There is little doubt that Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 8 has fans talking about the return of a recently absent character. However, it has also led to Anakin Skywalker trending as people made some hilarious comparisons to the future Darth Vader.
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In Reunion, the Empire finally learned the Bad Batch's location because of the Scrapper Guild. The Empire then sends Crosshair to kill Clone Force 99 and their former member doesn't waste time in trying to get the job done.
Crosshair quickly cuts the team off from their ship, forcing them to try and escape through the cruiser's ion engine. Although the plan is to kill them by turning the engine on, the Bad Batch uses explosives to cause an explosion.
Unfortunately, Crosshair is badly injured in the explosion and although he did survive, his injuries left him looking a lot like Anakin after the duel on Mustafar with Obi-Wan Kenobi in Revenge of the Sith. Needless to say, fans can't help but make comparisons between the two.
The whole "work for the Empire, get burned to a crisp, and end up with an evil new look" similarity isn't the only thing that people noticed. At one point, Crosshair orders his companions to kill Omega, a scary command that confirmed he had no qualms about killing children. That's pretty close to Anakin's shocking slaughter of the younglings in Episode III.
For now, it's still unclear if Crosshair will get the Vader makeover in The Bad Batch. Nevertheless, we're hoping that Omega is right and he can still be saved.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 8 is now streaming on Disney+.