- "Can you stop being droid bait out there?!"
- ―Hevy during training.
CT-00-2010, nicknamed "Droidbait," was a clone trooper who served in the Clone Wars for the Galactic Republic who was part of the Domino Squad. While training as a clone cadet, he earned the nickname "Droidbait" for his tendency to be shot first during practice. After graduating with Domino Squad, he was stationed on a remote listening post on the Rishi moon, where he was killed by Confederate commando droids as the station came under attack.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Clone cadet on Kamino[edit | edit source]
- "I'm gonna draw their fire. You guys blast them!"
- ―Droidbait to Domino Squad.
In 22 BBY, CT-00-2010, nicknamed "Droidbait," was one of the many clones of Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett. During training exercises with Domino Squad as a clone cadet, Droidbait would ultimately end up following CT-782, despite the warnings of Echo. During the squad's final exam, he was shot and split his shoulder. CT-4040 was the only one to stop and help him, and the squad failed for leaving a man behind.
Once he was put in the medical bay on a gurney, the Arconan bounty hunter El-Les tended to his wound. As he did so, Droidbait said he felt like it was his fault his team failed, and that he felt like he was always acting as "droid bait." El-Les said that it was not his fault, and that Jedi Master Shaak Ti would let him and the rest of his squad redo the final exam the next day.
Droidbait and his fellow squad members passed the cadet final exam on the next try by succeeding without their ascension cables. Droidbait played a key role by drawing turret fire away from his squad.
Service on the Rishi moon[edit | edit source]
- "You two. Go find him."
- ―O'Niner, ordering Nub and Droidbait to find trooper CT-327
Domino Squad shipped out a day later and was stationed on a remote listening post on the Rishi moon that warned Kamino of any attacks. Under the command of Clone Sergeant O'Niner, Droidbait and the other rookie troopers monitored nearby star systems and were tasked with warning the Republic of any Confederate attacks. Unbeknownst to the clone troopers, the Confederate General Grievous planned to attack Kamino.
Knowing that the clones at Rishi Station would detect the attack, Grievous deployed several commando droids to capture the Rishi listening post. Inside the station, O'Niner lost contact with deck officer CT-327, who was patrolling outside the listening post. Unaware that the commando droids had killed CT-327, O'Niner ordered Droidbait and Nub to find the missing trooper. However, after the two clones opened the listening post's blast door entrance, the commando droids revealed themselves and attacked Droidbait and Nub, killing them offscreen. The commando droids gained control of the facility, although the surviving members of Domino Squad retook the base with the help of Clone Commander Cody and Clone Captain Rex.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
"Droidbait" first appeared in "Rookies," the fifth episode of the first season of the the Clone Wars TV series. He also appeared in the first episode of the third season, titled "Clone Cadets," which chronologically took place before "Rookies." In the episodes, he was voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, who voices most of the clone troopers through the series.
Droidbait received the clone designation number "CT-00-2010" in the accompanying episode guide for "Clone Cadets" on StarWars.com, which was published in September 2010. However, Droidbait later received the designation "CT-28-631" in the short novel The Clone Wars: Defenders of the Republic, released on October 7, 2010.
The code "DROIDBAIT" can be acquired at the end of the game "Clone sharpshooter" on StarWars.com if the player reaches a certain high score. If the player then enters the code in the game "LiveFire," which can also be played on starwars.com, the player becomes a commander, upgrading their blaster shot and grenade toss accuracy from 15 out of 100% to 80 out of 100%. The player will also be followed by four clone troopers in the game, who help the player but die much more easily.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Clone Cadets"
- The Clone Wars: Defenders of the Republic (First identified as CT-28-631)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies" (First appearance)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- (First identified as CT-00-2010)
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Episode Guide