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"The general's description of your tactics have been one hundred percent accurate today. Very impressive, even by my standards."
―TV-94, to Anakin Skywalker[2]

TV-94 was a T-series military strategic analysis and tactics droid who served within the Confederacy of Independent Systems' naval branch, under the command of Kaleesh General Grievous, during the Clone Wars. Stationed aboard Grievous's Recusant-class light destroyer flagship, in 21 BBY, the tactical droid assisted his commander in an attack on the Steadfast, a Galactic Republic Venator-class Star Destroyer utilized as the flagship of Jedi General Eeth Koth, near the Saleucami system. Resulting in his capture, the Jedi Master was brought to the planet Saleucami by the Kaleesh, with TV-94 accompanying the general aboard his destroyer, where they set a trap to lure the Republic to the Saleucami.

Shortly after arriving over Saleucami, Grievous's fleet was assaulted by a Republic fleet commanded by Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker not far behind him. Upon Kenobi's arrival, TV-94 was left in command of Grievous's flagship as the Kaleesh boarded Kenobi's Arquitens-class light cruiser Surrogator with the intent to kill his adversary. Not long after, the tactical droid was ambushed in an expected attack by Generals Skywalker and Adi Gallia aboard the bridge, which led to a small skirmish between the Jedi and several BX-series droid commandos. Despite TV-94's efforts to stop the Jedi, however, the tactical droid was destroyed by Skywalker as they freed Koth and prepared to flee the destroyer.


TV-94 and commandos CotR

TV-94 issues orders to a pair of commando droids.

After General Grievous had captured Jedi Master Eeth Koth, he held the Jedi prisoner aboard the bridge of a Recusant-class light destroyer, serving as the General's flagship at the time. TV-94 served as General Grievous' tactical advisor and second-in-command aboard the flagship. He informed Grievous that they had entered the Saleucami system.[2]

Not long thereafter, the Galactic Republic launched a mission to rescue Koth. A Republic fleet arrived at Saleucami and engaged Grievous' fleet. TV-94 advised to be careful as the Republic's Venator-class Star Destroyers were faster than their own. After it became clear that Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi was leading the Republic fleet Grievous quickly concluded that Kenobi was likely planning on distracting them while Anakin Skywalker, who often fought beside Kenobi, would try to rescue Koth.[2]

Grievous had Kenobi's command ship caught in a tractor beam and their ships locked with a docking tube. Grievous went with a group of MagnaGuards and battle droids through the docking tube to board Kenobi's ship and face the Jedi Master, while leaving TV-94 in charge of the bridge and guarding Koth. Not long thereafter Skywalker and fellow Jedi Adi Gallia used a shuttle to secretly board Grievous' flagship. The two soon reached the bridge and confronted TV-94. Skywalker smiled because of their surprise element, but TV-94 simply replied that it was "not exactly" a surprise after which he had the Jedi surrounded by BX-series droid commandos. He went on to mock the Jedi on using an impressive, but nevertheless too predictable tactic.[2]

TV-94 sans arm

TV-94 holds his amputated right arm.

TV-94 used a remote attached to his right arm to deliver electric shockwaves to Koth and threatened to deliver a fatal shockwave if Skywalker and Gallia moved one step closer. Skywalker, however, quickly pulled the droid towards him with the Force and severed his right arm with his lightsaber. The droid commandos then attacked the Jedi. During the fight TV-94 tried multiple times to retrieve his severed arm. He almost got it twice, but a droid commando accidentally kicked it away the first time and the second time he was knocked over by Gallia, who used the Force. He finally retrieved it after the Jedi had destroyed all the droids and prepared to deliver a fatal shockwave to Koth only to realize that while holding the remote in his single remaining arm he had no arm left to press the button. Skywalker then cut him in half, effectively destroying him.[2]

Personality and traits[]

TV-94, even for his standard, was impressed by Grievous' prediction. He also expressed confusion after realizing that he could not press the button to kill Koth for lack of an arm.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

TV-94 first appeared in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "Grievous Intrigue." TV-94's voice was provided by Matt Lanter, who also voiced Anakin Skywalker in the series.



Notes and references[]

  1. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of "Legacy of Terror" to 21 BBY and Star Wars: Scum and Villainy: Case Files on the Galaxy's Most Notorious dates the events of "Death Trap" to 7956 C.R.C., which correlates to 21 BBY. As the episode "Grievous Intrigue" takes place between the two episodes according to StarWars Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link), TV-94's death must take place in that year.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars — "Grievous Intrigue"
  3. Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition states that Baktoid Combat Automata manufactures all T-series tactical droids, which is TV-94's model as depicted in "Grievous Intrigue."
  4. StarWars-DatabankII T-series Tactical Droid in the Databank (backup link) states that all T-series tactical droids stand 1.93 meters tall. As "Grievous Intrigue" shows TV-94 to be a T-series tactical droid, he too must stand 1.93 meters tall.
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