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Ace

Number:

18

Home world:

Kamino

Born:

c. 32 BBY[1]

Species:

Human (clone)

Gender:

Male

Height:

1.83 meters

Hair color:

Black

Eye color:

Brown

Unit:

Excelsior Company

Era:

Clone Wars

This is a Class 3 article.

Ace, or 18, was a Clone trooper who served in the Grand Army of the Republic.

History[]

Ace was a clone trooper first known by the last two digits of his serial number, 18, and he served in the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). Once he completed his training on Kamino, Ace and one hundred ninety-nine other clones took what was basically an aptitude test. Right before the clones began this test, the Kaminoan project coordinator for the GAR, Taun We, entered the examination room and stated that the clone army needed a squad for a very important mission and that only the best would be chosen. Immediately after finishing this exam, Ace and five other clones were chosen to join the squad that was part of Excelsior Company.[2] The Company and this squad were led by Commander Vargus.[2] The squad was already comprised of Vargus, Splice, Dom/Bruiser, and Falco, the squad's assigned ARF trooper.

The squad was sent to Ando Prime to investigate the disappearance of the 313th Legion. When they went into hyperspace, the rookies were demoralized by Dom/Bruiser, who later claimed to be "riding the rookies".[2] During the hyperspace ride, Ace gave himself a crew-cut with the squad medic's scalpel. Ace, as well as Patch and Slug, was assigned to accompany Falco on his first sweep of the 313th's last reported location.[2]

Ace and the other two accompanied him, but Falco would go further into the forest alone. The three would wait for over an hour until Ace contacted Vargus about Falco's absence.[2] Vargus began to bring the rest of the squad, but before they could reach them, Ace, Patch and Slug were attacked by Wampas, snow creatures from the planet Hoth. Ace and Patch were able to move out of the way of the creature, but Slug, the reason for his name, was to slow to move out of the way.[2] Vargus began to fire at the creature, which caused it head towards him and drop Slug. Ace, alongside 23, 35, and Dom, trekked back to the transport, where they found Falco's BARC speeder bike.[2] Before going back, Ace ordered Dom to detonate a sonic charge, which caused the Wampa to retreat. Ace would go back and rig a stretcher to hold Vargus.[2]

After getting Vargus to cover, he reveals to Ace that Falco had reported in at the outpost. Vargus told Ace to organize a squad at first light to go to the outpost.[2] He took Dom, 23 and 35 to investigate. Ace decided to avoid the mountains, as he did not want another encounter with Wampas. Instead, the group walked across a plain and reaches a very large canyon. Across it is a racetrack, and two abandoned podracers.[2] The other members wanted to use the racers to get across the valley faster, but Ace insisted that they were too dangerous and made them walk. Falco comm-ed them and told them to meet him at building 46-B.[2] Inside, they met Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi and Commander Cody, an inspiration of Ace's. Kenobi told 18 what happened to the 313th Legion. He explained that he and Cody detected a massive hyperspace rift in the CIS outpost and traced to to a machine. The machine was able to instantly transport large amounts of troops across the galaxy. Kenobi guessed that the machine was accidentally activated in battle and transported the 313th Legion, as well as the droid army, to a planet beyond the Outer Rim.[2] Dom, Falco, and Ace were assigned to accompany Kenobi and Cody to the machine. They found the 313th there, in the midst of a battle with battle droids. Ace assisted Cody in fighting the droids, while Kenobi destroyed the machine.

Ace and Cody began racing to find Jedi General Po Bandis, their objective. He sent Falco on a reconnaissance mission, while the rest of them stood their ground.[2] Falco returned a few minutes later with a report that droids were all around the area. Dom suggested that they blew up the comm station, but Ace thought they needed to get closer.[2] The problem with getting closer was the Hailfire droid guarding the station. Dom, Falco and Ace were brainstorming ideas. Their best idea was to commandeer a tank and ride it in. Dom then used pulse grenades to disable the station. The would then leave riding the tank. They would then use the tank to destroy several battle droids in the area.[2] The mission was a success, and Falco gave 18 the well-earned nickname of "Ace". Because of Ace's outstanding performance on this mission, Commander Cody recommended to Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi that 18 be promoted to the rank of lieutenant.

Personality and Traits[]

Ace took interest in looking different from his brothers, as he gave himself a crew cut and wanted to dye it red. He liked to be well prepared for a mission by studying everything he could before the mission started. He idolized Commander Cody and badly wanted his own nickname.[2]

Behind the Scenes[]

Ace served several roles in the squad depending on which choices the reader makes during the story. The interactive choices were for the roles of reconnaissance, demolitions, medic, and command as a sergeant.

Appearances[]

  • The Clone Wars: Decide Your Destiny: The Lost Legion

References[]

  1. See Regulation 4, Clone Trooper Birth Date
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 The Clone Wars: Decide Your Destiny: The Lost Legion
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