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“Is it the Mando thing that's coming between us, dear?"—Fi and Barlex
"Just my appreciation of the irony that we're fighting Mando mercenaries in some places.”
Barlex was the nickname of a clone trooper who served in the rank of sergeant of the 212th Attack Battalion and in Parjai Squad under Clone Marshal Commander CC-2224 "Cody" and General Obi-Wan Kenobi was. Like many of his brothers born on Kamino and trained. In 21 BBY, Barlex developed a strong dislike for Mandalorians due to several of the mercenaries fighting for the Separatist Alliance, and he expressed this to the clone commandos of Omega Squad. He later received an order of Jedi General Arligan Zey. The aim of the mission was the discontinuation of the Omega Squads on the planet Gaftikar. They flew with a Republic Auxiliary Vessel, the Core Conveyor, the course had to Mirial, to the site.
“Couldn't you at least get us matte-black ones? I don't want to plunge to my doom with uncoordinated accessories. People will talk."—Fi appeals to Barlex for black winged jed packs
"You'll have white, and like it.”
Barlex was a Kamino-bred clone of the Mandalorian bounty hunter Jango Fett, and served within the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars between the Old Galactic Republic and the Separatist Alliance. In 21 BBY, he served in the rank of sergeant and senior NCO of Parjai Squad, part of the paratrooper 2nd Airborne Company. This company was itself a part of the 212th Attack Battalion of the 7th Sky Corps, assigned to the Third Systems Army. In route to the planet Gaftikar before continuing to Mirial aboard the Republic auxiliary freighter Core Conveyor, he met with the clone commandos of Omega Squad in the ship's hangar. He greeted the commandos with a snide remark about their armor, which was fitted with winged jetpack. The Clone Commando Fi almost hit Barlex in the face when he extended his wings, and proceeded to make several attempts at humor. The NCO however was unsmiling, and pointed out to the Mandalorian-trained commandos that members of their adopted culture were often fighting for the Separatists as mercenaries. This led to the compartment going quiet before the squad's Sergeant Niner both subtly and unofficially reprimanded Fi. Barlex then walked off without a word when the Niner suggest they contact their Jedi Commander and General Arligan Zey.
Personality and traitsEdit
“Nice of you to join us, Omega, and may I be the first to say that you look like a bunch of complete prats?”—Barlex greets Omega Squad
By the time Barlex met Omega Squad, he had become weary of supporting special forces and had lost ten clone brothers to Mandalorians. Like other members of the 2nd Airborne, this meant he held strong feelings of animosity towards them and their culture. He thus resented Omega Squad due to their adopting the Mandalorian mindset, and made several vindictive comments to the squad. However, he dropped the topic and walked off after a moment when Niner suggested they get in contact with General Zey, with Darman believing the sergeant withheld a final comment.