- "What is it, Commander Thorn?"
"We're under attack by the Separatist garrison. Looks to be a full invasion!"
- ―Padmé Amidala and Thorn, moments prior to the Separatist invasion of Scipio
"Thorn" was the nickname of a Clone Commander and clone shock trooper who fought for the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. At some point during the war, Thorn and a detachment of shock troopers traveled to the planet Scipio alongside Senator Padmé Amidala to oversee Rush Clovis's takeover of the InterGalactic Banking Clan's banks. Shortly after Clovis assumed control on the behalf of both the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, the Separatist leader Count Dooku launched an invasion. Hyena-class bombers attacked Thorn and his men, destroying all of the Republic ships. Ground troops were launched, and the clones fought to the last man, with Thorn standing as the final warrior. Although Thorn was able to destroy many of the attacking droids, he was nonetheless gunned down when the droids surrounded him.
Like all clone troopers, Thorn was cloned from the genetic code of Jango Fett—the original source of the Grand Army of the Republic—on the planet Kamino. During the Clone Wars, he served the Galactic Republic as a clone shock trooper and held the military rank of Clone Commander in the Coruscant Guard.
Invasion of ScipioEdit
- "We can't get to you! I suggest you get to a ship as soon as you can!"
- ―Thorn, to Padmé Amidala
In 19 BBY, Thorn and a group of shock troopers escorted Senator Padmé Amidala and Rush Clovis to the planet Scipio, home of the InterGalactic Banking Clan's bank vaults. After corruption was found in the previous ruling council, Clovis was elected by both the Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems to take over the Banking Clan and work in the interests of both factions. Upon arriving at Scipio, Amidala and Clovis met with the Confederate representative Bec Lawise, who was to oversee Clovis's take over alongside Amidala, and Thorn and his troopers were left to guard their ships outside of the main compound. Thorn told Amidala that they would remain in contact. Clovis assumed control of the banks but was later forced by the Confederate leader Count Dooku to raise interest rates on the Republic. Afterward, Dooku ordered an invasion force to hit Scipio, so he could frame Clovis for conducting a Separatist takeover of the banks.
Thorn learned of the invasion as it approached, and realized that they were sitting ducks out on the landing pad. He ordered his men to get off of the pad and to protect the city gates, but Hyena-class bombers arrived. Thorn contacted Amidala through a comlink and told her to find a way off of Scipio. The Hyena fighters destroyed the Republic ships. The troops took their rocket launchers out and managed to shoot down a few of the fighters. Thorn ordered to men to move back towards the city. B2 and commando battle droids converged on Thorn and his men, who attempted to fight them off. As the fight progressed, more clone troopers began to fall, while Thorn took out numerous droids with his Z-6 rotary blaster cannon, which was nicknamed "the Hammer." Thorn was the last man standing. He was shot in the chest by a commando droid but gunned it down. When the droids got too close for him to shoot them, Thorn managed to last a little longer by engaging the droids in melee combat. His last words were "For the Republic!" as he continued to fight and was eventually gunned down by three blaster shots to the chest and a final one to the head, delivered by another commando droid.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "For the Republic!"
- ―Thorn's last words
As a clone of Jango Fett, Thorn was a human male who stood at 1.83 meters. When the Separatists invaded Scipio, he acted with haste in warning Padmé Amidala about the invasion. Utilizing a Z-6 rotary blaster cannon, which he nicknamed the "Hammer," Thorn fought alongside his troops while attempting to hold off the Separatist attack. Despite the loss of his men, he continued to fight by unleashing a torrent of blaster bolts on the battle droids before falling valiantly in service to the Republic.
Behind the scenesEdit
Thorn first appeared in Crisis at the Heart, an episode of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series. The wings on Thorn's helmet and the fact that his blaster is named "the Hammer" are nods to the Marvel Comics superhero Thor.
A 3.75-inch action figure of Commander Thorn was released in 2015 in the Black Series toy line.