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Gearshift
Gearshift

Home world:

Kamino

Born:

c. 32 BBY

Died:

c. 21 BBY

Species:

Human (clone)

Gender:

Male

Height:

1.83 meters

Hair color:

Black

Eye color:

Brown

Unit:

212th Attack Battalion

Era:

Clone Wars

This is a Class 4 article.

Gearshift was the name of a clone trooper who was a part of the 212th Attack Battalion. He was a clone of Jango Fett and was under the command of Commander Cody and Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi. He participated during a Battle on Caliban, as well as the Second Battle of Geonosis, where he was sent to the catacombs below the Progate Temple. He was killed alongside fellow clone troopers by Geonosian undead.

History[]

Gearshift was born in 32 BBY on the water planet of Kamino, cloned from the genetic template of Jango Fett.[1][2] Gearshift would receive basic training and eventually graduate, being deployed into the Grand Army of the Republic, being assigned to the 212th Attack Battalion.

Early on in the war, in 22 BBY, Gearshift was a part of a detachment deployed to the planet of Caliban, being equipped with cold assault trooper gear.[3] Gearshift, alongside Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi and Commander Cody, were deployed to the moon and had been captured by General Grievous, the Separatist leader. As part of their labor, the hostages were forced to rebuild a bridge across a certain gap, with Cody and Gearshift beginning the work. Kenobi, however, crafted the idea of building the bridge poorly. However, before Cody could spread the word, they discovered some of the local creatures, who would assist them. With the creatures assistance, Kenobi would regain his lightsaber and the troopers would be able to storm the droids and commandeer their weapons. Gearshift would tear a droid's arm off and take their blaster and head for their Low Altitude Assault Transport/infantry alongside Cody and the rest of the unit, with Kenobi joining soon thereafter.[3]

Later in 22 BBY, Gearshift would be deployed to the Second Battle of Geonosis. After the initial battle at Point Rain,[4] Gearshift, Cody, and a small detachment were deployed into the field to investigate the disappearance of Jedi General Luminara Unduli and fellow trooper Buzz of the 41st Elite Corps.[5] However, upon locating their last known location, they discovered Buzz was killed. The area nearby was Geonosian catacombs, which Kenobi and Jedi General Anakin Skywalker speculated that it was likely where Unduli was dragged.[5] Gearshift and the unit deployed into the catacombs and quickly would encounter undead Geonosians. Realizing they were unable to kill them, after losing two troopers, the unit fell back into a safer location. After regrouping, Gearshift and another trooper were assigned to return to the surface and call for reinforcements. However, they were unable to make the surface, being killed by the undead, with the team hearing their screams.[5]

Armor and Equipment[]

Gearshift used a DC-15S blaster carbine. He wore Phase I clone trooper armor with the orange stripes of Ghost Company. He also had floodlights mounted on his helmet to help him see in the dark.[5] Previously, he had also possessed Clone cold assault trooper armor during his mission on Caliban.[3]

Appearances[]

  • Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales 5
  • CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Legacy of Terror"

References[]

  1. DB Clone Troopers in the Databank (backup link)
  2. Regulation 4, Clone Trooper Birth Date
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Star Wars Adventures: The Clone Wars: Battle Tales 5
  4. CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Landing at Point Rain"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Legacy of Terror"
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