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- "Sir, with the death of Senator Kharrus, are you now in command of the mission?"
"Then, uh…who is?"
"Representative Binks is the highest ranking person here."
- ―A clone trooper and Stone, after their crash-landing on Florrum
CC-5869, nicknamed "Stone," was a clone trooper commander in the Grand Army of the Republic's Coruscant Guard during the Clone Wars. In 22 BBY, Stone, together with some of his Coruscant Guard clone troopers, the Gran Senator Kharrus, and the Gungan Representative Jar Jar Binks, were sent to the planet Florrum. The Republic group was to deliver a ransom in the form of spice to Weequay pirate leader Hondo Ohnaka, who had captured the Sith Lord Count Dooku. However, they were betrayed by some of the pirates, and their shuttle was shot down over Florrum, where the pirate base was located. The impact of the crash killed the shuttle's two pilots and Kharrus, leaving Binks as the highest-ranking military officer. Although the group was attacked by the pirates and initially lost the ransom, Binks, Stone, and their men chased the pirates down and retrieved the spice by killing nearly all the pirates in a blasterfight. When they reached the pirate base by following some energy lines, Dooku had already escaped. Stone, his squad, and Binks, along with Jedi Generals Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi—who had also been captured by the pirates—left Florrum in the Twilight, the Jedi's ship.
Crashed on FlorrumEdit
- "Incoming! Form a circle!"
- ―Stone, during the pirates' attack
CC-5869, nicknamed "Stone," was a clone commander who served in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. Like all clone troopers, Stone was a clone of the Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett and trained on the planet Kamino. During the war, he served in the Galactic Republic's Diplomatic Escort Group, a branch of the Coruscant Guard. Stone was often tasked with guarding senior Republic officials on dangerous missions to worlds near the front lines. He spent long stretches of the Clone Wars far from the front while on Coruscant, and his primary responsibility was protecting the planet and its institutions, leaders and people. In 22 BBY, the Weequay pirate leader Hondo Ohnaka captured Count Dooku, the leader of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, and demanded a ransom of one million credits in the form of spice from the Republic in exchange for the Count. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine subsequently dispatched Senator Kharrus and Gungan Representative Jar Jar Binks, under escort by Stone and some of his troopers, to deliver the ransom to Ohnaka's headquarters on Florrum.
After arriving in a Nu-class attack shuttle in the atmosphere of Florrum, Kharrus contacted the Chancellor and informed him of the progress of the mission before buckling up for the landing. However, Turk Falso, a member of Ohnaka's gang, betrayed Ohnaka and ordered fellow pirate Barb Mentir to shoot down the Republic ship so that they could take the spice for themselves. Mentir, in a Flarestar-class vessel, managed to shoot down the Republic shuttle. The shuttle crashed into the Doshar fields, and the impact killed both of the shuttle's clone pilots and Kharrus, leaving Binks as the highest ranking officer and therefore commander of the group. While Binks buried the dead Senator, two of Stone's troopers tried to repair the shuttle's homing beacon in order to contact the galactic capital Coruscant but were unable to make it work. Shortly thereafter, Binks spotted Falso and several fellow pirates approaching on swoop bikes, and while Stone believed that the pirates would try to negotiate the ransom, the pirates attacked the clone troopers. Stone ordered his troops into a defensive circle, and the pirates cut the clones off from their crashed ship. Outnumbered, Stone, Binks, and their troops retreated into one of the surrounding acid geysers.
Serving under a GunganEdit
- "He's probably gonna get himself killed."
"Don't worry. He's smarter than he looks."
- ―A trooper and Stone, on Binks
During their stay in the geyser, Binks discovered that the planet's native skalders were able to detect the geysers' bursts of acid. After the pirates left, Stone and the group returned to the shuttle, only to find that the spice had been stolen by Falso. While Stone proposed that they wait for a rescue party to arrive before doing anything else, Binks insisted on pursuing the pirates using the skalders as mounts, which the group did. The clones soon caught up to the pirates ahead and managed to kill most of them in the ensuing firefight. After recovering the spice, one of Stone's troopers scanned the landscape with macrobinoculars for the pirate base. When the group sighted some energy lines, Stone decided to follow them in order to find the base. Along the way, Binks spotted several pirate tanks, and the group quickly halted and took cover. Stone then sent Binks to "negotiate" with the pirates who were piloting the tanks. While speaking with the pirates, Binks climbed up onto one of the tanks and accidentally drove the vehicle into an energy line, collapsing it. In the ensuing chaos, Stone saved Binks by stopping a pirate from shooting him, before congratulating Binks on his "success." The clones managed to capture all of the tanks and proceeded to the enemy base.
Stone, Binks, and the troopers arrived at the pirate base just in time to find Jedi Knights Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi—who had been sent earlier to Florrum and had just escaped captivity from Ohnaka, who had attempted to ransom them to the Republic—holding Ohnaka at lightsaber point. Kenobi ordered Stone to power up the engines of the Twilight, the Jedi's ship, while Kenobi released Ohnaka and told him that he held no grudge against him in spite of his crimes against them. Because Dooku had escaped, Stone, his troopers, Binks and the two Jedi left Florrum in the Twilight with their retrieved spice ransom.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "I suggest we stay here and wait for the Republic to send a rescue party."
While Commander Stone's post in the Coruscant Guard was prestigious, it was nonetheless frustrating for a clone trained for war. Although Stone found the idea of taking orders from Jar Jar Binks to be ridiculous, and his training never prepared him for taking orders from a Gungan politician, he nevertheless followed the chain of command. Despite being very skeptical about Binks's leadership abilities, he recognized the Gungan's skills during the mission and saved his life twice. After their shuttle crashed on Florrum, Stone remained rather passive, preferring to wait for a rescue party instead of following the pirates in pursuit of the stolen spice ransom, but he nevertheless set out with Binks and his men to go after the pirates, being able to make use of his combat skills in the process. Stone obeyed the orders given to him, regardless of whether they came from Binks or General Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The Commander was recognizable by a tattoo on the left side of his forehead, which resembled the number "58." In combat, he wore Phase I clone trooper armor painted in the red colors of his unit, the Coruscant Guard. During the mission to Florrum, he was equipped with two DC-17 blaster pistols. Stone was trained in armed and unarmed combat and recon and military tactics, and he was able to utilize a jetpack. He also used a DC-15S blaster during the war.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "Being an accurate shot with a blaster is going to get you through more tough scrapes than you can imagine out there on the front lines. You can keep your marksmanship skills sharp, here at the blaster training range. If you're interested, I'll fire up the program for you."
Stone first appeared in "The Gungan General," an episode of the first season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series. Although not identified in the episode itself, he was named in the corresponding online guide on StarWars.com. Stone, like all clone troopers in the series, was voiced by Dee Bradley Baker. Stone later received the designation "CC-5869" in Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Visual Guide Ultimate Battles. Stone also appeared in LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, a 2011 non-canonical video game that featured a comical adaptation of "The Gungan General." The commander also appeared as a non-playable character in Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, a 2010 game by Sony Online Entertainment. In the game, Stone can be found in the Training Room, where he serves as an instructor for blaster training.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Gungan General" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures (In-game location: Training Room)
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (Non-canonical appearance)
- (First identified as "Stone")
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Visual Guide Ultimate Battles (First identified as CC-5869)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Official Episode Guide: Season 1
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season One
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia
- The Clone Wars Annual 2011 (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Official Episode Guide Series 1 & 2
- Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures – "Card Commander" (Card: Jar Jar Binks)
- LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars: Prima Official Game Guide
- Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures – "Shop" (Set: Clone Trooper Decoration Pack)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Episode Guide
- (Picture only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Gungan General"
- ↑ Star Wars Annual 2011
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Official Episode Guide: Season 1
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Visual Guide Ultimate Battles
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3
- ↑ The Essential Reader's Companion
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Dooku Captured"