Essay Defends Mace Windu

Everyone’s favorite bad mo-fo Jedi Master gets some love from this Crossing Sabers essay:

We would expect the Jedi to commune with the Force in order to divine what purpose or action they should apply the clone army to, but instead we see them rush into battle and try to squelch the fledgling Separatist movement with sheer force. When you combine this with Mace’s acknowledgment that their ability to use the Force has diminished, we get our next key: Mace is trying the best he can even though he can see the foundations of the Jedi starting to crumble.

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6 Responses to “Essay Defends Mace Windu”

  1. AutumnalKnights Says:

    Thanks for the share!!

  2. joe Says:

    when you think about it mace would have been the hero of the series if anakin hadn’t intervened

  3. ladylavinia1932 Says:

    I don’t think I liked his articles that much. Whenever he discusses the flaws of the Jedi, he seemed to center his attention on Mace Windu. And as far as I’m concerned, Mace was NOT the only one who made questionable decisions. I believe both Yoda and Obi-Wan were just as guilty in their own ways.

    • joe Says:

      so true the jedi aren’t perfect by any means but then again nobody is

    • Keith Palmer Says:

      The problem seems to me that Mace didn’t survive to become a beloved elder figure in the movies fans watched when they were young and impressionable (for all that by the end of those movies, the elders weren’t necessarily stainless any more…) I suppose Mace “represents” the vanished Jedi Order because he has the most significant role of the characters who don’t survive.

    • jayoungr Says:

      And I believe none of them were “guilty” of anything more than doing what seemed like the least bad choice at any particular time given the information they had.

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