- "Anybody got a brilliant idea?"
"I do have a brilliant idea!"
- ―Anakin Skywalker and Tech
"Tech" was the nickname of a clone commando who served in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars as a member of Clone Force 99. Due to his genetic mutations, he appeared leaner, fairer, and younger than his fellow clone troopers.
Tech served as the brains of his squad and was a valued asset in this regard, using his high intellect and mastery of technology to ensure their operations were successful, though he was no less skilled in combat than the other three.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Tech was part of Clone Force 99, an elite squadron of clone troopers with genetically engineered enhanced abilities. Tech had an aptitude for science and incredible skills with technology, including engineering, decryption, and language translation. His appearance differed from that of normal clones of Jango Fett in that he appeared younger, leaner, and fairer than his genetic template.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
Tech made use of a heavily modified suit of scout trooper armor with a specialized visor that acted as a computer display. A computer terminal was installed into the forearm portion of his armor, enabling him to access a number of versatile functions, such as trajectory calculation, translation of alien languages, and recording and replaying sound effects.
Personality-wise, Tech was very talkative and communicative; one of his major quirks was his eagerness to dispense trivial knowledge about any given subject without hesitation or reason. When confronted with a task which demanded his full concentration, he tended to become oblivious to what was going on in his surroundings, unless it was a matter of life and death. He also made an effort of recording all sentient sounds he encountered, that at one occasion helped the squad, alongside Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, CT-7567 "Rex," and CT-1409 "Echo" escape from an enemy base. Tech was also very non-confrontational. When his squadmates would argue with each other, he would frequently walk away and not participate. Much like Hunter and unlike his other two teammates, Tech was mostly civil and respectful to his fellow clones.
Equipment[edit | edit source]
Tech's primary weapons were two DC-17 hand blasters, with which he was very proficient, and he wore modified Katarn-class Commando Armor with a unique helmet. The helmet was equipped with a translation visor that was capable of translating various languages.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
George Lucas had a very specific vision of the Bad Batch, in that he wanted a version of the The Dirty Dozen with clones. Dave Filoni sketched their appearances which Brent Friedman and Matt Michnovetz used to imagine the Bad Batch's voices and personalities. Matt and Brent worked with Dave to flesh out the characters and their story.
Tech was to appear in a four episode arc written by Michnovetz which starred the Bad Batch, now including "Echo," alongside Yoda on Kashyyyk. At the "Untold Clone Wars" panel at Celebration Anaheim, Dave Filoni talked about the plot of the arc. He revealed that the characters would ride on "giant ape lizards," that were holy to the Wookiees in a religious way. In one scene Tarfful would ask the tree spirits for permission to go into battle against the enemy, which was a Trandoshan and the Separatist Alliance. To get the enemy out of some of their cities they would have to burn some of the trees. The Clones had no problem with it, but it was upsetting to the Wookiees. A part of the arc would be about the Clones and the Wookiees finding a common ground to fight the Separatists. A story reel clip was shown at the panel, which showed the Bad Batch and other Wookies riding on the "ape lizards" and battle against Kinraths from the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Bad Batch" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Distant Echo"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "On the Wings of Keeradaks"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Unfinished Business"
- The Clone Wars: Season 7: Volume 1
- Star Wars: The Bad Batch
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- (Indirect mention only)
- "Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Final Countdown"—Star Wars Insider 200
- (Picture only)