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Kix
"Kix"
Biographical information
Homeworld

Kamino[1]

Physical description
Species

Human (clone)[2]

Gender

Male[2]

Height

1.83 meters[1]

Eye color

Brown[2]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[2]

Affiliation
"Sir, as the team medic, when it comes to the health of the men, including you, I outrank everyone."
―Kix, to Captain Rex[src]

"Kix" was the nickname of a clone trooper medic who served in the 501st Legion, a unit in the Galactic Republic's Grand Army, during the Clone Wars. Around 21 BBY, Kix participated in a hunt for the Confederate General Grievous on the planet Saleucami under the command of High Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi. Kix, along with troopers Jesse and Hardcase, went with Clone Captain Rex to scour through the planet's wetlands on BARC speeders in search for escape pods that had been jettisoned from Grievous' crashed ship. When two commando droids attacked the clones, Rex was shot in the chest. Kix, Jesse, and Hardcase took the injured Rex to a nearby homestead to recover, while they returned to join Kenobi and his team.

Sometime after Saleucami, Kix joined Rex and the 501st Legion on the planet Umbara, where he served as a medic during a battle there. During the initial assault on the native Umbarans, Kix and the team served under the command of Jedi General Anakin Skywalker. Skywalker, however, was relieved of his duties after General Pong Krell arrived, who assumed command of Kix and the 501st Legion on Umbara.

Biography

Hunt for Grievous

"Wait a minute, those critters are domesticated."
"Sir?"
"I think we're on farmland, and where there is a farm, there is usually a farmer. Let's find his homestead."
―Jesse and Kix[src]
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Kix overlooks the injured Rex.

"Kix" was the nickname of a clone trooper medic who served in the Grand Army of the Republic.[2] Like all clone troopers, Kix was a clone of the Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett.[1] Around 21 BBY,[4] during the Clone Wars, Kix served the Galactic Republic under the command of High Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi. After a battle above the planet Saleucami, Confederate General Grievous used an escape pod to jettison from his starship and landed on Saleucami's surface. Chasing after Grievous, Kenobi gathered a team of clone troopers, including Kix, to hunt down the cyborg General on Saleucami.[2] The team found the wreckage of Grievous' ship,[5] and Commander CC-2224, nicknamed "Cody," told Kenobi that the ship had crashed recently. Kenobi decided to split the group into two teams and ordered Captain CT-7567, nicknamed "Rex," to find the other missing escape pods with troopers Kix, Jesse, and Hardcase, while he, Cody, and Crys stayed behind to go through the remains of the crashed ship.[2]

After mounting separate BARC speeders, Kix's team drove through the wetlands of the planet's surface. Ahead of them, two commando droids were stationed on top of a hill overlooking the clones. Utilizing a blaster sniper rifle, one of the droids shot Rex, knocking the clone Captain off his speeder. Jesse ordered Kix and Hardcase to turn their BARCs around and protect the Captain, while he drove toward the hill from where the shot had been fired. Jesse destroyed the droids while Kix examined Rex's injury, and Kix informed Jesse that Rex's injury was severe. Jesse told Kix and Hardcase that the two droid commandos might have called for backup, and they needed to find shelter for Rex.[2] After noticing domesticated eopies,[5] Jesse concluded that they were on farmland, which meant there was a homestead nearby. Kix attached a flatbed on a side of his BARC speeder and laid Rex on top of it before the team drove off to find the farmer's homestead.[2]

Upon arriving at the nearby homestead, a female Twi'lek, Suu, greeted the clones warily, pointing a rifle at the intruders. Kix and Jesse informed her that they were friends and they needed a place to settle the injured Rex for the night, and Suu gave the clones permission to use the barn. After Kix placed a bacta patch on Rex's wound, he regained consciousness, and Jesse and the other troopers informed him of what had occurred. Before Kix and the team left to continue their search for the escape pods, Rex gave Jesse the responsibility of leading the search party. After the clones boarded their BARC speeders, Kenobi contacted the group via comlink and called for Rex. Jesse responded and informed the Jedi Master that Rex had been injured, and that the Captain had given him the duty of leading the search for the escape pods. Kenobi told Jesse that Grievous was heading for an abandoned escape pod, and ordered the troopers to drive westward, trapping Grievous between the two squads.[2]

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Kix (center) and the clones, inside a barn

Soon, Jesse contacted Kenobi and informed the Jedi that Kix and the clone troopers had a visual of the escape pod. Grievous was the first to arrive at the escape pod, and Kenobi had already engaged Grievous' forces by the time Jesse's team arrived on their BARC speeders. As Kix, Hardcase, and Jesse fired their speeder's blaster cannons at Grievous' battle droids, Jesse spotted an approaching Confederate shuttle in the sky and warned Kenobi via comlink. After a clone trooper onboard an AT-TE walker told Kenobi that the walker's guns were overheated, Kenobi ordered Cody and Jesse to cover him as he raced toward Grievous. Kenobi and Grievous engaged in a lightsaber duel as the Confederate shuttle approached them, eventually coming to a hovering stop above the escape pod; Grievous fired his tow cable on the hull of the shuttle and fled in the vehicle. While Kix remained with Hardcase, Jesse and Cody—aboard their speeders—returned to Kenobi after dispatching the remaining battle droids. The Jedi Master told both clone troopers to contact the fleet and order them to send a transport to pick them all up.[2]

Battle of Umbara

Around 21 BBY, Kix as a medic of the 501st Legion of the Grand Army of the Republic. During the Battle of Umbara, Kix served under Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and Clone captain CT-7567 nicknamed "Rex", However, Skywalker was asked to return to Coruscant and meet Supreme Chancellor Palpatine for some reason; leaving General Pong Krell to command the 501st. While the 501st make their way to the Umbaran capital, Kix notified Rex that most troopers of the battalion were tired. After Rex told Krell, the Jedi told him the clone troopers needed no rest.

"We can't just leave them, sir!"
―Kix[src]
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The clone troopers are hard-pressed in holding their current position under the relentless Umbaran attacks from the ground and the air, and are unable to break through to support Obi-Wan Kenobi. Kenobi asked General Krell to assault a nearby airbase which is being used as a supply staging area for the capital's defenses. The battalion regroups and proceeds towards the airbase. Citing the urgency of Kenobi’s current situation, Krell discards Rex’s suggestion to scout for a secure route, ordering the troops to advance along a central gorge, despite Rex's protest that the narrow route will only allow advances by single squads. During the attack on the Umbaran airbase, Kix made an effort to take care of the injured and complained that Krell's plan would result in too many clone casualties. Rex, insisted that he could aid the wounded later. When hearing this, Kix told Rex he sounded just like General Krell.

When Advanced Recon Commando CT-27-5555 "Fives" and clone trooper CT-5597 "Jeese" betrayed General Krell's order; to not destroyed the Confederacy of Independent Systems supply ship, Kix was one of the troopers that was preparing to execute Fives and Jesse. Like the other clone troopers, he purposely missed them and assisted in the apprehension of Dogma. Also took part in the capturing of Jedi General Pong Krell.

Personality and traits

"How bad?"
"Pretty bad. I need to remove his armor to see the full extent of the damage."
―Jesse and Kix[src]

As a trained clone trooper medic, Kix believed that when it came to the health of his comrades, he outranked them. Instead of worrying about his enemies, Kix cared more about the lives of his fellow troopers.[3] During the Battle of Saleucami, Kix respected Rex when the clone told him of how he had been injured after being shot by a commando droid's sniper rifle. He took great concern for Rex's health, and advised Jesse and Hardcase that in order to see the full extent of Rex's injury, he had to remove pieces of Rex's armor. After Rex handed the leading position to Jesse, Kix cooperated with Jesse's orders that were given to himself and Hardcase.[2]

As a field medic, Kix was equipped with medpacs, as well as other first-aid commodities, to help fellow injured clone troopers during a battle. The clone trooper also carried a blaster rifle.[3] On the right side of his head, Kix had a tattoo that read, "A GOOD DROID IS A DEAD ONE," in Aurebesh.[5] His clone armor sported light blue markings.[2]

Behind the scenes

Kix first appeared in "The Deserter," the tenth episode in the second season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, which aired on January 1, 2010. Like all clones in the show, Kix was voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.[5]

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