Poggle the Lesser
this Geonosian grew up in the lowest of castes within the Stalgasin Hive, and was forced to work his way up the societal ladder through cunning and strength. Poggle hated Hadiss the Vaulted, and swore at an eearly age that he would overthrow Hadiss' rule. After causing several small uprisings, Poggle and his followers were arrested and forced to fight in the petrana-ki gladiator arenas, for the pleasure of Hadiss and his cronies. Only Poggle managed to survive, even defeating the acklay Hadiss kept as a surprise, and he assumed the role of Archduke of Geonosis. Shortly afterward, Poggle was contacted by Darth Sidious, who agreed to fund the rebellion against Hadiss in return for battle droid production facilities. Poggle agreed, and his own forces grew quickly with Sidious' assistance. On the Eve of Meckgin, shortly before the Battle of Naboo, Poggle defeated Hadiss and had the other Geonosian devoured by an acklay. He then set to work creating battle droid production facilities for the Trade Federation. It was during this time that Poggle grew to hate Nute Gunray, mainly for the Neimoidian's ineptitude. The failure of the Trade Federation to win the Battle of Naboo only deepened Poggle's hatred. Rather than waiting for new instructions, Poggle developed a superior version of the standard battle droid, shortly before the Clone Wars. In the wake of the Republic's victory at the Battle of Geonosis, Poggle and his lieutenants fled with the Separatists to several remote worlds, always trying to remain one step ahead of their Jedi pursuers. After hiding on Utapau under the protection of General Grievous, the Separatists were taken to Mustafar. It was there, after Darth Sidious finally lured Anakin Skywalker to the Darth Side of the Force, that the Separatist leaders met their deaths. Skywalker was dispatched to Mustafar by Sidious himself, with orders to eliminate them. Skywalker quickly beheaded Poggle, before setting off after the rest of the Separatist leaders.