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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. 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.
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. 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.
Battle of Christophsis Edit
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.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
Battle of Ringo Vinda Edit
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. Fives would go on to investigate the chips, resulting in his death at the hands of Commander Fox.
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. 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. The squad would discover Echo was alive, rescue him, and would defeat the Separatists and kill Admiral Trench.
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, Yavin 4, and Hoth.
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. 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. A squad of these troopers would be killed by returning Jedi.
Units Within 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 was a large squad of clone troopers of the 501st Legion commanded by Clone Captain Rex during the Battle of Umbara.
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.
|Alpha 332||Alpha 662||Alpha 989||Beta 030||Beta 963||Chi 178||Chi 987||Delta 607|
|Delta 855||Epsilon 234||Epsilon 497||Epsilon 905||Gamma 022||Gamma 264||Gamma 785||Gamma 789|
|Gamma 935||Iota 432||Kappa 429||Kappa 473||Kappa 773||Mu 262||Nu 783||Omega 370|
|Omikron 621||Phi 022||Phi 854||Pi 610||Psi 610||Rho 106||Rho 557||Rho 571|
|Rho 773||Tau 378||Tau 616||Tau 753||Theta 198||Theta 269||Theta 687||Upsilon 168|
|Upsilon 733||Upsilon 941||Xi 778||Xi 999||Zeta 654|
|Yoda's saber throw||ARF 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 trooper||Clone trooper (Coronet)|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Carnage of Krell"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "ARC Troopers"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The General"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Conspiracy"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Orders"
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Bad Batch"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Unfinished Business"
- ↑ Star Wars: Battlefront 2
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back