Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

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Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby Nova Hawk » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:34 am

I've been debating this over for a while. What species would the Clone Troopers of the Galactic Republic be labeled under? Would they be Human or Mandalorian? Cuz they were all cloned from a single infamous Mandalorian named Jango Fett and so once they cloned the troopers, they would still have the genes from the original DNA, no matter how many times it was transmitted they would still contain the same DNA molecules as Jango.

So my guess is they would all be Mandalorians at heart but their love is for the defense of the Republic to not let it fall into Separatists hands.

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Re: Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby AQT » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:53 am

Human is a species, and Mandalorian is a cultural group. So clones of Jango Fett are definitely humans.

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Re: Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby THEWULFMAN » Wed Apr 20, 2011 6:52 am

AQT wrote:Human is a species, and Mandalorian is a cultural group. So clones of Jango Fett are definitely humans.



I concur :plokoon:

To be honest, if you knew (fixed)that Manalorians were human, I find it a little racist....

Just because they are clones from him means they will act like him?

If you cloned a person of African decent, would they like Rap music?
If you cloned a person of Chinese Decent, would they be good at math?
Etc.


If you thought they were different species, like you kinda mentioned, then ignore me entirely. Except the I concur part :P
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Re: Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby Teancum » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:32 am

Reading a little too much into it, aren't you Wulf?

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Re: Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby Lephenix » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:39 am

THEWULFMAN wrote:
AQT wrote:Human is a species, and Mandalorian is a cultural group. So clones of Jango Fett are definitely humans.



I concur :plokoon:

To be honest, if you didn't know that Manalorians were human, I find it a little racist....

Just because they are clones from him means they will act like him?

If you cloned a person of African decent, would they like Rap music?
If you cloned a person of Chinese Decent, would they be good at math?
Etc.


If you thought they were different species, like you kinda mentioned, then ignore me entirely. Except the I concur part :P


That was just a simple question and AQT answered it fine.

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Re: Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby THEWULFMAN » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:45 am

Teancum wrote:Reading a little too much into it, aren't you Wulf?



I find lots of things racist so probably I am.

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Re: Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby Nova Hawk » Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:58 pm

AQT wrote:Human is a species, and Mandalorian is a cultural group. So clones of Jango Fett are definitely humans.

Well, the main thing I was mainly asking is that since the troopers were cloned from a Mandalorian, would they still have Mandalorian in their blood or would they just be classified as Human?

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Re: Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby commandoCC-9811 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:11 pm

since that mandalorians are a group of humans taken off of the "real" mandalorians, that are at that time extinct, they are both mandalorians and humans in a sense. If you want it in a general view of species, they are humans, but if you want to narrow it down in the human field, they are cloned mandalorians.
(I think there is a "Way Of Passage" tradition that the mandalorians follow, so that anyone who tries to say their a "mandalorian" has to pass the test/tests to prove that they really are on. I'm not exactly sure about it though.)

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Re: Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby Fluffy_the_ic » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:23 pm

Nova Hawk wrote:Well, the main thing I was mainly asking is that since the troopers were cloned from a Mandalorian, would they still have Mandalorian in their blood or would they just be classified as Human?

Jango Fett has no "Mandalorian Blood." He was a (I think) Kuati boy who was orphaned in a battle and was adopted by a human male who followed the Mandalorian culture. The Mandalorians believed that adoptive families were no different from actual bloodlines, and not to mention one doesn't have to be a human to be Mandalorian.

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Re: Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby Twilight_Warrior » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:37 pm

commandoCC-9811 wrote:since that mandalorians are a group of humans taken off of the "real" mandalorians, that are at that time extinct, they are both mandalorians and humans in a sense.

I think you just confused the Mandalorians with the Sith.

Anyway, in my mind, being a Mandalorian is closer in comparison to being an American. It's not really what's in your blood, it's where you're from and how you act based on your surrounding culture.

Consider this scenario: I have a friend (two, actually. Twins) who were born in Brazil. However, they were born on an American military base and raised by their two American parents. So are they Brazilian, American, or just human?
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"But TW, there are already regulations about that saying that the base is US territory so that they are Americans."
Hush. Just go with it for now.

Similarly, the clone troopers were not born directly on Mandalore. As Fluffy pointed out, neither was Jango. But they were "raised" (read: "trained") by Mandalorians and therefore have the Mandalorian culture instilled in them (according to Karen Traviss. If you're going with TCW, they could have been "raised" by a whole assortment of different bounty hunters with different backgrounds).

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Re: Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby commandoCC-9811 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:43 am

Twilight_Warrior wrote:I think you just confused the Mandalorians with the Sith.

No, not really, the human mandalorian cult on mandalore took their ferocious ideals from the original mandalorian species. But, in a way, it is like the Sith species and the Sith that took their name.

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Re: Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby Teancum » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:45 am

How about simply: Humans by blood, Mandolorian by nature?

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Re: Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby THEWULFMAN » Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:58 am

Teancum wrote:How about simply: Humans by blood, Mandolorian by nature?



S..ss.s.s.SIMPLY, are you mad!?!?!?! :P

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Re: Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby commandoCC-9811 » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:30 pm

I love indepth conversations about genetic relations and fundamentals and biological processes of living organisms in complex dialog.
I can't be sss...sss...simple! :runaway:
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Re: Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby Nova Hawk » Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:14 pm

Teancum wrote:How about simply: Humans by blood, Mandolorian by nature?

I like that, Tean. I might just have to go put that up on my facebook.

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Re: Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby CalvaryCptMike » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:47 pm

The answer to this question is so stupidly simple:
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Clones are humans that are of mandolorian descent.

Done. :yes:

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Re: Clone Troopers: Humans or Mandalorians?

Postby THEWULFMAN » Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:41 am

Wookiepedia wrote:During their development, Jango Fett made a point of instilling the Mandalorian ethos into each and every one of the clones, presumably as a way to carry on the Mandalorian legacy. This was particularly true of the army's upper echelon and special forces. This quickly spread to include Mando'a, the language of the Mandalorians, the use of which became widespread among the clones. The Mandalorian influence was particularly strong among the Republic Commandos, as nearly all of those who had trained them were once Mandalorian warriors.

Although the Mandalorian culture had a strong impact on the clone commandos, the more common-issued clones, who composed the majority of clones in the Grand Army, were nevertheless devoted to the Galactic Republic without question, thus placing their loyalty to the Republic over all other emotions or interests. When the Mandalorian Protectors, led by none other than the renegade clone Spar, emerged on the side of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, many clones began to reject their Mandalorian heritage due to the fact that the Mandalorians had become enemies of the Republic. It was a major blow to the clone army's "brothers all" affection for each other, as seen when the 2nd Airborne Company made no attempt to hide their dislike for Omega Squad and any other clone that placed their interests in the Mandalorian culture above their loyalty to the Republic

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