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"You want to try a number five special?"
"Exactly what I was thinking. The old escape pod trick."
―Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi[src]

The number five special was a naval tactic employed by the Jedi Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi to escape from a starship about to be destroyed. They used it to board an enemy vessel in the doomed ship's escape pods.[1]

Skywalker and Kenobi utilized the number five special during their Clone Wars mission to the planet Utapau[1] in 19 BBY.[2] During that mission, Separatist General Grievous procured a large kyber crystal on Utapau and sought to escape with it aboard a DH-Omni Support Vessel. The two Republic Jedi Generals successfully performed the number five special to board Grievous' Support Vessel while setting their hijacked freighter to ram the vessel's hyperdrive.[1]

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The number five special appeared in "The Big Bang," an unfinished episode of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars,[1] originally intended to be part of its sixth season. The episode never aired but was released on StarWars.com on September 25, 2014.[3]

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