The Geonosians are an insectoid race from Star Wars fiction. They sided with the Sepratist army and manufactured a large number of super battle droids and geonosian battle droids. Prior to the clone wars Anakin Skywalker, Padme, C3-PO and R2-D2 investigate a distress signal from Obi Wan. Anakin and Padme are captured by the Geonosians and Jango Fett. Padme, Anakin and Obi Wan are chained to large pillars in a geonosian arena with thousands of spectators eagerly watching on. Three beasts into the arena, including the Acklay. Among the spectators was Count Dooku, the leaders of the trade alliance and poogle the lesser arch duke of geonosis. Luckily for the three hero's a group of jedi come to their rescue. Poggle the lesser was later seen on Mustafar with other leaders of the sepratists, but is killed by Darth Vader, along with the rest of the leaders. After the clone wars and the death of Darth Sidious, the geonosians joined forces with the rebels and fought with them ever since.