24. Rex and Cody
The Clone Wars animated series looked at the war between the Republic and the Separatists much closer than the Star Wars films allowed. And while all of the clones share the same face and the same voice, several of them stood out as individuals. None moreso, though, than Rex and Cody. Rex and Cody were more than clones; they were brothers who trusted each other and who were committed to giving their all to the cause of the Republic. The clones who followed them knew they could rely on them, and Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker shared a special camaraderie with these two clone military leaders.
The clones were designed to earn the Jedi’s trust and then be in the perfect position to betray and execute them. But Rex and Cody weren’t bad guys. They were conditioned to do what they were designed for. Thanks to the quick-thinking of Ahsoka Tano, who also trusted Rex as a friend, Rex was able to have his inhibitor chip removed and eliminate his compulsion to exterminate the Jedi. Sadly, Cody didn’t have the same opportunity. After trying and failing to kill Obi-Wan Kenobi, Cody went on to serve the Empire in the enslavement of Kashyyyk, Chewbacca’s homeworld. The brotherhood Rex and Cody shared makes Cody’s story all the more tragic.