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The Bad Batch
Who Are The Bad Batch?
The Bad Batch are a clone commando special forces squad that has the official title of Clone Force 99. The force was active during the Clone Wars.
The squad was led by Clone Sergeant ‘Hunter’ who was known for having enhanced sensory abilities. It also consisted of four other clone commandos who had been genetically modified.
The initial members of the squad included ‘Tech’, ‘Crosshair’ and ‘Wrecker’. All of these clones had different abilities which gave them their names. Tech has superior mental capacity, Wrecker has enhanced strength and Crosshair has exceptional eyesight.
The squad was joined by Advanced Recon Commando Clone Corporal CT-1409 after the Battle of Anaxes, and he was named ‘Echo’.
Echo had suffered a terrible ordeal before joining the unit and this caused his inhibitor chip to fail. The same thing happened to the other members because of the mutations they had undergone. This meant that Clone Force 99 disobeyed Order 66.
The Galactic Empire grew from the shell of the Republic and this led to the Proclamation of the New Order.
It was at this point that Clone Force 99 defected. The only exception was Crosshair, whose chip did not fail. The Bad Batch took a child named Omega with them and they became hunted under the orders of Admiral Wilhuff Tarkin.
Who Are The Members Of The Bad Batch?
Hunter is the leader of the group and is always able to remain calm under pressure. His favourite weapon is a vibro-knife and he can use it very precisely to great effect.
Hunter is an excellent tracker because he was engineered with heightened senses which means that even droids are not able to hide from him. He can sense electromagnetic frequencies which allow him to find specific locations on any planet.
Tech is the computer whiz of the group. He was modified to give him a vast knowledge of anything related to science and technology.
He brings a number of skills to the team including translating alien languages, allowing them to access locked doors and taking no time at all to sift through large amounts of data.
Tech is a quick thinker but he also talks even more quickly and he is the chattiest member of the team.
Crosshair is the complete opposite of Tech in that he does not have much to say at all. However, his aim is impeccable and there is no one else on the team that can hit a target as he can.
Crosshair has the best interests of the team in mind at all times, and this can sometimes lead to him questioning authority.
Wrecker has super strength and he is also large and loud. His catchphrase is ‘Boom’ and he is always happiest when his work involves creating explosions.
There is virtually nothing Wrecker is afraid of, although he is never entirely comfortable with heights.
Echo was an ARC trooper and he was the last member to join the team. The Separatists held him prisoner for a while, and during this time he was forced to predict the tactics of the Republic using his inside knowledge.
Echo is half-droid and half-clone and since joining the team has become very good friends with Tech. He had to leave his friend Rex behind when he joined the Bad Batch which was hard, but he felt as if he was doing the right thing.
What Is The Bad Batch Series About?
The series begins at the end of the Clone War. The Republic has started to begin the transformation into the Empire, and this leaves Clone Force 99 with some hard decisions to make about what they feel is right.
The decisions they make come about because of who they are as human beings, not just soldiers or clones. There is a lot of action involved, but also a lot of drama that surrounds the characters.
The series follows the members of the team as they work to try and determine their own destiny.
Who Created The Bad Batch?
The Bad Batch was created by Dave Filoni and he also acts as the executive producer of the series.
Filoni has previously worked as the executive producer on ‘Star Wars Rebels’ and ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ as well as directing several episodes of ‘The Mandalorian‘.
Jennifer Corbett is the writer of the series as well as being an executive producer alongside Filoni and Athena Portillo. The series will be directed by Brad Rau.
When Was The First Appearance Of The Bad Batch?
The Bad Batch were a concept that was thought up by George Lucas. They were featured in the final season of The Clone Wars. They first came into contact with Captain Rex near the end of the wars.
Rex suspected that the intelligence the droid army was using in the Battle of Anaxes may have come from Echo, someone he had been friends with for many years.
Clone Force 99 were called in by Commander Cody to infiltrate the cyber centre that it was believed the Separatists were using.
They easily gained access to the cyber centre despite an attack from an army of droids and it was obvious to Rex how well they worked together as a team.
Where Did The Name Clone Force 99 Come From?
The unit number of the team was chosen as a homage to a clone who was referred to as 99.
99 had physical limitations which meant he was unable to serve as a soldier. Instead, he served the Republic by performing maintenance duties on Kamino.
During an attack by the Separatists, 99 gave his life helping to save the cloning facility on Kamino, finally feeling as if he was equal to his brothers.
Who Is Omega in The Bad Batch?
Omega was a medical assistant to Nala Se in the time after the Clone Wars had ended. She was an enhanced female human clone who lived on Kamino, the homeworld of the clones.
She became interested in Clone Force 99 when the war ended and went on the run with them Wilhuff Tarkin came to Kamino.
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