Great leaders inspire greatness in others.In the war, there are still nations that are trying to decide where to place their allegiances, including the system of Toydaria, which would be a strategic location for a base for either side. In order to convince the king of Toydaria that the Separatists have enough manpower to defeat the Republic, Asajj Ventress proposes a challenge: her finest legion of battle droids against Master Yoda and three clone troopers, and if Yoda can reach the king by evening, Toydaria can join the Republic. Guess who wins.
- Ambadassador: Both Ventress and Yoda.
- Ass in Ambassador: Ventress, after King Katuunko tells her that he will join the Republic.
- Anachronic Order: This episode chronologically takes place in between "Supply Lines" and the Ryloth Arc.
- An Aesop: The opening "fortune cookies" are introduced in this episode. "Great leaders inspire greatness in others."
- Call-Back: Ventress escapes in the same manner as Dooku from Attack of the Clones, by forcing Yoda to save his companions while she flees to her ship.
- Casual Danger Dialogue: When King Katuunko has Ventress' lightsabers up against his neck, he's pretty calm.Katuunko: Jedi Master Yoda. I am very pleased to meet you.
- Clones Are People, Too: Yoda tells the three clones that they are each individuals in the Force.
- Cloning Blues: Setting up a theme for the series, the clones spend much of the episode lamenting their clone status, while Yoda emphasizes their individuality and importance to the Force.
- Curb-Stomp Battle:
- Asajj Ventress challenges Yoda. Yoda disarms her effortlessly with the Force.
- Yoda takes on a battalion of droids with tanks and cuts them all down.
- Dual Wielding: Ventress. Doesn't help much against a little, green Jedi Master, of course.
- Elite Army: The clones, and esspecially the Jedi.
- Faceless Goons: Explored when Yoda asks his troops to take off their helmets. He proceeds to remark on the unique character traits of each of the clones.
- Facepalm: The battle droid commander, when one of his subordinates disobeys orders to not bring the tanks further into the corals, and subsequently gets stuck.
- Hair-Trigger Avalanche: The clones shoot a rocket at the cliff face above the battleground to help Yoda defeat the droidekas. Subverted in that it's a rock avalanche.
- I Owe You My Life: King Katuunko happily allows the Republic to establish a base in his system without negotiations after Yoda saves his life.
- Leitmotif: Yoda's Theme. Ventress gets a distorted, two-note descending motif.
- One-Man Army: Yoda. Lampshaded by King Katuunko:
- At the start of the episode:Count Dooku: My droids outnumber the Republic clones a hundred to one.
King Katuunko: Perhaps, but I've heard that a single Jedi equals a hundred battle droids.
Count Dooku: Master Yoda's power has been greatly exaggerated.
- At the end of the episode:King Katuunko: You were right Count, a Jedi isn't worth a hundred battle droids. More like a thousand!
- At the start of the episode:
- Puppet King: Invoked by Dooku when he ordered Ventress to kill Katuunko, as he'd have an easier time "negotiating" with Katuunko's replacement.
- Ridiculously Human RobotsDroid Commander: [right before Yoda slices it up] But... I... just... got... PROMOTED!
- Zerg Rush: The whole episode is about an entire droid army trying to defeat Yoda and his three clone troopers. It doesn't work.