The various arcs of The Clone Wars brought us huge highpoints in the battle of the Republic against the Separatist movement, and writing at James Floyd and Swapna Krishna give us their reasons for choosing two iconic arcs, the Umbara arc and the bombing of the Jedi Temple.

It’s the Umbara arc, says James.

There are a lot of really great storylines in Star Wars: The Clone Wars: exploring the growth and adventures of Ahsoka Tano, discovering mysterious Force entities, and looking at the relationships between characters as the war devours the Jedi and the Republic. But when it comes to picking a single story arc that stands out above the rest, I go back to the adventures on Umbara, a story that focuses almost exclusively on the clones as they grapple with duty and morality under the command of Jedi General Pong Krell.

It’s the bombing of the Jedi Temple, says Swapna.

The Clone Wars conflict is incredibly important to Star Wars history, and its impacts are still being felt today. And, by far, the most pivotal character that the series introduced is Ahsoka Tano, Anakin’s Padawan. She embodies everything we’ve been taught a Jedi should be — goodness, loyalty, a strong sense of morality, dedicated to living a life spent serving others — and yet, at the end of the fifth season, she was cast out of the Jedi Order.

Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy (Book II: Greater Good) (Star Wars: The Ascendancy Trilogy)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Zahn, Timothy (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 432 Pages - 04/27/2021 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)