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Ridge
Ridge

Home world:

Kamino

Born:

c. 32 BBY

Died:

19 BBY

Species:

Human (clone)

Gender:

Male

Height:

1.83 meters

Hair color:

Black

Eye color:

Brown

Rank:

Private

Unit:

501st Legion
Torrent Company
332nd Company

Era:

Clone Wars

Class3
Ridge was a clone trooper that served in the Clone Wars in Torrent Company, led by Captain Rex and Jedi General Anakin Skywalker. Later, he would be assigned to the 332nd Company.

History

Ridge was born in 32 BBY,[1] when the clone forces of the Grand Army of the Republic were commissioned, cloned from the genetic template of Jango Fett.[2] The trooper received basic training and eventually was assigned in the 501st Legion, under the Torrent Company.

In 22 BBY, Ridge was deployed alongside the Torrent Company to the planet of Teth, after learning of the capture of Jabba the Hutt's son, Rotta, by a regiment deployed on the planet.[3] The company, under the lead of Jedi General Anakin Skywalker, Jedi Commander Ahsoka Tano, and Captain Rex, was deployed to the planet via Low Altitude Assault Transport/infantry gunships. While en-route to the planet's surface, one trooper informed Ridge that the comlink frequency had static, which allowed him time to repair it.[3]

Ridge checked his weapon and was quickly thereafter deployed on the planet's system. Ridge managed to scale the cliff, above which was where the Separatist stronghold was located with. Ridge began to climb via the use of his ascension cable. The trooper eventually managed to get up on the platform and assist in the dispatching of the remaining droids.[3]

He and the company were placed in securing the perimeter, while Skywalker and Tano searched the location. Eventually, they located Rotta and were quick in getting him out of the facility. However, soon thereafter, Separatist reinforcements returned to the planet and eventually attacked the ground forces. Ridge managed to escape back into the temple with the clones forces. Skywalker, Tano, R2-D2, and Rotta, on the other hand, went into the temple attempting to locate an escape route.[3]

Eventually, the Separatists got inside the facility and the clones were forced into a last stand. The troopers were quickly defeated, killed, or knocked unconscious. The survivors were taken prisoner and held until Rex distracted a droid which allowed the rest of the company to retrieve weapons and begin to fight back. The battle seemed to end, as near the end only a few troopers remained, including Rex, Coric, Attie, Nax, Del, and Zeer.[4] Ridge, despite being counted initially as a casualty, survived the battle. The company was soon backed up by the 212th Attack Battalion and managed to win the battle in the end.[3]

In 19 BBY, Ridge was assigned to serve in the 332nd Company, after a special mission which was brought to the attention of Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, by Tano, who had departed from the military a few months prior.[5][6] Rex was promoted to Commander and served alongside Tano, who was given Advisor status. The unit deployed from their respective LAAT/i gunships, deploying to the planet of Mandalore, specifically the Siege of Mandalore, where they fought in the city of Sundari.[6] Eventually, the rogue Sith Lord Maul - the mission's primary objective - was captured and the unit had been redeployed to their Venator-class Star Destroyer.[7][8]

While en-route back to deliver Maul to the Republic, the clone troopers received Order 66. Ridge and the company attempted to execute Tano, though a former a Jedi, on the account of treason against the Republic. Tano escaped the initial attack, which led her to the holding cell where Maul was being held. She allowed him to go free as a diversion for Tano to determine an end game. Upon releasing Maul, he began attacking the clones by using the force. During the attack, where he was placed up against the 332nd Company, the 501st Legion, and several shock troopers, he brutally killed many of them, including Ridge, who was impaled by a wall panel he had detached from the Star Destroyer with the Force, leaving his body to hang on the wall.[8] Only three troopers of the 332nd made it out of that confrontation, with one of them losing an arm in the process.[8]

Personality and Traits

Ridge, like all clones of Jango Fett, was 1.83 meters tall, had black hair, and brown eyes.[2] Ridge was a very loyal trooper, as indicated by the painting of his armor to honor former Jedi Command Ahsoka Tano. He was a highly obedient trooper as well, as when Order 66 was initiated, Ridge attempted to execute Tano. Though he was not given the chance, he did not disobey the order, as he was busy with his encounter with Maul.[8]

Armor and Equipment

Ridge was initially equipped with unmarked Phase I clone trooper armor and likely possessed a DC-15S blaster carbine or DC-15A blaster rifle, however, by the end of the war, he was equipped with a DC-15S blaster carbine and Phase II clone trooper armor with orange markings signifying his loyalty to former Jedi Commander Ahsoka Tano, despite attempting to execute her when Order 66 was initiated.

Appearances

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
  • CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Old Friends Not Forgotten" (Possible appearance)
  • CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Phantom Apprentice" (Possible appearance)
  • CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shattered"

Sources

  • WookieepediaFavicon Ridge on Wookieepedia
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars novel
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Visual Guide
  • The Essential Reader's Companion

References

  1. Regulation 4, Clone Trooper Birth Date
  2. 2.0 2.1 DB Clone Troopers in the Databank (backup link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
  4. Star Wars: The Clone Wars novelization
  5. CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Wrong Jedi"
  6. 6.0 6.1 CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Old Friends Not Forgotten"
  7. CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Phantom Apprentice"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Shattered"
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