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"It was an honor to serve with you, Rex. It was an honor to fight with you for something that we chose to believe in."
―Gregor's final words[src]

Gregor, formerly designated CC-5576 (short for CC-5576-39), served as a clone trooper captain of Foxtrot Group, an elite clone commando squad of the Grand Army of the Republic, fighting the Clone Wars. During the Battle of Sarrish, he was forced to retreat into space. His transport ended up crash landing on Abafar. The crash caused him to suffer from amnesia, and he was rescued by a Sullustan named Borkus who took advantage of his condition to put him to work as a dishwasher in his business. Gregor regained his memories after Colonel Meebur Gascon and his unit identified him after their chance arrival in Pons Ora. He was thought to have been killed in an explosion trying to protect the colonel and his companions in a firefight against Separatist droids, but survived, although he suffered from brain damage, causing him to partially go insane.

After the Clone Wars ended, Gregor was sent by the new Galactic Empire to a secret facility on the planet Daro, where he and other clone commandos were tasked with training the "TK troopers" which were to replace the clones. Gregor quickly realized he wanted out and sent a distress signal to the clone deserter Rex, who was unable to come himself but sent the Bad Batch, another group of deserters, to rescue him.

Fifteen years after the end of the Clone Wars, Gregor was still alive and was living in a modified AT-TE on Seelos with Captain Rex and Commander Wolffe. In 0 BBY, Gregor participated in the Liberation of Lothal, where the Lothal resistance group and the Spectres drove the Galactic Empire off Lothal once and for all. During the conflict, Gregor was killed, passing away after telling Rex that it was an honor to serve with him and to fight for a cause the clones actually chose to believe in.

Biography[]

The Clone Wars[]

Lost and found[]

"You were a captain and part of an elite squad; a clone commando. The file says you were reported missing in action during the Battle of Sarrish."
―Colonel Meebur Gascon to CC-5576-39[src]

Gregor during his time on Abafar

Gregor was in command of Foxtrot Group, an elite squad of clone commandos. After covering the retreat of his allies,[7] Gregor was reported as missing in action after the Battle of Sarrish,[4] a battle that ended disastrously for the Republic,[4] and was considered to be dead.[1] However, he ended up in the town of Pons Ora on the planet Abafar with amnesia and was given a job working as a dishwasher at the Power Sliders diner by the Sullustan Borkus for nothing more than room and board. He worked at the diner for some time and, due to his amnesia, never realized who he was. Borkus claimed his armor, weapons, and other gear and kept it, never telling Gregor who he was.[4]

After Colonel Meebur Gascon and his team of droids crash-landed on Abafar as they attempted to return to Republic lines after a mission, they eventually made their way into the town. As Gascon attempted to find food, he ran into Gregor behind the diner. Gregor offered him food but was confused when Gascon attempted to tell him that he was a clone. Gascon began to think that Gregor was working undercover, and a disoriented Gregor left Gascon and later went home.[4]

Gregor begins to remember his past when greeted by a hologram of a fellow clone

Later, Gregor returned home from work and was greeted by a hologram of Clone Captain Rex. Shocked, Gregor listened as Gascon explained who he was. When R2-D2 scanned Gregor's arm to learn his designation, CC-5576-39, Gascon read through Gregor's report, which listed him as missing in action. Gregor began to remember who he was, recalling the wounded and dying clones from the battle. Gascon convinced Gregor to search for his gear and help them leave the planet and complete their mission.[4]

Explosive escape[]

"He's doing what a soldier does: sacrificing himself for the lives of others."
―Colonel Gascon to WAC-47[src]

Gregor and his new companions broke into the diner to search for Gregor's equipment, but Borkus arrived with Gregor's gear in a large crate. When Gregor angrily accused Borkus of lying to him, Borkus raised Gregor's blaster at him. Gregor attempted to reclaim it from him and clumsily lunged at him, still not functioning to his abilities as a clone commando. Borkus easily knocked him down, but was defeated by the droids of D-Squad. Gregor then donned his gear and prepared to help D-Squad storm the landing pad at the Separatist Rhydonium mining installation.[4]

Gregor sacrifices himself

Gregor began to fire on hordes of battle droids, clearing a path for his allies but leaving himself surrounded. As hostile forces closed in, Gregor yelled for Gascon and his forces to take off despite facing near-certain death. Gascon ruefully accepted his sacrifice and departed as Gregor promised that he would make his way home. Gregor seemingly sacrificed himself after shooting containers of rhydonium to destroy the droids that would have shot down Gascon's fleeing shuttle.[4] However, Gregor survived the explosion, eventually making his way back to the Republic and his comrades. He also befriended Captain Rex.[6]

Defection[]

"I got blown up once and survived. I can survive this."
―Gregor, to Hunter[src]

In 19 BBY,[8] the Clone Wars ended with the reorganization of the Galactic Republic into the Galactic Empire. The new government had plans to phase out the clones and create a new army composed of recruits.[9] As part of Project War-Mantle, a secret base was constructed on the Outer Rim planet Daro where the new "TK troopers" were to be trained. Fifty clone commandos, including Gregor, were dispatched to the base as trainers. However, Gregor quickly realized that he did not want to be a part of the new Empire. He escaped the base, but was hunted, only managing to plant a rescue beacon before being recaptured and imprisoned. The beacon sent a distress signal to Captain Rex,[6] who had also deserted from the military due to Order 66.[10] Unable to go himself, Rex asked the Bad Batch, a group of fellow deserters, to carry out the rescue.[6]

Gregor was in his cell on Cellblock 25 when he demanded that a TK trooper on guard duty be useful and bring him some food. The trooper retorted that he was a traitor, and Gregor snapped back that it was "Captain Traitor" as the trooper walked away, before muttering that the recruit was an "Insubordinate pleb." Shortly thereafter, the guards were knocked out and Hunter, Echo, and Tech of the Bad Batch approached Gregor's cell and opened it. Echo asked Gregor if he was CC-5576, and Gregor said it depended on who was asking. Tech said that Rex had sent them, and Gregor stood up and told them his name, saying they had to move out.[6] As Hunter, Echo, Tech and Gregor were making a swift escape from the base, Gregor took a hard blast to the chest by Scorch.

Helping the Spectres[]

"Will you look at the size of those things…"
―Gregor, on the AT-ATs[src]

Gregor, now a commander, survived the Clone Wars and at some point removed his behavioral modification biochip. In the years after the Galactic Empire's creation, Gregor was living with Captain Rex and Commander Wolffe, who had also removed their chips, in a modified AT-TE on the planet Seelos. Unfortunately, his brain took a hit and as a result, he suffered from episodes of mild insanity.[5]

Four years prior to the Battle of Yavin,[source?] the clones were approached by the crew of the Ghost, who were looking for information on abandoned military installations for the rebel network. When Kanan Jarrus identified them as clones, Wolffe, in turn, recognized him as a Jedi and let off a few shots. Gregor eagerly raised his rifle but Rex calmed the situation. When Ezra Bridger explained that they were sent by Ahsoka Tano, Rex welcomed them as friends. Later on, Gregor encouraged the Lasat Garazeb Orrelios to help the clones hunt for joopas. But he later reveals to Ezra that Zeb was in fact the bait, resulting in the Lasat being swallowed by the joopa, whom Gregor nicknamed Big Bongo. After managing to kill the joopa, Zeb was none too happy to learn that he was bait, but was calmed when Gregor pointed out that he helped catch Big Bongo.[5]

Gregor during his retirement on Seelos

While settling down for dinner, Sabine discovered that one of the clones, Wolffe, had contacted the Empire. While Gregor and Rex had grown to trust the Ghost crew, Wolffe wanted to protect his comrades from being persecuted by the Empire for harboring these rebels. When confronted, Wolffe admitted his wrongdoing and accepted Rex's reasoning that the rebels were their friends. After discovering and destroying an Imperial probe droid, the clones and rebels prepared for the impending Imperial assault.[5] While Kanan tried to convince the clones to come with them, Rex was adamant that he and his comrades would stay behind to hold the Imperials back while the rebels escaped.[11]

The rebels reluctantly departed on their auxiliary ship Phantom to rendezvous with the Ghost in space. Shortly later, a force of three AT-AT walkers led by the Imperial Security Bureau Agent Kallus, a perennial foe of the crew of the Ghost. While outnumbered and outgunned, Gregor and his companions faced off against the Imperials in their lone AT-TE walker. At Ezra's urging, the rebels returned to rescue the clones and succeeded in defeating the Imperial force, forcing Kallus and his men to flee into the desert.[11] After that, Gregor and his fellow clones saluted Kanan and his Padawan, and Rex agreed to join the Rebellion whilst Gregor and Wolffe stayed behind on Seelos, taking the remaining AT-AT walker for their new home.[12]

Helping Ezra[]

"Hey, Wolffe. Can you believe it?"
"What?"
"The wolves! You got your Wolfpack back!"
"Yeah. They fight just like the boys."
―Gregor and Wolffe witness the Loth-wolves attacking stormtroopers — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

Gregor and Wolffe watch as the Loth-wolves help route the Imperial forces.

In 0 BBY, Gregor and Wolffe were still living in the repurposed AT-AT walker, which had been christened Joopa Base. Gregor and Wollfe's modifications included a landing platform on top of their walker. Prior to the Liberation of Lothal, Hera along with Rex and the former ISB Agent Alexsandr Kallus traveled to Seelos to convince Gregor and Wolffe to help Ezra liberate his homeworld from the Empire. Gregor and Wolffe were joined by the Weequay pirate Hondo Ohnaka, the Ugnaught Melch, and the Mandalorian bounty hunter Ketsu Onyo.[13]

Despite the small chance of success, Gregor and the others agreed to help Ezra liberate Lothal. After traveling through the Imperial blockade, Gregor along with Rex, Wolffe, and Kallus helped the Spectres and Ryder Azadi's Lothal resistance group to defeat Governor Arihnda Pryce's forces at the Lothal cliff dwelling.[13]

Last stand on Lothal[]

"Ah, we did it, Gregor. We did it."
―Rex, to Gregor[src]

Following the capture of Governor Pryce, Gregor, Rex, and Wolffe took part in the assault on the "Dome," the Imperial headquarters on Lothal and a mobile Imperial Planetary Occupation Facility. For the operation, the rebels traveled in two captured patrol transports. Using an unwilling Pryce, the rebels gained landing rights for the executive landing pad at the Dome. After a brief battle, the rebels managed to capture the command center and initiate a faux Protocol 13, causing the entire Imperial garrison on Lothal to evacuate aboard the Dome.[14]

Gregor dying in Rex's arms

Before they could fire up the Dome's thrusters, Grand Admiral Thrawn returned aboard his Imperial Star Destroyer Chimaera and blocked their exit. Thrawn managed to force Ezra to meet him aboard the Chimaera by bombarding Lothal's Capital City. In Ezra's absence, the rebels embarked on Sabine's plan to recapture the power terminals powering up the Dome's deflector shield generator in order to protect Capital City from Imperial bombardment.[14]

Gregor along with Zeb and Kallus were assigned to Team B, which was tasked with recapturing and restarting the south tower's power terminal. Despite fierce resistance, Team B managed to reach the south tower. There, they were attacked by Thrawn's Noghri assassin Rukh and several death troopers. While Zeb fought Rukh, Gregor and Kallus dealt with the others. During the battle, Gregor was shot in the right side of the chest by an Imperial weapons technician. Despite being mortally wounded, Gregor hurled the Imperial into the depths of the reactor chamber. He then told Kallus to get the shields back up. After reuniting with Rex, who had helped restore the north tower's power terminal, Gregor told Rex it was an honor to serve alongside him, saying that he was grateful to have died fighting for something that he chose to believe in before passing away. Rex stayed by his side until the end before returning to the fight. The rebels went on to liberate Lothal from Imperial rule at the end after the purrgil attached themselves to Thrawn's Star Destroyers and dragged them into hyperspace.[14]

Personality and traits[]

"Hey newbie! How about you be useful? Get me some food!"
"Quiet, traitor!"
"That's Captain Traitor! Insubordinate pleb…"
―Gregor and an Imperial recruit[src]

Gregor was a formidable soldier

As a clone commando, Gregor was trained in combat and could operate a blaster. Despite suffering a brief spell of amnesia, Gregor was loyal to the Galactic Republic[4] and willing to put his life on the line for it. Since Gregor removed his control chip, he was unaffected by the transmission of Order 66. Due to the brain damage he had sustained during the Clone Wars, Gregor experienced occasional periods of insanity during the Age of the Empire.[5] When recruited by the Empire in training new recruits, Gregor was loyal to the Empire until he realized their ways was not what he signed up for and decided to defect from the Empire. Even when he was deemed a traitor by the Empire, Gregor openly remarked how proud he was for choosing to defect from the Empire.

Unlike Wolffe, Gregor, along with Rex, was not hostile towards Kanan Jarrus and his rebel cell, the Spectres. He befriended Ezra Bridger and particularly Garazeb Orrelios, and convinced the rebels to accompany him on a hunt for joopas in return for Rex supplying them with information on former Republic military installations.[5] Gregor and Wolffe were loyal to Rex and looked up to him as their leader, and they were willing to fight to the death in order to protect their new-found rebel friends from Imperial forces led by Agent Kallus. Gregor, Rex and Wolffe soon came to respect Kanan and Ezra after the rebels came to their aid and drove off Kallus' forces.[11]

While Gregor thought that Ezra's plan to liberate Lothal had a slim chance of success, his loyalty to Rex and Ezra led him to volunteer for the mission.[13] Gregor was a competent fighter and soldier who was able to fight as part of a team. Before he died during the liberation of Lothal, Gregor stated to Rex that it was an honor to fight with him, and for what they chose to believe in.[14]

Behind the scenes[]

Gregor first appeared in "Missing in Action," an episode of the fifth season of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series. A preview clip featuring Gregor was later shown at Celebration VI. He is voiced by Dee Bradley Baker. A trailer for the show's fifth season includes Aurebesh on Gregor's profile notes indicating that he went missing in action during the Battle of Sarrish.[15]

During the episode, a hologram showing Gregor's military records was displayed in Aurebesh after R2-D2 scanned his identifying code. As well as displaying Gregor's status as MIA during the Battle of Sarrish, it displayed "Sgt 1st Class," "212 Attack Battalion," and "Foxtrot Group," as well as Gregor's height and weight. The designation of Sgt 1st Class contradicts Colonel Gascon stating that Gregor was a captain, despite the fact that Gascon was going off of the hologram.[4]

The markings on Gregor's helmet were inspired by the hash-marks that Boston Bruins goaltender Gerry Cheevers stenciled on his mask to denote the stitches he would get had he not been wearing protective gear.[16]

Baker later reprised his role as Gregor in the second season of the Disney XD animated television series Star Wars Rebels; appearing in the episodes "The Lost Commanders" and "Relics of the Old Republic," which premiered on October 8, 2015 at the 2015 New York Comic Con. Three years later, Baker reprised his role as Gregor once more in the final Rebels episodes "A Fool's Hope" and "Family Reunion – and Farewell," which premiered on March 5, 2018 on Disney XD.

During development of the Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars – Battle Tales comic book series, Michael Moreci wanted to have Gregor make an appearance, but he was denied to do so.[17]

Appearances[]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Character Encyclopedia - Join the Battle!
  2. Star Wars Rebels: Visual Guide: Epic Battles
  3. According to The Star Wars Book, the Liberation of Lothal, the event Gregor died during, takes place in the same year as Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, but before the Battle of Yavin. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope to 0 BBY, meaning that Gregor died on Lothal in 0 BBY as well.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Missing in Action"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "The Lost Commanders"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 Star Wars Bad Batch.jpg Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "War-Mantle"
  7. Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Gregor (★★★★★))
  8. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  9. Star Wars Bad Batch.jpg Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Aftermath"
  10. TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Victory and Death"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "Relics of the Old Republic"
  12. StarWars.com Rebels Recon: Inside "Wings of the Master" on StarWars.com (backup link)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "A Fool's Hope"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "Family Reunion – and Farewell"
  15. StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 Trailer on StarWars.com (backup link)
  16. StarWars.com "Missing in Action" - The Clone Wars Episode Guide on StarWars.com (backup link)
  17. YouTube.png Why You Should Be Excited for The Clone Wars: Battle Tales - Interview with Writer Michael Moreci on the Star Wars Explained YouTube channel (backup link)
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