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CX-425 was a member of the Galactic Empire who was situated on the moon of Yavin 4 during the time of the Galactic Civil War. Despite CX-425's allegiance to the Empire, the individual possessed an arsenal of Rebel weapons.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

CX-425 is listed as a non-player character in the 2004 Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed: Prima Official Game Guide.[1] The reference guide was created for the 2003 video game Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts, prior to its closure on December 15, 2011.[2][3] In the guide, CX-425 is listed a member of the Imperial faction located on Yavin 4. The guide also indicates that CX-425 possessed "Rebel weapons."[1]

Cut contentEdit

Despite being listed in the aforementioned reference guide, CX-425 is not definitively known to have appeared on the video game's live servers as a proper non-player character.[2] If CX-425 was ever included as an NPC, then the character was removed from the game before its existence could be properly documented. According to an archived 2003 Star Wars Galaxies forum thread, a user named AcowebaAbi indicates that CX-425 could be found at an Imperial base on Yavin 4.[4] In another archived 2003 thread, a user named RayBothan presumes a similar possibility.[5]

The game's directory tree files and source data also place CX-425 among the many NPCs who gave players simple kill, delivery, and escort quests. The files contain information for two of these quests, one of which would have required the player to destroy a "Medical Supply Depot" and another which would have required the player to destroy an alleged "Rebel Kliknik Lair." Each of these quests would have awarded the player 200 Imperial faction points. An emulated depiction pulled from this character's Interchange File Format also reveals what the character would have looked like if added to the game. Regardless, because of the ambiguity surrounding CX-425's inclusion to Star Wars Galaxies, this article assumes this particular content to be cut,[6] and that only the information contained in the Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed: Prima Official Game Guide is canon in the Star Wars Legends continuity.[1]

BiographyEdit

Medical Supply DepotEdit
"Medics at an independent supply depot were seen to issue supplies to a known Rebel. We want you to blow up the depot."
"Destroying a medical supply depot because it helped one Rebel? Isn't that overkill?"
"They're probably all Rebel sympathizers, so they deserve to die. Do you want the job or not?
"
―CX-425 and an Imperial soldier[src]
CX425

Sergeant CX-425, stationed at a small base near the Massassi Temple on Yavin 4

A Human male bearing the designation CX-425 served as a stormtrooper sergeant in the Galactic Empire's Stormtrooper Corps during the Galactic Civil War against the Alliance to Restore the Republic. By the time following the Battle of Yavin[6] in 0 BBY[7], CX-425 was stationed at a small Imperial outpost near the recently subjugated Massassi Temple on the jungle moon of Yavin 4. When medics at an independent supply depot were spotted issuing supplies to a known Rebel, CX-425 desired to see the depot destroyed in response to their treachery. In accomplishing this objective, the sergeant employed the services of an Imperial soldier. Although the soldier expressed their belief that destroying an entire medical supply depot for helping one Rebel was "overkill," the dutiful soldier nevertheless carried out the mission. In addition to a thug and two medics, the depot was indeed defended by individuals loyal to the Rebellion, including a sergeant major and an Alliance Recruitment Agent, all of whom were killed by the soldier dispatched by CX-425.[6]

Rebel Kliknik LairEdit
"We've located a Rebel transmission relay. Seems to be hidden in a lair of klikniks, some kind of native bugs. Destroy the lair and that should take out the transmitter."
"Why destroy a whole lair of innocent creatures instead of just the transmitter?"
"Saves time. Bugs are bugs. Do you want the job or not?
"
―CX-425 and an Imperial soldier[src]

CX-425 later learned of the location of a Rebel transmission relay hidden in a lair of klikniks,[6] a species of buglike insectoids native to the jungles of Yavin 4.[2] To take out the transmitter, CX-425 requested that the entire lair be destroyed by the Imperial soldier who had helped him previously. Once again, the soldier expressed at least some measure of hesitation. When asked why an entire lair of innocent creatures needed to be eradicated in order to destroy a single transmitter, the sergeant simply remarked that it would "save time," and that "bugs were bugs." This was apparently enough of an explanation to satisfy the soldier's sensibilities, who then went on to destroy the entire lair, guarded by a group of five thugs. All the thugs were killed, and when the soldier returned to CX-425 to report news of this success, the sergeant simply remarked "good job," and that he had no further duties for the soldier to carry out.[6]

Personality and traitsEdit

"Good job. That's all for now."
―CX-425 to an Imperial soldier, after they successfully attacked an alleged Rebel kliknik lair[src]

As a stormtrooper sergeant for the Galactic Empire, CX-425 exhibited ruthlessly unforgiving demeanor. When a medical supply depot was spotted giving supplies to a single Rebel, CX-425 assumed that everyone at the depot was a Rebel sympathizer, and therefore deserved to die. He also believed that anyone who did not have the stomach to destroy the depot, was not worthy of being called a soldier. CX-425 exhibited a similar ruthless, uncaring disposition when it came to destroying a hidden Rebel transmission relay. When he learned that the transmitter was hidden in a lair of klikniks, CX-425 requested that the entire lair be destroyed altogether. When asked by the soldier tasked with this responsibility why this was necessary, CX-425 simply remarked that it would save time. He also expressed something of a flippantly xenophobic attitude towards the creatures, claiming that "bugs were bugs." Whenever his missions were dutifully accomplished by the Imperial soldier, CX-425 would express a curt measure of gratitude. For instance, after successfully attacking the suspected Rebel kliknik lair, CX-425 told the soldier "good job."[6]

EquipmentEdit

As a member of the Imperial Stormtrooper Corps, CX-425 wore standard white-colored stormtrooper armor. His armor was also complimented by an orange pauldron.[6] Despite his allegiance to the Empire, CX-425 possessed an arsenal of weapons typical to those carried by members of the Rebel Alliance.[1] This included a collection of multiple types of blaster pistols and slugthrowers, including two versions of the DH-17 carbine, and a snub-nosed variant known as the DH-17 short carbine. Secondary weapons included the DH-17 blaster pistol, a DL-44 heavy blaster pistol, a Striker projectile pistol, and an SE-14 blaster pistol.[6]

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed: Prima Official Game Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 SWG logo sm Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
  3. IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT STAR WARS GALAXIES. Sony Online Entertainment (2011-06-24). Archived from the original on November 24, 2011. Retrieved on July 25, 2015.
  4. Partial list of quest npc :: Star Wars Galaxies Forums. (archived from original thread; username/password: swganh)
  5. Yavin 4: Unexplored? :: Star Wars Galaxies Forums. (archived from original thread; username/password: swganh)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 SWG logo sm Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided directory tree files and source data
  7. The New Essential Chronology