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In terms of the series themselves, Clone Wars first then Rebels.

In terms of episode order for each series, Rebels is in chronological order. Just start at the beginning.

Clone Wars is not In chronological order. It jumps all over the place timeline wise. If you watch them all in order you'll notice little things here and there that are off about the timeline. You can get the chronological order of episodes here:

Thanks. Do you think it’s better to watch them in chronological order, or “as presented”?

Edit: I realize that’s probably an objective question, so I’d trust your judgment on it
 

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Thanks. Do you think it’s better to watch them in chronological order, or “as presented”?

Edit: I realize that’s probably an objective question, so I’d trust your judgment on it
Honestly, I'd say as long as you know that not everything is taking place in chronological order, there's nothing wrong with watching them in the order they aired. You'll get all the same character and story beats either way and it can kind of be fun to try and piece together where they all fit together in the timeline. The series is based around episodic story arcs anyway, so it's kind of an anthology series in a way.
 

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The Dark Troopers were originally featured in the 90's video game Star Wars: Dark Forces. The short version is this:

The Empire was looking to make a new breed of Stormtrooper, so they initiated the Dark Trooper project, which basically took human troopers and augmented them cybernetically to superhuman levels. The problem was that this augmentation almost universally drove the test subjects insane and led to them killing themselves, so it was abandoned for a new track of fully droid troopers.

Phase 1 and 2 Dark Troopers are essentially battle droids on steroids. The Phase 3 Dark Trooper was a bit different: It was an armored cybernetic exoskeleton that could both be warn by a soldier or operate as a battle droid on its own. Wouldn't shock me if we see Gideon get something like that.

Also wouldn't shock me if these are Dark Troopers and he's made them out of Beskar.
There's a lot of wishful fantasy casting right now that Michael Biehn's undisclosed role could be as Kyle Katarn
 
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I know it's basically an in-joke at this point, but I am getting a little annoyed at just how incompetent the Storm Troopers and Tie pilots are at hitting things. It's honestly distracting at this point for 6 of them to miss someone in the wide open, and then Mando just one-shots all of them. I think there was only a single hit from an "Empire" trooper this week, a dink on Mando's armor. And about 400 misses. Hell the tie fighters couldn't even hit the transport ship. I think the gun was disabled from debris for a downed Tie, right? We get the joke, now let's have some minimal competence from our supposedly fearsome antagonist
 

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I know it's basically an in-joke at this point, but I am getting a little annoyed at just how incompetent the Storm Troopers and Tie pilots are at hitting things. It's honestly distracting at this point for 6 of them to miss someone in the wide open, and then Mando just one-shots all of them. I think there was only a single hit from an "Empire" trooper this week, a dink on Mando's armor. And about 400 misses. Hell the tie fighters couldn't even hit the transport ship. I think the gun was disabled from debris for a downed Tie, right? We get the joke, now let's have some minimal competence from our supposedly fearsome antagonist
well they did do a bit of work last year showing us why the after the empire troopers were so inept
but yeah, back to back episodes with the same running through halls away from troopers who can shoot until they can is a bit much
like when Lando got to the lava pit, the guy from 70yds away nailed him, but the two guys 10 ft behind him missed big time
 

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I know it's basically an in-joke at this point, but I am getting a little annoyed at just how incompetent the Storm Troopers and Tie pilots are at hitting things. It's honestly distracting at this point for 6 of them to miss someone in the wide open, and then Mando just one-shots all of them. I think there was only a single hit from an "Empire" trooper this week, a dink on Mando's armor. And about 400 misses. Hell the tie fighters couldn't even hit the transport ship. I think the gun was disabled from debris for a downed Tie, right? We get the joke, now let's have some minimal competence from our supposedly fearsome antagonist
Yeah, even though I “get it”, I have to admit that the tie fighters not being able to get even close to hitting the transport (in a narrow canyon where the car couldn’t really maneuver/dodge at all) was pretty hard for me to take.

Still really enjoyed the episode, but I agree that it’s time to build up the Storm Troopers at least a bit.
 

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Yeah, even though I “get it”, I have to admit that the tie fighters not being able to get even close to hitting the transport (in a narrow canyon where the car couldn’t really maneuver/dodge at all) was pretty hard for me to take.

Still really enjoyed the episode, but I agree that it’s time to build up the Storm Troopers at least a bit.
The crazy thing is that in the first movie, they immediately capture Leia but they had set their gun to stun. Maybe they should switch to stun seeing as how it was also a big arse halo looking thing that was half the size of Leia.
 

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I just realized something very minor,
when Baby Yoda used the force to get the cookies, they made it look like it was harder for him to do that over lifting that massive creature to save Mando.
 

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I just realized something very minor,
when Baby Yoda used the force to get the cookies, they made it look like it was harder for him to do that over lifting that massive creature to save Mando.
I think part of that is probably due to survival instinct. He knew Mando's life was in immediate danger so he did what he had to do to save him. Of course, Baby Yoda passed out after that. He was perfectly fine after getting the cookies.
 

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I just realized something very minor,
when Baby Yoda used the force to get the cookies, they made it look like it was harder for him to do that over lifting that massive creature to save Mando.
In addition to what Dave said, the macaroons are a smaller target that he doesn’t want to damage. The Child was also trying to be sneaky on that one. I’m willing to accept we’re going out on limbs here, but I don’t think they’re doing much on accident at this point.
 

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Just watched a couple of breakdown videos on Youtube. Man, there's all sorts of stuff that I didn't know / notice.
 

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