Jedi General Tiplar led clone troops during the Clone Wars, sometimes serving alongside her twin sister Tiplee. Clone trooper CT-5385, nicknamed Tup, shot and killed Tiplar during combat on a space station above the planet Ringo Vinda. Tup’s apparently treasonous action was the result of a malfunctioning bio-chip secretly implanted in all the clones to ensure their obedience.
Tiplee served as a Jedi General during the Clone Wars, sometimes fighting alongside her twin sister Tiplar. She witnessed her sister’s death at the hands of clone trooper Tup at Ringo Vinda. Later, Tiplee joined Obi-Wan Kenobi on a mission to capture Darth Maul at Ord Mantell. She died in a lightsaber duel with Count Dooku.
A rookie clone trooper in the 501st Legion, Tup acclimated well within the ranks of seasoned veterans. Unlike some of the newer clones, like Dogma, who seemed wound a little too tight, Tup was far more willing to learn from his brothers' experiences. Tup could be distinguished by the teardrop shaped tattoo on his face, and the matching markings on his helmet. He served during the grueling campaign to retake the shadowy planet Umbara, under the command of the fierce General Pong Krell.
A city-covered planet, Coruscant is the vibrant heart and capital of the galaxy, featuring a diverse mix of citizens and culture. It features towering skyscrapers, streams of speeder-filled air traffic, and inner levels that stretch far below the world’s surface. Coruscant was the seat of government for the Galactic Republic and the Empire that followed, and was the site of numerous historic events during the Clone Wars. It also housed the Jedi Temple and Archives, which hosted Jedi training and learning for over a thousand generations -- traditions that ended when the planet bore witness to Order 66.
At the time of their introduction, the Republic clone troopers represented the future of galactic warfare. Far superior to battle droids, the clone troopers formed the backbone of the Republic's new military that waged war against the forces of the Confederacy of Independent Systems. So symbolic were they of the times, the galaxy-wide conflict that saw their debut took its name from their ranks: the Clone Wars.