ARC Troopers or Advanced Recon Commando Troopers were the elite of the elite. Described by Jedi Master General Obi-Wan Kenobi when addressing his own squadron, “ARC troopers, you were selected for this task because you are the best; the elite. You all know what to do.” Several of the more popular Clone Troopers belonged to this elite group, including Clone Commander Cody, Clone Captain Rex, members of the Domino Squad, Fives and Echo, and Commander Gree. Members of the the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars they were known as being some if the most skilled soldiers in the galaxy.
The Clone Army as created by the by scientists on the planet Kamino, aided the Jedi forces against the Separatists during what was known as the Clone Wars. Ultimately run by the Galactic Senate under the leadership of Chancellor Palpatine, the Clones would find that their very existence was part of a much greater plan of galactic oppression and control. When Finding that the Clones were commissioned by Jedi Master Sifo-Dyas, Obi-Wan sets out to find the truth behind the creation of an army exactly when the Jedi needed them most. Finding that the commission process for the clones was secretly handled by Sith Lord Darth Tyranus, or more commonly known as Count Duku, after he killed Sifo-Dyas, the web of lies and deceit make themselves known as the true reason for the Clone Wars become less and less apparent. Describing their utility after finding out about their existence, Yoda had this to say “A weapon they are. Obey orders without question for good or ill. For now they fight for us. Who is to say what the future holds?” This foreshadows the infamous “Order 66” which signaled the end of The Clone Wars and the start of the Galactic Empire under Emperor Palpatine’s New Order.
ARC Trooper Costume: The Basics
ARC Trooper Costume: Weapons
ARC Trooper Costume: Specific ARC Troopers
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