Clone Wars The Captain Rex thread

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  1. Coric Force Ghost

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    No.
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  2. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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  3. Seerow SWTV★Manager

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    She is usually called commander. I'm a little confused about it myself. I mean Barriss is Luminara's Padawan and doesn't Gree serve under her and yet is a Clone Commander?
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  4. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    I didn't think Gree was 'officially' assigned as Luminara's Commander. I'm probably wrong though. :p I don't think Anakin/Ahsoka/Rex command as many men as Obi-Wan/Cody do.
  5. Seerow SWTV★Manager

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    I wouldn't think so if the 501st is like a Special Ops group.
  6. QuangoFett Force Ghost

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    I don't think the 501st is a special forces unit. They don't seem averse to brazen frontal assaults, from Umbara to the Jedi Temple, though they certainly seem to be considered a cut above the rest of the clone army if Palpatine selects them to deal with the Jedi. Their tactics are pretty much standard for SW's regular forces.

    Their lack of vast numbers might be one possible reason why their unit commander is still jut a Captain. Also, considering he has a "CT" prefix to his designation rather than a "CC" prefix, Rex might be prevented from becoming a Commander by regulations forbidding any clone who hasn't gone through the specific "CC" training regimen from taking that rank. Compare and contrast CC-4477, who is able to ascend from a Lieutenant in Ambush to a Commander in ROTS. Perhaps the 501st had a unit commander before Rex who was an actual Commander and Rex simply got a promotion without the rank. Consider also that Ahsoka serves as the Commander in the hierarchy at present so Rex may not need to take this rank even if he would otherwise.

    Come to think of it, the first meeting between newly promoted Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, Captain Rex (who may or may not have been the 501st unit commander at the time) and Admiral Yularen might be something worth seeing on-screen.
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  7. Seerow SWTV★Manager

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    @QuangoFett to the rescue. I've always been told by certain folk the 501st as a special ops group. I should probably bother to google that again at some point. They do seem to be a particularly individualistic, skilled, and lethal group just from watching. I'm fairly sure the 212th wouldn't have made it through "The General", Wolfpack probably would have been wiped out by "Darkness on Umbara"

    In that arc they seem to be a big unit. Big enough to fill an entire airbase. I'm not sure what kinda benchmark that is, probably a crappy one but thats alot of suits of blue and white armor. I guess its always possible there is something preventing Rex or that its possible there is still a commander out there I guess. Then there is Ahsoka, lots of reasons. Probably something I should stop overthinking... this is probably another one of those; "Seerow what you've got there is a round hole and a square peg in your hand, we can force it but its not worth it, here just take the round one and leave it. You'll hurt yourself..." kinda moments.
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  8. QuangoFett Force Ghost

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    The reason for Rex's surprisingly low rank is unknown.

    So it's more like an n-sided-polygon-based prism of a peg being rammed into a cavity shaped like an m-sided-polygon-based prism, with the values of n and m being unknown. They could be equal, or not. :p
  9. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    Here's the GAR ranks: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Grand_Army_of_the_Republic#Command_structure_of_regular_forces
    If that can be trusted, then Ahsoka and Cody had different roles.

    I think Appo is a replacement for both Ahsoka and Rex, so both should be out of the picture by order 66.
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  10. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Doesn't Rex lead a unit in the 501st called Torrent Company or something?
  11. Seerow SWTV★Manager

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    think I brained my damage x.x;
  12. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    In the movie, yes. I'm not sure what he's leading now.
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  13. QuangoFett Force Ghost

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    Show Spoiler
    "I was always rather fond of Snips... I mean, Commander Appo," Vader said, toeing the clone commander's helmeted severed head.
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  14. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    "Snips! You need to shave...Er... I mean Rex....Appo?" :_| -Anakin
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  15. Seerow SWTV★Manager

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    Brutal... someone call Nathan Explosion.

    Ahsoka is gonna get shot by Wolffe anyways. I'm sticking to that. <<;
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  16. QuangoFett Force Ghost

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    Lux meets his rebound dude after Ahsoka's Ambiguous Fate:

    [IMG] [IMG]

    Appux? Luppo?

    /jk :p
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  17. LordMortis315 Jedi Grand Master

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    Legion > Company; Torrent Company is part of the 501st Legion.
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  18. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    [IMG]
    :p
  19. Seerow SWTV★Manager

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    That is not Nathan Explosion. -10 points, bro.

    Here we go again -clears throat.- I think the most likely candidate to pull an order 66 on Ahsoka is Wolffe. Wolfpack is and entire group of original clone available just for this. Ahsoka has lead them quite a few times now. Rex may be with her as well, if Rex is not going to follow the order its easier to imagine it if he is not directly in charge.

    I'm SRS BSNS.
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  20. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    That's not what it was for. :p
  21. Seerow SWTV★Manager

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    I asked for Nathan Explosion and that is not what you posted.

    Not to mention Quango, "brained my damage" a few posts up so... deal. =/
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  22. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    This?
    [IMG]
  23. Seerow SWTV★Manager

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    +5. I'll have to dock you for being tardy.
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  24. KenobiSkywalker Force Ghost

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    Do I get any bonus points for buying a Captain Rex tree ornament? :p
  25. Seerow SWTV★Manager

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    Hmmm. ok. +1.
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