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"Green Scout to Watcher Base."
"Copy, this is Watcher Base, over."
"Contact the fleet at Bestine. Inform them we've engaged Grievous and require reinforcements."
"Right away, sir."
―Fil, to Niner — (audio) Listen (file info)[src]

"Niner" was a clone trooper who served in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. He utilized the callsign Watcher Base.


Mission to Vassek 3[]

"Niner" was the name adopted by a clone trooper[3] born on the planet Kamino,[1] who went on to serve as a member of Clone Commander Fil's squad during the mission to the moon Vassek 3. Niner, alongside fellow trooper Bel, were instructed to remain with the ship, while the rest of their comrades investigated the fortress of General Grievous.[3]

When instructed to contact the Republic Fleet at Bestine IV, Niner and Bel boarded the ship in order to send the transmission. Unbeknownst to them, their actions were being watched by a pair of IG-100 MagnaGuards, two of the General Grievous' personal guards. To make sure the Galactic Republic would not receive the transmission and send support, the MagnaGuards fired a single shot from a rocket launcher, destroying the ship and killing both Niner and Bel.[3]


By the end of the mission, Jedi Master Kit Fisto was the sole survivor, escaping the clutches of General Grievous. All of Fil's squad, however, had been killed in the fortress.[3]

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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 StarWars-DatabankII.png Clone Troopers in the Databank (backup link) states that clones were based on the genetic template of the human male Jango Fett and created on the planet Kamino. The entry also establishes that they stood at a height of 1.83 meters and had brown eyes with tan skin. Since "Lair of Grievous" portrays Niner as a clone trooper, this article assumes he shares all those characteristics.
  2. Helmet Collection logo small.png Star Wars Helmet Collection 30 (Highlights of the Saga: The Betrayal of Captain Argyus) dates the events of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "Cloak of Darkness" to 21 BBY and Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the episode "Blue Shadow Virus" to 21 BBY. As the episode "Lair of Grievous" takes place between the two episodes according to StarWars.com Star Wars: The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order on StarWars.com (backup link), Niner's death must take place in that year.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Lair of Grievous"
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