"Knuckles" was the nickname of a clone trooper in Breakout Squad during the Clone Wars. He served in the Mission to Kynachi. In the shuttle to Kynachi, he beat the rest of Breakout Squad in a push up contest, and CT-5177 came second place. Upon leaving Kynachi, Knuckles joined Breakout Squad led by the Jedi Kung'urama'nuruodo, or Nuru Kungarama. Their next mission was to the Chiss Ascendancy to discuss a possible alliance. They escaped a Techno Union attack but became trapped by a Black Hole. Knuckles and Breakout Squad found an ancient artifact and used it to escape. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine then asked them to escort Commissioner Langu Sommilor back to Coruscant. They met the Commissioner on Vaced, but he was quickly assassinated. Breakout Squad chased after the sniper, who apparently died in the fight. Kungurama then led Breakout Squad to Bilbringi Depot, where they clashed with the Techno Union. During the investigation, they discovered that the Sommilor who had been killed on Vaced was an impostor. Breakout Squad returned to Coruscant, where Kungurama confronted his missing master, Ring-Sol Ambase. Breakout Squad, including Knuckles, was later assigned to investigate the disappearance of the Spice Siren. Knuckles and the squad later joined up with Kungurama for a mission to escort Noggox the Hutt's freighter to Fondor. There they defeated the pirate Dool Pundar and then rescued orphaned younglings on Foless.
Breakout Squad's formationEdit
The Galactic Republic clone trooper known as "Knuckles" was a soldier of the Grand Army of the Republic and a clone of the Human bounty hunter Jango Fett. At the time of the Clone Wars, he stood 1.83 meters tall. He wore his black hair cropped short. In 21 BBY, was assigned to investigate the planet Kynachi with Jedi Master Ring-Sol Ambase. On the way, the clones conducted a push-up contest, which Knuckles handily won. Their ship was ambushed by Vulture droid starfighters and destroyed. Along with Ambase's stowaway Padawan, Nuru Kungurama, the surviving troopers took an escape pod to the surface. They eventually liberated the world from the Techno Union and Overseer Umbrag, earning themselves the moniker of Breakout Squad. They were able to acquire transport back to Coruscant with Captain Lalo Gunn and her ship the Hasty Harpy.
Lost in the black holeEdit
En route, they received orders from Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to go to the Chiss Ascendancy for a meeting at Defense Station Ifpe'a. They met the Chiss representative Aristocra Sev'eere'nuruodo to discuss an alliance, and rescued her from a Techno Union attack led by Overseer Umbrag. After escaping into hyperspace, they became trapped near a black hole with Hethra Mcgrrrr's pirate gang. Kungurama and Breakout Squad managed to locate an ancient Infinity Gate with a pair of Sullustan xenoarchaeologists and use it to escape the black hole. The Aristocra returned home while Breakout Squad continued back to Coruscant.
Chase on VacedEdit
- "Something just occurred to me. When we return to Coruscant, I doubt the Council will encourage me to continue serving with Breakout Squad. I'm sure they'll assign you to a more experienced leader. I just want you all to know I've learned a great deal from you, and...and I'll miss you all very much."
- ―Nuru Kungurama to Breakout Squad on Bilbringi Depot
During the trip back to Coruscant, Breakout Squad was contacted by Chancellor Palpatine again and asked to divert to Vaced to meet Kynachi's Commissioner Langu Sommilor and escort him to the galactic capital. Breakout Squad arrived first and met the Commissioner upon his arrival, but he was quickly assassinated by a sniper. Kungurama ordered Knuckles and Breakout Squad to secure the perimeter, while the Jedi pursued the sniper. The clones got onboard Gunn's ship while Kungurama took a swoop bike. The sniper, a Mandalorian, managed outfight Kungurama and reach his transport. He then engaged the Hasty Harpy, causing both ships to crash and leading his apparent death. After Breakout Squad and Gunn decided to part ways, Kungurama found an imagecaster which led Breakout Squad to take Sommilor's freighter to Bilbringi Depot, where they clashed with Umbrag again, and recaptured the depot.
Confrontation on CoruscantEdit
Breakout Squad finished investigating the Depot, and discovered that the Sommilor who had been killed on Vaced was an impostor; the real Sommilor was freed from his captivity in the freighter's hold. Knuckle's squadmate Chatterbkox had been wounded in the fight, and clone medics arrived to him, with the rest of Breakout Squad donating blood. The squad then returned to Coruscant with Sommilor. During the trip in hyperspace, Umbrag managed to grab Kungurama and wound their ally Gizz, but was shot in the attempt. Knuckles assisted by applying first aid to Gizz. Once on Coruscant, Jedi Master Harro Kelpura ordered their freighter to change course from the Jedi Temple to his lab in Dacho District, which had been broken into. The ship was then damaged by an impact with a dropship belonging to a bounty hunter. The ship crashed, knocking out several of the passengers and cracking Knuckle's helmet. The ship was able to take off and escape, and Kungurama confronted his missing master with Knuckle's help. Five days later, Breakout Squad was assigned to investigate the disappearance of the freighter Spice Siren, which was carrying munitions.
Pirates and younglingsEdit
- "Did Chancellor Palpatine really believe the Hutt wants our help, Commander?"
"I doubt the Chancellor would have encouraged this mission otherwise, Knuckles."
- ―Knuckles to Nuru Kungurama on their mission to Affa
Breakout Squad was next assembled for a mission to escort Noggox the Hutt's freighter to Fondor. When they arrived at the rendezvous on Affa, they discovered the remains of a massacre. They continued their mission to Fondor, where they defeated the pirate Dool Pundar. Once there, Gizz befriended a blind Twi'lek, Kuvuta Pindi. Kungurama agreed to help her escort orphaned younglings to Foless. Once there, they realized Pindi was trying to steal the orphans, and gave chase. Breakout Squad Pundar and freed the younglings, but Pindi was killed.
Personality and traitsEdit
Behind the scenesEdit
Knuckles appeared in Ryder Windham's young readers series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars Secret Missions. He and Breakout Squad was first pictured in the comic The Clone Wars: Opress Unleashed, a comic released in 2011 as part of Free Comic Book Day and later included in the comic The Clone Wars: Strange Allies.
- The Clone Wars: Secret Missions 1: Breakout Squad (First appearance)
- The Clone Wars: Secret Missions 2: Curse of the Black Hole Pirates
- The Clone Wars: Secret Missions 3: Duel at Shattered Rock
- The Clone Wars: Secret Missions 4: Guardians of the Chiss Key
- The Clone Wars: Opress Unleashed (First pictured)
- The Clone Wars: Strange Allies
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 The Clone Wars: Strange Allies
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 The Clone Wars: Secret Missions 1: Breakout Squad
- ↑ Star Wars Annual 2011 places the Battle of the Kaliida Nebula in 21 BBY. The battle takes place just prior to the Secret Missions series.
- ↑ The Clone Wars: Secret Missions 2: Curse of the Black Hole Pirates
- ↑ The Clone Wars: Secret Missions 3: Duel at Shattered Rock
- ↑ The Clone Wars: Secret Missions 4: Guardians of the Chiss Key