"That's not regulation."
"I kinda like it."
―JJR-579 and JTN-303 upon sighting a painted TIE fighter[src]

JJR-579 was a male stormtrooper in service to the Galactic Empire's Imperial Army. In 4 BBY, he was stationed on Grand Moff Tarkin's Imperial Star Destroyer, the Sovereign, based on Lothal.[1]


JJR-579 was a stormtrooper stationed aboard the Sovereign, the flagship of Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, in 4 BBY. Stationed at the TIE Fighter Depot aboard the vessel, he was present as the Jedi Knight Kanan Jarrus was being transported for his final interrogation. During these events, a TIE fighter that had been commandeered by the Spectres entered the hangar and JJR-579 commented to his companion, JTN-303, that the vessel's colorful paint job was against Imperial regulations. JTN-303 replied that he kind of liked the design,[1] and JJR-579, a dedicated soldier of the Empire, was about to question his companion's loyalty[3] when the TIE fighter set off a stunner, knocking the two stormtroopers out.[1]


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