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REBELS Vs. CLONE WARS

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Rebels' started by Bligh, Nov 1, 2016.

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Which do you prefer, Rebels or Clone Wars?

  1. Rebels

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  2. Clone Wars

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    43.6%
  3. Both Equally

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  4. *yawn* Neither

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  1. Legend Knight

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    Clone Wars is a far superior show even though I like Rebels.
     
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    I think its tough because Rebels feels much more relevant because of the movies all based either in the OT or ST era so its presenting a subconscious bias for some depending on whether you prefer the PT or other eras.

    I think the top Rebels episodes are great, but I feel like the episodes all seem clipped due to time constrictions. The best episodes are the two parters or episodes that speak to the lore. Currently I've been unimpressed with season 3 outside of the beginning.
     
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    Sooooooooooooooooo True
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    The first season of the clone wars was all about space ships and grievous's weapon. I didn't really feel like the clone wars had a story except the return of Darth maul other than that most of the others were filler episodes. This is just my opinion
     
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    So, I just finished Season 2 of Rebels last night, and that season had some pretty good call-backs to TCW, and one of my most favorite Clone Trooper scenes of all time.

    I am currently re-watching "The Clone Wars," and am somewhere in season 4. I watched by release first time, and am watching "per continuity," this time, and it actually helps TCW quite a bit.

    I like TCW quite a lot, though on my second viewing, find myself drifting off, at times due to something being "boring," but I like the way the show spread out to other corners of the GFFA, and focused on "B" and "C" characters. Rebels misses that, so far.

    I re-watched Rebels, going into season 2, and it has a lot more weak-spots, starting off.

    Mostly, I find them to be equally entertaining, and it seems like Rebels is growing up a little.
     
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  5. Alaskan Nerfherder

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    Clone Wars story line seemed to have a much bigger scale to it and a lot more characters. Where as Rebels storyline is a little smaller and personal.
    I like both, but there were always some episodes of TCW where I got a little bored.
    Granted there have been a couple episodes of Rebels where things slowed down, but I still enjoy each episode.
    I love the cross over characters from TCW to Rebels
    Rex and Ahsoka
    Maul and soon to be Obi-Wan

    Overall, I think Rebels will surpass TCW as the better series by next season.
     
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    The difference with TCW and Rebels is that in TCW we get a story within the PT. its in the middle of the whole clone war saga and we see more Jedi/Sith envolvment with what is going on in the storyline. in Rebels we get what happens after order 66 and one Jedi(kanan) who survived the order and is fighting to keep the jedi side of the force alive.

    They invested alot into Rebels with the addiditon to Rex, Ahsoka, Saw, Hando and with that adding key characters with major significant in the Rebels storyline that it feeds into SW story in whole. Yoda, Vader, Leia, Maul, Now Obi-Wan it makes a strong case for Rebels characters to feel more into the whole storyline of SW. R1 is not that much of a case.
     
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    I love both shows equally. The Clone Wars dives deeper into the prequel era and gives us some interesting stuff. Meanwhile, Rebels manages to connect the original and prequel eras together and teams old characters up with new characters.
     
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    The Clone Wars. I enjoy Rebels, but it's got a long way to go before it reaches the heights of The Clone Wars for me.
     
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    If Rebels can go 5-6 season like TCW then it could be as equal to it. I think Rebels is starting to get into the whole 2-3 episode story arc like TCW did around season 3. They are investing in the characters during the season with additions to 1-2 added characters every season. We get maul, thrawn, Ahsoka, Vader, Yoda, now Obi-wan during the season which make it a good storyline within EP 3-4. TCW was good cause it was within the PT and the story was more rich in the war which why some didnt like the PT or lack certain flair. Rebels strength is the survival of Kanan, since he is the only Jedi we get and the only Jedi Vader knows to be alive. Ezra and Sabine hold weight as solo stories and Hera/Zeb are the ones who hold the rebelion intact with chopper base.

    In all the Rebels story is unique due to the fact that its was the only story between 3-4 before R1 and it holds its own in the fact that its not tied with R1.
     
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    You're not wrong. Rebels has a lot of potential. It just hasn't hit its stride yet.
     
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    Even with watching Season 3 so far, I strongly feel that Rebels looks so much more beautiful than the Clone Wars. The worlds look like they're from a film. The small details covered are just amazing.

    I also strongly feel that Rebels is slightly more relevant - but obviously I'm biased.

    Halfway through Season 3 of Rebels and I still prefer it to Clone Wars.
     
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    I personally love both, they are great shows that add much to the overall Star Wars saga.
    However, while I am a fan of a lot of what Rebels does, I do think that The Clone Wars is the superior show.
    The arc structure of The Clone Wars allowed for more room to breathe and the story to develop, as well as smaller, intimate character moments, constrasting with Rebels' often single 20 minute episodes which makes the story feel crammed and rushed a lot of the time.
    I will say that the first two seasons of The Clone Wars, while fun and enjoyable, were incredibly superfluous, and that Rebels has an advantage in that regard.
    While there are episodes and ongoing narratives that are well done, it must be noted that Rebels does have a bit of a problem in regards to filler episodes. The Clone Wars also had these kinds of episodes of course, but even when there was a filler story it often felt like they were still at least trying something, an attempt to add something. I don't get that feeling with Rebels.
    It also has a serious disadvantage in a pretty major area- the main character.
    While Ahsoka had problems in the first two seasons, it helped as part of her overall development into a mature and wonderful character that many people look up to.
    Ezra, for the first two seasons of Rebels, has similar issues to Ahsoka, he has enjoyable moments but also can be a bit annoying in his character. However, whereas by the time of season three with Ahsoka where she changed along with the show, Ezra has not. In fact, I think his flaws are getting worse. And while this could tie into his slow descent into the Dark Side, they seem to have completely dropped that plot line. His holier-than-thou, sanctimonious attitude, his immaturity, and his self-importance as well as his dismissal of other characters is becoming a major problem for me in my enjoyment of his character and the show.
     
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    I think both are equally good while clone wars gives more insight on the time period between episode 2 and 3 and also anak insurance life and his new padawan rebels also gives us insight on how the rebellion started
     
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    Quite opposite
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    Brutal call for me....I love the setup and time period of Rebels a lot more than TCW by a country mile. Having said that, TCW has a ton of great content and is probably better as a WHOLE....but I will absolutely re-visit this question when Rebels series is complete (and for the record, I love Rebels).
     
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    I like that CW shows us more of the cool jedi we only get a flash of in the PT, like plo koon and shaak ti. And rebels has some great characters, I think hera, kanan, sabine, and the recanonized thrawn are great. I find ezra to be annoying and I think things like him using the sith holocron aren't treated like as big a deal as they should be. For both series, I think maul has been made much less cool than in TPM, and Hondo is really irritating. I remind myself that they're targeting a younger audience, so I cut them some slack. I guess they both have enough pros and cons that I'm not sure which I like better.
     
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    They are both good. But CW has the edge just cause it was well financed and GL had his hands also in it. it gave so much canon into the PT that you have to know how certain people are and become. it also gives us Ahsoka and Saw in Rebels. I like Rebels cause you get another surviving Jedi in Kanan and that there are other force wielders in the galaxy. I know you would say you get that in TLJ and all but Rebels foreshadowed TLJ also. when alot of people where saying WTF in some scenes, check out Rebels and there are so much similar ideas they show that makes sense.
     
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    Rebels has some huge strengths, like the overarching plot and characters you get invested in, but also has some terrible moments littered throughout. The animation is generally cheap, and the show pulls it punches. The villains aren't a strong presence either, and it's set during a really dull part of the saga. I also reckon it'll be forgotten about in a few year's time.
     
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    I vastly prefer The Clone Wars over Rebels (heck, it's even my avatar) because, in my opinion, TCW did almost everything better than Rebels. I'd say the voice acting for both is usually phenominal, but other than that, TCW beats Rebels in every other area. Whether or not you like the art style of the characters in TCW, the animation is objectively better, budget wise anyway. The Clone Wars also benefitted from story arcs, making the stories feel less contained. The con-side to that is the fact that every once in a while, we'd get a very weak arc, making it torturous to sit through all 2-4 episodes.

    I personally prefer the main characters of TCW over Rebels, though this isn't very fair as many of them came from the movies and have had more time to develop.

    My personal favorite character from TCW (that wasn't in the movies) is Ahsoka Tano, because she sets a good example for us viewers. I also love how the show developed the clones from faceless soldiers of the Republic and making them each their own individual. Rex and Fives are my personal favorite Clone Troopers and their Umbara arc was one of the best arcs in the entire show. I also love what the show did with Anakin Skywalker (my favorite version of the character), Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Maul. Whenever I read a book or comic with these three characters, I always imagine them with their voices from this show. Heck, Jar Jar didn't bug me as much in this show as he did in the movies.

    From Rebels, my favorite character is Agent "Hot" Kallus. Like Ahsoka, they were able to develop him from a boring, unlikable character into a character that you like and root for. They both have arcs with twists that you weren't expecting and are really kick-butt characters. I also really like Kanan Jarrus: a smart-mouthed cowboy Jedi who survived Order 66. I really like how mysterious he is to the other characters. While I don't like her as much as other people, I do quite like Hera Syndulla. Grand Admiral Thrawn, Darth Vader, Grand Moff Tarkin, Ben Kenobi, Lando Calrissian, and other pre-existing characters are great, but sometimes I feel that the show uses them as a crutch too much. While some people hate him, I find Ezra Bridger to be a mixed bag. He feels very inconsistent and doesn't get reprimidated enough in my eyes. I liked Zeb in Season 2, but other than that, I don't really care for him. I do like Steve Blum though.

    However, I do feel that the antagonists of both shows can be a bit... underwhelming, I suppose? I don't really like how TCW handled General Grievous, for example. While more consistent with the movies than 2003's Clone Wars, he just feels very generic. There were some episodes that he was pretty good in, and I really liked him in the Son of Dathomir comic. Also, I didn't really like Asajj Ventress until Season 3 TBH. A lot of the time, the Empire can be a joke in Rebels. They somehow made the moronic Stormtroopers of the Original Trilogy even more idiotic. They also really weakened Death Troopers in my eyes. The Empire can be so incompetent that in every other episode, a Star Destroyer is blown up. Oddly enough though, I think the villains in Rebels and TCW are tied. From Rebels, I like the Grand Inquisitor, Rukh, those Imperial Sentry Droids, and some of the obvious ones like Vader and Thrawn. Still, with TCW, those Seperatist Commando droids are very intimidating, the buzz droids send a shiver up your spine, and the Umbarans' technology made them a worthy foe. Sidious, Savage Oppress, Maul, and Pre Vizula are other worthy mentions.

    I think that the music and settings are pretty good in both. As for the action, I prefer TCW, not just because it was more mature, but also because they showed more losses on both sides, something which Rebels is starting to get better at. I do think Rebels has TCW beat when it comes to space combat, though it does have much more of it. The stories in Rebels tend to be somewhat small scale and repetitive IMO, though there is more of variety to them. I also think tone wise, TCW is better. (I would take Season 1 of Rebels over Season 1 of TCW any day though.) Both shows have their strengths and weaknesses, but I feel TCW is just better overall. However, from laying out my thoughts here, I've learned that Rebels does actually beat or meet TCW in a few aspects. This is just my opinion though, and I hope that I've presented both sides fairly.
     
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