FALL OF THE REPUBLIC
The leader of the 501st Legion’s Torrent Company, CT-7567 – better known as Rex – was an exemplary clone trooper, brave under fire and dedicated to the men serving under him. As a no-nonsense, by-the-book trooper, Rex had to adjust to the maverick Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and his headstrong Padawan Ahsoka Tano. Despite his lifelong training and discipline, Rex came to admire and sometimes emulate Anakin’s genius for improvisation and his willingness to bend the rules.
Over many campaigns, Rex saw too many clone troopers die fighting the Separatists’ seemingly limitless battle droids. Some of those deaths were unavoidable, but other troopers died because commanders such as the Jedi General Pong Krell saw clones as expendable, little more than living droids bred to serve and die.
Rex believed in the Republic, and he had been trained to believe that a soldier’s highest calling was doing his duty despite long odds and orders he might not understand. But as the war ground up more and more of his men, Rex began to wonder what the point of the conflict was, and what price the clones would ultimately pay.
Over many campaigns, Rex saw too many clone troopers killed fighting the Separatists’ seemingly limitless battle droids. Some of those deaths were unavoidable, but other troopers lost their lives because commanders such as the Jedi General Pong Krell saw clones as expendable, little more than living droids bred to serve and die. After a spate of counterattacks in which the Separatists seemed to be using old strategies drawn up by Rex and Echo, Rex became suspicious that his old friend and comrade, long thought dead, had somehow survived.
THE DARK TIMES
Years after the completion of the Clone Wars, Captain Rex along with Commanders Wolffe and Gregor trudged the plains of Seelos hunting for joopa. It was then that they met the Ghost crew, sent by Rex’s old compatriot, Ahsoka Tano. After Kanan hesitated to give his trust, Rex revealed that the three clones removed their chips before Order 66. The crew solicited the clones’ help in finding a potential new base and in turn the clones asked for their assistance catching a joopa. After shooting a menacing probe droid that had been tracking the clones’ walker, Rex proved that his allegiance lied with the Ghost crew.