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"Waxer"
Biographical information
Homeworld

Kamino[1]

Physical description
Species

Human (clone)[1]

Gender

Male[1]

Height

1.83 meters[1]

Hair color

Black[2] (shaved)[3]

Eye color

Brown[3]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Rise of the Empire era[3]

Affiliation
"See, I'm flesh and blood, just like you."
―Waxer, to Numa — (audio)Listen (file info)

"Waxer" was the nickname of a clone trooper who served in Ghost Company, a unit of the Grand Army of the Republic's 212th Attack Battalion. During the Clone Wars, Waxer fought alongside Jedi Generals Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker in freeing the Togrutan colony world of Kiros from the Separatist Droid Army and later participated in the liberation of the planet Ryloth and its Twi'lek inhabitants. On Ryloth, Ghost Company—led by General Kenobi—was assigned to destroy the Confederate proton cannons in the city of Nabat, in order to allow the Galactic Republic Acclamator I-class assault ships to land. After the company reached the city, Waxer and fellow trooper Boil were dispatched to scout ahead and soon found a young Twi'lek orphan named Numa in one of the city's alleys.

Taking compassion on the girl, Waxer—despite Boil's protests—decided to take her with them, and the Twi'lek led the two clones to her destroyed home. There, the three were attacked by several gutkurr beasts, but they managed to escape thanks to Numa's knowledge of secret underground passages beneath Nabat. After regrouping with the rest of the Republic troops, Waxer and Boil participated in an assault on the city's courtyard, where Nabat's captive inhabitants were being used as living shields for the proton cannons. While Ghost Company distracted the Confederate battle droids, Waxer, Boil, and Kenobi went behind enemy lines through a secret passage shown to them by Numa, liberated the Twi'leks, and destroyed the proton cannons. After the successful liberation of Ryloth, Waxer participated in a Republic offensive aimed at destroying several Separatist battle droid foundries on the recently rebelled planet of Geonosis. During the battle, Waxer and Boil rescued Kenobi, whose landing gunship had been shot down by Geonosian forces.

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Biography

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Kiros

"Sir, we're still mopping up clankers here and there, but we've secured the city's north quadrant."
―Waxer reports to Obi-Wan Kenobi during the Battle of Kiros
Waxer on Kiros

A clone of the bounty hunter Jango Fett, the clone trooper nicknamed "Waxer" was born on the planet Kamino to fight in the Grand Army of the Republic.[1] During the Clone Wars, the conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Waxer served under Clone Commander CC-2224—nicknamed "Cody"—in Ghost Company, a unit of the Grand Army of the Republic's 212th Attack Battalion.[3]

Around 22 BBY, Waxer was among the Republic troops dispatched to liberate the Togrutan colony world of Kiros, which had been occupied by the Separatists. Led by High Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi General Anakin Skywalker, and Skywalker's Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, the Republic forces quickly secured the northern quadrant of Kiros's capital and reached the headquarters of the Separatist commander, Xerius Ugg. As Cody and the rest of Ghost Company approached from the south through minimal resistance, Waxer reported to General Kenobi on the progress of the battle. The battle was ultimately won by the Republic, but it was discovered that all the Togrutas had mysteriously disappeared.[4] In fact, they had been transferred by the Confederacy to the planet Zygerria to be sold as slaves at an auction.[5] Ultimately, the Jedi were able to liberate the Togrutas and returned them back to Kiros.[6]

Meeting Numa

"We should do something. I say we take her with us."
―Waxer, to Boil, concerning Numa — (audio)Listen (file info)
Waxer, alongside the rest of Ghost Company, aboard the Crumb Bomber

After Techno Union Foreman Wat Tambor took control of the planet Ryloth and subjugated its Twi'lek inhabitants, the Republic mounted an offensive to liberate the Twi'leks. Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano were able to destroy the Separatist blockade surrounding the planet, allowing the Republic forces to land and initiate a ground assault.[7] Alongside Kenobi, Cody, and the rest of Ghost Company, Waxer boarded an LAAT/i gunship[3]—the Crumb Bomber[8]—which set off for the city of Nabat. Aboard the gunship, Kenobi and Cody instructed Ghost Company to utilize their blasters and EMP grenades only, in order to avoid destroying the Twi'leks' home during their attempt to free them. Meanwhile, Separatist proton cannons below began to harass the Republic Acclamator I-class assault ships, forcing them to pull back.[3]

Aboard one of the transports, Jedi Master Mace Windu used a holoprojector to contact Kenobi and tasked him and Ghost Company with destroying the cannons to allow the rest of the Republic troops to land. After reaching the planet's surface and successfully taking out a group of B1 battle droids in a bunker on the outskirts of Nabat, Ghost Company entered the city. Kenobi then told Cody to pick his best men and scout ahead. Following Kenobi's orders, Cody selected Waxer and two other troopersWooley and Boil. While scouting, the clones took notice that the city was deserted; the Twi'leks had been driven from their homes by the Confederate forces.[3]

Cody suggested that the group should split up and ordered Waxer and Boil to go south—telling them to return by an appointed time—while he and Wooley checked the courtyard.[3] Soon, Waxer and Boil stumbled upon the young female Twi'lek orphan Numa[8] in an alley. Waxer wanted to take her with them, but Boil insisted that she would only slow them down. As the two started to argue, Waxer spotted a Separatist recon droid flying nearby. By hiding in the alley, the clones managed to remain undetected by the droid, but its appearance prompted Boil to hurry Waxer. The latter continued to insist on taking Numa with them and soon convinced Boil to do so. As Boil reached to Numa, however, she bit his finger, leading Waxer to believe that she must have mistaken the two for droids.[3]

Waxer comforts Numa.

To ease the girl's fears, Waxer removed his helmet and tried to explain to Numa that he and Boil were living beings, just like her. Noticing that Numa looked starved, Boil and Waxer gave her a ration bar. After tasting the bar, the girl called the clones "nerra," a Twi'leki word unknown to Waxer and Boil. The clones then returned to their scouting mission, and Numa followed them. Soon, however, Numa ran away in the direction of the recon droid, and Waxer, unwilling to let her be killed by the droids, decided to follow her, much to Boil's dismay. The girl led the two clones to her destroyed home,[3] where Waxer noticed a tooka doll[8] lying on the floor. After he gave the doll to Numa, she began to cry, and the two clones comforted her.[3]

The two troopers received an incoming transmission from Cody and realized that they were late. Boil wanted to answer the transmission, but Waxer stopped him and asked how they would explain their delay to the commander. Waxer then told Boil that it would be better if they hurried back to the Republic position and claimed that they had ran into trouble, lying that their communications had been jammed as further cover. Before the clones could get very far, however, several gutkurrs—predatory beasts released by the Separatists to fight the Republic forces—attacked them, and they were forced to retreat with Numa back into the home.[3]

Liberating the Twi'leks

CC-2224: "Waxer, Boil. Where have you two slackers been?"
Boil: "Sir, there is an explanation."
Waxer: "We got sidetracked."
Kenobi: [noticing Numa] "I think I see what sidetracked you."
—Waxer and Boil try to explain their delay to Kenobi and Commander CC-2224 — (audio)Listen (file info)

To escape the creatures, Numa led the clones into an underground passage, and they resurfaced near Kenobi, Cody, and the rest of Ghost Company, who had just fought off a number of gutkurrs themselves. Conversing to Numa in Twi'leki, Kenobi discovered that she could lead them through secret passages to the Twi'lek prisoners, who were trapped at the courtyard near the proton cannons. While Cody and the rest of his company created a diversion to distract the droids, Waxer and Boil went with Kenobi to free the hostages. The three were successful in their mission and liberated the Twi'leks, who then took cover in the secret passage. There, Numa was reunited with her uncle,[3] Nilim Bril.[8] Kenobi then took control of one of the proton cannons, and with the help of Waxer and Boil—who loaded the cannon with shells—managed to destroy the other cannons. However, a shot from Separatist T-series tactical droid commander TX-20's Armored Assault Tank destroyed the commandeered cannon and blasted the three aside.[3]

Numa, worried for her new friends, ran from her cover to the clones, and after they had recovered, she ran over to Kenobi. TX-20's tank targeted Numa and Kenobi, but the now-freed Twi'leks attacked the tactical droid and destroyed him. Mace Windu and the transports were then able to land. As the Republic forces prepared to head to the capital city of Lessu to retake it and free the planet, Waxer and Boil said goodbye to Numa and bid her well. Numa then called them "nerra" one last time, and Kenobi translated for them: "nerra" meant "brother."[3] Eventually, the Republic was able to liberate Ryloth and destroy all of the droid forces.[9][10]

Geonosis

"Why do we always get the fun missions?"
"Oh, this isn't the fun part. Getting back to the square is the fun part."
―Waxer and Boil — (audio)Listen (file info)
Waxer and Boil in ARF trooper gear on Geonosis

Later in the war, the Geonosian population of the planet Geonosis—the site of the first battle of the war—rebelled against the Republic and began producing droids for the Confederacy in newly established droid foundries. Upon discovering this, the Republic launched an assault on the planet in the hopes of capturing the Geonosian leader, Archduke Poggle the Lesser, and destroying the newly ray shielded foundries. The Republic forces were divided into three groups, led by Generals Kenobi, Skywalker and Ki-Adi Mundi, and set off in LAAT/i gunships to a rendezvous point, where they were to regroup for the assault on the shield generator. Waxer and Boil accompanied the strike team led by Kenobi and Commander Cody, and the assault force soon managed to reach the rendezvous point despite heavy fire from the Geonosians.[11]

Upon landing, Cody circled his All Terrain Tactical Enforcer tanks into a defensive formation, and the clone troopers engaged the enemy Geonosians. However, it was soon discovered that during the landing procedure, Kenobi's gunship[11]—the Bad Kitty—had been shot down and crashed five kilometers away from his forces' position.[12] Hoping to rescue the general, Cody called Waxer and Boil and ordered them to reach Kenobi's gunship and check it for survivors. The two troopers raced through the ongoing firefight to the downed vehicle and opened the gunship. Inside it, they found two survivors: the injured Kenobi and clone trooper Trapper. Under covering fire from the Republic's AT-TE walkers, Waxer and Boil escorted the wounded pair back to Cody's position. Later, Skywalker's and Mundi's troops—along with some BTL-B Y-wing starfighters dispatched by Admiral Wullf Yularen—arrived to assist Kenobi's men and destroyed the shield generator.[11]

Personality and traits

"Aw, you made a friend. Mission accomplished."
―Boil, to Waxer, regarding Numa — (audio)Listen (file info)
Waxer in his customized kill-marked helmet on Ryloth

Although he had been hardened by the Clone Wars,[13] Waxer was nevertheless a very compassionate soldier, showing considerable concern about Numa's well being and an amiable manner toward her. He was often rather annoyed at Boil, who initially did not care for Numa or Ryloth's locals. Waxer also showed a fair amount of disobedience by deliberately deciding not to answer a call from command and planning on lying to his superior about running into trouble and having his communications jammed. According to Kenobi, it was uncharacteristic for Waxer and Boil to be late.[3] During the Second Battle of Geonosis, Waxer was sarcastic regarding his and Boil's assignment to rescue Kenobi, complaining that they always got the "fun" missions.[11] Waxer had his naturally black hair[2] shaved clean.[3]

Equipment

During his mission to Ryloth, Waxer wore standard Phase I clone trooper armor with the 212th Attack Battalion's orange markings painted on it. By that time, Waxer's helmet was adorned with twenty-one marks, eight on the right side and thirteen on the left, along with a drawing of a battle droid.[3] On Geonosis, Waxer sported Advanced Recon Force trooper gear, also decorated with his unit's colors.[11] During both missions, he made use of a DC-15S blaster.[3][11]

Behind the scenes

Waxer was created for the 2008 The Clone Wars television series and first appeared in The Clone Wars: Slaves of the Republic - Chapter 1: The Mystery of Kiros, a comic book written by Henry Gilroy and illustrated by Scott Hepburn that serves as a tie-in to the series. Waxer then made an appearance in the twentieth episode of the series' first season, titled "Innocents of Ryloth," and the fifth episode of the second season, "Landing at Point Rain." Like all clones in the show, Waxer was voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.[8] Waxer also appeared in the young readers book The Battle for Ryloth, which features several minor inconsistencies with "Innocents of Ryloth." In it, both Waxer and Boil initially hesitate to take Numa with them, but ultimately decide to do so and then take her straight to Kenobi.

Waxer was later featured as a playable character in the Nintendo DS edition of the 2009 video game Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes, where his participation in the Battle of Ryloth was portrayed differently from "Innocents of Ryloth." In the game, Waxer teams up with Ahsoka Tano to destroy the proton cannons. The two advance through the streets of one of Ryloth's settlements, fighting B1 battle droids and B2 super battle droids along the way and working together to activate switches and open doors. Just near the plaza where the proton cannons are located, Waxer and Tano are temporarily stopped by a shielded turret but manage to deactivate its shield by overloading the nearby power generators. After destroying the turret, Waxer and Tano find out that the entrance to the plaza is sealed. They contact General Kenobi—who, along with Commander Cody, is advancing from the other side of the town—and request his assistance. Kenobi soon arrives, helps Tano to open the gates, and the two Jedi successfully destroy the cannons.

Appearances

  • Star Wars The Clone Wars 1: Slaves of the Republic - Chapter 1: The Mystery of Kiros (First appearance)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Innocents of Ryloth"
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Battle for Ryloth
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (Nintendo DS edition)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Landing at Point Rain"

Sources

  • StarWars.com The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Innocents of Ryloth on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Visual Guide Ultimate Battles
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Official Episode Guide: Season 1
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season One
  • StarWars.com The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Landing at Point Rain on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  •  Numa in the Databank

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4  Clone troopers in the Databank
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Innocents of Ryloth"
  4. Star Wars The Clone Wars 1: Slaves of the Republic - Chapter 1: The Mystery of Kiros
  5. Star Wars The Clone Wars 2: Slaves of the Republic - Chapter 2: Slave Traders of Zygerria
  6. Star Wars The Clone Wars 6: Slaves of the Republic - Chapter 6: Escape from Kadavo
  7. Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Storm Over Ryloth"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 StarWars.com The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Innocents of Ryloth on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  9. Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Liberty on Ryloth"
  10. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Landing at Point Rain"
  12. StarWars.com The Clone Wars Episode Guide: Landing at Point Rain on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  13. Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes Nintendo DS edition in-game databank

External links


This article uses material from the "Waxer" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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