In the Star Wars universe, the Republic's troopers went by the designation "CT." The Empire's troopers started going by "TK" very early on, as seen in The Bad Batch. CT presumably, if not explicitly, stands for "Clone Trooper." Does TK stand for anything?

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    It stands for, "The license plate joke is getting old. We should change 'THX' to something else."
    – Buzz
    Jul 31, 2021 at 2:53
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    Under the command of Tarkin (TK)? Jul 31, 2021 at 21:04
  • @spacepheonix Maybe originally but apparently not anymore if so. It's used before he became a Grand Moff and after he died.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Jul 31, 2021 at 23:20
  • Perhaps “Troop K”. This Star Wars Fandom wiki page seems to indicate that the Empire switched from the “CT” designation to an alphanumeric operating number system that was more designed perhaps to designate the troop or battle group the individual belonged to rather than type of unit and also to distinguish officers from the soldiers. starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Operating_number Aug 1, 2021 at 3:34
  • Yes, he stands for sentry duty and when an officer enters the room.
    – Valorum
    May 14 at 18:05


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