"Fighting a war tests a soldier's skill, defending his home tests a soldier's heart."
―Jedi Fortune Cookie[src]

"ARC Troopers" is the second episode of the third season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is the forty-sixth episode of the series overall. It was released in tandem with "Clone Cadets" on September 17, 2010 on Cartoon Network.


The Separatists launch a major attack on the Republic cloning facilities on Kamino.


When former Domino Squad risked their lives to destroy the Rishi Outpost and warn two Jedi about the incoming invasion, Jedi Generals Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi led their troopers to Kamino to warn General Shaak Ti and Prime Minister Lama Su of the attack. Echo and Fives are soon seen walking down a hallway, enjoying memories of their last experience on Kamino when they run into 99. He welcomes them, but is sad to discover that he could not return the medal Hevy gifted to the maintenance member.

After some preparation, the Separatist fleet attacks, led by General Grievous. He sacrifices his ships and ships the "debris" down to the surface, where it was met by Dark Acolyte Asajj Ventress. The Jedi above the surface, unaware of the forces below, led on the fight, until General Kenobi got suspicious. Taking a small craft under the water, Obi-Wan finds trident drills and aqua droids assembling craft. The droids chase Obi-Wan to the surface above, barely in time, where the Jedi is met by an aiwha.

The forces below then deploy what they have and the assault on Kamino begins. The trident drills deploy numerous battle droids in hangar bays and hallways, spreading them thin. The CIS commanders then split up: Grievous to the barracks, and Ventress to the DNA chamber to steal the DNA and prevent the Kaminoans from creating more. The two general split up too: Skywalker to intercept Ventress, and Kenobi to duel Grievous. Grievous escaped, and Skywalker manages, along with the help of a clone trooper unit, recaptures the DNA and sends the two generals home in a Kaminoan craft.

While that was going on, Echo and Fives are sniping aqua droids heading their way, and join 99 and a group of lost cadets. They all go to the barracks and get supplies from the armory, preparing to defend themselves from the Separatists. The droids come, are destroyed, but unfortunately, 99 was killed while courageously retrieving more ammunition for his clone brothers.





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  • Aiwha

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  • ARC Troopers was the second half of the season premiere.
  • ARC Troopers is the sequel to the episode "Rookies", although it does not take place immediately afterwards.
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Season 1
"Ambush" | "Rising Malevolence" | "Shadow of Malevolence" | "Destroy Malevolence" | "Rookies" | "Downfall of a Droid" | "Duel of the Droids" | "Bombad Jedi" | "Cloak of Darkness" | "Lair of Grievous" | "Dooku Captured" | "The Gungan General" | "Jedi Crash" | "Defenders of Peace" | "Trespass" | "The Hidden Enemy" | "Blue Shadow Virus" | "Mystery of a Thousand Moons" | "Storm Over Ryloth" | "Innocents of Ryloth" | "Liberty on Ryloth" | "Hostage Crisis"
Season 2
"Holocron Heist" | "Cargo of Doom" | "Children of the Force" | "Senate Spy" | "Landing at Point Rain" | "Weapons Factory" | "Legacy of Terror" | "Brain Invaders" | "Grievous Intrigue" | "The Deserter" | "Lightsaber Lost" | "The Mandalore Plot" | "Voyage of Temptation" | "Duchess of Mandalore" | "Senate Murders" | "Cat and Mouse" | "Bounty Hunters" | "The Zillo Beast" | "The Zillo Beast Strikes Back" | "Death Trap" | "R2 Come Home" | "Lethal Trackdown"
Season 3
"Clone Cadets" | "ARC Troopers" | "Supply Lines" | "Sphere of Influence" | "Corruption" | "The Academy" | "Assassin" | "Evil Plans" | "Hunt for Ziro" | "Heroes on Both Sides" | "Pursuit of Peace" | "Nightsisters" | "Monster" | "Witches of the Mist" | "Overlords" | "Altar of Mortis" | "Ghosts of Mortis" | "The Citadel" | "Counterattack" | "Citadel Rescue" | "Padawan Lost" | "Wookiee Hunt"
Season 4
"Water War" | "Gungan Attack" | "Prisoners" | "Shadow Warrior" | "Mercy Mission" | "Nomad Droids" | "Darkness on Umbara" | "The General" | "Plan of Dissent" | "Carnage of Krell" | "Kidnapped" | "Slaves of the Republic" | "Escape from Kadavo" | "A Friend in Need" | "Deception" | "Friends and Enemies" | "The Box" | "Crisis on Naboo" | "Massacre" | "Bounty" | "Brothers" | "Revenge"
Season 5
"Revival" | "A War on Two Fronts" | "Front Runners" | "The Soft War" | "Tipping Points" | "The Gathering" | "A Test of Strength" | "Bound for Rescue" | "A Necessary Bond" | "Secret Weapons" | "A Sunny Day in the Void" | "Missing in Action" | "Point of No Return" | "Eminence" | "Shades of Reason" | "The Lawless" | "Sabotage" | "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much" | "To Catch a Jedi" | "The Wrong Jedi"
Season 6
"The Unknown" | "Conspiracy" | "Fugitive" | "Orders" | "An Old Friend" | "The Rise of Clovis" | "Crisis at the Heart" | "The Disappeared, Part I" | "The Disappeared, Part II" | "The Lost One" | "Voices" | "Destiny" | "Sacrifice"
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"The Enemy of My Enemy" | "A Tale of Two Apprentices" | "Proxy War" | "Showdown on Dathomir"
Crystal Crisis on Utapau
"A Death on Utapau" | "In Search of the Crystal" | "Crystal Crisis" | "The Big Bang"
Star Wars: Dark Disciple
"Lethal Alliance" | "The Mission" | "Conspirators" | "Dark Disciple" | "Saving Vos, Part I" | "Saving Vos, Part II" | "Traitor" | "The Path"

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"The Bad Batch" | "A Distant Echo" | "On the Wings of Keeradaks" | "Unfinished Business" | "Gone with a Trace" | "Deal No Deal" | "Dangerous Debt" | "Together Again" | "Old Friends Not Forgotten" | "The Phantom Apprentice" | "Shattered" | "Victory and Death"
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