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The Terrifying Clones The Sith Wanted For the Clone Army

The Terrifying Clones The Sith Wanted For the Clone Army

We all know the Clone Troopers from Star Wars, who are based on Jango Fett. However, the original idea for the Clone Army wasn’t to use a human male. 

The first plan was to use a different species that could resist Jedi mind tricks. But due to the characteristics of that species, the Sith Lords decided to switch to using humans. 

Here’s why the first concept for the Clone Troopers wasn’t Jango Fett or the human species. 

Let’s get started.

The Sith Lord Behind Clone Army’s Creation

If we follow the Star Wars timeline, you know that Emperor Palpatine is often credited as the mastermind behind the Clone Army idea, right? But here’s the twist: that’s not entirely true. 

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The real brains behind the Clone Army concept is Darth Plagueis, who happens to be Darth Sidious’ mentor. 

In James Luceno’s novel Darth Plagueis, that Plagueis used his civilian identity as Hego Damask, a financial lobbyist associated with Damask Holdings, to fund the creation of the Clone Army. 

Back in 52 BBY, Plagueis even had discussions with the Kaminoans about the possibility of developing a clone army—one that would eventually wipe out the Jedi Order.

The First Model of Clone Trooper Wasn’t Jango Fett

You know how we’ve seen Jango Fett as the face of the Clone Troopers in the Star Wars movies? 

Well, here’s the twist: that wasn’t the original plan. 

Darth Plagueis and Emperor Palpatine initially had a different idea.

They wanted to use a species called the Yinchorri as the template for the Clone Army. 

These Yinchorri soldiers believed their immunity to many Force powers would give the Sith an edge over the Jedi.

Reason Why Plagueis Choose Yinchorri as the Template of the Clone Army

To test the Yinchorri, the Sith Lords orchestrated a mini war between them and the Jedi. These fierce warriors proved their strength by defeating seven Jedi, including a Council member. 

However, the Yinchorri were poor strategists and easily manipulated by those who preyed on their naivety.

During the conflict, the Yinchorri were unpredictable and resisted the Kaminoans’ efforts to clone them into obedient soldiers. The Sith realized that the Yinchorri’s aggression and Force immunity would be problematic for their New Order.

So, they changed their plan. Instead of using the Yinchorri, they chose humans for their Clone Army. 

Each human clone would have a mind-controlling inhibitor chip implanted, ensuring their obedience.


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