- "The cavalry has arrived!"
- ―Wrecker, announcing the arrival of the Bad Batch
"Wrecker" was a clone commando who served in the Grand Army of the Republic during the Clone Wars as part of Clone Force 99. Due to genetic mutations, Wrecker was much larger and stronger than the average clone trooper.
Commando of Force 99Edit
Wrecker was a clone created on the planet Kamino. Like the rest of his squad, Clone Force 99, Wrecker had desirable mutations. The squad was named in honor of 99. The members of the squad also called themselves "The Bad Batch." Although it was rare, the squad occasionally worked with regular clone troopers, although Wrecker claimed their ship was always shot down when traveling with them.
In 19 BBY, Wrecker and the other members of Clone Force 99 were fighting in the insurrection on Yalbec Prime. In the battle, Wrecker cut off the queen's stinger while she was still alive. The Yalbec males attempted to mate with the soldiers, but the clones proceeded to fight their way off Yalbec Prime. While dealing with the insurrection, they received a message from Clone Commander CC-2224 "Cody".
Battle for AnaxesEdit
The communique summoned the squad to Anaxes, where the Republic was fighting a drawn-out battle against Separatist forces commanded by Admiral Trench. Clone Captain CT-7567, also known as "Rex", believed that the Separatist Droid Army had learned his personal strategies, so he and Cody were to bring the Bad Batch, joined by CT-5597 "Jesse" and CT-6116 "Kix" of the 501st Legion, behind enemy lines to the Separatist Cyber Center.
Despite some squabbling between the "regs" of the 501st and the supersoldiers of the Bad Batch, the mission to the Cyber Center was successful. They discovered that the command center was receiving a live signal from Skako Minor. It was then that they found out the signal was sent by ARC trooper CT-1409 "Echo."
Rescuing Echo and end of AnaxesEdit
- Skywalker: "What are you doing?"
- Wrecker: "I'm putting and end to Tambor's little science experiment."
- ―Anakin Skywalker and Wrecker prior to blowing up the stasis pod[src]
Wrecker, the rest of the Bad Batch, Rex, and Jedi General Anakin Skywalker traveled to Skako Minor, where they rescued Echo, who was now a cyborg. After freeing the ARC trooper, Wrecker used bombs to destroy the the stasis chamber, thus ruining years of Techno Union research. Wrecker and the others then fought the Techno Union Droid Army alongside the native Poletecs. After their victory, they returned to Anaxes.
Dring the closing phase of the battle, Wrecker, his squad, Rex, Skywalker, and Echo boarded Admiral Trench's flagship, allowing Echo to transmit a signal that shut down the Separatist army below. After escaping the Providence-class dreadnought, Skywalker gave Wrecker a detonator he had stolen from the bridge. Overjoyed at the chance, Wrecker was allowed to annihilate the entire Confederate fleet over the planet, securing a Republic victory. The squad later decided to leave before the medal ceremony, but Sergeant "Hunter," seeing that Echo was no longer a regular clone, offered the corporal a place in their squad. Echo agreed to join the commandos, parting ways with Rex when he and the rest of the Bad Batch saluted the Clone Captain.
Personality and traitsEdit
- Skywalker: "I've got a present for you, Wrecker."
- Wrecker: "Oh, seriously? I get to blow it up? The whole stinkin' thing?! This is the happiest day of my life."
- ―Anakin Skywalker allows Wrecker to blow up the Separatist dreadnought[src]
Wrecker's unit, known as Clone Force 99 and nicknamed "The Bad Batch", was comprised of "defective" clones with desirable genetic mutations. In Wrecker's case, his mutations granted him incredible superhuman strength, strong enough to lift a wrecked LAAT gunship away to recover a wounded comrade trapped underneath.
Wrecker was loud and brash, and prone to expressing his opinions in a very palpable manner. He had a deep passion for explosions and destroying enemy material, particularly battle droids, with his bare hands. His only major weakness was his fear of extreme heights. Despite having difficulties when working with regular clones, Wrecker and his squad came to respect Clone Captain Rex, even saluting the clone trooper officer after the Battle of Anaxes.
Behind the scenesEdit
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 where Wrecker would be based on something akin to the Hulk from Marvel Comics. Directors Steward Lee and Bosco Ng who are big Marvel fans likes to direct Wrecker the most like in scenes where he gets to rampage like the Hulk. Dee Bradley improvised Wrecker's voice the most and inserted gung-ho things like loud grunts and shouts.
Wrecker was to appear in a four episode arc written by Michnovetz which starred the Bad Batch which now included "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 a new beast that was based on Kinraths from the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic video game.
- 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"
- Star Wars: The Bad Batch
- (Picture only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 clone troopers are from the planet Kamino. As "The Bad Batch" shows that Wrecker is a clone commando, he must be from Kamino. establishes that
- ↑ 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 2.13 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Bad Batch"
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "On the Wings of Keeradaks"
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Unfinished Business"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Distant Echo"