[WARNING: Article contains spoilers for the latest episode of The Bad Batch.] Dave Filoni truly is the master when it comes to connecting his animated features to the greater Star Was universe. He’s done it again with the latest series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch.  From ties to Order 66 to showcasing a younger Fennec Shand from The Mandalorian, the series is carving out its place in the galaxy far, far away. It’s a throw-away line in the latest episode of the show, however, that delivers some interesting information about Boba Fett, and Omega.

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Jango and Boba Fett aboard the Slave-I… er, “Boba’s Fett’s Starship.” (Yeah, we know; don’t get us started.) Image: Lucasfilm Ltd.

Attack of the Clones told us that Boba was an unaltered clone of the bounty hunter Jango Fett. Jango took Boba on as his son. The rest, as they say, is Star Wars history. But that history just got a little more complex. In “Bounty Lost,” we learn an interesting new detail about Boba Fett that raised both eyebrows and questions. As it turns out, “Boba” was not his original name. Likewise, serving as Jango’s heir may not have been his original purpose.

Boba Fett true origins revealed in Star Wars: The Bad Batch

As the show goes on, we’re learning more and more about the enigmatic Omega. She is a clone, as are the members of the Bad Batch. But in “Bounty Lost” we discover that she is another, unaltered clone of Jango Fett… Just like Boba. Not only that, we find out why she’s named Omega: Because Boba Fett’s original name was “Alpha.”

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Omega on Kamino in Star Wars: The Bad Batch. (Image: Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Alpha and Omega, of course, are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. Thus, it makes sense that Boba’s original name would be Alpha. Boba Fett was the first, unaltered Jango clone. The Bad Batch has also made it clear that Omega is the last. Hence the Kaminoans’ desperate search to reclaim Jango’s pure, genetic material. What’s interesting about the reveal, however, is what it doesn’t tell us.

Why focus on Omega?

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Boba Fett (right), wielding his father Jango’s Westar-34 blasters, teams up with Bossk during the Clone Wars. (Image: Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Boba Fett was the first of Jango’s pure clones. So why, knowing Boa Fett exists, is Lama Su so singularly fixed on Omega? Boba could provide the same genetic material, after all. The simple answer would be because Omega is a child, and thus (in theory) easier to apprehend. That, though, ignores the fact that she’s in the care of the Bad Batch. They’re only some of the most highly skilled and proficient clones ever created. To get to her, they have to go through Hunter, Echo, Tech, and Wrecker. Plus, if Lama Su employed Cad Bane, he surely would be able to track Boba just as easily as Omega.

Omega’s existence leads to even more questions. Jango wanted an unaltered clone to serve as his son. Did he also “commission” a daughter? One, perhaps, that he wasn’t able to claim before Obi-Wan Kenobi’s arrival forced him to flee Kamino? (And yes, before he lost his head to Mace Windu.) Otherwise why create an Omega to Boba’s Alpha?

The bigger question is whether this all setting up a Boba Fett appearance in Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Will “Alpha” meet his “sister,” Omega? I suppose we’ll find out after the mid-season break.