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- "She'll be all right. Inform Lord Vader we have a prisoner."
- ―DV-692, referring to Leia Organa
DV-692 was a clone stormtrooper officer of the Galactic Empire who served in the 501st Legion during the Galactic Civil War. In 0 BBY, he was stationed aboard the Imperial Star Destroyer Devastator, under the command of the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader. DV-692 participated in the Devastator's capture of the Rebel CR90 corvette Tantive IV and led his squad to search for the passengers of the ship. In one of the corvette's passageways, the squad spotted the Alderaanian Senator Leia Organa, and DV-692 stunned her as she tried to escape. DV-962 and his unit escorted their captive to Vader and then to the Devastator's prison.
- "Search that passageway and secure the junction. Hold all Rebel prisoners for collection. The rest of you stick with me."
- ―DV-692, to his squad
DV-692 was a Human male clone of the Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett, the prime template for the Clone Army of the Galactic Republic. During the Galactic Civil War, DV-692 served the Galactic Empire as a lower officer in the Stormtrooper Corps. He was a member of the elite stormtrooper legion known as the 501st, and he was assigned to lead a squad of the legion. In 0 BBY, DV-692 was stationed aboard the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer Devastator, commanded by the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader.
That year, Rebel agents transmitted the stolen plans of the first Death Star, a new Imperial superweapon, to the Rebel CR90 corvette Tantive IV. Over the planet Tatooine, the Devastator pursued and captured the Tantive IV, which was the consular ship of Senator Leia Organa of Alderaan. Led by an assault commander, DV-692 and his squad boarded the Tantive IV in the first wave of stormtroopers. After the Imperial troopers cleared out the initial Rebel resistance, Vader came aboard the ship and ordered the stormtroopers to search for the passengers of the Tantive IV and capture them alive.
DV-692 split the troopers of his squad into two groups; he ordered half of them to search a passageway and secure a junction, and led the rest to another corridor. The squad's orders were to search the passageways astern and forward. One of DV-692's squadmates spotted Organa hiding in a small alcove and alerted DV-692 of her presence; however, Organa outdrew DV-692's squadmate and shot him dead. Organa tried to escape, but DV-692 stunned her with his E-11 blaster rifle. The squad escorted Organa to Vader, who ordered them to take the prisoner to the Devastator's holding facility.
Personality and traits
DV-692 stood at a height of 1.83 meters and served the Galactic Empire as a lower officer of the Stormtrooper Corps. He wore full stormtrooper armor without rank insignia, and he sported a standard E-11 stormtrooper blaster rifle during the battle aboard the Tantive IV.
Behind the scenes
- "Watch it! She's armed! Fire! … Good shooting. She'll be all right. Inform Lord Vader that we have a prisoner."
- ―DV-692's expanded line from the radio drama
The character of DV-692 first appeared in the December 1976 novelization of George Lucas's 1977 film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster. In the novel, DV-692 wore rank insignia on his arm, but he did not have any such insignia in the film. His first visual appearance was in the first issue of Marvel Comics's Star Wars series in March 8, 1977, although only his right hand and feet were pictured in the comic.
His first live-action appearance occurred in the film A New Hope itself, in which he was portrayed by an uncredited extra. The scene was one of the last few of principle photography in the United Kingdom and was filmed sometime between June 29 and July 16, 1976. DV-692's lines, performed by disc jockey Terry McGovern, were said over a walkie-talkie and recorded by sound designer Ben Burtt. The sound effect of his stun shot was a mix of an ARP synthesizer playing a note with a "rising pitch and a delay" to bombinate combined with the sound of an air cannon. The script of A New Hope, as presented in Star Wars: Behind the Magic, identified DV-692 simply as "Trooper."
The script of the 1981 Star Wars radio drama, as presented in Star Wars: The National Public Radio Dramatization, addressed DV-692 as "3rd Trooper." His line in the radio drama was a bit longer and suggested that he did not shoot Organa, but that another trooper from his squad fired on her. In 2002, the A New Hope expansion set of Wizards of the Coast's Star Wars Trading Card Game was the first to identify the trooper as "DV-692," a clone stormtrooper. In 2005, the video game Star Wars: Battlefront II stated that all stormtroopers who participated in the battle aboard the Tantive IV were members of the 501 Legion, which was made up from clones of Jango Fett.
DV-692's dialogue varies slightly from the various adaptations of the film, including the novelization, the radio drama, the Marvel comic, and the Contemporary Motivators: Star Wars. As highlighted in the 2007 StarWars.com Visual Guides, in A New Hope, DV-692's helmet was missing a heat dispenser vent decal, which should have been located on the helmet's "cheeks."
- "Trooper"—Star Wars Tales 10 (Non-canonical appearance)
- Star Wars radio drama
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope junior novelization
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novelization (First appearance)
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
- Star Wars 1
- Contemporary Motivators: Star Wars
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope PhotoComic
- Star Wars Manga: A New Hope 1
- Star Wars: A New Hope - The Special Edition 1
- The Star Wars Storybook
- The Art of Star Wars
- Star Wars: The National Public Radio Dramatization
- Star Wars Customizable Card Game – Premiere Limited (Card: Set For Stun) (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays
- Star Wars: Behind the Magic
- (First identified as DV-692)
- (Picture only)
- The Making of Star Wars: The Definitive Story Behind the Original Film (Indirect mention only)
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, Vol. I ("DV-692")
- The Sounds of Star Wars (Indirect mention only)
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