"Aayla vs. droids in Headgames"

"The Clone Wars: Headgames" is a six-page webcomic in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars webcomic series that takes place prior to the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series episode "Jedi Crash". Posted on on January 15, 2009, the comic was written by Pablo Hidalgo, illustrated by Tom Hodges, and lettered by Grant Gould. "Headgames" depicts Jedi Knight Aayla Secura and several clone troopers obtaining a tactical droid's head in order to discover what secrets it might hold.

Plot summaryEdit

"An information bunker was too big a prize for an tactical droid to resist. We'll take this back to the cruiser and run a robolobotomy. Who knows what secrets it might hold?"
―Aayla Secura, on the tactical droid's head[src]

On an unidentified planet, a Confederate force of B1 battle droids and B2 super battle droids under the command of a tactical droid marches toward a Galactic Republic information bunker, where the tactical droid hopes to obtain important Republic files. Unbeknownst to the droid, however, the bunker is in fact a trap set up by Jedi General Aayla Secura and a squad of clone troopers commanded by Commander CC-5052, nicknamed "Bly."

As the droids approach the fabricated bunker through a canyon, Bly and the clones watch them from above. Bly then contacts Secura and informs her that the enemy has taken the bait. The droids soon blast into the bunker, only to discover that its data banks are empty. At this moment, using their jetpacks to land in the canyon, the clone troopers launch an attack on the battle droids. Bly orders troopers CT-41/14-0301 and CT-6734 to take out the B2 super battle droids and gives an order to trooper Inc to use EMP grenades on the remaining droid forces.

Meanwhile, the tactical droid retreats inside the bunker, where it is confronted by Secura. Surprised to see the Jedi, the droid does not have time to trigger cyberostasis in order to protect the information in his memory banks before Secura uses her lightsaber to decapitate him. As a result of the droid's confusion, the information is left intact. After the battle, the clones rejoin Secura inside the bunker, and Secura commends them on their efforts in successfully completing the mission. Secura then decides to take the tactical droid's severed head to her cruiser in order to perform a robolobotomy and find out if the droid possessed any important data.


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"The Clone Wars: Headgames" is a six-page webcomic in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars webcomic series, which ties into the television series of the same name. Chronologically, "Headgames" takes place prior to "Jedi Crash", an episode in the first season of the television series.[2] The comic was posted on on January 15, 2009,[3] and was written by Pablo Hidalgo, illustrated by Tom Hodges, and lettered by Grant Gould. Special thanks were also given to Sue Rostoni, Leland Chee, and Dave Filoni.[1]


"Headgames" introduces the tactical droid model[2]—which would appear in several episodes of the show[6][7]—and depicts the obtaining of the droid's head by Aayla Secura and Commander Bly, both of whom would later be featured in "Jedi Crash".[6] As an easter egg, the text in Aurebesh in the bottom right corner of Bly's electrobinoculars view encourages the reader to watch The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network.[1]




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