Hunter was the leader of Clone Force 99, an elite clone squadron with advanced abilities. Each of the team's members was bred with a deliberate mutation, which gave them - for a clone - extraordinary abilities. Hunter's mutation consisted of enhanced senses, including highly sensitive olfactory faculties and the ability to sense strong electromagnetic emissions on a planetwide scale.
Personality and traitsEdit
As a person, Hunter was a little gruff, but not unfriendly. He habitually expressed himself in straight words, although at times he did show a dry sense of humor. In combat, he employed two DC-17 hand blasters, but he much preferred to engage opponents in close combat with a vibroblade.
Behind the scenesEdit
George Lucas had a very specific vision of the Bad Batch, in that he wanted a version of the The Dirty Dozen with clones. Dave Filoni sketched their appearances which Brent Friedman and Matt Michnovetz used to imagine the Bad Batch's voices and personalities. Matt and Brent worked with Dave to flesh out the characters and their story where Hunter was inspired by the character of "Billy Sole" from the film Predator.
Hunter was to appear in a four episode arc written by Michnovetz which starred the Bad Batch which now included "Echo", alongside Yoda on Kashyyyk. At the "Untold Clone Wars" panel at Celebration Anaheim, Dave Filoni talked about the plot of the arc. He revealed that the characters would ride on "giant ape lizards", that were holy to the Wookiees in a religious way. In one scene Tarfful would ask the tree spirits for permission to go into battle against the enemy, which was a Trandoshan and the Separatist Alliance. To get the enemy out of some of their cities they would have to burn some of the trees. The Clones had no problem with it, but it was upsetting to the Wookies. A part of the arc would be about the Clones and the Wookiees finding a common ground to fight the separatists. A story reel clip was shown at the panel, which showed the Bad Batch and other Wookies riding on the "ape lizards" and battle against a new beast that was based on Kinraths from the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic game.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Bad Batch" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "A Distant Echo"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "On the Wings of Keeradaks"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Unfinished Business"