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Nova
Nova clone trooper

Home world:

Kamino[1]

Born:

c. 32 BBY

Died:

c. 19 BBY

Species:

Human (Clone)[1]

Gender:

Male[1]

Height:

1.83 Meters[1]

Hair color:

Black[1]

Eye color:

Brown[1]

Rank:

Private

Unit:

212th Attack Battalion

Era:

Clone Wars
Galactic Empire

Nova was a clone stormtrooper who served under the Galactic Empire and previously the Grand Army of the Republic. Nova served under the command of Commander Cody during a Mission to Desix. He was killed during a mission on the planet Desix.

History[]

Nova was born in 32 BBY, on the water planet of Kamino, cloned from the Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett.[1] The trooper was trained and eventually graduated before being conscripted in the Grand Army of the Republic. The trooper was likely assigned to serve under the 212th Attack Battalion during the duration of the Clone Wars, as he served under Commander Cody in his squad.[2]

After the end of the Clone Wars, in 19 BBY, Nova was deployed to Desix with a squad of clone stormtroopers under the command of Cody in his squad, with special assistance from Clone commando Crosshair, formerly of Clone Force 99. The squad was deployed to rescue the new acting Governor Grotton and his squad, who were sent to establish the Imperial Government on the planet. While en-route to the city, reprogrammed Separatist battle droids shot down the Nu-class attack shuttle Imperial Shuttle 995, which was transporting Cody, Nova, and the squad. In the crash, the pilots were killed, as were a handful of the unit.[3]

Once reestablishing their position on the ground, Cody and Crosshair led the squad to nearby cover, assessing their enemy's armaments and tactical advances. Crosshair provided covering fire against a reactivated AAT, destroying it by firing a shot down the barrel of the tank, while Cody, Nova, and the squad had slid down into nearby crops until the tank had been destroyed. When the tank exploded, the squad rushed back onto the bridge and began to advance on the city, taking casualties from the battle droids who had shot down their shuttle in the process. Eventually, the squad destroyed the droid forces at the front of the city and regrouped in the courtyard entrance.[3]

Once regrouped, Cody order the unit to split into two units, with Team One consisting of Cody, Crosshair, Nova, and Wyler taking lead on destroying the Tactical Droid, while Team Two searched for the captured troopers and Governor Grotton. Once advancing into the city, Wyler and Nova ran up a flight of stairs, while Cody and Crosshair discovered a Separatist family, who stayed in their cover, while they continued on their advance. However, shortly thereafter, the team heard a distant noise of droidekas approaching. The droidekas ambushed the squad from behind, coming behind Nova and Wyler. Nova managed to jump over the banister, while Wyler was shot in the chest multiple times, killing him quickly.[3]

Team One, now consisting of Cody, Crosshair, and Nova, continued their advancement into the city, the three troopers entered into a new courtyard, where battle droids opened fire from the rooftops. While Team One hid behind cover, Nova provided covering fire as Crosshair and Cody discussed alternatives. Crosshair returned his attention to the droids and signaled Nova to throw a thermal detonator onto a battle droid Crosshair had shot, with the droid carcass falling slowly into the shield of a nearby droideka, destroying the rooftop forces.[3] Once the team cleared the courtyard, they entered the complex and were ambushed by reactivated commando droids. While Cody and Crosshair began their ascent up the stairs, Nova provided cover fire. In the process, a commando droid shot Nova, killing him mid-activation of a thermal detonator, which set off a cascade of explosions with the detonators in Nova's backpack. The explosion destroyed the droids and Nova's body.[3]

Personality and Traits[]

Nova was born at the height of 1.83 meters, had black hair, and brown eyes.[1] This was standard for the Jango Fett genome type, which the vast majority of the clone troopers adhered to with a few exceptions. When Nova was shot and killed, his death made an impact on Cody.[3]

Armor and Equipment[]

Nova was outfitted with Phase II clone trooper armor with no markings. On the operation to Desix, Nova was outfitted with a DC-15S blaster carbine and a backpack full of thermal detonators.[3]

Appearances[]

  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "The Solitary Clone"

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 DB Clone Troopers in the Databank (backup link)
  2. With Nova being apart of Cody's command, he likely was assigned to the 212th Attack Battalion. Most units operated within the same group of troopers with a few replacements rather than reassignments.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "The Solitary Clone"
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