Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Season 4, Episode 17 //
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Count Dooku was a menacing Sith Lord and central figure in the Clone Wars. Once a Jedi -- trained by Yoda -- he became disillusioned with the Jedi Order and thirsted for greater power. Dooku voluntarily left the light side behind and became Darth Sidious’ dark side disciple, taking the secret name Darth Tyranus and leading the Separatist army. Dooku advanced Sidious’s secret plot to take over the galaxy, but forgot that betrayal is the nature of the Sith.
Rako Hardeen had aspirations for greatness -- he wanted to stand shoulder-to-shoulder among the legendary bounty hunters of his era, hired guns like Cad Bane, Embo and Twazzi. A crack shot, he was reputed to be the best marksman from Concord Dawn, but he never gained the notoriety he desired. That is, until the day he killed Obi-Wan Kenobi... Hardeen was hired by a mysterious client to target Kenobi. He succeeded, just barely outrunning Kenobi's vengeful former apprentice, Anakin Skywalker. Hiding out in the seamy depths of Coruscant, Rako was shocked to discover his client was the Jedi Council. it was part of a secret plot to replace Hardeen with a Jedi agent to infiltrate the criminal underworld.
Conniving even for Phindian standards, Moralo Eval earned a loathsome reputation as a heartless murderer at a young age. As a boy, he killed his mother, telling authorities he did it because he was "bored." A lifetime spent as a criminal and a fugitive gave Eval a sharp survival instinct, and he had impressive technical and engineering skills. Life on the run may have also left him deranged; Moralo's odd mannerisms included talking about himself in the third person. During the Clone Wars, reports surfaced that Moralo was working with Count Dooku, possibly plotting to kidnap Chancellor Palpatine.
A ruthless bounty hunter from the planet Duro, Cad Bane was the preeminent blaster-for-hire in the galaxy at the time of the Clone Wars. No quarry was too dangerous for Bane... if the price was right. Using an impressive arsenal of weapons and allies, the cold, cruel and calculating Bane would literally track his prey to the ends of the galaxy if required. Bane carried custom twin blaster pistols, gauntlets studded with control devices, a concealed bola, explosives, integrated breathing apparatus and rocket boots, ensuring that he was always well prepared for any situation that may arise.
A lithe, acrobatic Frenk, Twazzi's limber agility earned the praise of so vaunted a witness as Chancellor Valorum. As a bounty hunter, Twazzi used her flexibility and balance to good effect, outmaneuvering opponents and positioning herself in sniping positions that would be impossible for most humanoids.
Pirates and bounty hunters rarely mix well; the former group is devoted to breaking interstellar shipping laws and the latter are licensed to hunt criminals, they often wind up on the opposite ends of intense and destructive blaster-fights. But Kiera Swan was skilled enough to make the transition from notorious Weequay pirate, to legendary bounty hunter. With a price on her head from her ship-raiding past, Kiera tended to accept illegal bounties and avoided working closely with other hunters, since she didn't trust them.
More from Season 4 //
Fleeing across the galaxy with criminal fugitives, a disguised Obi-Wan, Cad Bane and Moralo Eval are tenaciously pursued by Anakin and Ahsoka, who have no idea they're chasing their friend.
The Chancellor travels to Naboo to preside over a public ceremony, guarded by Jedi Knights. Dooku and his bounty hunters -- including an undercover Obi-Wan Kenobi -- launch their kidnapping plot.