|Airdate:||April 7, 2004|
"Chapter 16" is the ninth episode of Season Two of Star Wars: Clone Wars. It originally broadcasted on Cartoon Network on April 2, 2004.
With the raindrops sizzling on their lightsabers, Anakin Skywalker and Asajj Ventress stand motionless in the driving rain of Yavin 4. Skywalker makes the first move, leaping to the top of the Massassi temple where Ventress stands. They trade blows for several seconds until Skywalker Force pushes Ventress off the temple into the ruins below.
Following her into the temple building, they resume their battle using their lightsabers and Force powers to hurl masonry and each other around the chamber. Throwing Ventress through the wall, the two ascend the stairs to the very top of the temple building. Ventress knocks the lightsaber from Skywalker's hand, but he grabs her arms, blocking her killing blow. His mechanical arm squeezes hers until she drops one of her lightsabers, which Skywalker grabs using the Force. Filled with rage, Skywalker furiously attacks Ventress, driving her to the edge of the temple roof. He strikes and strikes and strikes—with each blow a vision of Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Yoda appears. Finally, the ledge under Ventress's feet collapses and she plunges screaming into a massive chasm. With a scream of rage, Skywalker tosses Ventress's lightsaber into the chasm as well.
- Anakin Skywalker
- Asajj Ventress
- Qui-Gon Jinn (Anakin's vision)
- Obi-Wan Kenobi (Anakin's vision)
- Yoda (Anakin's vision)
- It was later revealed in Star Wars canon that Asajj Ventress does not die at the hands of Anakin Skywalker in this episode, and instead survives the fall—albeit heavily wounded. She would go on to face Skywalker and Kenobi again.
- The opening chords of Duel of the Fates play as Anakin gains the upper hand in the duel.