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Star Wars: Clone Wars was an animated television series set in the Star Wars galaxy. The series chronicles the Clone Wars, which are fought between the Galactic Republic under Chancellor Palpatine and the Confederacy of Independent Systems under Count Dooku. Clone Wars was intended to serve as a bridge between the films Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, which begin and end the war respectively. It first aired on November 7, 2003. It last aired on March 25, 2005.

Storyline

Introduction

The series opens with Chancellor Palpatine's office, where he, Master Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi are talking about a war on Munnilnist and who should lead the battle. Yoda suggests that Obi-Wan lead the ground-force while Palpatine then told the Jedi that Anakin should lead the space-forces.

Battle of Muunilnist

The Battle of Muunilinst began and Durge is sent by Dooku to help the Banking Clan win. Obi-Wan and Durge fight, and Obi-Wan wins, but Durge regenerates and pursues Obi-Wan. Fordo and his men fight Durge and eventually he is defeated, as is the Banking Clan. 

Asajj Ventress

Asajj Ventress, a Dark Jedi found by Count Dooku, is introduced and she is assigned to kill Anakin Skywalker. Anakin followed her to Yavin 4  where he lost his first starfighter Azure Angel and R4-P22. He dueled her and finally won by releasing his anger. Using her lightsaber, he pushed her into a ravine.

Battle of Mon Calamari

While Kenobi and Skywalker were busy with the war on Muunilinst and Yavin 4, the series found out what other Jedi members were doing. Kit Fisto battling was assigned to Mon Calamari, to help the planet in a period of Civil War. Kit defeated the Quarren with the help of the native people and Mon Calamari was liberated from Separatist forces. 

Battle of Dantooine

Mace Windo and his clone army were also fighting during the Clone Wars; they were assigned to fight on Dantoonine. When Mace's clones were all killed by a new Separtist war machine, Mace took on a whole army of Super Battle Droids to reach and destroy it.

Adventure on Ilum

Master Yoda, after sensing a disturbance in the force, fly to Ilum with Padme Amidala to search for Luminara Unduli and her padawan, Barriss Offee  on Ilum. They Jedi were trapped in the wreckage of the temple on Ilum. Yoda rescued them and was reunited with Padme, who had come to look for him. R2-D2 discovered that it was Dooku who had sent droids to destroy the templea.

Battle of Hypori

In the last chapter of season 2, fans were introduced to General Grievous on Hypori where he fought against seven Jedi in the wreckage of a starship. Luckily, they managed to send a distress call to Obi-Wan, who had just finished the battle of Muunilnist, who sent Fordo to save them. Unfortunately, only three Jedi surviving the duel, Ki-Adi-MundiShaak Ti and Aayla Secura

Adventure on Nelvan

Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi were then dispatched to the planet Nelvaan, because Grievous had been sighted there. On the planet, the clones were killed and Anakin was sent by the Nelvaan Shamen to end the suffering on their planet. He found that Techno-Union soldiers were experimenting and controlling Nelvaan Warriors. Anakin saved the warriors but had a vision that said he would soon become Darth Vader. Anakin then lost his robot hand and returned home with the liberated Nelvaan Warriors. Anakin and Obi-Wan returned to the hanger of their ship, where R2-D2 was fixing Anakin's hand (changing it to the robot hand seen in Episode III) and Obi-Wan came and gave Anakin a lecture about how we form our own destinies and how our decisions make us who we are.

Battle of Corusant

Darth Sidious, who was actually Chancellor Palpatine, ordered General Grievous to attack the Republic's capital planet, Coruscant. Jedi were sent to stop every attempt of capturing the Chancellor, while Master Windu and Yoda fought against droid army. Shaak Ti was soon attacked by General Grievous, who succeed in capturing the Chancellor. Near the end, Grievous was preparing to return to his flagship, when Mace Windu arrived and crushed his chest with the Force. Since then, Grievous started to cough and run from the Jedi. The series finished with a scene of Battle of Coruscant seen from space.

Aftermath

Shortly after Palpatine was kidnapped, Mace Windo contacted Anakin and Obi-Wan (who were still in orbit around Nelvaan) and informed them of the situation on Coruscant. He then instructed them to return and rescue Palpatine. Anakin cursed Grievous and ordered his men to get into their battle positions and instructed them to jump to hyperspace. The series ends with the space battle above Coruscant - leading right up to the beginning of Episode III. 

Chapter List

Chapter 1

1.01 | November 7, 2003
Like fire across the galaxy, the Clone Wars spread. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine enlists the Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin, to lead an assault on Muunilinst, a Separatist stronghold. As the Jedi prepare to lead the Republic Army to this new battlefront, Anakin must say goodbye to his secret love, Padmé Amidala. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin prepare to lead an assault on Muunilinst.

Chapter 2

1.02 | November 10, 2003
The Republic fleet, led by Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, encounters resistance as it enters the orbit of the planet Muunilinst. The Republic's attack gunships manage to land on the planet, where they encounter the Droid Army of the Separatists. Advanced Recon Commandos, the elite shock forces of the Republic Army, are deployed on a special mission within the city, but their ship is shot down behind enemy lines.

Chapter 3

1.03 | November 11, 2003
On the planet of Muunilinst, the elite ARC troopers, cut off from their original drop zone, must make their way to an enemy command center. Along the way, they must face off against the Droid Army in a tricky urban battle zone.

Chapter 4

1.04 | November 12, 2003
The Separatist leader San Hill panics as the Republic Army advances. But Count Dooku has sent powerful new enemy, Durge, onto Muunilinst. This vicious bounty hunter leads a band of mercenaries toward the heart of the Republic's forces. The Republic Army now faces a challenge greater than ever imagined against this tenacious villain and his forces.

Chapter 5

1.05 | November 13, 2003
On the water planet of Mon Calamari, Jedi Kit Fisto leads an attack on Separatist forces. He commands a squadron of amphibious clone troopers for the undersea offensive against a well-armed aquatic squad of the Droid Army.

Chapter 6

1.06 | November 14, 2003
Count Dooku seeks a new ally with the power to defeat the Jedi. On the planet Rattatak, he encounters a mysterious fighter who dominates every opponent in the combat ring. She introduces herself to him as Asajj Ventress, a Sith warrior.

Chapter 7

1.07 | November 17, 2003
After denouncing her claims to be a Sith, Dooku challenges Asajj in combat and defeats her. But he is so impressed with her skills that he gives her an important assignment -- to assassinate Anakin Skywalker.

Chapter 8

1.08 | November 18, 2003
Back on Muunilinst, Obi-Wan leads a team of Lancer Troops, specialized clone troopers mounted on speeder bikes. Durge and his mercenaries prove to be a stout challenge to Obi-Wan and his army. Meanwhile, the ARC troopers penetrate the enemy command center on another part of the planet.

Chapter 9

1.09 | November 19, 2003
Obi-Wan continues his assault on the Separatist command center on Muunilinst. The Jedi general and his Clone Army takes the battle directly to San Hill and the Separatist Droid Army.

Chapter 10

1.10 | November 20, 2003
Anakin Skywalker is leading the Clone Army in a fierce space battle when a mysterious ship engages him. When the pilot, mysterious Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress, leaps into hyperspace, the impetuous young Jedi follows, ignoring Obi-Wan's orders.

Chapter 11

2.01 | March 26, 2004
Anakin continues his pursuit of Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress, disobeying Obi-Wan's strenuous orders not to do so. During an intense dogfight, he tracks her through hyperspace to Yavin 4. Obi-Wan Kenobi, who is acting as a General of the Army of the Republic, dispatches a platoon of ARC troopers to support his Padawan.

Chapter 12

2.02 | March 29, 2004
Jedi Mace Windu leads his troops in an intense battle on the plains of Dantooine. The Separatist forces counter the offensive with an enormous seismic tank, devastating the clone troops. Mace Windu finds himself alone and surrounded by the massive Droid Army -- without his lightsaber.

Chapter 13

2.03 | March 30, 2004
Mace Windu continues to battle the Separatist droids singlehandedly on Dantooine. Facing an overpowering enemy assault, the unarmed Jedi Master must rely on the Force as he seeks to thwart the seismic tank.

Chapter 14

2.04 | March 31, 2004
On the icy planet of Ilum, chameleon droids are planting explosives in the sacred Jedi caverns, the source of the crystals that power every Jedi's lightsaber. Jedi Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee engage in a ferocious battle to protect this most important site.

Chapter 15

2.05 | April 1, 2004
Padmé's head of security, Captain Typho, believes that going to Ilum is too dangerous. He tries to convince Yoda not to go, but the ancient Jedi Master is committed to rescuing Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee. Once the ship lands on Ilum, Yoda sets out in the snow, alone. To enter the sacred cave, he must first defeat a battalion of droids.

Chapter 16

2.06 | April 2, 2004
Padmé is worried about Yoda, and she's not one to stay in one place as instructed. She leaves the safety of her ship and heads out into the cold with C-3PO and R2-D2 to find him. As they approach the cave, they must tangle with invisible droid soldiers.

Chapter 17

2.07 | April 5, 2004
On Yavin 4, Anakin has tracked down his would-be assassin, Asajj Ventress. Now he must find her in the wild jungles of the green moon before the battle between these two highly skilled warriors can truly begin.

Chapter 18

2.08 | April 6, 2004
Anakin and Asajj continue their hand-to-hand duel on Yavin 4. Ventress, an expert fighter who battles using two lightsabers at the same time, proves to be a formidable foe for the young Jedi.

Chapter 19

2.09 | April 7, 2004
The battle between Asajj and Anakin becomes more intense. Anakin, filled with rage, attacks his foe mercilessly. Still, she is a crafty fighter with a few tricks of her own.

Chapter 20

2.10 | April 8, 2004
A successful campaign on Muunilinst draws to a close, and Master and Padawan are reunited. Meanwhile, on the distant planet of Hypori, a band of Jedi Knights faces a mysterious and powerful enemy, General Grievous, Supreme Commander of the Separatist forces.

Chapter 21

3.01 | March 21, 2005
Picking up where Volume I left off, this episode begins on the battle-scarred world of Hypori, in the wreckage of a crashed Republic starship. Inside, General Grievous continues to cut through a team of trapped Jedi warriors. It's up to a crack unit of heavily armed ARC troopers to come to the rescue.

Chapter 22

3.02 | March 22, 2005
Anakin Skywalker is now a Jedi Knight, and his effective teamwork with Obi-Wan Kenobi has earned them reputations as unparalleled heroes in the Republic. Throughout extended campaigns in the Outer Rim Sieges, they managed to turn the tide and defy the odds. But the Separatist forces are spreading everywhere, and hunting down General Grievous becomes the gravest concern. To this end, Skywalker and Kenobi venture to Nelvaan, a strange planet where Grievous was supposedly spotted.

Chapter 23

3.03 | March 23, 2005
The battle for Coruscant has begun! An immense fleet of Separatist ships invades the Republic capital, and the streets of Coruscant overflow with battle droid forces. Jedi Masters Mace Windu, Yoda and Saesee Tiin lead the charge to defend the city planet. Meanwhile, on Nelvaan, Anakin Skywalker starts to undergo an ancient ritual as challenging as any Jedi trial...

Chapter 24

3.04 | March 24, 2005
General Grievous and his relentless MagnaGuards have pierced the heart of the Republic to kidnap the beloved Chancellor Palpatine. Shaak Ti leads the Jedi in defending the Chancellor from this unstoppable threat. Meanwhile, deep below the surface of Nelvaan, Anakin experiences a disturbing glimpse into his future as well as discovers an evil Separatist plot.

Chapter 25

3.05 | March 25, 2005
Anakin Skywalker has discovered the terrible secret beneath Nelvaan -- a Confederacy laboratory that is transforming the noble Nelvaanian warriors into hideous monsters. On Coruscant, the Jedi try to secure Chancellor Palpatine in the deepest of protected bunkers, but is anywhere safe from General Grievous?

This final installment of Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume II takes viewers right to the start of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

Continuity

With the Expanded Universe being made non-canon on April 25th, 2014, Star Wars: Clone Wars fell under the Legends banner with only Star Wars: The Clone Wars being canon.

However, originally, Star Wars: The Clone Wars was intended to be a continuation of Star Wars: Clone Wars as stated by George Lucas in an unscripted interview with Hayden Christensen. So even though not Canon now, Star Wars: The Clone Wars was intended to fit in between Chapters 21 and 22, where a three-year time jump occurs in the original show.

No new content has yet overwritten the events of the show, but the planned series finale of The Clone Wars would have changed Anakin and Obi-Wan's mission in Chapters 22 through 25. Rather than dealing with a Techno Union stronghold on Nelvaan, the two Jedi were summoned by former padawan Ahsoka Tano who had news on the whereabouts of fallen Sith Lord Darth Maul. The Republic staged an invasion of the planet Mandalore with the intent of capturing Maul. But before the mission could proceed, Anakin and Obi-Wan were summoned to Coruscant to rescue Chancellor Palpatine. This story arc would have explained Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex's absence in Revenge of the Sith. These events are still considered canon, though the full story has yet to be released.

Contradictions with Star Wars: The Clone Wars series

  • Anakin Skywalker started to use his Jedi Interceptor after he was knighted, but in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars he first used his Delta-7B Aethersprite-class starfighter. However, all of the ships in the hanger are yellow, and not individualized to each Jedi. This could imply that Anakin was flying a prototype, perhaps testing it out for a battle so that this version could be mass produced and used later on in the war.
  • In this show Anakin get's his facial scar midway through the Clone Wars, whereas in Star Wars: The Clone Wars he has the scar at the start of the show. Canon sources have yet to describe where it came from.
  • Chapter 5 references the planet as "Mon Calamari," though canon sources list the name as simply "Mon Cala,"

Contradictions with Legends sources

  • In the series, Anakin becomes a Jedi Knight very early (when he still has a short hair), but in the novel Jedi Trials, he becomes a Knight only months before the third episode.
  • In the chapters, Shaak Ti, Roron Corobb and Foul Moudama are attempting to save Chancellor from General Grievous, but in the novel Labyrinth of Evil, there are more Jedi Characters and alongside Shaak Ti, Stass Allie is leading them too.
Episode Guide
Season 1
"Chapter 1" | "Chapter 2" | "Chapter 3" | "Chapter 4" | "Chapter 5" | "Chapter 6" | "Chapter 7" | "Chapter 8" | "Chapter 9" | "Chapter 10"
Season 2
"Chapter 11" | "Chapter 12" | "Chapter 13" | "Chapter 14" | "Chapter 15" | "Chapter 16" | "Chapter 17" | "Chapter 18" | "Chapter 19" | "Chapter 20"
Season 3
"Chapter 21" | "Chapter 22" | "Chapter 23" | "Chapter 24" | "Chapter 25"

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