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escape pod

In Case of Emergency...

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Escape pods are small emergency craft designed to detach from a larger vessel or launch from a planetary surface as a means of escape from a disaster. As such, these pods feature a simplified design to make them easy to use. Some planets maintain a network of escape pods to flee from surface danger into the upper atmosphere. When at a high altitude, these pods then transmit distress signals. Some pods are used for interstellar travel, and are equipped with hyperdrives, but these are rare. Use of pods is usually restricted only to organic lifeforms -- not droids. As such these pods are also known as lifepods.

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Varies by design, but about 10 meters

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C-3PO (See-Threepio)

C-3PO

C-3PO landed in the desert wastes of Tatooine aboard an escape pod jettisoned from Princess Leia's Alderaanian cruiser. An Imperial stormtrooper patrol found the pod in the Dune Sea.

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R2-D2

R2-D2

Though it was restricted only to life forms, R2-D2 commandeered an escape pod aboard Princess Leia's consular ship to escape Imperial capture, and landed on Tatooine.

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Plo Koon

Plo Koon

After his warship Triumphant was destroyed by the Separatist cruiser Malevolence, Plo Koon survived alongside clones Wolffe, Boost and Sinker inside an escape pod drifting within the wreckage of his former flagship.

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General Grievous

General Grievous

When Grievous' dreadnought succumbed to damage from Republic forces over Coruscant, the cowardly general retreated into a waiting escape pod. Since most of the crew aboard the vessel were battle droids, very few life pods were launched from the plummeting warship.

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Yoda

Yoda

Yoda employed an escape pod to escape the planet Kashyyyk after the execution of Order 66, the official decree by Chancellor Palpatine that the Jedi were enemies of the state. Yoda used a different escape pod to arrive on Dagobah, the world of his exile.

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