Hello there masterskywalker. I was indeed awake during AOTC. I love AOTC, and I can't count the times I saw it during its theatrical run (and on DVD of course), and I don't think that Geonosis can be compared to this. I wasn't referring to the gladiators per se, but the designs of the gladiators. IMO, even if it is a cartoon, the designs should be as close to Star Wars as possible. Now, I've rewatched the episode, and I'm no longer as ambivalent as I was earlier. I really like the Force trick that Ventress does to disguise herself.