- "Buckle your belts and check your cells, soldiers. We're going in."
- ―Buzz, a member of the Elite Corps
The 41st Elite Corps, simply known as the Elite Corps, was a military division of the Grand Army of the Republic. The main division, which consisted of sub-units such as Green Company, was composed of clone soldiers under the leadership of Clone Commander CC-1004 "Gree", who served under Jedi General Luminara Unduli during the early period of the Clone Wars. Prior to Order 66, the 41st fought at the Battle of Kashyyyk under the command of Master Luminara Unduli of the Jedi Order.
The 41st Elite Corps was led by Jedi General Luminara Unduli and Clone Commander Gree. When Naboo Senator Padmé Amidala was captured on Rodia by defector Senator Onaconda Farr and Viceroy Nute Gunray, Gree arrived to rescue her and Representative Jar Jar Binks. Once there, he and Green Company took Gunray into custody.
Green Company continued to guard Gunray when he was brought on board the Tranquility. However, Droch-class boarding ships under Dooku's assassin, Asajj Ventress, boarded the ship to either rescue Gunray or silence him. Unfortunately, Gunray escaped with assistance from defecting Senate Guard commando, Captain Argyus.
The 41st was then sent to Geonosis to retake the planet. There, they assisted Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and the 501st Legion in distracting Poggle at his primary droid foundry while Jedi Commanders Ahsoka Tano and Barriss Offee infiltrated the foundry. The 41st and 501st then fell back when Poggle unleashed the Super tanks. Despite the tanks, the foundry was destroyed. They then took part in cleaning up the remaining forces on Geonosis and searched for Poggle.
During the Battle of Coruscant, troopers of the 41st Elite Corps were stationed aboard the Guarlara when it exchanged broadsides with the Separatist flagship Invisible Hand. Following the Battle of Coruscant, the 41st was then dispatched to Kashyyyk to defend the Wookiee homeworld against a Separatist invasion. There, they were led by Jedi Generals Yoda, Quinlan Vos, and Unduli.
- Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bombad Jedi"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cloak of Darkness"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lair of Grievous" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Jedi Crash" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Weapons Factory"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Legacy of Terror"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Brain Invaders" (Appears in flashback(s))
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (First appearance)
- (First identified as Elite Corps)
- (First identified as 41st Elite Corps)
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Cloak of Darkness"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Weapons Factory"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Bombad Jedi"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Legacy of Terror"
- ↑ Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded