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Star Wars: The Who’s Who of the Bad Batch

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Jan 9 2023
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The Bad Batch is back on Disney+, but before we get to deep into season two, let’s review the who’s who of Clone Force 99.

The next chapter in the Star Wars Saga will joined Disney+ last week with the two-part season premiere of The Bad Batch. But it’s been more than a year since last we saw Clone Force 99 and things have changed since their days on The Clone Wars. So before we get too deep into the latest season of galactic mishaps, let’s review the current and former members of The Bad Batch.

The Bad Batch

Clone Troop 99, also known as the “Bad Batch” are a group of experimentally enhanced clones with “desirable mutations” that make them some of the most effective special ops teams in the entire Galaxy. They are named for Clone 99 who was also seen as being defective or damaged and acted as a janitor on Kamino despite his great wisdom and bravery. The Bad Batch boasts a 100% success rate in missions as well as skills and abilities that other clones simply do not have, but they’re not without their quirks.

Towards the beginning of season one of The Bad Batch, Clone Force 99 found themselves – and all clones – about to be phased out by the Empire. Instead of agreeing to follow Imperial orders, they simply chose to go on the run and fight against the newly rising Empire.

 

Hunter

Hunter is the team leader, and true to his name, an adept tracker and hunter. In addition to his heightened senses, he can feel electromagnetic signals and is rarely wrong about the layout of enemy-controlled locations. Even if maps or intelligence are. His personality comes across as a little gruff or blunt, but at the end of the day, he’s a loyal friend and teammate with his own brand of humor. Hunter’s distinguishing features include a red bandana and his gray face tattoo.

 

Wrecker

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The tank of the squad, Wrecker is a force of brute physical strength. Easily the largest and strongest of the Bad batch, he is just as likely to use a blaster, his faithful big knife, crush a droid with his bare hands, or just blow something up. Wrecker loves blowing things up. He’s loud, brash, opinionated, and probably the openly kindest member of Clone Force 99. While most of the Batch takes on a big-brother relationship with Omega, Wrecker gives her his own stuffed toy when she needs a little extra comfort. You can tell Wrecker apart from other clones with his comparative size, being the tallest, strongest, and largest of the clones.

 

Tech

Tech takes care of the team’s…. you guessed it, their tech. His enhanced mental abilities give him proficiency with any computer systems, science, or technology they may encounter. His armor is heavily modified with a specialized visor that acts as a HUD. And he has a computer embedded into the forearm of his armor to help with calculations, translations, recording, and anything else he may need.

Tech is no pushover however and the ultimate multitasker, able to tackle complex calculations and problem-solving while engaging in a physical or blaster fight with his brothers. He looks a little younger and leaner than most other clones and usually has goggles and his modified armor to help distinguish him from the group.

 

Echo

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Echo is the white sheep of the Bad Batch family, having been born with no enhancements or defective features whatsoever. Originally an ARC Trooper and member of the Domino Squad, Echo went missing in Clone Wars Season 3 and was assumed to have died in a devastating explosion.

Instead, he had been taken prisoner by the Separatists and altered with an absolute bantha-load of cybernetics. After his rescue, Hunter asked Echo to join Clone Force 99 family. He can be picked out from a clone crowd by his unusually pale complexion and cybernetic right arm.

Omega

Omega is the youngest and newest member of The Bad Batch. She is a mostly unmodified clone of Jango Fett and the second closest genetic match to him after Boba Fett. Omega was also one of few clones without rapid aging, so while she appears younger than the rest of the batch, and is not as physically or mentally mature, she was likely created at roughly the same time as many of them. Prior to joining the Batch, Omega worked as Nale Se’s medical assistant in Tipoco City on Kamino. Now she has become a skilled archer, though remains the most idealistic and sometimes naive member of the team.

 

Crosshair

When the Empire rose to power and most of the Bad Batch decided that they couldn’t follow their new management, Crosshair committed wholeheartedly to everything from murdering civilians to harming children and even hunting down his own brothers. Suffice it to say, Crosshair is very much a former member of Clone Force 99.

His enhanced vision assists in his sharpshooting, supposedly allowing him to hit a target from up to ten kilometers away. He has also always been something of a loner, usually coming across as sarcastic and icy with a strong preference to not work alongside “regular” clone troopers. Towards the end of season one, it was revealed that Crosshair’s inhibitor chip was never a contributing factor in his choice to remain with the Empire; that was all him. He can be distinguished by his short gray hair and the target tattoo on his right eye.

 

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You can get to know all of the members of The Bad Batch a little better on Wednesdays on Disney+.

Are you tuning in for The Bad Batch? Which clone trooper is your favorite or is picking just one too much like choosing between children? Which Bad Batch enhancement would you most like to have? Let us know in the comments!

May The Force Be With You, Adventurers!

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