- "The platoons are in the formation you've requested, General. Should I send them to support Captain Rex?"
"I'll give the order when I give it, Sergeant Appo."
- ―CC-1119 and Pong Krell
CC-1119, nicknamed "Appo," was a clone trooper officer who served as Clone Commander of the 501st Legion during the Clone Wars. As a soldier in service to the Galactic Republic, Appo participated in several major battles fought between the Grand Army of the Republic and the droid forces of the Confederacy of Independent Systems—from Umbara at the height of the galactic conflict, to the Republic capital world of Coruscant by the war's end. He was a loyal trooper who obeyed the orders of his commanding officer, conditioned to render unquestioned allegiance to the Republic.
As with all troopers in the Grand Army, Appo was cloned on the extragalactic world of Kamino, where Kaminoan scientists used the genetic template of Jango Fett, a human bounty, to create a clone army for the Republic. Before Appo's promotion to the military rank of Commander, he served as a Clone Sergeant in the 501st Legion, led by Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and CT-7567 Clone Captain "Rex." During the Battle of Umbara, command of the 501st was temporarily transferred to another Jedi officer, General Pong Krell, as a result of Skywalker returning to Coruscant at the request of Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine. Sergeant Appo witnessed firsthand Krell's willingness to sacrifice his troops but nonetheless faithfully executed the general's orders.
In the final days of the war Chancellor Palpatine had put Order 66 into effect, declaring that all Jedi were enemies of the Republic. As a result, Commander Appo accompanied the Sith Lord Darth Vader as the 501st marched on the Jedi Temple, invading the Jedi Order's home on Coruscant as part of a systematic purge that occurred across the galaxy. He encountered Senator Bail Organa during the attack, and used the threat of force to keep the Alderaanian politician at bay. But as Organa tried to leave, Padawan Zett Jukassa ambushed Appo's squad, killing several of his troops and injuring the commander himself.
CC-1119, also known as "Appo," was one of many clone troopers grown from the genetic source of the bounty hunter Jango Fett. Bred on the extragalactic world of Kamino, he was created to serve in an army of clone soldiers that had been developed in secret to become the armed forces of the Galactic Republic. Within ten years of the clone army's inception, the Republic went to war with the secessionist movement known as the Confederacy of Independent Systems. As a result, Appo became a soldier in the newly-formed Grand Army of the Republic, serving in a number of critical battles across a galaxy divided by the Clone Wars.
Service under KrellEdit
- "Sergeant, their defenses are down. Send in the rest of our forces. Attack the airbase."
"All units, move out."
- ―Pong Krell and CC-1119
In 20 BBY, Appo served as a sergeant in the 501st Legion by the time of the Republic invasion of Umbara. At first he fought the Separatist-aligned Umbarans under the leadership of Anakin Skywalker, a Jedi Knight and general of the Grand Army. However, Skywalker was recalled to the Republic capital of Coruscant, leaving Appo and the legion under the command of another Jedi officer, General Pong Krell, for the duration of the campaign.
Following a failed attempt to invade the capital city of Umbara, Krell and the 501st were dispatched on a new assignment to secure a heavily fortified Umbaran airbase that was critical to the Republic's strategy. At the General's command, Captain CT-7567 "Rex" led a vanguard assault on the base's defense perimeter while Appo and the majority of the 501st remained at Krell's side as he observed the fighting from a distance. After the Umbarans' defenses were sabotaged by two clone infiltrators, the ARC trooper CT-5555 "Fives" and the trooper known as "Hardcase," Krell gave the order for a full-scale attack, allowing Appo to deploy the rest of the legion to occupy the airbase.
In the aftermath of the battle for the airbase, Krell had Fives and CT-5597 "Jesse" placed under military arrest for acts of insubordination. Although they were originally scheduled to be court-martialed, the General used his authority to sentence them both to summary execution. Appo escorted the rogue clones to the site of their execution, although the firing squad ultimately refused to carry out the order. Shortly afterward, it was discovered that Krell had been secretly supporting the Separatist cause after falling to the dark side of the Force. In response to the fallen Jedi's acts of treason, Appo and the 501st Legion mutinied against Krell with the support of the 212th Attack Battalion. Despite sustaining a number of casualties, they successfully apprehended the former Jedi. Krell was ultimately executed by the trooper "Dogma," who was originally the former Jedi's most loyal follower until Krell admitted his betrayal.
- "What's going on here?"
"There's been a rebellion, sir. Don't worry. The situation is under control. […] I'm sorry, sir. It's time for you to leave."
- ―Bail Organa and CC-1119
After the events on Umbara, Appo received a promotion to the rank of clone commander. In 19 BBY, during the waning days of the Clone Wars, Darth Sidious—the Dark Lord of the Sith who orchestrated the fall of democracy in his guise as Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine—activated Order 66, a secret protocol that compelled the clone troopers to become hostile to the Jedi. As a result, Appo participated in the march on the Jedi Temple where the 501st Legion, led by the newly-anointed Sith Lord Darth Vader, proceeded to slaughter their former allies, including padawans and younglings.
The attack on the Jedi headquarters drew the Alderaanian senator Bail Organa to the Temple, only to be barred from entering the facility by Appo and a contingent of the 501st. The commander claimed that the Temple had become the site of a "Jedi rebellion" and threatened Organa at the point of a blaster when the politician initially ignored the clone's attempt to block his path. However, their encounter with Organa distracted the clones from the approaching Padawan Zett Jukassa, who managed to kill and wound several soldiers before he was fatally shot by a 501st trooper.
Personality and traitsEdit
For most of his life, Appo had been trained for service as a soldier of the Galactic Republic. Like his clone brethren, he was also conditioned to be absolutely loyal to the chain of command, obeying every order without question. Though he witnessed firsthand Pong Krell's willingness to sacrifice clone lives for victory, Appo nonetheless remained loyal to his general until it was discovered that the Besalisk Jedi had betrayed the Republic. As a result of his programming, in the form of a control chip in his brain, Appo was forced to comply with Order 66.
As a clone of Jango Fett, Appo was physically identical to his human male template in height and appearance. He stood at 1.83 meters and inherited his progenitor's hair and skin pigmentation as well.
As a clone soldier in service to the Republic, Appo was equipped with the Phase II armor which supplanted the original Phase I version as the standard armor of the Grand Army clone troopers. In combat he utilized the DC-15A blaster and DC-15 blaster rifle. In addition, his utility belt was equipped with a N-20 Baradium-core thermal detonator. During his tenure as a sergeant, Appo's helmet had a white arrow shape running down its forehead. However, by the time of Order 66 this symbol was removed.
Behind the scenesEdit
CC-1119 "Appo" first appeared in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, where he was voiced by Temuera Morrison, and like every other clone trooper in the film, portrayed entirety with computer-generated imagery. The clone trooper voiceover artist Dee Bradley Baker provided Appo's voice in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series. The arrow on Appo's helmet is a nod to Appa, a character from Avatar: The Last Airbender, a show that The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni had previously worked on.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The General" (First identified as Appo)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Plan of Dissent"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Carnage of Krell"
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (First appearance)
- (Video clip only)
- Star Wars: Force Collection (First identified as CC-1119)
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- (Picture only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Carnage of Krell"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ Star Wars: Force Collection
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Darkness on Umbara"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The General"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Plan of Dissent"
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 11.2
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Orders"
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide