"Fear—a Jedi spends his whole life training against it. But at the Citadel, breaking Jedi is our specialty. Within these walls, they will learn to fear us. If not, they die."
Osi Sobeck
Osi Sobeck
Osi sobeck
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Osi Sobeck



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† 21 BBY, Lola Sayu

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2.03 meters

Chronological and political information


Osi Sobeck was a commander in the Separatist Army and warden of the Citadel prison.


CIS Service RecordEdit

Osi Sobeck was a male Phindian allied with the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. Sobeck served as the warden of the notorious prison complex known as the Citadel. The prison was infamous for its high security, having been designed to hold Jedi as prisoners. Osi believes in torture, a very cruel way to get information from enemies. [1]

Holding Even PiellEdit

"Make no mistake! The Jedi will be coming for their imprisoned brother. They're not about to let one of their own be tortured into handing over information that will help the Separatists win the war."
―Osi Sobeck to his tactical droid

At some point in 21 BBY, the Separatist forces captured Jedi Master Even Piell and transported him to the Citadel. Piell and his officers were transferred to the Citadel under the watch of Osi Sobeck. While being held at the prison Piell was interrogated in order to obtain coordinates for a key hyperspace route known as the Nexus Route, control of which could influence the outcome of the Clone Wars for either side. Sobeck relied on the use of fear to break his prisoners - the one thing Jedi spend all their lives training against. Sobeck used an EV-series interrogator droid and a few commando droids to torture the Jedi and get the information out of him by any means necessary. Even though he did not know that the Galactic Republic was planning to rescue Even Piell, he knew that the Jedi would soon arrive to try and rescue him. His predictions came true as a rescue team soon came in the form of a shuttle, full of Jedi and clone troopers frozen in carbonite. Due to his suspicions and the current occupancy of the prison, he ordered his tactical droid K2-B4 to do a thorough scan of the incoming vessel. Because of them being frozen in carbonite, the scan did not detect any life forms. But the warden’s tension did not ease. Sobeck was then informed from one of his security droids that the shuttle never landed. When a electro-mine guarding the Citadel exploded, Sobeck knew a rescue team had arrived. Thus, Sobeck ordered all of his troops to their positions and prepared his special unit of commando droids. In the mean time, Sobeck, at the Citadel Command, watched the intruders' every step with the use of cameras. Osi Sobeck took the opportunity and activated a ceiling magnet, which attracted all the weapons of the Republic rescue team towards the ceiling. After which all the weapons, which were made of metal, were attracted to the sealing. Unfortunately, because one of the jedi had a prosthetic arm that was also made of metal, he along with the guns and lightsabers got stuck to the ceiling. At that moment the warden’s special unit of droid commandos came to arrest all the Jedi and clones and take them back to the holding cells. Sobeck saw that as an opportunity to torture the Jedi with electricity, but the jedi managed to grab his lightsaber and he disabled the entire machine. This in turn released all weapons from the magnetic hold and the strike team managed to destroy all the commando droids. This turn of events angered Sobeck and when one of the clones shot the surveillance cameras – that was the last straw for the warden and he decided to go out there and takes matter in his own hands.

To his dismay, he was too late and the Republic navy officers, including Piell's captain , had already been freed. The droid, inspecting the prison cell, reported that the cellmates had escaped. Infuriated by the statement of the obvious by the commando droid, he ordered his captain to “teach” the droid what happens when they use words as “escaped”. The droid in the cell was shot in the head for his failure, which in a way was used by Sobeck to let out some of the built-up anger. After the display, two security droids reported to Sobeck that the Jedi and clones were headed for the upper levels, which unknown to Sobeck was a diversion by the jedi to lead the attention away from the second group of Republic forces exiting the Citadel. The warden, assuming the Jedi were to steal transports, sent orders to all his battalions to stand guard on the landing pads and requested that he wanted all prisoners back alive. But in a few moments an explosion occurred that shook the entire complex. Sobeck and his droids were shaken by the explosion, but they stood their ground.[2]

Sobeck was later contacted by the Confederacy Head of State, Count Dooku who was upset as he heard about the Jedi's success of rescuing Piell and and his men. After K2-B4 informed him, Sobeck went to answer the Count, accompanied by K2-B4. After Count expressed his frustration about the conflict, Sobeck assured him that everything was under control and ended transmission. He then grabbed K2-B4 and warned her never to surprise him like that again to which K2-B4 obliged.

Later on, after K2-B4 laid a trap for one of the Jedi's team, he observed them falling into the trap via video screen and laughed at them as droids and turrets surrounded the team. After the captured team were brought into the Citadel Command, Sobeck asked for the information on the Nexus Routes and threatened to execute the clones if they did not listen. Piell replied that this was war to which the clones are ready to die in order to proctect the information. Sobeck grabbed a blaster rifle from a commando droid and shot a clone in the head. He then proceeded to execute another clone when K2-B4 informed him that the other jedi team had been spotted. Sobeck ordered the prisoners to be taken for interrogation. Later on, however, a security droid informed him that prisoners had escaped and what was worse for Sobeck, K2-B4 informed him that Count Dooku wanted to contact him immediately. Looking at the holographic view of the outside, Sobeck noticed that a part of the pipeline had exploded and quickly deduced that the two teams were probably heading for the landing pad as that was their only way of escaping. Ignoring contact with Dooku, he ordered all units to the landing pad. His predictions proved correct as a firefight soon erupted there which resulted in the death of one of the clone officers, the destruction of rescue team's ship and the remaining members of the team escaping to the bottom caverns.[3]


"If I can't have the information, it will die with you!"
―Osi Sobeck to Piell's captain shortly before the former's death
However, Dooku contacted him again and reminded him of the importance of the Jedi's capture and threatened him by saying that Sobeck's promises to capture the Jedi were the only thing keeping him alive. Sobeck then ordered the release of Anoobas in an attempt to pick up the Jedi's scent. When the team were spotted, Sobeck personally led a squad of STAP-mounted commando droids to capture them. Upon sighting the team, he fired at them. However, his STAP was shot down by one of the clones and he crashed to the ground. Piell's captain tried to shoot him but he missed. He then grabbed Tarkin, angry that he was unable to obtain the information, and was about to throw him into the sulfur, but was stabbed through the chest by Ahsoka and killed.[4]

External LinkEdit

Wookieepedia Logo Osi Sobeck on Wookieepedia

Notes & ReferencesEdit

  1. Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded
  2. CWTV2LogoMini The Clone Wars – "The Citadel"
  3. CWTV2LogoMini The Clone Wars – "Counterattack"
  4. CWTV2LogoMini The Clone Wars – "Citadel Rescue"

See AlsoEdit

CIS Officers

Kirst · Pors Tonith · Trench


Jedi Grievous · Lok Durd · Oro Dassyne · Rootrock · Whorm Loathsom · Kalani


Alto Stratus · Asajj Ventress · Cydon Prax · Merai · Osi Sobeck · Riff Tamson · TX-20 · TA-1313 · Vulpus · Xerius Ugg

Captains & other officers

Bella · Canteval · Cavik Toth · Lt. Daan · Lushros Dofine · Mar Tuuk