Captain Rex

DarkStar Star Wars Character Database: Captain Rex

14 May 2023  |  Captain Rex

Captain Rex - The Loyal Clone Commander and Skilled Soldier

Captain Rex, also known as CT-7567, is a dedicated and skilled clone commander who plays a significant role in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and later appears in Star Wars Rebels. As one of the most prominent clone troopers, Rex's story focuses on loyalty, camaraderie, and the impact of war on individuals.

Character Description

As a clone trooper bred from the genetic template of Jango Fett, Captain Rex shares the same physical features as his fellow clones, with a few distinguishing characteristics. Rex's armor is adorned with blue markings, a sign of his affiliation with the 501st Legion, and he has customized his helmet with a rangefinder and a "jaig eyes" symbol. Rex is known for his distinctive blonde hair and close-shaved beard.

Throughout The Clone Wars, Rex demonstrates strong leadership skills, tactical acumen, and unwavering loyalty to the Republic and his fellow clones. He often finds himself questioning the role of clone troopers and the morality of the war, grappling with the implications of being bred for battle. Rex forges strong bonds with many characters, most notably Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and Commander Ahsoka Tano.

When Order 66 is issued, Rex, like other clones, is affected by the inhibitor chip embedded in his brain. However, he resists the chip's influence long enough to help Ahsoka escape the ensuing chaos. Rex later removes the chip with Ahsoka's assistance and goes into hiding, eventually joining the early rebellion against the Empire in Star Wars Rebels. His character arc showcases resilience, loyalty, and a strong moral compass even in the face of extreme adversity.

Rex's journey in the Star Wars universe takes him from the early days of the Clone Wars, serving under Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and fighting alongside fellow clone troopers, to a retired soldier in the early stages of the Rebel Alliance. Along the way, Rex encounters numerous challenges, including the betrayal of the Jedi Order and the rise of the Galactic Empire. Despite these trials, Rex remains a stalwart figure, always fighting for what he believes is right.

Appearances in Star Wars Media

  • TV Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Rex appears throughout the series as a main character, participating in many key battles and forging friendships with Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano.
  • TV Series: Star Wars Rebels - Rex becomes an ally of the Ghost crew, contributing his knowledge and experience to the fight against the Empire.
  • Novel: Ahsoka (by E.K. Johnston) - Rex makes an appearance in Ahsoka's novel, set between the events of The Clone Wars and Rebels.
  • Comic: Star Wars: Kanan - Rex is featured in the comic series that tells the story of Kanan Jarrus, a survivor of Order 66.
  • Various other novels, comics, and games in the Star Wars canon - Rex's influence and legacy are felt throughout the Star Wars universe, and he makes appearances in multiple forms of media.
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