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Syke
Syke1

Home world:

Kamino[1]

Born:

c. 32 BBY[2]

Species:

Human (clone)[1]

Gender:

Male[1]

Height:

1.83 meters[1]

Hair color:

Brown (Mohawk)

Eye color:

Brown[1]

Rank:

Private

Unit:

Banks' squad

Era:

Clone Wars

"These scrapes and dents and scorch marks tell a story. Your story. Where you've been. What you've done. Who you are."
―Syke
This is a Class 3 article.

Syke was a clone trooper that served within the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars. He served as a member of Sergeant Banks' squad.

History[]

Syke was born on the water world of Kamino in the year 32 BBY.[1][2] When the Clone Wars began, Syke was deployed. However, unlike many of the troopers in the Grand Army of the Republic, Syke differentiated himself from standard troopers by painting his armor with gold lightening bolts.[3]

In 22 BBY, following the First Battle of Geonosis, Syke participated in a battle on a spaceship. The ship sustained heavy damage; the shields were down and the ship began descending towards a nearby sun soon after. At the same point, the ship had been boarded by droidekas. While his fellow troopers retreated to the escape pods, Syke made his best attempt to repair the ship, filling his helmet with sweat in the process. Two droidekas rolled past in an attempt to destroy the escape pods and kill the troopers in them, ignoring Syke as they did. Syke opened fire on the droids and threw a V-1 thermal detonator, which destroyed the droids before their shields activated. This action caused the shards of the droidekas to fly at the trooper and melted the left side of his chest.

Syke was sent on a mission to Oznek under the direct command of Sergeant Banks and being directed by Commander Griebs Kishpaugh. Syke was assigned to Banks' squad, alongside Cutter, Ghost, Crazy Legs, and several other troopers. Syke and Ghost mocked their new Sergeant for cleaning his armor. Banks admonished his insubordinate troopers and carried on cleaning.[3] However, almost immediately afterward, their transport, a LAAT/i, was hit by enemy fire, forcing them to crash land, killing several of the troopers onboard, leaving only seven survivors left. The seven of them carried on until they set up a camp for the night. The troopers rested and assisted Crazy Legs, who had broken arm and leg in the crash as the pilot.[3] The next morning, the troopers set off on their new assignment, given to them by Kishpaugh via comlink.

Their new assignment being that they would disable the secret Separatist command center there. Leaving Crazy Legs there to rest, the six remaining troopers went on to proceed through the treacherous jungle. Crazy Legs was ambushed and killed shortly afterward, unbeknownst to the squad at the time. One of the troopers was attacked and eaten by a local carnivore, with the five survivors attempting to save him. However, they were unsuccessful in their attempt and were forced to retreat, leaving Banks, Cutter, Ghost, Syke, and an additional trooper.[3] While travailing the forest, the five troopers managed to find a temple by accident, where all five would get captured and their weapons were taken. While being teased by their captors, one of their captors were shot by Separatist battle droids, who had been tracking them and had killed Crazy Legs. The captors began fighting against the droids, with Banks begging them to free them as they could assist in the battle. When their captors complied, Syke, Ghost, and Banks ran off to destroy the base, while Cutter and the other trooper remained and assisted in the battle.[3] It was later discovered that the mission was a falsehood all along, with Ghost killing Syke and collaborating with Kishpaugh in treasonous actions. Banks killed Ghost with a blaster bolt to the back of the head and captured Kishpaugh. Following the mission, the remainder of the squad - Banks, Cutter, and the trooper - were reassigned to serve under Jedi General Bultar Swan's command.[3]

Armor and Equipment[]

Syke was outfitted with Phase I clone trooper armor that had a customized paintjob with gold lightning bolts painted on the chest. The trooper also possessed a backpack that possessed special equipment.

Personality and Traits[]

From his earliest operations, the trooper had earned his a scar on the left side of his face. He had shaved his head and dyed his hair to distinguished himself further from the black haired troopers, the standard for the Jango Fett genome.[1] Syke had a tendency to mock his fellow troopers, doing so to his new sergeant when he cleaned his armor.[3] The trooper was assigned to Banks' squad as a seasoned operative of the Grand Army of the Republic. Because of this, he jeered his new sergeant for only running simulated operations and no live operations. However, Syke taught his commanding officer about what the respect of the battlefield meant.[3] The trooper also had an affinity for attempting humorous comments.[3]

Appearances[]

  • The Clone Wars: The Enemy Within

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 DB Clone Troopers in the Databank (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Page 4, Clone Trooper Birth Date
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 The Clone Wars: The Enemy Within
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