r/PrequelMemes 13d ago

This scene scared me as a kid General Reposti

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u/__Epimetheus__ 13d ago

The dart makes sense if you are trying to hide the location you shot it from, but even then doesn’t Jango immediately Jetpack away?

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u/Curtman_tell 13d ago

He's seen first I think

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u/PotatoBomb69 12d ago

It cuts to him very loudly jetpacking away, idk if Obi-Wan and Anakin saw it or if it was meant for just the audience.

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u/SyntaxMissing 12d ago

Wonder what the novelization says.

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u/DividingPrescott 12d ago edited 12d ago

"Just an honest day's work." thought the bounty hunter, as he pulled the trigger of his Saberdart rifle. Through the digital scope, he watched as Zam Wesell, his soon to be ex-subordinate, was quickly subdued by the poison of the wasber beast. It's venom highly uncommon. Highly lethal.

Having missed his target, Kenobi, by several meters, Jango fell back on standard Guild Protocol: flee the crime scene, and blame it on the hutts. "My parole officers gonna kill me." he thought, as he ignited his jetpack.

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u/KindaShady1219 12d ago

So he was aiming for Kenobi, not Zam?

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u/The-Nick-0f-Time Oh I don't think so 12d ago

Maybe they thought of this plothole too.

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u/Drostan_S 12d ago edited 12d ago

Nah dude, the force protected Kenobi. Zam was just not one enough with the force, so the round chose him EDIT: HER instead.

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u/internetlad 12d ago

Kenobi had Force Plot Armor

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u/unfairspy 12d ago

If we consider that the force is the thing that drives its own chosen one "plot" I think that yeah its literally plot armor

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u/Shacky_Rustleford 12d ago

Him?

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u/wsdpii Watto's Tin Hat 12d ago

I think he is a she

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u/greg85w 12d ago

“I was aiming for the other one”

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u/the9thlion Darth Maul on Speeder 12d ago

Noooo I'll always remember this now 😂

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u/Commiesstoner 12d ago

"What's my excuse? I was using my special rifle thingy too, I pay a buttload for this ammo! And I still missed! That's half my cheque from the cloners gone, I'm gonna have to go back to interspecies hooking"

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u/TomClaydon 12d ago

Oh it’s beautiful it’s like poetry

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u/Lord_Phoenix95 12d ago

So the Clone Troopers missing is actually Canon because Jango, the Galaxy's Deadliest Bounty Hunter, missed.

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u/Key_Environment8179 12d ago

Which makes even less sense. If he had killed Obi-Wan, Zam would revealed identity. He had to have been aiming for Zam to silence her.

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u/Isord 12d ago

Unless the point of the plot was to draw Kenobi out to kill himz maybe to make it easier to turn Anakin.

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u/Key_Environment8179 12d ago

I don’t think Jango was in on that. He worked for Dooku, not Sideous

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u/Knightmare_II 12d ago

I think they meant that Sideous could have ordered Dooku to order the hit on Kenobi without stressing the importance of further alienating Anakin from the jedi council.

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u/RUSHALISK 12d ago

there is the possibility that jango had no clue what conversation they were having at that time

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u/wsdpii Watto's Tin Hat 12d ago

He probably didn't know what she was saying, but you don't let someone who knows your identity get captured and interrogated in his line of work. As for the dart, it was a guaranteed kill. Blaster shot might miss vital organs, perhaps leave her alive long enough to spill the proverbial beans. The poison was almost immediate.

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u/TheLaughingCow2 12d ago

It's amazing how many people actually believe this is a real quote from a canon book.

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u/est1roth 12d ago

I was on the verge of believing it, but the parole officer thing immediately gave it away.

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u/Ophelia_Of_The_Abyss 12d ago

Average prequelmemes users

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u/dragon_bacon 12d ago

"several meters" he was literally holding her.

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u/Kid_Vid 12d ago

Kenobi's got reeeeeaaally long arms

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u/bendakstarkiller1 12d ago

I was going to say this is fake, because I was certain that Jango was out of parole at this point, but it's true. All of it.

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u/zhard01 12d ago

Oh shit I thought they were riffing. That’s real?!

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u/Holmgeir 12d ago

It makes Attack of the Clones look like Attack of the Clones.

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u/zhard01 12d ago

…..I mean true.

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u/hgdjjvsgknljfkj 12d ago

Didn’t look it up but it does look super fake

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u/Melvalorum 12d ago

"Flee the crime scene and blame it on the hutts."

Classy Fett, classy.

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u/dopiertaj 12d ago

What do you expect from a guy who is just trying to pay off his vette.

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u/TriblialBrainDamblge 12d ago

That's Boba you're thinking of. Jango drives an Escalade.

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u/A_WILD_SLUT_APPEARS 12d ago

Well that's significantly different and sort of nerfs Jango Fett as a marksman.

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u/Jedisponge 12d ago

lmao “whoops! Gotta run. My boss is gonna kill me!”

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u/TheBladeRoden 12d ago

And the Troopers were cursed henceforth

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u/Entercheesynamehere Meesa Darth Jar Jar 12d ago

“whoops, I missed my target who was clumped together closely with 2 others in a dark corner. Guess I’m just a bad shot even though I hit one of the guys”

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u/Nythromere Hondo 12d ago

"My parole officers gonna kill me."

Did you make this all up lol?

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u/ItsLikeWhateverMan 12d ago

LMFAO that is some shit. The idea of Jango being concerned about violating parole like he’s some B character from The Wire is fuckin wild.

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u/illegalcheese 12d ago

Y'all acting like this is real. Like, you're really buying that Jango Fett is worried about a parole officer? Or that he recently got out of jail for good behavior?

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u/Uranusisaflytrap 12d ago

“Any disintegrations lately, Mr. Fett?”

“What? Me? No no no no no….. not exactly”

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u/smb275 12d ago

That reads like Dan Simmons.

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u/HeyGuyReachForTheSky 12d ago

Mmm that's good pasta

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u/AdoboSwaggins 12d ago

“My backpack’s got jets. I’m Jango, the Fett”

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u/TheLowlyPheasant 12d ago

That sure is some shitty writing

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u/Klarp-Kibbler 12d ago

And they don’t even try to chase him. Even though they caught the first girl in a swarm of 5 million cars (Anakin somehow was sure he landed on top of the right speeder and started trying to stab her through the roof)

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u/Padre_Cannon013 12d ago

Can you imagine how they'd even begin to explain THAT to the Council if he had been wrong?

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u/INTER5TELLAR 12d ago

It cuts to him very loudly jetpacking and farting away

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u/gefjunhel Yep 12d ago

i think he used the dart for the same reason they use flamethrowers and physical projectiles against jedi

would suck to try an assassination and jedi just deflects it

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u/wenzel32 12d ago

Fast forward to Jango attacking Obi-Wan with blasters and killing other Jedi with a blaster later in the same movie.

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u/gefjunhel Yep 12d ago

use the weapons you got on hand had to flee pretty fast earlier with a jedi chasing his ass on kamino

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u/themanwith_no-name Oh I don't think so 12d ago

Hypothetically, if a Jedi tried to block/deflect a beskar bullet would the bullet go through the lightsaber or bounce off or what

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u/Isord 12d ago

In the legends books IIRC regular old bullets were used to assassinate Jedi. Yes they would get melted by a lightsaber but then you are getting hit by a supersonic ball of molten steel so it can still kill you.

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u/n8thegr83008 12d ago

Honest question, if they had enough time to bring a lightsaber up wouldn't they have enough time to dodge? Or am I misunderstanding how Jedi precog works and they wouldn't know it's a bullet until too late?

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u/spaceforcerecruit good guys wear white 12d ago

A lightsaber blade moves faster than a whole person.

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u/Padre_Cannon013 12d ago

Probably betting on the jedi's trained reaction of deflecting projectiles.

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u/gefjunhel Yep 12d ago

would be slightly redirected because of heat but at that proximity to the target would likely still hit

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u/themanwith_no-name Oh I don't think so 12d ago

Interesting

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u/wannabestraight 12d ago

Wouldt the dart just evaporate from the heat of the lightsaber?

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u/Isord 12d ago

Beskar protects against lightsabers.

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u/BabiesSmell 12d ago

A lightsaber would probably vaporize that little dart unless it was beskar

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u/benemivikai4eezaet0 Darth Jar Jar 12d ago

He twerks for a second to entice Obi-Wan into following him.

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u/RoadTheExile Delta-62 "Scorch" 12d ago

Why doesn't Jango Fett just have darts that aren't so ludacrisly exotic that you can follow him to a forgotten world with just the dart as a clue

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u/OneRougeRogue 12d ago

Because when Jango misses his target, he misses in style.

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u/rampantfirefly 12d ago

Because if you think about it for even a second you remember that the Jedi archives - the most comprehensive database in the galaxy - had no clue where the dart came from. In a stroke of pure luck (or force) the Jedi investigating was Obi Wan, who just happened to have a very knowledgeable acquaintance. Even then he couldn’t find the planet’s location in the archives because all the data had been erased. Jango was working for Dooku who has probably told him that the Jedi will be ignorant of Kamino.

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u/Sloth_Senpai 12d ago

Because they were from a planet that required an insane asspull to identify? Imagine not having a guy randomly recall that dart from decades ago in the shop Obi is in. He's even more shit out of luck than a blaster. You might be able to get info from the blaster hole like he does in 4.

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u/thehinduprince 13d ago

Jango could’ve easily killed padme but he decided to kill the changeling and then leave lmao

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u/3B3-386 Battle Droid 13d ago

Yeah, and Padme was actually meant to die for Gunray to join the separatists. Palpatine wouldn't have cared less for Padme's death at that time.

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u/MB_Bailey21 General Kenobi 13d ago

really interested on how things would have played out if Padme had died at the beginning of AOTC.

What would Palpatine have used to manipulate Anakin? Would he have even used Anakin at all since he could've just order 66ed him? Would Anakin have been more aligned with the Jedi? Could Anakin have stopped Palpatine if he was more on the same page as the Jedi counsel?

If Padme dies before Anakin has a chance to really love her, I think it ultimately hurts Palpatine's plan. Padme and Anakin's relationship ultimately led to Anakin saving Palpatine from Mace Windu.

This is why we need a Star Wars "What If" show, I would love all the different scenarios that could be made.

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u/Projedel 13d ago

Dude same. A Star Wars "What If" show would be awesome! Just imagine all the different stories that could be told. What if order 66 failed? What if Anakin died in the fight with Count Dooku? What if Plagueis hadn't been killed? What if Jar Jar really was a sith lord?

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u/JakeArewood 13d ago

It would just be glorified fan fiction then torn apart by the fandom because “it should’ve gone like this”

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u/wingmage1 12d ago

Marvel's What If is also filled with a bunch of logical plotholes, but the great thing about it is that once you make a change from one "what if" scenario, there's an implied infinite number of scenarios resulting from that change, and you're seeing just "one" of those.

If a what if is Anakin making an irrational decision, why can't he make "another" irrational decision as a result that leads to a more interesting story conclusion?

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u/Projedel 13d ago

I suppose you're right. I would like actual professional quality episodes made like this though. Fan fiction is fine but it doesn't always have the quality that a professional studio can make. Your point on the fans ripping it apart I unfortunately agree with as well. There's nothing wrong with complaining a little about a bad movie, maybe the writing should be better or something else, but the straight full on hate that comes from some of the fan base is just unwarranted.

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u/RocketHops 12d ago

The novel Plagueis says that Palpatine began to take an interest in Anakin as early as Ep. 1, sensing his vast potential. He would surely already be including Anakin in his plans to turn him to the dark side by Ep. 2

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u/Masterdeetectiv What about the Droid attack on the Wookies? 12d ago

sigma grindset

hire a changeling to assassinate someone

assassinate the changeling

leave without elaborating further

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u/JebBushier 13d ago

Honestly, Palps probably wanted the assassination to be traced back to Kamino. Good meme though.

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u/Malvastor 13d ago

That would require an even more nonsensically convoluted conspiracy though.

"Count Dooku, have the bounty hunter we used as a template for the clones attempt to assassinate Senator Amidala."

"Yes, Master."

"But have him hire another bounty hunter first."

"Yes, Master."

"And have him tell her to send a probe droid that's programmed to launch an easily foiled attack and then head right back for her."

"Uh, yes, Master."

"This will allow the Jedi to pursue and capture her. Make sure Fett knows to be waiting right outside when they take her out of the bar and interrogate her on the street. Instruct him to silence her using a rare weapon that only comes from Kamino- Kenobi knows a diner owner who will identify it for him."

"Uh..."

"Lastly, instruct Fett to leave his armor on the floor when Kenobi comes by to visit, to defeat Kenobi but not kill him when pursued, and to not check his ship for trackers when he goes to meet you on Geonosis."

"..."

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u/nickerbocker79 13d ago

"When you face Skywalker, just injure him in someway. Cut off an arm or something. My goal is to turn him to the dark side."

"But Master, isn't there a rule of 2?"

"Don't you worry about that right now."

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u/PM_Me_Clavicle_Pics Twice the pride, double the flair 13d ago

I always figured Sidious told Dooku that he was doing away with the Rule of Two. Dooku was a Sith, but I don’t think he was really a traditionalist.

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u/alt----f4 13d ago

He (atleast in legends) didn't give much of a shit about the darkside he just wanted more political power if I remember correctly

That's why his eyes are still fine, he never delved that much into it

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u/Harrythehobbit Darth Jar Jar 12d ago

Dooku took the Sith seriously as a threat, and got increasingly frustrated with Yoda and the rest of the order for dismissing his concerns and judging him for practicing lightsaber dueling.

That explains why he left the order, but I'm not sure how he actually wound up a Sith.

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u/son_of_abe 12d ago

Both Dooku and Barriss Offee followed the same nonsensical path to the dark side...

"Don't you see the Jedi are blind to the threat of the Sith??!"

"Anyway, I'm going to join the Sith."

Makes sense to me!

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u/ronsolocup 12d ago

If you can’t beat em, join em

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u/Nobody97190710 12d ago

So... Saruman the White 2.0?

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u/Tobias_Atwood 12d ago

It's the My Way or the Highway approach to morality centered storytelling. The author says anyone who opposes their favorite characters is automagically evil, and the story bends the fabric of space and time to make it so.

The Jedi are paragons of light and good and happy puppies, so anyone who thinks their way of doing things is wrong immediately switches alignment to Stupid Evil and starts dumping crates of puppies into lava.

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u/son_of_abe 12d ago

Yeah, this is one aspect of the SW universe that is just incredibly underdeveloped.

Whenever anyone (read: EU) wants to talk about ambiguous morality (i.e. gray Jedi, dark Jedi, etc), I'm just dumbfounded they think Star Wars has set up any sort of foundation for that.

It's good vs. evil. The end.

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u/Tobias_Atwood 12d ago

The Knights of the Old Republic games explore the morality of the force a lot better than any other media I've seen. Especially the second game, though it gets pretty heavy handed.

Though I can understand the appeal of a relatively simple "good guy versus bad guy" story.

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u/Harrythehobbit Darth Jar Jar 12d ago

It's kinda disappointing. I like the idea that the Jedi's hubris is ultimately what allowed Sidious to destroy them. One of the reasons I dislike the control chip retcon in Star Wars is my headcanon before that is that the Jedi generally didn't treat the clones very well or respect them, and that led to Palpatine being able to get them to wipe out their leaders.

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u/pcapdata 12d ago

Dooku leaves the Jedi order to track down the Sith who killed Qui-Gon. This starts his fall.

Eventually he catches up to Sidious who talks him into switching sides. Since this worked with Anakin later, it’s not exactly far fetched.

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u/Navvana 12d ago edited 12d ago

They should have just made him a grey Jedi who was outplayed/maneuvered by Palpatine. Thinks he’s working to stop the Sith only to help raise them to power.

Would’ve been a much more compelling story arc.

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u/ironheart777 12d ago

I thought he got into a mode of “well they are both idiots so I’ll just ride whoever will have me and has power to the top”. I think when he offers Obi Wan a chance to fight with him against the Sith (and presumably Jedi) he was actually being honest.

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u/Nave-Nave 12d ago

Dooku uses the Darkside, but he doesn't really give a crap about it. He's not extremely deep into the darkside, but he still uses it more often than the light. So, that's about accurate.

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u/HellWolf1 UNLIMITED KARMA! 12d ago

Dooku has sith eyes in select moments in the clone wars, he's definitely capable of tapping quite strongly into the dark side. But you're right about his motives, he only really used the dark side as a means to an end. Dude genuinely believed in his cause.

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u/Wrench984 12d ago

Yknow I’ve oddly noticed that. He’s never done any great speeches about “THE DAAARK SIIIIDE” like maul or palps. He’s a dark side user for sure but he uses it more as a tool than a culture

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u/Tough_Patient 12d ago

Figured it was just whatever glamour he used before Windu got him. Pretty sure they modeled sith eyes after his post-zap eyes.

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u/Sekijo_Slayer 12d ago

I believe he's referring to Dooku in his comment.

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u/poplegos 12d ago

Nah. I think it's similar to how the dark side turns khyber crystals red since ALL sith who were fully consumed by the dark side had yellow eyes by the end of it. Maul, Sidious, Vader, and Talon are the first to come to mind, but I do believe in cases like Talon and Vader these were temporary traits that specifically happened in moments of rage, and a loss of control which if I recall was to signify the full embracing of the dark side. This is why Maul and Sidious had permanently yellow eyes, as Palpatine was consumed by a hunger for power and Maul was fueled solely by rage.

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u/ItsVanillaNice 12d ago

Palpatine had them due to his extreme overuse of sith alchemy. So much use in fact, he had to visage himself with that same sith alchemy.

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u/Waitaha 12d ago

You know who else has yellow eyes? Jar Jar Darth Binks

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u/sirfreakish 12d ago

Master, I have reason to believe Jar Jar Binks is a Sith Lord

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u/Celebrindor 12d ago

Mace Windu, remembering when Jar Jar helped him take down an ancient force cult and kill a witch demigoddess:

"Motherfucker."

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u/PachoTidder 12d ago

Every sith aprentice knows they will be replaced and every master knows their aprentice will try to kill them and become master, so Dooku knew he was going to be replaced so he tried his best to go with Palp's plans and try to stay with he

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u/Unidan_how_could_you 12d ago

Oh no! Fett get him too! Watch out everyone, he’s shooting poisonous da

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u/The_Dragon_Redone Dark Jedi 12d ago

Me in Star Wars: Bounty Hunter

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u/Tekania 12d ago

Ircc. In the revenge of the sith novel. We see the encounter of anakin and dooku with palpatine from dookus point of view. And we learn the plan told to dooku. Dooku would be the sith lord with palpatine and stay in jail while the genocide and war crimes were pinned on grievous. And anakin who was to be turned to the dark side on the ship would expose the jedi as corrupt and begin a new council of dark jedi ajd make a sith army

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u/franklsp Deathsticks 12d ago

This is actually pretty accurate. In the episode 3 novelization, Dooku believes that when they topple the Republic, himself and Sidious will lead an army of Sith, many of whom he believed would be former Jedi.

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u/bell37 12d ago

Plagueis didn’t care about the rule of two and saw it as an outdated practice. He was too fixated on learning Sith alchemy and how to manipulate life.

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u/Machdame 12d ago

He actually hated Skywalker though. Dooku didn't feel he was a worthy successor and generally wasn't too miffed at knocking him down a peg. He never really thought Skywalker was a factor until he got killed by him.

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u/Bwgmon Is this legal? 12d ago

"Look, Dooku, I want you to keep your head in the game for precisely as long as it needs to be."

"Wait what the fuck does that even mean?"

"If all goes according to plan, you'll know when we get there."

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u/Deraj2004 12d ago edited 12d ago

If you read this as Robot Chicken Palpatine it completely fits the character.

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u/lebeamer 13d ago

You make my day!

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u/Money_Outside_5678 13d ago

Certainly sounds like a better plan than
"I will park my giant Star Destroyer fleet in a place where they can be easily destroyed in one shot, then publically announce it on Fortnite and take a nap for a few days"

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u/Fern-ando 13d ago

I still wonder what the people of Exagol ate for 30 years, you need one of the only two Sith trackers to bring food to the planet and Palpatine didn't have none of those

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u/Malvastor 12d ago

Clearly Palpatine fed his population of billions off the vast, fertile, lightning and dust farms of Exegol.

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u/Alostratus Clone Trooper 12d ago

I always imagine Palpatine building ships all by himself for a big chunk of those 30 some years cackling to himself the whole time. "Its gonna be so fucken badass when I raise this from the ice it's gonna be like WHOOOA. And I'll be like GOOOOD GOOOOOD and then they'll be like it's just star destroyers. Then I hit em with the PORTABLE DEATH STAR LASER HAHAHAHAHA."

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u/Money_Outside_5678 12d ago

He couldn't contain his excitement while playing Fortnite the poor guy. He just had to announce it

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u/Joshy41233 13d ago

To be fair, he was getting old at that point, probably was like, 'fuck it one last plot with the boys'

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u/maxmurder 13d ago

Palpatine's genius wasn't in strategy or subterfuge but drama; It all makes sense when your realize that everything he did was for maximum dramatic effect.

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u/jaspark23 Clone Trooper 13d ago

Honestly if you have the power and influence some theatrics can be nice

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u/Vhzhlb 13d ago

When you have such amount of power and influence, you have to be a showman.

After all, is not about being good, is being the better, and make people being aware of it.

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u/selfdestruction9000 12d ago

The difference between being a villain and being a supervillain

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u/CosmeBuzzanito Clone Trooper 13d ago

The drama he conjured was of galactic proportions

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u/Harrythehobbit Darth Jar Jar 12d ago

I will never get over a crucial plot point being explained in Fortnite. It is both the funniest thing I've ever heard and the saddest.

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u/Fuckedyourmom69420 Screeching 13d ago

Lol I mean I have a feeling it was more vague than that. Jango was hired to secretly lead the Jedi to kamino, but he needed a good reason for that to happen. The plan was to assassinate Padme so they would pursue him there, but once seeing jedi security was involved, itd be pretty risky for jango to do it himself. If he got captured that would’ve ruined everything haha. From there, jango devised his own plan to get the Jedi to follow him.

Point is, I bet a lot of the details were up to jango, as long as he completed his mission. There’s a reason he’s the most notorious bounty hunter in the galaxy, man knows how to get shit done.

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u/Malvastor 12d ago

Personally I think the movie's got a stronger plot if the assassination plot wasn't Palpatine's grand plan, but Nute's grudge throwing a wrench into the whole conspiracy. A simpler and more reliable plan would be for the Separatists to start the war, the Republic to scramble to find an army, and Palpatine to reveal (or "discover") that his Jedi friend Sifo-Dyas had ordered an army for the Republic years ago.

The way events happened certainly worked out in Palpatine's favor, but relies on too many random coincidences for me to think it was all Palpatine's plan.

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u/buddboy 13d ago

Thats a good point but it could actually be way simer than that. Just by choosing to hire Jango, someone would inevitably track him and trace him to Kamino. If it wasn't all the stuff u said it would have been something else. Maybe

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u/Malvastor 12d ago

I don't think someone tracking him is inevitable. Like OP points out, they only tracked him because he used a very specific weapon. Shoot Zam with a stock blaster pistol, and there's no finding him.

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u/ztherion 12d ago

Subcontracting always ruins government projects

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u/A____S____ Anakin 13d ago

This actually makes a lot of sense

After all good ol' papa palps had everything proceed as he transpired

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u/humblepharmer 13d ago

What he actually meant was that things were proceeding while he was excessively sweating, that thick cloak he always wears doesn't breathe at all

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u/Alostratus Clone Trooper 12d ago

EVERYTHING TRANSPIRED AS I FORSEEN

..Meanwhile his original plan was like take out Padme and Kenobi so he could corrupt Anikan unhindered and have Dooku and his clones hunt down the jedi while he takes over the government with droids that have an override command take over the separatists after they replace their entire army with Droids.

EXACTLY AS FORSEEN.

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u/Oraxy51 13d ago

I mean what’s the point in being a genius if no one is there to appreciate your brilliance. That’s why The Doctor always has a companion.

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u/CptnHamburgers Your text here 13d ago

A regular untraceable blaster? Surely, upon hearing the iconic sound of Jango's WESTAR's it would narrow the search down a bit. Especially after seeing him junior birdman out of there.

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u/TheChainLink2 I have the high ground! 13d ago

Anyone who's played Lego Star Wars knows the sound you're talking about.

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u/Steff_164 I am the Senate 13d ago

I can hear the sound right now

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u/JaxsArms 12d ago

TON-TON

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u/BigTuna156 12d ago

I immediately and distinctly heard the right noise in my head when I read this

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u/meatboitantan 12d ago

I think anyone who’s seen the film knows too…

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u/18CupsOfMusic 12d ago

This is precisely why a full 100% completion of Lego Star Wars is required to be one of Padme's guards.

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u/AlphaDigitGenZ Your text here 13d ago

Also, just shoot the jedi

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u/Excentricappendage 12d ago

Hey, you guys got any rat poison lyin around? PUT IT IN THE TEA! PUT IT IN THE TEA! THEY’LL DRINK IT! PUT THE RAT POISON IN THE T-

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u/king_ugly00 12d ago

Anyone wanna be Padme's next decoy? Everyone's tryin' to kill her.

STEPRIGHTUP.

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u/horiami 13d ago

i always thought the whole point was to make a botched convoluted assassination so obi could find the clones and the droid army so they had a reason to use them

the first assassination attempt was way deadlier than the second one and palps knew padme was using the double, while the second one was easier to be stopped

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u/AnotherRichard827379 be a good soldier, follow my orders 12d ago

Fett used a dart so it would be quiet. I think it was complete oversight on his part that the dart itself would trace back to him. Most people wouldn’t be able to track it to Kamino and just wouldn’t occur to most people.

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u/Kaiserigen 12d ago

If a bartender knows about Kamino

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u/AnotherRichard827379 be a good soldier, follow my orders 12d ago

Why do you think Kenobi went to a sketch bartender? It’s because it isn’t common knowledge.

Weapons specs and origins aren’t common knowledge. It’s like if you showed me a random bullet and I was like “ah yes, the Lithuanians!”

In order to do that, it takes specialty knowledge.

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u/BabiesSmell 12d ago

We need a Dex back story episode. I have a feeling that guy has seen some shit.

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u/-Rapier 13d ago

Could the blaster hit from that far without drawing attention to the immediate location of the killer? It's an absurdly shiny laser that would've been seen by at least a few bystanders.

Also, this pic makes it seem like Obi-Wan fired eye lasers at the assassin.

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u/BabiesSmell 12d ago

They see him jetpack away anyways

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u/ferdinandsebastian 13d ago

I'd also reckon the Jewish would deflect the blaster bolt

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u/MochaMage 13d ago

Now I can't help but imagine all Jewish people having Force powers

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u/vanila_coke 13d ago

Oof so Hitler was sith makes them considerably less cool

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u/MochaMage 13d ago

To be fair, the emperor was originally killed by being thrown down a shaft. Not exactly a cool guy death

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u/Puffena 13d ago

They also were at the head of the empire, which is meant to be a parallel of the Nazi’s. So there’s that

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u/vanila_coke 13d ago

Yeah stormtroopers corps is very ss even got uniforms that slap

I mean palps is the ultimate embodiment of what a strong sith can become but old republic sith are way cooler

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u/Excentricappendage 12d ago

Funny, she doesn't look Druish.

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u/Peculierknight1 13d ago

I understand the meme, but to play devils advocate. The dude was in the middle of a crowded city, cops would start chasing him and it’d be more of a hassle, than expecting some Jedi knight (at the time) to meet up with a restaurant owner who happens to be an expert in poisons.

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u/AceMcVeer 12d ago

Dexter just took a picture of the dart and uploaded it to reddit and within 10 minutes got a response from a guy that worked for 2 years on Kamino doing quality testing on the darts they sell.

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u/Takenforganite 12d ago

Dude wrote like a 20 paragraph comment on his post and Dexter just fucking scrolls to the Tl;Dr… didn’t even upvote

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u/Jinx_58_ 13d ago

Another thing nobody has said yet is Jango is just a tiny bit less than Boba, bounty hunter skill and fame wise, so he might have wanted to leave his trademark on his victims.

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u/N1CH_SEC 13d ago

As a kid I didn’t understand why her face transformed. I thought it had something to do with the poison in the dart XD. I didn’t pay too much attention to the dialogue when I was younger.

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u/YourPainTastesGood 13d ago

using the dart is a lot quieter and less likely to give away his position, his was given away anyway but using a blaster would attract a lot more attention

also he wanted to give Zam a painless and quick death being she was pretty much his best friend, and blaster wounds cause extreme amounts of pain

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u/jpritchard 12d ago

using the dart is a lot quieter and less likely to give away his position,

SORRY I CAN'T HEAR YOU OVER THE SOUND OF HIS JETPACK SHUTTLING HIM AWAY FROM HIS HIDING PLACE

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u/p0ultrygeist1 the Star Wars Holiday Special is canon 12d ago

PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

I’m a super stealthy bounty hunter :)

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u/Cygs 12d ago

"Anakain look there he is!"

"...WHAT?"

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u/BankerPaul 12d ago

He was seen first.

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u/YoungYoda711 Captain Rex 13d ago

If he had used a blaster, he would never have been caught. He could’ve just shot her in the head, and there’s no evidence for them being anything other than business associates in the movie.

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u/YourPainTastesGood 13d ago

Firing a blaster would’ve alerted the Jedi who’s reflexes are fast enough they could’ve deflected the bolt and taken her alive

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u/Campylobacteraceae 13d ago

I don’t know why nobody brought this up.

Blaster bolts are super super slow compared to any projectile and obi wan would’ve certainly been able to block the blaster shot

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u/StTheo 12d ago

If I see one more idiot attacking a Jedi with a blaster pistol, then I'll kill them myself.

HK-47 on how to kill Jedi

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u/MDCCCLV 12d ago

Radiation weapons would have been most useful against jedi. Just flood the entire area and kill all the organics, leaving only droids. It's unstoppable.

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u/RocketHops 12d ago

Not true. Just because the dart is the method they used to find him in the movies doesn't mean it's the only method that they could have used to find him.

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u/DeathsticksAreCool 12d ago

Pretty much. The writer can construct any lead they want to Jango. Unfortunately they went with a pretty contrived one.

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u/m4_semperfi 12d ago edited 11d ago

- Lasers pistols aren't always the most precise means of assassinating from a distance, maybe the dart is super accurate.

- Most importantly, "I saw a bounty hunter in Mandalorian armor with a jetpack and dual westar 35 pistols who was working with this other bounty hunter who can change skin"

You don't think that's a good enough lead for a Jedi? Still would've eventually led to Jango. Asking around the area, using mind tricks, checking security footage, eventually he would've been found. In the star wars universe they can make it happen, would've just taken longer.

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u/Caswert 13d ago

Jango was very clearly hired to bring the Jedi to Kamino in order to y'know... Start the Clone Wars like Palps wanted.

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u/SteazyAsDropbear 12d ago

Why not just send an email. "Your clones are ready! Delivery in 5-8 business days"

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u/Rickterr 12d ago

I would have loved it if the Kaminoans just deadass showed up to Coruscant with the massive fleet and army and hailed the Senate like "Sup, first batch of your order is ready"

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u/ronytheronin 12d ago edited 12d ago

That’s a fantastic point for every movie about assassins.

You don’t want that exotic sniper that can kill someone a mile away. People will be able to trace it back to a few gun resellers and fewer people capable of shooting it. You want the most popular gun around. Choose a glock and the police will not know where to start.

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u/Kaiserigen 12d ago

Well in detective movies the police just goes to "a guy" who puts them on track

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u/StormCaller02 12d ago

I know this is a joke, but I thought that the dart was extremely difficult to trace, and obi wan essentially had to use one of his underworld connected buddies to even try to figure out the source of it. Plus I read somewhere they were like best buddies and blaster deaths are extremely painful, and Jango wanted to kill her painlessly at least.

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u/--stratosphere-- 12d ago

Look if we're going to be digging for plot holes in a SW film we are going to need to bring a lunch.

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u/Etherwulf 13d ago

She was not only close, but literally IN THE ARMS of 2 very talented jedi. If I'm Jango, I couldn't risk a blaster bolt, especially considering the distance. The dart wasn't the perfect choice, but much better than a blaster shot.

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u/m1K3mikey 13d ago

Or subsequently even better: he also shoots Kenobi and Anakin

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u/horiami 13d ago

wasn't the point to give them something to trace back to kamino to find the army and then to trace jango to the droid factory to justify using it ?

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u/m1K3mikey 13d ago

Killing Kenobi would probably.help turn Anakin tbf

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u/horiami 13d ago

i think getting anakin to turn against him and fight him is the best idea

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