I have a pet theory that I dreamed up before digging very deeply into the EU about Jango and his motives for getting involved in the Clone Wars.
Keep in mind I haven't read any of the books (and are there comics that deal with this??) concerning Jango's early life and the training of the clones, so if this is TOTALLY impossible, please let me know.
We know Jango was the last leader of the True Mandalorians, right? But what then?? The general impession seems to be that he left his life as a Mandalorian and hired himself out to the highest bidder, totally moving on from his past life.
I don't believe it; once a Mando, always a Mando
I think Jango had a much deeper motive for taking the cloning contract.
What if he wanted to reform the Mandalorian clans?? I know this is a huge leap, but isn't it possibe that he planned to use the clone army for a Mandalorian Crusade?? This will likely never be more then a figment of my wildest alternat history dreams, but the pieces are in place.
You have the last leader of the high idealed True Mandalorians. He is allowed to live in the facility where the clones are being created; giving him access to their pre-birth programing/mind conditioning. And he is alowed to train the eliets of this clone army personally.
Also, has anyone figured why he wanted a personal clone for himself?? To raise as his right hand General/second in command, possably??
If he had survived the arena, he would have gone on with his master plan of liberating the clones from the Republic and turning them against their masters on a great Crusade!!!
I know it's probably too late to re-write most of this stuff; but it's one hell of a alternate history!
I am (or at least was before digging into the Internet and realizing how big the Star Wars Expanded Universe was) an aspiring writer and have a few chapters on this subject. Most of it I came up with off the top of my head a few years ago with the help of a few source books I got my hands on, and am sure most of it is totally contrary to canon material. But if there are any writers out there who are interested, I'd love to have someone check out my work. (it's a VERY rough draft, so accept it at your own risk )