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Dear Star Wars fans
I was reading Timothy Zahn's "Heir to the Empire" (the first part of his "Thrawn Trilogy") because I expect it to be at least some kind of source of the content depicted in the upcoming Star Wars movie trilogy concerning the facts after the Battle of Endor, and came across this strange thing.
Note: this thread might contain spoilers, both about Timothy Zahn's work and the video game Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. Read at own risk. Also, I reckon that this thread will not violate rule #13.
To rebuild a strong Empire, Grand Admiral Thrawn wants to use a Dark Jedi to enforce the minds of the fighting men recruited by the Empire, believing Darth Sidious did the same while he was still in charge of his Empire. Thrawn finds the Dark Jedi Joruus C'baoth and succeeds in his plan.
Relying on his acquired experience and critical thinking, Thrawn discovers that Joruus C'baoth is a clone of the Jedi Jorus C'baoth, who died in 27 BBY. The clone C'baoth is believed to be made during the Clone Wars (22-19 BBY) out of a tissue sample of the original C'baoth.
However, in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, General Rahm Kota assures Starkiller's clone that no one can clone a Jedi, believing the clone he is talking to is the original Starkiller himself. This is followed by Starkiller's clone participating in the Battle of Kamino, confronting Darth Vader, who tells the primer the cloning process has been "perfected".
Joruus C'baoth is believed to be made during the Clone Wars, which dates about 20 years before Starkiller confronts Darth Vader on Kamino.
Is Kota wrong? Can you clone Jedi? Or is the date clone C'baoth was produced wrong? (which I think to be unlikely, since clone C'baoth is depicted as a man with a white beard and thusly of greater age, and keeping in mind that clones are full-grown in half the time "normal people" are, the age of clone C'baoth should be around 50 or 60, since he was made in at least 22 BBY, and discovered by Thrawn in 9 ABY. This fits.)—Unsigned comment by188.8.131.52 (talk • contribs).
It's worth adding that although Kota did know X1 and X2, neither developed their force powers by the time that The Force Unleashed II takes place (and even if one figures that X1 started training at that point, Kota wouldn't know it). -Thunderforge (talk) 09:17, July 14, 2013 (UTC)
I thought more about this. I don't know the answer to the question about C'baoth, but there are additional examples of cloned Jedi (in Riptide. I recall reading somewhere that cloning creates some sort of "false presence" in the Force, which is why Thrawn used ysalamiri. So cloning Jedi isn't an exact science. The results may not be pretty. But it is definitely possible to create stable clones. Corellian PremierThe Force will be with you always 02:52, July 15, 2013 (UTC)