Clone Force 99, informally known as “The Bad Batch,” was a clone commando special forces squad that was active during the Clone Wars. The squad initially consisted of four clone commandos that were designed with genetic mutations and led by Clone Sergeant “Hunter,” a clone with enhanced sensory abilities. Other members of the squad included “Crosshair,” a clone with keen eyesight and marksmanship that allowed him to excel in long distance firefights, “Wrecker,” a reckless clone with enhanced muscular form, and “Tech,” a clone with enhanced mental capacity and intelligence. Following the crucial Battle of Anaxes, Advanced Recon Commando Clone Corporal CT-1409 “Echo” joined the unit.
With the Proclamation of the New Order and the rise of the Galactic Empire from the shell of the Republic, Clone Force 99 defected with a child named Omega, and Admiral Wilhuff Tarkin ordered that they be hunted down.
The Bad Batch (clone force 99) will have a lot of problems when the republic falls and transitions to the Empire. We take a look at why this special forces unit is incompatible with the empire.