The Battle of Geonosis that occurred during the beginning of the Clone Wars in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones marked an important event in Star Wars history because that was what sparked the war between the Republic and the Separatists. However, the Jedi Order and the Republic suffered huge losses in that battle because of the overwhelming numbers of the Separatist droid army. So, how many Jedi and clones died on Geonosis?
Out of the 212 Jedi sent to Geonosis, around 31 survived before the arrival of the clone army. At least two more died in the events after the clone army arrived. Meanwhile, thousands of clones died in that battle as at least nearly 5,000 clone commandos perished in the Battle of Geonosis.
The Battle of Geonosis is not only one of the biggest events in the history of the Republic in Star Wars but was also one of the most devastating events because of the deaths that happened there. As such, the Jedi Order was also severely weakened in that battle and was quite hampered during the Clone Wars. Now let’s talk about what happened in the Battle of Geonosis.
How Many Jedi Died On Geonosis?
One of the most important moments in the history of Star Wars was the Battle of Geonosis. This battle occurred during Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones when Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker were investigating the events surrounding the Trade Federation and their plot to overthrow the Republic.
Obi-Wan was the one who was sent to investigate the plot to kill Padme Amidala, who was against what the Trade Federation had been doing. On the other hand, Anakin was sent to guard Padme back in Naboo.
During his investigation, Obi-Wan stumbled upon Jango Fett, who he followed all the way to Geonosis, where he saw a meeting between Count Dooku and several members of the Trade Federation and the leaders of other systems that were planning to separate from the Galactic Republic. Obi-Wan got caught, and that was when Anakin and Padme went to his rescue.
However, Anakin and Padme were captured as well as the duo joined Obi-Wan in an arena-style execution in front of the Geonosians. The trio held on against the monsters that were sent to kill them but were about to get killed summarily by droids. That was when Mace Windu appeared to lead a strike team composed of 212 well-trained Jedi to rescue not only Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Padme but also apprehend the leaders of the soon-to-be Separatist faction.
The Jedi strike team eventually started destroying the droids as more droids came to the arena in the hopes of killing all of the Jedi that came. This began a heated battle that saw the death of Jango Fett at the hands of Mace Windu. But, despite being stronger and more skilled, the Jedi were simply outnumbered by the droid army, which had encircled the remaining Jedi and Padme and surrounded them.
At that point, there were only a few Jedi remaining out of the 212 that went to Geonosis. It is estimated that around 31 of them were left at the moment when the droids were about to execute them. But Jedi Master Yoda arrived just in time with the clones to rescue the Jedi survivors.
When the clones arrived, an even larger battle on the entire planet of Geonosis began. In that battle, it can be estimated that two more Jedi perished. That means that only around 29 out of the 212 Jedi survived. This puts the total Jedi death count at 183.
The great loss that the Jedi Order suffered in the Battle of Geonosis hampered them during the Clone Wars because not a lot of Jedi Knights were able to help out the clones in the battle against the Separatists. That was why the Jedi played the role of generals that only took the field whenever they needed to. On top of that, it became easier for the clones to kill the Jedi during Order 66 because there wasn’t a lot of them left after the Battle of Geonosis.
How Many Clones Died On Geonosis?
While the clones may have arrived just in time to save the remaining Jedi from certain death, they actually engaged in their first-ever battle as the formal army of the Galactic Republic. Entire armies of clones were sent to Geonosis to put a stop to the Trade Federation before the start of an all-out war. In that regard, thousands of clones also perished in that battle.
There was no exact number in relation to how many clones died on Geonosis, but it was estimated that nearly 5,000 clone commandos died. Meanwhile, at least 20,000 clone troopers were left injured after that battle.
While the lives of the clones were also precious, the difference between them and the Jedi is that they were more dispensable, considering that clones were easier to create and train compared to the Jedi, which can only be produced from Force-sensitive children that were trained since their childhood years.
That means that the clones were able to replenish their numbers on Kamino, despite the fact that they were quite expensive for the Republic to produce. On the other hand, the Jedi Order hardly ever recovered from its losses at the Battle of Geonosis. And this all led to the eventual fall of the Jedi Order and the rise of the Galactic Empire.