CLONE TROOPER GREGOR
Gregor was introduced in the fifth season of Clone Wars as an amnesiac dish washer on the planet Abafar. Gregor was found by Colonel Gascon and his squad of droids, including R2D2, who revealed his true identity to be a Clone Trooper named Gregor. After he gained back his memory, Gregor seemingly sacrificed himself to help Gascon and the droids escape and complete their mission. However, it’s revealed in Rebels that Gregor is living with Rex and Wolffe and he’s not under the control of the inhibitor chips.
The Bad Batch has the opportunity to explore the inhibitor chip story with Gregor, including how and when he got it removed. There is also the question of how Gregor survived the explosion that seemingly killed him. The Bad Batch could show these former soldiers working to help each other and answer the question of how Rex found Gregor and Wolffe before the trio went into hiding.
Bo-Katan Kryze was first introduced as a member of Death Watch, a Mandalorian terrorist group. After Darth Maul murdered her sister, Duchess Satine, and took the Mandalorian throne Bo-Katan worked with Ahsoka Tano to overthrow him. They succeeded in the final four episode arc of Clone Wars, but it’s later revealed in Rebels and The Mandalorian that the victory was short lived and the Empire overtook Mandalore, placing their own figure head on the thrown before decimating the planet.
There have been rumors of Bo-Katan making an appearance on The Bad Batch and it’s a fantastic opportunity to build out more of Mandalore’s back story before the third season of The Mandalorian. Bo-Katan is a warrior at heart and although she could be weary of the Bad Batch if the Imperial Clone Troopers are the ones who overtook her home.
Bo-Katan could be connected to the Bad Batch through Captain Rex who worked with Ahsoka Tano to help free Mandalore from Maul. With so much of Mandalore’s history during the era of the Empire still a mystery and Bo-Katan entwined with all of it this would be a chance to reveal how Bo-Katan and the other Mandalorians lost the planet after the Siege of Mandalore.
Ahsoka Tano was a prominent part of The Clone Wars as Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan, and although she never interacted with the Bad Batch she has always been a friend to the clones, notably Captain Rex. Ahsoka left the Jedi order after she was betrayed by a fellow Padawan and cast aside by the Council. She later appears in Rebels as a spy and member of the Rebellion. And in The Mandalorian she is using her Jedi skills to help those still under the thumb of the Empire after it falls.
Ahsoka is always a great character to bring in especially when Captain Rex is involved and she could bring an interesting dynamic to the Bad Batch who were also betrayed by their superiors. The Bad Batch could also dive more into Ahsoka’s time after Order 66 and potentially set up some interesting backstory for the upcoming live-action series, Ahsoka.
Star Wars has created a vast and epic universe full of characters to explore. Clone Wars introduced a number of characters that went on to appear not only in the animated series Rebels, but live-action Disney Plus series and even films. With The Bad Batch continuing the story of The Clone Wars this is the perfect opportunity to continue building out the history and personalities of these fan favorite characters. Especially with the world continuing to expand not only in The Bad Batch, but The Mandalorian and Ahsoka as well.
The first two episodes of The Bad Batch and the entire series of Clone Wars are available now on Disney Plus. Which other Clone Wars characters do you want to potentially ally themselves with the Bad Batch? Are there any other Star Wars characters who didn’t appear on Clone Wars that you’d like to see appear on The Bad Batch? Leave your thoughts in the comments below or on our social media.