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"Live to fight another day, boys. Live to fight another day."
―Hardcase's last words during the Battle of Umbara[src]

"Hardcase" was the nickname of a Galactic Republic clone trooper during the Clone Wars that served under Clone Captain CT-7567 "Rex" in the 501st Legion. He sacrificed himself during the Battle of Umbara.


"My commander on Kamino said my growth acceleration chamber had a leak. Made me hyper-active, I guess."

Hardcase was a clone of the bounty hunter Jango Fett.[1] According to Hardcase and his commander on Kamino, his growth acceleration chamber had a leak in it, which resulted in Hardcase developing a hyper-active attitude.[6] Hardcase eventually became a soldier in the Grand Army of the Galactic Republic's 501st Legion.[5]

Battle of MimbanEdit

Hardcase fought during the Battle of Mimban lead by Jedi General Laan Tik. During the battle, Tik was killed by a blaster bolt. Jar Jar Binks was then made leader of the Republic's forces.[7]

Battle of SaleucamiEdit

"Those two snipers might have called for backup. Unless we want to get picked off one-by-one, we should find better cover first."
Hardcase, to Jesse & Kix[src]
Jesse Hardcase Kix

Jesse, Hardcase, and Kix on Saleucami

In 21 BBY, General Grievous captured Jedi Master Eeth Koth. Koth was freed and Grievous was stranded on the nearby planet Saleucami. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi led clone troopers of the 501st and 212th Attack Battalion to find and capture Grievous. During the mission, Hardcase rode a BARC speeder with fellow 501st troopers Captain Rex, Kix, and Jesse. Rex was injured by a droid and Hardcase and the others decided to drop him off at a farm while they continued their mission.[4]

Battle of UmbaraEdit

Tup: "It's just a vine. Keep moving, Hardcase!"
Hardcase: "Yeah… I got it all under control."
―Hardcase & Tup[src]

Hardcase's last moments

In 20 BBY,[2] Hardcase and the 501st were deployed to fight in the Battle of Umbara under Jedi General Anakin Skywalker. While Skywalker led the initial assault, he was called back to Coruscant and replaced by Pong Krell. When the majority of the troopers believed that Krell was out of control, Hardcase accompanied two other troopers in an attempt to destroy a droid supply ship. When Fives, Jesse, and Hardcase disobeyed orders and participated in the rogue operation, he sacrificed his life to destroy the supply ship.[3]



Hardcase using his Z-6 rotary blaster cannon

Like the rest of the 501st Legion, Hardcase wore Phase II clone trooper armor with blue markings. His weapon of choice was a powerful, rapid-fire z-6 rotary blaster cannon.[5]

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