- "It's one of those blasted Jedi whelps. Get her!"
- ―Clutch sends Goron after Ahsoka Tano
Clutch was a male Trandoshan hunter who was a member of a hunting guild that hunted down sentient prey on the moon of Wasskah. During the year 20 BBY, Clutch served as a pilot for the guild's HCT-2001 Dragonboat-class Reugeot 905 freighter. During an expedition to find new prey, Clutch and his co-pilot Goron captured the Wookiee Chewbacca. However, while attempting to drop the prisoner off on an island, the previously captured Jedi padawan Ahsoka Tano, along with two other captured Jedi, attacked the Trandoshan freighter in a bid to get off of the island. Tano managed to break into the cockpit and dueled Clutch, with the latter's shotgun damaging the cockpit's controls and overloading the computer systems. The damage caused the ship to nosedive into the island's beach, with Clutch and Goron both dying in the incident.
- "The sun has risen. Let the hunt begin."
- ―Garnac initiates a hunt
Clutch was a Trandoshan male pilot who was a member of a hunting guild led by the Trandoshan Garnac. The guild, populated solely by other Trandoshans, captured prey from across the galaxy—namely sentient individuals, although not exclusively—before bringing it back to the moon of Wasskah. Prey would be dumped off on the moon and then summarily hunted by the Trandoshans for sport. Occasionally, Clutch would pilot the guild's HCT-2001 Dragonboat-class Reugeot 905 freighter and travel to capture the guild's targets.
During the year 20 BBY, Garnac's son Dar was preparing to enter the guild as an official member. Clutch participated in a hunting outing on the day of Dar's initiation ceremony, and later attended the ceremony itself that night where Clutch cheered Dar on as he was initiated into the guild. However, Dar was killed the very next day by the captured Jedi padawan Ahsoka Tano during his first hunt.
Duel with a JediEdit
- "Ahh, it's the younglings that did this. They're getting bold."
"What about survivors?"
"Both of our men were killed, and there was only one prisoner, a Wookiee. And he's missing."
- ―Lo-Taren reports the deaths of Clutch and Goron to Garnac
At some point, Clutch and Goron took the Reugot freighter and departed Wasskah to search for more prey. They managed to capture the Wookiee Chewbacca during their outing, and later returned to Wasskah with their single prisoner. By this point, Tano had teamed up with the stranded Jedi younglings O-Mer and Jinx. Wishing to escape the moon at any cost, the Jedi decided to attack the freighter head on and overwhelm its crew.
While Clutch steered the ship towards Island Four, Tano appeared on the ship's windshield. Surprised, Clutch sent Goron after her. However, upon walking onto the ship's hull, Goron was distracted by O-Mer and Jinx, who had also climbed onto the ship. With Goron occupied, Tano snuck inside the ship. However, Clutch was aware of the padawan, and pretended to be oblivious to her presence as she approached him from behind. Finally, Clutch spun around in his pilot seat, shotgun in hand, and opened fire on the Jedi. Tano either evaded the shots or used the Force to throw off Clutch's aim, which caused the cockpit's control panels to sustain substantial damage. The destruction caused the ship's power to flucuate, and the ship began to free-fall to the ground.
Clutch tried to attack Tano again, but the Jedi telekinetically pushed Clutch through the ship's windshield, killing the Trandoshan pilot. Meanwhile, Goron had fallen from the ship to his own death and the ship crashed into Island Four's beach soon after. The Jedi recovered Chewbacca, who had survived the crash, and escaped back into the island's jungle. Clutch and Goron were found the next day by the Trandoshans, and Clutch's body was pulled from the wreckage by the hunters Krix and Ratter. Clutch's led to Lo-Taren concluding that the Jedi had grown more bold in their efforts to escape.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Padawan Lost" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Wookiee Hunt"
- (First identified as Clutch)