- "Everyone is in a good mood today."
- ―Todo 360 sarcastically commenting the group's emotional states
Cad Bane's group were a group of bounty hunters led by the Duros bounty hunter Cad Bane from before 32 BBY, until at least 20 BBY. Although the group's members changed over time, the group was always made up of a variety of dangerous individuals, including bounty hunters such as Aurra Sing and Embo.
Working with Darth Maul
At some point before the Invasion of Naboo, Cad Bane, along with fellow bounty hunters Aurra Sing and Vorhdeilo intervened with the Sith Lord, Darth Maul's, brawl on Nar Shaddaa in Hutta Town. Bane and his compatriots then agreed to help him enter Xev Xrexus's Cartel's auction of Jedi Padawan Eldra Kaitis. Together, Maul, Bane and his group then stole a ship from the Haddrex Gang. They then met up with Troo-tril-tek, who was able to capture the protocol droid FE-B3 and force to reveal the auction's location. Together, they went to the Drazkel system. Bane, Maul, Sing, and Fee-Bee were then able to attend the auction.
Bane, Maul and the rest of the group then came up with plan to take Kaitis from the highest bidder. After Jee Kra entered his bid, Bane and his group then took his gunship from his crew. Maul, Bane and his group then confronted Jee Kra and his remaining crew as they boarded their ship. They then allowed Maul to kill Kra and his crew himself. Maul, Bane, and his group then left, but their ship was rigged with explosives and crash-landed on Drazkel's moon.
Only, Maul, Bane, Sing, Vorhdeilo, and Kaitis survived the crash. When they saw Xrexus and her guests coming to hunt them down, Maul took Kaitis away while the rest of the crew formed up to battle the hunters. As Bane, Sing, and Vorhdeilo fought the Xrexus's guests, Maul dueled Kaitis. Bane, Sing, and Vorhdeilo then planned to steal a ship from the Weequay pirates. After Bane and Sing took out the Trandoshans and the Weequays, they took the Weequay's ship. Bane then destroyed the other ships, rendezvousing with Sing and Vorhdeilo, and finally with Maul, who had killed Kaitis.
Work for Darth Sidious
In 21 BBY, Bane was hired by Darth Sidious to steal a holocron from the Jedi Temple's Holocron Vault on Coruscant. To carry out this job, Bane recruited the Clawdite Cato Parasitti to assist him. He also had his Techno-service droid Todo 360 accompany him on the job. Though Parasitti was captured and Todo destroyed, Bane was able to escape with a holocron.
Work for the Hutts
Bane was then hired by Jabba the Hutt to acquire the plans for the Senate Building. For this job, Bane recruited the assassin droid HELIOS-3E and his newly rebuilt droid, Todo 360, to kidnap Senator Padmé Amidala's protocol droid, C-3PO and Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker's astromech droid R2-D2. With assistance from J0-N0, Bane, Todo, and HELIOS-3E were able to retrieve the plans from the droids. Todo and HELIOS-3E then returned 3PO and R2 to resume their errands after their memories were wiped.
Bane, at the behest of Jabba and the Hutt Council, was then hired to free Jabba's uncle Ziro from the Republic Judiciary Central Detention Center. To free Ziro, Bane assembled his group, including Sing, Robonino, and Shahan Alama, and went to the Senate building. Bane and his group ruthlessly eliminated several Senate Guards at the landing platform before infiltrating the building, killing even more guards. Bane and his group then shut down power to the building and held several Senators hostage. After Chancellor Palpatine and Senator Orn Free Taa acceded to Bane's demand, HELIOS-3D, another IG droid, was sent to retrieve Taa and take custody of Ziro. Despite difficulty from Skywalker, Bane and his group were able to leave the building without the Coruscant Guard stopping them.
Work for the Confederacy
In 20 BBY, Bane was then hired by Count Dooku, to free his agent Moralo Eval from the Detention Center. However, Bane and Eval were then joined by another bounty Rako Hardeen, who was actually Obi-Wan Kenobi in disguise. At first, Bane and Eval tried to get rid of Hardeen, to no avail. After their encounter with Skywalker and his apprentice Tano, Bane, Eval, and Hardeen were then able to meet up with Dooku on Serenno.
There, Bane and several other bounty hunters underwent a test in the Box. Despite several of the bounty hunters losing their lives, Bane was then chosen by Dooku to lead the group of survivors, including Rako Hardeen, secretly Obi-Wan Kenobi in disguise, Embo, Twazzi, and Derrown, in kidnapping Chancellor Palpatine during Naboo's Festival of Light in Theed. However, the plan was foiled when Kenobi revealed himself and helped detain the group alongside fellow Jedi Skywalker and Mace Windu.
Bane was the de facto leader of his group. He acted under the orders of Darth Maul, Darth Sidious, the Grand Hutt Council and Count Dooku. At the end of his kidnapping attempt on Naboo, Bane and his group were captured by the Jedi.
Derrown was mercenary who worked under Cad Bane and Count Dooku. Due to his physiology, Derrown was able to assist in disabling a shield that protected the Supreme Chancellor during Bane's kidnapping attempt on Naboo.
Eval was originally hired by Count Dooku to carry a kidnapping attempt of the Supreme Chancellor. He was freed by Bane and was taken to Serrono. However, Dooku chose Bane to carry out the kidnapping of the Supreme Chancellor. He and Bane were captured by the Jedi when their kidnapping failed.
Hardeen was a marksman who worked under Bane and Count Dooku. In truth, Hardeen was Master Kenobi who took on Hardeen's identity in order to stop the kidnapping. He was able to capture Bane, Eval and stop Dooku from kidnapping the Chancellor.
3D was a droid who worked under Bane. He ensured that Taa would allow the Coruscant Guard to free Ziro from the detention center. He also drove Bane and the group away from the Senate building.
HELIOS-3E was a droid who worked with Bane. He helped acquire information on the senate building and held several members of the senate hostage.
Parasitti was hired by Bane to infiltrate the Jedi Temple. She was captured by the Jedi.
Robonino was a saboteur who worked for Bane. He helped disable the power at the senate building.
Sing worked with Bane as a sniper. She worked under orders from Darth Maul and the Grand Hutt Council.
Todo was Bane's personal droid. He was given a security chip from Darth Sidious. He also helped Bane acquire information on the Galactic Senate Building for the Hutt Council.
Troo-tril-tek was saboteur who worked for Bane and Maul
Vorhdeilo worked alongside Bane. He was hired by Darth Maul
Notes and references
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hostage Crisis"
- Darth Maul (2017) 2
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Evil Plans"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Deception"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Holocron Heist"
- Darth Maul (2017) 3
- Darth Maul (2017) 4
- Darth Maul (2017) 5
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places "Liberty on Ryloth" and "Children of the Force" in 21 BBY. As "Holocron Heist" takes place between these two episodes according to , this episode must also take place in 21 BBY.
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of "Prisoners" and "Crisis on Naboo" to 20 BBY. As "Deception" takes place between those two episodes according to , the episode must also take place in 20 BBY.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Friends and Enemies"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Box"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Crisis on Naboo"