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Star Wars Theory Gives Hope for the Return of a Missing Prequel Era Character


Tech may have fallen to his death in Star Wars: The Bad Batch season 2, but that hasn’t stopped fans from hoping for his return, especially in the wake of Project Necromancer…

Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars: The Bad Batch
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This Star Wars article contains spoilers for The Bad Batch.

The end of The Bad Batch season 2 saw a beloved member of the team sacrifice himself so that the rest of Clone Force 99 could escape the Empire in one piece. Tech seemingly fell to his death on the planet Eriadu during a mission to learn more of the Empire’s Advanced Science Division, and has since been mourned by both his teammates and fans of the show. However, a mysterious new stormtrooper in the season 3 episode “Shadows of Tantiss” has fans wondering whether he might just be Tech back from the dead, now under the influence of the Empire.

According to eagle-eyed fans, this stormtrooper is too reminiscent of Tech to be pure coincidence. From the more slender body shape to the way the stormtrooper crosses their arms to the almost familiar way he hovers near Crosshair, many are convinced that this is proof that Tech was brought back somehow by the Empire.

Norra on X (formerly Twitter) even went so far as to point out how the lines drawn behind the stormtroopers’ helmet align almost too well with the placement of the antennae on Tech’s helmet.

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