June 15, 2013 in Episode Guides by Firebird

#86 Season 4 Episode 20

“Who we are never changes, who we think we are does.”


An aimless Asajj Ventress joins a team of bounty hunters under the leadership of young Boba Fett. On an alien world, they undertake a dangerous but profitable mission that tests the limits of their skills, and the strength of Asajj’s character.

Bounty Preview and Episode Guide. Dengar in The Clone Wars

Original Airdate: 2 March 2012

Writer: Katie Lucas

Director: Kyle Dunlevy

Concept Art and Trivia

Asajj Ventress’s bounty hunting look is accented with leggings with a pattern that somewhat resembles the red piping on Han Solo’s trousers. The shoulder plate has an illustration of a twisted black snake, chosen since snakes are an often misunderstood creature that are assumed to be dangerous or evil when in fact they are not.

This episode features a young Dengar (voiced by Simon Pegg from Star Trek and Shaun of the Dead). Dengar is seen in his prime, in relatively intact armor, suggesting that time had really taken its toll on the hunter by the time we see him again in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.

The design for Krismo Pluma dates back to early illustrations of Obi-Wan Kenobi done by Iain McCaig during the development of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (seen here in the center). Outer illustrations by Will Nichols.


Krismo and Pluma were not originally brother and sister. They were both humans, and Krismo Sodi was boyfriend to the kidnapped Pluma Sweet. The idea that they were siblings was introduced during editorial.

The four-part mouth of the Belugans is, quite appropriately, based on the mouth structure and baleen of a whale.

Seen briefly in this episode was Embo’s pet and hunting partner, Marrok. Expect to see more of him in Season Five. Marrok’s name is based on the Arthurian knight who was transformed into a wolf as seen in the book, The Tale of Sir Marrok by Allen French.

The turbolift transport area which takes the bounty hunters down to the surface of Quarzite is a reworking of the carbon-freezing chamber seen in the Jedi Temple in “The Citadel,” from the third season.

For years, many assumed that Dengar’s headwrap was some sort of inexplicably badly tended dressing on a head injury — a belief fueled by an Expanded Universe backstory given to Dengar in 1989. According to George Lucas, the headwrap was more of a turban. To make that clear, Lucas had the show’s artists design a more elaborately decorated wrap for Dengar in his younger days.

“We decided not to put Boba Fett in his iconic Mandalorian armor in this episode,” explains Dave Filoni. “Rather than use his father’s armor, which would still be a tad big for him, we gave him his own unique helmet and armor. It’s a step towards who he will become, but to get to the final famous look from the classic films, he will need to get some help…”