- "Poor Cutup."
- ―Echo, upon the death of Cutup
CT-4040, nicknamed "Cutup," was a clone trooper who served in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. A member of Domino Squad, Cutup was trained on the planet Kamino before being stationed on a listening post on the Rishi moon. In 22 BBY, Rishi Station was attacked by Separatist commando droids and the troopers were forced to evacuate. During the escape, Cutup was attacked and eaten by a giant Rishi eel.
Training on KaminoEdit
- "You're a real cutup, aren't you!"
- ―Bric giving CT-4040 his name
A member of Domino Squad, CT-4040 and his fellow clone troopers were on the verge of being assigned sanitation duty as a result of poor performance in tests. CT-4040 was blamed for the squad's failure, and after a fierce confrontation with drill instructor Bric, he received the nickname "Cutup." His squad was ultimately commissioned to fight in the ongoing Clone Wars.
- "You wanted excitement, Hevy."
"Right. Oo-ooh, meteor shower."
- ―Hevy being sarcastic to Cutup's remark
The escalating war demanded more troops and many inexperienced clones—including Cutup—were pushed into service before their intensive training could be completed. Cutup and his Domino Squad mates were stationed at a listening post called Rishi Station, located on the Rishi moon. In 22 BBY, as part of their plan to attack the clone troopers' homeworld Kamino, the Confederacy of Independent Systems launched a surprise assault on Rishi Station. As BX-series droid commandos stormed the listening post, Cutup and his clone brethren were forced to flee through a ventilation shaft. During the escape, a Rishi eel appeared and attacked Cutup, killing him. The remaining clone troopers eventually managed to alert the Galactic Republic about the Separatist attack, thwarting a possible invasion of Kamino.
Behind the scenesEdit
"Cutup" first appeared in "Rookies," the fifth episode of the first season of the The Clone Wars TV series, aired at October 24 2008. He also appeared in the first episode of the third season, titled "Clone Cadets," which chronologically took place before "Rookies." In the episodes, he was voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, who voices all clone troopers through the series. To make the clones of Domino Squad more unique from one another, Cutup was given a Scottish accent.