Tech was part of Clone Force 99, an elite squadron of clone troopers with genetically engineered enhanced abilities. Tech had an aptitude for science and incredible skills with technology, to include engineering, decryption, and language translation. His appearance differed from that of normal clones of Jango Fett so he appeared younger and leaner than his genetic template.
Personality and traitsEdit
Tech made use of a heavily modified suit of scout trooper armor with a specialized visor which acted as a computer display. A computer terminal was installed into the forearm portion of his armor, enabling him to access a number of versatile functions, such as trajectory calculation, translation of alien languages and creating and replaying recorded sound effects.
Personality-wise, Tech was very talk-active and communicative; one of his major quirks was to dispense trivia knowledge about a given subject at the drop of a hat. When confronted with a task which demanded his full concentration, he tended to become oblivious to what was going on in his surroundings, unless it was a matter of life and death. He also had the hobby of recording all sentient sounds he encountered, which at one occasion helped the squad, alongside Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, CT-7567 "Rex", and CT-1409 "Echo" escape from a enemy base.
Behind the scenesEdit
George Lucas had a very specific vision of the Bad Batch were 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.
Tech 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"