Aliases: TX-422
Continuity: Star Wars
Notability: Minor character
Type: Stormtrooper
Gender: Male
Race: Clone
Location: Death Star I
Status: Deceased
Died: 0 BBY

TK-422 is a fictional character featured in the Star Wars multimedia franchise. Played by an uncredited actor, TK-422 first appeared in the 1977 film Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Biography Edit

TK-422 was a member of the Imperial Stormtrooper Corps serving aboard the Death Star space station in the years prior to the Battle of Yavin. In 0 BBY, the Empire managed to capture a renegade freighter ship known as the Millennium Falcon. TK-422 and his comrade-in-arms TK-421 were assigned to guard a scanning crew instructed to search the ship for life forms. The ship's crew, which consisted of pilot Han Solo, co-pilot Chewbacca and passengers Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO and R2-D2 ambushed the scanning crew and knocked them out. Pretending to be one of the technicians, Han called down to the two Stormtroopers, requesting their aid. The soldiers walked up the boarding ramp to the Falcon, but upon doing so, they were jumped and knocked unconscious. Han and Luke stripped the Stormtroopers of their armor and used it to disguise themselves so they could sneak about the station unmolested. Han donned TK-422's uniform, but complained about the smell, suggesting that the soldier actually lived inside his armor. [1] When the station became alerted to their presence, they sent a team down to inspect the ship again. TK-421 and TK-422 were taken to the infirmary, but they died later when the Death Star was destroyed by Luke Skywalker. [2]

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • The character of TK-422 was created by writer and director George Lucas.
  • In the Marvel Comics adaptation of A New Hope, TK-421 and TK-422 were actually part of the scanning crew that inspected the falcon. This minor departure from film canon was likely made for the sake of efficiency. Another change in the comic series was the code designation used for the Stormtroopers. TK-421 was identified as TX-421. Presumably, TK-422 was designated TX-422, though he was never directly addressed in the series. [3]
  • TK-422 was included in the Star Wars Customizable Card Game - Special Edition Expansion Set, copyright 1998, from Decipher, Inc.

See also Edit


The World of Star Wars

Star Wars miscellaneous

External Links Edit

References Edit

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