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Mechno-arm
Production information
Manufacturer

Anakin Skywalker

Model

Custom-built mechno-arm

Type

Cybernetics

Usage and history
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era

Affiliation

Anakin Skywalker

"I didn't know that Anakin ever missed his real arm. To him, the new one seemed so much better, so much more powerful…"
Siri Tachi

The mechno-arm was the custom-made prosthetic limb constructed for Anakin Skywalker after the loss of his right arm by Count Dooku on Geonosis in 22 BBY. This prosthetic replacement was far stronger than the original.

History

On Geonosis, Anakin's right arm was severed at the elbow by Dooku's lightsaber. Anakin survived his encounter with the Sith Lord, and returned to Coruscant to recuperate and oversee the creation of a prosthetic limb. This robotic appendage lacked the synth-flesh applied to some models, and had a skeletal, droid-like appearance; it was designed to be a sturdy replacement, not a cosmetic disguise. Anakin's new arm connected to the remainder of his limb via a synthennet neural interface, a complicated piece of technology that allowed Anakin to register feeling in his mechno-arm.

Anakin's metal mechno-arm was an advanced version, featuring golden, electrostatic fingertips that simulated a sense of touch. Data collected by the fingertips was transmitted through sensory impulse lines running down the fingers and into an interface module at the wrist. This module served as the junction between Anakin's robotic hand and living flesh. The arm's servos and sensors were controlled by a power cell near the thumb. The mechno-hand's motorized knuckles provide Anakin with a crushing strength far beyond the Human norm.

During the Clone Wars, many of the Jedi Council believed that Anakin lost some of his Humanity because of his prosthetic replacement. Anakin, however, was well at ease with his mechno-arm, and tinkered with it as he did his starfighter. He added strengthened alloy ligaments and armored shielding to bulk up his spindly robotic arm, giving the appearance of a well-muscled arm to match the rest of his toned body, and covered it with a glove. During the skirmish on Nelvaan, Anakin's mechno-arm was destroyed after his Force Grip destroyed the crystal from the Siphon generator used to power the Separatist base on the world. He had a replacement which R2 quickly reattached to Anakin.

Anakin's original mechno-arm.
Anakin's mechno-arm

Anakin nearly lost his mechno-arm after his fall into darkness. At the climax of his epic duel with Obi-Wan Kenobi on Mustafar, Anakin lost both legs and his remaining biological arm to Kenobi's blade, and was left to die on a black sand bank. Darth Sidious saved him, however, and set his medical droids to work on the wounded Sith apprentice. Now known as Darth Vader, the Dark Lord was given an upgraded prosthetic arm which was heavier, but even more powerful than the last. Years later, after his many failures at defeating the Rebel Alliance, this arm would be destroyed by Darth Sidious as punishment. It was soon replaced and this arm would have its hand severed at the wrist by Anakin's son, Luke.

Appearances

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  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 1"
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 19"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 23"
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 24"
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars – "Chapter 25"
  • Labyrinth of Evil
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  •  Star Wars Galaxies – An Empire Divided
  • Star Wars Legacy 43: Monster, Part 1

Sources

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