Wade "Ordo" Reynolds is a force-sensitive Mandalorian who helped the Rebellion special operations unit Fool's Luck Squadron during the Galactic Civil War.
When and where Wade was born is unknown. He was born as a force sensitive baby and was being transported by a Jedi through the Mandalore sector in 23BBY, so it’s guessed it was at this year he was born. The ship was shot down over Ordo. The Jedi sacrificed his saftey for Wade and died on impact. When Clan Ordo scouts investigated, the brought Wade back to see the clan leader, Wrex Ordo. They later searched through the ships records to discover his name.
Wade was raised in Clan Ordo, per Wrex’s orders. Fen Kilnala objected to the clan leader’s order strongly, but in the end, the rest of the clan united behind Wrex’s decision and it was Wrex who ordered Fen to raise the child as if he was his own.
Over the next several years, Wade grew on Fen, who never married or had children of his own, and grew fond of Wade. Fen was the clan’s best warrior and spent years with Wade out in the barren wastes teaching Wade how to hunt and fight like a Mandalorian. Wade wasn’t a standard born soldier though. At times, he was tough to handle. Wade always acted out of humor to the rest of the clan, whether that would be saying one-liners or just plain goofing off. At one point, during grenade training, he hopped on the back of a Maalraa and spoke “who wants snacks? You do!” and shoved a grenade down its throat before hoping off.
However Wade would learn the hard way that acting silly and goofy could be costly. During dueling training with the other members, he goofed off in battle. It ended up costing him almost an eye as his opponent slashed upwards with a vibrosword, slicing Wade’s face diagonally across the bridge of his nose and towards his left eye. Ashamed at himself and at what this meant to his father, Wade gave up the goofy life he grew up in and devoted himself to being more of a warrior, something Fen was relieved over. The scar on Wade’s face would remain to this day and would be a reminder of having a time and place for being goofy and being serious.
When Wade turned 17, he started dating Jul’na Carta and when he was 18 they were engaged. Fen was happy for Wade but was called to Mandalore for personal reasons. After Wade turned 19, Clan Ordo was summoned to help Dutchess Satine. Death Watch had returned over orbit of Mandalore and they had captured her. Wrex assembled his team and they set off towards Mandalore. During their travel, they got word that Satine had been killed be Pre Vizla, the leader of Death Watch, and that the rest of the clans as well as the people of Mandalore were ready to rise up against Death Watch. When Clan Ordo arrived, Wrex ordered Wade, Jul’na, Kannon Doom, and other Mandalorians to board Death Watch’s flagship while the rest of the clan would fight on the surface.
In the battle, Wade’s group would launch with their respective Basilisk War Droids, what seemed to be the remaining few still active in the galaxy. Wade’s own Basilisk, named Bob, were one of the best, however when Wade slipped back into being goofy and cocky, he ended up getting Bob shot and ruined its vocabulator. To this day, Bob’s vocabulator makes it sound like a humpback whale, a second reminder to Wade.
Inside Wade and his group fought off several Death Watch members as they made their way to the bridge. A skirmish took place in the main hangar. After thinning out the Death Watch forces, yet also losing two of his men, a Death Watch agent charged at Jul’na and used a hidden Vibrodagger on his gauntlet to stab Jul’na in the throat. Wade went into a rage and threw himself on the Death Watch agent, and ended up stabbing him through the chest with a Virbosword. Confirming his fiancée’s death, and with little time to grieve, Wade took the helmet off the Death Watch agent only to find that it was his father, Fen. Turning on his emotions, Wade ordered the rest of his group to sabotage the engine room while he went for the bridge.
On the bridge, he attack Pre Vizla with the combined might of his conflicting grieving and raged emotions. After several heated duels, Wade managed to slip behind Pre Vizla and snap his neck, killing the leader. With the rest of his team ready for evacuation and detonators primed, Wade grabbed Vizla’s Darksaber as a trophy and evacuated off the ship as it exploded above the surface of Mandalore.
Returning to Ordo, Wade would end up leaving with Kannon Doom in order to learn the ways of a mercenary and find a way to help fund Clan Ordo. Wrex understood Wade’s loss and allowed him to go. Wade also socially changed his name to Wade Ordo, and repainted his mandalorian armor from blue and red to black and blue so that he no longer honored his father. Wrex knew Reynolds was not Fen’s last name, but did not tell Wade otherwise.
For two years, Wade would train with Kannon in the art of war as well as learning how to control his new weapon, the Darksaber, for the weapon was not a conventional sword. There he would meet Tyler Denaski, a human mechanic, on Nar Shaddaa who went by the nickname Jawa. Wade and Jawa would make an excellent team, and Jawa also had several contacts he gave Wade for jobs. Eventually, Jawa would service an old protocol droid he ended up in the possession of after finding it spaced. Jawa and Wade would spend many days fixing up the droid and modifying it until eventually they could turn it on. It was then they realized it was not some simple protocol droid, but instead an assassination droid. Fortunately they had fitted it with a restraining bolt and managed to reprogram the droid to follow Wade’s commands. The droid was found out to be a CY-M Prototype droid, in which Wade nicknamed him Cid. They would also fit Cid with a holoprojector, enabling Cid to actually look like something else, whether that is another being, fake scenery, or whatever Wade needed as a distraction during missions.
Sometime later, he would get a call from Jerahi B’lock, Wade’s best friend from Clan Ordo, who would ask him to meet up in the Mandalore sector. When Wade arrived, Jerahi had already assembled a crew of Mandalorians, including Ka’lee Bralor, the daughter of Rav Bralor, on board Jerahi’s ship, the Red Comet. Clan Ordo had received a message from Yun Vizla, the son of Pre Vizla, extending a challenge to the one who killed his father. But Jerahi knew it was a trap and had asked the warriors to help Wade out. Kannon, however, parted ways from Wade as she was not involved with this fight.
The Red Comet set off for Tatooine, the location of where the duel would take place. There, Jerahi managed to trick Wade and Ka’lee into a date in the cargo hold and sealed them off for the night. Somewhat angry and Jerahi, Wade just played along as Ka’lee and himself would spend the next six hours alone. But after the whole ordeal Wade and Ka’lee ended up becoming friends, and after three hours of sparing became closer than before.
The Red Comet made its way to Anchorhead and the Mandalorian crew set off in speeder bikes to the proposed destination. There in fact, the crew was ambushed by Death Watch. Jerahi commanded his soldiers while Wade set off to find Yun in the battle. The two eventually met in the middle of the battlefield, Yun carrying a vibrosword and Wade the Darksaber. The duel went on for what seemed to be an hour, as the two of them would clash it out against each other. But in the end, Wade’s training paid off against Yun’s and Wade managed to slice off Yun’s arm. It was then that Wade decided it was better to just leave Yun in the endless desert than to kill him outright.
After the battle was over, Wade and the remaining soldiers returned to Anchorhead and set off for Ordo in the Red Comet. There Wade spent more time with Ka’lee, relieved of her safety. After reaching Ordo, Jerahi gave Wade the Red Comet to help him out in his travels. While there, the mechanics took four months in helping to refit the freighter in order to fit Bob in one of the cargo bays and allow safe passage in and out of the ship. During the time in drydock, Wade and Ka’lee announced their engagement. The week before Wade left, the two got married, Wade used his actual name during the ceremony, and held their honeymoon off world.
In 1 BBY, Wade and his droids ended up joining the Rebel Alliance division as a mercenary and would help them out in whatever capacity they needed. He ended up being assigned to Grey Squadron, under the command of General Rahm Kota and X2, a former Clone Trooper, yet he would later reveal he was a clone of a Jedi Knight Falon Grey.
We’re Not the Nut Squad
A year later, Wade was reassigned to a newly formed Special Operations group called the Fool’s Luck Squadron, named after the founder’s ship. There Wade would grow a new friendship with founder Zedd Overkill and engineering specialist Kelin Narva. The team would be stationed on an abandoned base on the north pole of Telos and would be stationed with Starkiller and Tallon Squadrons. Since the pilots were there more for the defense of Telos and less for Fool’s Luck Squadron, they didn’t get out much and found themselves with plenty of spare time.
One of the Fool’s Luck Squadron’s early missions was to infiltrate an Imperial base and sabotage it so that a fleet of Rebellion troops could set down on the moon of Dxun safely and set up a listening post there. With Cid’s holoprojectors, they managed to infiltrate the facility without detection and begin the sabotage. The only unfortunate part is when Kelin noticed during the middle of the mission that this was more than just a simple base, it was an Imperial Security Bureau instillation. What made it worse, every Storm Trooper on base knew about the teams infiltration and ambushed the squad in the main server rooms. Between Cid, Wade, and Zedd, they held off the forces long enough for Kelin to rewire the power to wipe the memory of all the data by issuing a force shutdown. It wasn’t until they were leaving the server room that Kelin’s power fix didn’t force the computers to shut down, but overloaded every power circuit in the room causing an explosion, knocking out most of the main power to the facility. Kelin quickly made a mental note of what he did so that in the future, he knows exactly how to make an improvised explosion.
The four high-tailed it out and quickly got off the planet before any ISB agents could identify them. Of course four people dressed in Storm Trooper garb would be difficult to spot, even if one of them was a droid in disguise.
When news of the Fool’s Luck Squadron’s mission to Onderon went successfully, despite the insane odds and the creative solution to the situation, the pilots started referring to the squadron as the Nut Squad seeing as they “had to be a few screw loose to pull off a mission like that.” This was a title that none of them were too thrilled to be given.
Several successful missions later, in 1 ABY, the squadron was assigned a new member per request of Mon Mothma. She was the most skilled computer slicer in the Rebel Alliance, Raven Onasi. Raven, having no actual combat experience, was put on to the squadron after successfully hacking the Rebel Alliance mainframe and learning about the squadron, and they also needed Raven for their next mission. They were to head to another Imperial instillation and retrieve some data. Cid and Wade stayed outside to guard the entrance, again dressed in Storm Trooper garb, as Zedd, Kelin, and Raven entered the base. Unfortunately it was a trap and the three ended up getting captured. Cid and Wade were ordered by the commander to join the Storm Troopers in the shuttle and to a Star Destroyer parked in orbit.
Onboard the Star Destroyer, the team managed to find themselves split up in different groups, all not according to any plan they had arranged. Cid was sent with a battalion to be debriefed, Wade was ordered to escort Kelin to the prison cell, an unconscious Zedd was to be escorted to the interrogation rooms, and a dead looking Raven was to be sent to the morgue.
Successfully subduing the Storm Trooper accompanying Wade, Kelin and Wade managed to break Raven out of the morgue and bring her to the infirmary where they ordered the doctors to treat her and get her conscious. Successfully doing so, the group then headed to the interrogation room to bust Zedd out. However not having the successful codes, Wade ended up using a detpac to blow open the doors and take care of any Imperials inside.
An explosion put the rest of the Star Destroyer under alert and the crew tried to find out where it occurred. Wade sent Cid an order to “have fun”, to which Cid managed to behead the other four Storm Troopers and the officer in one swing, shed his disguise, and started going on a killing rampage heading to the hanger.
The rest of the team managed to rescue Zedd, only half drugged, and started fighting their way to the hanger and managed to meet up with Cid. Kelin and Wade started to plant detpacs along the way, and Kelin did a few more mixing of power circuits. They managed to get their way to the hanger and steal a shuttle, just as another Star Destroyer jumped in. Wade and a half drugged Zedd managed to hyperspace away and made their way back to the Telos base.
Blowing up a Star Destroyer managed to continue the “Nut Squad” references, and Mon Mothma put Raven permanently.
Threat of the Conqueror
The Rebel Alliance managed to pull off a massive attack against the Conqueror, a Star Destroyer equipped with a Death Star’s superlaser. Wade was reassigned to the Yellow Aces Squadron based off his previous campaign with Death Watch. While assigned to the Yellow Aces, Wade was honestly bored, and the rest of the pilots there were blown away at Bob. When Renegade Squadron gave the signal, the frigate Wade was on warped in with two squadrons of fighters. Wade launched from the frigate and supported the Yellow Aces in battle. Their main result there was to attack the launching fighters to give Fool’s Luck and Renegade Squadron enough time to blow up the Conqueror. Wade also noticed a TIE Advanced hyperspacing almost literally into the main hanger and warned the rest of the team. He also helped escort the squad’s shuttle to the frigate and out of the sector.