- "For the Republic!"
- ―Thorn's last words
Thorn was a clone trooper commander who served the Galactic Republic in the Grand Army of the Republic's Coruscant Guard during the Clone Wars. He carried a Z-6 rotary blaster cannon that he called the "Hammer."
- "What is it, Commander Thorn?"
"We're under attack by the Separatist garrison. Looks to be a full invasion!"
"We can't get to you! I suggest you get to a ship as soon as you can!"
- ―Padmé Amidala is warned by Thorn, only moments prior to the Separatist invasion of Scipio
In 20 BBY, Thorn led a detachment to escort Senator Padmé Amidala on Scipio. Shortly after Rush Clovis became the head of the InterGalactic Banking Clan, Thorn and his troopers detected Separatist fighters closing in on the landing platform they were situated in. Thorn ordered the troops and gunships around them to get off the landing platform and regroup beyond the city gates. He then warned Amidala of the incoming Separatist invasion, and prepared to face the many droids to come.
With deadly speed and accuracy, droid bombers shot down the gunships and the Consular-class cruiser, leaving the Shock Troopers with no reinforcements. As Thorn and his men rushed toward the entrance of the neutral zone, droid gunships then entered the firefight and blocked Thorn's path in the front and the landing pad behind him, cutting down his troopers and deploying commando and super battle droids. Another gunship released droids behind them, catching Thorn's squad in a crossfire. Surrounded, but not defeated, the Guard held their ground against the droids in a last effort. After all his men were killed, Thorn kept fighting, using his "Hammer" as a melee and long range weapon. However, he was greatly outnumbered, and was shot multiple times in the chest until he was finally killed by a commando droid.
Thorn sported the Coruscant Guard's standard red colors, but with wing designs on his helmet. He also had a kama and black visor. Thorn utilized a DC-15S blaster as well as had holsters for pistols, but he favored his minigun, "The Hammer," which had "the Hammer" written on its side in Aurebesh.
Behind the scenesEdit
Thorn was created by Dave Filoni and the story team of Star Wars: The Clone Wars as an homage to the character Thor in Marvel Comics' 2012 movie The Avengers (which at the time of Thorn's unveilment had just been released), as the episodic director Steward Lee was the biggest Marvel fan among the Clone Wars crew. Filoni first revealed an image of Thorn on his Facebook page on May 14, 2012 and stated that the character would appear in The Clone Wars: Season Five, but the episode arc in which he appeared was moved to the sixth season.
- Dave Filoni's Facebook Wall (First mentioned)