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"This party's over."
―Mace Windu, to Dooku[src]

The Jedi assault team, also known the Jedi task force, consisting of at least 212 Jedi, was led by Jedi Master Mace Windu on Geonosis to rescue Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Padmé Amidala from imprisonment by the Confederacy of Independent Systems. What ensued was the Battle of Geonosis, the first conflict of the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Separatists.

HistoryEdit

Following Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi's capture by the Separatist Council's droid forces, Chancellor Palpatine was given emergency powers by the Galactic Senate to create a Grand Army to defend the Republic. While Master Yoda traveled to Kamino to gather the army, Master Mace Windu[1] gathered a task force of 212-strong Jedi.[5]

Arena battleEdit

When Kenobi, his Padawan Anakin Skywalker, Senator Padmé Amidala and their reek were surrounded by droidekas, Windu and the assault team revealed themselves to Dooku, his Separatist allies and the Geonosian crowd. As Windu held Dooku, Jango Fett and the Separatist Council at lightsaber, the other Jedi revealed themselves and jumped into the arena. As the Geonosians fled, battle droids arrived and fought the Jedi. Windu was forced into the arena by several B2 super battle droids and Fett's flamethrower.[1]

However, the battle droids outnumbered the Jedi and many were cut down by the droids' blaster fire. Master Coleman Trebor attempted to kill Dooku, but was shot by Fett and fell to his death. Fett joined the battle and fought Windu, but was ultimately beheaded by Windu. Master Kit Fisto was confronted by C-3PO, whose head had been attached to a B1 battle droid's body. Fisto was able to disable 3PO’s body, and R2-D2 reattached 3PO to his rightful body.[1]

The surviving Jedi were surrounded by the battle droids. When Dooku offered the Jedi the chance to surrender, Windu refused to allow himself and the other Jedi to be used as bartering tools.[1]

ResultEdit

As Dooku ordered the battle droids to finish the Jedi off, the survivors were rescued by the newly formed Grand Army's gunships under Yoda. Despite the high casualties, Kenobi, Skywalker, and Amidala were saved from execution. Several of the Jedi fought alongside the clone troopers and forced the Separatist Droid Army to retreat from Geonosis.[1]

AftermathEdit

"The shroud of the dark side has fallen. Begun, the Clone War has."
―Yoda[src]

The Jedi were unable to stop Dooku from making his escape.[1] The surviving members of assault team became Generals in the Grand Army of the Republic until Order 66 all but destroyed the Jedi Order.[6]

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