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"A near miss is still a miss, kid."
―Stew, to "Whiplash"[src]

"Stew" was the nickname of a clone gunner sergeant who served aboard the Galactic Republic Venator-class Star Destroyer Endurance under Admiral Kilian during the Clone Wars. He tested the clone cadets of the Clone Youth Brigade, including Boba Fett, who had infiltrated the group under the guise of "Lucky," with target practice while they were aboard the Endurance.

BiographyEdit

Stew: "Not even close. Next."
Jax: "But I only—"
Killian: "Oh, no, you're done. You only get one chance. I promise you the Separatists don't give you more. Next."
―Stew and Admiral Killian give Jax a dose of reality[src]

A clone of the bounty hunter Jango Fett grown on the planet Kamino,[1] the Clone Sergeant[2] nicknamed "Stew"[3] served the Galactic Republic as a clone gunner aboard the Venator-class Star Destroyer Endurance under the command of Admiral Kilian during the Clone Wars. Stew once tested the clone cadets of the Clone Youth Brigade with target practice during their tour of the Endurance. After two cadets had failed to hit their targets, a third, nicknamed "Lucky," destroyed his mechanical skeet with a single shot.[2]

Dismissing the feat as a lucky shot, Stew launched three more skeet in a tri-attack formation, but Lucky once again destroyed his targets without missing a shot, to Stew's surprise. However, unknown to Stew, "Lucky" was actually Boba Fett,[2] an unaltered clone of Jango Fett,[4] the template of the clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic.[1] The young Fett had boarded the Endurance with the intention of assassinating Jedi Master Mace Windu as revenge for[2] killing his "father" during the Battle of Geonosis.[4] Shortly after the target practice, Fett crippled the Star Destroyer by sabotaging its reactor, forcing the Endurance's crew to evacuate as the ship plummeted to the planet Vanqor's surface.[2]

Personality and traitsEdit

"What do you use for targets, sir?"
"Malfunctioning droids."
―Jax and Stew[src]

Like all clones of the human male Jango Fett, Stew stood 1.83 meters tall.[1] A skilled gunner capable of destroying a skeet in a single shot without missing, Stew showed a sense of humor during the clone cadets' target practice aboard the Endurance. When asked by Cadet Jax what they would be using for targets, he teasingly answered that they used malfunctioning droids, to the great distress of the astromech droid R2-D2. Stew was astonished by Boba Fett's ability to destroy all of his targets without missing a shot and agreed with Admiral Kilian's assessment that "Lucky" was "a cadet to watch."[2]

EquipmentEdit

Stew wore a personalized set of Phase I clone trooper armor with a noise-insulated helmet and reinforced shoulder and chest armor.[2][5] The armor's reinforced plating, knee-guards, and gauntlets were colored brown, as were his helmet's cheeks and neck-guard. A red symbol adorned his left shoulder plate, while his helmet featured a pair of yellow-and-black eyes on a red background above its visor.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Originally identified as "Fury" in a piece of concept art by David Le Merrer,[6] Stew first appeared, albeit unidentified, in "Death Trap," the twentieth episode of the canon animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars' second season,[2] which originally aired on April 17, 2010,[7] in which he was voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.[2] The character's new name was confirmed to be Stew by Leland Chee via Twitter[8] and used to identify the clone gunner in Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Two, a box set available on Blu-ray or DVD that included the entirety of the second season of the The Clone Wars[3] that was released on October 26, 2010.[9]

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