Recap / Star Wars: The Clone Wars S2E17 "Bounty Hunters"

Courage makes heroes, but trust builds friendship.

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After the Republic lost contact with a medical centre above Felucia, Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka are sent to investigate. Soon they discover that the centre was destroyed by the Separatists, and they fall under attack from Vulture droids left behind as patrol units. The Jedi's ship is shot down, and they're forced to crash-land on Felucia. Stranded, they ask help from villagers, who have their own problems: Hondo Ohnaka's pirate gang is extorting them for the valuable medical herbs they're harvesting.


  • Badass Normal:
    • Hondo proves he is this, when he stands up to Anakin and survives a fight against him, using an electrostaff.
    • All of the bounty hunters.
  • Bounty Hunters: Sugi, Seripas, Embo and Rumi Paramita.
  • Captain Crash: Once again, a ship is crashed under Anakin's command. Lampshaded by Ahsoka:
    Ahsoka: How come every time you fly, we crash?
  • Cool vs. Awesome: Jedi Knights and Bounty Hunters vs Space Pirates!
  • Creator Cameo: Embo is voiced by supervising director Dave Filoni.
  • Ejection Seat: The Jedi shuttle has them, which Anakin, Obi-Wan and Ahsoka are forced to use.
  • Flying Saucer: Hondo's ship.
  • Glowing Mechanical Eyes: Seripas' Mini-Mecha had these.
  • Homage: To Seven Samurai. Ironically, it also pays tribute to The Magnificent Seven, which was itself a remake of Seven Samurai.
  • Horned Humanoid: Sugi is a Zabrak.
  • Hypocritical Humour: When they first met, Seripas called Ahsoka a "knee-high". A little bit later, we find out that he's a small frog-sized alien using a Mini-Mecha.
  • Killed Off for Real: The fate of Rumi Paramita was left a bit ambiguous, until Filoni confirmed her death in a Q&A video. A bunch of pirates and a few villagers also lost their lives in the battle.
  • Killer Rabbit: During the battle against the pirates, Seripas' armor was quickly destroyed. After escaping from it, he still managed to take out one of the pirates, despite being the size of a larger frog.
  • The Magnificent Seven Samurai: Well three space samurai-monks, and four Bounty Hunters.
  • Mini-Mecha: Seripas used one. It was rather useless.
  • Mobile-Suit Human: Seripas' Mini-Mecha is nearly two metres tall. He himself is around half a metre.
  • Neck Snap: Embo kills the pirate scout this way.
  • Nice Hat: Embo has one that doubles as a reference to the traditional Japanese kasa, but also, being made of metal, acts as armor against blaster fire. Then he goes and uses it as a weapon, like Captain America's shield.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Sugi refused Hondo's offer of paying the double of what the villagers offered for her gang's protection if they stepped aside, claiming that they don't break deals.
  • Simple Staff: Hondo used an electrostaff in his duel against Anakin.
  • Shame If Something Happened: Hondo and his gang are threatening the villagers, because they want to become rich with the herbs the villagers harvest.
  • Space Pirates: Hondo's gang makes its second appearance.
  • Took a Level in Badass: The villagers, after the Jedi decided to go...
  • Training the Peaceful Villagers: Anakin gives the villagers some lessons on how to use their farming tools as weapons.
  • Wronski Feint: Anakin pulled one on the Vulture droids chasing their damaged shuttle. Rather than exploiting any superior mobility of their crippled ship, he aims for a rocky outcropping and allows the ship to crash into it, ejecting at the last second.