- "Exchange is going to happen on Ord Mantell. Busy streets, lots of civilian interference. We need two teams, eight men, on the streets and ready."
- ―An ARC intelligence officer briefs the clone commandos
A clone commando served the Galactic Republic six months into the intergalactic Clone Wars. When a package intended for the Republic's Supreme Chancellor fell into the hands of Trandoshan bounty hunters, the clone commando and his squad was tasked alongside another commando squad to retrieve the package from the planet Ord Mantell. During the mission, the commando donned the robes of a civilian mechanic and pretended to repair a downed vehicle.
The vehicle happened to block off a roadway that the Trandoshans were using. When one of the Trandoshan speeders was destroyed by one of the commandos, the blue armored commando threw off his disguise and attempted to attack the remaining bounty hunters. However, the Trandoshan carrying the package stood up from the second speeder and immediately shot and killed the commando before he could attack.
However, the mission was a success, as the commando RC-1013 managed to retrieve the stolen package.
Born on the planet Kamino as a Human clone of the bounty hunter Jango Fett, a clone commando served in the Galactic Republic's clone army. The commando became a member of a squad that consisted of three other commandos. All four commandos wore Katarn-class commando armor that featured the same blue and white color scheme.
Mission to Ord MantellEdit
- "Last night, Trandoshan bounty hunters intercepted a package of extreme diplomatic importance, intended for Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. They intend to sell it to the Separatists. You are going to make sure that situation does not occur."
- ―An ARC trooper officer delivers his briefing to the clone commandos
During the year 21.51 BBY, six months after the start of the Clone Wars on the planet Geonosis—where the Republic fought the Confederacy of Independent Systems —the commando and his squad were sent to the planet Ord Mantell for a retrieval mission. Nine Trandoshan bounty hunters had intercepted a package from the world of Malastare that was meant to be a gift for Supreme Chancellor Palpatine of the Republic. The bounty hunters planned to sell it to the Confederacy. Alongside another squad, the commando and his brothers were to retrieve the package at all costs. After being briefed on the mission by an Advanced Recon Commando, the two squads were dispatched to Ord Mantell's surface.
Locating the bounty hunters in a city, they found the street the Trandoshans were using and blocked it off with a broken down treaded vehicle. The commando donned civilian clothing and proceeded to work on the vehicle's engine. When the bounty hunters arrived on the scene in three speeders, with three hunters to a craft, they were unable to continue their journey due to the roadblock.
With the trap set, a missile launcher-toting commando from the second squad opened fire on the first speeder, destroying it and its passengers. The disguised commando immediately ripped off his disguise and raised his blaster to attack the second speeder, but the Trandoshan in the back seat, who was carrying the package, stood up and shot the commando with a wrist blaster, killing him. The commando's squad-mates fared no better, as they were quickly killed by a passenger in the third speeder. The other squad also lost three of its members, leaving RC-1013 as the last surviving member of the mission.
Ultimately, RC-1013 retrieved the package and the mission was a success. The package was then sent to Palpatine, who dismissed the gift as a worthless trinket.
Personality and traitsEdit
Like all clone troopers, the commando stood at 1.83 meters. When the skirmish on Ord Mantell began, the commando was quick to rip off his disguise and aim his rifle, but his reflexes were outmatched by the Trandoshan that killed him. The Advanced Recon Commando who briefed the commando expected the commando and other clones to be fully ready to die for the package that they were to retrieve.
The commando utilized Katarn-class commando armor that featured a blue and white color pattern which matched the armor of the others in his squad. The commando wielded a DC-17m Interchangeable Weapon System which was configured as a blaster rifle.
Behind the scenesEdit
The clone commando was created for the short story The Package, which was written by Ryan Kaufman. The entire story was illustrated by the Fillbach Brothers, with colors provided by Pamela Rambo. The Package was included in the compilation comic book Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 3, which was released during March 2005.
The story does not identify either squad of commandos by name, and the term "Blue Squad" is used solely for the clarity of the reader.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 "The Package"—Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 3
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 According to the inside cover of Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 3, the stories in this volume take place six months after the First Battle of Geonosis. The New Essential Chronology dates this battle to 22 BBY. Six months after the battle is dated to 21.51 BBY.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures Volume 3
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones