a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’
I’m not saying that every time a normally single-wielding Jedi picks up another lightsaber he levels up in badass, but a lot of the time then you know shit’s about to get real.
Also, damn, considering that the next two eps are “Anakin and Obi-Wan fool around with Dooku and some pirates”, it becomes really clear how batshit insane they are compared to nice normal Jedi like Kit Fisto.
thewillowbends replied to your post: It was kind of jacked to use Ahsoka as a learning experience for him, though in a lot of ways, his more flexible teaching style probably benefitted her in more ways than not.
Oh, I agree that Anakin and Ahsoka are well-suited to each other, and both are better off for the experience and relationship, even given how it ends up.
The Order treat everything as a learning experience. Sometimes this is innocuous: Obi-Wan asks Yoda a question in AotC and Yoda opens it up to his class of younglings. Sometimes it’s obnoxious: Yoda pretends to be an annoying little monster in ESB. Sometimes it’s cruel: in “Lair of Grievous” a kid is killed and Yoda uses his death to spout a Jedi proverb. And when it comes to Anakin, it’s dangerous and ultimately destructive.
The issue is, people have individual needs, but the Jedi see everyone and everything through their own myopic lens. Their certain point of view.
With ‘Star Wars Rebels’ coming back on the air and Star Wars having gained a reemerging popularity with a general audience thanks in no small part to the success of ‘The Force Awakens’, I’ve noticed there are many people who’ve expressed interest in watching ‘Rebels’, but aren’t quite sure where to start.
So where do exactly do you start to watch ‘Rebels’? Well, you can just jump right in from episode if you wanted to get right into it. While not technically standalone due to having connections to the canon Star Wars Universe at large, especially to its predecessor series ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’, so it is possible to jump into ‘Rebels’ right away.
Of course, if it was that simple, we wouldn’t be here. As I said, you can jump into ‘Rebels’ right away, but doing so would be a great disservice to the excellent ‘The Clone Wars’ as well as would rob you of some context that may be much needed in the future as the show drudges up past conflicts and characters, such as Captain Rex and Ahsoka Tano, major characters in both ‘The Clone Wars’ and the ongoing Season 2 of ‘Rebels’. Ahsoka Tano being especially important as her character was both introduced in and central to the narrative of ‘The Clone Wars’ as the Padawan of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.
Below the cut is a list of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ episodes meant to help ‘fast track’ you through the dense amount of episodes of the series to get the most out of it in the shortest amount of time so you can move on to more current events.
Special Thanks goes to @windona for helping me out with making and organizing this list.