CC-1138, nicknamed "Bacara," was a clone trooper officer who held the military rank of Marshal Commander in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. Known for his aggressive tactics, Bacara served as the Clone Commander of the 21st Nova Corps, an elite division of clone troopers renowned for their distinctive armor and relentlessness in combat.
As with all clone troopers from the extragalactic planet Kamino, Bacara was cloned from the genetic template of the human bounty hunter Jango Fett and trained as a soldier in an army for the Galactic Republic. During the final months of the Clone Wars, Bacara's Galactic Marines served under the command of Jedi General Ki-Adi-Mundi, while Republic forces laid siege to the Separatist strongholds in the Outer Rim Territories of the galaxy.
Bacara and his troops were in the midst of battle on Mygeeto when they received word from Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine informing them that Order 66 was in effect. As clones, they were bound by their programming to follow the protocol without question and, therefore, executed General Mundi as an enemy of the state. By the war's end, the Republic that Bacara served had been supplanted by a new regime—the Galactic Empire, ruled by the self-anointed Emperor Palpatine.
CC-1138, later known as "Bacara", was a clone of the bounty hunter Jango Fett created and trained on the planet Kamino. There, he trained with an ex-Journeyman Protector. After his training, he then received training from ARC troopers.
The Clone WarsEdit
During the Outer Rim Sieges of the Clone Wars, Bacara served as the Marshal Commander of the 21st Nova Corps. He served as Jedi General Ki-Adi-Mundi's second in command. Together, they fought in many battles, though he was always at odds with Mundi.
Bacara and Mundi led the Marines against Separatist Alliance forces on Mygeeto, battling Octuptarra tri-droids. During the fighting, Bacara and his troops received Order 66 from Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine. Though Bacara hesitated with a moment's disbelief, he ordered his men to attack their General. He and his troopers opened fire on Mundi, killing him. Reflecting on the action afterwards, Bacara was satisfied with having carried out the command, and would gladly have done the same to anyone he believed would compromise the Republic.
Personality and traitsEdit
Following his training with the Journeyman Protectors, Bacara was seen as a loner. Under the leadership of Ki-Adi-Mundi, Bacara's extremely strict and militant philosophies were often at odds with Mundi's Jedi training. After many battles together, however, Mundi earned the grudging respect of his subordinates. Though Bacara experienced momentary disbelief at the order to kill Mundi, he carried out the command and was satisfied with his action afterwards, glad to have brought down a threat to the Republic.
Behind the scenesEdit
CC-1138 made his first canonical appearance in the 2005 film Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Though Bacara's numerical designation goes unmentioned in the film, it was annotated in the screenplay of Episode III, where Bacara is identified as Commander 1138, a reference to George Lucas' first feature film THX 1138.
When Bacara first appeared in Revenge of the Sith, some fans noticed that both his helmet and armor closely resembled that of the snowtroopers from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. The armor that CC-1138 and the other Galactic Marines wore in Episode III was inspired by the snowtrooper designs of Episode V. Building off of this inspiration, Bacara's helmet's open-facemask design was originally developed for clone tank drivers who were meant to have been operating in rough environments. Some concept art seen in Jonathan W. Rinzler's The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith identified CC-1138 as a "Clone Tank Driver". It's possible that CC-1138 was first intended to command a HAVw A6 Juggernaut during the Order 66 sequence. During the shooting scripts, a HAVw A6 Juggernaut was meant to open fire under Yoda's command post on Kashyyyk.
While Bacara's appearance in the final cut is silent, there were two lines attributed to him in the illustrated screenplay. These were "Yes, sir" and "It will be done, My Lord", and the commander's actions were even slightly expanded too: he was to be given the command to execute the order by Darth Sidious via comlink and then snap the comlink close as he looked on the city's main plaza before killing Ki-Adi-Mundi.
- Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy – A Graphic Novel
- Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith (First appearance)
- Galaxy's Edge 2 (Appears in flashback(s))
- (First identified as Bacara)
- (First identified as CC-1138)
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Bacara (★★★★) (link))
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Ki-Adi-Mundi (★★★) (link))
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars Expert Guide
- Star Wars: Complete Locations
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Bacara (★★★★) (link))
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Ki-Adi-Mundi (★★★) (link))
- ↑ The Art of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith: Illustrated Screenplay