Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Season 1, Episode 6 //
Downfall of a Droid Episode Guide
Discovered as a slave on Tatooine by Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker had the potential to become one of the most powerful Jedi ever, and was believed by some to be the prophesied Chosen One who would bring balance to the Force. A hero of the Clone Wars, Anakin was caring and compassionate, but also had a fear of loss that would prove to be his downfall.
Clone Captain Rex served the Republic during the Clone Wars, often taking orders from Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano. He viewed military service as an honor, and he always completed his mission. Fond of using two blaster pistols at the same time, Rex customized his armor with distinctive blue markings. His loyalty to the Republic and his Jedi Generals was absolute, but even this dedicated veteran soldier found himself plagued by doubts as the Clone Wars claimed more lives and brought ruin to more worlds.
A resourceful astromech droid, R2-D2 served Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker in turn, showing great bravery in rescuing his masters and their friends from many perils. A skilled starship mechanic and fighter pilot's assistant, he formed an unlikely but enduring friendship with the fussy protocol droid C-3PO.
Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano escaped from Teth aboard the battered spice freighter Twilight, surviving a crash landing on Tatooine. Anakin had the ship salvaged and repaired for a number of reasons. He'd become fond of her, she'd proved surprisingly maneuverable, she offered Anakin plenty of opportunities for tinkering with machinery, and a nondescript freighter could prove useful on secret missions. While Anakin enjoyed tinkering with the Twilight, she proved difficult to keep spaceworthy -- as Obi-Wan Kenobi discovered when he borrowed the freighter to rescue Duchess Satine from captivity on Mandalore. The Twilight barely held together long enough to land, and was later shot down by Death Watch commandos. Obi-Wan and Satine escaped the crash, but the old freighter had finally met her end.
A replacement droid assigned to Anakin Skywalker during the Clone Wars after the loss of R2-D2, R3-S6 was a newer model at the time, the latest in astromech technology. Anakin never warmed up to the little black and gold droid; in fact, he grew impatient with "Goldie" due to numerous malfunctions and slip ups in the thick of combat. In truth, R3-S6 was secretly a double-agent programmed by the Separatists.
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