Best Mace Windu Quotes From the Star Wars Prequel Movies

One of George Lucas' earliest creations for his Star Wars universe was a fellow in his original script, Mace Windy. Mace. Windy. Yes, really.

This name was never used for the original trilogy, but when the prequel films were being developed, the character of Mace Windu was given life. Played with a pomp solemness by Samuel Jackson, Mace had a few critical moments in the prequel films.

While he's not the most popular character in the franchise, he does live with the distinction of killing Jango Fett and being the only Jedi to best Palpatine in a sword fight.

Here are some of Windu's best quotes from the Star Wars prequelsir?source=bk&t=postgamelobby 20&bm id=default&l=ktl&linkId=095059ba34cef2215ffa9d5ee73d2ff6& cb=1560820821933.

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

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Qui-Gon Jinn [describing his encounter with Darth Maul]: “He had all the lightsaber fighting capabilities and the moves of the Jedi, only faster and more aggressive. My only conclusion… is that it was a Sith lord.”
Ki-Adi-Mundi:Impossible! The Sith are extinct! They have been for nearly a millennium.”
Mace Windu: “I agree. The Sith would not have returned without us sensing it.”
Yoda: Hard to see, the dark side is. We must investigate further before drawing a conclusion to the identity of your adversary.”

Yoda: “How feel you?”
Anakin: “Cold, sir.”
Yoda: “Afraid are you?”
Anakin: “No, sir.”
Yoda: “See through you, we can.”
Mace Windu: “Be mindful of your feelings.”

Ki-Adi-Mundi: “Your thoughts dwell on your mother.”
Anakin: “I miss her.”
Yoda: “Afraid to lose her, I think, hmm?”
Anakin: “What has that got to do with anything?”
Yoda: “Everything! Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you.”

Qui-Gon Jinn: “A boy. His cells have the highest concentration of midi-chlorians I have seen in a life-form. It was possible he was concieved by the midi-chlorians.”
Mace Windu: “You refer to the prophecy of The One who will bring balance to the Force. You believe it's this boy?”

Yoda: “Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice.”
Mace Windu: “But which was destroyed, the master or the apprentice?”

Mace Windu: May the force be with you.”

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

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While The Phantom Menace saw Windu with little more to do than sit around the Jedi Council talking about prophecies, Attack of the Clones offered more insight into the Jedi.

He managed to get his hands dirty on Geonosis, where he got caught up in the battle royal at the end and beheaded Jango Fett.

Mace Windu: “Anakin, escort the Senator back to her planet of Naboo. She'll be safer there. And don't use registered transport. Travel as refugees.”
Yoda: “The Council is confident in its decision, Obi-Wan.”
Mace Windu: “The boy has exceptional skills.”

Mace Windu: “Protect the senator at all costs.”

Mace Windu:This party's over.”

Palpatine: “I will not let this Republic, which has stood for a thousand years, be split in two. My negotiations will not fail.”
Mace Windu: “If they do, you must realize there aren't enough Jedi to protect the Republic. We're keepers of the peace, not soldiers.”

Count Dooku: “Brave but foolish, my old Jedi friend. You are impossibly outnumbered.”
Mace Windu: “I don't think so.”
Count Dooku: “We'll see.”

Yoda: “Blind we are, of creation of this clone army we could not see.”
Mace Windu: “I think it is time we inform the senate that our ability to use the Force has diminished.”

Yoda: “Only a Dark Lord of the Sith knows of our weakness. If informed, the senate is, multiply our adversaries will.”

Mace Windu: “You know, m'lady, that Count Dooku was once a Jedi. He couldn't assassinate anyone. It's not in his character.”

Mace Windu: “We will not be hostages to be bartered, Dooku.”

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

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Time to dance for Windu as he earnt his place in Star Wars lore by defeating Palpatine, only for Anakin to ruin everything by cutting off his arm.

Mace Windu: “May the force be with us all.”

Mace Windu: “The oppression of the Sith will never return! You, my lord, have lost!”
Sidious: “No… no… no! YOU WILL DIE!”
Mace Windu: “I sense a plot to destroy the Jedi. The Dark Side of the Force surrounds the Chancellor.”
Ki-Adi-Mundi: “If he does not give up his emergency powers after the destruction of Grievous, then he must be forcibly removed from office.”
Mace Windu: “It will be tricky. The Jedi Council will have to take control of the Senate to ensure a peaceful transition to a new goverment and a new leadership for the Republic.”
Yoda: “Hmm. To a dark place, this line of thought will carry us. Great care we must take.”

Anakin Skywalker: “Master Windu, I must talk to you.”
Mace Windu: “Not now, Skywalker. We have just received word that Obi-Wan has destroyed General Grievous. We're on our way to make sure the Chancellor returns emergency powers back to the Senate.”

Anakin Skywalker: “He won't give up his power. I just learned the terrible truth. I think Chancellor Palpatine is a Sith Lord.”
Mace Windu: “A Sith Lord?”
Anakin Skywalker: “Yes, the one we've been looking for.”
Mace Windu: “How do you know this?”
Anakin Skywalker: “He knows the ways of the Force. He's been trained to use the Dark Side.”
Mace Windu: “Are you sure?”
Anakin Skywalker: “Absolutely.”
Mace Windu: “Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.”

Yoda: “Allow this appointment lightly, the council does not. Disturbing is this move by Chancellor Palpatine.”
Anakin Skywalker: “I understand.”
Mace Windu: “You are on the council, but we do not grant you the rank of master.”
Anakin Skywalker: “What? How can you do this? This is outrageous, it's unfair.”
Mace Windu: “Take a seat, young Skywalker.”
Anakin Skywalker: “Forgive me, master.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi: “Anakin did not take to his new assignment with much enthusiasm.”
Mace Windu: “It's very dangerous, putting them together. I don't think the boy can handle it. I don't trust him.”
Obi-Wan Kenobi: “With all due respect, Master, is he not the Chosen One? Is he not to destroy the Sith and bring balance to the Force?”
Mace Windu: “So the prophecy says.”
Yoda: “A prophecy that misread could have been.”
Obi-Wan Kenobi: “He will not let me down. He never has.”
Yoda: “I hope right you are.”

Mace Windu: “In the name of the Galactic Senate of the Republic, you're under arrest, Chancellor.”
Supreme Chancellor: “Are you threatening me, Master Jedi?”
Mace Windu: “The senate will decide your fate.”

There we have it. Some sweet quotes said by Mace Windu. Which are your favorites?

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