- "Laying the foundation of our new empire is of the utmost importance."
Rampart was a human male who held the rank of Vice Admiral in the Galactic Empire shortly after its formation from the Galactic Republic. Eagerly taking on his role in the new Empire, Rampart oversaw the implementation of chain codes as well as the enlistment of soldiers for the Imperial Army as part of Project War-Mantle. Believing that the loyalty of recruits was more valuable to the Empire than the clone troopers formerly used by the Republic, Rampart had confidence in the success of his initiative.
At Tipoca City on Kamino, Rampart presented to Governor Wilhuff Tarkin the first Elite Squad, a squad of top soldiers. Following a test of the squad under their new commander, the clone trooper CT-9904, Tarkin placed the project in Rampart's hands.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Foundations of the Empire[edit | edit source]
- "The war is over. With peace comes opportunity and prosperity for all."
Following the end of the Clone Wars and the formation of the Galactic Empire from the Galactic Republic in 19 BBY, Rampart served as an officer in the new Empire, holding the rank of Vice Admiral. He assisted in the transition from Republic to Empire, wishing to strengthen the foundations of the newly-formed regime. Rampart was responsible for the implementation of chain codes, a form of identification for citizens of the Empire. He issued a holographic message regarding chain codes, informing citizens that they allowed for the exchange of now-invalid currency for Imperial credits.
Rampart also oversaw Project War-Mantle, an initiative to recruit conscripted soldiers into the Imperial Army to replace the clone troopers formerly used by the Republic. As part of the project, he assembled the first Elite Squad, consisting of four recruited Elite Squad Troopers. Rampart traveled to Tipoca City on the planet Kamino to showcase the squad to Governor Wilhuff Tarkin. Upon meeting with Tarkin, who was watching the enhanced Clone Commander CT-9904 "Crosshair" alongside the Kaminoan Nala Se, Rampart's superior complimented the success of his chain code implementation before asking of Project War Mantle's status. Rampart proceeded to inform Tarkin of the recruits' presence, and that the Elite Squad was to train under the command of Crosshair.
Project War-Mantle[edit | edit source]
- "With more time and training, our forces will be unlike anything the galaxy has seen."
"Then I leave this project in your capable hands, Admiral."
- ―Rampart and Wilhuff Tarkin
On their way to the hangar to meet the squad, Rampart asserted the need for more soldiers. Nala Se insisted that the Kaminoan cloning facilities were capable of producing effective clones, but Rampart believed that enlistment though choice would yield troopers with more loyalty to the Empire. When they arrived in the hangar, Rampart presented the Elite Squad, which he suggested could be trained by skilled clones. Shortly afterward, as Rampart and Tarkin watched the squad undergo a medical examination, Kaminoan Prime Minister Lama Su expressed doubt over recruits being able to match clone troopers in military proficiency. Rampart protested, asserting the value that he saw in the loyalty of willing recruits. To settle the debate, Tarkin proposed a test for the squad; the governor sent them and their Clone Commander to Onderon to eliminate a camp of insurgents led by Saw Gerrera.
When the squad's Nu-class attack/transport shuttle returned to Kamino in triumph, Vice Admiral Rampart and Governor Tarkin awaited them in the hangar. Tarkin noted that the squad had lost a trooper—ES-01 had been executed by Crosshair for refusing to kill citizens under Gerrera's protection on Onderon—but Crosshair reported that the camp had been dealt with, though Gerrera had left before they arrived. Tarkin was impressed, while Rampart saw the success as proof of the potential of his initiative. As a result, Tarkin left Rampart in charge of the project and departed from Kamino.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
- "Skills can be taught. The loyalty of those who willingly enlist is what I see tremendous value in."
Vice Admiral Rampart eagerly took on his role in the newly-formed Galactic Empire, which aimed to instill order in the galaxy. Rampart perceived the end of the Clone Wars and the formation of the Empire as a chance for peace, claiming it would bring with it opportunity and prosperity. He saw importance in laying a strong foundation for the new Empire and believed that an increase in soldiers was necessary to maintain order and permit a strong ruling government. As such, Rampart's efforts in Project War Mantle sought to produce loyal soldiers without the need for clones, and he was confident that his proposal would strengthen the future of the Empire. Rampart felt that the loyalty of those who willingly enlisted was more valuable than the training underwent by clone troopers, believing that with training, his forces would be unlike anything the galaxy had seen.
When his Elite Squad returned from its mission having lost one trooper, Rampart saw the loss as unfortunate, but was not concerned, claiming that soldiers knew the risks associated with battle. In his message regarding chain codes, Rampart asserted the generosity of the Empire in allowing citizens to exchange for Imperial credits. A human male, Rampart had brown hair, brown eyes, and light skin.
Equipment[edit | edit source]
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Vice Admiral Rampart was first unveiled for the series Star Wars: The Bad Batch on May 4, 2021, in a figure for Hasbro's Star Wars: The Black Series. He subsequently appeared via hologram in "Cut and Run," the second episode of the series, released on Disney+ on May 7, 2021, in which he was voiced by Noshir Dalal and identified in the credits.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Cut and Run" (First appearance) (Appears in hologram)
- Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Replacements"
- Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Cornered" (Appears in hologram)
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Notes and references[edit | edit source]
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- (First mentioned)