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501st Legion
501stPod (2)

Other names:

Vader's Fist




General Anakin Skywalker
Commander/Captain Rex (formerly)
Commander Ahsoka Tano (formerly)
General Pong Krell (formerly)
Commander Appo
Commander Vill
Commander Bow
Commander Voca

Notable members:

Captain Vaughn
Lieutenant Jesse
Corporal Echo
Retired clone trooper


M3 Bulwark Blast Shields
Z-6 rotary cannons


Torrent Company
Execute Battalion
Carnivore Battalion
Imperial Commando Special Unit
Aurek Company

  • Unit Aurek-Seven

Rex's squad
332nd Company

Notable battles:



Clone Wars
Galactic Empire
New Republic Era
New Jedi Order Era
Legacy Era


The 501st Legion, also known as the 501st Clone Battalion, and Vader's Fist, was a famous legion led by Anakin Skywalker, Clone Captain Rex, and later Commander Appo. One unit in the 501st was the Torrent Company. The 501st participated in many major battles including the Battles of Christophsis, Teth, Umbara, Ringo Vinda, Anaxes and Coruscant. The clone trooper battalion, was put under the leadership of Jedi General Anakin Skywalker with clone captain Rex, while Rex was succeeded by Appo at the end of the war. The 501st was present from the beginning of the Clone Wars until Legacy Era.

During the Battle of Umbara, the battalion was temporarily under the leadership of General Pong Krell who turned out to be a traitor.[1] After the transformation of the Galactic Empire, the 501st Legion was led under Darth Vader to attack the Jedi Temple on Coruscant and served as Vader's legion.

Clone WarsEdit

The 501st clone battalion fought in many battles during the Clone Wars, under Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and Captain Rex. The 501st Legion was temporarily put in-charge of General Krell who secretly was an agent of Dooku.[1] Later in the final days of the Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker now known as Darth Vader lead the 501st under Commander Appo to attack the Jedi Temple.[2]

Battle of Christophsis Edit

Rex on Christophsis SWL

Rex and his troops fight on Christophsis.

Jedi Generals Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi lead the 501st Legion along with the 212th Attack Battalion under the commands of Captain Rex and Commander Cody to liberate the planet from the Separatists invasion.[3]

Battle of Teth Edit

The 501st commanded by Anakin Skywalker and his padawan was dispatched to Teth in order to recover Hutt crime lord Jabba the Hutt's son, Rotta, in order to gain access to hyperlanes passing through Jabba's territory for the Galactic Republic.[3] However, they were able to win in the first wave but in the second wave, they were forced to retreat. Few of Torrent Company survived including Rex. Later Obi-Wan Kenobi arrived with 212th Attack Battalion to back up Torrent Company and they won.[3]

Battle of Kamino Edit

After General Skywalker and Kenobi intercept a transmission of Ventress and Grievous planning an attack on Kamino they then sent the 501st Legion to Kamino to defend the planet. The 501st held their own during the battle, with two troopers, Echo and Fives, getting promoted to ARC troopers due to their amazing performance.[4]

Battle of Umbara Edit

Later in the war, the planet Umbara withdrew from the Republic and joined the CIS. The Republic sent the 501st Legion lead by Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and Captain Rex and the 212th Attack Battalion lead by Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi and Commander Cody to retake the planet with an invasion. General Krell later took charge of the mission in replace of General Skywalker. The Legion sustained heavy casualties due to Krell's poor leadership to gain victory.[5] Many of the 501st's troopers expressed their disdain for their General, resulting in a split in the ranks. It was later revealed that Krell was a traitor and was executed by clone trooper Dogma.[1]

Battle of Ringo Vinda Edit


The 501st at Ringo Vinda

Jedi General Anakin Skywalker, Jedi General Tiplar and Tiplee lead the 501st and Doom's Unit lead by Captain Rex and Commander Doom. The battle lead to Tup executing Tiplar after the control chip malfunctioned, causing him to execute Order 66 pre-maturely. Tup and Fives went to Kamino to discover what happened to him. Tup would die when his inhibitor chip got removed by Fives.[6] Fives would go on to investigate the chips, resulting in his death at the hands of Commander Fox.[7]

Battle for Anaxes Edit

Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and High General Mace Windu lead the 501st Legion and 91st Reconnaissance Corps to Anaxes to reclaim the planet under Admiral Trench‘s forces. Rex created an algorithm to fight the Separatists, which the Separatists had discovered.[8] It was revealed that only Fives and Echo, both thought dead, had known of the algorithm. Rex, Cody, Jesse and Kix would meet up with the clone commando squad known as the Bad Batch.[8] The squad would discover Echo was alive, rescue him, and would defeat the Separatists and kill Admiral Trench.[9]

Galactic EmpireEdit

The 501st also subsequently served Darth Vader during the reign of the Galactic Empire nicknamed Vader's fist. They were present at the Jedi Temple when Order 66 was orchestrated, they were present at the Battles of Naboo,[10] Yavin 4,[11] and Hoth.[12]

Attack on the Jedi TempleEdit

After, Palpatine executed Clone protocol 66 and Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader, he lead the 501st Legion now under the command of Commander Appo to attack and kill all the Jedi.[2] Anakin and the 501st shot and cut down many Jedi including the younglings, very few Jedi managed to escape the massacre. In the aftermath, of the massacre 501st troopers were tasked with guarding the temple.[2] A squad of these troopers would be killed by returning Jedi.

Units Within Edit

Torrent Company Edit

Torrent Company was the primary subdivision of the 501st, where most of the troopers got their start from. The troopers wore standard armor and had standard equipment.

332nd Company Edit

The 332nd Company was formed as a subdivision of the 501st in 19 BBY. They wore standard Phase II 501st armor with the exception of customized helmets representing their former Commander, Ahsoka Tano.

Execute Battalion Edit

Execute Battalion was a battalion within the 501st, as was Carnivore Battalion. Both battalions participated at the Battle of Devaron, in an attempt to rescue Jedi General Bolla Ropal. They possessed standard armor and equipment.

Carnivore Battalion Edit

Carnivore Battalion was a battalion with the 501st, as was Execute Battalion. Both battalions participated at the Battle of Devaron, in an attempt to rescue Jedi General Bolla Ropal from the bounty hunter Cad Bane. They possessed standard armor and equipment.

Imperial Commando Special Unit Edit

The Imperial Commando Special Unit was the remainder of the clone commando force after the Clone Wars, when the Galactic empire was formed. The unit consisted of several small squads, including the remainder of Delta Squad and Squad 40. They possessed Katarn-class commando armor and DC-17m Interchangeable Weapon Systems, as well as a specialized Head's Up Display, and a side arm.

Aurek Company Edit

Aurek Company was a company of Imperial Stormtroopers that served in the Galactic Empire, after the Republic was disbanded. The troopers consisted of humans and aliens, none of which were clones. The stormtroopers bore standard stormtrooper armor and E-11 blaster rifles.

Wildfire Edit

Wildfire was the name of a squad of clones led by Captain Rex and Jedi Commander Ahsoka Tano when the 501st laid siege to Dr. Nuvo Vindi's laboratory. The troopers possessed standard armor and equipment.

Snow Wolves Edit

Snow Wolves was the name of a squad of clones led by Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi when the 501st laid siege to Dr. Nuvo Vindi's laboratory. The troopers possessed standard armor and equipment.

Calm Tree Edit

Calm Tree was the name of a squad of clones led by Jedi General Anakin Skywalker when the 501st laid siege to Dr. Nuvo Vindi's laboratory. The troopers possessed standard armor and equipment.

Rex's squad Edit

Rex's squad was a large squad of clone troopers of the 501st Legion commanded by Clone Captain Rex during the Battle of Umbara.

Decoy Squad Five Edit

Decoy Squad Five was a squad of troopers, consisting of eight troopers, disguised as Jedi Knights. The unit was activated following Order 66. The troopers wore only Jedi robes, but also were given DC-15S blaster carbines for security.

Notable MembersEdit

501st Legion Navigation:
501st Regiment Navigation:
Alpha 332Alpha 662Alpha 989Beta 030Beta 963Chi 178Chi 987Delta 607
Delta 855Epsilon 234Epsilon 497Epsilon 905Gamma 022Gamma 264Gamma 785Gamma 789
Gamma 935Iota 432Kappa 429Kappa 473Kappa 773Mu 262Nu 783Omega 370
Omikron 621Phi 022Phi 854Pi 610Psi 610Rho 106Rho 557Rho 571
Rho 773Tau 378Tau 616Tau 753Theta 198Theta 269Theta 687Upsilon 168
Upsilon 733Upsilon 941Xi 778Xi 999Zeta 654
Unidentified clone troopers:
Yoda's saber throwARF trooper (Umbara)ARF trooper 2 (Umbara)ARF trooper 3 (Umbara)
Clone trooper (Kiros)Clone trooper 3 (Kiros)Clone trooper (Umbara)Clone trooper 2 (Umbara)
Clone trooper 3 (Umbara)Clone trooper 4 (Umbara)Clone trooper 5 (Umbara)Clone trooper 6 (Umbara)
Torrent Company trooper (Biitu)Torrent Company trooper (Teth)Retired clone trooperClone trooper (Coronet)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Carnage of Krell"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
  4. CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "ARC Troopers"
  5. CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The General"
  6. CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Conspiracy"
  7. CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Orders"
  8. 8.0 8.1 CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Bad Batch"
  9. CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Unfinished Business"
  10. Star Wars: Battlefront 2
  11. Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
  12. Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
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