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The Bad Batch
Clone Force 99's Emblem

Other names:

The Bad Batch


Sergeant Hunter

Notable members:



Katarn-class armor
DC-17m blasters

Notable battles:



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"Experimental unit Clone Force 99, they're defective clones with, uh... desirable mutations."
Marshal Commander Cody
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Clone Force 99, informally known as The Bad Batch, was a clone commando squad during the Clone Wars. The Squad was in charge by sergeant Hunter and temporarily was also in charge by 501st Legion Captain Rex. The squad was named after the clone trooper 99, who was malformed, yet was an important figure around the Kamino cloning facilities and valiantly defended Kamino during a Separatist attack.


Early Days[]

Clone Force 99, also known as The Bad Batch, was a clone commando squad, which was created in 21 BBY when the unit was created from the genetic template of infamous bounty hunter Jango Fett.[1] However, unlike most clones, the four members of the unit - Hunter, Tech, Crosshair, and Wrecker - all received genetic modifications that set them apart from the rest of the clones in drastic physical appearances.[2] Wrecker, for instance, was a great deal taller than the average clone.[2] The unit took the name of Clone Force 99 in a way to memorialize 99, who was a malformed clone that died during the Battle of Kamino.[3]

Mission to Yalbec Prime and Redeployment to Anaxes[]

In 19 BBY, the commando squad was deployed to Yalbec Prime, where they fought against the insurrection. Wrecker cut off the queen's stinger while she was still alive, while the males of the planet attempted to mate with them. However, the unit fought them off and retreated to the planet of Anaxes, in response to Marshal Commander Cody's communique.[2] The squad, upon arriving at Fort Anaxes, was greeted by Cody, as well as Captain Rex, Advanced Recon Commando Jesse, and Kix. The squad was briefed on the operation, which was about an algorithm that Rex had written and was co-opted by the Separatists. However, as Rex never gave up the intel, and the only other people who knew of it were Fives and Echo.[2] Because Fives' death had been confirmed by Rex,[4] Echo was the only viable option, despite the fact they believed him dead at the Citadel on Lola Sayu.[5] A Separatist cyber tower was on Anaxes, in which the unit figured that the information may be stored there.

Mounting onto a Low Altitude Assault Transport/infantry, the Bad Batch, Rex, Kix, Cody, and Jesse all went to retrieve the intel. However, while en-route to the tower, the gunship got shot down, with the pilots being killed instantly.[2] Cody was pinned underneath the debris of the crashed gunship. Kix managed to pull him out and tend to his wounds, while Rex, Jesse, and the Bad Batch engaged with the enemy.[2] The six pushed onward, once dealing with the enemies, ambushing the cyber tower from the ground. The group managed to break in and get the information they required and escaped back to Fort Anaxes. Upon looking over the intel, Rex realized that Echo was still alive, and the group headed off in a speeder to push a further investigation.[2]

Rescue Mission on Skako Minor[]

Once the squad regrouped at Fort Anaxes, Rex took his intelligence to Skywalker and joined the squad on a new mission to Skako Minor, where the source signal came from. The squad accepted the mission and began their journey to the planet, accompanied by Rex and Skywalker. While enroute, Skywalker inquired of the missions they had taken part of, which Hunter reported that they all blended together. Rex inquired a follow up about who they reported to in the chain of command, noting they had worked with Cody a handful of times. Hunter replied that the question was a good one, but that he had no answers.[6] Upon arriving on the planet, they were attacked by a Keeradak, a giant reptile indigenous to the planet, with a Poletecan riding the creature. The ship was undamaged, but the creature landed on the top of the ship when they set down. The unit departed the vessel, with Skywalker being grabbed by a Keeradak. Crosshair and Hunter devised a plan, firing an ascension cable at the Keeradak and attaching the cable to Hunter's belt, pulling him behind the creature. He followed the Keeradak until he located the village they held Skywalker captive. Hunter waited until the rest of his squad and Rex arrived as backup. Hunter ordered the men to create a diversion with Plan Rockslide, while he, Tech, and Rex entered the village and disarming the villagers.[6]

With Skywalker rescued, the squad negotiated with the villagers and convinced them to send two guides to help them locate the Techno Union research station. When they arrived nearby, the guides separated leaving the team alone. Rex entered an argument with Crosshair, eventually leading to Wrecker to separate the two of them, with Rex standing up to Wrecker as well. Skywalker ordered Hunter to take his men and secure the entry point of the base, which they did while Rex and Skywalker discussed the possibility of Echo's betrayal.[6] Rex and Skywalker regrouped with the special unit and entered the station quickly, destroying a hangar full of droids. Once the hangar was clear, the unit began their in-depth search for Echo, eventually locating the trooper's position. Rex and Tech began detaching Echo from the mainframe.[6] Skywalker, Hunter, Crosshair, and Wrecker were eventually forced back into the control room, where Echo was recovering but showed them an unorthodox escape route.[7] The team escaped the room through the route Echo provided and continued through the exhaust ports until they reached an open space connecting to another tower. While walking along the narrow connecting pipeline, they were cornered at each end by droids. Tech signaled nearby Keeradaks with a recording he had made of them earlier, which assisted in their escape back to the Poletecan village.[7]

However, the droids followed them back to the village with reinforcements underway. Crosshair alerted the squad to the incoming droids and set up a defensive perimeter. The squad and villagers managed to hold off the droids until several rocket propelled Octuptarra tri-droids entered the village, wreaking havoc in the process. Skywalker destroyed one of them, while Rex and Hunter dealt with another. Eventually, the droid forces were defeated by the team with the villagers assistance.[7]

Return to Anaxes[]

Following Echo's rescue, Clone Force 99 worked alongside Rex and Cody, as well as Jedi Generals Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Mace Windu re-evaluating their overall strategy against the Separatist forces led by Admiral Trench. Echo entered the meeting and added his input, although Rex was hesitant to involve his recovering comrade in the planning. However, Clone Force 99 were skeptical of Echo's allegiance to the Republic after spending several years under Separatist control.[8] With Echo's input, the detachment decided that Clone Force 99, assisted by Skywalker, Rex, and Echo would board Trench's ship, while Kenobi and Windu took the combined forces of the 501st Legion, 212th Attack Battalion, and 187th Legion to destroy the Separatist factory on Anaxes. While the larger force began their assault, Clone Force 99, Skywalker, Rex, and Echo began their breach of the dreadnought. Echo, who was outfitted by the Separatists with a cybernetic interface, began working through the Separatist ship. Once the unit obtained the information they required, Echo deployed all Separatist forces to the factory on the planet surface so that he could send an electric wave to destroy the droids. This move, however, alerted Trench to the trooper's whereabouts; no longer prisoner on Skako Minor.[8]

Trench ordered a shockwave to be sent through the ship to the terminal where the signal came from, shortly after the Republic discovered there was a bomb placed in the factory in case of Republic victory. While Echo began decrypting the codes necessary for its deactivation, the pulse Trench had ordered ran through, causing Echo to lose consciousness.[8] Rex and Clone Force 99 began making their way to the Havoc Marauder, carrying an unconscious Echo, while Skywalker assaulted the bridge to interrogate Trench as to the final code sequence. Encountering a wave of droids, Wrecker began a full sprint through the hall, plowing through them.[8] As the squad continued toward their destination, Crosshair began planting reflective pucks along the halls. Once the unit rendezvoused at the ship, Skywalker included, another wave of droids began their assault towards the troopers. Crosshair then fired upon the reflective puck, blasting through the detachment and eliminating each of them.[8] Once they reached the ship, Skywalker handed Wrecker the self-destruct switch to the dreadnought, destroying it and several other Separatist ships in the process. Once the unit returned to Fort Anaxes, they were congratulated on their accomplishments. However, the squad did not intend to stay to receive their medals, inviting Echo to join the squad, as his deformed appearance fit in alongside the commando unit.[8]





  1. DB Clone Troopers in the Databank (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Bad Batch"
  3. CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "ARC Troopers"
  4. CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Orders"
  5. CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Counterattack"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 TCW [[[A Distant Echo]] {{{2}}}] on Clone Wars Wiki
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 TCW [On the Wings of Keeradaks {{{2}}}] on Clone Wars Wiki
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Unfinished Business"
  9. @BFree63 (Brent Friedman) on Twitter. "@A207Pj @JacobRegan18 I mentioned it in detail over the summer. Basically, I had Echo join the Bad Batch."


  • CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Bad Batch"
  • CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Distant Echo"
  • CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "On the Wings of Keeradaks"
  • CW Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Unfinished Business"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Aftermath"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Cut and Run"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Replacements"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Cornered"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Rampage"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Decommissioned"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Battle Scars"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Reunion"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Bounty Lost"
  • The Bad Batch: Hunted!
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Common Ground"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Devil's Deal"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Rescue on Ryloth"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Infested"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "War-Mantle"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Return to Kamino"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Kamino Lost"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Spoils of War"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "Ruins of War"
  • Star Wars Bad Batch Star Wars: The Bad Batch – "The Solitary Clone" (Mentioned only)