Pong Krell was a male Besalisk Jedi who was temporarily placed in command of the 501st Legion after Anakin Skywalker was called back to Coruscant by the Jedi Council. Krell's tactics resulted in high Clone trooper casualties. It was later revealed that Krell foresaw the destruction of the Jedi Order and had a desire to serve under Count Dooku, also secure a place for himself in the future Galactic Empire. However Krell was executed by 501st trooper Dogma, his most loyal soldier. He was hated by many such as Fives and General Grievous.