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Blast him!
~ Cody betraying Obi-Wan Kenobi, after receiving Order 66.

CC-2224, also known as "Cody", is a recurring character throughout the Star Wars franchise. He appears as a major character in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and later as a minor antagonist in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. He was a Clone soldier bred on Kamino and served as a commander of the Grand Army of the Republic as part of the 212th Attack Battalion and was assigned under the command of Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi. While he appears initially good and fights for the Galactic Republic, Cody later turned traitor due to Order 66 being executed and betrayed his Jedi superiors as part of the grand plan of establishing the Galactic Empire and its dominance over the entire galaxy.

As with other clones, he was portrayed by Temuera Morrison in the movie and voiced by Dee Bradley Baker in The Clone Wars.

Biography

Birth and Early Life

CC-2224 was born on Kamino along with his other brothers as he was bread to be a soldier for the newly formed Grand Army of the Republic and was created for the sole purporse of fighting to preserve and protect the Galactic Republic. During his early years, Cody trained on Kamino and drew alwasy-prying eyes from the Kaminoans, his creators, due to his notably independent nature in comparison to the other clones. Sometime during his training, he was assigned to special training where he met CT-7567, later known as Captain Rex, and the two quickly became friends during training before Cody was deployed to the field for combat.

Assignment to Kenobi

After being sent out to the front lines, Cody was assigned to the 7th Sky Corps where he served as both leader and commander of the Republic military unit. Cody would later be assigned to a Jedi General to serve under as was the rule for all Clone commanders and was assigned to Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi.

In what turned out to be one of the final battles of the Clone Wars, Kenobi along with his clone troops under Cody were sent to Utapau where the Seperatist Leadership was hiding, with the mission to destroy the Seperatist military commander General Grievous. Shortly after Kenobi killed Grievous however Cody and his clone troops received a transmission from Darth Sidious to execute Order 66, a secret programming imprinted (in form of a control chip in their heads that forces them to obey orders) into all clones to turn on and execute their Jedi Generals for alleged "treason" against the Republic if ordered to do so by the Sith Lord. Cody and his men immediately turned on Kenobi and opened fire on him while he was leading a mop up of the Seperatist remnants on the back of his varactyl Boga, causing them both to fall into a river. The clones failed to locate Kenobi, who survived the fall and eventually managed to escape in Grievous's personal ship. Cody is last seen telling his troopers to start getting onto the Venator-class Star Destroyers after giving up on the search for Kenobi.

Imperial Career

After Order 66, Sidious' rise to power was completed with his ascension as the Emperor of the Galactic Empire. As a result of the Grand Army's reorganization into the Stormtrooper Corps, Cody and the remaining clone troopers who survived the Clone Wars composed the first generation of Stormtroopers. Ultimately, Cody remained in service to the empire for years. In that time, he witnessed the rise in recruitment of birth-born Humans as stormtroopers, which led to the decline of the Jango Fett clones.

18 years after the Clone Wars, Cody was in charge of an Stormtrooper Battalion that was stationed in Timira City, one of the cloning facilities located on Kamino. In addition to providing security to the facility, he regularly tested his soldiers with drill exercises, only to be disappointed by the enlisted troopers under his command. Likewise, the men were not particularly fond of the Commander's leadership style. A recruit expressed his disdain—a sentiment shared by his comrades—for patrol duty. To the troopers, patrolling Timira City was not unnecessary due to the heavily fortified condition of Kamino; it was extremely aggravating because of the endless rain and thunderstorms. In sum, the inhospitable climate conditions of Kamino and Cody's bitter attitude produced a significantly low troop morale among the men.

Around the same time, the Imperials failed to prevent one of Darth Vader's test subjects—a rogue clone of Galen Marek—from escaping Kamino. The clone later returned at the head of the Alliance Fleet, hence resulting in an assault on Kamino. The Imperial garrison in Timira City was wiped out by the rebels and Vader himself was captured by the Alliance, thus marking the Rebellion's first major victory in the Galactic Civil War, and leaving Cody's fate ambiguous.

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  • Cody is currently rumored to be returning in the upcoming Disney+ television series Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, as it's being reported that Temuera Morrison will be appearing in the show. Of course, maybe Morrison is playing Boba Fett just like he did in The Mandalorian and will be doing in The Book of Boba Fett.

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