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The Battle of Khorm was fought during the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems[6] at some point between 22 BBY and 21 BBY[4] over the natural resources of Khorm.[7] The Republic forcescommanded by Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and Clone Commander CC-3636, nicknamed "Wolffe"—and the Confederate troops, led by[5] Commander[8] Asajj Ventress,[5] a dark side assassin,[9] clashed at Khorm during the battle.[5]

In the midst of the fighting, Ventress and Wolffe had a close encounter, during which the latter lost his right eye[3] but ultimately survived due to his exceptional combat abilities. Proudly carrying the scars from that fight,[10] Wolffe continued to serve the Republic, but he began using a cybernetic implant in order to replace his missing eye.[3]

Behind the scenes[]

Introduction to canon[]

"Stories with large casts and different planets tend to be difficult to do on the show."
―Henry Gilroy, on why the Battle of Khorm was not featured in Star Wars: The Clone Wars[src]

The Battle of Khorm served as the backstory for Commander Wolffe's missing eye.

The Battle of Khorm was first indirectly mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in Clone Commander Wolffe's official Encyclopedia entry on StarWars.com. One of the slides in the entry's biography gallery depicted a scene[11] from "Holocron Heist,"[12] an episode in the second season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series.[13] The accompanying caption addressed Wolffe's appearance with a missing eye in the episode, stating that he had lost his eye "on the battlefield."[11] That battle was eventually identified by an official name in the 2015 sourcebook Ultimate Star Wars.[6]

Henry Gilroy, writer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, at one point considered the Battle of Khorm as a potential premise for episodes of the series. However, that idea never materialized due to the show's budget constraints.[14]

Portrayal in Star Wars Legends[]

"Commander Wolffe returns sporting a scar over his right eye, an event that was shown in the comics."
Leland Chee, regarding the Legends depiction of the Battle of Khorm[src]

Asajj Ventress slashes at Wolffe's eye as she escapes from Republic forces in the Legends portrayal of the Battle of Khorm.

Gilroy's ideas for the battle were instead realized in the Star Wars Legends continuity, where the Battle of Khorm was featured in a 2009 story arc of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars monthly comic series, entitled In Service of the Republic, written by Gilroy and Steven Melching, and illustrated by Scott Hepburn.[14] In the comic series, the battle was fought for control of the planet's valuable agrocite mineral,[15] and it ended in a Galactic Republic victory, while depicting Asajj Ventress inflicting the eye injury on Wolffe.[16]

However, after The Clone Wars comics were relegated to the non-canon Legends continuity,[17] canon sources provided different information on the Battle of Khorm. Namely, the Star Wars: Force Collection digital card game established Anakin Skywalker's participation in the battle,[5] which did not occur in the comic series.[15]


Notes and references[]

  1. Clone Commander CC-3636 appears during the Battle of Abregado, as depicted in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "Rising Malevolence," with both his eyes still intact. The Battle of Khorm is the event during which Wolffe lost his right eye, according to Ultimate Star Wars. Therefore, events that feature Wolffe without the injury, such as the Battle of Abregado, must take place before the Battle of Khorm.
  2. The battle of Felucia took place sometime after the Battle of Khorm, according to StarWars-DatabankII.png Clone Commander Wolffe in the Databank (backup link).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 StarWars-DatabankII.png Clone Commander Wolffe in the Databank (backup link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Battle of Khorm can be dated between 22 BBY and 21 BBY based on the depiction of Clone Commander Wolffe's eye injury in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series. The battle of Felucia ("Holocron Heist") is the earliest event that features Wolffe with the injury, while the Battle of Abregado ("Rising Malevolence") is the latest. According to StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link), the Battle of Abregado precedes the Battle of Ryloth, depicted in "Storm Over Ryloth," which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 22 BBY, the first year of the Clone Wars. Additionally, the "Chronological Episode Order" places the battle of Felucia before the mission to Mustafar, depicted in "Children of the Force," which Galactic Atlas dates to 21 BBY. Given the respective dates of 22 BBY and 21 BBY for the battles of Abregado and Felucia, the Battle of Khorm—during which Wolffe lost his eye—must take place between that time period.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Clone Commander Wolffe (★★★★))
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ultimate Star Wars
  7. Star Wars - The Official Magazine 84 (Database: War Win(ner)s)
  8. Star Wars: Battles that Changed the Galaxy
  9. StarWars-DatabankII.png Asajj Ventress in the Databank (backup link)
  10. Helmet Collection logo small.png Star Wars Helmet Collection 70 (Helmets: Commander Wolffe)
  11. 11.0 11.1 StarWars.com Encyclopedia Clone Commander Wolffe in the Encyclopedia (content now obsolete; backup link)
  12. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Holocron Heist"
  13. *StarWars.com "Holocron Heist" Episode Guide – The Clone Wars on StarWars.com (backup link)
  14. 14.0 14.1 SWInsider.png "Blaster" – Star Wars Insider 111
  15. 15.0 15.1 The Clone Wars 7
  16. The Clone Wars 9
  17. StarWars.com The Legendary Star Wars Expanded Universe Turns a New Page on StarWars.com (backup link)

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19 BBY
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