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"This is about more than just following orders."
"It is. It is about honor."
"Where is the honor in marching blindly to our deaths?"
―Fives and Rex[src]

CT-5555, previously known as CT-27-5555 and later known as ARC-5555, was a clone trooper who served in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. Because of his clone designation, he was given the nickname "Fives." He started as a clone cadet in Domino Squad, graduated and served as a rookie on the Rishi moon listening post. He, along with fellow trooper Echo, the only rookie survivors of the battle, were rewarded and given a place in the 501st Legion and helped defend Kamino. After the defense of Kamino, Fives and Echo were promoted to ARC troopers for their continuous efforts.

Later in the war, he fought on Lola Sayu to rescue Jedi Master Even Piell. After Piell died and Echo was thought to be dead, Fives and the surviving members of the team were rescued by Plo Koon. Later in the war, he fought during the Battle of Umbara in which Pong Krell took command. He thought Krell was a traitor and was right when Krell worked against the Republic. Fives was also present on Ringo Vinda when Tup killed a Jedi General because of a malfunctioning biochip that triggered Protocol 66. Fives found evidence of the conspiracy, and was framed for trying to assassinate Chancellor Sheev Palpatine. When Fives tried to defend himself using Captain Rex's DC-17 hand guns, Commander Fox shot him before he could tell Captain Rex and Anakin Skywalker about Order 66. Fives died with the truth, but it was too late to tell anyone.


Clone Cadet on KaminoEdit

"Thanks, CT-27-5555. That was close."
"It's Fives. The name is Fives!"
―Echo and Fives[src]

During the first year of the war, Fives, along with Droidbait, Hevy, Echo, and Cutup were clone cadets in Domino Squad. The other clones in Domino Squad called Fives by his number, CT-27-5555, although Fives would rather be called by his nickname. Domino Squad was reckless, and they rarely got along as a team. Their training was overseen by bounty hunters Bric and El-Les, and Jedi Master Shaak Ti. The cadets were given a test and to pass it, all cadets must successfully work as a team without any injuries, but during one of Domino Squad's combat simulation tests, Droidbait broke away from the group and was shot. El-Les and Colt ended their test and failed the team for their inability to function as a cooperative unit.


Echo and Fives confer with Shaak Ti.

The cadets went to their sleeping quarters, but Fives and fellow cadet Echo went to Shaak Ti and asked for a transfer to a new squad. Ti declined their request, and she revealed she had faith within Domino Squad and allowed the team to retake the exam one more time. During the test, Fives, along with his squadmates, noticed that they did not have their ascension cables due to tampering in their equipment by a still skeptical Bric. The clones decided to assist one another in free-climbing the turrets along the sides of the Citadel to complete their task. It proved to be a success and Domino Squad celebrated their victory, finally coming to know one another as brothers and a team. Ti and El-Les commended Domino Squad's efforts, and all five cadets were given medals as a symbol of their graduation from clone cadet to full fledged members of the Grand Army of the Republic.[4]

Service on the Rishi MoonEdit

"It's no good. Their comlinks are on a different scramble set."
"I'll signal them with this flare"
―Echo and Hevy[src]

After graduating their basic Kamino training, CT-5555 and his fellow rookies, Hevy, Cutup, Droidbait, and Echo, were given their first assignment. Assigned to the Rishi moon, the clones were charged with protecting and operating a listening post. Led by a clone trooper sergeant, the rookies were the only form of defense during an attempted Separatist takeover of the listening post. Following the initial assault from Separatist commando droids, Fives and several of his fellow troopers managed to escape the base onto the moon's surface. After the arrival of Clone Commander Cody and Clone Captain Rex, who were visiting the base for a routine inspection, Fives and his comrades warned the officers with a signal flare that the base was occupied by droids. Fives was united with the two officers when Captain Rex and Commander Cody rappelled from the platform. The clone troopers then decided to retake the base.


Echo and Fives are welcomed in the 501st

Following the successful recapture, Fives assisted the clone officers in securing the base and working to fix the signal. After noticing a Separatist invasion fleet approaching the moon, Fives, Commander Cody, and Hevy located the armory and secured weaponry for the entire clone group. After fighting back a second wave of battle droids, Fives and the clone group escaped through a maintenance hatch to the moon's surface. Clone trooper Hevy stayed behind and destroyed the station to alert the Republic Fleet. After being rescued by the Republic, Fives and his comrade Echo, the only survivors of Domino Squad, were invited to join the 501st clone battalion by Captain Rex, though they were to be apart of the 212th Attack Battalion.[3]

Battle of KaminoEdit

"Look around. We're one and the same: Same heart, same blood."
―Fives, trying to boost the cadet's confidence[src]

Fives and Echo assist Captain Rex and Commander Cody in the Defense of Kamino

Fives, Echo and the rest of the 501st returned to Kamino to defend it an oncoming Separatist invasion. Being back on their homeworld once again after months away proved surreal to the two surviving members of Domino Squad. In preparation for the defense of the planet's cloning facilities, they met 99, a deformed maintenance clone who had been kind to the Domino's during their training, and informed him of Hevy's death. Saddened by the news, 99 handed over Hevy's graduation medal, which had been a gift between the two clones, to Fives for safe keeping.

When Ventress's Trident-class assault ships attacked, Fives and Echo were then assigned as snipers to hold off the oncoming droid forces. With 99's help, the duo was able to stall the advancement of Separatist forces. In the midst of the chaos, the three clones happened upon a team of lost cadets and escorted them to safety. As Grievous and Ventress advanced further into the heart of Kamino in the search of genetic samples of the Republic's clone army, the team met up with Captain Rex and Commander Cody. Together the ragtag grouping of clones was able to defeat a squad of Grievous's battle droids, but not without the loss of 99, who died saving his brothers. After the battle was over, Fives and Echo were then promoted by Captain Rex to ARC trooper for the role they played in the defense of their homeworld.[6]

Battle of Lola SayuEdit

"We're trusting those droids to take us into the Citadel?"
―Fives, to Cody[src]

Echo (left) and Fives (right) as ARC Troopers during their covert mission to Lola Sayu

Following their promotion and training to ARC trooper, Fives and Echo were assigned to Kenobi's and Skywalker's mission to rescue Master Even Piell from the Citadel on Lola Sayu. After being frozen in carbon to assist in sneaking past Separatist scanners, they were successful in infiltrating the Citadel. They were able to get inside the Citadel and free Piell, Captain Wilhuff Tarkin, and the rest of the captive clone officers from Commander Sobeck's forces. Pursued by Separatist security, the rescue team was forced to split up to protect the vital intelligence carried by the former prisoners. Echo and Fives joined Skywalker's team through the old tunnels beneath the Citadel.[7]

Pursued by near constant Separatist forces, the team was initially delayed in their attempts to rendezvous with the other half of the rescue team. An impromptu plan was developed to meet back at the Citadel's airfields and hopefully use Separatist aircraft to escape. While both teams were able to reunite, Sobeck's security droids amassed in force. Fives and Echo tried to reach their shuttle, but the latter was apparently killed in the ship's destruction from the ensuing crossfire. Lacking any time to retrieve a body or mourn, Fives and both teams were forced to escape from the airfield.[8]


Captain Rex and Fives participate in the rescue of Jedi General Even Piell

Fives and the others then made their escape across Lola Sayu's landscape, fighting Sobeck's battle droids and tracking Anoobas. After Piell was killed, they were then able to reach the rendezvous point to await Master Koon's extraction team. When a desperate Sobeck himself attacked, Fives was able to shoot him down from his STAP allowing for his eventual defeat at the hands of Ahsoka Tano. Fives and the others were then able to escape and return to Coruscant.[9]

Battle of UmbaraEdit

"I am not just another number! None of us are!"

Fives, Captain Rex, and General Pong Krell participate in the fighting on Umbara

When Umbara seceded from the Republic, Fives was re-assigned to the 501st, becoming the only assigned ARC Trooper in the battalion for the upcoming campaign. He was also present in the initial ground assault against Umbaran forces, even rescuing fellow trooper Hardcase from local wildlife. Following the establishment of a forward position, Anakin Skywalker was called off planet. In his place, the venerated Jedi General Pong Krell was assigned as temporary leader of the 501st. Fives quickly drew issue with Krell's firm and seemingly reckless style of leadership, which often led to the unnecessary endangerment and even death of fellow clones. Fives joined Rex in voicing his direct concern with the Besalisk's leadership style, only to be met with physical threats.[5]


Fives and Hardcase undergo a secret mission against Krell's orders

Following a failed attempt at reaching the Umbaran Capital, Fives and the rest of the 501st then held their ground against increasing enemy resistance. Efforts were refocused when Krell received orders to instead target efforts on the capturing of a critical airbase. Again, Krell's leadership style led to the death of dozens of soldiers, further enraging Fives. Despite Rex's insistence that he keep a level head for the sake of the rest of the troops, Fives advocated for a plan of action separate from Krell's. As more troops perished in action against advanced Umbaran military technology, Fives hatched a plan with Hardcase against Krell's wishes to capture enemy aircraft to assist in the battle. Despite a lack of familiarity with the technology, the plan proved to be a success. While Krell expressed his frustration with the insubordination, he begrudgingly accepted the victory it afforded him.[10]

With the base captured, Fives continued to voice his frustration with Krell to Rex, but found himself repeatedly rebuffed. After a series of long range missile attacks threatened both the base and the 212th Battalion, Fives approached Rex with a plan hatched by himself, Hardcase, and Jesse, to utilize the captured Umbaran ships to launch a sneak attack on unsuspecting Separatist supply ships, hopefully ending the strikes. When Krell denied the action authorization, the three clones undertook the mission anyways. While the effort proved successful, Hardcase was killed in action after a moment of self sacrifice. Despite their efforts, Krell greeted both clones personally, arresting both with the intention of trying them in court martial.[11]


Fives and Jesse are prepared for execution.

Rex opposed Krell's decision, but only further angered Krell, who ordered the immediate execution of both clones. As Fives and Jesse were line up to be killed by a firing squad led by Dogma, he made a plea to his fellow clones stating that he still felt that his actions were justified. The clones, realizing that they held a greater loyalty to each other than their general, lowered their weapons and refused to carry out Krell's orders. Before the general could retaliate, word reached the base that a portion of the 212th had been captured by Umbaran natives who were now posing as clone soldiers. Fives and Jesse had to be put back to the brig while Captain Rex and the rest of the 501st clone troopers were sent out to stop the disguised enemies. But later, Captain Rex and his men came back to the brig telling Fives and Jesse that the mission was a fake resulting heavy casualties of clones on both sides under orders from General Krell. They would join Captain Rex and the clones in arresting Krell for treachery against the Republic. When they arrested Krell, he admitted he had been secretly manipulating his soldiers all along. After a desperate and deadly attempt at capture, the inexperienced clone, Tup, managed to deceive and detain the seemingly mad general long enough to stun him. Now a prisoner of the 501st, Krell revealed to Fives and his brothers that his actions on Umbara were due to a lack of faith in the Republic and were intended to gain the loyalty of Count Dooku. Fives, Rex, and the rest of the 501st leadership debated what to do with the dangerous rogue Jedi they now held captive. When news broke that General Kenobi's forces had captured the planet's capital and that the remaining Umbaran military were headed directly for their current position, it was decided that Krell should be executed. When Rex hesitated to kill his former general, a distraught Dogma fired the killing blow. With Krell dead and the Umbarans subdued, Fives left the shadowy planet with shaken faith in his place in the Republic's war effort.[12]

The Biochip ConspiracyEdit

"'s...bigger than any of us...than anything...I could've imagined....All I ever meant to...I only wanted to do my duty....Brother....The mission...the nightmares...they're finally...over...."
―Fives (last words)[src]

Fives participates in the interrogation of Tup following his unexpected killing of Jedi Master Tiplar.

Fives continued to serve as an active member of the 501st throughout the latter years of the war. In the process, he grew close with his fellow clones and fostered strong friendships with the different members of his battalion. Later, Fives, along with the rest of the 501st, took part in a military campaign to defeat Separatist forces led by Admiral Trench occupying space station surrounding the world of Ringo Vinda. In the process of battle, fellow clone and close friend of Fives, Tup, fired upon and killed Jedi General Tiplar under mysterious circumstances. In the chaos, the 501st were forced to retreat. While Tup appeared to be unaware of his actions, he continued to display strange behavior and lash out violently towards Jedi. Both Jedi and clone leadership determined that Tup should be sent to Kamino for further evaluation. However, in the process, Tup was momentarily captured by Separatist forces on his departure from the station . Together Fives, Rex, and Anakin Skywalker, were able to retrieve a still unconscious Tup before Trench's droids could abscond with him. Concerned for his friend's safety, Fives requested that he accompany the troubled clone to Kamino. [13]


Fives watches Tup's medical tests

Upon arrival to Kamino, the facilities medical leader, Nala Se, fearing that the clone's strange behavior may in fact be a virus requested that Fives stay behind on the planet to undergo examinations alongside his friend. Fives agreed, reluctantly, primarily to keep an eye on the treatment of his friend. He quickly grew suspicious of the care afforded to Tup, and began to suspect the Kaminoans of possessing an ulterior motive. With the assistance of medical droid AZ-3, Fives began to monitor Tup's tests, and found that the facilities officials were intentionally ignoring an apparent tumor on the clone's brain scans. Using AZ-3 to create a diversion, he broke into his friend's operating room and downloaded the data himself. Fearing for his immediate safety, Fives requested that AZ-3 remove the tumor from Tup's brain. While the operation appeared to be a success, Shaak Ti and Nala Se discovered his insubordination and reprimanded him for his risky behavior. Despite Fives's efforts, Tup died but not before whispering his final words to his friend. [14]

With Tup's passing, Fives was seemingly cleared from his own examinations and ordered to return back to the frontlines with the 501st. However, a passing comment from AZ-3 revealed that the Kaminoans in fact intended to wipe his brain and reassign him to maintenance. In a moment of desperation, Fives lashed out against Kaminoan security and fled into the depths of the facility with his droid friend in tow. Now convinced that there was more to his friend's death than previously appeared, he stole the tumor to conduct further tests of his own. Together with AZ-3, Fives was able to determine that the tumor itself was in fact an artificially designed organic chip inserted into Tup's head. Further investigation revealed that the chip itself was installed during the earliest stages of clone embryo development. Fearing for his own safety, Fives ordered AZ-3 to remove the chip from his own brain. After which it was revealed that Fives's chip appeared to be healthy and functioning properly while Tup's suffered from some form of decay. Shortly after discovering this, he was discovered by Nala Se and the rest of the Kaminoan security forces. While Nala Se insisted that the chip was designed to curb aggression among clones, Fives argued that the chip itself was reason for suspicion. His words convinced Shaak Ti and she requested that Fives be sent to Coruscant to undergo further tests and to plead his case to the Supreme Chancellor. [15]


Fives dies in Rex's arms

While en route to Coruscant, Nala Se injected Fives, barely conscious due to the stress of his impromptu surgery, with a form of mind clouding drug. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine himself met with Fives along with Nala Se and Shaak Ti. Despite his best efforts, Fives's description of his experiences were unable to convince any of the other members of the meeting of his belief of a conspiracy. Despite Nala Se's insistence that Fives was suffering from paranoia and mental degradation, Palpatine requested to speak to the soldier alone to hear his story in further detail. After Shaak Ti and Nala Se had left, the Chancellor lashed out and attacked Fives, who in a moment of self defense was framed as a potential assassin. Now a fugitive from justice, Fives fled into the bowels of Coruscant, looking for potential allies and anyone who might hear him out. Eventually, he arrived at the clone bar, 79's, where he managed to convince 501st medic, Kix, to contact Anakin Skywalker and Captain Rex so that they could speak privately. To Fives's surprise both Skywalker and Rex appeared at his requested meeting spot. Fearing that neither would listen to his story, he trapped both in a ray shield. Agitated by his experience and by Nala Se's drugging, Five's attempts to explain his actions and his discoveries proved incoherent. Midway through his explanation, Commander Fox and a squad of Coruscant guards arrived to arrest him. In a moment of desperation, Fives reached for one of Rex's discarded blasters only to be fatally shot by Fox. Fives spent his final moments in Rex's arms, where he reiterated Tup's final words having finally found peace.[2]


While Fives's discovery of the presence of a control chip within the clone anatomy did not prevent mass clone betrayal of the Jedi as he hoped, his efforts ultimately did help his brothers. Several clones including Rex, Wolffe, and Gregor eventually removed their chips.[16]

Personality and traitsEdit


Fives's armor and appearance before and after his promotion to ARC Trooper.

Fives began his life as an eager and relatively complacent member of the Grand Army of the Republic. Like his brother Hevy, he spent much of his early months of deployment on Kamino and eventually the Rishi moon eager to experience the action of the front-lines.[3] From the start Fives demonstrated a strong ability to empathize and care for his fellow clones. He developed a particularly close bond with Echo,[4] the only member of his squad to survive the Rishi moon, as the two progressed together through the ranks of the 501st.

Following Echo's apparent death, Fives's affection and loyalty to his clone brothers began to overshadow his commitment to the Republic and the war effort. By the time of the Battle of Umbara, Fives showed no qualms in voicing criticisms and concerns with his superiors regarding the treatment of his brothers.[5] This loyalty to his fellow clones would ultimately lead him to his ill-fated investigation into the origins of a bio-chip implanted in the brains of himself and his fellow clones.[2]

Fives made friends easily and developed close relationships with many of the other members of the 501st including Rex, Tup, Jesse, Kix, and Echo. He sported a tattoo on his forehead of the number "5" in accordance to his nickname and clone number designation.


During his time as a cadet, Fives wore standard training armor and used a DC-15 blaster rifle.[3] Upon graduation, he wore standard trooper armor, which he decorated with blue stripes, a stylized Rishi eel on his helmet, and an image of a Z06 blaster cannon on his shoulder upon entering the 501st Legion. He also began using a D-17 hand blaster, along with a DC-15A blaster on occasion.[6] When he was promoted to ARC trooper, he kept the blue markings and Rishi eel art on his ARC armor,[7] and began using twin DC-17s, though he continued use the DC-15A from time to time.[10]

Behind the scenesEdit

The author Paul S. Kemp confirmed on Twitter that he mistakenly referred to Fives as "Sixes" in the novel Lords of the Sith, an error which will be corrected in future copies of the book.[17]


Non-canon appearancesEdit


Notes and referencesEdit

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