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Human (clone)



Chronological and political information

Rebellion era


Galactic Empire

"TK-421, why aren't you at your post? TK-421, do you copy?"
―Imperial officer Pol Treidum[src]

TK-421 was the designation of a clone stormtrooper stationed aboard the first Death Star.


At some point during the early stages of the Galactic Civil War, TK-421 went off-duty and went to the Star Tours interstellar travel agency for unknown reasons. His bag was eventually discovered by G2-9T during baggage checks, and upon learning of who it belonged to, decided that TK-421 might have good reason not to be at his regular post before clearing it.[1][2]

After the Millennium Falcon was captured, he was ordered to stand guard in front of the freighter's boarding ramp, while a scanning crew attempted to determine if anyone was hiding aboard the Falcon.

Just seconds after the scanning crew had made their way up the boarding ramp, a loud thump was heard and someone (Later revealed to be Han Solo) called down to them, asking TK-421 and his fellow guard, TK-422, for help with a piece of equipment. The two stormtroopers made their way up the ramp to assist the technicians; TK-421 and TK-422, were ambushed by Han Solo and stripped of their armor to conceal Han and Luke's identities aboard the Death Star. Treidum later attempted to contact TK-421 questioning him of why he wasn't stationed at his post. Luke Skywalker, having disguised himself as TK-421 at the time, covered up TK-421's current status by motioning his ear to imply that his comlink was broken.

After the battle of Detention Block AA-23, a security team was dispatched to the hangar housing the Millennium Falcon where TK-421 and his comrades were found aboard the Freighter.

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In the novelization of the movie, the trooper was referred to as THX-1138, a homage to George Lucas's first feature film. In the radio drama, he was referred to as TX-421. In Star Wars 3: Death Star! the character is referred to as TX-421 and as part of Scanning crew BT-445. In the German synchronization of Episode IV, the trooper's designation is TK-241 instead of TK-421.




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