20 Things You Somehow Missed In Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Did you catch the subtle Harrison Ford tribute present throughout Star Wars: The Clone Wars?

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Without question one of the most important periods in the vast history of Star Wars, the epic Clone Wars saw planets ripped apart, many lives being lost, and the eventual rise of an Empire as both the Jedi Order and Republic fell.

And with so much potential for glorious and fascinating tales to be told about this three-year spell of galactic warfare between the Galactic Republic and Confederacy of Independent Systems, a.k.a. the Separatists, a spin-off project focusing on that time period was just begging to be created.

Following on from the first stab at bringing these wars to the small-screen in the form of Genndy Tartakovsky's 2003 animated show, George Lucas, Dave Filoni, and many other creative minds over at Lucasfilm then eventually opted to kick off a 3-D animated take on the galaxy-changing war with a theatrical feature.

Two months on from that not exactly well-received August 15, 2008 release, an eventually far more celebrated series finally got underway, one further exploring the compelling relationships between the likes of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, whilst also introducing the world to new complex faces like Ahsoka Tano and Cad Bane.

And with seven seasons, over-flowing with wonderful adventures and unexpected twists and turns, eventually dropping on the likes of Cartoon Network, Netflix, and Disney+ over the years, it was only natural for a few of the less obvious but no less brilliant details to slip under the radar - even after multiple rewatches of the fantastic animated war drama.

But those days of overlooking everything from intriguing eyes, to subtle connections to Star Wars icons and other legendary franchises in this magnificent series will be over once you reach the end of this mighty list.

20. Count Dooku's Brief Sith Eyes

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Unlike the majority of the other Sith Lords found blasting Jedi with lightning and trying to slice them in two with their bleeding red lightsaber, Count Dooku's eyes don't actually ever turn yellow during his appearances in Episode II - Attack of the Clones or Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.

For those unaware, the reason a Sith's eyes change colour to that sinister yellowy and red is down to the fact that eyes are the window to the soul in Star Wars, with that eye change being a result of a person's uncontrollable rage burning within them.

With Dooku being a largely composed individual and a person who largely just wanted to bring an end to the corruption he saw within the Galactic Senate throughout the films, then - and seemingly not being entirely consumed by anger and hate like a Darth Maul, for example - it made sense that his eyes didn't go through that same change... in the movies, at least.

There were actually a few moments there in the Clone Wars where they did, highlighting how Dooku wasn't always an entirely calm and collected dark side user.

Dooku's fight with Anakin on Tatooine during the Clone Wars movie in 2008 and the scenes showing him training Maul's brother Savage Oppress in season three's 'Witches of the Mist' episode both contain a yellow-eyed Dooku during a few blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments.

And while on the subject of eyes...


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