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16 Feb 2023, 11:08 am

The Bad Batch fans react to seeing themselves in Tech

The Bad Batch episode “The Crossing” had a huge first for on-screen Star Wars. The series all but confirmed that Tech is neurodivergent. This is a huge step of representation for a galaxy far, far away. I can’t say for sure this is a franchise first as I haven’t read all the books and comics, but it’s a major moment for on-screen Star Wars.

What many fans, myself included, have zeroed in on is how Tech is coded as being autistic. His writing always reminded me of the character Entrapta from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.She was purposely written to be autistic, and she’s had many similarities to how Tech has always been written.

This reveal in “The Crossing” is also being well received by fans too which is spreading all over social media.
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16 Feb 2023, 3:53 pm

Huge Star Wars fan here, I also thought “hey, are they trying to make Tech Autistic-coded or something?” When I heard the line.

Not the first time they’ve gone with the ND angle for a character, I strongly believe Anakin Skywalker, as portrayed by Hayden Christensen in the prequels, is in some way ND (not Autistic though) as well, intentional or not.

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