Time for me to scream about Bad Batch again!!
I’ve been seeing a lot of posts saying that Tech shows little to no attachment to Omega, but still didn’t hesitate to raise his blaster on the Pykes (and I’m sure he knew full well how dangerous they are). Which yes, this is true; he’s not openly affectionate with her in usual ways. But Tech in and of himself is not usual!! And he ABSOLUTELY has shown affection her her in his own ways!!
Hunter shows affection mostly by being protective; he’d do anything for her and he already has done everything for her, just like he would the rest of his squad. He makes the hard calls and even when it makes her unhappy he’s constantly being The Dad. He throws himself in front of her at literally every opportunity, he straight up scooped her off her feet and shielded her from Wrecker in an instant when his chip activated. It’s not hard to see how much he loves her. Wrecker of course is obvious in his affection; he carries her around on his shoulders, he takes her out for Mantell Mix after every mission, he stays back on missions and plays checkers with her, they probably have a plethora of inside jokes and generally it’s just very easy to see how much this big tough teddy bear loves her. Echo is less open; he’s not the leader of the squad so he doesn’t have the same burden of making sure everyone is fine at all times that Hunter keeps for himself. He’s an ARC trooper. He’s practical. He’s gotten blown up and survived so he’s a hardened and a tad grumpy. But he’s a softie I mean he really was out here in a bar teaching her how to shoot her bow, pushing her hard so that she can defend herself. You can see how much he cares in how he coaches her and the stern little pep talks. In episode 9, he insists that Hunter needs to tell her the truth about what made her a target to the Kaminoans, because it’s important to him that she knows the threat and isn’t treated like a child, because even though she is a child, the time has passed for her to be able to be one, and he knows this. In episode 14, he wrapped his arms around her and yanked her back onto the ship when she absolutely would have fallen off lurching forward after Hunter fell.
Tech I think we can safely assume is somewhat of a perfectionist. Maybe not about everything (*looks directly at episode 3 where he insists life support is all they need to fly the ship*) but I get the feeling that he likes things done a certain way and he likes them done his way. Looking at Unfinished Business in The Clone Wars when he’s yelling at Echo to unplug from Admiral Trench’s ship and getting feisty when he doesn’t listen, I’m inclined to think that I’m right. Point being, he doesn’t let just anyone help him with things.
Now we go to episode 7!! He doesn’t even have to tell her what he needs she just gives it to him!! And he gives her a little appreciative look!!
and in episode 8 who does he call to come help him on the bridge?? Not Echo (who is usually his Nerdy Buddy™️ that he trusts to do to things right) but Omega. The one who listens to all his info dumping and asks him questions and is just as curious and tenacious as he is.
Episode 14 she goes skipping off into the woods to find the beacon and who does she give it to immediately?? TECH. And AGAIN with the appreciative glance?? She is his little helper!!! That is not an easy position to get!!
“That is sufficient, I’ll take it from here.”
Oh I could go on about this scene for 8 years and still not be done. Do you KNOW HOW HIGH OF PRAISE THIS IS FOR HER he knows how stressful this is and he knows how easily she could feel like what’s going wrong is her fault and he so gently?? Tells her?? That she DID GOOD AND HE’S GOT IT NOW AND SHE’S OKAY. HE CARES ABOUT HER SO MUCH AND I AM NOT OKAY I WILL NEVER BE OKAY