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The Resolute was a Venator-class Star Destroyer that served with the Republic Navy during the early years of the Clone Wars.

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The Resolute was assigned to Jedi General Anakin Skywalker's Open Circle Fleet, and it served as the flagship of Skywalker under the admiralty of Wullf Yularen. Other qualified Jedi were authorized to command the ship, such as High Jedi Generals Plo Koon and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and even Anakin's Padawan, Jedi Commander Ahsoka Tano.

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Battle of Christophsis

Main article: Battle of Christophsis
"Stand by to break orbit - Separatist vessels incoming. Sorry, General Kenobi, but we're under fire - you're on your own."
Admiral Yularen, withdrawing Jedi cruiser Resolute from Christophsis orbit.

During the Battle of Christophsis, the Resolute was tasked with delivering Ahsoka Tano in a Republic attack shuttle safely to General Anakin Skywalker. Later, the Jedi relayed a message through the Resolute to request reinforcements on Christophsis. Upon fulfilling its primary objective, the Resolute was forced to withdraw from the planetary orbit, leaving the ground forces on their own.[1]

The Malevolence Crisis

BTL-B Y-wing fighters depart the Resolute.

During the hunt for a Separatist "mystery weapon," Anakin and Ahsoka lost contact with Plo Koon after his fleet was attacked by the weapon. They departed the Resolute and took the Twilight in search for any survivors of Plo Koon's fleet. After rescuing Plo Koon, Commander Wolffe, Sergeant Sinker and Boost, the only survivors of the battle, they discovered the enormous Malevolence, under the command of General Grievous, and narrowly escaped a wave from its ion cannons and returned to the Resolute. Anakin then planned to use a strike force of BTL-B Y-wing starfighters on a counterattack on the massive vessel, which was planning to attack an Outer Rim medical center tending over 50,000 wounded clones. Anakin, Ahsoka and Plo Koon, along with Shadow Squadron, departed the Resolute and took a shortcut through the Kaliida Nebula, where they encountered Neebray mantas. The Malevolence then arrived, and after loosing almost half their squadron, Ahsoka managed to convince Anakin to change the plan, and he finally changed the target from the bridge of the Malevolence to its ion cannons. When the ship attempted to use its damaged ion cannons on the medical center, they exploded and caused further damage to the ship. The Resolute, the Negotiator and another Venator-class Star Destroyer then arrived in the system and started to attack the Malevolence. After Grievous captured Padmé Amidala aboard the ship, Anakin and Obi-Wan went to rescue her. They were successful, and Anakin also managed to reprogram the ship's navacomputer, causing it to crash into the nearby moon.

Crisis at the Rishi Moon Outpost

Main article: Battle of Rishi moon

Weeks later, Grievous dispatched commando droids to destroy an outpost on the Rishi moon. When Cody and Rex arrived for a scheduled inspection, they were attacked by the droids, but managed to destroy the station and alert the Republic with the help of Fives, Echo and Hevy, the survivors of the first attack that took most of the clones' lives. The Resolute arrived along with several other Venator-class cruisers and was able to drive off the Separatist fleet intent on destroying Kamino.

Battle of Bothawui

Main article: Battle of Bothawui

Anakin and Ahsoka left the Resolute in search of R2-D2, who had gone missing in a battle. The two Jedi were unsuccessful in locating a hidden Artoo onboard a scavenger ship, unaware that Artoo had already been promised to Grievous by Gha Nachkt. Ahsoka and Rex then left to rescue Anakin, who had been scouting ahead when his tracking beacon was accidentally activated and alerted several Munificent-class frigates to his position. They then located a Separatist listening post, and were able to destroy it as well as rescue R2-D2.

After Anakin went aboard a Munificent-class frigate to locate and capture Count Dooku, Obi-Wan joined him. The Resolute, under command of Ahsoka, then arrived to reinforce them. However, Dooku escaped and the two Jedi followed him, but both the Jedi and Dooku crash-landed on Vanqor. Dooku was taken captive by pirates and taken to Florrum, while Ahsoka arrived to rescue Obi-Wan and Anakin. From the Resolute, Anakin and Obi-Wan were dispatched by the Jedi Council to confirm that the pirates were holding Dooku captive so a deal could be struck between the Republic and the pirates. However, Anakin and Obi-Wan were taken captive as well, but managed to escape.

Battle of Quell

Main article: Battle of Quell
The Resolute travels through hyperspace to go to the aid of Aayla Secura's fleet.

The Resolute came to the aid of Jedi General Aayla Secura and her fleet when they were attacked by four Munificent-class frigates. The Resolute arrived in time to launch three LAAT/i gunships to board Secura's flagship, the Liberty, and extract all Republic personnel. Rocket droids took notice of the new arrivals and were distracted enough to break off and intercept them. However, the tactical droid commander, already impatient, commanded the ships to destroy the cruiser. A Consular-class frigate arrived for the evacuation, but a raging inferno rushed through the ship, and Anakin sacrificed himself, using The Force to hold back the fire, but was still severely injured. Ahsoka and Aayla managed to get him onboard the frigate, but as it started to dock to the Resolute, its hyperdrive was accidentally activated from an assault by Vulture droids. Fortunately, the Resolute managed to maneuver out of the way and avoided being taken into hyperspace with the frigate. Yularen ordered his men to finish the battle before plotting a course to search for the Jedi.

Ahsoka, Aayla and Anakin later avoided hitting a star, but crash-landed on Maridun. They were able to find medical help for Anakin from the planet's inhabitants, and were also able to thwart the development of a new Separatist weapon. Admiral Yularen was apparently able to locate the Jedi on his own, as the Resolute, along with two other Venator-class cruisers, arrived on Maridun to pick up the Jedi.

Battle of Ryloth

Main article: Battle of Ryloth
The Resolute advances toward the Separatist blockade and angles its hull forward.

When the planet Ryloth and its inhabitants were enslaved by Techno Union Leader Wat Tambor, the Resolute, along with the Defender and Redeemer, took part in a plan to liberate the planet by first cutting through the Separatist blockade, so that the invasion forces could land. Ahsoka led a squadron for the first time, leading Blue Squadron (Republic) as Blue Leader. After she cut a path to the lead ship, Separatist reinforcements arrived, but Ahsoka disobeyed a direct order from both Admiral Yularen and Anakin to retreat. The Resolute was then plundered by suicidal Vulture droids, and one droid rammed itself into the bridge, severely injuring Admiral Yularen. Ahsoka then retreated, but lost half her battle group along the way. The Resolute and Defender retreated to hyperspace, but the Redeemer was destroyed. After consoling his Padawan, Anakin then devised a plan to ram the Defender into the lead ship, leaving only outmaneuverable droids in charge of the blockade. All of the Defender's supplies, starfighters, and shuttles were transferred to the Resolute, and Anakin proceeded to take the Defender back to Ryloth with R2-D2 aboard. Ahsoka, made more confident from the support of Admiral Yularen, planned to angle the Resolute so that its hull would face toward the blockade and act as a screen for the fighters to launch and destroy the blockade. After Anakin succeeded in crashing the Defender into the lead control ship, the Resolute emerged out of hyperspace and maneuvered according to the plan. Ahsoka then led a squadron of Y-wing fighters and V-19 Torrents, and she was able to successfully eliminate the Separatist blockade. Rex, meanwhile, dispatched a shuttle to retrieve Anakin's escape pod.

The Resolute, along with a heavily damaged Defender in flames

Hunt for the missing holocron

After bounty hunter Cad Bane stole a Jedi holocron, he went to the planet Devaron in order to kidnap Jedi Master Bolla Ropal who had the Kyber memory crystal, which contained a list of all Force-sensitives in the galaxy. While Bane attempted to escape, the Resolute attacked Bane's frigate. In an attempt to save Ropal and reclaim the holocron, Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex led a number of clones and three AT-TEs in an assault on the ship.

At the conclusion of the battle, Cad Bane killed clone trooper Denal and hid on the Resolute after the Jedi's escape. He then used a V-19 Torrent starfighter from the hanger and a hyperspace ring to escape.

Behind the scenes

While the Resolute was constructed during the events of The Clone Wars: Wild Space, a vessel bearing the same name was quoted in the film's novelization. It is unknown if these two ships were the same, or if there was a retcon issue between both novels. Furthermore, The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide states that the Resolute was present during the Battle of Teth. However, as the novelization for the film states that it was the Spirit of the Republic that appeared, and as Admiral Yularen transferred from his flagship, the Spirit of the Republic, to the Resolute during the events of The Clone Wars: Wild Space, it is assumed to be an error.

Appearances

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  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars novelization (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars Volume 1: Shipyards of Doom
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars Volume 3: The Wind Raiders of Taloraan
  • The Clone Wars: Shakedown
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rising Malevolence"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shadow of Malevolence"
  • The Clone Wars: Agenda (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Destroy Malevolence"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Downfall of a Droid"
  • The Clone Wars: Wild Space
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Dooku Captured"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Jedi Crash"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Defenders of Peace"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Storm Over Ryloth"
  • The Clone Wars: Act on Instinct (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cargo of Doom"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Children of the Force"
  • Clone Wars Gambit: Stealth (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Grievous Intrigue"

Sources

Notes and references

  1. Star Wars: The Clone Wars novelization
  2. The Clone Wars: Wild Space

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