Sunday, May 29, 2011

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Wish List: Clone Captain Climber and Ion Squad



One of our friends in the Fan community, Knights Archive posted a review of James Luceno's book, Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader.  A very good novel set in the aftermath of Revenge of the Sith and the infamous Order 66.

This got me thinking about an interesting group of Clones that I would love to see in The Clone Wars television program. 

For his book Luceno created a new group of Clones for his story that  haven't appeared in any other Star Wars material as far as I can tell. 

Clones Climber, Ras, Trace, and unnamed munitions expert of Ion Team/Squad, of the 22nd Air Combat Wing, GAR.

Neither Climber his squad or the Air Combat Wing they were apart of appear in any other Star Wars material according to the Wookieepedia. 

What is compelling an interesting about these characters is that they are a bit of a bad batch in terms of Clones.  They fail to follow through on Order 66 as part of a conscious decision to disobey the order and protect the Raon Shryne from being captured/executed.

The issue of Clones not following the company line or being different then the template has been touched upon previously in the series in episode such as Cut Lawquane in The Deserter (2.10) and 99 in Clone Cadets (3.1).

It would be a cool link to make between the EU and TCW, but without throwing a bomb into continuity because there is so little back story with Climber and Ion squad.  I also would love to see a the personality differences explored that would lead Clones to make the choice to act independently and ignore Order 66.

LINK: Knights Archive Review of Dark Lord

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