- "Time to see who's smart enough to join the hunt. Open fire!"
- ―Garnac begins the hunt shortly before Vadoo's death
Vadoo was a green-skinned, bald Sakiyan with black eyes who lived during the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. In 21 BBY, Vadoo was abducted by a group of Trandoshan hunters and transported in a cell on a slave ship called the Vermin-Thrax to the moon Wasskah.
On the moon, Vadoo and the other captives, Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano, the Snivvian Katt Mol, the Selkath Morgo, and the Terrelian Jango Jumper Lika, were dropped onto an island beach to be hunted for sport. The Trandoshan leader Garnac gave the order to begin the hunt, and in response, his minion Lo-Taren fired on the prisoners with the ship's laser cannon. Morgo was killed almost immediately while Vadoo and the others attempted to escape. Vadoo ran a short distance before Lo-Taren directed the cannon towards Vadoo, ending the Sakiyan's life.
Behind the scenes
Vadoo appeared in "Padawan Lost," the twenty-first episode of the third season of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars that aired on April 1, 2011. Vadoo was identified in the corresponding episode guide on StarWars.com, which also revealed that a scene was written and shot but ultimately cut for time constraints where Vadoo joined with Katt Mol and a hunter named Simna for survival.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Padawan Lost" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Wookiee Hunt" (In flashback(s))
- (First identified as Vadoo)
Notes and references
- The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 45 (20 BBY 15–18, The Citadel) dates "Citadel Rescue" to 21 BBY, while The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 13 (CHE1–2, Chewbacca) dates "Wookiee Hunt" to 21 BBY. Since places "Padawan Lost" between those two episodes, it can be concluded that "Padawan Lost" also takes place in 21 BBY. Therefore, Vadoo's kidnapping and death on Wasskah, as depicted in "Padawan Lost," must take place in that year.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Padawan Lost"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Incredible Vehicles