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* ShoutOut: The whole episode is a {{homage}} to classic monster movies.
** The Zillo Beast's name is a reference to ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''.
** The clone pilot Goji is a reference to Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira, and he has a Godzilla-esque design on his helmet.


* TakeAThirdOption: Anakin suggests this to appease both Mace, who wants to preserve the Zillo Beast in accordance with Jedi dictates, and Palpatine, who favours destroying it rather than lose the trade deal with the Dugs. Anakin proposes crippling the Beast with stun cannons. In its comatose state, they can pass it off as dead to appease the Dugs and then transport it to a new home before it regains conciousness.

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* TakeAThirdOption: Anakin suggests this to appease both Mace, who wants to preserve the Zillo Beast in accordance with Jedi dictates, and Palpatine, who favours favors destroying it rather than lose the trade deal with the Dugs. Anakin proposes crippling the Beast with stun cannons. In its comatose state, they can pass it off as dead to appease the Dugs and then transport it to a new home before it regains conciousness.


* AnachronicOrder: This two-parter takes place before the Geonosis arc (2:04-08).

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* AnachronicOrder: This two-parter episode takes place before the Geonosis arc (2:04-08).


* AnachronicOrder: This two-parter takes place before the Genesis arc (2:04-08).

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* AnachronicOrder: This two-parter takes place before the Genesis Geonosis arc (2:04-08).

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* AnachronicOrder: This two-parter takes place before the Genesis arc (2:04-08).


When an EMP bomb used to prevent the Separatist takeover of Malastare inadvertantly awakens the last surviving Zillo Beast, a prehistoric apex predator from Malastare's past, Anakin and Mace Windu find themselves caught between their duty as Jedi to preserve all life, and the threat of losing a trade deal between the Republic and the Dugs if they intervene in efforts to exterminate the creature.

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When an EMP bomb used to prevent the Separatist takeover of Malastare inadvertantly awakens the last surviving Zillo Beast, a prehistoric apex predator from Malastare's past, Anakin and Mace Windu find themselves caught between their duty as Jedi to preserve all life, life and the threat of losing a trade deal between the Republic and the Dugs if they intervene in efforts to exterminate the creature.



* ForScience[=/=]JustThinkOfThePotential: Anakin and Doctor Boll use this to convince Palpatine to take the Zillo Beast alive since if they can reverse-engineer the secrets of its impenetrable hide to manufacture infantry and starship armour, the Republic will gain a massive military advantage.
* FreudianExcuse: According to Doge Urus, the predation by Zillo Beasts nearly drove the Dugs to extinction, hence why he is so adamant this last survivor be exterminated.

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* ForScience[=/=]JustThinkOfThePotential: Anakin and Doctor Boll use this to convince Palpatine to take the Zillo Beast alive alive, since if they can reverse-engineer the secrets of its impenetrable hide to manufacture infantry and starship armour, the Republic will gain a massive military advantage.
* FreudianExcuse: According to Doge Urus, the predation by Zillo Beasts nearly drove the Dugs to extinction, hence why he is so adamant this last survivor be exterminated.



** Mace Windu and his Clone Troopers react this way when they discover the hill they are climbing is actually the Zillo Beast's back.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: After the EMP bomb inadvertantly creates a sinkhole that swallows a large number of Clone Troopers, Anakin and Mace immediately dispatch rescue efforts to look for survivors.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Doge Urus is this since he constantly threatens to scrap the trade deal between Malastare and the Republic if the Jedi protect the Zillo Beast.

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** Mace Windu and his Clone Troopers clone troopers react this way when they discover the hill they are climbing is actually the Zillo Beast's back.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: After the EMP bomb inadvertantly creates a sinkhole that swallows a large number of Clone Troopers, clone troopers, Anakin and Mace immediately dispatch rescue efforts to look for survivors.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Doge Urus is this Urus, since he constantly threatens to scrap the trade deal between Malastare and the Republic if the Jedi protect the Zillo Beast.


** Mace Windu and his clone troopers react this way when they discover the hill they are climbing is actually the Zillo Beast's back.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: After the EMP bomb inadvertantly creates a sinkhole that swallows a large number of clone troopers, Anakin and Mace immediately dispatch rescue efforts to look for survivors.

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** Mace Windu and his clone troopers Clone Troopers react this way when they discover the hill they are climbing is actually the Zillo Beast's back.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: After the EMP bomb inadvertantly creates a sinkhole that swallows a large number of clone troopers, Clone Troopers, Anakin and Mace immediately dispatch rescue efforts to look for survivors.


* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Mace Windu warns the Dugs that bombing the Zillo Beast will only enrage it. Naturally they don't listen, and naturally he's proven right when the creature climbs out of the pit and goes on the rampage.

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* DoNotTauntCthulhu: Mace Windu warns the Dugs that bombing the Zillo Beast will only enrage it. Naturally Naturally, they don't listen, listen and naturally he's Mace is proven right when the creature climbs out of the pit and goes on the rampage.



* ForScience[=/=]JustThinkOfThePotential: Anakin and Doctor Boll use this to convince Palpatine to take the Zillo Beast alive, as if they can reverse-engineer the secrets of its impenetrable hide to manufacture infantry and starship armour, the Republic will gain a massive military advantage.
* FreudianExcuse: According to Doge Urus, predation by Zillo Beasts nearly drove the Dugs to extinction, hence why he is so adamant this last survivor be exterminated.

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* ForScience[=/=]JustThinkOfThePotential: Anakin and Doctor Boll use this to convince Palpatine to take the Zillo Beast alive, as alive since if they can reverse-engineer the secrets of its impenetrable hide to manufacture infantry and starship armour, the Republic will gain a massive military advantage.
* FreudianExcuse: According to Doge Urus, the predation by Zillo Beasts nearly drove the Dugs to extinction, hence why he is so adamant this last survivor be exterminated.



** Mace Windu and his clone escorts when they discover the hill they are climbing is actually the Zillo Beast's back.

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** Mace Windu and his clone escorts troopers react this way when they discover the hill they are climbing is actually the Zillo Beast's back.



* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Doge Urus, who constantly threatens to scrap the trade deal between Malastare and the Republic if the Jedi protect the Zillo Beast.

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Doge Urus, who Urus is this since he constantly threatens to scrap the trade deal between Malastare and the Republic if the Jedi protect the Zillo Beast.



** Anakin when he discovers the Zillo Beast's hide can't be damaged by even his lightsaber.

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** Anakin has this reaction when he discovers the Zillo Beast's hide can't be damaged by even his lightsaber.



* TakeAThirdOption: Anakin suggests this to appease both Windu, who wants to preserve the Zillo Beast in accordance with Jedi dictates, and Palpatine, who favours destroying it rather than lose the trade deal with the Dugs. Anakin proposes crippling the Beast with stun cannons; in its comatose state they can pass it off as dead to appease the Dugs, then transport it to a new home before it regains conciousness.

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* TakeAThirdOption: Anakin suggests this to appease both Windu, Mace, who wants to preserve the Zillo Beast in accordance with Jedi dictates, and Palpatine, who favours destroying it rather than lose the trade deal with the Dugs. Anakin proposes crippling the Beast with stun cannons; in cannons. In its comatose state state, they can pass it off as dead to appease the Dugs, Dugs and then transport it to a new home before it regains conciousness.


When an EMP bomb used to prevent the Seperatist takeover of Malastare inadvertantly awakens the last surviving Zillo Beast, a prehistoric apex predator from Malastare's past, Anakin and Mace Windu find themselves caught between their duty as Jedi to preserve all life, and the threat of losing a trade deal between the Republic and the Dugs if they intervene in efforts to exterminate the creature.

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When an EMP bomb used to prevent the Seperatist Separatist takeover of Malastare inadvertantly awakens the last surviving Zillo Beast, a prehistoric apex predator from Malastare's past, Anakin and Mace Windu find themselves caught between their duty as Jedi to preserve all life, and the threat of losing a trade deal between the Republic and the Dugs if they intervene in efforts to exterminate the creature.


-->''Choose what is right, not what is easy.''

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-->''Choose ->''Choose what is right, not what is easy.''



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-->''"Choose what is right, not what is easy"''

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-->''"Choose -->''Choose what is right, not what is easy"''
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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Doge Ursus, who constantly threatens to scrap the trade deal between Malastare and the Republic if the Jedi protect the Zillo Beast.

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Doge Ursus, Urus, who constantly threatens to scrap the trade deal between Malastare and the Republic if the Jedi protect the Zillo Beast.


** This is also Anakin and Mace's reaction when they learn [[spoiler: Palpatine has ordered the Zillo Beast be brought to Coruscant for study]].

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** This is also Anakin and Mace's reaction when they learn [[spoiler: Palpatine has ordered the Zillo Beast be brought to Coruscant for study]].study.





* DoNotTauntCthulhu: [[spoiler: Mace Windu warns the Dugs that bombing the Zillo Beast will only enrage it. Naturally they don't listen, and naturally he's proven right when the creature climbs out of the pit and goes on the rampage]].
* ForScience[=/=]JustThinkOfThePotential: Anakin and Doctor Boll use this to convince Palpatine [[spoiler: to take the Zillo Beast alive, as if they can reverse-engineer the secrets of its impenetrable hide to manufacture infantry and starship armour, the Republic will gain a massive military advantage]].
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: According to Doge Ursus, predation by Zillo Beasts nearly drove the Dugs to extinction, hence why he is so adamant this last survivor be exterminated]].

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* DoNotTauntCthulhu: [[spoiler: Mace Windu warns the Dugs that bombing the Zillo Beast will only enrage it. Naturally they don't listen, and naturally he's proven right when the creature climbs out of the pit and goes on the rampage]].
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* {{EMP}}: The Zillo Beast is awoken by an experimental bomb that unleashes one of these. The episode even provides the page picture.
* ForScience[=/=]JustThinkOfThePotential: Anakin and Doctor Boll use this to convince Palpatine [[spoiler: to take the Zillo Beast alive, as if they can reverse-engineer the secrets of its impenetrable hide to manufacture infantry and starship armour, the Republic will gain a massive military advantage]].
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* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: According to Doge Ursus, Urus, predation by Zillo Beasts nearly drove the Dugs to extinction, hence why he is so adamant this last survivor be exterminated]].exterminated.
* {{Homage}}: To classic monster movies, especially ''Film/KingKong''.



* KryptoniteFactor: Malastare fuel [[spoiler: is highly toxic to Zillo Beasts, so the Dugs dump it into the pit in the hope of poisoning the creature. Unfortunately, they only succeed in enraging the Beast enough for it to climb out [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and go on the rampage]].]]
* LastOfHisKind: [[spoiler: The Zillo Beast is the last of its species, hence why Mace Windu is so adamant it be kept alive]].
* MassOhCrap: [[spoiler: Everyone in the immediate vicinity reacts this way when the ''extremely'' pissed-off Zillo Beast climbs out of its pit and goes on the rampage]].
** Also Mace Windu and his clone escorts when they discover [[spoiler: the hill they are climbing is actually the Zillo Beast's back]].

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* KryptoniteFactor: Malastare fuel [[spoiler: is highly toxic to Zillo Beasts, so the Dugs dump it into the pit in the hope of poisoning the creature. Unfortunately, they only succeed in enraging the Beast enough for it to climb out [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and go on the rampage]].]]
rampage]].
* LastOfHisKind: [[spoiler: The Zillo Beast is the last of its species, hence why Mace Windu is so adamant it be kept alive]].
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* MassOhCrap: [[spoiler: MassOhCrap:
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Everyone in the immediate vicinity reacts this way when the ''extremely'' pissed-off Zillo Beast climbs out of its pit and goes on the rampage]].
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** Also Mace Windu and his clone escorts when they discover [[spoiler: the hill they are climbing is actually the Zillo Beast's back]].back.



* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Doge Ursus, [[spoiler: who constantly threatens to scrap the trade deal between Malastare and the Republic if the Jedi protect the Zillo Beast]].
* OhCrap: Anakin when [[spoiler: he discovers the Zillo Beast's hide can't be damaged by even his lightsaber]].

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* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Doge Ursus, [[spoiler: who constantly threatens to scrap the trade deal between Malastare and the Republic if the Jedi protect the Zillo Beast]].
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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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Anakin when [[spoiler: he discovers the Zillo Beast's hide can't be damaged by even his lightsaber]].lightsaber.



* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler: Anakin suggests this to appease both Windu, who wants to preserve the Zillo Beast in accordance with Jedi dictates, and Palpatine, who favours destroying it rather than lose the trade deal with the Dugs. Anakin proposes crippling the Beast with stun cannons; in its comatose state they can pass it off as dead to appease the Dugs, then transport it to a new home before it regains conciousness]].

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* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler: Anakin suggests this to appease both Windu, who wants to preserve the Zillo Beast in accordance with Jedi dictates, and Palpatine, who favours destroying it rather than lose the trade deal with the Dugs. Anakin proposes crippling the Beast with stun cannons; in its comatose state they can pass it off as dead to appease the Dugs, then transport it to a new home before it regains conciousness]].conciousness.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Doge Urus is following a prophecy that the Dug species will be destroyed when the last Zillo Beast returns. In his mind, he doesn't have time for the Jedi's concerns about destroying innocent life.

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* ForScience=/=JustThinkOfThePotential: Anakin and Doctor Boll use this to convince Palpatine [[spoiler: to take the Zillo Beast alive, as if they can reverse-engineer the secrets of its impenetrable hide to manufacture infantry and starship armour, the Republic will gain a massive military advantage]].

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* ForScience=/=JustThinkOfThePotential: ForScience[=/=]JustThinkOfThePotential: Anakin and Doctor Boll use this to convince Palpatine [[spoiler: to take the Zillo Beast alive, as if they can reverse-engineer the secrets of its impenetrable hide to manufacture infantry and starship armour, the Republic will gain a massive military advantage]].



* Kaiju: The Zillo Beast is an obvious homage to these.
* KryptoniteFactor: Malastare fuel [[spoiler: is highly toxic to Zillo Beasts, so the Dugs dump it into the pit in the hope of poisoning the creature. Unfortunately, they only succeed in enraging the Beast enough for it to climb out [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and go on the rampage]].]

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* Kaiju: {{Kaiju}}: The Zillo Beast is an obvious homage to these.
* KryptoniteFactor: Malastare fuel [[spoiler: is highly toxic to Zillo Beasts, so the Dugs dump it into the pit in the hope of poisoning the creature. Unfortunately, they only succeed in enraging the Beast enough for it to climb out [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and go on the rampage]].]]]

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* KryptoniteFactor: Malastare fuel [[spoiler: is highly toxic to Zillo Beasts, so the Dugs dump it into the pit in the hope of poisoning the creature. Unfortunately, they only succeed in enraging the Beast enough for it to climb out [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge and go on the rampage]].]
* LastOfHisKind: [[spoiler: The Zillo Beast is the last of its species, hence why Mace Windu is so adamant it be kept alive]].


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* NoOneGetsLeftBehind: After the EMP bomb inadvertantly creates a sinkhole that swallows a large number of clone troopers, Anakin and Mace immediately dispatch rescue efforts to look for survivors.

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