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"Belief is not a matter of choice, but of conviction."
―Jedi Fortune Cookie[src]

"Rising Malevolence" is the second episode of the first season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is the second episode of the series overall. It was released in tandem with "Ambush" on October 3, 2008 on Cartoon Network.

Premise

An attack by a devastating new Separatist weapon leaves Jedi Master Plo Koon and his clone troopers struggling to survive until Anakin and Ahsoka can find them.

Synopsis

Wolfpack Malevolence

Plo and the remaining members of Wolfpack in an escape pod

Jedi Master Plo Koon locates a new Separatist warship in the Abregado System and commands his Republic fleet to attack it, after contacting Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano. Unaware of the power this ship possesses, Plo Koon's fleet is quickly taken down, with most of the crew dead or helpless inside of an Escape Pod.

General Grievous, who is commanding the new CIS flagship known as the Malevolence, gives the order to kill any remaining Republic forces. With Plo Koon and several Clones inside of an escape pod, they wait hopeful for a rescue while Anakin and Ahsoka search for them.

Credits

Cast

Starring

Crew

Created and Executive Produced by

Produced by

Supervising Director

Directed by

  • Dave Filoni

Assistant Director

Written by

Story Editor

Score by

Original Star Wars Themes and Score by

Appearances

Characters

Droid Models

Locations

Events

Trivia

  • Commander Wolffe's clone troopers have stylized wolf muzzles painted on their helmets.
  • The entry hatchways to the escape pods aboard the Triumphant have the Republic "cog" logo on it.
  • Booster and Sinker's attempt to restart the escape pod's power grid uses dialogue directly lifted from The Empire Strikes Back when Han Solo and Chewbacca are trying to fix the Millennium Falcon.
  • The second escape pod, Pod 1977, is named after the release year of the original Star Wars.
  • The firing channel shot of the ion cannon is a nod to the shot design of the Death Star firing in Episode IV.
  • In the credits, James Arnold Taylor is erroneously listed as portraying 4-A7, who does not appear in this episode.
Episode Guide
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
"The New Padawan" | "Castle of Deception" | "Castle of Doom" | "Castle of Salvation"
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"
Legacy
Star Wars: Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir ("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")

Season 7
"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"
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