- "You're right. We lost the boy. I lost an arm. But we're SCAR Squadron, sir. We never come home empty-handed."
- ―Sergeant Kreel, to Darth Vader
Task Force 99, also known as Special Commando Advanced Recon, or shortly as SCAR Squadron, was an elite Imperial stormtrooper squad led by Sergeant Kreel. One of their missions was to investigate Sunspot Prison, an installation that was recently abandoned by the Alliance to Restore the Republic.
Days after the assault on Sunspot Prison, Task Force 99 arrived to the deserted station as they were tasked with tracking down Kolar Ludd. As members of the squad were unsure of what to do next, Sergeant Kreel informed them that their current mission did not matter anymore, as they had just received new orders.
The squadron was able to capture Rebel Admiral Verette. They killed him and strapped him to the front of a Taylander shuttle as a distraction while they boarded the Rebel-held Star Destroyer Harbinger. Ultimately they failed to stop the Rebels from breaking the Siege on Tureen VII, although they captured the protocol droid C-3PO.
The hunt continuesEdit
After Crait, the squadron returned to hunting Leia Organa's team. They were able to capture the smuggler Sana Starros, and tortured her for their location, tracking them to Hubin. Upon landing, they were met by Thane Markona of Clan Markona. The Thane insisted they take advantage of his hospitality, and Sergeant Kreel agreed to duel Skywalker again. Thane Markona decided to join the rebellion, distracting SCAR Squadron while the Clan and heroes of Yavin escaped in SCAR Squadron's shuttle. They were then stuck there for months, as Hubin was an isolationist moon.
Behind the scenesEdit
Task Force 99 was named after Clone Force 99, which is also known as the Bad Batch. Both squads were comprised of members, of which each had a specialization, making them distinct to others in their particular corps.
- Star Wars 19: Rebel Jail, Part IV (First appearance)
- Star Wars 21: The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part I (First identified as Task Force 99) (First identified as Special Commando Advanced Recon) (First identified as SCAR Squad)
- Star Wars 22: The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part II (Indirectly mentioned only; in the opening crawl)
- Star Wars 23: The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part III
- Star Wars 24: The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part IV
- Star Wars 25: The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part V
- Star Wars 26: Yoda's Secret War, Part I
- Star Wars 27: Yoda's Secret War, Part II (Mentioned only; in the opening crawl)
- Star Wars 28: Yoda's Secret War, Part III (Mentioned only; in the opening crawl)
- Star Wars 36: Revenge of the Astromech
- Star Wars 37: Imperial Pride
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait 1
- Star Wars 59: The Escape, Part IV
- Star Wars 60: The Escape, Part V
- Star Wars 61: The Escape, Part VI
- Star Wars 65: The Scourging of Shu-Torun, Part IV (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition (Indirect mention only)
- Star Wars at Disneyland and new Stormtroopers | The Star Wars After Show
- Star Wars: Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor
- Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- Star Wars: The Complete Visual Dictionary, New Edition
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Star Wars 19: Rebel Jail, Part IV
- ↑ 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 Star Wars 21: The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part I
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: The Rebel Files
- ↑ Star Wars 24: The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part IV
- ↑ Star Wars 36: Revenge of the Astromech
- ↑ Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Storms of Crait 1
- ↑ Star Wars 21: The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part I establishes that Task Force 99 was founded at least two years prior to the events in the comic. The events of the comic take place shortly after the Battle of Yavin, as established by the comic itself. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas established that the Battle of Yavin took place in 0 BBY. Therefore, Task Force 99 must have been formed by 2 BBY.
- ↑ Star Wars 25: The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part V''
- ↑ Star Wars 60: The Escape, Part V
- ↑ Star Wars 61: The Escape, Part VI
- ↑ Star Wars: Stormtroopers: Beyond the Armor