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"Report. What's going on over there? 224 come in! Where is 224?"
"Destroyed, supreme leader.
"
―Asajj Ventress tries to contact 224, but is answered by another droid[src]

224 was a battle droid which served the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars against the Galactic Republic. Shortly after being promoted, the droid was deployed on the moon Rugosa under the command of Sith apprentice Asajj Ventress. 224 led Separatist forces on the moon in an attempt to stop Jedi Grand Master Yoda from reaching a rendezvous point where he had agreed to meet King Katuunko of the Toydarian species. The droids were unsuccessful in stopping the Jedi however, and 224 was destroyed by Yoda.

BiographyEdit

"Supreme leader, we've found the Jedi."
"Excellent. Where is he?"
"He's just sitting here, in front of our tanks."
"Shoot him! Shoot him now!"
"
―224 reports finding Yoda to Asajj Ventress[src]

The battle droid designated 224 served the Confederacy of Independent Systems' Separatist Droid Army during the Clone Wars against the Galactic Republic. During the war, the droid was promoted to a position of leadership and shortly afterwards was deployed amongst a battalion of other battle droids to the moon Rugosa under the command of the Sith apprentice Asajj Ventress. The Separatists had learned that King Katuunko of the planet Toydaria and Jedi Grand Master Yoda were meeting in secret on the moon in order to discuss a Republic supply post being created on Toydaria in exchange for protection of the Toydarian people. Ventress had managed to reach Katuunko first, and offered Separatist protection instead, but after she and the king learned that Yoda had successfully landed on the planet, an agreement was made that if Yoda could defeat her droid forces and reach Katuunko he would have the allegiance of the Toydarians, whereas if he failed they would side with the Separatists instead.[1]

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224 lead Separatist forces on Rugosa

After arriving on Rugosa in a C-9979 landing craft, 224 led a section of the droid forces dispatched to find and defeat Yoda, including three Armored Assault Tanks, one of which the droid rode in. Entering the coral forests of Rugosa, the command droid soon sighted the Jedi Grand Master, who was accompanied by three clone troopers, and ordered the droid troops to open fire. The Separatist forces were out of range however, and 224 soon had to give the order to stop as the AATs could not fit through the surrounding coral foliage. One AAT driver ignored the commander's order in the belief that the tanks could fit, but crashed and was thrown from his vehicle. As the vehicles could not continue, 224 remained behind while sending out ground troops to find the Republic forces. Yoda and his companions destroyed two patrols of B1 battle droids and a group of B2 super battle droids, but were eventually driven back by three droidekas.[1]

As Yoda and his men retreated, 224 and his tanks were able to slowly advance through the coral and eventually entered a coral-free valley area in which the Republic forces had hidden. Alone, Yoda revealed himself to the droids and sat before them, meditating. 224 contacted Ventress via hologram and informed her of the development, and was ordered to attack the Jedi immediately. The Separatist forces opened fire, but were too slow, as the Grand Master sprung forward and destroyed several of them before reaching 224's tank and cutting an entry hole in the bottom with his lightsaber. The tank's crew attempted to flee but were pulled back into the vehicle by Yoda with the Force and destroyed. 224 was then also pulled down from the command hatch and cut apart by Yoda's lightsaber. After Katuunko noticed the smoke rising from the skirmish, Ventress attempted to contact 224 for a report but was informed by another droid of his demise. Yoda was ultimately successful in defeating the remaining droid forces and reaching the rendezvous point, earning the allegiance of the Toydarians.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

"Erh… hold it. Hold it. I said hold it!"
―224 tries to order its troops to stop[src]

224 was newly promoted during its deployment on Rugosa, and had trouble getting its troops to follow orders, having to issue orders several times before they were obeyed. One droid directly ignored 224's orders, leading to it crashing a tank, much to the command droid's annoyance. As Yoda dragged 224 down to his fate, the droid complained at the fact it was being destroyed so soon after its promotion.[1] 224 stood 1.93 meters tall[2] and had tan-colored plating with yellow markings.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

224 first appeared in "Ambush", the first episode of the first season of the television show Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In the episode, which aired in 2008, the droid was voiced by Matthew Wood.

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