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Following its second takeover of the planet, the Galactic Republic began its second occupation of the Outer Rim world of Geonosis. Its successor state, the Galactic Empire, carried on the occupation until the sterilization of Geonosis.

Prelude[]

"We'll have to inform the troops on Geonosis. This parasite might explain how they recaptured the planet the first time. I don't want it happening again."
―Jedi General Anakin Skywalker[src]

A planet located in the Outer Rim Territories,[1] Geonosis was the site of the opening battle of the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and Confederacy of Independent Systems, yet the Republic's occupation efforts were continually undermined by resistance from the native Geonosians.[1] Eventually, the Geonosians were able to overcome the Republic and return their services to the Confederacy, resulting in another Republic invasion,[107] which ended in a Republic victory after days of fighting.[7]

Following a skrimish involving Geonosian brain worms aboard medical frigate TB-73, Jedi General Anakin Skywalker suspected that the worms had been the key to the Geonosians overthrowing the first Republic occupation. As such, he wanted to make sure the clone troopers stationed to maintain the second occupation were told of them.[7]

The occupation[]

Republic occupation[]

Focusing its resources on the effort to control the planet, rather than on governance,[1] the Republic held on control as the war carried on.[5] In fact, while some Geonosian hives sought to resist their occupiers to emerge as the rulers of Geonosis, others actively helped the Republic in an effort to secure power, whereas some other hives simply went into hiding.[1] Meanwhile, Geonosian Archduke Poggle the Lesser was held prisoner by the Republic and questioned over a secret battle station program that would one day become the DS-1 Death Star Mobile Battle Station. Lieutenant Commander Orson Callan Krennic arranged for Poggle to be released as long as he supplied his Geonosian drones as a workforce for the Republic when it began to work on the project. However, Poggle instead used the drones to ensure he could escape Geonosis and return to the CIS.[5]

Between 20 BBY and 19 BBY, Republic and Separatist forces again clashed on Geonosis.

At some point between 20 BBY and 19 BBY,[108] the war again returned to Geonosis, with Jedi Generals Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi Commander Ahsoka Tano, and Clone Captain CT-7567 "Rex,"[106] a clone trooper officer who served under Skywalker and Tano in the elite 501st Legion,[109] being deployed to counter Separatist forces. As a Venator-class Star Destroyer and two Low Altitude Assault Transport/infantry gunships flew overhead, blaster bolts flew across the landscape, while Tano, Skywalker, Kenobi, and Rex were confronted by at least two B1-series battle droids, which were both scared by their foes. As Tano chased after them, one of the battle droids tried to flee.[106]

Imperial rule[]

When the Clone Wars ended with the Republic being transformed into the Galactic Empire, the new state continued to hold control over Geonosis, continuing to use the Geonosians as labor to build the Death Star. In fact, as Poggle had been amongst the Separatist leaders killed during the end of the war, the Empire was able to take full control over the Geonosians. Despite having been appointed by the hive queen, the newly appointed archduke held no true power his own people.[5] As the construction continued, however, a rogue queen in the Korakanni Mound began to rebel against the Empire's control of Geonosis.[105]

Led by Darth Vader, death troopers helped the Sith Lord wipe out a rogue Geonosian hive.

In response, the Sith Lord Darth Vader, the Sith identity of Anakin Skywalker, was dispatched to Geonosis. Eventually uncovering the truth, Vader led a squad of death troopers to the mound, where they confronted the rogue queen and her forces. In the ensuing skirmish, Vader and his troopers slaughtered the rogue Geonosians. Thus, the Death Star was safe to continue construction over Geonosis.[105] Beyond the Imperial technicians and Geonosians involved, tens of thousands of slaves were forced to work on the station.[104] In 14 BBY,[110] the Death Star, finally supplied with operational engines, was able to move out of Geonosis's orbit and into deep space,[83] yet it returned to the Outer Rim planet to continue construction[104] until around 9 BBY.[6] With Saw Gerrera of the Partisans trying to discover what the Empire's major project was,[111] the Imperials decided to move the space station to the isolated planet of Scarif[104] during the final stages of construction.[112]

To keep the Death Star a secret, Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin gave the order to wipe out the Geonosians.[104] Using toxic bombs, the Imperial Military did so,[113] killing one hundred billion beings on Geonosis. The only Geonosian to survive the campaign was a drone later nicknamed Klik-Klak, who protected a surviving queen egg with the hope his people could return. In reality, the queen was infertile.[114] The sterilization marked the end of the Empire's presence on Geonosis, with the Imperials even trying to remove any sign of their activity. Thus, the only reminders of the occupation were the ICM-092792 construction modules and debris left over the dead planet. Within mere months, the Death Star was over Scarif.[104]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Rise of the Separatists
  2. 2.0 2.1 Thrawn Ascendancy: Greater Good
  3. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bounty"
  4. Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of "Landing at Point Rain" in 21 BBY, and Helmet Collection logo small.png Star Wars Helmet Collection 76 (Highlights of the Saga: The End of Endurance) dates the death of CT-411 "Ponds", as depicted in "Lethal Trackdown", to the same year. Since StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link) places "Brain Invaders" between "Landing at Point Rain" and "Lethal Trackdown," it also must be set in 21 BBY. As the second occupation of Geonosis begins in "Brain Invaders," it must have started in 21 BBY, and Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel establishes that the Galactic Empire carried on the occupation after the end of the Clone Wars. Dawn of Rebellion specifies that the Empire continued to hold its presence on Geonosis until the sterilization of Geonosis and that, within months of the genocide, Project Stardust had been entirely relocated to Scarif. As Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide states that the DS-1 Death Star Mobile Battle Station was moved to that planet nine years before the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which occurred in 0 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, the Death Star was moved over Scarif in 9 BBY. Based on what Dawn of Rebellion notes about how the sterilization occurred months before the project was situated over Scarif, the sterilization and Imperial withdrawal from Geonosis must have occurred around 9 BBY. Therefore, the second occupation of Geonosis lasted from 21 BBY to around 9 BBY.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Brain Invaders"
  8. AltayaCite.svg "The Clone Wars" – Star Wars Encyclopedia
  9. 9.0 9.1 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Mandalore Plot"
  10. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Duchess of Mandalore"
  11. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Death Trap"
  12. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "R2 Come Home"
  13. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lethal Trackdown"
  14. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Corruption"
  15. 15.0 15.1 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Assassin"
  16. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hostage Crisis"
  17. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hunt for Ziro"
  18. ForcesOfDestinyLogo-Dplus.png Star Wars: Forces of Destiny – "The Padawan Path"
  19. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Pursuit of Peace"
  20. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Senate Murders"
  21. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Nightsisters"
  22. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Overlords"
  23. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Padawan Lost"
  24. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Prisoners"
  25. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Mercy Mission"
  26. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Slaves of the Republic"
  27. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Friend in Need"
  28. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Deception"
  29. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Box"
  30. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Crisis on Naboo"
  31. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Massacre"
  32. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Brothers"
  33. 33.0 33.1 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Revenge"
  34. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Tipping Points"
  35. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Gathering"
  36. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Test of Strength"
  37. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Necessary Bond"
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Revival"
  39. 39.0 39.1 39.2 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Eminence"
  40. IDWAdventures2020LogoSmaller.png "Tales of Villainy: The Hostage"—Star Wars Adventures (2020) 3
  41. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shades of Reason"
  42. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lawless"
  43. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sabotage"
  44. 44.0 44.1 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Jedi Who Knew Too Much"
  45. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "To Catch a Jedi"
  46. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Wrong Jedi"
  47. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Fugitive"
  48. 48.0 48.1 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Orders"
  49. Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising
  50. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "An Old Friend"
  51. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Disappeared, Part I"
  52. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Disappeared, Part II"
  53. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lost One"
  54. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sacrifice"
  55. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Death on Utapau"
  56. 56.0 56.1 56.2 Dark Disciple
  57. 57.0 57.1 Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir 1
  58. 58.0 58.1 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Together Again"
  59. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Bad Batch"
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  61. Star Wars: The Rebel Files
  62. Darth Vader (2017) 1
  63. Darth Vader (2017) 2
  64. 64.0 64.1 TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Aftermath"
  65. TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Cut and Run"
  66. TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Cornered"
  67. TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Rampage"
  68. TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Decommissioned"
  69. TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Battle Scars"
  70. TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Reunion"
  71. TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Bounty Lost"
  72. TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Common Ground"
  73. TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Devil's Deal"
  74. TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Infested"
  75. 75.0 75.1 TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "War-Mantle"
  76. TBBtemplate.png Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Return to Kamino"
  77. Darth Vader (2017) 11
  78. Adventures in Wild Space: The Snare
  79. Adventures in Wild Space: The Steal
  80. Adventures in Wild Space: The Rescue
  81. Darth Vader (2017) 13
  82. Darth Vader (2017) 17
  83. 83.0 83.1 83.2 83.3 Tarkin
  84. Darth Vader (2017) 18
  85. Darth Vader (2017) 20
  86. Darth Vader (2017) 22
  87. Jedi Fallen Order - Dark Temple 1
  88. Most Wanted
  89. Han Solo - Imperial Cadet 4
  90. Darth Vader (2017) 23
  91. Star Wars (2015) 7
  92. Lost Stars
  93. A New Dawn
  94. Star Wars: Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy's Most Notorious
  95. Beckett 1
  96. IDWAdventures2020LogoSmaller.png "Tales of Villainy: Credits"—Star Wars Adventures (2020) 4
  97. Lando's Luck
  98. 98.0 98.1 98.2 98.3 Solo: A Star Wars Story
  99. Lando - Double or Nothing 1
  100. Solo: A Star Wars Story: Expanded Edition
  101. Rebel Rising
  102. Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "The Honorable Ones"
  103. 103.0 103.1 103.2 103.3 103.4 103.5 StarWars-DatabankII.png Klik-Klak in the Databank (backup link)
  104. 104.0 104.1 104.2 104.3 104.4 104.5 104.6 Dawn of Rebellion
  105. 105.0 105.1 105.2 105.3 105.4 105.5 Darth Vader Annual 2
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  107. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Landing at Point Rain"
  108. Phase II clone trooper armor was put into use by the events of "Water War," which is dated to 20 BBY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Galactic Atlas also dates the end of the Clone Wars to 19 BBY. Because Star Wars: I Am a Padawan depicts a Clone Wars–era engagement on Geonosis featuring Phase II clone trooper armor, that engagement must occur between those two years.
  109. Star Wars Battlefront II
  110. The events of Tarkin take place five years after the rise of the Galactic Empire, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 19 BBY. Therefore, Tarkin must be set in 14 BBY.
  111. Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
  112. Star Wars: Rogue One Mini Build preview on Book Manager. bookmanager.com. Book Manager. Archived from the original on March 21, 2020.
  113. Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "Ghosts of Geonosis"
  114. Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition


Clone Wars
(22 BBY19 BBY)
Galactic timeline

Previous: Separatist Crisis

Concurrent: Nikardun conquests · Balith civil war · War on Quarzite · Mandalorian civil war · Campaign against the Shadow Collective

Next: Early rebellion against the Galactic Empire · Great Jedi Purge · Ryloth Insurgency

Battles of the Clone Wars
22 BBY Geonosis (I) · Geonosis (II) · Antar 4 · Republic transport · Hissrich · Cato Neimoidia (I) · Muunilinst · Quarmendy · Krystar · Separatist weapons depot · Caliban · Hisseen · Christophsis (I) · Teth · Jabba's Palace · Ziro's Palace · Ryloth · Rugosa · Malevolence Campaign (Phu system · Abregado · Ryndellia system · Kaliida Nebula (I) · Kaliida Nebula (II)) · Corvair · Kudo III · Mimban · Rishi Moon · Skytop Station campaign (Falleen · Bothawui · Outer corridor · Skytop Station) · Rodia
21 BBY Tranquility · Vassek 3 · Vanqor (I) · Florrum (I) · Quell · Maridun · Orto Plutonia · Naboo (I) · Felucia (I) · Devaron (I) · Felucia Medical Station HCTFF2 · Malastare · Cato Neimoidia (II) · Murkhana · Dorin · Geonosis (III) · Geonosis (IV) · Dantooine · Merj · Vallt · Grange · Saleucami system · Saleucami (I) · Republic cruiser · Coronet · Coruscant (I) · Kamino · Pantora
20 BBY Sullust · Devaron (II) · Toydaria · Capture of Even Piell · Lola Sayu · Felucia (II) · Mon Cala · Naboo (II) · Qiilura system · Patitite Pattuna · Rescue of Adi Gallia · Umbara · Kiros · Kadavo · Theed · Onderon · Obi-Wan Kenobi's fleet · Florrum (II) · Unidentified planet · Aut-O's flagship
19 BBY
(Outer Rim Sieges)
Cato Neimoidia (IV) · Ringo Vinda · Batuu · Mokivj · Scipio · Utapau (I) · Mahranee · Raxus Secundus · Haruun Kal · Vizsla Keep 09 · Rescue of Quinlan Vos · Separatist storage base · Vanqor (II) · Christophsis (II) · Jedi Temple · Anaxes · Skako Minor · Kardoa · Mygeeto (I) (Mygeeto (II) · Mygeeto (III)) · Lokori · Geonosis (V) · Sentinel Flare · Space · Yerbana · Separatist dreadnought · Coruscant (III) · Unidentified sector · Cato Neimoidia (V) · Kashyyyk · Bracca · Utapau (II) · Felucia (III) · Unidentified battle · Castell · Saleucami (II) · Slag's Pit · Kaller · Mustafar
Other Aargonar · Abafar · Agamar · Arkax Station · Bray · Carida · Clabron · Confederate people · Coruscant (II) · Crombach Nebula · Cularin · Escander · Horain · Khorm · Kromus · Ledeve Jedi Temple · Mrinzebon · Nal Kapok · Oktaro · Quellor sector · Quermia · Ridlay · Ruusan system · Retta · Secret Research Facility · Sedratis · Skako · Unidentified planet
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Sundari (II) · Carida · Toydaria

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