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I was wondering, in Legacy of the Force, Boba Fett's doctor tells him that he is dying because of clone deterioration effects. But if Boba was an unaltered clone of Jango it must be something else beside simply the advanced aging of the other clones who were modified.
It wasn't just aging; he should've had a few more decades on his life, according to the books, but the cloning process caused some health problems. -LtNOWIS 04:40, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
I don't think they've been terribly consistent about clone aging and the deterioration thereof. For example, in Republic Commando: Hard Contact, they mention that one of the clones was a biological age in the 60s when he was actually 23 (around 9 BBY). But in Star Wars: Battlefront II, clones that fought at Geonosis were still alive and able-bodied at the Battle of Yavin (0 BBY). Plus, Boba Fett was suffering health problems due to his being a clone, but I don't think Jaing Skirata (another clone who fought at Geonosis) did (though to be honest I haven't read Sacrifice yet, so I may have missed that.) So they're a little inconsistent on what happens to Jango Fett clones.Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith 23:48, 5 March 2008 (UTC)
True Colors talks about how clone aging can vary slightly from person to person. And, it's not explicitly stated that it's the same clones going all the way through the Battlefront II storyline. For one thing, they'd need new people to make up for all the casualties they suffer. -LtNOWIS 00:34, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
I totally agree about the inconsistency of clone related aging issues in the EU novels. It seems that maybe Boba Fett's health issues could be explained partly through contact with the Sarlacc and its effects. It still leaves the inconsistency of other clone health issues though... Chally1985 03:24, 6 March 2008 (UTC)
LtNOWIS, actually it does explicitly state that it was the same clones going all the way through Battlefront II. In the Journal of the 501st, before the Yavin 4 missions, it states that the trooper writing the journal fought with some of the 501st Death Star casualties "for more than twenty years". Therefore, many (but of course not all) of the 501st Legion fought at Geonosis and a significant percentage of those Geonosis veterans died when the Death Star blew up.Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith 17:24, 11 March 2008 (UTC)