CC-8826, nicknamed "Neyo," was a human male clone of Jango Fett, the bounty hunter who served as the genetic template of the Grand Army of the Republic. During the Clone Wars he fought for the Galactic Republic, serving as commander of the clone troopers in the 91st Mobile Reconnaissance Corps.
As the war with the Confederacy of Independent Systems progressed, the Republic military formed a special team of droids known as D-Squad. Neyo's DUM-series pit droid, designated WAC-47, was transferred from the 91st to the new squad under Colonel Meebur Gascon's leadership. He later attended a strategy conference on Valor, a space station located in the Carida system. During the conference, Neyo's former droid assisted in D-Squad's efforts to prevent a Separatist attack on the station.
Neyo and his troops were stationed on the Outer Rim world of Saleucami, under the command of Jedi General Stass Allie, in the waning days of the Clone Wars. While patrolling the planet's surface, he received a message from Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine instructing him to execute Order 66. As a clone conditioned to obey the secret protocol, Neyo fired his BARC speeder's laser cannons on the general, adding Allie to the list of Jedi who perished in the initial Jedi Purge that preceded the rise of the Galactic Empire. Neyo's clone brethren subsequently became the first generation of Imperial stormtroopers, serving as Emperor Palpatine's enforcers for a time until they were ultimately supplanted by birth-born troopers.
CC-8826 was the designation of a clone trooper who went by the nickname of "Neyo" during the Clone Wars. Prior to the pan-galactic conflict, Neyo was created on the extragalactic world of Kamino as part of a clone army grown in secret to serve the Galactic Republic. He was among the first one hundred graduates of an experimental clone commander program.
In 22 BBY, the first year of the Clone Wars, clone troopers became the backbone of the newly-formed Grand Army of the Republic. As one of the clones who were trained to occupy a position of leadership, Commander Neyo served as the commanding officer of the 91st Mobile Reconnaissance Corps. During the war, Neyo possessed a DUM-series pit droid, designated WAC-47, that reported to him while serving with the corps. By 20 BBY WAC-47 was transferred from Neyo's command to Colonel Meebur Gascon's D-Squad, a team of droids deployed by the Jedi High Council to acquire an encryption module.
Neyo later attended a strategy conference—along with members of the Jedi Order, Republic officers, and other clone commanders—on the Valor space station in the Carida system. With the Republic military's high-ranking officials gathered in a single location, the Separatists conspired to wipe them out using a commandeered Venator-class Star Destroyer outfitted with rhydonium. However, the station—along with Neyo and its other occupants—was ultimately saved from destruction due to the intervention of D-Squad.
- "Execute Order 66."
- ―Darth Sidious, to CC-8826 and the other clone commanders
By 19 BBY Neyo and the 91st were stationed on the planet Saleucami during the Outer Rim Sieges. It was by then the Jedi Purge commenced with the execution of Order 66—a secret protocol designed to compel the clones to kill Jedi—which was communicated to the clone commanders by Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine. As a result, Jedi General Stass Allie was killed by Neyo and a wingman during a speeder bike patrol. The Republic was subsequently reorganized into the Galactic Empire by the self-anointed Emperor Palpatine.
In the aftermath of the Clone Wars, Neyo's clone brethren continued their military service for a time as the first wave of stormtroopers, the elite enforcers of the Galactic Empire. However, the clones were later decommissioned and ultimately succeeded by birth-born soldiers.
Personality and traitsEdit
Commander Neyo was a human male clone of Jango Fett, a bounty hunter and the genetic template of the Kaminoan clone army. As such, he inherited the physical traits of his progenitor, including a height of 1.83 meters, black hair, brown eyes and tan skin. During the Clone Wars, he had a facial tattoo printed in Aurebesh writing. As with the rest of the clone army, Neyo was programmed to execute Order 66 upon its authorization by Chancellor Palpatine.
In the latter years of the Clone Wars, Neyo was equipped with Phase II clone trooper armor, customized with the markings of the 91st Mobile Reconnaissance Corps. He was in possession of a BARC speeder at the time of Order 66, and therefore used its laser cannons to fire on General Stass Allie.
Behind the scenesEdit
CC-8826 first appeared in the film Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Like all clone troopers in the prequel trilogy, CC-8826 was portrayed through computer-generated imagery. He also appeared in the fifth season of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Secret Weapons"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Point of No Return"
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (First appearance)
- (First identified as CC-8826, "Neyo")
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars Helmet Collection 1
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2
- ↑ Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- ↑ 8.0 8.1
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Secret Weapons"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Point of No Return"
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Conspiracy"
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "Secret Cargo"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Fugitive"