- "I am more than just a pilot!"
WAC-47 was a masculine-programmed DUM-series pit droid who served the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. He was a part of D-Squad along with several other droids on an important mission, serving under Colonel Meebur Gascon and piloting his ship.
WAC-47 was programmed as a pilot, but felt he was capable of more. He repeatedly referred to Gascon by the incorrect rank of Corporal, apparently as a part of a "program glitch." He did not get along well with Gascon at first, as he treated the droids as property, though they eventually came to understand and respect each other and WAC was promoted to Corporal by Gascon.
Biography[edit | edit source]
During the Clone Wars, WAC-47 served in the 91st Recon Corps, reporting to Clone trooper Commander Neyo. In 20 BBY, WAC was drafted into Colonel Meebur Gascon's D-Squad. WAC arrived late for Master Windu's briefing on their mission at the Jedi Temple. WAC assigned to pilot their shuttle. During the initial start of their mission, WAC piloted on a collision course to get the Providence-class dreadnought's attention. After boarding the dreadnought, WAC was able to distract the battle droids stationed at the dreadnoughts vault. After acquiring the Encryption module, WAC and the rest of the squad were then confronted by the dreadnought's super tactical droid, Aut-O. Together, they were able to put him out of commission and escape from the dreadnought.
Enroute to Coruscant, WAC and D-squad's shuttle ran into ice comet swarm. Despite the difficulty, WAC was able to get the shuttle out of hyperspace. Unfortunately, the shuttle crashed on Abafar. WAC attempted to take command of the squad, but the unit abandoned him and Gascon. Together, they then discovered a Void strider stampede and use it to reach Pons Ora and rejoin the squad.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
He is voiced by Ben Diskin.
A possible Easter Egg occurs once WAC receives his "promotion", as the WAC Corporal was a rocket used during the early days of the U.S Space Program.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Secret Weapons" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Sunny Day in the Void"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Missing in Action"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Point of No Return"
Sources[edit | edit source]
- (First identified as WAC-47)
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 12 (Databank A-Z: Cosians–Dagobah)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 21 (Databank A-Z: Greedo–Gundarks) (Picture only)
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded (Picture only)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 33 (Highlights of the Saga: The Unlikely Heroes)
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- Star Wars: Droidography
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition