Who is Gungi? The Bad Batch character explained

Gungi is a young Wookiee Jedi Padawan who crosses paths with the Bad Batch while trying to survive on his own following Order 66.

Gungi makes his first appearance in The Bad Batch after he is discovered by Omega as being a prisoner of the droids on the Vanguard Axis. They rescue him from the droids and offer to take him to the Kashyyyk.

However, this isn’t the first time Gungi has appeared in Star Wars media as he was first introduced in the prequel series The Clone Wars.

A hasty youngling

Gungi was included among a group of younglings who were considered the top of their class. He accompanied Ahsoka Tano and Master Yoda to the planet Ilum where they would undergo tests of character to prove they are ready to become Padawans.

Gungi would acquire the green kyber crystal required to build his lightsaber after overcoming his restlessness and adopting a more patient attitude to pass his test.

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He would go on to build his lightsaber with a wooden hilt made of Byrlark wood. He would immediately put it to use fighting the pirate Hondo Ohnaka and later General Grievous and the Separatist droids.

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He did not have too many memories of his homeworld or his people before returning after the fall of the Jedi Order

Gungi served as a Padawan under Tera Sinube and following Order 66, scrapped on his own reuniting with his people on Kashyyyk for the first time since leaving as a child to become a Jedi.

While fighting alongside the Bad Batch, he showcases significant skill with the lightsaber and battle-hardened exterior after surviving on his own for long, a fact commended by Hunter early on.

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