- "What do they do with the severed limbs? Ponda, find out!"
- ―Dr. Cornelius Evazan, to Ponda Baba
Dismemberment involved the loss of one or more limbs, such as the hand, foot, arm, or leg. During the Battle of Geonosis, the Sith Lord Darth Tyranus severed Padawan Anakin Skywalker's right arm in a lightsaber duel. Skywalker exacted revenge three years later by cutting off Tyranus' hands with his lightsaber during the Battle of Coruscant.
After turning to the dark side of the Force, Skywalker dueled his former Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi and lost both legs as well as his left arm. The loss of his limbs, burn injuries and subsequent reconstruction as a cyborg caused the fallen Jedi to all but fully embrace his new Sith identity as Darth Vader, Sith Lord and apprentice to Emperor Palpatine. As a Dark Lord of the Sith, Vader oversaw the training of the Inquisitorius—a group of fallen Jedi who turned against the Jedi Order in the aftermath of Order 66. To teach his Jedi hunters a lesson in the pain of loss, Vader dismembered the right hand of Fifth Brother and the left forearm of Sixth Brother.
During the era of the Galactic Empire, Kenobi dismembered the Aqualish thug Ponda Baba in self-defense. Years later, Luke Skywalker lost his right hand in a duel against his own father. Skywalker fought Vader once more during the Battle of Endor, and this time he emerged victorious after severing his father's right cybernetic hand.
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