c. 32 BBY
c. 22 BBY
- "Why carry such a heavy burden on your own, when you have your brothers at your side?"
- ―99 speaking to Hevy
99 was a clone trooper born around 32 BBY, but was malformed. As a result of his flaws, he grew up as a member of Tipoca City's maintenance crew. He cleaned up after cadets' training exercises and after they slept. As a result of his duties, he had the chance to observe Domino Squad practice and get ready for their graduation. He found they had trouble working together and were frustrated with each other. One night, trooper Hevy was so frustrated, he packed up and was ready to go AWOL from the clone army when 99 approached him. Hevy complained that his squad was going to fail and he wanted to get out. 99, very dedicated to the GAR, attempted to convince Hevy that he was being irrational and that he would let all his brothers down if he left. Against 99's persuasion, Hevy left the room.
Later the next day, before Domino Squad's second final exam, the other four members were getting worried and wondered what had happened to Hevy. Just before the test, Hevy showed up, inspired by 99's talk and helped Domino Squad pass the test, letting them become troopers in the Grand Army. After passing, Hevy gave his medal to 99 in appreciation for convincing him to come back.
An attack was launched on Kamino by General Grievous and Asajj Ventress and 99 wanted to help. The Separatists used Trident Drills to breach a hangar, and 99 ran by, giving them rifles. During the battle, Commander Havoc told him to get out of the hangar because it was not the place for him. Because of the distraction, Havoc was shot in the head and died. Later on, 99 decided to help a group of clone cadets, two future ARC troopers, Commander Cody and Captain Rex. He assisted them repel the Separatist droids in the barracks by supplying weapons, but the group soon ran out of grenades. Heroically, 99 jumped out of cover to get more, but was shot in the back by battle droids, causing his heroic death.
In the honor of him, a elite clone trooper squad with genetic modifications known as "Clone Force 99" was named after him for his heroics during the Battle for Anaxes.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "ARC Troopers"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Clone Cadets"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Bad Batch" (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Defenders of the Republic
- 99 on Wookieepedia
- Clone 99 on starwars.com (backup link)
- Clone Card: 99 on starwars.com (backup link)
- Clone troopers in the Databank (backup link)
- Dataclip: ARC Troopers on Cartoon Network.com
- Star Wars Insider 125
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Comic UK 6.20
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Magazine 5
- Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide: Updated and Expanded
- "ARC Troopers" episode guide on starwars.com (backup link)
- "Clone Cadets" episode guide on starwars.com (backup link)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Clone troopers in the Databank (backup link)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 See Regulation 4, Clone Trooper Birth Date
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 The Essential Reader's Guide
- ↑ Clone 99 in the Encyclopedia
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Clone Cadets"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "ARC Troopers"
- ↑ The clone cadet graduation takes place in 22 BBY because the episode it airs in takes place between the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film and "Ambush", both of which are in 22 BBY. Source: Chronicling the Clone Wars on starwars.com by Leland Chee