Electrified pincers (built-in), fireball throwers (Red)
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- "Alright, now I'm worried."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi
Bigger and profoundly more vicious than its predecessors, the grapple droid was equipped with electrically charged industrial pincers, which it used to crush or impale its enemies. The grapple droid excelled at close-quarters combat and its embrace was quite deadly. They proved dangerously efficient against Jedi, who, if grappled, were unable to use a lightsaber.
Grapple droids were used aboard Invisible Hand where they attempted to stop Anakin Skywalker's and Obi-Wan Kenobi's rescue of Palpatine, and in addition to being used during the attack on Coruscant, took part in the Battle of Utapau. At times they served as military police for the droid army. The battle of Utapau saw the introduction of even more formidable grapple droid, one that had a red color scheme and was capable of sending powerful energy blasts across the ground towards a target.
- Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 8 – "Pathways"
- Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith game (First appearance)