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2. The story of Rex’s journey from ‘that’ moon to Rebels
Who would have thought, 12 years ago, that The Clone Wars would end with a clone and a former Jedi teaming up to escape Order 66?
Captain Rex seemed like any other clone at the start of all this. But he has since grown to become one of the most beloved and significant characters in the story of the rebellion against the Galactic Empire.
About 15 years exist between when we see him at the end of “Victory and Death” and when we meet him again in Rebels. We don’t know much about how he got to that point. Now might be the perfect time to explore that time period in his life.
So far in canon, we haven’t gotten a story told from the perspective of a clone. There’s a lot of weight to unpack there. Now that his only purpose — to fight for the Republic — is gone, what does he have to live for? How does he deal with the pain of losing so many of his brothers until he finds a cause to fight for again?
Before The Clone Wars, a book like this might not have been possible. But Karen Traviss’s Republic Commando legends series, as well as the show that came soon after, has already proven that clones aren’t actually identical copies of each other in mind. Only in body.
Rex is a war veteran who deserted the army and went into hiding after one of the most catastrophic events in recent galactic history. He has a lot of stories to tell. Let’s hear some of them.