- "Do you think we've got a chance, General?"
"I don't believe in chance, Commander. I know if we work together, we will stay alive, and someone will find us."
- ―Wolffe and Plo Koon
Wolffe, designation CC-3636, was a veteran Clone Commander in the Grand Army of the Republic who served with Jedi General Plo Koon during the Clone Wars. The leader of the 104th Battalion's famed Wolfpack squad, Commander Wolffe proved to be tireless in his efforts against the Confederacy of Independent Systems, displaying an affinity for strategy. On his first mission with Koon, Wolffe served on board the Jedi Master's flagship, the Triumphant, when Koon led a task force to eliminate the Separatist warship Malevolence. While confronting the Malevolence in the Abregado system, all the troopers from the Wolfpack who were on board the ship were eliminated, save for Koon, Wolffe, and troopers Sinker and Boost. The four were rescued by Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, and Wolffe had his unit adopt new clone trooper armor in honor of his fallen comrades. Refusing to let the loss of the Wolfpack deter him from his service, he inspired loyalty amongst his men.
During the Battle of Khorm, Wolffe lost his right eye in a fight with the Sith apprentice Asajj Ventress. Although scarred and forced to wear a cybernetic eye replacement, Wolffe continued his military service to the Republic, undertaking several key rescue missions with Koon to Felucia, Vanqor, and Lola Sayu. He personally oversaw a supply mission to the groundquake-devastated planet Aleen, assisted in liberating Togruta slaves from the Zygerrian Slave Empire on Kadavo, and took part in a mission that recovered the lightsaber of the late Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas.
Fifteen years after the end of the Clone Wars, Wolffe was still alive and was living in a modified AT-TE on Seelos with Captain Rex and Clone commando Gregor. Wolffe initially distrusted the Spectres, which included the Jedi Purge survivor Kanan Jarrus among their number. Believing that the rebels were a threat, Wolffe sent a transmission that was picked up by the Imperial Agent Kallus. However, Wolffe came to see reason when Rex spoke up for the rebels and told him they were not a threat. Under Rex's command, Wolffe and Gregor held back Kallus's AT-AT walkers so that the rebels could escape. Following the battle, he and Gregor stayed behind on Seelos while Rex joined the rebellion. In 0 BBY, Wolffe and Gregor contributed to the Liberation of Lothal.
The Clone Wars
Lost at Abregado
- "Thanks for getting us out of there in one piece, General Skywalker."
"You have my Padawan to thank for that. She always said you guys would pull through."
"General Plo said someone would come for us. We're glad he was right."
- ―Wolffe and Skywalker
Some months into the Clone Wars, Wolffe and Koon were dispatched by the Jedi Council to investigate a series of surprise attacks on Republic fleets which always left no survivors by the Separatist military leader, General Grievous, in his Subjugator-class heavy cruiser, the Malevolence. Wollfe, the Wolfpack and Koon set out aboard the Triumphant, with two other Venator-class Star Destroyers as support, and soon tracked the Malevolence to the Abregado system. Wolffe informed Koon that the Malevolence had spotted them and had reduced its speed, prompting Koon and Wolffe reported their position and request reinforcements to the nearest Republic military presence: the fleet of Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan Ahsoka Tano, who were in the nearby Bith system. However, the HoloNet signal was lost when the Separatists jammed signal, and began their surprise attack.
Grievous fired its secret superweapon: a massive ion cannon. The ion blast engulfed all three Star Destroyers and shut down all the systems and equipment; leaving them dead in space. The now defenseless fleet fell under turbolaser fire from the Malevolence. Koon, realizing the fleet was lost, ordered the evacuation of the Triumphant's crew to its escape pods. Wolffe, Koon, Sergeant Sinker and trooper Boost boarded a pod and ejected into space just as the Triumphant exploded; turning the fleet into a graveyard and killing all of the Wolfpack—save Wolffe, Sinker and Boost.
The group, alone drifting in the debris field, were unsure that anyone would come rescue them, except Koon, who was sure of it. Soon thereafter, Wolffe learned the pod's power grid was down, leaving them with little air and no way to contact help. Koon reasoned that if they got the power restored they would survive long enough to be found, assuring them that if they worked together they would survive, therefore, the inevitable rescue party would save them. Just then, another pod appeared through their pod's viewport, but the clones within had fallen victim to rocket battle droids manning a boarding ship—their pod had been "cracked open". The clones were floating dead in the vacuum of space. Disturbed by the sight, Boost and Sinker quickly restored the power, so Wolffe could man the comm system to search for rescue craft. However, He quickly picked up a distress signal from another pod, Pod 1977. The clone officer on the comm only had a second to shout that the battle droids were attacking them and hunting down survivors. Wolffe made visual contact with the pod just as the droids cut into the pod and killed the troopers; leaving only Koon, Wollfe, Sinker and Boost as the sole survivors of the battle.
The droids spotted the group's pod and headed towards it, forcing Koon to quickly decide to meet the enemy face-to-face—his breath mask and Boost and Sinker's Phase I clone trooper armor would protect them from the airless environment. Woffe, however, who was wearing no armor, remained inside the pod to ensure the distress signal would continue broadcasting, as it was their only chance of survival. The Jedi and the two troopers fought the droids, who had latched on to the pod with the boarding craft's pincers and activated the "squeeze" feature on the boarding craft that began to damage the pod. Wolffe picked up a signal from Commander Tano and General Skywalker, who had come to search for survivors, against a direct order from the Jedi Council and the Supreme Chancellor. Wolffe informed Koon that the Jedi were coming, and Koon then ordered him not to lose the signal as the droid's craft damaged the pod enough that it began to lose pressure. Koon destroyed the craft using his lightsaber and the Force, defeating the droids. Koon, Boost and Sinker remained outside of the doomed pod to allow Wolffe more oxygen as he used his connection to the Force to relay their position to Tano. She and Skywalker quickly located them, and Skywalker used a tow cable to pull the pod into the hold of his freighter, the Twilight.
Skywalker popped the viewport from the pod using the Force, allowing Wolffe, who was coughing and weak from a lack of oxygen, to sit and rest while a 2-1B surgical droid tended to the weakened clones. Grievous, at the helm of the Malevolence, after learning the rocket droids had been killed, returned to the debris field to locate the survivors. Koon, Skywalker and Tano, in the Twilight's bridge, shut down all the ship's systems and Skywalker's astromech droid, R2-D2. However, the 2-1B surgical droid, TB-2, was not shut down and the Malevolence picked up the signal from the droid and fired an ion blast at the Twilight as a result. Skywalker, however, a prestigious pilot, used his skills to escape the debris field, evade the ion blast and enter hyperspace. The Twilight rendezvoused with Skywalker's fleet, and aboard the Resolute, where Wolffe thanked Tano and Skywalker for rescuing them, glad that Koon's faith had come to pass.
Losing an eye
Some time later, the Wolfpack's ranks were replenished with new troopers and Wolffe and his battalion participated in a battle on Khorm, where he fought alongside Jedi General Anakin Skywalker. During the fighting, Wolffe was permanently scarred when Count Dooku's Sith apprentice Asajj Ventress cut his right eye, leaving a long scar across the right side of his face. He later had a silver cybernetic replacement installed. Despite his injury, Wolffe continued to serve and lead his troops.
- "They made it through the first wave. Concentrate all fire on the cruiser on the left."
- ―Wolffe commands the Republic fleet during the battle over Felucia
Following the Battle of Khorm, the Wolfpack and Koon were deployed on the Negotiator, a Venator-class Star Destroyer, to break the Confederacy navy's blockade of the planet Felucia. The Republic forces, led by Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano, had been overwhelmed by the droid army, so Koon led a group of Low Altitude Assault/infantry gunships and V-19 Torrent starfighters through the blockade in order to rescue Skywalker and his troops, while Wolffe oversaw the space battle against the Separatist battleships and starfighters. Wolffe directed the clone gunners to target and destroy the Confederate Munificent-class star frigates. Meanwhile, Koon and the rest of the Wolfpack extracted Skywalker, Tano, Kenobi and the clone soldiers and brought them to safety aboard the Negotiator. They then returned to Coruscant, having completed the rescue mission. Following's Grievous's capture of Eeth Koth, Wolffe discovered a coded message from Koth that told him that Grievous was heading to Saleucami.
Wolffe then assisted Plo Koon and Ahsoka in rescuing Windu and Skywalker from the wreckage of the Endurance on Vanqor. He also went with Koon to rescue Skywalker's, Kenobi's, and Ahsoka's team from the Citadel on Lola Sayu.
Some time later Wolffe and his squad received some armor upgrades and took part in a attack on a Separatist outpost on Felucia, commanded by Grievous. However, while everyone were distracted by the ongoing battle, Commander Tano was captured by a Trandoshan hunter and was brought to the Trandoshan moon Wasskah, where the Trandoshans used to hunt sentient beings for sport. After the battle on Felucia was over, the group noticed Commander Tano was missing and Anakin launch a huge mission to find her, with no results. However, a Wookiee relief force aided by bounty hunters rescued Tano and her fellow Jedi friends and brought them back to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.
Mercy Mission of Aleen
- "Here's how it is. My orders are to deliver supplies and re-establish power and communication systems. Report back to the transport the moment that R2 unit has completed the download. Tell them we'll be out of their hair in no time."
- ―An impatient Wolffe, to C-3PO, the translator for the Aleena
En route to resupply Koon's forces, Wolffe was ordered by Senator Padmé Amidala and Master Yoda to drop off relief supplies to Aleen to help the Aleena. Wolffe also had Amidala's protocol droid, C-3PO and Skywalker's astromech, R2-D2, much to his annoyance. Once on Aleen, Wolffe spoke with King Manchucho and set up stations for their supplies. After the mission, Wolffe and his men then dropped the droids off with Master Adi Gallia. Wolffe then boarded General Grievous' ship with Plo Koon and his men to rescue Galia. Wolffe then found C-3PO and R2-D2 and took them back to their ship.
Rescue Mission of Kadavo
Wolffe then went to the Zygerrian Slave Empire's processing facility on Kadavo with Koon and Admiral Coburn. He then assisted in rescuing Kenobi, Rex, Skywalker, Ahsoka, and Kiros's Togrutas from plunging to their deaths. Wolffe then attended the Republic's strategy conference at Valor.
- "We're taking you in now, Commander."
"That's not going to happen, trust me. Now, I'm not going to hurt any of you… We're not going to hurt any of you, but you're not taking me in."
"Commander, we are taking you in."
- ―Wolffe and Ahsoka Tano, the latter refusing to be arrested alongside Asajj Ventress
Wolffe then took a squad of shock troopers to Coruscant's underworld to find Ahsoka Tano and ascertain if she was really behind the bombing at the Jedi Temple. During his search, he found Tano with Dooku's former assassin turned bounty hunter Asajj Ventress. He tried to take them both, but was subdued by Ventress.
Wolffe later found Tano at Level 1315's warehouse and stunned her. Nearby, he found a crate full of Nano-droids, the same devices used in the bombing of the Jedi Temple, leading him to assume that Tano was the one responsible. Tano was expelled from the Jedi Order and turned over to the Republic for trial, but was ultimately cleared of any wrongdoing after Anakin Skywalker identified Padawan Barriss Offee as the true culprit.
Search on Oba Diah
- "The hull shows substantial scoring and wear. Whenever it crashed, it wasn't recently. General Plo, the scans check out. It's a T-6 shuttle, all right, serial number 775519."
"I want the entire area cleared. We're taking everything back to Coruscant."
- ―Wolffe and Plo Koon, as the latter comes across Sifo-Dyas's lightsaber in the wreckage of the shuttle
Wolffe then went with Koon to one of the moons of Oba Diah. There they found the shuttle that belonged to Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas. They also find Sifo-Dyas' lightsaber in the shuttle and reported it back to the Jedi Council. He then went to Ord Mantell with Aayla Secura where they found evidence linking the recent battle to former Sith Lord Darth Maul's Shadow Collective.
Age of the Empire
- "They're clones!"
"No, Kanan! Wait!"
"Jedi! They've come for revenge!"
- ―Wolffe thinking the rebels came for revenge
Wolffe survived the Clone Wars and at some point removed his control chip. In the years after the Empire's birth, Wolffe was living with Captains Rex and Gregor in a modified AT-TE on Seelos, having managed to remove their control chips that forced them to follow Order 66.
Encounter with the Spectres
Several years before the Battle of Yavin, Wolffe made sure that Rex was unaware of transmission from his old friend, Commander Tano. They were then contacted and approached by the Spectres rebel cell, who had been sent by Ahsoka Tano to acquire locations of Outer Rim bases for the rebellion. When Kanan Jarrus identified the clones and drew his lightsaber, Wolffe identified him as a Jedi and assumed he had come for revenge, prompting him to open fire on the Jedi. Rex managed to break up the fight before Ezra Bridger revealed that Ahsoka Tano sent them. Wolffe later privately discussed whether or not to aid the rebels with his brothers, fearing retribution from the Empire if they did so. Unbeknownst to his brothers, Wolffe secretly tipped off the Empire to the presence of a Jedi on Seelos.
Subsequently, Wolffe drove the AT-TE as the clones and Ghost crew went hunting for joopas, using Garazeb Orrelios as bait. After successfully luring and killing the joopa, Jarrus desired to get their intel and leave, though Rex convinced him to stay for dinner. As Sabine Wren was granted access to the clones' database, she discovered that one of them has alerted the Empire. Rex realized Wolffe tipped them off, who regretfully admitted to alerting the Empire to protect his comrades from persecution for helping the Jedi, as well as having hidden the messages that Tano had sent Rex. Rex then managed to convince him that the Empire was the enemy. Subsequently, they discovered a probe droid had been spying on them before Rex shot it down. Afterwards, the group prepared for an imminent invasion from the Empire.
While the Spectres urged the clones to come with them and join the Rebellion, Wolffe and his fellow Clones insisted on staying behind to delay the Imperials so that the Ghost crew could escape. During the Imperial assault on Seelos, Wolffe and his companions rode their AT-TE against Agent Kallus' three AT-AT walkers. Despite being outnumbered and outgunned, the clones were determined to go down in a blaze of glory. However, Bridger convinced his fellow rebels to help the clones. Flying the Phantom, the rebels succeeded in hijacking one of the AT-AT walkers and using it to immobilize the other Imperial walkers; forcing Agent Kallus and his surviving crew to retreat into the desert. Following the battle, Rex joined the Rebellion whilst Wolffe and Gregor stayed behind on Seelos, taking the remaining AT-AT walker for their new home. Wolffe and Gregor continued to live on Seelos in their AT-AT, naming it Joopa Base.
Helping the Lothal rebels
In 1 BBY,[source?] Wolffe and Gregor then met with Rebel Alliance General Hera Syndulla, Captains Kallus, Hondo Ohnaka, Rex, and bounty hunter Ketsu Onyo. There they asked them to join them in liberating Lothal from the Empire. Both Wolffe and Gregor agreed to join them, with Wolffe reasoning that he had followed Jedi into battle before. After sneaking past the Lothal's blockade, Wolffe, Gregor, and Kallus then assisted Ezra and the others in capturing Governor Arihnda Pryce and defeating her forces, who had assaulted the Lothal resistance's cliff base.
Liberation of Lothal
During the liberation of Lothal, Wolffe stayed behind at the Lothal rebel base with Mart Mattin and Cikatro Vizago in order to pick up General Syndulla and the other rebels once they had completed their mission to launch and destroy the Dome, the center of Imperial power on Lothal. Wolffe and his comrades were attacked and knocked out by Grand Admiral Thrawn's "pet", Rukh. However, they were saved by the White Loth-wolf. However, Rukh stole their patrol transport.
After awakening, Mart revealed to Wolffe and Vizago that Ezra had assigned him a secret mission. The rebels departed aboard the Ghost and flew into Lothal's upper atmosphere where they transmitted a signal on Frequency Zero. Though Wolffe expressed skepticism, Mart convinced him and Vizago to trust Ezra's plan. This drew a large pod of purrgil, which wiped out Thrawn's Seventh Fleet. While Wolffe and Vizago initially did not grasp Ezra's plan, they believed that it would work because it had "Ezra written all over it." After the purrgil carried Ezra, Thrawn, and the Chimaera away into the depths of space, Wolffe informed Sabine Wren that there were no Imperial ships left in space.
He, Mart, and Vizago then evacuated the surviving rebel strike team after they succeeded launching the Dome, a mobile Imperial Planetary Occupation Facility, into Lothal's atmosphere and detonating the Imperial base. This ushered the end of Imperial rule on Lothal. Despite this victory, Wolffe and Rex's comrade Gregor perished during the fighting in the Dome.
Personality and traits
Wolffe was a Clone Commander who was bred from a template of the bounty hunter Jango Fett. He lost his right eye during a skirmish with the Sith apprentice Asajj Ventress. and covered it with a silver patch. Wolffe was also practical strategist and a competent commander with naval combat experience; having served aboard Venator-class Star Destroyer Triumphant. Wolffe was also calm and displayed fortitude even in the midst of crisis. Despite being wounded, Wolffe refused to abandon his duty as a soldier. He often used dual DC 17 blaster pistols in combat.
Wolffe developed a sense of respect for the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan Ahsoka Tano after they saved his life during the Battle of Abregado. As a Clone commander, Wolffe was bred for combat and naturally favored combat operations over relief missions. Wolffe complied with orders to lead a relief mission to Aleen, but found his escort the protocol droid C-3PO annoying and fastidious. Wolffe also had little appreciation for the eccentric customs of the Aleena species and disregarded King Manchucho's beliefs in the underground Kindalo dwellers as nonsense. Following the bombing of the Jedi Temple hangar, Wolffe and his men took part in a manhunt for Tano through Coruscant's Underworld. Upon discovering the Padawan near a crate of nano-droids, he assumed that she was guilty and stunned her with his blaster, despite her pleas for him to let her explain.
Since he removed his control implant, Wolffe and his fellow comrades Rex and Gregor were unaffected by the transmission of Order 66. Following the Clone Wars, Wolffe and his comrades settled on Seelos and lived in a vintage AT-TE walker. He and Gregor looked up to Rex as their natural leader. Wolffe did not want to have any dealings with the wide galaxy and hid messages that Tano had sent to Rex. Wolffe had an unpleasant initial encounter with the former Jedi Purge survivor Kanan Jarrus and believed that the Jedi had come for revenge. Only the timely intervention of Rex prevented the escalation of hostilities.
While Rex and Gregor befriend Jarrus and his rebel comrades, Wolffe remained aloof and suspicious of the newcomers. Believing that the presence of Jarrus and his Jedi apprentice Ezra Bridger endangered him and his fellow Clone veterans, Wolffe secretly contacted the Empire. When Rex pointed out the errors of his way, Wolffe ultimately accepted Rex's chastisement without bitterness. He made up for his transgression by joining forces with Rex and Gregor to hold back Agent Kallus's AT-AT walkers so that the Spectres could escape. Wolffe came to respect Bridger and Jarrus after the two returned to save him and his Clone comrades from being destroyed by Kallus.
Wolffe's sense of loyalty to the Jedi led him, Gregor, and Rex to participate in Ezra's plan to liberate Lothal. While Wolffe initially did not grasp Ezra's plan to use a pod of purrgil to attack Thrawn's fleet, he believed that it would work because it had "Ezra written all over it."
Skills and abilities
As a Clone commander, Wolffe knew how to operate a blaster rifle and an AT-TE walker. He also wore a jetpack during the Battle of Felucia. While Wolffe was a seasoned soldier, he was no match for the Force powers of Asajj Ventress, who trounced him and his men.
Behind the scenes
Wolffe was created for the Cartoon Network animated television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which ran from 2008 to 2013. He was voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, who also voiced all the other Clone troopers in the series. Wolffe first appeared in the episode "Rising Malevolence", which premiered on October 3, 2008. Baker reprised his role as Wolffe in the animated television series Star Wars Rebels.
Though Rebels confirmed that as Rex and Gregor, Wolffe were able to remove their control chips and were not forced to follow Order 66, The Clone Wars writer Henry Gilroy speculated at Dragon Con 2018 that Wolffe likely followed the command for a while. According to Gilroy, Wolffe removed his chip after the event was done, but the programming and the trauma were still inside him, explaining his aggressive reaction upon seeing Kanan Jarrus for the first time.
Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Rising Malevolence"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Clone Commander Wolffe (★★★★) (link))
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Holocron Heist"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Grievous Intrigue"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "R2 Come Home"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Citadel Rescue"
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Padawan Lost"
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Mercy Mission"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Nomad Droids"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Escape from Kadavo"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Point of No Return"
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "To Catch a Jedi"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Wrong Jedi"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Lost One"
- ↑ Darth Maul—Son of Dathomir, Part Three
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 Star Wars Rebels – "The Lost Commanders"
- ↑ 19.0 19.1 19.2 Star Wars Rebels – "Relics of the Old Republic"
- ↑ 21.0 21.1 21.2 Star Wars Rebels – "A Fool's Hope"
- ↑ 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 Star Wars Rebels – "Family Reunion – and Farewell"
- ↑ Highlights of the ‘Star Wars’ Animation Panels at Dragon Con 2018. TWG. thewookieegunner.com (2018-09-08). Retrieved on January 19, 2019.