- "I'll keep them distracted until you get there, just don't take too long."
"Come on, when have I ever let you down?"
- ―Obi-Wan Kenobi and Cody
CC-2224, nicknamed "Cody," was a clone trooper officer who held the military rank of Marshal Commander in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. Additionally, he served as the commanding officer of the renowned 7th Sky Corps and personally led the 212th Attack Battalion. A natural and practical leader, Commander Cody was the second-in-command of Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi, to whom he was particularly loyal. A capable strategist and an exceptional soldier on the battlefield, his qualities earned him the respect of both his Jedi officer and his fellow clone troopers.
Bred from the template of the human bounty hunter Jango Fett, Cody was part of an army of genetically-identical clones that had been secretly engineered on the extragalactic planet Kamino during the final years of the Galactic Republic. Following the first battle of the Clone Wars in 22 BBY, Cody and his fellow clones deployed across the galaxy to defend the Republic against the secessionist Confederacy of Independent Systems. From the liberation of Christophsis to the second invasion of Geonosis. The battalion of Commander Cody and General Kenobi gained fame for engaging in full-frontal assaults as well as their usage of siege-breaking tactics during the early months of the conflict. They also often served alongside the elite 501st Legion; Commanded by Jedi General Anakin Skywalker, Kenobi's former Padawan, and Clone Captain CT-7567 "Rex," a friend of Cody.
In 19 BBY, the Jedi High Council assigned the 212th Attack Battalion, the task of ending the war by destroying General Grievous. Having tracked the Supreme Commander of the Separatist Droid Army to the planet Utapau with the help of Clone Intelligence, Cody and his troops engaged the battle droids while Kenobi confronted Grievous. In the midst of the Battle of Utapau, which continued to rage even after Grievous' demise, Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine instructed Cody to execute Order 66—a secret protocol calling for the destruction of the Jedi Order. Despite their friendship, mutual respect and camaraderie, Cody's loyalty to Kenobi was overridden by his programming as a clone. He, therefore, obeyed the chancellor and attempted to execute his former friend. However, Kenobi survived the attempt on his life and ultimately escaped into exile as one of the few surviving Jedi in the age of the Galactic Empire.
- "No, sir, I wasn't involved in the first assault on Geonosis."
"You didn't miss much. Last time, I was chained to a pole and attacked by several humongous monsters."
"That sounds entertaining."
"It was. For the Geonosians."
- ―Cody and Obi-Wan Kenobi
Like every other clone trooper, Cody was born and trained on the planet Kamino to serve as a soldier of the Galactic Republic. At the beginning of the war, Commander Cody was under the command of Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi and frequently fought alongside him, developing mutual trust and camaraderie as they fought alongside each other. He was also given command of the 212th Attack Battalion. Although Cody was not involved in the Battle of Geonosis, he took part in many other battles during the Clone Wars, including Tibrin, alongside Clone Captain Rex.
Battle of ChristophsisEdit
- "Skywalker should've attacked by now!"
"Don't worry! He knows the plan."
- ―Cody to General Kenobi
Cody was involved in the battle against a massive separatist invasion of the planet Christophsis and fought alongside Generals Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. During the campaign, they were able to root out a traitor among themselves; a Clone Sergeant by the name of Slick, who had divulged intelligence to Count Dooku's apprentice Asajj Ventress for freedom. While Anakin and Obi-Wan were fighting Ventress, Cody and Captain Rex successfully apprehended Slick after a difficult short chase, but not before he managed to sabotage numerous walkers, gunships and other weapons belonging to the Republic's weapons depot.
Sometime after this, Cody was joined on the front lines by Skywalker to defeat the first wave of droids, commanded by General Whorm Loathsom but eventually was forced to retreat when the Separatist tanks overwhelmed the republic artillery. Whorm was able to set up a deflector shield that protected his advancing forces from the Republic's heavy cannon fire. Skywalker and his newly arrived Padawan Ahsoka Tano, were tasked to take down the shield while Cody, Rex, Kenobi, and the clones were to hold off the enemy as long as they could. Kenobi allowed himself to be captured and distracted the Separatist general by discussing the surrender in a civilized manner. Whorm had enough of the playing and ordered Kenobi to surrender right before Skywalker and Tano took down the shield, allowing the Republic's cannons to tear Whorm's tanks apart. Whorm while distracted, was taken hostage by General Kenobi, ending the battle as a Republic victory.
Battle of TethEdit
After the Battle of Christophsis, Cody and the 212th Battalion accompanied General Kenobi during his meeting with Jabba the Hutt on Tatooine. He and his men were tasked to assist the 501st Legion, General Skywalker and his apprentice Ahsoka Tano, during their mission to rescue Jabba's son Rotta, who had been kidnapped and brought to a Separatist controlled prison on Teth.
Skirmish on Rishi moonEdit
- "Whoa! Rex! What the heck are you doing?"
"Relax. Just as I thought. Looks like one of those new commando droids."
- ―Cody being shocked by thinking Rex shot one of their fellow soldiers
When Cody and Rex were dispatched to inspect the Rishi moon station, they were welcomed by what appeared to be a clone trooper, who was in-secret, a disguised commando droid. It tried to get rid of the two by attempting to fool them, explaining that the base was in good shape; Rex and Cody still weren't convinced. Rex concluded it was a droid due to the droid answering a command with 'Roger, Roger' and a droid attack flare was fired by the surviving base guards, Hevy, Echo and Fives. Rex immediately shot the disguised BX droid, shocking Cody. They were caught in an ambush set up by the droids in case the disguised droid failed to send both away, and the droids proceeded to throw thermal detonators towards the clones. The explosion destroyed their shuttle, but the clones were able to survive by hanging from cables and landing safely on the ground. Later they met the survivors and encountered a Rishi eel that earlier ate Cutup, one of the survivors, Rex shot the beast in the eye, effectively killing it. Then proceeded to use its blue blood to place his hand-print onto Echo's "shiny" armor. The group managed to take back the station and discovered the droids had hard-wired an "all-clear" signal to the unsuspecting Republic Navy, that would allow General Grievous to attack Kamino and stop the clones' production once and for all. As the clones attempted to disable the signal, droid reinforcements arrived and discovered the clones had survived and retaken the station. The outnumbered clones tried to deactivate the all-clear signal by destroying the station with tibanna liquid and explosives set off by remote detonation, but the detonator jammed. Heavy chose to remain and activate it manually. Heavy continued to hold off incoming droids for as long as he could, eventually getting shot in the back. Before he could've been killed by the droid forces, he manually detonated the explosives. The all-clear signal ceased to broadcast, thereby alerting the Republic fleet of Grievous' presence near Kamino. For this act, Rex accepted the last two survivors into the 501st Legion.
Battle of RylothEdit
- "It's not going to be easy getting to those guns, sir."
"There is always a way, Wooley."
- ―Wooley and Commander Cody
Later in the war, Cody and the Ghost Company, were sent to Ryloth to free the Twi'leks from the Techno Union leader and Separatist Council member, Wat Tambor. When General Skywalker and his apprentice Commander Tano were able to destroy the blockade surrounding the planet, Cody along with Jedi generals, Obi-Wan and Mace Windu; were able to make an almost safe landing onto the planet. However, they were attacked by anti air guns which Windu tasked General Kenobi and Ghost Company with destroying.
After landing outside of Nabat, Cody and his troops then took down the droids' defense. Cody then took Wooley, Waxer, and Boil to scout ahead. While Waxer and Boil went off on their own, Cody and Wooley found the cannons and witnessed the droids using Nabat's survivors as a living shield. After General Kenobi spoke with Windu, Cody signaled Waxer and Boil to return.
First Battle of FeluciaEdit
Cody fought at Felucia alongside Rex, General Kenobi, General Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano and their troops. However, they were forced to retreat when the Confederate forces began to surround and overwhelm them. They were able to leave Felucia using General Plo Koon's gunships. Cody accompanied Generals Windu and Kenobi with bounty hunter Cad Bane in custody to his station to retrieve the Holocron and the Kyber memory crystal. Unfortunately, Bane escaped, but Cody was able to get their ship away from the station before it blew up.
Second Battle of GeonosisEdit
Cody participated in retaking Geonosis. He and his forces landed at Point Rain to set up the rendezvous point for Generals Skywalker's and Mundi's forces. When General Kenobi's gunship was shot down, Cody sent Waxer and Boil to rescue Kenobi and Trapper from the wreckage. Cody and his men held out against the Geonosians and their AATs until Skywalker called in an airstrike. Cody, the Jedi and their clone commanders then planned the attack on the ray shield fortress. Cody and Kenobi brought up the AT-TEs and destroyed the generator after Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano disabled the proton cannons. Cody and one of his squads accompanied Kenobi and Skywalker as they investigated the disappearance of the General, Luminara Unduli.
Battle of SaleucamiEdit
When Jedi General Eeth Koth was captured by General Grievous, Cody accompanied General Kenobi aboard his Jedi light cruiser after learning that Grievous was in the Saleucami system. There, they attacked Grievous' fleet. Once there, their ship was seized by Grievous' destroyer's tractor beam. Cody and his men stood their ground when Grievous, his Magna Guards, and BX commando droids boarded the ship. Cody and his men attempted to halt Grievous' escape of the ship, but failed in doing so. Cody and Kenobi followed Grievous into the docking tube as their ship was being destroyed. Cody and Kenobi then met up with Gallia. However, they could not continue their attempt and were forced to leave the destroyer.
Skirmish aboard the CoronetEdit
Cody along with Skywalker, Rex, and their troops then accompanied General Kenobi as he continued to protect Mandalore's Duchess Satine Kryze and her entourage during their trip to Coruscant from Death Watch aboard the Coronet. Cody, Rex, and their men checked the cargo hold for anything dangerous. They then found R2 spooked by something and contacted Skywalker. Cody, Rex, and Skywalker then opened the container. Cody, Rex, and their men then went to Skywalker's aid when he was attacked by a Assassin probe.
They were able to stop, but one got past them and went into the lift. Cody and the others then came under attack by smaller probe killers, which they were able to destroy. They then questioned the protocol droid in charge of the cargo, who confirmed that one of the senators was a traitor. They then continued their search for more of the probes. When Cody and Rex were under attack by one of the droids, it was dispatched by R2-D2. Cody and Rex then assisted Skywalker in destroying the last of the probe droids. Later, Cody, Rex, Skywalker and the rest of the clones assisted the royal guards in repelling the super battle droids boarding the Coronet. During the skirmish, Skywalker managed to kill the traitor, now revealed to be Tal Merrik, before he destroyed the ship. Cody, Rex, and the royal guards were able to destroy the droids, and Rex subsequently reported their success to Skywalker.
Battle of Tipoca CityEdit
Later in the war, the Republic intercepted a coded hologram of Ventress and General Grievous planning an attack on Tipoca City. Cody and Rex along with Generals Kenobi, Skywalker and the 501st Legion were sent to reinforce General Shaak Ti's forces on Kamino. When General Grievous' droid fleet arrived, Cody was overseeing the battle along with Masters Ti and Kenobi, Prime Minister Lama Su and other clone officers, but later joined Rex, Echo, Fives and clone 99 when Ventress' aqua droids carried by Tridents had attacked Tipoca City from underwater. Cody later helped the other clones along with cadets to set up an ambush for Grievous and his droids that were clearing out the barracks, while Kenobi engaged Grievous in a short duel. While the clones were battling the incoming droids, 99 tried to run back to the armory to resupply the clones whom Cody ordered him to stop, but due to his slowness was ultimately shot in the back. Following the separatist defeat, in addition to Grievous and Ventress fleeing the system, the loss of 99 was mourned and he was acknowledged by his comrades as a true soldier. Later, Fives and Echo were promoted to ARC troopers.
Battle of Lola SayuEdit
Cody was then part Skywalker's and Kenobi's assault team assigned to infiltrate the Citadel on Lola Sayu to rescue Master Even Piell before the Confederacy got information about the Nexus Route. Thus, he and the others were put into carbonite to avoid the sensors.
Battles of Umbara and KirosEdit
Cody then went with Kenobi to Kiros. There he received a message from Confederate commander, Darts D'Nar to discuss terms of surrender. Cody, Skywalker, and Tano then listened in on Kenobi's negotiations with D'Nar, claiming he planted bombs all over the city. After D'Nar detonated one of the bombs, Cody and R2 guided Skywalker and Tano to the locations of the bombs. They were successful in disarming the bombs.
Rescue on FlorrumEdit
When Tano was kidnapped from her group of Jedi younglings aboard the Crucible, Cody went with Kenobi to pick up the younglings and rescue Tano from Captain Ohnaka's gang of pirates. However, they then came under attack by a Confederate fleet under General Grievous. When Grievous's forces took control of the Negotiator, Cody and Kenobi activated the self-destruct and fled with what remained of their forces to the escape pods.
Cody, Kenobi, and their men then met up Tano and the younglings after they escaped with Ohnaka from Grievous. Cody then attended the Republic strategy conference at the Valor space station in the Carida system.
Mission to BrayEdit
- "These Brayans seem a nervous bunch, General."
- ―Cody, to Obi-Wan Kenobi
Battle for AnaxesEdit
Cody later fought alongside Rex and under Generals Skywalker and Mace Windu during Admiral Trench's campaign to take Anaxes's shipyards. However, after weeks of heated fighting, the Republic's grip on the planet began to falter. During this crisis, Cody was supportive of Rex's theory that the Separatist Droid Army had learned the Clone Captain's personal strategy. Rex shared this theory with Windu and Skywalker, and Cody noted his concern: with Rex being one of their best, the droids knowing how to defeat the Captain might make the rest of them vulnerable. Cody proposed that he and Rex take a small squad into Separatist lines to reach the Cyber Center, knowing that it relayed all battlefield intelligence to the Separatist command ship. Cody believed that any information they needed to find would be at the center.
After Windu approved the mission, Cody met with Rex inside the barracks to inform the Captain that they needed to go. Inside, however, Rex was looking at a picture of the two of them with ARC troopers Echo, who was believed to have been killed at the Citadel, and Fives, who had died on Level 1325 of Coruscant. Rex reflected on how many clones had been killed, and Cody noted that regular people did not understand and how it could be hard to be a survivor. This, however, was what Rex's concern was, as he admitted to Cody that he believed Echo had survived. While Cody felt it was impossible, Rex noted the strategies used by the Separatists and himself were old plans created by himself and Echo. Cody understood what the Captain was saying, but the Clone Commander reaffirmed that it was not possible, ultimately telling his fellow officer that it was unlikely, probably misplaced hope, and that he needed him to be focused.
Rex claimed he knew and told Cody not to worry before asking what squad they would be taking. Cody responded that they were bringing Clone Force 99. After the squad's ship, Havoc Marauder, landed, Cody explained to Rex that the squad was an experimental force with desirable genetic mutations. Once their operation began, however, Cody was injured in their gunship's crash and was left behind with Kix.
Working with the Dark DiscipleEdit
- Kenobi: "Can you give chase?"
- Cody: "Sorry, sir, that's a negative, my leg's been snapped like a twig."
- Anakin Skywalker: "We'll get you patched up, Cody, don't you worry. Those slippery, slimy…"
- ―Commander Cody was the sole survivor of Vos and Dooku's escape from the Vigilance[src]
Towards the end of the Clone Wars, Commander Cody took part in a mission to raid a Separatist supply storage base that contained medications, arms, ship repair parts, and foodstuffs. For this mission, Commander Cody worked with the Jedi Kenobi, Anakin, Desh, and Quinlan Vos. Unknown to Cody and his colleagues, Vos had turned to the dark side and was secretly working with Count Dooku to sabotage the Republic's war effort. Upon arriving, Vos quickly "discovered" that the retreating Separatist forces had planted bombs throughout the entire asteroid. Cody and his colleagues managed to evacuate the asteroid but were unable to extract the supplies, which were destroyed with the asteroid.
Later, Commander Cody took part in another joint Jedi-Republic operation to destroy a Separatist listening post on Vanqor. Under General Kenobi's orders, Cody divided his squadron into teams and sent them to scout the facility. Upon arriving there, Cody and his Clone and Jedi comrades discovered that the listening post had already been abandoned. As a result of this incident, the Jedi High Council came to suspect that Master Vos was a traitor. To test his loyalty to the Jedi and the Republic, they sent Vos on a mission to kill Count Dooku.
Vos managed to infiltrate Dooku's dreadnought in space but failed to kill the Count. He wanted Dooku to lead him to his mysterious master Darth Sidious and then kill the two Sith Lords. However, Master Kenobi and the Jedi Knight Anakin had tailed him there and arrested both Vos and Dooku. Master Kenobi then contacted Cody and Desh, who were aboard the Venator-class Star Destroyer Vigilance and informed them that they were bringing back Vos and Dooku as prisoners. When Desh asked the Clone Commander how many troops they should bring to the hangar, Cody joked about sending two hundred men.
Instead, Cody handpicked two dozen of his best Clone troopers to meet the prisoners once they had landed on the brig. As a precaution, Cody also stationed clones every couple of meters between the hangar bay and the brig. Cody was also accompanied by Desh and another Jedi Knight named Kav Bayons. Despite being outnumbered, Quinlan managed to turn the table on his captors by tricking Desh into approaching him and then stealing his lightsaber. Vos then used the lightsaber to free Dooku's bonds. After seizing Bayon's lightsaber, Dooku cut down one Clone escort and then "Force-threw" Cody down the corridor. After killing both Desh, Bayons, and all the other Clone troopers, Vos and Dooku escaped the Vigilance on Asajj Ventress' ship Banshee. Cody survived the fight but sustained a broken leg. While Anakin and Obi-Wan pursued the fugitives on Christophsis, Cody stayed behind to recover aboard the Vigilance.
End of the warEdit
- "Commander Cody, the time has come. Execute Order 66."
"Yes, my lord."
- ―Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to Cody
Following the Battle of Coruscant, General Grievous's position was discovered on the planet Utapau. Kenobi spoke with Cody before the encounter, and the Jedi General went to the planet before the 212th arrived. On the planet, Kenobi dueled Grievous as the battalion arrived and attacked Grievous's droid forces. Kenobi dropped his lightsaber, which was found by Cody, but this didn't stop Kenobi from finally killing the dreaded cyborg general. After the death of Grievous, Cody returned Obi-Wan's lightsaber to him, and the two prepared to finish the battle.
After this, however, Cody received Order 66 from Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, secretly Darth Sidious. Regardless of having served under General Kenobi and having been friends with the man for three years, Cody's loyalty was abolished by his bio-chip. The order triggered the clone protocol within his genetically implanted bio-chip, and Cody immediately turned against Kenobi, ordering his forces to fire on the Jedi Master, blasting him with a shot from an All Terrain Tactical Enforcer. Kenobi survived, however, becoming one of the few Jedi to escape the destruction of the Jedi Order.
Upon seeing the face of a clone, Skywalker, now known as the Sith Lord Darth Vader, remembered Cody, Rex, Fives, and Echo. Each name was a trigger for a memory, and Vader saw each clone as a ghost from his past.
During the Clone Wars, Cody used a set of Phase I clone trooper armor, which featured a visor, an antenna on his helmet, and an antenna on his shoulder, a small light, and orange stripes, which was a color used by many of the other members of the 212th. He had lamps on his helmet at Geonosis. Later, when Phase II clone trooper armor was created Cody wore a similar set but had a few changes. The changes were; two gray stripes coming down the sides of the top of his helmet, a small tool attached to the upper arm piece, one antenna on the shoulder pads with one on the back of his helmet, and a smaller, oval-shaped jetpack. This also featured a visor and orange markings.
Skills and abilitiesEdit
Commander Cody was a competent and adept field commander. His knowledge and skill on the battlefield even earned him the rank of Marshal Commander. Cody displayed impressive close combat and hand-to-hand combat skills as well, as shown when he was able to get the upper hand against Sergeant Slick, and against the droid forces on Christophsis. The Commander was was also proficient with blasters. He was able to accurately hit a fuel tank that was launched from Obi-Wan, and was able to destroy many battle droids throughout the Clone Wars.
As Commander Cody was also an experienced commander, as he was able to formulate plans and execute them effectively. Before the Second Battle of Geonosis, he informed the Jedi Generals of the plan that would eventually lead to victory.
Behind the scenesEdit
Commander Cody made his first canonical appearance in the 2005 film Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, where he was played by Temuera Morrison, who played all of the other clone troopers in the movie. Cody was named as a tribute to the film serial character Commando Cody, also known as the Rocket Man.
Cody was later voiced by Dee Bradley Baker in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which ran from 2008 to 2013. In "The Hidden Enemy", the sixteenth episode of The Clone Wars first season, Cody was mistakenly referred to as a captain by Kenobi, due to a script change in which Kenobi was originally talking to Rex.
While developing Star Wars Rebels, the writers considered the possibility of bringing back Cody. At Dragon Con 2018, Henry Gilroy stated there was an idea where Grand Admiral Thrawn realized that the Spectres were working with clones, leading him to do research and bring someone in to assist with the problem, and Cody could have been that person.
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