- "Perhaps the finest soldiers I've ever seen."
- ―Shaak Ti, on Domino Squad
Domino Squad was a military unit of clone trooper cadets stationed on the planet Kamino during the Clone Wars. The members of the squad, at first, proved unable to effectively work together as a team, but they ultimately passed their tests on Kamino and became full members of the Grand Army of the Republic.
After graduation, they were stationed at Rishi Station on the Rishi moon, a strategic point on route to Kamino. The majority of Domino Squad died during a Separatist attack on the base. The survivors CT-1409 and CT-5555 were subsequently absorbed into the 501st Legion.
History[edit | edit source]
Clone cadets[edit | edit source]
Members of Domino Squad were clones of the bounty hunter Jango Fett and born on Kamino. During the Clone Wars, the members of Domino Squad started their last practice tests in the Citadel Challenge under Master Chief Bric and bounty hunter El-Les. During their tests, the squad members were not able to work together as a team and resulted in their failure. During their final test, the squad failed when they left CT-00-2010 and were chastised by the ARC trooper, Clone Commander Colt, for their actions. Despite the setback, El-Les was able to convince Jedi General Shaak Ti to let the squad retake the final test. CT-782 tried to go awol, but was convinced to stay by malformed clone 99. Despite's Bric's attempt to sabotage the test, the squad were able to work together and win the Citadel Challenge. The squad graduated and shipped out to fight the Confederacy of Independent Systems Droid Army.
Legacy[edit | edit source]
After graduating[edit | edit source]
The members of the squad were assigned to the Rishi moon's outpost under the command of Sergeant O'Niner. Following a meteor shower, the listening post was taken over by a group of commando droids that had arrived to the surface in droch-class boarding ship believed to be meteorites. Several members of Domino squad were killed, but the remaining members were able to escape. The squad was able to warn Clone Commander Cody and Clone Captain Rex about the commando droids by using a droid attack flare. The squad met up with the two officers and were able to retake the base from the commando droids. Unfortunately, the droids had hot-wired the all clear signal and General Grievous dispatched reinforcements to secure the base. The squad and the two officers decided to destroy the base in order to warn the Republic about the planned attack on Kamino. The group used liquid tibanna as explosive to destroy the base. The officers and squad fought the droids before abandoning the base. Unfortunately for them the detonator would not link, and so Hevy chose to stay behind and sacrifice himself by detonating the gas to destroy the base to warn the Republic.
Echo and Fives, now the only remaining squad members, and Rex and Cody were picked up by the Republic after Grievous' fleet fell back. Echo and Fives were decorated by Jedi Generals Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. They joined the 501st.
During the second year of the Clone Wars, Echo and Fives were sent on a mission to Lola Sayu with Generals Kenobi and Skywalker, along with Rex and Cody, to rescue Master Even Piell who had been captured by Separatist forces. As they were commencing their escape from the planet with Master Piell, Echo was presumed killed while trying to board their ship when it was destroyed.
Echo and the Bad Batch[edit | edit source]
During the Outer Rim Sieges, in the third and final year of the clone wars, Echo was discovered to be alive on the planet Skako Minor by Captain Rex, General Skywalker, and Clone Force 99 aka The Bad Batch. Echo was rendered a cyborg after being experimented on and altered by the Techno Union, who hoped to use his memories of Republic strategies to help the Separatists win the Battle of Anaxes. After being rescued from Skako Minor, Echo was vital to the victory of the Republic forces on Anaxes, and was named Clone Corporal for his heroics. Now that he was a cyborg, and feeling at home with the irregular clones, Echo decided to join the Bad Batch and left Anaxes with them.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Clone Cadets"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rookies" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Distant Echo" (Mentioned only)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- (First identified as Domino Squad)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season Three
- (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 14 (Databank A-Z: Dengar–Domino Squad)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 16 (Databank A-Z: E-11 Blaster–Cornelius Evazan)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 18 (Databank A-Z: First Order–Fyrnocks)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 23 (Databank A-Z: Hassk Triplets–Holograms)
- (Indirect mention only)