Cut Lawquane, a clone trooper deserter from The Clone Wars season 2, returns in Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Here’s what to know about him.
Warning: Contains SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Bad Batch episode 2, “Cutting and Running.”
Star Wars: The Bad Batch also introduced Cut Lawquane, an interesting clone character who has never been seen since Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 2. Cut Lawquane has a special character, because he is the only canon clone trooper who left the Republic, started a family in the remote Outer Rim world of Saleucami. As shown by both The Clone Wars and The Bad Batch, Cut has a history with Captain Rex and the Bad Batch commanders themselves, and when the Empire rises to power, he is one of the first they seek out. Cut’s history in Bad Batch has yet to be revealed, and how he avoided being brainwashed by his control chip also remains to be explained.
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The Bad Batch Episode 2, “Cut and Run,” sees Clone Force 99 pursuing our Cut on Saleucami. He explains that Rex visited him and his family the other day, warning him about the control chips, the Empire and his house in Saleucami are no longer safe. after a severe conflict with The clone troops have already been brainwashed by the Empire, Cut and his family leave Saleucami, heading for another remote planet, farther away from the Empire and its influence, and it continues his story a few hours after his first appearance.
on The Clone Wars season 2, episode 10, “The Deserter,” Cut Lawquane is introduced as a typical clone trooper who served in the Republic in the early part of the war. A transport he was riding in while attacking was attacked by Separatist bullets, killing almost everyone on board. Cut fled for his life, left the army and finally started a normal life in Saleucami, married Suu Lawquane and became the father of his children, Shaeeah and Jek. When Republican and Separatist Forces clash with Saleucami, Cut and his family protect themselves and the one wounded Rex from a formation of Commando Droids. As if, later in the war, the Lawquanes encountered the Bad Batch, who became close friends with each other. Rex and the Bad Batch both kept Cut’s survival a secret, allowing the clone to continue to live a normal life.
The Bad Batch encounter with the Lawquane family also leaves further questions. Aside from the obvious reasons, why did Rex find Cut and what did Cut do about his control chip? on The Clone Wars end of series, Rex and Ahsoka Tano sadly buried Jesse and the other clones who died in the collapse of the Tribunal. Maybe they split up a few hours after that, and Rex visits Cut on Saleucami. This could mean that Rex is embarking on a personal mission to find other clones and either free them from brainwashing the Empire or prevent them from being brainwashed in the first place. on Star Wars Rebels, Rex lives in Seelos with fellow clones Wolffe and Gregor, but he may have tried to free the minds of other clones, like Cody or even the traitor Slick, during timeline sa The Bad Batch.
As shown in a trailer for The Bad Batch, fan-favorite Rex returns and spends a few hours working with the fugitive clone commandos. Cut Lawquane and his family may also return. Crosshair, the lone member of the Bad Batch to defeat his scapegoat, is aware of Cut’s survival, and although the Lawquanes flee to Saleucami, Crosshair may try to find them in the Empire. Moreover, it’s not clear if Cut removed his control chip before his reappearance, but it also needs to be explained. The 2015 novel completion It is strongly implied that Cut and his family survived the reign of the Empire, however, returning to Saleucami after the Battle of Endor. For this reason, Cut may also come out future stage of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, continues the story of the former troop.
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