Order 66

What does Order 66 mean?

Order 66 refers to a directive that leads to the killing of the Jedi order in the Star Wars universe.

Examples of Order 66

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Examples of Order 66
“Commander Cody, the time has come, Execute Order 66 #NewUnitedAirlinesMottos”
Paranormal Corner @ParanormalCorne Twitter (April 15, 2017)
“THE TIME HAS COME!!! TROOPS WE ARE GOING TO WAR!!! ORDER 66 BRADLEY MARTIN FOR STEALING MONEY LIKE M'LORD DID!!!”
Jason Genova - ORDER 66 Facebook (January 19, 2017)
“With Order 66, Trump and Bannon could effectively trigger a waiting militia of citizens to assist with deposing the journalists, political opponents, civil rights advocates, judges and un-American critics who want to disrupt Trump’s bold plans to bring America back to the majesty of its 18th century roots.”
BC Bass, “Success of Rule 19 Against Warren Inspires Trump’s Bizarre Order 66,” The Bennington Vale Evening Transcript (February 8, 2017)

Where does Order 66 come from?

Order 66
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In the 2005 film Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the villain Darth Sidious says, “Commander Cody, the time has come. Execute Order Sixty-Six.” This order makes clone troopers turn against Sidious’ enemies, the Jedi knights, and kill them, setting off what’s known as the Great Jedi Purge. The events leading to Order 66 are elaborated in the sixth season of the animated series Star Wars: the Clone Wars, released in 2014. Order 66 is an important part of Star Wars lore because it lays the groundwork for the plot of the original trilogy.

Who uses Order 66?

Order 66 is used in memes among Star Wars fans, appearing, for instance, in “Keep Calm and Execute Order 66.” Other memes might show a picture of a world leader, like President Obama, President Trump, Queen Elizabeth II, or even Hitler, captioned with “Execute Order 66.” Order 66 can also be used as a verb for killing someone, as in, “He got Order 66’d.”

Amateur bodybuilder Jason Genova, who frequently incorporates Star Wars references throughout his YouTube videos, also uses Order 66 to urge his followers to attack the social media of someone he doesn’t like. Once his Order 66 has been placed, his many fans will make unpleasant comments about, even threats to, his targets online. One Order 66, for instance, was directed against professional bodybuilder Rich Piana, who later playfully reprimanded Genoa, slap-boxing Genova on camera to even the score.

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