- "There it is, R4. Right where it should be. Our missing planet, Kamino."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi, to R4-P17
Kamino (pronounced /kə'minoʊ/) was an aquatic planet located in an extragalactic star system that straggled south of the Rishi Maze. It was inhabited by the Kaminoans—a race of tall, elegant beings who were regarded as a mysterious species that tended to keep to themselves. They were also known for their cloning technology which ultimately led to the creation of a clone army for the Galactic Republic.
Nearing the beginning of the Clone Wars, the bounty hunter Jango Fett was tasked with the assassination of Naboo senator Padmé Amidala. Fett had a fellow bounty hunter, Zam Wesell, attempt to murder her. After a failed attempt, the Clawdite was pursued by Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Padawan, Anakin Skywalker. The Jedi soon captured her, but Fett shot the bounty hunter with a Kamino saberdart before she could reveal any information. Kenobi, using the dart as a means of finding Fett, was informed by Dexter Jettster that the dart originated from Kamino. Soon, Kenobi found Kamino and discovered the clone army that was being produced in it.
Following the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Kamino was one of the main operational areas of the Galactic Republic. It served as the main training grounds for clone cadets as well as the location for the clone army's creation.
At one point during the Clone Wars, a Separatist assault led by Asajj Ventress and cyborg General Grievous hit Kamino in an attempt to end clone creation for the Republic. However, Republic forces managed to defeat the Separatists and continue cloning on the planet.
Age of the EmpireEdit
- "I heard they shut down the facilities on Kamino. They'll train up the last batch of clones and that's it."
- ―A clone trooper
Behind the scenesEdit
- "Fighting a war tests a soldier's skills, defending his home tests a soldier's heart."
- ―Opening quote for "ARC Troopers"
Originally, George Lucas promised to explain the mystery behind the erasure of Kamino from the Jedi Archives in 2005's Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. However, after refocusing the story on Anakin Skywalker, Lucas opted to sacrifice extraneous plot points related to Attack of the Clones, including Kamino's mystery.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Star Wars: Complete Locations
- ↑ Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- ↑ Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Conspiracy"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Clone Cadets"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "ARC Troopers"
- ↑ Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 2: The Chosen One, Part II
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith DVD commentary