During the clone rebellion on Kamino, the 501st secured Jango Fett's DNA template before finishing off the remaining renegade clones. That was about a decade before the rebellion's attack. So are there any sources regarding how long the Empire or its successors continued to use cloned Stormtroopers, and more specifically how long did they continue to use Jango Fett's template? Did the Empire or its successors eventually lose/destroyed it, or do they still possess it?

  • I've heard rumours (possibly based on the screening of the Rebels season 2 premiere in Anaheim last month) that the clone troopers were retired pretty quickly after the Clone Wars. We'll more than likely learn more in season 2 of Rebels – Jason Baker May 10 '15 at 0:12
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    I don't know if we have an answer to the last question (does the Empire still possess the DNA template?), but my answer to another question sums up what we know about how long they continued to use Fett's clones (to the best of my knowledge it's still up to date). – Null May 11 '15 at 15:26
  • I believe there's some discussion on it in some of the Legends. They began phasing out clones after the clone wars slowly as the empire moved to using non-clone troops. By the end, many of the clones have been replaced. I think I read something about this in Alligance – MAF May 11 '15 at 19:12
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    Weren't the Kamino's purged after their involvement in the renegade cloning attempt? With the loss of Kamino expertise the Empire would be limited to less effective cloning techniques (Spaarti produce worse troops). – Tyson of the Northwest Aug 26 '15 at 21:14
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    @TysonoftheNorthwest To hide the rebellion before its maturity, all rebel clones were created and trained in a single city while the rest of the planet continue the facade of serving the Empire. The Clone Masters were titles given to the technical heads of the rebel effort. When the rebellion was put down, only the rebel city was destroyed and surviving Clone Masters were pressed back into Imperial service. So I would say Kaminoan cloning expertise didn't suffer major setbacks, only a major loss of trust from the Emperor. – thegreatjedi Aug 28 '15 at 14:41

Star Wars: The Clone Wars implied that the template wouldn't last infinitely.

From the episode Clone Cadets:

Ever since the unfortunate death of Jango Fett, we have had to stretch his DNA to produce more clones...

...Sometimes our efforts are less than successful.

Star Wars: Rebels shows that the Empire no longer uses the clone troopers.

Without being explicably told what happened, we can probably assume that the template was corrupted beyond use and/or the Empire decided to retire it along with the clone program.

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