During a Star Wars comic set, Clone Wars, we see Anakin Skywalker questioning a Republic Admiral’s orders. It reflects that Anakin was heavily influenced by Qui-Gon’s moral philosophy. However, unlike other depictions of the character, in the Star Wars comic: Age of Republic, Anakin Skywalker put weight on Anakin’s disagreements with the process of Clone Wars.
The Clone Wars was a battle between the Separatists and the Galactic Republic that expanded over the span of three years. Both sides had major differences: the Galactic Republic used human-clone armies created on Kamino by the long-dead Jedi Sifo Dyas. The Separatists, however, commissioned an army of Battle Droids with no soul and meant to follow orders. The Galactic Republic also had an intelligence service that participated in covert missions to collect intelligence about the Separatists. Unfortunately, this also meant that the Republic was at risk of being fed false information to make it seem like they were attacking innocents.
Star Wars: Age of Republic: Anakin Skywalker was written by Jodyhouser and featured art by Cory Smith, Wilton Santos, and Wilton Santos. The comic begins with Anakin’s view of a battle in the Corvair Sector between Separatist and Republic forces. Anakin discovers that all the human workers in the foundry will be affected when Republic Admiral Yularen proposes to destroy an entire foundry of droids located on the third moon of Kudos. He claims that the attack will result in “killing all inside.” The attack will result in the death of all living beings and not droid soldiers. The young Jedi resents this plan and reminds Yularen that the beings within “aren’t soldiers.” They’re workers.” They’re workers.” These workers are contracted to do their jobs. At the same time, soldiers are ready for battle and are aware of the possibility of their death on the battlefield.
When discussing the matter with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin says, “Isn’t that the whole purpose the Jedi are a component of this war?” To save lives.” Anakin’s disapproval of the idea of killing people for the sake of a successful war effort echos Qui-Gon’s belief that Jedi are more concerned with being a tool of war against the external Republic than they are about the internal Order’s responsibility to all planets.
Anakin’s challenge to Admiral Yularen’s orders shows that Anakin is more in line with the Jedi Order’s original mission of being peacekeepers throughout the galaxy rather than blind soldiers following orders. Anakin Skywalker’s strict adherence to the Jedi Code, much like Qui-Gon Jinn, helps him understand war’s controversial aspects and consequences. This shows that even though Palpatine was grooming him, his morality kept the good in him. Ironically, Anakin’s disapproval of the killing of innocents contradicts Darth Vader’s slaughter of Jedi and younglings during Order 66, which he acknowledges as his darkest act. This Clone Wars conflict is a perfect example of Anakin Skywalker’s morality in his battle with the dark side. It also resembles Quigon Jinn’s beliefs throughout Star Wars.