Star Wars reveals the ultimate fate of the main Clone Wars villain
The fate of a major Separatist faction in the Clone Wars has been confirmed in Star Wars: The Bad Batch thanks to Rise of the Empire.
Warning! This post contains SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Bad Batch episode 10
^ The ultimate fate of the main villain of Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been further confirmed in the Star Wars galaxy. With the Clone Wars over and the Empire rising from the ashes of the Republic, Emperor Palpatine sends his new apprentice, Darth Vader, to exterminate the Separatist leaders hiding in the world of Mustafar during Revenge of the Sith . However, The Clone Wars spin-off series The Bad Batch revealed new insights about one of the Separatist core factions.
In Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2, Episode 10, the struggling clone trooper 99 attempts to retrieve their ship after it was stolen on a remote mining world in the Outer Rim. After locating the thief and enlisting his help to reclaim their ship, the Bad Batch encounter a massive operation by the Mining Guild. However, it was revealed that this particular refinery once belonged to the Techno Union, a leading member of the Separatist Alliance during the Clone Wars.
As seen in Attack of the Clones, Foreman Wat Tambor secretly pledges the Techno League's allegiance to Count Dooku and Alliance of Independent Systems. The Techno Union is a consortium of various tech companies responsible for several Separatist robotic armies and weapons. However, they still managed to remain publicly neutral and also had a seat in the Senate of the Republic. Despite supporting the separatist movement, they sold as much arms to the Republic as they did to the CIS.
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It is also worth noting that Wat Tambor and his fellow Skakoan leaders at the Techno Union were directly responsible for the brutal experiments of the Clone ARC Trooper Echo. This resulted in his transformation into cyborgs who used his mind against his will to help the Separatist droid army fight the Republic's clones with greater efficiency. However, he was eventually rescued by Bad Batch during the Clone Wars, an act that led to Echo joining Clone Force 99 and entering the spin-off series at the end of the war.
It is revealed that the Techno Union was absorbed into the Empire following Wat Tambor's death at the hands of Darth Vader. Specifically, the coalition's mining operations have been handed over to the Mining Guild, which includes figures such as criminals The corrupt Mokko is seen taking over in The Bad Batch. According to Benny the Thief, the Technology Alliance was forcibly kicked out by the Empire.
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This is consistent with what is known about the Techno Union from other canon sources such as the ongoing Darth Vader comics. Not only did the Dark Lord kill Wat Tambor's son who tried to take over the operation, but Vader also fought Tambor's grandson, Jul, who sought to free the Skako Minor Alliance world from Imperial control following the events of the Imperial Strike back. Although there were still some small diehards after Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Empire effectively destroyed the Techno Union, a Separatist faction that was once one of the most powerful conglomerates in the Star Wars galaxy .
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 is currently streaming on Disney+, with new episodes releasing every Wednesday.
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