Star Wars: The Bad Batch has been such a treat on May Fourth, Star Wars Day, as it gives so many callbacks to previous titles under the franchise. It brought back various characters much-awaited but other than those, the animated series introduced a pivotal character in the story who raises the bar on the questions about who that kid might really be.
A sequel to Star Wars: The Clone Wars and a spin-off, Dave Filoni’s Star Wars: The Bad Batch is in line to appear on Disney+ for Lucasfilm along with Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, Rangers of the New Republic, Rogue Squadron, and an unnamed Taika Waititi film. The series will have 16 episodes all in all.
The voice cast of Dee Bradley Baker as all the clone troopers, Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand, and Andrew Kishino as Saw Gerrera, Michelle Ang as Omega, and Stephen Stanton as Grand Moff Tarkin, brings the characters to the screen where they will follow the story of five elite clone troopers with genetic mutations take on various mercenary missions by the end of the Clone War.
Warning! This portion may contain spoilers for Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Read at your own risk!
In Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 1, Aftermath, and in the trailers released, we see a kid talking to the Bad Batch, Omega. This kid is so special that The Bad Batch had to come back for her even after going rogue upon meeting the fugitives led by Saw Gerrera. Why is this girl so special that they would go back for her?
Omega is mysterious and curious, to start. She is under the employ of the Kaminoans in some apprenticeship. She is revealed by Tech to be a clone, a clone which is much like the Bad Batch, enhanced and genetically mutated, perfectly explaining why she is drawn to their presence.
A lot of theories can be drawn from her very existence. One popular theory is that she is force sensitive. If this is to be true, the next episodes would have to explain how she became one. Another is her name, Omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet seemingly indicating that she is the last clone of Jango Fett. Although there are no proof as to this one yet except her accent maybe, it’s something to prove or debunk in what comes next. Others speculate that Omega could be a clone’s child.
In the early part of the episode, Nala Se mentions that there were five members of Clone Force 99, those who were genetically modified. Technically, Echo does not count as he was a reg clone and he was just enhanced with cybernetic implants. Could it be that Nala Se is pertaining to Omega as the fifth member?