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    Season One 
  • Yoda's Mook Horror Show on the Separatist droids and then showing up Ventress. "Strong with the Dark Side you are, young one, but not that strong." Yoda uses the Force in order to take Ventress' lightsabers out of her hand and, just to hammer home how out of her league she is, gives them back.

"Rising Malevolence"

  • Plo Koon and clone troopers Sinker and Boost fighting battle droids. On the outside of their escape pod.

"Shadow of Malevolence"

  • Anakin, Ahsoka, Plo Koon, and Shadow Squadron managing to damage the Malevolence during the Battle of the Kalilda Nebula.

"Destroy Malevolence"

  • Padmé, when she is being tractored into the bay of Grievous' ship, orders the Republic ships to keep firing so Grievous won't be able to use her as a hostage.
    • And then, after Grievous walks into Padmé's booby-trapped ship, he doesn't make it out before the ship goes off. Then, there's a shot of his hand punching through the wreckage.


  • Shortly after Cody and Rex meet up with a few rookie clone troopers, a gigantic Rishi eel, which has earlier dined on one of their fellow clones, returns — only to be immediately killed by Rex in a single shot from his sidearm.
  • The scene during the fight to retake the communications center where Rex shoots a blaster out of a commando droid's hand. The commando droid then draws a vibroblade, leaps towards Rex, and attempts to cleave him in two. Rex rolls out of the way, and narrowly avoids a decapitation with a dodge that brings him behind the droid, where Rex breaks its neck and slams it face-first into the floor.
  • Hevy, introducing the attacking Separatist droids to his BFG: "You didn't say please!"
  • "Do we take prisoners?" "I.. don't..." [boom]

"Downfall of a Droid"

"Duel of the Droids"

  • Grievous utterly curbstomping Ahsoka, Rex, and some other clone troopers.
    • On the flip side of the coin, Ahsoka deciding that she would take on Grevious, the fearsome Jedi killer, on her own so Rex and Denal can finish the mission. She is severely outmatched, but manages to cleverly play keep away long enough for Rex to complete the mission but also long enough for her master to rescue R2. As if that's not enough, she survives with all limbs attached and escapes with everyone. Considering that she is just a Padawan, this is an incredible feat.
  • Anakin rescuing R2 from several Magnaguards, defeating them with almost contemptuous ease.
    Anakin: You have something that belongs to me.
  • R2-D2 vs R3-S6.

"Bombad Jedi"

  • Padmé breaking out of prison on her own.
  • What does it say about the series when Jar Jar gets a Moment of Awesome courtesy of a cloak borrowed from Anakin and an unexpected friendship with a swamp monster?
  • Jar Jar gets mistaken for a Jedi and uses it to his advantage to scare the crap out of Nute Gunray.
    • Jar Jar's behavior in general, he's come a long way since The Phantom Menace. Selflessly jumping into danger in order to help his friends.

"Cloak of Darkness"

  • Nute Gunray, of all people, gets one. When his accomplice Captain Argyus is about to be taken down by Commander Gree, he sneaks up behind him and clubs him in the back of the head with a blaster rifle, knocking him out. Not bad for someone whose usual M.O.note  is whining and hiding behind Dooku and Grievous.
  • And Gunray doesn't even get the best Moment of Awesome in that episode. Ventress certainly makes a comeback from her smackdown by Yoda earlier; everything she does, starting with infiltrating a Jedi cruiser nigh-undetected, through fighting on equal terms with Luminara and Ahsoka simultaneously, to the final scene.
  • Ahsoka saving Luminara by Force-pushing Ventress, who jumps to kill the trapped Jedi Master, into a fallen pipe.

"Lair of Grievous"

  • This episode seems to have been designed to up the ante in this category. Among many moments:
    • Kit Fisto's two-on-three lightsaber duel with Grievous, particularly when he takes his fallen Padawan's lightsaber to duel him.
    • Grievous pulling an Indiana Jones on Nahdar, and furiously declaring his intent to kill every Jedi to Fisto who's watching him over the surveillance.
    • Grievous' droid doctor getting away with saying things to Grievous that would have meant dismantling for any other droid.
    • Fisto's R6 unit doing a freaking barrel roll in his fighter to get rid of an assassin droid.
    • Grievous getting his legs chopped off right off the bat, losing his lightsabers, and still managing to get away (killing a few clone troopers in the process) by crawling like a spider.

"Dooku Captured"

  • The events that led to this statement.
    Ahsoka: Oh, I see. So, which part of the situation did you have "under control"? The blocked entrance? The poison gas? Or that gundark behind you?
  • Hondo and his pirate gang capturing Dooku.

"The Gungan General"

  • The episode opens with Obi-Wan and Anakin unconscious in a cell. The now-Legends corresponding webcomic reveals how Hondo successfully Out-Gambitted on two of the best Jedi in the galaxy. When they switched out their drugged drinks, his pet simply poisoned all the air in the room.
  • Hondo gets a moment for laying out just why trying to ransom Dooku to the Separatists is a bad idea - they'll just send their armies in to wipe out the pirates and take Dooku back. Hondo is among a rare few in this series who realizes that deals with the Separatists are simply a bad idea and knows better than to try with them.
  • Jar Jar gets another one in this episode where he takes out three tanks by himself, and it's not entirely because he's clumsy.
    "He's not a senator, he's a PLAGUE!"
  • Throughout the episode Jar Jar, of all people, consistently makes wise tactical choices that ultimately lead to him and the clones to enabling Anakin and Obi-Wan to escape. Jar Jar's not wrong to claim that he helped rescue them.

"Jedi Crash"

  • Anakin holding back an explosion with his mind for several seconds.

"Defenders of Peace"

  • Anakin, Ahsoka, Aayla, Rex, and Bly taking out the Battle Droids defending the Separatist base. It's a truly beautiful moment as none of the Separatist droids realize they're being picked off piece by piece until it's too late.
  • Their defence of the Lurmen village. Also, when Wag Too calls out his father for his Suicidal Pacifism as he and his friends go to help the heroes fight the Separatist droids.

"Storm over Ryloth"

  • Anakin, having lost one Jedi Cruiser, has another one evacuated so he can fly it into the Separatist flagship and literally smash the blockade. Ahsoka also gains one by recognizing the fact that space isn't an ocean and utilizing it to great effect.
  • Heck, even Mar Tuuk has his moment by initially forcing Anakin into a retreat while destroying a third of his force and heavily damaging the other two.

"Innocents of Ryloth"

  • Obi-Wan gets one by closing a cell door.
  • The Twi'leks also get one by tearing the tactical droid to pieces. "Does not compute" indeed.

"Liberty on Ryloth"

  • Mace Windu has several awesome moments, especially when the bridge goes out.

"Hostage Crisis"

  • Cad Bane gets one by virtue of having the guts to simply walk into the Galactic Senate and take them hostage. That's it. That's his entire plan. And it works.
  • [blasts the ceiling] "Everybody quiet! I've got a call to make."
  • Even his exit is glorious. After they've finished their mission, the victorious bounty hunters return to their speeder. Ziro takes up an entire hover-tram by himself and Bane's group take the remaining seats, so what does Cad Bane do? Crouch on the nose of the speeder as it takes off and flies through the skyline of Coruscant, hundreds of metres above the nearest surface that could be considered ground, without any restraints.

    Season Two 
"Holocron Heist"
  • Cad Bane totally one-ups himself at the start of the following season. With only himself, a shapeshifter, and a techno-service droid, he breaks into the Jedi Temple and steals a Holocron. Granted, it helped that a Sith Lord gave him blueprints, but the bounty hunter not only broke in, but walked back out with only a robe disguising him and during the entire heist, not seen by ANYONE.
    • Let's say this again. He snuck into a building full of Jedi (who are dedicated to finding and destroying evil), and not only does he rob them of their most precious treasures, he gets away with it. Of course, it's helped by the Jedi assuming that anyone who'd break into the Temple would want to steal military secrets, as holocrons aren't generally of use to anyone who can't open them.

"Cargo of Doom"

  • Bane, following up from the previous episode, goes and captures a Jedi Master and then tortures him to death in an attempt to get the Jedi to open the holocron. When that fails, he lures Anakin and Ahsoka on to his ship, captures Ahsoka to force Anakin to do the job (successfully!), and then escapes by dressing as a clone trooper.
  • Rex manages to figure out that Bane is posing as a clone trooper by noticing that "Denal's" blood is green. Bane is unharmed when the clone troopers confront him, which means that one of them manages to hurt Cad Bane.
  • Anakin boards Cad Bane's frigate by having AT-TEs land on it.

"Children Of The Force"

  • In order to get information out of a captured Cad Bane, Anakin, Obi-Wan and Mace Windu use the Jedi Mind Trick on him, all at the same time. In a moment for Bane he's able to resist the power of three of the greatest Jedi at once. At the same time he decides to give them what they want because he knows he won't be able to handle them doing that again. It's a true show of the power all four characters have.

"Landing at Point Rain"

  • First off, we see the largest fleet seen in the series, of 13 Republic ships (four Venator-class Star Destroyers and nine Acclamator-class Assault Ships) and it's clear that this is just the first wave coming in to attack Geonosis. Then the landings come in, and there are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of landing craft launched for the attack. It's like a scene out of Saving Private Ryan, with landing craft being blown out of the sky as they desperately try to get to the staging zone. Anakin, Ki-Adi-Mundi, and Obi-Wan's landing craft are shot down and Anakin's and Mundi's clone troopers have to make it through on foot, with Mundi's going through a dangerous cave system filled with Geonosians and Anakin's having to fight through a massive wall fortress. Obi-Wan's Republic gunship crashes in the landing zone, and while injured and on his back, he leads his clone troopers who formed into a wagon train formation to fight the superior numbers of Separatist droids and Geonosians. Long story short, Anakin and Mundi's clone troopers make it through with heavy casualties, Anakin's destroy the fortress and Mundi has made some roast Geonosian shish kebabs. And then when it looks like Obi-Wan's clone troopers are overwhelmed, a squadron of Y-Wings come down to the planet, dispatched by Admiral Yularen, and bomb the shit out of the Separatist droids and Geonosians. Then, Anakin leads the charge through the ray shield, destroys the artillery to let the tanks through which blast the crap out of the shield. The episode ends with Anakin, Ahsoka, and Ki-Adi-Mundi's kills: 55, 60 and 65 respectively.
    • Note that Mundi is injured in his own crash landing. While injured and with a limp, he still manages to beat two hot-shot showoff young Jedi who insisted on taking down all their enemies by themselves. That is the power of a Jedi Master.
    • Obi-Wan's right about Anakin's respect being a rare prize, as this is the guy who thought himself better than Grandmaster Yoda.
  • The final charge towards the shield generator is a 20-second long wide tracking shot following Anakin and his clones sprinting across an open plain to cover while linking up with Ahsoka and her clones along the way. It's an obvious homage to the Epic Tracking Shot from The Longest Day and looks suitably amazing with so much happening that one almost needs to rewind to catch it all. A major feat by the animation team and a fitting climax for such an adrenaline rush of an episode.

"Weapons Factory"

  • Ahsoka and Barriss' plan to blow up the droid factory is wrecked when their explosives are removed. So instead they commandeer a tank to do the job, despite this giving them no chance to get away. They end up surviving but have no expectation the tank could protect them, showing they truly deserve to be Jedi.

"Grievous Intrigue"

  • Commander Cody and several of his men dogpile General Grievous. Then, one of them punches Grievous in the face. And apparently manages to live.

"The Mandalore Plot"

  • Pre Vizsla pulling out a black-bladed lightsaber called the Darksaber and then proving why Mandalorians are the Badass Normals of Star Wars by dueling Obi-Wan.
    • Of course, he loses after a few tries, but being able to hold his own against a Jedi Master with a weapon that most non-Jedi usually end up swinging in the same general direction of the enemy and hoping they hit something is pretty impressive for a guy who's obviously self taught.

"Voyage of Temptation"

  • Obi-Wan determines the identity of a traitor by using a restrained assassin droid as a sort of compass, noting that it's programmed to go after everyone except for the one who planted it in the first place.
  • Tal Merrik manages to force Obi-Wan and Satine into a vicious Sadistic Choice that would almost guarantee a clean getaway. By threatening to blow up the ship while the two literally have him at gunpoint he delights in pointing out that neither can actually kill him without getting a Pyrrhic Victory one way or the other; If Satine just shoots him she proves herself a hypocrite and undercuts her own pacifistic ideals. If Obi-Wan strikes him down then the Jedi will be seen as a hero by everyone in the Republic except for the pacifistic Satine who would hate him for the act. Too bad the Smug Snake was Tempting Fate because Anakin sneaks up behind him to stab the man with his lightsaber.

"Senate Murders"

  • When Lolo Purs is revealed as the murderer and takes Padmé hostage Tan Divo remote activates the security droids like it's just another day at the office and their sudden appearance gives Padmé the opportunity to disarm Lolo before knocking her out with one punch.

"Cat and Mouse"

"Bounty Hunters"

  • Embo. Every single thing he does is awesome.
  • Hondo Ohnaka dueling Anakin with an electrostaff on top of a moving tank and surviving the experience.

"The Zillo Beast Strikes Back"

  • Simply put, this episode is a Star Wars take on a Kaiju movie. And it is awesome. Watching as the Zillo Beast breaks free of its containment and tears through everything in its path without being slowed down is something to behold, and the fact that it's gunning for Palpatine the whole time will actually make you root for the giant monster!
  • The fact that it almost kills the Sith Lord and ends his reign before it can even begin is an accomplishment in and of itself.
  • The Zillo Beast manages to terrify Palpatine himself, earning an extremely rare Oh, Crap! moment from the evil Chancellor. For all his power, even Palpatine knows that he's know match for a giant, near-indestructible monster.
  • While the Zillo Beast may be the star, the Jedi still get a few moments to show off as well:
    • Caught in the Zillo Beast's grasp, Anakin takes his lightsaber and cuts Palpatine's escape ship clean in two so they can escape.
    • Following that, Mace Windu and Obi-Wan use the Force to stop Palpatine's ship before it can fall off the building. And they do this while on the ground, hundreds of feet away.

"Death Trap"

  • Boba Fett has this first by showing up at all and then by making a successful plan to kill Mace Windu which would have worked if not for plain old dumb luck and then he singlehandedly crashed a Republic cruiser, all without anybody knowing who he is.
    • But that's not his moment. His moment is when the clone cadets who he is with in disguise go to training. The cadets are only allowed one try to shoot the skeet, and the first two cadets miss after firing multiple shots. Boba Fett shows obvious disdain, and Admiral Kilian notices. He tells Boba to take his turn and signals the clone trooper at the controls to fire the skeet early. Boba takes one shot. he doesn't miss. Then they try firing skeet in attack formation. Boba presses the fire button three times and in short order the skeet explodes. As the clone cadets walk away in awe, the Admiral tells their instructor to "Keep an eye on that one." It is this moment that defines him as not just another clone, but Jango Fett's true son.

"R2 Come Home"

  • Not only does Artoo casually push boxes and then a grenade down on the bounty hunters, he then proceeds to take out a creature that Obi-Wan and Anakin combined have trouble dealing with back in "Dooku Captured", in about the space of five minutes. The best part is when the gundark holds him up by the dome and looks at him, and he sprays oil at it. Not enough range. Then he extends his manipulators like he's trying to poke him in the eye. Artoo tries to poke a creature bigger than a Jedi starfighter!
  • Let's not forget that Artoo did everything in his power to ensure that he saved Anakin in the end, including traveling all the way from Vanqor in the Outer Rim to Coruscant just to get help when all other options have failed.

"Lethal Trackdown"

  • Ahsoka taking down Slave I. That is all.
  • Almost everything Plo Koon does in this episode. For starters, he ends a bar fight with zero bloodshed. He evens remains his usual stoic self when he has a gun pointed at the back of his head.
    Boba Fett: I'm not a murderer, but I want justice!
    Plo Koon: We are justice.

    Season Three 
"Clone Cadets"
  • The Domino Squad showing their ingenuity to adapt to the situation, managing to complete the objective in spite of lacking the necessary equipment to do so. Their instructors are certainly impressed.

"ARC Troopers"

  • Shaak Ti has a quick one when she single-handedly cuts down five heavily-armored droids in about 10 seconds.
  • The Republic defending Kamino looks awesome.
  • Anakin vs. Ventress and Obi-Wan vs. Grievous.
  • Ventress tries to retrieve the canister with the clone DNA template when a clone trooper grabs it out of the air, and she looks to see a whole bunch of clone troopers have arrived and are pointing their guns at her.

"Supply Lines"

  • Jedi General Ima-Gun Di and his clone officer Captain Keeli during their last stand on Ryloth.
    Ima-Gun Di: Captain Keeli!
    Keeli: I'm not finished yet, Sir... we can do this, General!
    Ima-Gun Di: Then let's make the end memorable!
    • And their battle cry earlier; "For the Republic! For the Twi'leks!" Master Di is making their last stand because he promises the Twi'leks emergency aid and it has yet to come.
    • In the end, both die to the endless onslaught of droids, but not before master Di receives word over his comlink that the republic supplies have reached the twi'lek resistance fighters. His final words are "The twi'leks will live to fight another day".
  • Jar Jar, who was once banished for being clumsy, shows off dexterity worthy of the Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain with his distraction from the supply ships, juggling plates and cups until they're all in a complicated and perfectly balanced stack.


  • The Mandalorian police taking down the black marketeers. They might have banished their warriors to their moon and become pacifists, but apparently some things are genetic.

"The Academy"

  • Ahsoka, unarmed, beats up around a dozen corrupt Mandalorian police officers and captures their leader, corrupt Prime Minister Almec — in binders.


  • Aurra Sing vs. Ahsoka: Aurra wins by virtue of Beam Spam and nicks Ahsoka in the arm, leaving her alone with Padmé. There's no one else there, and the guards can't open the door. Result? Padmé pulls a blaster on Sing.

"Hunt for Ziro"

  • The entire Obi-Wan Kenobi and Quinlan Vos vs Cad Bane showdown at the end of this episode. Especially the fact that Cad Bane is able to hold his own against two Jedi Masters for most of the fight.
  • The twist that Sy Snootles kills Ziro.

"Pursuit of Peace"

  • Padmé Amidala gives a Rousing Speech to convince the Senate to vote against deregulating the banks for more troop funding. Even her political enemies applaud!
    • To say nothing of the fact that she, however inadvertently, interfered with Palpatine's plans, something the Jedi never managed without Luke (aside for cutting Anakin into little Vader bits and setting him on fire). Just listen to him... he is surprised he gets stopped.


  • Count Dooku defeating Asajj Ventress and two of her fellow nightsisters just after being hit with a poison dart. In his pajamas, no less.


  • Ventress easily dispatching various Nightbrothers, particularly when one throws a spear at her, she catches it, and the guy gets enough time for an Oh, Crap! moment before getting a spear in the chest.
    • The only one who can even marginally match her is Savage, who is clearly a Badass Normal that earns Ventress' grudging commendation before he's ever transformed.
  • Savage Opress' rampage, where he tears his way through a legion of clones, and completely curb stomps two Jedi.

"Witches of the Mist"

  • The brief cameo from Delta Squad. Not only did it keep the characters in canon when Disney dropped the Legends continuity, but they still came off as incredibly badass even when they're not fighting.
  • The duel between Ventress, Savage, and Dooku. All of it.
    • Savage Force-choking Ventress and Dooku, fighting Anakin and Obi-Wan to a standstill, and destroying over a dozen droids with a single Force wave after they have repeatedly shot him.


  • Qui-Gon's cameo. He's voiced by Liam Neeson, returning to the role for the first time in 12 years. Awesome stuff.
  • The Son shows just what kind of powers the Jedi trio are dealing with by deactivating Obi-Wan and Ahsoka's lightsabers with just a wave of the hand.
  • After Anakin has enough of the unsettling events going on he confronts The Father with his lightsaber ignited. The Father proceeds to one up the Son by by grabbing Anakin's lightsaber by the blade and calmly pushing it back into the hilt!
  • Anakin taking on the Daughter and the Son on Mortis, faced with the choice of saving Ahsoka or Obi-Wan, and told that he could only save one of them. What does he do? Takes advantage of the fact that the planet is the Force, saves both Obi-Wan and Ahsoka, then defeats both the Son and Daughter in a Curb-Stomp Battle with nothing more than the Force, showing why he's The Chosen One. Complete with Avatar State-like voice effects for Anakin.
Anakin: On your knees!

"Altar of Mortis"

  • The epic Force-duel between the Son and the Daughter. This episode presents two most powerful Force-users ever (except, of course, the Father) taking on each other, and neither is able to gain the upper hand! There's also Ahsoka taking on Anakin and Obi-Wan simultaneously.
  • A more subtle one is the Son turning Ahsoka to the Dark Side. Remember, it took Palpatine thirteen years of whispering and promises of power to corrupt Anakin, who already has some issues. The Son managed to corrupt Ahsoka, who is quite possibly one of the purest-hearted Jedi in the entire saga, in a matter of seconds by simply biting her arm!
  • The Daughter first sacrifices herself to protect Father, then moments later, using Anakin as a medium, she transfers what little life force she has left to a seemingly lifeless Ahsoka, reviving her.

"The Citadel"

  • Jedi Master Even Piell enduring Electric Torture and refusing to give in even when his droid interrogator threatens him with Eye Scream.
  • Three words: Grand Moff Tarkin. The man who would destroy Alderaan is here, in his younger days, still as smug as ever, yet delivering an incredibly effective point about how they Jedi are not meant to be warriors. Props to Stephen Stanton for perfectly capturing Peter Cushing's voice.


  • The quick thinking and good acting skills of the lead battle droid in R2's unit when they land at the platform and are almost captured.

"Wookiee Hunt"

  • CHEWBACCA makes a guest appearance. And they even got Peter Mayhew to come by and help them get his movements right!
  • The moment where Jinx successfully mindtricks a Trandoshan. Granted, he needed Chewbacca's help in getting the Trandoshan's brain to cooperate, but still. This is a tricky technique. It took Ahsoka a while to master it, and she's been getting formal, consistent Force training since her early childhood... and even now, when she's the most skilled and educated Force-user on the island, she's still not volunteering to do it. Jinx has his training broken off before he even became a Padawan, he's likely been on the island long enough to have only minimal memory of what training he did get, and he still mindtricks a member of a notoriously strong-minded race.
  • Ahsoka fighting and defeating Garnac, the leader of the Trandoshans. The guy is 2 meters tall, weighted 178 kilograms, has a very thick reptilian hide, and is armed with an axe and a knife in addition to his claws, not to mention his species are on the same scale of physical strength as Wookies. All Ahsoka has are her Waif-Fu and Force skills.

    Season Four 
"Gungan Attack"
  • Anakin takes down a sensor station by using the Force while swimming.
  • Why did he take down the sensor station? To cover the arrival of Republic reinforcements... Drawn from the Gungan Grand Army. Who quickly take on the hydroid medusas, gigantic and cybernetically enhanched sea monsters that have previously routed the Mon Cala and Republic forces, and swiftly take them out with handheld boomas. After all, killing sea monsters while underwater is exactly what they normally train for, and their usual enemies are far larger.
    • There's another awesome, though non-action, moment earlier when the Gungans are contacted by the Jedi to ask for help. Boss Lyonie, the new leader of the Gungans, agrees that the Mon Calamari and the Republic forces will need help but says that he needs to think very carefully about this since, obviously, it'll put a lot of Gungans in danger as well. Jar Jar Binks himself objects and says that they don't have time to think when their friend and ally Padme wouldn't hesitate to help them if they needed and could be dying right this very second. Boss Lyonie immediately agrees, realizing that Jar Jar is right, and dispatches the Grand Army to Mon Cala.
    • Hell, the scene of the Gungans charging into battle is awesome. They're all standing by in the hanger of a Star Destroyer, and once Jar Jar gives the word they all give a war cry and fearlessly dive into the ocean. Cut to a wide shot and you see what must be hundreds of Gungans diving from the Star Destroyer. Here comes The Cavalry indeed!
  • And then one for Riff Tamson, for being prepared for that when he didn't actually expect the Republic to have anything to take on the medusas, swiftly turning the tide so completely he captured all the Gungan and Mon Cala troops. Oh, and in the engagement he fought hand-to-hand with Jedi Master Kit Fisto — and won.


  • Nossor Ri and the Quarren army pulling off a Heel–Face Turn and saving Lee-Char and assisting the Republic/Mon Calamari/Gungan army take down Riff Tamson and his droid army.
  • Prince Lee-Char, the scared, inexperienced young heir to the throne, taking on Riff Tamson, who managed to outfight a Jedi bare-handed, and blowing him to pieces with one of his own explosive knives. Gruesome? Yes. Glorious? Oh hell yes.

"Shadow Warrior"

  • Tarpals' Heroic Sacrifice (Which ends up turning into a Senseless Sacrifice later, unfortunately), made so that the Gungans can take down Grievous.
    Grievous: How does it feel to die?
    Tarpals: Not die. Sacrifice!
    • Even if later events made it pointless, he still defeated Grievous. That's right, a middle aged, non-Force-sensitive Gungan warrior is able to hold his own against one of the most powerful warriors in the CIS, and gets cut down only because he let it happen, right before impaling his opponent. Badass Normal at its finest.
    • Also, remember that this capture of Grievous is not only successful, but only one sacrifice is needed, something not even the Jedi managed to do so far. Gungans are really bombad warriors.
    • Even Jar Jar Binks of all people gets a badass moment, he is the first one to fling a gungan EMP bomb at Grievous, with such precision that he knocks his lightsaber out of his hand!
    • The lead-up to Grievous' capture by the Gungans. After a humorous if threatening scene where Grievous finally figures out that "Boss Lyonie" isn't who he says he is and chases Jar Jar out of the ship, we see a very confident-looking Captain Tarpals standing before Jar Jar. Grievous immediately realizes that something's wrong and Tarpals announces, "Yousa army is shut down, General!" and he tips over a bunch of deactivated battledroids like dominoes as pretty much the entire Gungan army runs up and take battle positions, and he says, "Meesa suggest you surrender!" Never has the silly Gungan dialect of Galactic Basic sounded so badass!

"Darkness on Umbara"

  • Captain Rex's speech to General Pong Krell at the end.
    "Sir, if I may address your accusation, I followed your orders. Even in the face of a plan, that was, in my opinion, severely flawed. A plan that cost us men. (he takes off his helmet) Not clones! Men! As sure as it is my duty to remain loyal to your command, I also have another duty. To protect those men."

"The General"

  • Fives and Hardcase hijacking two Umbaran starfighters and then using them to destroy the enemy tanks.

"Plan of Dissent"

  • Hardcase's Dying Moment of Awesome.
    Hardcase: Live to fight another day, boys! [sighs lightly as he sees them leave] Live to fight another day...

"Carnage of Krell"

  • Rex leads his clone troopers to arrest Krell after Krell tricked them into attacking each other. Even if it isn't particularly well thought-out and Krell kills a ton of troopers, they bring him down.
    • Tup gets top marks for managing to trick Krell into a trap by using himself as bait.
    • The way the whole fight goes down, it's like a heroic version of Order 66.
    • When Rex first comes up with the plan he offers any of the soldiers who want nothing to do with it, as the plan is highly treasonous, a chance to walk away if they wish. Every clone there steps forward for the plan. This isn't wartime politics anymore; It's Personal for the Troopers and they are out for blood.
  • Dogma gets one in the same episode when he grabs Fives' pistol and uses it to kill Krell.
  • Earlier in the episode, the clone firing squad refusing to execute Fives and Jesse despite being ordered to show that they can think for themselves. After the failed execution, Rex manages to backtalk Krell after one too many insults towards his status as a clone.
    Captain Rex: It's Captain, sir.
    • When Dogma protests their refusal to obey orders and wants to follow through on the execution Rex shuts him up with an Armor-Piercing Response that shows he's the only one who truly believes in Krell.
    Rex: Good luck finding anyone to do it.
    • Fives gets one when he gives the speech to the clones during that same scene.
      Fives: This is wrong, and we all know it! The General is making a mistake, and he needs to be called on it! No clone should have to go out this way! We are loyal soldiers! We follow orders, but we are not a bunch of unthinking droids! We are men! We must be trusted to make the right decisions, especially if the orders we are given are wrong!
      • And the clones do listen. They miss.
  • When Rex discovers that they're actually fighting their fellow clones he charges into the middle of the firefight, really risking his neck by taking off his helmet to prove his identity and tackles one of the opposing clones to remove their helmet so his side can see what's truly going on.


  • Obi-Wan deliberately taking a beating from the Zygerrian Darts D'Nar in order to distract him while Anakin and Ahsoka deactivated the bombs planted all over the Togrutan colony of Kiros. And once word reaches D'Nar that all the bombs have been disabled, Obi-Wan gives up the ruse and to demonstrate that D'Nar is never really a match for him in the first place, Force-crushes both of his commando droid guards at the same time.
    • Even though it is a ruse, the beatdown looks brutal. Obi-Wan looks like he is really hurting by the end. It has to take a lot of self control to keep from fighting back.
  • Also, Ahsoka curbstomping D'Nar offscreen, which is followed by Anakin scaring D'Nar out of his wits by jamming his lightsaber up against D'Nar's throat and threatening to turn it on.

"Escape from Kadavo"

  • Plo Koon's Big Damn Heroes moment. Keeper Agruss gets Obi-Wan to tell Anakin to stop trying to enter the fortress, as that's something Anakin can't do alone. Anakin smirks and asks "Who said I'm alone?" The scene jumps to Plo Koon's fleet dropping out of hyperspace. It's enough to make Agruss look concerned.
  • Anakin carving up Zygerrians left, right and centre.
  • Rex's Bond One-Liner to Keeper Agruss near the end, who is banking on Jedi mercy: "I'm no Jedi."
    • Right before Rex gets his moment Obi-Wan shoots Rex a look that just screams "Oh look someone who's not a Jedi that can deal with you".
    • Not only that, but just one story arc before, he refused to execute Krell. Now Rex no longer has that holding him back; if you're a galactic scum bucket who mistreats innocents, let alone his friends, like garbage and expect to get away with it, then he's got something different to say about that...
  • The whole conclusion to the Zygerrian Slavers arc. Watching cruel slavers get their comeuppance is always satisfying.
  • Dooku putting Miraj Scintel through a Break the Haughty that included a Force-Choke.
  • Anakin throwing Dooku's demands to surrender by threatening Queen Miraj's life back in his face.
    Dooku: Take one more step, and I will end her life.
    Anakin: What makes you think I care about this slaver scum?
  • After successfully evacuating all the slaves from the Kadavo facility, the Wolf Pack destroy the entire place, along with most of its Zygerrian garrison still inside. Seeing the evil place come crashing down on the beings who made it a place of misery and torment is Pay Evil unto Evil at its finest.
    Anakin: Master Plo, you're all clear!
    Plo Koon: All gunships, fire! (Republic gunships open fire on the Kadavo facility's supports, sending it toppling into the abyss)
    • The rescue itself deserves mention. Ahsoka comes up with the idea of having the cruiser position itself under the facility to offload the slaves. When some of them wind up falling off the platform they're on Ahsoka and the Troopers save them, with Ahsoka jumping after the first one that falls and beating them to the ground so she can catch them.

"A Friend in Need"

  • Ahsoka decapitating four Mandalorian Death Watch at once and then proceeding to duel Pre Viszla long enough that the entire fight became a draw and escaping the entirety of Death Watch's forces. And this being lead up by disrupting the Death Watch as it is trying to torch a town of locals For the Evulz by grabbing a rake and using it as a quarterstaff. Plus, she impales a Death Watch soldier on the roof using a makeshift spear.


  • The entirety of the prison break.

"Friends and Enemies"

  • Anakin's fight with Cad Bane on top of a moving ship in this episode is pretty good, too. It is ultimately a battle in Anakin's favor, but Bane survived a lot longer than he would have normally, and might actually have done some damage if not for Rako Hardeen (Obi-Wan in disguise) covertly sabotaging the fight by rocking the ship.

"Crisis on Naboo"

  • Anakin's duel with Dooku. Dooku sicces Magnaguards on him like he did in their last duel. Anakin takes them out in seconds (admittedly there are two compared to four and there is more space). He even allows them to get one shot in before utterly destroying them.
  • Then he comes damn close to beating Dooku. The only reason that he doesn't is that he takes too long to finish him since he's choking him. He'd fix that when he finally did the deed. Dooku gets him off by Force Lightninging the hell out of him.
  • And of course, all that's needed to know what's really going on is one Psychotic Smirk from Palpatine.


  • The one perpetrated by Grievous against the Nightsisters. Things start rather evenly matched, with the Separatist droids' numbers and technology being met with powerful magic from the Nightsisters, but once the General himself enters the battle, everything goes to hell for the witches. After a brief setback against Ventress herself, he quickly composes himself and proceeds to open a massive can of whoopass, beating back Ventress with sheer numbers and firepower, single (or rather, triple) handedly blazing through whole hordes of zombies, kicking down the door to Old Daka's cave, and stopping the undead hordes by almost casually lifting the old bat up in the air and running his lightsaber through her chest, after which his droids (even the B1's) are able to easily wipe out all the remaining witches, save for Ventress and Talzin. This episode went a long way towards reversing however much of Grievous' Villain Decay still remained.
  • Mother Talzin is able to use force lightning (with hers being green) and comes within an inch of killing Dooku, after putting him through a long line of torture first. "You are going to die either way, Count. The only question is how painful it will be!"


  • Ventress killing the dumbass bounty hunter who tried hitting on her, and his teammates showing that they're not afraid of her by strong-arming her into taking his place.
  • The return of Boba Fett, leading his own syndicate of Bounty Hunters. They clearly all respect him absolutely, and he's an 12 year old orphan. He even duel wields a pair of WESTAR-34 blaster pistols, just like his dad.
  • Kickass bounty hunters vs. space elf ninjas, on a moving train! And while the Kage warriors do manage to pull off a successful Dwindling Party on them, it's notable that all the bounty hunters survive. And two of them never get knocked off.
    • The Oner of Boba Fett charging down the length of the entire train to protect the cargo, tossing off Kage warriors like ants on the way there. Keep in mind that he can't be older than 12 at the time.
  • Ventress having a change of heart and freeing Otua Blank's child bride, but still managing to get paid twice in the process.


  • Few would deny that "I am your father" is the biggest surprise in all of Star Wars. This episode delivers something just as big: DARTH MAUL LIVES! Yes, that's right. Maul survived being cut in half, and spent over a decade rotting away on a junk world, his mind as damaged as his body. And yet, he survived. All so he could one day escape, and destroy the one responsible...Obi-Wan Kenobi.
    • Special credit goes to Sam Witwer's acting that sells Maul as a character. He just doesn't sound cool; every breath drips with a hint of anger and insanity, as if Maul is on the verge of returning to that wretched state Savage found him in. And yet, there's a hint of pity in Maul's voice, as if the pain inflicted upon him was somehow undeserved. Props to Witwer for taking one of the franchise's least-flesh out villains and making him both cool and tragic.


  • Obi-Wan Kenobi and Asajj Ventress vs. Darth Maul and Savage Opress. That is all.

    Season Five 
  • Darth Maul laying down the Rule of Two on his brother.
  • Obi-Wan's second duel with Darth Maul and Savage Opress, where he utilizes Dual Wielding and martial arts to successfully fend off two extremely dangerous Sith, take out one of their knees and he even manages to chop Savage's arm clean off. This is most impressive because both of these Sith have been able to kill Jedi Masters on their own, yet Obi-Wan is able to take on both at the same time.
    • Extra points for strategy: Obi-Wan knows Savage is a lot stronger than him physically, and kicking his knee once doesn't do much good. As Master Gallia demonstrated. Instead, he strikes the same spot consecutively throughout the battle until Savage is noticeably affected. Then once he's in a Blade Lock with the brothers, Obi-Wan gives one more decisive kick that makes Savage's knee give out, allowing him to slip through and chop the arm off.
    • After Obi-Wan chops off Savage's arm Maul freaks out and blasts him backwards with some of the most powerful use of his force ability we've seen yet.
    • Not to mention being able to drag the Jedi's extremely heavy ship off a cliff one-handed while running for his life.
  • Savage killing Adi Gallia. While horrific and saddening, it shows how he's now strong enough to kill members of the Jedi Council.
  • In the same episode, Hondo Ohnaka starts off facing a bombing of his HQ without even flinching. He proceeds to ambush his former men, turn them to his side again, then he gets out. And we get this glorious dialogue:
    Maul: Fools! You will pay for this insolence!
    Hondo: [laughing] Insolence?! We are pirates! We don't even know what that means. Open fire!
    • Final result: he makes Darth Maul run for his life, without one of his cybernetic legs. And steals millions of credits from his wrecked ship on top of it.
  • This quote from Hondo, not to mention the situation it describes:
    Hondo: Look at them! How powerful can they be?! They are RUNNING AWAY from Kenobi!

"A War on Two Fronts"

  • Lux taking a level in badass along with the other Onderon rebels thanks to training from Anakin, Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, and Rex.

"Front Runners"

  • The Onderon rebels hijacking a tank.
    • Also, what they did with the tank: take out the city's power generator, sentencing the droids to run out of power in hours (at least until Dooku sends reinforcements). It is so awesome many civilians joined the rebels...

"The Soft War"

"Tipping Points"

  • The rebels gain rocket launchers from Hondo (who is paid by Anakin and Obi-Wan to supply them) and use them to great effect against the Separatist gunships.
  • There's something awesome about the droids' Million Mook March in the middle of the episode, which shows a considerably large droid army followed by droid ships above while some Ominous Latin Chanting goes on the background. Of course, there's also the Curb-Stomp Battle they deploy on the Onderon Rebels, who promptly get their ass handled back to them for most of the episode until Hondo gives them weapons to turn the tide.

"A Test of Strength"

  • The droid Huyang gets his head shot off. He (or his body, rather) proceeds to march up to the pirate who did it, get both arms shot off, and still kicks the pirate's ass with the limbs he has left. And he has a damaged leg to start with.
  • Ahsoka takes out half of Hondo's crew by Force-pushing all of them simultaneously, with enough strength to send them tumbling across the ship's corridor into a blast door.

"Bound for Rescue"

  • General Grievous thoroughly routs Obi-Wan in this episode. His fleet decimates Obi-Wan's, and he tears his way through dozens of clones before curbstomping Obi-Wan himself with merely two blades. Obi-Wan and Cody chuck a fuel tank at him and detonate, and Grievous laughs.
  • Obi-Wan gets the last laugh though, despite Grievous's excellent performance. He sets his ship to self-destruct before leaving, and Grievous only just makes it out.

"A Necessary Bond"

  • Hondo fights droids with a regular vibrosword.
  • Also him snarking at the Sith/Separatists, which is fully chronicled on the Funny Moments page. The man has balls of steel.
  • From the same episode, Ahsoka and Grievous having a rematch four seasons after their first one. Same result of Grievous coming out on top, but it's impressive that she went toe to toe with the cyborg general knowing that it very well might end up being her Heroic Sacrifice getting those kids out of there. She did much better this time around.
  • The reveal of Slave I.
    • Even better, once all the younglings and Ahsoka are on board, Grievous angrily taunts that they can never escape him. Cut to Hondo at the controls. "Don't be so sure." He proceeds to shoot at Grievous with the ship's guns, knocking the general to the ground after he deflected a few shots.

"Missing in Action"

"Point of No Return"

  • The hijacked Jedi Cruiser blowing up at the end, a massive explosion of color, almost a dead ringer for a supernova even!


  • The entire episode is pretty much one long CMOA, but the standout has to be Maul, Savage, and Death Watch vs. the Hutts' bounty hunters.
    • Savage vs. Embo. Savage wins.
    • Sugi and her band of bounty hunters once again prove their Badass Normal credentials by getting the drop on Maul, Savage, and the Death Watch via a surprise attack from the ceiling, holding their own in the following fight, and escaping with their lives.
  • Maul taking Refuge in Audacity and essentially bullying Black Sun and the Hutts into following him, mixing in just enough tact to avoid insubordination. He's clearly learned from his mistake with Hondo's men.
  • Savage beheading the entire Black Sun council with a single throw of his saberstaff.

"Shades of Reason"

  • The entire epic lightsaber duel between Pre Vizsla and Darth Maul, largely considered one of the best fights of the series. It ends with Maul delivering a vicious No-Holds-Barred Beatdown to Vizsla (even breaking Vizsla's arm), then slicing his head off with his own Darksaber. Even better, he does the entire thing through a combination of being a Master Swordsman and a phenomenal martial artist, not once using the force.
  • One could argue that the entire episode is one long Moment of Awesome for Maul. Throwing Mandalore into chaos in a matter of days, when Dooku couldn't? Check. Turning Death Watch into saviors, which Dooku is also unable to accomplish? Check. Expecting Vizsla's betrayal, and building it into his plan? Check. In accordance with said plan, letting himself to be captured, so he can find easily a suitable Puppet King? Check. Turning Vizsla's code of honor against him by Challenging the Chief? Check.
    • Pre Vizla gets one in his final moments. For all of his wrongs, he upholds his beliefs to the end and never begs for his life, just merely stating his motto before Maul cuts his head off. No fear, no bartering, almost as if he was daring Maul to end it.
  • Beside the concluding fight, Savage destroys the prison cell he and Maul are kept in with the Force by flexing his arms. He also effortlessly takes down three Death Watch members.
  • And also there's also Bo-Katan refusing to accept Darth Maul as the new leader of Mandalore and Death Watch after Pre Vizla's death.

"The Lawless"

  • Bo-Katan saving Obi-Wan, complete with slicing a jetpack and sending a couple of goons flying and crashing.
  • A subtle one for Obi-Wan not falling to the Dark Side when Maul kills Satine.
    Obi-Wan: You can kill me, but you will never destroy me. It takes strength to resist the Dark Side. Only the weak embrace it.
    Maul: It is more powerful than you know.
    Obi-Wan: And those who oppose it will be more powerful than you’ll ever be.
  • Darth Sidious himself taking on Savage and Maul 2-on-1 and winning, killing the previously nigh-unstoppable Savage with laughable ease and bringing Maul so down that the latter begs for mercy, all without showing much effort or even a slight injury from their attacks. Word of God explicitly said that this is the best lightsaber duel the series has ever featured.
    • Right before the fight, the first thing Maul does when Sidious enters the room is to bow down and falsely claims that he conquered Mandalore for him. He really wants to avoid fighting him.
    • From the same fight, Maul breaking out the Darksaber and fighting Sidious Dual Wielding-to-Dual Wielding after Savage's death. At that point, Sidious proves exactly why he's the true Dark Lord of the Sith. While Maul puts up an impressive fight and even lands a kick, he ultimately lasts a mere 20 seconds against Palpatine's superior swordplay before being overpowered in a Blade Lock once Sidious has had enough and then he gets slammed around effortlessly by his master who hits him against walls several times until he's made Maul afraid enough.
    • Darth Sidious' very appearance is awesome in itself considering that he spends most of his time scheming behind the scenes as Chancellor Palpatine or as a hologram having others do his bidding, unable to take action in person until the end of the war. Here we get to see him casually walk in and slaughter everything in his path without even paying much attention and with simeple move of hands.
    • Savage holding his own against Sidious for a prolonged time is an amazing feat, considering how easily Sidious will dispatch three of the four Jedi Masters, who attempted to arrest him. Especially taking into account how little training Savage has. Though this is partly because Sidious isn't taking the fight too seriously.
      • One particular moment is when Savage goes for a downward stab, which Sidious easily evades. Sidious retaliates, only for Savage to simply ignite the second blade to block the blow.
      • It’s small in the grand scheme of things given the fact that Sidious wasn't taking the fight seriously for the most part, but Savage is one of only two individuals, alongside Mace Windu, to overpower Sidious in a lightsaber duel, and how did he do it? Not skill, but brute strength and cunning, by full force ramming into Sidious hard enough to send him flying.
    • Also a CMOA for Sidious' VA, the late Ian Abercrombie, who finally gets to let loose as the Dark Lord of the Sith and future Galactic Emperor. To add further, these are some of the last lines he ever recorded and this episode is dedicated to him. Also counts as a Tear Jerker.
    • When Savage rams Sidious off a ledge, what does Sidious do? He just pulls Maul and Savage down with him. And despite being hit by the brute that is Savage, who was previously shown to incapacitate Jedi and even kill some with a single headbutt, he is none the worse for wear after the fact and even looks as if he deliberately let Savage ram him off the platform just to make the fight more fun.
    • Take note that Sidious could have effortlessly killed both of them as soon as he walked in the room or even without walking in to begin with as he had done to the Mandalorian guards, better demonstrated by him slamming them both into the windows with the Force, with neither Maul nor Savage showing the ability to escape his grasp while he just laughed at their struggle. He willingly let them go and decided to duel them for a while before dispatching them because it's more fun that way.
    • Considering all that Darth Maul has done since his return, especially in this episode, it’s very cathartic to watch him beg his former master for mercy on what sounds like the brink of tears as all his plans and ambitions crash down because of his own arrogance.
    • Sidious demonstrates just how he was able to kill 3 Jedi Masters in seconds in Revenge of the Sith. The original scene has been criticized for being choreographed so awkwardly that it looks less like Sidious is a badass and more like the Jedi weren't paying attention. This episode (plus a reimagining of the original scene shown a later episode) shows what the Jedi were truly up against: one of the fastest swordsmen ever seen in the franchise, who moves so fast and fluidly that he looks inhuman, while still making it look like he is barely breaking a sweat.


  • Ahsoka using Effortless Amazonian Lift to rescue Anakin. After Anakin is knocked out while piloting his starfighter and R2 has to make a crash-landing on a too-short cliff, Ahsoka leaps over to his fighter, hoists him on her shoulder, then jumps back to the cliff moments after the starfighter goes barreling off. Force powers or not, Anakin is still almost twice her size. Especially impressive considering that she could barely lift him back in the season one episode "Jedi Crash".

"The Jedi Who Knew Too Much"

  • First, the extended chase between Ahsoka and an entire GAR military base which kept escalating as more and more clones and later LAAT gunships joined in. Then there's Ahsoka parrying all the stun bolts with glorious animation.
    • A little more subdued one in the form of the clones' determination to keep going. They're not going to let anything stop them from finding their target, even if it meant jumping into the sewers where Ahsoka could rip them apart in close quarters.

"To Catch a Jedi"

  • Some from the encounter between Ahsoka and the Coruscant Underworld Police:
    • When the cops stumble on Ahsoka on the train one of them orders to stop the rogue Jedi... And a random Siniteen civilian does just that. He's overpowered in a few seconds, but the civilian still slows down a battle-hardened Ahsoka. It is awesome enough that a pair of Bith civilians later try again, to much less success... And the cops actually caught her for a moment.
    • Shortly after, the cops jump her again, and she has to use the Force to push them away.
    • After Ahsoka manages to jump the train, a group of officers catches up with her almost immediately-and these ones nearly kill her by shooting the controls of the turbolift she jumps in.
    • We repeat, the completely normal human or alien officers of the Coruscant Underworld Police nearly captured Ahsoka three times in minutes.
  • Ahsoka and Ventress taking on about a dozen clone troopers and beating them up unarmed in a matter of minutes, without killing any of them, all in a single shot.
  • The hooded assailant (eventually revealed in the following episode to be Barriss Offee) that is featured in this episode started off with successfully ambushing Ventress of all people and then continued with utterly curb-stomping Ahsoka.

"The Wrong Jedi"

    Season Six 
  • The episode showing off why Fives is an ARC trooper. He single-handedly takes out half-a-dozen armed clone troopers, hijacks a space-pod just to send it into orbit unmanned as a distraction, and sneaks back into Tipoca City to finish the investigation on Tup's break-down right under their noses.

"An Old Friend"

  • Embo using his own hat as a snowboard.

"The Rise of Clovis"

  • While a bit scary, Anakin's reaction to seeing Rush Clovis kissing his wife is also awesome. Call it scary-awesome. Clovis has been trying to get Padmé to admit that she and Anakin are in a relationship and pointing out that, if it ever got out, he'd be expelled from the Jedi Order. When she denies this, Clovis then attempts to kiss her. In walks Anakin, right on cue. He immediately Force-chokes Clovis, throws him against a wall, and then pulls out his lightsaber. You half-expect him to drag the tip of the lightsaber along the floor just to show what it can do to Clovis. He then proceeds to kick the crap out of Clovis.
    • And after that, Clovis covers for Anakin and Padmé by concocting a story about a hidden attacker that Anakin bravely fought off. He knows Padmé and Anakin are in a relationship, and he could use that information to destroy them, but doesn't. This is not the same opportunistic bastard we saw last.

"Crisis at the Heart"

  • The Last Stand of Thorn and his men. Surrounded by Elite Mooks and on the wrong side of a Gunship Rescue, they go down swinging, and Thorn himself is shot five times in the chest at point-blank range before he finally dies.
  • The entire story arc is a long one for Palpatine. He wanted the money to support his future Galactic Empire... So he effortlessly manipulated Amidala, Clovis, the Galactic Senate, the Separatist Senate, and the Muun government into eventually handing control of the InterGalactic Banking Clan to a group loyal to him and him alone, and he has already sowed the seeds of mistrust between Anakin and Padmé to facilitate Anakin's eventual turn to the Dark Side. And he did so without anyone but him, Dooku, and Clovis even suspecting anyone but Clovis is the guilty party... And as Clovis is now dead, no one will ever find out.

"The Disappeared"

  • It's small, but Mace provides what is likely the very largest Force jump in all of Star Wars, leaping several hundred feet to save Jar Jar's life. And of course, he kicks the ass of everyone who tries to stop him too.
  • Jar Jar actually manages to be fairly competent in this two-parter arc with Windu, even picking up a giant severed droid blaster arm to zap some Frangawl Cultists with.
    • Let's just say it in no uncertain terms: Jar Jar Binks saved the universe!
  • Other highlights include Jar Jar decking a cultist and wrestling him for Mace's lightsaber, then doing it again when the cultist tried to flee, and before that rushing a gun emplacement despite the danger to himself (he would have died if not for Mace, but it is no less badass).
  • Mother Talzin pulling out a magic sword from thin air and proceeding to duel Mace Windu, displaying her freakishly fast bladework.

"The Lost One"

  • An angry Sidious Force-choking and lifting Dooku from across the galaxy. Since Dooku is established as one of the most powerful Force users in the galaxy, it might arguably be the most impressive demonstration of this ability yet seen in the Canon.
  • One also has to admire the moment when Obi-Wan calls out the Jedi Council over dismissing Sifo-Dyas' prophetic warnings about the Clone Wars to come and removing him from the Council for his "extreme ideas" (as part of an implied callback to Ahsoka's treatment in the fifth season finale, among other things). Given Yoda's later reaction at hearing Ahsoka's disappointment over being expelled from the Jedi Order before she "dies" in one of the dreamlike trials he undergoes, Obi-Wan's remark clearly hit a nerve with him.
    Obi-Wan: It's not the first time we've been wrong recently, is it?
  • Count Dooku’s duel with Obi-Wan and Anakin at the end shows that he is still a formidable threat, as he practically effortlessly holds off both Jedi ''and'' and a small army of Pyke mercenaries, successfully escapes the battle, and leaves the Jedi more questions than answers. Whatever Badass Decay he may have gone through in his last fight is certainly reversed here.
    • Of particular note is the point where Obi-Wan and Anakin join forces to Force-push him, and he simply jumps out of the way, causing the Jedi to push half of the Pykes over instead.
    • Dooku is in complete control of the entire fight because he knows his opponents so well. Anakin is the aggressive fighter and Obi-Wan is the defensive fighter, so Dooku spends the entire fight pushing Anakin onto his back foot and forcing Obi-Wan onto the attack to keep up, allowing him to maintain the upper hand by exploiting their weaknesses.


  • Yoda is contacted by none other than Qui-Gon Jinn from within the Force itself. While Yoda is disbelieving Qui-Gon uses the Force to levitate everything in the room, including Yoda himself, to prove this is real.


  • Yoda's fight with his own dark side. Not only is the fight itself impressive but Yoda is constantly going Shut Up, Hannibal! throughout the battle. It eventually ends with Yoda summarily snuffing out his dark side like a candle.


  • This episode brings us nothing less than Korriban, the Sith Homeworld. Even with the rename to Moraband, it really felt like the KOTOR-era Korriban. The best part? Korriban is still a valid name for the planet by Word of God.
  • We see how beings like Marka Ragnos and Freedon Nadd managed to persist after death.
  • In one of the greatest casting gags of all time, Mark Hamill voices Darth Bane!
  • In the illusion created by Darth Sidious, Count Dooku singlehandedly fends off blasterfire from Captain Rex and four clone troopers before dispatching them all with a blast of Force lightning.
  • The spectral final battle with Sidious, for multiple reasons:
    • Thematically, it serves as a representation of how the Prequel Trilogy era ends. Only by saving Anakin instead of striking down Palpatine are the Sith defeated, the illusory Anakin's actions are based on his eventual turn to the Dark Side by Palpatine, and in saving Anakin, both Palpatine and Yoda fall off — the death of the old orders of Jedi and the Sith. The fact that Yoda can't find out who Sidious is when he opens the hood demonstrates two things: In the Prequel Trilogy, the fact that the Jedi will never see what is in front of them, that they will never find out who the Sith Lord is and Palpatine wins, but at the same time, from the lens of the Original Trilogy, it may also symbolize oblivion, the end of the Sith Order, and for the Sith themselves — the Darkness will win, but it will be extinguished. The voices heard after Yoda passes his test foreshadow the Original Trilogy: babies being born, Yoda's last words, and Darth Vader's breathing show that even in Darkness, there is hope.
    • It's also epic for sheer animation and choreography, beginning with a proper and prolonged lightsaber duel between the galaxy's two most powerful Force users on flat ground, contrasting with their battle in Revenge of the Sith, which constantly changes terrain.
    • After handily dispatching Dooku, Anakin rushes to help Yoda against Sidious — but is quickly neutralized by the Dark Lord.
  • Another awesome moment is right after the mental battle between Yoda and Darth Sidious. Darth Sidious comments to Dooku that they failed to break Yoda and his tone is one of disbelief. Considering how arrogant and confident Sidious usually is, it's awesome to see him shaken and uncertain for once.

    Season Seven 
"The Bad Batch"
  • The premise of the episode, at least when it was conceived: the Separatists being on the verge of overrunning Anaxes. For reference, Anaxes was called the Defender of the Core because, after the initial Tionese attack on Coruscant and the establishment of Anaxes as a fortress world, early in the existence of the Republic, no attacker had ever got through the Perlemian Trade Route (at whose other end lie the Tion Cluster and the Separatist capital of Raxus Secundus) past Anaxes, and it was literally easier to raid and invade Coruscant through one of the other hyperspace lanes than attacking Anaxes - from which would come the inevitable counterattack that would push the invaders out of the galactic capital (as it had literally happened during the Great Hyperspace War, when the original Sith Empire invaded Coruscant and was ultimately pushed out by the Republic after they rallied at Anaxes). Earlier in the Clone Wars, in a recanonized event, a squadron of Bulwark-class battlecruisers had come out of Foerost (already in the Core) and blasted through the initial Republic defense squadron and engaged a number of inconclusive battles with the first squadron of Victory-class Star Destroyers (rushed into action because nothing else worked) but the moment they attacked Anaxes they were stopped. There's a reason it's immediately said that losing Anaxes would cause the Republic to lose the war: not only Coruscant would come under direct threat, if Trench got Anaxes everyone in the Republic would instinctively know they had lost the war.
  • Cody is trapped under a flaming gunship. Wrecker proceeds to casually lift the entire gunship off the injured Commander with his bare hands.
  • The eponymous Bad Batch destroy what looks to be hundreds of B1 battle droids using nothing but a sniper rife, a handful of EMP grenades, and the door of a Republic gunship.
  • The Dynamic Entry the Batch have when they crash the Havoc Marauder onto the base. The fact that they cut through entire platoons of droids like tissue paper. The fact that they're all pretty much insane, yet can outclass the entire GAR without breaking a sweat. These guys are Crazy Is Cool to the extreme degree, and more than earned their own show.

"On the Wings of Keeradaks"

  • When Crosshair loses his balance on the pipe, Wrecker manages to swing down and catch him, leaving both of them hanging on to a protrusion below the pipe, despite his fear of heights.
  • The taking-down of the two Octuptarra droids menacing the village. Anakin, "showing off again", jumps onto one and cuts off its three guns in quick succession. Then Wrecker throws Rex and Hunter onto the other one and they each take out one of its optical sensors, Crosshair shoots out the third, and then Anakin cuts off the leg of the other droid, backflips off and, while falling through the air, Force-pushes it into the other one. As Hunter quips afterwards, it's hard to compete with a Jedi.

"Unfinished Business"

  • Obi-Wan and Mace start an attack by doing an epic Super Window Jump through the skylight of a very high-ceilinged building, from gunships hovering above.

  • Mace Windu's claim to have destroyed more than 100,000 battle droids in his suggestion to the huge host of battle droids that they surrender to be reprogrammed.

"Gone with a Trace"

  • When Pintu's thugs prove too much for Trace to handle, Ahsoka beats them down using only her hand-to-hand skills, sending them and their boss packing.

"Dangerous Debt"

  • Trace is dragged away by the Pykes for interrogation, only to quickly bust herself out of the torture chamber by pretending to faint and grabbing one of the guards' blasters.

"Old Friends Not Forgotten"

  • The episode, and thus this final arc, begins with the classic Star Wars fanfare. This is both an awesome way to cap off the series, but is also shows just how close to the endgame we are (Anakin and Obi-Wan ship off to rescue Palpatine before the episode is halfway through).
  • The battle for Mandalore begins with an aerial assault, with Mandos and clones both using jetpacks. When Rex apologizes to Ahsoka for not having one for her, she just replies "Don't need one." before leaping from ship to ship in her descent, taking out Mandos with ease. The cinematography and animation as she makes her way to the surface is stunning, particularly the final shot of her leaping off of a crashing LAAT (after making sure the pilot ejected), braking with her lightsabers, and then getting into a battle pose while it explodes behind her.
    • The music is awesome too. Especially when Ahsoka tells Rex that she doesn't need a jetpack. The music changes to that of The Oner that opened Revenge of the Sith, which is probably happening at the same time.

"The Phantom Apprentice"

  • The long awaited duel between Maul and Ahsoka in the Sundari Throne Room. Maul offers a way to end the threat of the Sith by taking out Darth Sidious, with the help of the Jedi and the Mandalorians. Ahsoka seemingly agrees, but not before asking Maul what he wants with Anakin. Maul reveals that Anakin has been groomed for years to become the newest Sith Apprentice, and he intended to draw Anakin to Mandalore to kill him, thus depriving Sidious of his prize.
    • The subsequent duel is the best the series has ever done, because it was shot in mo-cap, with Ray Park coming back to provide Maul's movements, and animated over. Maul and Ahsoka are both in their prime, Maul showing off his skills with a saberstaff, and Ahsoka showing why she was able to survive against the likes of Grievous and Vizsla. The choreography is movie worthy, and the animated battle is full throttle.
      Ahsoka: You're lucky Anakin didn't show up. The way you're fighting, you wouldn't have lasted long.
      Maul: Oh, you have Kenobi's arrogance!
      Ahsoka: You'll find I have many qualities for you to dislike!
    • Not to mention, Maul is able to overpower her on multiple occasions, but Ahsoka is able to recover every time. Even when she loses both her lightsabers, her agility allows her to beat Maul by manipulating Maul's lightsaber staff to cut off the beam he is standing on. She then catches Maul with the force and holds him suspended while he raves until the Republic gunships and clones stun and collect him.
  • The final battle between the 332nd and Maul's forces. Gar Saxon and Rook Kast lead a truly massive army of jetpack-flying, missile-firing, dual-wielding Mandalorian warriors straight at the Republic lines. How does Rex respond? By having the battle-hardened clone army at his back charge at them. To make things even more epic, the 332nd is backed up by a tank. Both sides absolutely tear into each other, eventually ditching the blasters and just going for a straight up brawl.
    • On a villainous note, Rook Kast singlehandedly takes down four clone troopers in rapid succession.
  • Gar Saxon proves very competent this episode, successfully killing Almec, fighting through the enemy forces, and even beating known badass Bo-Katan in a fight with quick thinking, dropping an elevator on her which occupies her and escaping seamlessly.
  • The Big Damn Heroes moment that occurs when Saxon's forces start to gain the edge over the 332nd. Bo-Katan and the Nite Owls swoop in from above and invoke a person-based Gunship Rescue for the 332nd, enabling them to regroup and push forward.


  • "Execute Order 66."
    • Shortly before this moment, the show plays the only audio they could have. Taken directly from Revenge of the Sith. The fans reacted with appropriate shock upon hearing the voice of Hayden Christensen again.
    • The song that plays during Ahsoka's stand? "Anakin's Dark Deeds".
  • Ahsoka managing to escape the clones' initial attempt to kill her. Rather than fighting back, she deflects their shots into the ceiling to create a hole large enough for her to escape through.
  • Rex fighting the chip long enough to give Ahsoka a clue about the chips and how to get rid of them.
  • Ahsoka chanting 'I am one with the force and the force is with me' over Rex until his override chip becomes visible to the scanner and can be removed.
  • Rex's Big Damn Heroes moment when, only seconds after his operation to remove the chip, he saves Ahsoka from the other clones by firing on them, allowing one of the droids to shut the door.
    • It should be noted that even though Rex was drained after waking up from the operation, he had enough control over himself to only wound the attacking troopers. Even though he's not 100% there and his brothers are Brainwashed and Crazy, he made sure to not repeat the massacre on Umbara.
  • Ahsoka frees Maul. Maul asks for an alliance, but Ahsoka rejects his offer. Instead, Ahsoka sends him off as a distraction, to cause chaos, since she knows he's not all there mentally, not to mention exceptionally evil. To seal the deal, when Maul asks for a lightsaber, she simply responds "I'm not rooting for you."
  • Maul brutally re-enacting the Vader hallway scene from Rogue One upon the clone troopers, using judicious use of the Force and sections of wall to shield himself and completely wreck their business, decapitating two troopers and pulling another trooper through a closing blast door which severs his arm. Without even needing a lightsaber.
    • The clones' answer to Maul's rampage is not to put him down, but to seal the blast doors. They know they have no hopes of taking him down, they're just trying to slow him down and stop his advance.

"Victory and Death"

  • The series demonstrates what the SWEU has learned over the course of their time under Disney, as Maul once again proves to be a badass by single-handedly tearing through the crew without a lightsaber and tearing the ship out of hyperspace using nothing but the Force. The ship emerging into real space is trailing as much smoke as if it had been in a full fleet engagement... just from him.
  • R7-A7, G-G and CH-33P once again show how dangerous an Astromech Droid on a mission can be, especially when it's in your ship.
  • Ahsoka nearly decapitated Maul in their brief fight. And, considering his reaction, Maul's very aware of that.
    • Soon after Maul is on the one escape shuttle and is flying out... And Ahsoka catches the escaping shuttle with the Force. It quickly turns in a tug of war, Ahsoka's abilities against the shuttle's thrusters... And the shuttle was about to give up when Ahsoka let him go to try and save at least Rex.
  • Ahsoka and Rex's escape from the Star Destroyer. And then Rex catching a free-falling Ahsoka.
  • The final scene of the show, in which Darth Vader arrives at the mass tribute Ahsoka made to honor the clones for ambiguous purposes— and finds and ignites her lightsaber. As he walks away, he is reflected in the helm of a clone helmet, symbolizing the end of the Clone Wars, and the tragedy which befell Anakin. This is the final shot of the show, done entirely with reverent silence.

    Subsequent Stories 
"Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir"
  • The Battle of Ord Mantell in the second issue. It ends with both Count Dooku and General Grievous getting captured by Darth Maul and his Shadow Collective, especially after the latter of the two forced them to retreat from Zanbar in the previous issue. To put it in perspective, Maul just captured two of the most powerful people in the Separatist Alliance! The battle probably would have been even more awesome had it gotten animated as originally intended.
  • General Grievous' escape from Maul's base in the third issue. All the help he needs is Dooku stealthily opening his cell, in a moment when Maul got distracted by the news of incoming Republic forces. Afterwards he quite literally tore apart several Mandalorian Supercommandos with his bare claws, and even taunted the survivors to crawl back to their master and ask for reinforcements. This comes to show Grievous can be a deadly adversary even if he's been stripped of his weapons thanks to his cybernetics.
    • Windu and Aayla Secura vs Maul and Obi-Wan and Tiplee vs Dooku. Particularly Dooku telekinetically yanking Tiplee towards himself and impaling her with his lightsaber.
  • Maul and Talzin vs Sidious, Grievous and Dooku in the final issue.
    • Talzin, possessing Dooku's body, duels Sidious with the Count's lightsaber but is easily defeated. Not bad for Sidious when you consider how well Talzin fared in a sword fight against Mace Windu.
    • Maul leverages his own impressive Force powers to remove Grievous from (most of) the fight.
    • A freshly-resurrected Talzin fends off Darth Sidious and, eventually, a weakened Dooku before Grievous returns to finish her off once and for all.
  • In general, the conflict between Talzin & Maul and Sidious, Dooku & Grievous. Despite the odds, the former acquit themselves extremely well against the galaxy's greatest Chessmaster and most powerful Evil Sorcerer.

"Crystal Crisis on Utapau"

  • Anakin showing what a Jedi can do with a pair of blasters.
    • Why was Anakin using blasters? The Dragon of the arms dealers that captured him and Obi-Wan took them. Once he shows up behind Anakin with their lightsabers at his belt, Anakin uses the Force to activate them and cut him up like a whirlwind.
  • General Grievous also seems to Take a Level in Badass in this story arc, with him decapitating an arms dealer for not delivering the kyber crystal on time and attempting to deceive him, flings a 1.25-ton lizard over his shoulder like it's nothing, and defeats Obi-Wan Kenobi of all people in about 20 seconds, tops.
  • "The Big Bang" has Obi-Wan destroy a Separatist supply ship from the inside with a giant kyber crystal (read: lightsaber crystal) by overloading it with tanks blasts. The crystal intensifies all of those shots and tears the supply ship apart (and destroys a nearby Commerce Guild destroyer as well). The ending also heavily implies this same type of crystal is also what powered the Death Star's superlaser.
    • And before that, getting to said hangar by using the crystal to make their own path through the ship with reflected blaster fire.

"Dark Disciple"

Alternative Title(s): Darth Maul Son Of Dathomir, Dark Disciple