After order 66 the empire began recruiting non-clones.
Wrong. The clones are all dead by this time in the story. Remember how 5he clones went through a speed up process? Yea they died shortly after the clone wars. The imperial army is conscription based from the populous who belive in unification of the universe.
@Scarlet Link, I may be wrong because im no expert, but they kept cloning for a while before they ended the program. And I believe some clones lived passed this point - though I may be wrong still since im no expert times or the whole story. There is a video I saw that explains survivors in both lores if you want to find that on Youtube.
@ JCLEMZ, they stopped cloneing pretty shortly after the clone war although some clones were shown to be alive aboullt 3-5 years before a new hope but by then they were we physicly in their 60s-70s
@ JCLEMZ, one of the first things the Empire did was destroy the Kaminoan cloning factories, which were producing around 95% of the Republic's clone soldiers. They did this so the Kaminoans wouldn't just make their own army to fight against the Empire.
@Scarlet Link, this is inaccurate. The imperial 501st legion was a group of clones that served Vader, and in episode 4 when the death star blew up most of them were killed but the rest joined the blockade in the battle of yavin 4
@ JCLEMZ, yeh but the survivors aren't in the empire. The same thing they did is what they do in the force awakens. And even say why don't you just clone. Again check YouTube
@ JCLEMZ, the only clones that were left after the war was the 501st and they served Darth Vader directly. I cannot recall what happened to them in any book so I assume they died off as well.
@Mortimer Smith Sr, the 501st did serve under Vader, but they underwent the same speed up as the rest (aside from boba) so considering all the other clones had died we can safely assume that the clone 501st died before episode 4.
@Scarlet Link, sry they were not the only ones left but rather the only notable ones left
@Scarlet Link, They actually aren't all dead by this time. But the empire wasn't using them anymore.
@TotalSchediophiliac, yea I mispoke I fixed what I said in another comment above yours.
@Scarlet Link, Oh. I was too lazy to read through. Well never mind then!
@Scarlet Link, you're actually half right. There are still living clones in the time of A New Hope. They're all old, and there aren't many of them, but there still are.
In Star Wars Rebels, we see some of the units from the Clone Wars show, including Rex.
In Star Wars Battlefront 2, there's a mission where the 501st have to combat a renegade unit of clones.
@I Are Lebo, although I dare to counter with the fact that battle front 2 was based on the movies primarily, and no where in the movies does it specifically say what happened with the clones. We have to go to the expanded universe to find that out.
@I Are Lebo, as for commando Gregor and captain rex and the commando squad from the 2007/8 game they are to be assumed dead given they age faster than Obi-Wan and yet Obi-Wan is an old man by the 4th.
@Scarlet Link, Obi-Wan breaks continuity with his age, so he can't be used as an example of anything. Either he aged super-duper fast and is still in his early to mid fifties in episode 4 (despite looking and acting like an 80+ year old man), or the time gap between episodes 3 and 4 isn't accurate.
Either way, there's a lot of info that's still considered canon that isn't directly mentioned in the films. A prime example is that nowhere in the original trilogy is the wookie home planet mentioned, but it was officially Kashyyk long before episode 3 took us there.
@Scarlet Link, the problem with being a Star Wars fan is the series is more loaded with plot holes than a road in long beach.
@I Are Lebo, true I can tell your a big fan too so I enjoy these discussions
@ JCLEMZ, they never ended it. They still use it for last case measures that's why they dropped the line about clones in 7. But they get worse ad worse as they get cloned.
@I Are Lebo, a new hope is 19 years after revenge of the sith as the empirial purge started shortly after luke was born and it ended by the distruction of the death star 19 years later meaning luke is 19 and the gap was 19 years
@The Amazing Chipmunk, officially, yes. It's 19 years. But logically, it makes no sense. Luke looks like he is in his mid 20s and acts like he is a teenager.
Obi Wan is no older than 40 in episode 3 but is at least 80 in episode 4.
Yoda is physically fit in episode 3 but insane and dying in episode 5 That one may be understandable. Humans are devastated by isolation, but Yoda was already the last of his species. As a Jedi he should have been used to solitude.
My point is, yes, the official gap is 19 years. But there's a lot evidence that disagrees with that figure.
@I Are Lebo, i know its a little thing but im a really big fan, yoda was not the last of his speicies in episoid 1, Yadal was also on the Jedi council, he is said to have force poweres so strong that he doesnt use a lightsaber he just controlles their body, he was designed as a very early sketch for Yoda but they put him in anyway.
@ JCLEMZ, I kinda feel like I started a war here by briefly remembering some facts that were later pointed out by others... Sorry.
Cloning copies physical appearances. Skill is learned. For example, If I made a clone of myself he wouldn't be able to pleasure your mom as good as i do. It takes lots of practice
@buzz killinton, Not really. When you have a clitoris the size of a wiffle ball bat even adults who can't find the reason kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch know how to make your dad feel insignificant.
@buzz killinton, whoever downvoted you jipped you from top comment...
@Scarlet Link, there are trolls everywhere I guess.
Thank you though, scarlet
There's a video on YouTube explaining why they seem like terrible shots but actually aren't, it's an interesting video and (if he's right lol) it's a good example of how in-depth the series is beneath it's surface
Not clones. Just stormtroopers. Stormtroopers that just happen to be terrible shots
@StarJammer, Darth Vader told them to miss. They tracked the ship so they could find the rebel base on yavin IV
Yeah, cos the films would have been so much better if they were all crack shots and took out all the main characters the first time they fought.....
Not to mention the majority of storm troopers aren't clones...
Ugh...Monday morning. Im really sleepy
They're not bad at shooting if you look at the theories about them. And besides, those bounty hunters aren't very good. Bobba Fett never really accomplished anything.
They ain't cloned, they are however freaking rubbish at shooting straight