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TX-20
Production information
Date destroyed

22 BBY, Ryloth[1]

Manufacturer

Baktoid Combat Automata[2]

Product line

T-series[2]

Model

T-series tactical droid[2][1]

Technical specifications
Gender

Masculine programming[1]

Sensor color

White

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[1]

Affiliation
"You had better be right!"
"I am a droid. I am always right.
"
Wat Tambor and TX-20 — (audio)Listen (file info)

TX-20 was a T-series tactical droid that was in charge of the armies of the CIS asigned to Techno Union Emir and Foreman, Wat Tambor, during the Battle of Ryloth in the Clone War.

Tambor ordered him to conquer the Twi'lek city of Nabat, which he did, leading his army to complete victory and establishing a camp in the city, at the cost of many innocent Twi'lek lives. Once the Republic debarked on Ryloth, he sent probes to spy the Republic forces. He armed himself with courage to confront the famous High General Obi-Wan Kenobi, and during the battle, he was able to predict the strategies and tactics of his enemies, and counterattacked them wisely. He established many proton cannons all around the city, and stopped the advance of his opponents, forcing them to hide inside the tunnels around of the city.

The tactical droid starved some creatures and sent them against the Jedi, even though his initial campaign wasn't killing them, but causing them a lot of casualties. However, TX-20 didn't count with the surprising attitude of the General, and he was forced to betray his own army when his cannons were destroyed. When he was about to kill Kenobi and the Twi'lek girl, Numa, the liberated Twi'lek prisoners from his camp tore him to bits.

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Biography

"Does not compute… Does not compute…"
―TX-20's final words — (audio)Listen (file info)
TX-20 is attacked by the Twi'leks.

Tasked with protecting the anti-aircraft cannons, TX-20 used the Twi'lek population of the nearby Nabat city as living shields to prevent the Republic troops from using a direct assault or bombing them in oblivion from orbit. After forcing Mace Windu's three Acclamator class assault ships away, severly damaging one in the process, he was able to calculate and anticipate several moves of Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi, suggesting that Kenobi not risk the lives of prisoners and would use an unorthodox maneuver instead. To counter any move of Kenobi while preserving his own forces, TX-20 unleashed starved gutkurrs onto Ghost Company, thinning their ranks severely. After doing this, he began to prepare for their final direct assault, computing that he now had a 742 to 1 odds of victory against the remaining Republic troops.[1]

TX-20's computations, while correct, lacked one critical factor: local aid to the clones. After rescuing the Twi'lek girl Numa, Obi-Wan, Waxer and Boil, led by the child, used the underground sewers to sneak behind the enemy line and release the captured villagers. TX-20 led his troops to face the Republic assault, but the clones only assaulted as a diversion to allow Kenobi to take control of one of the cannons and fire it, disabling the others. Turning around, TX-20 destroyed Obi-Wan's commandeered cannon, and closed in with the downed Jedi, believing that by killing him, he could still win. He was about to finish the Jedi with his Armored Assault Tank, when, seeing their savior and Numa (who had sneaked to the downed Obi-Wan and was attempting to drag him away) in danger, the Twi'lek villagers suddenly surged forward and mobbed the tank. TX-20 was torn apart by the Twi'leks while offering no resistance, his mechanical brain being unable to cope with the sudden turn of events.[1]

Behind the scenes

Production-wise, TX-20 was supposed to be the first tactical droid to appear in The Clone Wars TV series, but later production changes pushed his appearance back.

TX-20 was voiced by Corey Burton and is the first tactical droid droid to be given a designation.

Appearances

Sources

  • StarWars.com The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Innocents of Ryloth on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org) (First identified as TX-20)

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Innocents of Ryloth"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Galaxy at War
  3. Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Storm Over Ryloth"
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