What the hell is this "a unit is not a clone" crap springing up again?
Let's put that wanker myth to bed again right here.
"Two hundred thousand units are ready, with another million well on the way."
"Those items you saw on the parade ground were started ten years ago, when Sifo-Dyas first placed the order, and they're already mature."
AotC Novelization, Ch. 15
The units you will soon see on the parade ground we started ten years ago, when Sifo-Dyas first placed the order, and they're already mature and quite ready for duty."
The callousness of it all struck Obi-Wan profoundly. Units. Final product. These were living beings they were talking about. Living, breathing, and thinking. To create clones for such a singular purpose, under such control, even stealing half their childhood for efficiency, assaulted his sense of right and wrong, and the fact that a Jedi Master had begun all of this was almost too much to digest.
AotC Novelization, Ch. 16:
"Yes, Master," Obi-Wan said. "Prime Minister Lama Su has informed me that the first battalion of clone troopers are ready for delivery. He also wanted me to remind you that if we require more--and they've another million well on the way to completion--it will take more time to grow them."
"A million clone warriors?" Mace Windu asked in disbelief.
"Yes, Master. They say Master Sifo-Dyas placed the order for the clone army almost ten years ago. I was under the impression he was killed before that. Did the Council ever authorize the creation of a clone army?"
(( Bolding mine on Windu's words. ))
Clone Wars Clone Numbers Point
I was searching for this message earlier and decided to post it here for easier finding in the future. The moneyshot is at the end (naturally):
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