- ―Fives to Charger as he fell
"Charger" was the nickname of a clone trooper who served in the Grand Army of the Republic as part of the 501st Legion during the Clone Wars. He was part of a team sent on a mission to Lola Sayu to free Republic prisoners from The Citadel. As the team scaled a cliff to reach the facility, Charger's foothold crumbled underneath him as he neared their entry point, causing him to fall and die on an electromine.
Infiltrating the Citadel
Over one year into the Clone Wars, Jedi Master Even Piell was captured by the Separatists and imprisoned in the Citadel on Lola Sayu. Charger was one of the clones assigned to a rescue team under the command of generals Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker that would infiltrate the prison and save Master Piell.
The team was frozen in carbonite and had reprogrammed battle droids fly a shuttle to fool the enemy life form scanners and get the frozen team on Lola Sayu. Once there, the team was unfrozen and the mission started.
In order to get into the facility, the group had to free climb a wall covered with electromines to reach a small entrance platform. A droid patrol came to the platform and locked the door with a ray shield. Fortunately, Skywalker's Padawan Ahsoka Tano was able to crawl through a ventilation shaft and deactivate the shield. The team then climbed to the entrance platform. Charger was one of the last team members to reach it. Unfortunately, when fellow clone Fives tried to help him up, Charger stepped on a loose piece of stone that immediately broke off, causing Charger to lose his balance and fall straight into an electromine, killing him instantly. This alerted the entire facility and made it more difficult for the team to reach the prisoners.
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Notes and references
- According to Tarkin, the events of "The Citadel" occur a year after the battle on Murkhana, which itself took place nine months after the First Battle of Geonosis. As a result, "The Citadel" takes place one year and nine months into the Clone Wars. Additionally, Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of Ghosts of Mortis and "Water War" to 20 BBY. As "The Citadel" takes place between those two episodes according to , it must also be set in 20 BBY. As Charger's death occurs in "The Citadel," he must die during that time.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Citadel"