30 Facts About Captain Rex


Captain Rex is a fictional character in the Star Wars franchise created by George Lucas.

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Captain Rex is an ARC clone trooper of the Grand Army of the Republic, cloned from bounty hunter Jango Fett, and serves the Galactic Republic under the command of Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and Jedi Commander Ahsoka Tano.

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Captain Rex was distinguished by his use of twin blaster pistols in combat.

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Captain Rex is characterized as believing it is his duty to not only carry out orders but to protect the men under his command; however, his belief in the Republic wavers over the course of the series.

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Captain Rex was developed as the central personality to which the troopers around him aspired and featured in story arcs exploring his character development.

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Captain Rex became a favorite among fans, consistently placing in fan polls and Star Wars character ranking lists.

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Previously, the name Captain Rex was used for the error-prone rookie droid pilot RX-24 of Star Tours, who replaced an earlier concept of an unpredictable and risk-taking Clone Wars veteran.

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Captain Rex, characterized as the central personality type to which the other clones aspired, was placed in the center, and the other clones, who represented an excess of certain traits relative to Captain Rex, were placed around the edges of the triangle.

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Captain Rex'straining is described as having instilled a belief that a soldier's highest calling is duty, though his belief wavers over the course of the Clone Wars and he comes to question the purpose of the conflict.

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The entry characterized Captain Rex as coming to admire and even imitate Anakin Skywalker's improvisation and willingness to bend rules.

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Captain Rex is distinguished by close-shaved blond hair and stylized hawk eyes adorning his helmets; like all members of the 501st, his armor bears blue markings.

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Later in the series, Captain Rex's armor bears tally marks, representing kills, and Filoni felt it communicated that Captain Rex "is becoming something of a little legend" because he is "a long term survivor of the Clone Wars".

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Filoni developed an in-universe backstory for the design and felt that Captain Rex "trying to wear the same armor" by welding together a hybrid version was a good character trait that added to his uniqueness.

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Filoni characterized this specialized helmet and "hodgepodge of old gear and new gear" as indicative of Captain Rex's distrust in the quality of the new armor and Captain Rex's belief that with "classic stuff, the craftsmanship is a little better".

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Captain Rex continues to wear his helmet and parts of his clone trooper armor in his Rebels appearances.

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Captain Rex is involved in a season six story arc centering on a conspiracy regarding the clone troopers.

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Captain Rex is a principal character in the Bad Batch story arc, an unfinished story arc released as completed animatics; the arc was released in completed form as part of the seventh season of The Clone Wars, released on Disney+ in 2020.

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Shortly after Fives' death, Captain Rex discovers a transmission from Echo, previously thought to have been killed in action, and leads a successful mission to rescue him, with help from Anakin and Clone Force 99, a squad of clone troopers with genetic mutations.

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Captain Rex appears in the final story arc of the series, the Siege of Mandalore, set during Revenge of the Sith.

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Captain Rex was added to the main cast of Star Wars Rebels television series, set fifteen years after The Clone Wars, in the second season.

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However, Captain Rex convinces Wolffe the rebels can be trusted and repels the Empire, in turn earning Kanan's trust.

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Captain Rex appears in The Bad Batch animated series, which continues the story of the eponymous clone trooper team in the immediate aftermath of The Clone Wars.

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Captain Rex told Cut about the inhibitor chips that caused regular clones to turn on the Jedi, and Cut relays this information to the Bad Batch when they visit him the following day.

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Captain Rex helps the others subdue Wrecker, after which the Bad Batch have their chips removed and they part ways with Captain Rex.

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In March 2016, Filoni supported the former fan theory of Captain Rex being the older member of Han Solo's raiding party, previously known in Legends continuity as Nik Sant, on Endor in Return of the Jedi.

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Captain Rex was the featured character for the 2010 Star Wars merchandise trade dress created by Pilot Studio.

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In 2020, Hot Toys produced a sixth scale action figure of Captain Rex, featuring a head sculpt, which is modeled after Temuera Morrison, and a second helmet.

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Baker was surprised Captain Rex became well-liked because the clone troopers were not established as distinct characters in the films.

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Captain Rex was ranked 36 in IGN's Top 100 Star Wars characters, where he was described as having a "silly name" but "bad ass".

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Eric Goldman felt that the Rebels reunion between Captain Rex and Ahsoka was a poignant moment and the emotional highlight of "Relics of the Old Republic".

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