Star Wars: The Bad Batch , Lucasfilm's latest animated series, not only introduced fans to a new character, but also a new mystery.
Following the series' third episode "Replacements," fans now know Omega was Nale Se's medical assistant on Kamino and is intelligent, surprisingly intuitive, and a great shot!
Considering the focus she's received and her abilities, one of the many theories circulating about Omega is that she could be force-sensitive.
And if she is, does that mean Jango Fett and/ or Boba Fett were also force-sensitive?
Let's take a look at these various theories and analyze what may or may not be true.
WAS JANGO FETT FORCE-SENSITIVE?
Jango Fett's reputation as a prequel-era hired gun was indisputable. He was a skilled fighter and marksman, as well as an expert pilot, who was able to hold his own against the likes of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Kamino.
All of these points could be attributed to a high midichlorian count and force sensitivity that he never tapped into.
It's also curious that Darth Tyranus (Count Dooku) selected Fett as the genetic foundation for the clone army, and his relationship with his son Boba somewhat resembled that of a Jedi and an apprentice or the Rule of Two.
However, there are a number of factors working against this theory.
For instance, Jango relied on his tech and armor as much as he did his own skill. And it's hard to dispute how easily he was beheaded by Mace Windu on Geonosis.
IS BOBA FETT FORCE-SENSITIVE?
An unaltered clone Jango raised as his own, Boba Fett ended up in the company of mercenaries following Jango's death, including that of Assaj Ventress who was, ironically, trained by Count Dooku.
It's almost as if the Fetts can't escape the grasp of the Dark Side?
Like Jango, Boba became one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy who successfully anticipated Han Solo's actions and delivered him to Jabba the Hutt.
Season 2 of The Mandalorian also revealed that Boba survived the Sarlacc pit from Return of the Jedi and lived up to the fan hype for his character with an epic Stormtrooper smackdown in Chapter 14: "The Tragedy."
His story, however, is far from over considering his own series The Book of Boba Fett is set to debut in December 2021.
So does the theory of Boba Fett's force sensitivity hold up?
Well, for decades, fans have lamented Boba's fall into the Sarlaac pit feeling a character that epic shouldn't have gone out the way he did.
But then again, fans now know that he somehow survived so maybe that argument against him has been laid to rest?
IS OMEGA FORCE-SENSITIVE?
So if Jango Fett had an impressive midichlorian count, a possible theory is that they were removed from the clones to ensure their cooperation and ability to follow orders.
After all, while Nale Se worked with the Jedi when necessary, she only ever viewed the clones as property performing a service. Clones with midichlorians wouldn't have benefited Palpatine's intentions for the clone army or that of the Kaminoans.
If this is true, then Boba could also be force sensitive like his father since he is an unaltered clone.
This could also mean that Omega could've maintained Jango's midichlorians since it doesn't appear that she was created for compliance like a soldier. In fact, Nale Se may have actually found it beneficial to maintain Jango's midichlorian count in Omega.
Another possibility apart from the Fetts is that Nale Se actually transferred midichlorians into Omega's cells for the purpose of creating a force-sensitive clone.
This theory would not only tie into Emperor Palpatine's grand plan in the sequel trilogy but also what it appears Moff Gideon planned to do with Grogu in The Mandalorian .
OMEGA FETT? JEDI MASTER JANGO?
If Omega is, in fact, force-sensitive, it would accomplish two purposes.
For starters, it would continue the narrative that began in Star Wars; The Clone Wars of how the clones were viewed and manipulated by those in power.
And secondly, it would continue Lucasfilm Animation's tradition of enhancing Star Wars stories already told and connecting them with the new.
In addition, if Jango and Boba Fett also prove to be force-sensitive, that adds another layer to the role they've played in the Star Wars Saga so far.
It could also produce interesting implications for Boba when he finally takes the front and center role in his upcoming series.
But it's just as likely that none of those theories materialize and the mystery surrounding Omega is something else entirely.
Which, if fans are honest with themselves, a satisfying twist is what they want anyway — just as long as it best serves the story.
In the meantime, speculation is part of the Star Wars fan experience, and the fact there is so much potential for where this Star Wars story could go is a testament to its creators and Lucasfilm Animation.