Star Wars The Clone Wars Characters Based On Thor & Dr Doom Explained

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Characters Based On Thor & Dr Doom Explained

Star Wars: The Clone Wars did a great job giving individual clones their own identities, and two were inspired by Marvel’s Thor and Doctor Doom.



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Star Wars The Clone Wars Characters Based On Thor & Dr Doom Explained

One of the most impressive things Star Wars: The Clone Wars did was provide individual clone troopers of the Republic Army with their own identities, and two were inspired by Marvel’s Thor and Doctor Doom. Both commanders who served during the Clone Wars, both of their armor’s paint, detailing, names, and even their weapons were meant to evoke the God of Thunder and arch-foe of the Fantastic Four respectively. Here’s the history and eventual fates of Clone Commanders Thorn and Doom.

Like Commander Doom, Thorn was bred and trained to be a clone trooper on the planet Kamino. However, rather than leading troops in the far reaches of space such as the Outer Rim, Commander Thorn was stationed as the commander of the Coruscant Guard’s diplomatic service, making his first appearance in Clone Wars season 6 as an escort to Senator Amidala during her negotiations with the InterGalactic Banking Clan along with the Separatists. However, Jedi and Sith trainer Count Dooku sent an invasion force which led to Thorn’s men being killed. As the last clone standing, Thorn fought back against the Separatist droids with his rotary cannon named “Hammer”, even using it as a melee weapon before he was eventually killed as well. Combined with his painted red armor and wings on his helmet, Thorn’s inspiration was very much Marvel’s God of Thunder and King of Asgard.

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In contrast, Clone Commander Doom was sent out into the war, leading his forces under the leadership of Jedi General Tiplee and her sister Tiplar. Doom’s first appearance was also in Clone Wars season 6 during the Battle of Ringo Vinda which saw their troops being supported by General Anakin Skywalker and the 501st. However, when one of Skywalker’s clones troopers named Tup suffered from a malfunction and the early activation of his Order 66 protocols, one of Doom’s Jedi generals was killed which forced the remaining Republic forces to retreat in the chaos. Unlike Thorn, Commander Doom’s ultimate fate is not known, and it’s possible that he survived to participate in Order 66 at the end of the war and subsequently became a part of the new Empire. Armed with twin pistols, Doom’s armor and helmet resemble Marvel’s Doctor Doom with the majority being painted green with yellow highlights, along with the white parts of the armor being so battle-scarred they’re almost gray.

While Doom’s name is never spoken in the episode itself, nor is the name of Thorn’s rotary cannon, the accompanying episode guides served to confirm the Marvel inspirations for both, existing as fun Easter eggs for MCU and Star Wars fans alike. Thorn and Doom aren’t the only living Easter eggs either. The 501st’s Clone Commander Appo featured a blue arrow on his helmet, referencing Avatar: The Last Airbender and its flying bison named Appa, seeing how supervising director Dave Filoni worked on Avatar prior to Clone Wars.

The nods to other properties using the armor and weapons of clone troopers is incredibly creative while also communicating the levels of detail given to Star Wars: The Clone Wars that’s very impressive. Likewise, giving individual clones their own styles and personalities was a great way to have fans care about each of the clones, while also differentiating them as living and free-thinking individuals as opposed to the droid armies of the Separatists. In Thorn and Doom’s case, it’s also just cool to see clones based on Marvel’s Thor and Doctor Doom as well.

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