Every child remembers the majestic awe of seeing Star Wars for the first time. For the characters, the shooting stars of hyperspace are just another day in the galaxy. But in the Disney + pilot The bad lot, Omega, a young girl experiences it for the first time, just like us. It’s more of something that evokes the fan experience. It’s a symbol of Omega opening its own way, which would otherwise be used as the base code for clones.
The clones of the old Star Wars: The Clone Wars were a masterpiece of television. Through ingenious character and voiceover design, countless identical beings have miraculously developed their own unique personalities, even when you couldn’t always tell them apart.
In the Star Wars myth, there is a group of “faulty” clones, known as “The Bad Batch”. Because it’s Star Wars, they’re now directing their own streaming series spin-off. Exempted from the mass Order 66 Jedi genocide, these five clone troopers negotiate new life after a galaxy-wide war crime. Along the way, they find a sister. In their first adventure, the Batch meets a “medical assistant” Kaminoan, a young blonde human clone named Omega, voiced by Michelle Ang.
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In the vast lore of Star Wars, children are unknown on Kamino. Clones artificially age faster; they are mass-produced soldiers, after all. But our heroes learn that Omega is not just another clone. He is a pure and unchanged clone of Jango Fett. Like Jango’s “son”, Boba, Omega is a perfect copy that will age naturally. With the blood of a bounty hunter literally flowing through her veins, she embarks on the ship of the Bad Batch, and together they set out to forge their own destiny.
Who is Omega?
- Best quote: “You are still their brother, Crosshair. You are also my brother.
- Famous for: Optimism, perception, being the ultimate little sister
- The scene robbery episode: Season 1, Episode 16, “Kamino Lost” (Star Wars: The Wrong Lot)
- Super power : Forging your own destiny
- Their scientific element: Hydrogen. Lightweight, fiery, extremely abundant, but can be handled in a lot of things.
- Walking song: “Not Written” by Natasha Bedingfield
While most of the Star Wars clones are voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, Omega’s voice belongs to New Zealand actress Michelle Ang, known elsewhere for her role in another spinoff franchise, Fear the living dead. Unlike Baker, Ang’s Kiwi accent is native, a trait common to Jango / Boba Fett actor Temuera Morrison, whose resemblance is given to all of the Clone Troopers. Ang’s shared experience with Morrison gives him a level of authenticity that you can’t just craft.
For her part, Ang knows there is an authenticity in Omega, even though she was not naturally born with traits but chose them for herself. “The character had this real innocence and naivety, but also the core of someone who was strong in his internal compass and who had morality,” Ang said. StarWars.com. “What resonated was this push and pull for someone who has not experienced anything and yet wants to defend everything.”
“AT no point is his identity questioned “
Omega adds a wrinkle to the “Chosen One” tropes that Star Wars is so famous for. Unlike Luke, Anakin, or Rey, she is not a child pulled out of obscurity by the Force. She was established important, as the source code for a new generation of clones. But she refuses to let this be her lot in life. Like her “brother” and “father”, she seeks her own path in the universe. If this spinoff had a spinoff, an Omega-led series would likely be a kid-focused adventure series, like the failed Youngling series which had a backdoor pilot in it. Clone wars. With Star Wars TV maturing as it is now, Omega could be the key to a new generation of fans.
Omega’s impact on Star Wars runs deeper than most fans realize. As a clone of Jango Fett, she should, hypothetically, look like him. Instead, she’s blonde, and most importantly, a girl. Its existence as a “clone” that does not resemble the original article raises good questions about the fundamental philosophy of its visual design. As a fluid gender person, Omega represents to me the ideal of a gender non-conforming life. Not only is she free to express herself as she wishes, but at no time is her identity questioned. She was created to be the Ultimate Soldier, but what she has become instead is an emotionally intelligent, insightful, yet naïve young girl.
Even if you don’t think of Omega as a trans character (valid, given that a full understanding of Star Wars cloning science is mystifying), Omega is a feminist icon. From a certain point of view, this is a person created for literal reproduction only to challenge that purpose. Her story is about reproductive justice, as a young girl forging a life outside of breeding animals.
In defiance of the male-centric narratives that prevail in the Star Wars universe, Omega strikes a delicate balance between “girl power” and girl power. Just like every clone in the batch has a “bad” mutation, it is a “bummer”. But she doesn’t let anything stop her. Defying the tales of many “chosen ones” in Star Wars before her, she does not allow herself to be defined by a purpose for which she was born. She lives to find out who she wants to be.
Star Wars: The Wrong Lot is now streaming on Disney +.