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"That is one ugly bug."
Clone Commander Cody, upon seeing a sculpture of Queen Karina — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

A Karina the Great was the Geonosian queen of Geonosis during the Clone Wars, who served as the Karina the Great—the secret leader—of the Stalgasin hive and Geonosis during the war. She was killed when got buried alive.

BiographyEdit

Karina ruled over Geonosis and her empire from beneath the Progate Temple with Archduke Poggle the Lesser acting as Geonosis' public leader. Karina laid many eggs and learned how to bring dead Geonosians back to life. She decided that she also wanted to control Jedi.[4]

Clone WarsEdit

In 21 BBY,[7] during the Second Battle of Geonosis, Karina was able to have her undead soldiers capture Jedi Master Luminara Unduli when Poggle allowed her to follow him into the Progate temple's catacombs. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker came to rescue her. Karina accused the Republic of attacking Geonosis and asked why they came before her.[3]

When Kenobi told that she must surrender to the Republic, Karina refused to do so saying that he cannot dictate her and that her empire will last forever. Kenobi then her that she was incorrect and that she will submit to the Republic.[3]

Karina then grew angry and ordered her guards to execute them. Kenobi said that if she did that, then the Republic will grow harsher toward her. She still ordered them to execute them by telling Kenobi about her plans to use her children to control Unduli and the other Jedi. She then ordered her guards to get the brain worms and put it in Luminara. However, then Kenobi ordered his clones to attack. Karina was blinded by Commander Cody's troopers' flashlights. As the Jedi made their escape and took Poggle, Karina was buried alive when the Progate Temple collapsed.[3]

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Behind the scenesEdit

Karina was voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, who also voices all of the clone troopers in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series.[8]

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