Why Star Wars: The Bad Batch's Omega Twist Might Be A Bigger Deal Than it Seems

Omega speaking on Kamino in Star Wars: The Bad Batch

Warning! The following contains spoilers for the Star Wars: The Bad Batch premiere on Disney+. Read at your own risk!

Star Wars: The Bad Batch recently premiered on Disney+, and while Star Wars: The Clone Wars fans were re-introduced to Clone Force 99, they also met an entirely new character. There's still a healthy bit of mystery surrounding Omega, though after the premiere, I feel there's something incredibly special about this defective clone.

After Omega disarmed Crosshair with a single blaster shot and no prior battle training, I believe she is also a defective clone of Jango Fett. The following is a breakdown of why that's so special, what it could mean, and why Kaminoan Nala Se and Lama Su allowed for the faction to escape.

Omega with a blaster Star Wars: The Bad Batch

How Omega May Be A Special Clone Of Jango Fett

Provided Omega is a clone of Jango Fett, she would be the only known female clone of Jango in Star Wars canon. We know Omega is a defective clone but is it possible her defect was a switch in chromosomes? Of course, that wouldn't necessarily be a "defect," though, in the eyes of the Empire, anything that isn't a genetic replica like the rest has been shown to be less than desirable.

Omega's proficient aiming with the blaster despite never having used one seemed like a big tip she's a Jango clone, but not the only one. Tech mentioned she had a "heightened sense of awareness," which is coincidentally similar to Hunter's defect. She also proved to be rather resourceful in orchestrating Clone Force 99's escape from containment, so I don't think it's crazy to suggest that she's got the Jango genes. She may even have defective genes that make her better suited for battle, much like Clone Force 99.

Omega talking to Wrecker Star Wars: The Bad Batch Disney+

Just How Special Is Omega?

Beyond the fact that she'd be the only known living female clone of Jango Fett, Omega has already shown in a short amount of time that she's capable of some pretty impressive stuff. The heightened awareness and the ability to disarm Crosshair without prior combat training was a huge hint there's more to this character, but what about Nala Se's intervention in the escape?

Nala Se ultimately saved Clone Force 99 and Omega by overriding the shuttle-bay lockdown and allowing them to escape the Kamino cloning facility. When Nala Se informed prime minister Lama Su of the escape, he instructed they keep the news on the down-low until they know the Galactic Empire's true intentions. At first, I wondered if it was because they wanted to keep the Clone Force alive to fight against the Empire, though after further thinking, that may not be the case.

As we learned in the Star Wars: The Bad Batch premiere, Kamino is at risk of losing its contract for clones as the Empire believes human conscription is the better option. This is all speculation, but what if the reason Lama Su did not want news of Clone Force 99's escape to reach the Empire was because they're carrying something that could make the Empire rethink terminating the contract with Kamino? Say they had created a clone that possessed all the desirable defects of Jango Fett and could potentially prioritize replicating that if given the opportunity?

Again, this is just speculation, but we already know that Tarkin doesn't want Clone Force 99 still alive. CinemaBlend also learned, per our own Adam Holmes' conversations with writer and producer Jennifer Corbett, that Omega was created as a way to challenge Clone Force 99 and is indeed very different. Corbett said:

When we started talking about where we were trying to take the Batch, we’re dealing with elite soldiers. And we started asking ourselves what challenges can we throw at them that they wouldn’t be able to handle as well as they normally do. And while they’re excellent at accomplishing their missions and their objectives, having to be guardians for a child is something completely different and completely foreign to them. So that was super exciting. This is a show about misfits and ‘defective clones’ who never really fit in and didn’t fit in with the Republic, didn’t fit in with the Empire, and they’re trying to find out where they do belong. And for Omega, she’s the same. She’s also technically considered a defective clone, she knows what it’s like to be on Kamino and be viewed as different, and that’s why she gravitates towards the Batch, because they’re like her and it’s kind of like meeting your heroes.

As The Mandalorian has taught us, warriors caring for children can be tough. The Mandalorian also told us that caring for said children can be exceptionally difficult if they're extraordinary and being pursued by The Empire who wishes to use them for their own means. We already know Crosshair will be motivated to hunt down his former comrades, but how does Omega factor into all of this? That's the question we should be asking, and why I believe there's something special about her that will be revealed at some point during Star Wars: The Bad Batch.

Clone Force 99 and Omega eating The Bad Batch Disney+

What Is Omega's Future In Star Wars?

From Order 66 to Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, we're looking at around 23 years in that galaxy far, far away. We don't know Omega's age, but given her youth, I think it's reasonable to believe she'd be alive in the timeline of The Mandalorian and a few other upcoming live-action Star Wars shows. We've already seen Fennec Shand make the jump from live-action to Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Could we see a future version of Omega in the coming years?

That all really depends on what's in store for the character on Star Wars: The Bad Batch. All I can say for now is that it seems pretty obvious she's a key part of this story, and based on what little we know of her from the start, seems likely to be a clone of Jango Fett. I could be totally wrong though, and am overestimating this character's value in the universe by a large margin.

We'll find out together as new episodes of Star Wars: The Bad Batch release on Disney+ Fridays. For more on the series, read up on that surprising cameo from the premiere, and why the show decided to do it.

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