Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Season 2, Episode 18 //
The Zillo Beast
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.
A grim Jedi Master with an amethyst-bladed lightsaber, Mace Windu was the champion of the Jedi Order, with little tolerance for the failings of the Senate, the arguments of politicians, or the opinions of rebellious Jedi. As the Clone Wars intensified, Mace sensed the dark side of the Force at work, and knew the Jedi's enemies were plotting to destroy the Order and end its stewardship of the galaxy.
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.
Scheming, powerful, and evil to the core, Darth Sidious restored the Sith and destroyed the Jedi Order. Living a double life, Sidious was in fact Palpatine, a Naboo Senator and phantom menace. He slowly manipulated the political system of the Galactic Republic until he was named Supreme Chancellor -- and eventually Emperor -- ruling the galaxy through fear and tyranny.
The Y-wing is a workhorse starfighter has been in use since the Clone Wars. Used for dogfights and for bombing runs against capital ships and ground targets, Y-wings are often overshadowed by newer models such as the X-wing and the A-wing. But the Y-wing's historical importance is remarkable, and it has reliably served multiple generations of star pilots.
Located in the galaxy's Mid Rim, Malastare was the homeworld of the irascible Dugs, who proved loyal but difficult members of the Galactic Republic. The planet's extensive fuel reserves made it vital to the Republic war machine, and it became a critical battlefield during the Clone Wars. As a result of a massive ground battle between the Republic and the Separatists, a monstrous creature known as the Zillo Beast was released in Malastare.
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Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Ahsoka crash on Felucia and seek aid from the local spice farmers only to learn that the farmers are the ones who are in real need. Beset by Hondo Ohnaka and his band of pirates who plan to steal their crop, the farmers have contracted four deadly bounty hunters to protect their wares. In an unlikely partnership, the Jedi must work with the farmers' hired guns to beat back Hondo and his brigands.
Per Palpatine's order, Republic forces transport a fearsome Zillo Beast back to Coruscant for scientific study. Eager to extract the beast's secrets for military gain, Palpatine orders his lead scientist to examine, and subsequently, kill the monster. Filled with pain and anger, the Zillo Beast escapes from the lab and begins devastating the city. Soon, Anakin, Padmé, and Palpatine find themselves pursued by the beast while the Jedi fight to contain it. In a climactic showdown, the Jedi are faced with having to save the lives of millions of innocents on Coruscant by destroying the Zillo Beast, the last of its kind.