Yoda was Almost Drawn to the Dark Side During the Clone Wars

There is little doubt that people believe Yoda is that one Jedi who was powerful enough to almost make a difference during the Clone Wars. After all, Star Wars already confirmed that Yoda was somehow aware of Order 66 and had the means to prevent it if he had only considered the vision he had about a greater evil. However, it looks like even Yoda almost ended up joining the Dark Side while the Republic was at war.

The Clone Wars was understandably a stressful period for the Jedi. All of them had to fight for the Republic believing that the Clone Troopers were their loyal allies. However, Yoda was somehow wary of the clones because of their loyalty. At one point, the Jedi Master even had a Force vision that revealed to him that there was a greater evil at hand. Unfortunately, Yoda misinterpreted the vision, which led to him failing to warn the Jedi about the clones that would eventually slaughter them.

The conflict was difficult for Yoda, as he admits to Ezra Bridger in the second season of Star Wars Rebels. In the episode Shroud of Darkness, Yoda appears to Ezra and shares his memories of the Clone Wars.

"Padawan, thousands of Jedi once there were. Then came war. In our arrogance, join the conflict swiftly we did. Fear, anger, hate. Consumed by the dark side the Jedi were. ... A long time, fought I did. Consumed by fear I was, though see it I did not," Yoda said.

It's an interesting throwback to what Yoda initially said to Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. "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," he said to the boy. Sadly, he would go through the same fear only a few years later although he managed to avoid joining the Dark Side.

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