- "Good man, that Cody."
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi
CC-2224, nicknamed "Cody," was a clone marshal commander who served the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. As a commander of the 212th Attack Battalion, Cody participated in many battles over the course of the war, including the Battle of Utapau, where he was instructed by Chancellor Palpatine to kill Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi after the execution of Order 66.
Like every other clone trooper, Cody was born and trained on the planet Kamino to serve as a soldier of the Republic. He was under the command of Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi and frequently fought alongside him, developing mutual trust and camaraderie between the two as they fought alongside each other. Although Cody was not involved in the first battle of Geonosis, he took part in the Battle of Teth, Second Battle of Geonosis, Battle for Anaxes and other battles during the Clone Wars, up to the end of the war in the Battle of Utapau. He also managed to gain a commander's title.
The Clone WarsEdit
Battle of ChristophsisEdit
- "Skywalker should've attacked by now!
Don't worry! He knows the plan."
- ―Cody to General Kenobi
Cody was involved in the battle against a massive Separatist invasion of Christophsis and fought alongside Generals Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. They were able to find a traitor amongst the clones, a clone trooper sergeant called Slick, who had sold their intelligence to Count Dooku's apprentice Asajj Ventress, which was the reason why the Jedi and clones were apprehended by the droids so easily. While Anakin and Obi-Wan were fighting Ventress, Cody and Captain Rex were looking for Slick, who blew up numerous Republic AT-TEs, gunships and weapons, but was eventually captured by the couple, while the battle droids gained reinforcements.
After some time from this, Cody was helping to defeat the first wave of droids commanded by General Whorm, that were trying to break the Republic's defense by destroying their heavy cannons, but eventually were forced to retreat by the Separatist tanks getting overwhelmed by the cannons. However, after a short pause in the fighting and padawan Ahsoka Tano becoming Skywalker's apprentice, Whorm was able to set up a rayshield that protected the tanks and droids from the heavy cannon fire. Skywalker and Tano were tasked to take down the shield while Cody, Rex, Kenobi and the clones were trying to hold off the enemy as long as they could, with Kenobi getting captured and stalling the Separatist general by discussing the surrender in a civilized manner. Right before Whorm had enough of the playing and ordered Kenobi to surrender, Skywalker and Tano were able to take down the shield, allowing the cannons to tear the tanks apart, and Whorm being distracted by this, Kenobi was able to take him as a hostage, ending the battle as a Republic victory.
Battle of TethEdit
After the Battle of Christophsis, Cody and his 212th Battalion accompanied General Kenobi during his meeting with Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine. He and his men were tasked to assist the 501st Legion, General Skywalker and his apprentice during their mission to extract and bring Jabba's son Rotta back to him, who was kidnapped and brought to a Separatist controlled prison on Teth.
Skirmish on Rishi moonEdit
- "Whoa! Rex! What the heck are you doing?"
"Relax. Just as I thought. Looks like one of those new commando droids."
- ―Cody being shocked by thinking Rex shot one of their fellow soldiers
When Cody and Rex were dispatched to inspect the Rishi moon station, they were welcomed by what looked liked to be a clone trooper, but infact was a commando droid disguised as a clone. It tried to get rid of the two by sending them away with their ship, but was discovered to be a droid by the droids' usual way of saying 'roger, roger' and by a droid attack flare shot by surviving clones called Hevy, Echo and Fives. Rex realized the reason for the odd behaviour and he shot the droid, shocking Cody. They were caught in an ambush set up by the droids in case the disguised droid failed to send the clones away, and the droids proceeded to throw thermal detonators towards the clones. The explosion managed to destroy their shuttle, but the clones were able to survive by hanging from cables and landing safely on the ground. Later they met the survivors and encountered a Rishi eel that earlier ate Cutup, one of the survivors, which Rex shot and used its blue blood to tap an insignia onto Echo's armor. The group managed to take back the station and discovered the droids were sending an "all-clear" signal to the unsuspecting Republic fleet and allowing General Grievous to attack Kamino and stop the clones' production once and for all. However, droid reinforcements arrived to the station and discovered a pack of clones had survived. The clones tried to deactivate the all-clear signal by destroying the station with tibanna liquid and explosives set off by remote detonation, but the detonator jammed, forcing Hevy to stay and fix it. Before he managed to fix the device, the droids made it to the inside. Hevy was able to hold the droids off as long as he could, eventually getting shot in the back. However, he was able to sacrifice himself by manually blowing the explosives up while the droids were distracted, stopping the all-clear signal and alerting a Republic fleet of Grievous' presence near Kamino. For this act, Rex accepted the last two survivors into the 501st Legion.
Battle of Tipoca CityEdit
After some time from the battle on Rishi moon, the Republic had intercepted a code hologram of Ventress and General Grievous planning an attack to Tipoca City, Kamino. Cody and Rex along with Generals Kenobi and Skywalker and the 501st Legion were sent to reinforce General Ti's forces on Kamino. When General Grievous' droid fleet arrived, Cody was overseeing the battle along with Masters Ti and Kenobi, Prime Minister Lama Su and a few other clone officers, but later joined Rex, Echo, Fives and maintenance clone 99 when Ventress' aqua droids carried by Tridents had attacked Tipoca City from underwater. Cody later helped the other clones along with cadets to set up an ambush for Grievous and his droids that were clearing out the barracks, while Kenobi engaged Grievous in a short duel. While the clones were battling the incoming droids, 99 tried to run back to the armory to resupply the clones whom Cody ordered to stop, but due to his slowness was ultimately shot in the back. After the droids all over Tipoca City were defeated with Grievous and Ventress fleeing, 99 was mourned, whom Cody called a true soldier. Later Fives and Echo were once again promoted to ARC Troopers.
Battle of RylothEdit
- "It's not going to be easy getting to those guns, sir."
"There is always a way, Wooley."
- ―Wooley and Commander Cody
Later in the war, Cody was sent to Ryloth to free the Twi'leks from the Techno Union leader and Separatist Council member Wat Tambor's oppression. When General Skywalker and his apprentice Commander Tano were able to destroy the blockade surrounding the planet, Cody along with Generals Kenobi and Windu were able to make an almost safe landing onto the planet. However, they then were attacked by anti air guns which Windu tasked General Kenobi and Ghost Company with destroying. Kenobi also told the clones that they had come to aid the Twi'leks, not to destroy their homes.
First Battle of FeluciaEdit
Cody then fought at Felucia alongside Rex, Kenobi, Skywalker, Tano and their units. However, they were force to retreat when the Confederate forces started surround and overwhelm them. They were able to leave Felucia by using General Koon's gunships. Cody then accompanied Generals Windu and Kenobi with Bane in custody to his station to retrieve the Holocron and the Kyber memory crystal. Unfortunately, Bane escaped, but Cody was able to get their ship away from the station before it blew up.
Second Battle of GeonosisEdit
Cody then participated in retaking Geonosis. He and his battalion then landed at Point Rain to set up the rendezvous point for Generals Skywalker's and Mundi's forces. When Kenobi's gunship was shot down, Cody sent Waxer and Boil to rescue Kenobi and Trapper from the wreckage. Cody and his men held out against the Geonosians and their AATs until Skywalker called in an airstrike. Cody and the other Jedi and their clone commanders then planned the attack on the ray shield fortress. Cody and Kenobi then brought up the AT-TEs and destroyed the generator after Skywalker and Tano disabled the proton cannons. Cody and one his squads then accompanied Kenobi and Skywalker as they investigated the disappearance of General Luminara Unduli and Buzz at the Progate Temple.
Battle of SaleucamiEdit
When Jedi General Eeth Koth was captured by General Grievous, Cody accompanied Kenobi aboard his Jedi light cruiser after learning that Grievous was in the Saleucami system. There, they attacked Grievous's fleet. Once there, their ship was seized by Grievous's destroyer's tractor beam. Cody and his men then stood their ground when Grievous, his magnaGuards, and commando droids boarded the ship. Cody and his men then tried to keep Grievous from leaving the ship. Cody and Kenobi then following Grievous into docking tube as their ship was being destroyed. Cody and Kenobi then met up with General Galia. However, they could not continue their attempt and were forced to leave the destroyer.
Skirmish aboard the CoronetEdit
Cody along with Skywalker, Rex, and their troops then accompanied General Kenobi as he continued to protect Mandalore's Duchess Satine Kryze and her entourage during their trip to Coruscant from Death Watch aboard the Coronet. Cody, Rex, and their men checked the cargo hold for anything dangerous. They then found R2 spooked by something and contacted Skywalker. Cody, Rex, and Skywalker then a open container. Cody, Rex, and their men then went to Skywalker's aid when he was attacked by a Assassin probe.
They were able to stop, but one got past them and went into the lift. Cody and the others then came under attack by smaller probe killers, which they were able to destroy. They then questioned the protocol droid in charge of the cargo, who confirmed that one of the senators was a traitor. They then continued their search for more of the probes. Cody and Rex soon came under attack by one of the droids, however, it was soon dispatched by R2. Cody and Rex then assisted Skywalker in destroying the last of the probe droids. Later, Cody, Rex, Skywalker and the rest of the clones assisted the royal guards in repelling the super battle droids boarding the Coronet. During the skirmish, Skywalker managed to kill the traitor, now revealed to be Tal Merrik, before he destroyed the ship. Cody, Rex, and the royal guards were able to destroy the droids, and Rex subsequently reported their success to Skywalker.
Battle of Lola SayuEdit
Cody was then part Skywalker's and Kenobi's team assigned to infiltrate the Citadel on Lola Sayu to rescue Master Even Piell before the Confederacy got information about the Nexus Route. Thus, he and the others were put into carbonie to avoid the sensors.
Battles of Umbara & KirosEdit
Cody then went with Kenobi to Kiros. There he received a message from Confederate commander, Darts D'Nar to discuss terms of surrender. Cody, Skywalker, and Tano then listened in on Kenobi's negotiations with D'Nar, claiming he planted bombs all over the city. After D'Nar detonated one of the bombs, Cody and R2 guided Skywalker and Tano to the bombs locations. They were successful in disarming the bombs.
Rescue on FlorrumEdit
When Tano was kidnapped from her group of Jedi younglings aboard the Crucible, Cody went with Kenobi to pick up the younglings and rescue Tano from Captain Ohnaka's gang of pirates. However, they then came under attack by a Confederate fleet under General Grievous. When Grievous's forces took control of the Negotiator, Cody and Kenobi activated the self-destruct and fled with what remained of their forces to the escape pods.
Cody, Kenobi, and their men then met up Tano and the younglings after they escaped with Ohnaka from Grievous. Cody then attended the Republic strategy conference at the Valor space station in the Carida system.
Battle for AnaxesEdit
Cody then fought alongside, Skywalker, Rex, Kenobi and Windu during Admiral Trench's campaign to take Anaxes's shipyards. During the battle, Cody and Rex deduced that Trench had somehow gotten a hold of Rex's strategy algorithm. Cody then recommended a Clone commando team known as Clone Force 99 to accompany him and Rex to investigate the Confederate's cyber center. However, Cody was injured in their gunship's crash was left behind with Kix. After the Republic's victory on Anaxes, Cody was present beside Astromech droids at the victory celebration ceremony.
Working with the Dark DiscipleEdit
- Kenobi: "Can you give chase?"
- Cody: "Sorry, sir, that's a negative, my leg's been snapped like a twig."
- Anakin: "We'll get you patched up, Cody, don't you worry. Those slippery, slimy..."
- ―Commander Cody was the sole survivor of Vos and Dooku's escape from the Vigilance[src]
Towards the end of the Clone Wars, Commander Cody took part in a mission to raid a Separatist supply storage base that contained medications, arms, ship repair parts, and foodstuffs. For this mission, Commander Cody worked with the Jedi Kenobi, Anakin, Desh, and Quinlan Vos. Unknown to Cody and his colleagues, Vos had turned to the dark side and was secretly working with Count Dooku to sabotage the Republic's war effort. Upon arriving, Vos quickly "discovered" that the retreating Separatist forces had planted bombs throughout the entire asteroid. Cody and his colleagues managed to evacuate the asteroid but were unable to extract the supplies, which were destroyed with the asteroid.
Later, Commander Cody took part in another joint Jedi-Republic operation to destroy a Separatist listening post on Vanqor. Under General Kenobi's orders, Cody divided his squadron into teams and sent them to scout the facility. Upon arriving there, Cody and his Clone and Jedi comrades discovered that the listening post had already been abandoned. As a result of this incident, the Jedi High Council came to suspect that Master Vos was a traitor. To test his loyalty to the Jedi and the Republic, they sent Vos on a mission to kill Count Dooku.
Vos managed to infiltrate Dooku's dreadnought in space but failed to kill the Count. He wanted Dooku to lead him to his mysterious master Darth Sidious and then kill the two Sith Lords. However, Master Kenobi and the Jedi Knight Anakin had tailed him there and arrested both Vos and Dooku. Master Kenobi then contacted Cody and Desh, who were aboard the Venator-class Star Destroyer Vigilance and informed them that they were bringing back Vos and Dooku as prisoners. When Desh asked the Clone Commander how many troops they should bring to the hangar, Cody joked about sending two hundred men.
Instead, Cody handpicked two dozen of his best Clone troopers to meet the prisoners once they had landed on the brig. As a precaution, Cody also stationed clones every couple of meters between the hangar bay and the brig. Cody was also accompanied by Desh and another Jedi Knight named Kav Bayons. Despite being outnumbered, Quinlan managed to turn the table on his captors by tricking Desh into approaching him and then stealing his lightsaber. Vos then used the lightsaber to free Dooku's bonds. After seizing Bayon's lightsaber, Dooku cut down one Clone escort and then "Force-threw" Cody down the corridor. After killing both Kav, Bayons, and all the other Clone troopers, Vos and Dooku escaped the Vigilance on Asajj Ventress' ship Banshee. Cody survived the fight but sustained a broken leg. While Anakin and Obi-Wan pursued the fugitives on Christophsis, Cody stayed behind to recover aboard the Vigilance.
End of the warEdit
- "Commander Cody, the time has come. Execute Order 66."
"Yes my Lord."
- ―Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to Cody
During the Battle of Utapau, Cody received Order 66 from Darth Sidious, publicly known as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. The order triggered the clone protocol within his genetically implanted bio-chip, and Cody immediately turned against Kenobi, ordering his forces to fire on the Jedi Master, blasting him with a shot from an All Terrain Tactical Enforcer. Kenobi survived, however, becoming one of the few Jedi to escape the destruction of the Jedi Order. Fifteen years after the rise of the Galactic Empire, many of the codes and emergency protocols that Cody and Rex had come up with during the Clone Wars were still used by the Empire.
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