- "What's your name, trooper?"
"Sister. It's how my brothers tell everyone I belong."
"Belonging is important."
- ―Anakin Skywalker and Sister
"Sister" was the nickname of a trans female clone trooper who served in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. In 22 BBY, she participated in a battle alongside High Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi, Clone Marshal Commander CC-2224 "Cody," and Jedi Commander Anakin Skywalker as part of the 7th Sky Corps. After the battle, Sister and Skywalker discussed how she had received her name from her brother troopers in affirmation of her gender identity. The same year, Sister was sent on an aid mission to the planet Langston alongside Skywalker.
- "I was afraid, before I left Kamino. We don't really know what happens to unusual clones. But my brothers never let me doubt. I wasn't sure if the Jedi would understand."
"The Jedi are all about transcending things. I don't think we can complain if you've transcended gender."
"Transcended gender. We'll work on it, but I like where it's heading."
- ―Sister and Anakin Skywalker
A trans female clone trooper nicknamed "Sister" was created on the planet Kamino as a clone of the human male bounty hunter Jango Fett. She served in the Grand Army of the Republic by the start of the Clone Wars—a galaxy-wide conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. Prior to leaving Kamino, she was given the nickname Sister by her brothers, who wished for her to feel a firm sense of belonging and support of her gender identity from them. Although Sister was initially scared of not being welcomed by her Jedi commanding officers due to her gender—which differed from many of her brother troopers—she proved able to work well with her superiors once the Clone Wars began.
In 22 BBY, Sister participated in a battle on a rocky planet while serving under High Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi, Clone Marshal Commander CC-2224 "Cody," and Jedi Commander Anakin Skywalker as part of the 7th Sky Corps. Saddened by the deaths resulting from the battle, Sister arranged the helmets of her fallen brothers beneath a tree as a memorial. When asked by Skywalker, she explained the origins of her name and the heavy support of her gender identity among her brothers. Intrigued, the Padawan told her about the Jedi belief of rising above things, comparing it to Sister transcending the concepts of gender that she felt existed among clones. As both walked towards Kenobi's location for a rendezvous, she agreed with the sentiment of his statement.
The same year, Sister was sent on an aid mission to the mining planet Langston alongside Skywalker and the Republic's 302nd Battalion. Now in charge of a transport, she and other troopers waited in a launch bay while waiting for further instructions. When the Jedi signaled to her, Sister informed him that his ship was ready for departure while gesturing to the troopers awaiting his command. As Skywalker and the Jedi Initiate Mill Alibeth moved to board the vessel, Sister saluted the pair.
Personality and traits
- "We leave our brothers' helmets where they fall."
- ―Sister to Anakin Skywalker
As a cloned individual, Sister was 1.83 meters tall and had tan skin. She had long, dark hair that she kept styled in rows of tightly woven braids. By the time she served under Kenobi, Sister considered herself a loyal Republic trooper. She grieved her brothers when they fell in battle, opting to arrange their helmets in a respectful way as a monument to remember them. Although she was initially nervous about embracing her femininity in front of her commanding officers, Sister gained confidence in her gender identity through the support of her brothers and later from the acceptance of the Jedi she served under.
Behind the scenes
- "Sister doesn't have a huge part in the book, so we didn't want to use her existence as promo. I made her to be shared, not just with readers, but with other SW writers as well."
- ―Author E. K. Johnston, on Sister
Sister appeared in Queen's Hope, a young-adult novel written by E. K. Johnston and published on April 5 2022. On March 8, 2022, Johnston shared a drawing of Clone Commander "Sticks" to announce the beginning of an art contest she was hosting on Twitter. Following this, the author revealed her design for Sister in a reply to Sticks' artwork and included an art commission of her done by Uzuri Art. In the image, Sister is depicted with Phase II clone trooper armor that is painted light blue and pink in the shades of the transgender flag. The commission also showed Sister with braided dark brown hair—parts of which were dyed pink—and a DC-15A blaster rifle. Johnston remarked that Sister was created to be shared with readers and other Star Wars writers but that due to her limited role in Queen's Hope, she would not be used in the novel's promotional materials. Mike Chen's novel Brotherhood, published on May 10, 2022, portrays Sister with the braided hairstyle and blue and magenta helmet first depicted in her commission artwork.
Notes and references
- Queen's Hope
- clone troopers — Based on corresponding biographical and physical details for all
- Queen's Hope depicts Sister serving as part of General Obi-Wan Kenobi's clone trooper forces, which Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition establishes are the 7th Sky Corps.
- The events of Queen's Hope, including Sister's appearance, occur after start of the Clone Wars and prior to the Battle of Christophsis—events both placed to 22 BBY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas. Therefore, the novel must also take place during that year.
- "Obi-Wan Kenobi" – Star Wars Encyclopedia