Died: 19 BBY, Desix
Species: Human (clone)
Height: 1.83 meters
Brawling Parry: 5D
Vehicle Blasters: 5D
Repulsorlift Operation: 5D
Move: 10 (9)
Force Sensitive: No
Force Points: 1
Dark Side Points: 0
Character Points: 2
Phase II Clonetrooper Armour (+2D Physical, +1D Energy, -2D Dexterity, -1 Move)
DC-15A blaster carbine (5D)
Backpack with Explosives and Detonators
Description: "Nova" was a clone stormtrooper who served under the Galactic Empire. Nova served under the command of Commander Cody during a Mission to Desix. He was killed during a mission on the planet Desix after being shot by commando droids and spilling a backpack full of explosives, which detonated.
"Nova" was created on the planet Kamino as a clone of the human male bounty hunter Jango Fett to serve as a clone trooper in the Galactic Republic's clone army during the Clone Wars against the Separatist Alliance. The war ended in 19 BBY with the fall of the Separatists, and Nova continued as a stormtrooper in the Imperial Army of the Galactic Empire, the Republic's successor. While the Separatists' droid army had been deactivated at the end of the war, one Separatist world named Desix reprogrammed the local battle droid forces, led by the local Governor Tawni Ames, and used them to resist the Empire's attempts at annexing the planet. The Empire's appointed governor, Grotton, and his troopers were arrested as a result and held at Desix City.
Nova was subsequently deployed as part of a squad led by Clone Commander CC-2224 "Cody" to quash the Separatist forces on Desix and rescue Governor Grotton. The clone carried a backpack of grenades, and his squad was accompanied by the clone commando and sharpshooter CT-9904 "Crosshair." The unit traveled to the world aboard a Nu-class attack/transport shuttle. However, Ames had seen through the Empire's ploy and had her droids shoot down the shuttle. The Nu-class shuttle crashed onto a sector of Desix's farmlands, many of the clones on board perishing in the process. Nova, though, was among the survivors, who hid while a scout party of B1-series battle droids checked for survivors. Cody and Crosshair, also among the clone survivors, eliminated the droids after they reported "no survivors," and the rest of the clone survivors came out of hiding.
Breaching the perimeter
With the shuttle down, Cody led Novaâ€”and the other clones that were not injured or deadâ€”on foot towards Desix's capital. As the squad approached the bridge to the city, which was guarded by several B1 battle droids and an Armored Assault Tank Mk I "AAT," Cody led the clones into a covered position while Crosshair positioned himself to assault the sentry forces head on with his 773 Firepuncher rifle. Nova and the others watched as the commando drew the tank's fire until he could fire a shot straight into the barrel, destroying the tank and the surrounding B1s. The rest of the squad then advanced to the AAT's wreckage, taking fire from droids positioned at the city walls with RPS-6 rocket launchers.
Once Crosshair had taken out the rocket launcher droids, Cody had Nova counter another wave of B1 battle droids with one of his thermal detonators, allowing their squad to advance. Cody, Nova, and another trooper then attached grappling hooks on their DC-15A blaster carbines and used them to travel up to a gap above the city's closed main gate. Once at the gap, Nova dropped a Electro Magnetic Pulse grenade "droid popper" to disable several defending droids behind the gate as he, Cody, and their comrade descended down to engage more of the B1s. With the other trooper opening the gate for the rest of the squad, the clones were able to capture the main gate area, Nova holding position as his comrades joined him.
Assault into the streets
Crosshair deduced that a T-series tactical droid was coordinating the droid forces, Cody deciding to split the clones into two teams. The commander chose Nova and the clone "Wyler" to join him and the sharpshooter in taking the north access while the other team took the south one. Nova's team made their way through a residence area, eliminating sentry droids as they moved through the alleyways. That was when they began hearing droidekas approaching, the troopers raising their weapons in caution. One droideka then appeared behind Nova and Wyler, gunning down the latter clone. After Nova took cover with Cody and Crosshair, his latter comrade told him to use a droid popper. Nova threw one, but it bounced off of the droideka's deflector shield and dealt no damage to it.
The droideka advanced down the stairs, pursuing Cody and Crosshair. Nova fired at it from behind drawing the droid towards him. As the droideka rolled forward, shields down in doing so, the clone hit it with a droid popper, disabling his enemy. The trio rushed up the stairs and through more of the residence area as two more droidekas fired from a position above them. Nova used another droid popper to eliminate two B1 battle droids setting a trap, he and his comrades firing on further B1s as they moved into the subsequent street section. They were pinned down by more droids firing from above, which Nova held off briefly. Once Crosshair located the tactical droid at the city Bell Tower, he had Nova throw a sticky grenade onto a droid which fell through a droideka's shield, wiping out both.
The three clones moved through a courtyard and into the Bell Tower. Inside, they found an abandoned holding chamber, with Grotton's Imperial kepi on a chair. That was when BX-series droid commandos jumped down from above, forcing the clones to fallback towards a spiral staircase. Returning fire, Nova attempted to fetch and throw a grenade, but was gunned down by a droid commando, his backpack spilling multiple grenades that activated. Cody and Crosshair made up the stairs as the grenades wiped out the droids and what was left of Nova, the commander shouting his trooper's name as he retreated.
As a clone stormtrooper, Nova wore standard-issue Phase II clone trooper armor that was devoid of any markings or color. He was armed with a DC-15A blaster carbine and carried a backpack filled with explosives.