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What Happens To The Kaminoans After Order 66 Is Executed In The Bad Batch?

Contains spoilers for "Star Wars: The Bad Batch"

Order 66 is one of the most devastating events in the "Star Wars" timeline. It sees Emperor Palpatine force the entire clone army to turn on their Jedi comrades in a mass genocide that wipes out the majority of the Jedi order. He does so using inhibitor chips implanted in the troopers' heads, meaning they have no choice but to obey the order. There are some exceptions, as seen in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," such as when Ahsoka Tano manages to put a stop to Commander Rex's chip so he can help the two of them escape a ship filled with clines.

The events of the premiere episode of "Star Wars: The Bad Batch," which hit Disney+ on May 4, show audiences that the titular squad's genetic abnormalities put a stop to the chip that would otherwise force them to commit cold-blooded murder. In fact, the opening few minutes feature the team in the midst of Order 66 as they're forced to witness clones turning on Master Deba Billaba and Caleb Dume. Thankfully, Hunter lets Caleb escape to fight another day, and who knows where he might turn up later down the timeline.

However, because the Kaminoans had engineered the entire clone army for the Republic and the Jedi, Order 66 leaves them in a very bizarre place. Here's what happened to the Kaminoans after Order 66 is executed in "The Bad Batch."

The Kaminoans' contract is canceled

"Star Wars" fans will remember that Master Sifo Dyas contracts the Kaminoans to build the Republican army years before the events of "The Clone Wars." Unfortunately, Darth Sidious, aka Emperor Palpatine, becomes aware of the army and decides to use it for his own purposes. By the time the Empire is created, Palpatine sees no need to keep funding the expensive creation of clones, sending Grand Moff Tarkin to assess the Kamino production line and the Bad Batch themselves.

Tarkin quickly comes to the conclusion that the Kaminoan forces are no longer needed since it would be cheaper to conscript normal citizens into the Imperial army. And just like that, the contract is canceled. 

The Kaminoans are understandably bitter about the situation, and one of the senior officials sneakily helps the Clone Force 99 escape the hangar at the end of "The Bad Batch" Episode 1. It's not yet clear whether the Kaminoans will work directly against the Empire from here on out, but it wouldn't be surprising if they do.

A moment in the campaign of 2005's "Star Wars: Battlefront II" game sees the Kaminoans grow their own clone battalion to free the planet from Imperial rule. But because it's never been mentioned since, it's unknown whether that event also took place in the new canon that Disney set up after it acquired Lucasfilm in 2012. It already seems like the Kaminoans aren't happy with the Empire's decision to stop growing Clones, so who knows? A Kaminoan uprising may be on the way.