Ames Bunkle, who later went by his Imperial operating number DX-578, was a male human who lived with his parents on Lothal. When Ames was sixteen he enrolled in the Lothal Imperial Academy, where he ended up specializing in Stormtrooper training. The process drastically changed Ame's personality, breaking him down and then rebuilding him as a loyal but near-emotionless servant of the Empire. Bunkle graduated into a full-fledged trooper and took part in the arrest of a group of Lothal dissidents who had bombed Imperial mining operations on Lothal.
- Star Wars Rebels: Servants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy (First appearance)