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CC-1138, nicknamed "Bacara," was a Marshal Commander who led the Galactic Marines, a unit of clone troopers famous for its distinctive armor and relentlessness in combat. Bacara served the Galactic Republic alongside Jedi General Ki-Adi-Mundi during the Clone Wars; the pair fought to capture the planet Mygeeto from the Confederacy of Independent Systems. When Order 66 was issued, Bacara and the Galactic Marines turned against Mundi and executed him.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

CC-1138, later known as "Bacara", was a clone of the bounty hunter Jango Fett created and trained on the planet Kamino.[1] There, he trained with an ex-Journeyman Protector. After his training, he then received training from ARC troopers.[3]

The Clone WarsEdit

During the Outer Rim Sieges of the Clone Wars, Bacara served as the Marshal Commander[4] of the Galactic Marines. He served as Jedi General Ki-Adi-Mundi's second in command. Together, they fought in many battles.[3]

Bacara, along with Mundi and the Galactic Marines, were located on Mygeeto where he and Mundi led the Marines against Separatist Alliance forces including Octuptarra tri-droids. Eventually, Bacara and his troops received Order 66 from Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine, and he and his troopers then opened fire on Mundi, killing him.[5][6]

Personality and traitsEdit

Following his training with the Journeyman Protectors, Bacara was seen as a loner.[3] Under the leadership of Ki-Adi-Mundi, Bacara's extremely strict and militant philosophies were often at odds with Mundi's Jedi training. After many battles together, however, Mundi earned the respect of his subordinates.[7]

Behind the scenesEdit

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Concept art by Alex Jaeger

CC-1138 made his first canonical appearance in the 2005 film Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.[5] Though Bacara's numerical designation goes unmentioned in the film, it was annotated in the screenplay of Episode III, where Bacara is identified as Commander 1138, a reference to George Lucas' first feature film THX 1138.[8]

When Bacara first appeared in Revenge of the Sith, some fans noticed that both his helmet and armor closely resembled that of the snowtroopers from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. The armor that CC-1138 and the other Galactic Marines wore in Episode III was inspired by the snowtrooper designs of Episode V. Building off of this inspiration, Bacara's helmet's open-facemask design was originally developed for clone tank drivers who were meant to have been operating in rough environments.[9] Some concept art seen in Jonathan W. Rinzler's The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith identified CC-1138 as a "Clone Tank Driver".[10] It's possible that CC-1138 was first intended to command a HAVw A6 Juggernaut during the Order 66 sequence. During the shooting scripts, a HAVw A6 Juggernaut was meant to open fire under Yoda's command post on Kashyyyk.[11]

While Bacara's appearance in the final cut is silent, there were two lines attributed to him in the illustrated screenplay. These were "Yes, sir" and "It will be done, My Lord", and the commander's actions were even slightly expanded too: he was to be given the command to execute the order by Darth Sidious via comlink and then snap the comlink close as he looked on the city's main plaza before killing Ki-Adi-Mundi.[12]

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