• Mattie Stu

Star Wars: A Look at Captain Fordo

Captain Fordo was by no means a subtle man, preferring straightforward tactics and overwhelming firepower as opposed to complicated strategies. He was known for his bombastic approach to any given situation, which awarded him success after success. However, Fordo was very modest, and often refused to take credit for his actions in favour of valuing the contributions of those who fell on the battlefield. Even in the direst situations, Fordo’s unfailing courage enabled him to fight on. Occasionally, the captain disobeyed his superiors if he felt they were jeopardizing his objectives, as seen with Ki-Adi-Mundi on Hypori.

At the beginning of the Clone Wars, Fordo wore a lighter version of the Phase I clone armour called ARC trooper armour, which he customised with red markings. The armour featured a wide array of equipment, such as a grappling hook, a comlink system, a rangefinder, a blast-dampening grey pauldron that held ammunition, a kama, and a belt featuring a dual pouch holster for his twin DC-17 hand blasters. The captain also possessed a portable holographic projector and a pair of white macrobinoculars. Fordo’s phase II armour sported red markings similar to his Phase I ARC trooper armour. However, it did not feature his kama, pauldron ammunition pouch attachment, and his dual pouch blaster holders. As a result of his honorary actions on Hypori, Fordo’s new helmet featured Jaig eyes.

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