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Crew of the Ghost

Aboard a modified VCX-100 light freighter is a crew of rebels led by Captain Hera Syndulla of Ryloth. Following her father's footsteps as a rebel against the tyrannical Galactic Empire, she left her home to fight them, accompanied only by her C1-series astromech nicknamed Chopper. Within a year, she met former Jedi Padawan Kanan Jarrus on Gorse, then would eventually meet former High Honor Guard Captain Garazeb Orrelios of Lasan and an exiled Sabine Wren of Mandalore. Journeying to Lothal garnered interesting results, including recruiting a local Force-sensitive orphan named Ezra Bridger, which would in turn cause the entire crew to find themselves in a larger Rebellion (later, the Rebel Alliance) that was bigger than they had ever imagined or hoped to see.

  • Bash Brothers: Kanan and Ezra. As the two sole Jedi of the group, they're the only ones who can even stand up to the Inquisitors, and usually take on Force-related adventures without the rest of the crew.
    • Ezra and Sabine have evolved into this by Seasons 3 and 4, and are frequently paired on missions (at times with a third party, typically Chopper).
  • Been There, Shaped History: Ezra is Famed in Story for his galaxywide broadcast; Sabine and Clan Wren killing Saxon starts up the Second Mandalorian Civil War; Ezra, Zeb, Hera, and Chopper helped escort Senator Mothma to safety after she spoke out against the Empire, causing the official formation of the Rebel Alliance. Also, in the series finale, Ezra becomes the reason why fan-favorite Thrawn hasn't shown up in any of the major films.
  • Breakfast Club: The group consists of an overzealous runaway with an arguable martyr complex (Hera), a broken down droid (Chopper), a binge-drinking drifter who's desperately trying to bury his past (Kanan), another victim of genocide who uses immaturity to hide his deep self-loathing (Zeb), a teenage girl with isolation and abandonment issues (Sabine), and a feral kid who was abandoned at age seven and harbors some deep Dark Side leanings (Ezra). By themselves, they're broken people, but the family dynamic they form with each other gives them the stability and healing they couldn't find alone.
  • The Cameo:
    • The Ghost can be seen in Rogue One as being present on Base One and at the Battle of Scarif. Currently, the only known crew members aboard it are Hera and Chopper, who both make a cameo of sorts in the film as well.
    • The Ghost crew circa Season 3 has a photo in the Rebel Files. It also seems that Hera is the voiceover for the book’s commercial.
    • A certain VCX-100 light freighter can be seen among The Cavalry in The Rise of Skywalker. Who is aboard it is has yet to be said.
  • Cool Starship: The Ghost, a heavily modified light freighter modeled after B-17s. It's virtually undetectable to Imperial sensors and armed to the teeth, and when combined with the skill of its crew it's a Lightning Bruiser able to easily win dogfights against actual starfighters.
  • Criminal Found Family: Street Urchin Ezra Bridger crosses paths with the rebellious Ghost crew when he stumbles into one of their heists on Imperial cargo. The crew is composed of two survivors of genocides carried out by the Empire, the daughter of a rebel politician, an ex-Imperial cadet, and a bloodthirsty droid. It also turns out that Ezra's parents were rebel broadcasters who were arrested and never seen again, which is part of why he finds himself gravitating towards the crew.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: All of them had a hard past. See each of their sections for more details. Of course, this is pretty much a given for anyone who's survived the Empire, let alone actively fought against it.
  • The Fellowship Has Ended: After the end of Rebels, it would seem that the team has gone their separate ways — in the Alphabet Squadron trilogy, Hera's perspective mentions that she misses her crew, although the main comic line shows that Zeb and Rex still work with her occasionally and multiple media show that Chopper never leaves her side. Whether Sabine still served in the Rebellion after the show or stayed on Lothal is unclear, but it's implied that she left with Ahsoka to find Ezra.
  • Fighter, Mage, Thief: Zeb is the Fighter, Kanan is the Mage, Ezra starts off as the thief but can be a Lightning Bruiser at times.
  • Heartbroken Badass: All of them have had a hard past, but it doesn't keep them from being badasses. If anything, it motivates them to ensure their traumas don't happen again to someone else.
  • Hero of Another Story: In Rogue One, the Ghost crew (including at least Hera and Chopper) had a role in the battle above Scarif, helping ensure that the Death Star plans could be successfully retrieved.
  • Hit-and-Run Tactics: Most of the first season had them staging small attacks around Lothal, before being recruited into more standard military missions by the other Rebels in Season 2.
  • Morality Chain: The crew is shaping up to be this for Ezra. Specifically Kanan's teachings, Hera's maternal support, Zeb's respect, Sabine's faith in him, and whatever Chopper brings to the table. Same thing applies to Sabine.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: If they and Phoenix Squadron hadn't tried to rescue Kallus when they think that the Empire tracked one of his Fulcrum transmissions, unbeknownst to all parties minus the Empire, it ultimately doesn't do any good, and actually made it worse. Had they not interfered, Kallus could've kept his cover secret for a little longer, but interfering caused Ezra to accidentally leave behind a clue that allowed Thrawn to deduce that because Sabine painted it, Kallus knowingly let a rebel aboard the Chimaera without saying anything, therefore confirming that he is the traitor. In addition, despite their efforts to delete Atollon from Thrawn's list, he didn't even need his list anymore because Kallus being outed as Fulcrum was all he needed to find them.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Even after they link up with the larger Rebel Alliance in Season 2, they're usually hard up for credits and fuel, meaning that the problem extends to the entire fleet as well. They either take side jobs, or have to beg, borrow or steal. This is pretty justified, seeing as how the Empire controls nearly all resources.
  • Polite Villains, Rude Heroes: Pretty much all main crew members are pretty rude since their varying Dark and Troubled Past give them little reason to be nice to the Imperials. (Some of them are even rather rude to each other at first before forming their family bond.) Part-time crew members like Rex and Kallus, on the other hand, are wiser and more level-headed.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: A Padawan survivor of the Jedi Purge, a Twi'lek pilot who left home to pursue her dreams, one of the last of the Lasat, an artistic Mandalorian deserter from the Empire, a former thief, and a droid in a perpetually bad mood.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift: After the events of Malachor at the end of Season 2, Season 3 sees the crew sans Chopper with different outfits.
  • Spanner in the Works: Had Hera not recruited Kanan back in A New Dawn, then Kanan wouldn't have been able to recruit Sabine (who recruited her according to her journal), Zeb (who revealed this to Ezra in "Legends of the Lasat"), or Ezra (as seen in the pilot episode). And if none of those recruitments happened, then several characters wouldn't have joined the Rebellion either, never mind Hera ever getting in contact with the greater Rebellion either. Kanan never would've made a comeback as a Jedi with Ezra as his Padawan, or Sabine wouldn't have been able to rally her people against the Empire, or Zeb wouldn't have found the new home of his people and accidentally recruit Kallus into the Rebellion, and so forth.
  • The Team:
  • We Do the Impossible: Sabine claims this in order to persuade her family to join the fight against the Empire. She's not wrong, considering their feats include a member being able to continue his career as a rebel fighter after being blinded, surviving Darth Vader and his Inquisitors, making a statement by demolishing a high-ranking Imperial officer's Star Destroyer for the sake of a rescue mission and manage to escape the remaining Imperial fleet, flying through a star cluster using the Force, convincing an Imperial State Sec executive agent to reconsider his loyalty and inadvertently Heel–Face Turn him into The Mole, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. If just these six people can be heroes, then so can you.
  • We Help the Helpless: Ezra took this to heart, even reminding the others of this mantra when times are hard.
  • Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: The Empire hates them and spews propaganda against them, but there are pockets of people quietly celebrating their victories.


    Hera Syndulla 

General Hera Syndulla
"We are fighting a bigger fight."
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Species: Twi'lek

Homeworld: Ryloth

Callsigns: Spectre 2, Ghost, Phoenix Leader

Portrayed by: Vanessa Marshall (voice), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (live-action)
Voiced in Latin-American Spanish by: Natalia Bernodat
Voiced in Japanese by: Eri Miyajima
Appearances: The Bad Batch | Mercy Mission | A New Dawn | Rebels | Rebels Magazine | Kanan | Forces of Destiny | Adventures | Star Wars (Marvel 2015) | Doctor Aphra | Alphabet Squadron | Squadrons | Shadow Fall | Victory's Price | Ahsoka

"If all you do is fight for your own life, then your life is worth nothing."

The Twi'lek owner and captain of the Ghost who founded and led the rebel cell headquartered aboard her ship. She is the daughter of Cham Syndulla, a veteran of the Clone Wars and leader of the Free Ryloth Movement. As the Rebel Alliance formed and grows, Hera found herself rising in prominence through its ranks and struggles with her adapting to her new role as a military officer instead of a small cell leader. She eventually was given command of an entire battle group near the end of the Galactic Civil War and supported Alphabet Squadron in their hunt for the elite Imperial starfighter unit Shadow Wing while also helping to oversee the Starhawk project.

After the official defeat of the Empire at the Battle of Jakku, Hera continued to serve in the New Republic Navy and held command aboard the Mon Calamari cruiser Home One. She aided Ahsoka Tano in her investigation into the Imperial remnants that sought to find and return Grand Admiral Thrawn to the galaxy, while also hoping to find the missing Ezra Bridger.

  • Accent Relapse: The Bad Batch reveals that she once spoke with a Ryloth accentnote  before leaving the planet. Years later, during the events of Rebels, she briefly slips back into this accent when having an emotional argument with her father. (In terms of release order, this is the first time she spoke with the accent.) She is not shown speaking with the accent prior to this.) She also uses it in a brief attempt to fool Thrawn while in disguise, but he sees through completely.
  • Ace Pilot:
    • The visual guide even calls her one, and she was one even before she met Kanan on Gorse. She's gotten the crew out of many sticky situations and destroyed more Imperial ships than the rest of them. In A New Dawn, she's no slouch flying the Expedient, a relatively inferior freighter to the Ghost with lower hyperdrive speed than an Imperial-class Star Destroyer. Even Agent Kallus praises her as a talented pilot when they meet in person in "Vision of Hope".
    • She out-maneuvered Darth Vader in the Season 2 premiere, leaving him snared in the very trap he was driving the Ghost into.
    • She's the first pilot for the prototype B-Wing star fighter, both in its test flight and its first combat run. In Legends, it is specifically said to be very difficult to fly. Not only that, she uses it to destroy an Imperial cruiser, with Sabine manning the weapons.
    • She is the only Rebel pilot to have a kill count on the aborted TIE Defender (as the craft's production facilities were neutralized soon after).
    • Doctor Aphra has her flying about six different X-Wings at once using a Brain/Computer Interface. She's not even visibly disoriented afterward.
  • Action Girl: She prefers to stay on the Ghost, but when she does go out in the field she proves to be an excellent fighter and marksman. A New Dawn highlights this trait of hers quite a bit.
  • Action Mom: Acts as a mother figure to Ezra and the Ghost team at times, with her and Kanan being referred to as "Mom" and "Dad" in regards to their parental-ish roles. Becomes solid status when she gives birth to her and Kanan's son, Jacen, and she continues fighting in the war all the way to the Battle of Endor — motherhood not slowing down her skills one iota.
  • Alien Hair: Her lekku (head tails) serves as this in place of ordinary hair, a standard for most Twi'leks.
  • And Then What?: Kanan asks her in Season 4 what she plans to do with her life when the Rebellion ends, and she admits she hasn't really thought about it.
  • Badass Normal: She's not force-sensitive nor does she have any natural superhuman attributes as Twi'leks are just as strong as normal humans, but she's an Ace Pilot who's handy with a blaster and more than capable in hand-to-hand combat.
  • Bavarian Fire Drill: She's pretty good at this, using it to con her way around in A New Dawn and in "Spark of Rebellion".
  • Being Personal Isn't Professional: After joining the wider rebellion, Hera drops her flirtation with Kanan (which they often played with before) and grows more strict and military in bearing, even around the Ghost crew. When she finally gives a Love Confession to Kanan moments before his death, she's especially heartbroken because she feels she took too long to act on her feelings. She sadly admits to Chopper the reason she waited was because she assumed she "had more time" for such things.
  • Big Good: Serves this role in her appearance in Squadrons, being the highest-ranked member of the New Republic that Vanguard Squadron answers to, with her opposite on the Imperial side being Grand Admiral Rae Sloane.
  • Breakout Character: Out of the whole Ghost crew, Hera is the one who appears most outside of the Rebels story verse, being referenced in Rogue One, appearing in an episode of Forces of Destiny and the comic book adaptation, showing up in Doctor Aphra and playing an important role in Star Wars: Squadrons and the Alphabet Squadron trilogy. This despite the fact that Ezra was The Hero and the focus of Rebels, and was given a massive Sequel Hook by Disappearing with Thrawn in the series finale.
  • The Cameo:
    • She's mentioned in the final book of Servants of the Empire as Spectre 2, but is never physically seen.
    • In Rogue One, when Cassian meets with Jyn after the meeting with Mon Mothma and the other senators, the intercom can be heard calling for "General Syndulla" in the background. Word of God has confirmed this is indeed her.
    • In the novel Star Wars: Resistance Reborn, while discussing recruiting Ryloth to the Resistance, Leia and Hahnee bring up Cham being a famous freedom fighter for Ryloth during the Clone Wars and how his daughter Hera was a general for the Rebellion and New Republic.
  • The Captain: She's the captain of the Ghost and in charge of this group of rebels. When the rest of the team is on board, they often do what she says.
  • Character Development: As the show goes on, she becomes increasingly focused on the Rebellion, letting her own personal wants and needs fade away. In Season 4, partially due to the loss on Atollon making her realize how little time she could have and partially due to Kanan's influence, she realizes that she can't let the Rebellion totally consume her and kisses Kanan and admits she wants a future with him. This makes it all the more tragic when Kanan dies to save her minutes afterward.
  • Costume Evolution: The mask-helmet she gets from Quarrie is initially dirty, but she gets around to cleaning it and gets it painted by the time she leads her X-Wing squadron in Season 4. Also, during Rebels, her earmuffs change.
  • Curtains Match the Windows: Hera is a green-skinned Twi'lek with green eyes.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She was a little girl when the Separatists attacked Ryloth during the Clone Wars. During this, her younger brother was (presumably) killed during the Ryloth campaign and she was then Forced to Watch as the Empire subjugated Ryloth, made her family political enemies thanks to Orn Free Tarr, and later killed her mother. Angered by her father refusing to help anyone besides Ryloth, knowing the Empire was hurting many others just like them, she ran away to find the wider Rebellion and joined them in their fight. (As a result, she and her father became estranged as he accused her of abandoning their people.) All before she was even 18. Supplementary material also implies that her entire family (excluding Cham) is dead or enslaved.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially when she's talking to Kanan.
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Hera is aware that men find her attractive, and she's not above using this to her advantage. In A New Dawn she manages to bluff her way into a mining complex because the guard is so distracted by her looks that he doesn't bother to verify that she is who she claims she is.
  • The Dreaded: As time goes on, word goes around the Imperial ranks about the Ghost, no doubt due to Hera's advanced piloting skills. And how she beat Darth Vader himself with her piloting ability. As for within the Rebellion itself, her crew as well as others including Wedge and Hobbie do fear raising her ire, but ultimately, it all helps to reinforce her status as a respectable leader and pilot.
  • Everyone Has Standards: She finds Aphra's attitude abhorrent, such as when she admires the rejected weapons-of-mass-destruction in Imperial Hivebase-1. An amusing observation the reader could make is that Aphra is very similar to Sabine in terms of personality except with less moral obligations.
  • First-Name Basis: Her crew members and their personal allies get to call her Hera. Wedge calls her "General Hera", and Luke, Leia, and Han also call her Hera.
  • Four-Star Badass: After her promotion to General, Hera becomes one of the Alliance's and later the New Republic's most successful officers, leading several fleet groups to victory over the course of her career.
  • Former Teen Rebel: Or rather preteen. The Bad Batch shows that Hera was quite a trouble maker back in the day.
  • Freudian Slip: She stops doing this once they join the rest of the Rebellion, but when she's really stressed, she'll slip and call Kanan "love", just as she did before.
  • Full-Name Ultimatum:
    • She always calls Zeb by his full name of Garazeb Orrelios every time he truly pisses her off.
    • She has also done the same to Chopper a few times.
    • She does this to Kanan in S4 E10 "Jedi Night".
  • Goggles Do Nothing: She is rarely seen without her pilot goggles on her head despite the fact that she doesn't actually need them due to the fact that she does most of her flying in a pressurized ship. The only time she actally uses them on her eyes during the entire series is when she is riding a Loth Wolf in "Wolves and a Door".
  • Good Cannot Comprehend Evil:
    • After being captured by Aphra and her fellow heist men so she can be turned in to the Empire, she tries to persuade them that they can still let her go while they still have the chance, knowing that they're all good people deep down (Tam Posla and Caysin Boggs are already known for being heroic bounty hunters — they just need money, Sister Seven sees herself as the Only Sane Man), but can't see anything else but cheerful callousness in Aphra.
    • In Ahsoka, she voices disbelief that so many people are still loyal to the fallen Empire and are actively conspiring against the New Republic to bring back dictatorship. Ahsoka points out that the Imperial Remnants are being driven by Greed, not loyalty to the Empire; some could care less how the galaxy will turn out, as long as they make a quick buck.
  • Good Is Not Dumb: While Hera is an idealist and believes in helping the helpless, she's nowhere near gullible. A perfect example being "Vision of Hope", where she was able to deduce that Trayvis was a spy from the Imperials and disarmed him before he showed his true colors without him even knowing.
  • Green and Mean: Inverted. Hera is a green-skinned Twi'lek and is one of the kindest main heroes of Rebels. That being said, she can be stern at times.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: She's a green-skinned Twi'lek, a race of people whose females are considered highly attractive. Throughout the show, several men try flirting with her because of her looks (which go nowhere as she simply ignores such advances), though she's notably not played for Fanservice at all.
  • Headbutting Heroes: In Rebels Season 4, she begins to sour about the politics in the Alliance, since it keeps hindering their ability to take action. It's heavily implied that this is the reason why she doesn't go to the meetings in Rogue One despite being on base and being the same rank as Merrick & Draven by then. This continues in Star Wars Ahsoka, as she butts heads with the Senators of the New Republic, struggling to get support to stop the Imperial Remnants from bringing back Thrawn.
  • The Heart: The one who keeps the team together. She acts as the emotional support for the whole team, often gently, or not so gently, leading them to make the right choices.
  • Heartbroken Badass: She's understandably devastated after Kanan's death. She briefly goes into a Heroic BSoD and broken state from her grief before regaining the will to continue the fight, choosing to honor Kanan's sacrifice. She also adds him to her family Kalikori as a way to memorialize him as an official member of her family line, declaring "no one deserves that honor more than Kanan".
  • Her Heart Will Go On: She continues to fight in the Galactic Civil War, all the way to the Battle of Endor, despite her lingering heartbreak over Kanan's death, and grows to have an impressive military career. However, it does appear she never found someone else and is simply focused on protecting the galaxy as she was before. At least she has Someone to Remember Him By and becomes a happy Single Mom to her and Kanan's child.
  • The Idealist: She is firmly committed to the rebellion despite the odds against them, and genuinely believes that things will get better if they continue to fight.
  • Interspecies Romance: She's a Twi'lek and Kanan is a human. And apparently, their races are biologically compatible enough to produce a healthy son togethernote .
  • Ironic Name: The Greek Goddess Hera was Zeus's wife and patron of marriage, but she's also known for her vengeful nature, hunting Zeus's illegitimate children, and being an Abusive Parent for Hephaestus. Considering this, it's quite ironic that Syndulla, the caring Team Mom of this series, is named after her. Though, it's worth noting you don't want to invoke the wrath of Syndulla either.
  • It Runs in the Family: Hera is the daughter of Cham Syndulla, who was the leader of the Twi'lek La Résistance during the Clone Wars when Ryloth was invaded by the Separatists, and later he went on to fight against the Empire.
  • I Work Alone: At the beginning of A New Dawn, she goes by this mode of operation. Working with Kanan during the events of the book convinces her that it might not be all that bad.
  • The Leader:
    • She's the founder of the Ghost crew and provides the team's charisma. She defers to Kanan on questions of strategy. Ultimately, it's because of Kanan she became a better leader, and feels like she failed him through his death.
    • She later becomes Phoenix Leader, gains the rank of General in the Rebel Alliance, and she might be the unseen Green Leader in Rogue One.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Half of her interactions with Kanan are bickering or snark and have this vibe.
  • Loved I Not Honor More: She does love Kanan, but the Rebellion has to come first and both of them know it. She might lose him one day, or worse need to sacrifice him, and while she's come to terms with it, it's certainly not easy for her. Best shown in "The Mystery of Chopper Base", where she supports Kanan and Ezra's mission to Malachor, but is clearly sad that Kanan will have to face it alone.
  • Machine Empathy: Hera has a very close connection with her ships. For example, in "Out Of Darkness" she can immediately tell the Phantom's steering is slightly off even though the onboard computer registers no damage after hitting some rocks.
  • Magnetic Hero: She has a knack for bringing out the best in people. She assembled a crew within days on Gorse, got Ezra to risk his life for the Ghost crew with just a little bit of talking, and turned Cham's otherwise fiercely loyal lieutenants against him with a short speech. Though it's worth noting that according to their own accounts, Sabine, Zeb, and Ezra were recruited by Kanan instead.
  • Mama Bear: Messing with any of her crewmates, but especially Chopper, will earn you her wrath very quickly. Just ask the Imperial ship she reversed hacked and blew up after they compromised Chop's systems.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Though Kanan is nominally the leader of the group, their connection to Fulcrum (Ahsoka Tano) runs through Hera. This becomes important in the final episodes of Season 1, when Kanan is captured; even if he breaks, he can't give away what he doesn't know.
  • Married to the Job: In A New Dawn, she makes it clear she has no time for romance while there's a war. Though she plays along with Kanan's flirtation, it's implied he grew to understand this. Word of God affirms that although she does have mutual "tremendous feelings" for Kanan. But both he and Freddie Prinze Jr. allude to implications that they both came to a decision to put off romance (or discussions of it) since there's a war to fight.
  • Martyr Without a Cause: Downplayed. She definitely has a good cause and she's not so far gone that she'll sacrifice without meaning, but ever since A New Dawn it's clear that Hera can and will sacrifice any part of herself for the sake of the Rebellion and doesn't seem to have any ambitions outside it. Luckily, Kanan acts as a tempering influence and helps her keep her priorities straight.
  • Mathematician's Answer: She is good at this, especially in regard to Sabine's inquiries about Fulcrum.
  • Military Brat: Her father is a noted general, and was fighting against Separatist occupation in the Clone Wars when she was little. Hera grew up in war and lost family members to it, but also learned rebel military strategy and culture through her father. As Thrawn points out in a creepy fetishistic manner Hera was "forged" by war.
  • Minored In Ass Kicking: Hera tends to stay out of the ground action most of the time and favors her blaster when she winds up in such situations, but as her fight with Rukh shows, she can throw a mean punch if she needs to.
  • Missing Mom: Hera's mother was killed when she was young and isn't even named. Hera's anger at her family's Kalikori being taken is partially due to her feeling of being connected to her mother through it due to her mother's contributions and having been the last proper owner of it, though it is also a piece of important heritage for generations of her decimated clan.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Both played straight and averted. The creators have mentioned that they didn't originally design Hera as a Twi'lek, but once they made her one, they worked to keep her from being like the typical "dancing girl" Twi'lek, and as a result, she's very modest compared to other female members of her species, yet beautiful and sexy and while still being far from unattractive. This is lampshaded in "Idiot's Array" when she plays the part of a slave as part of Lando's attempt to cheat Azmorigan. Azmorigan comments on her "preposterous" outfit. She really doesn't like to be taken as a sex object.
  • Muggle–Mage Romance: She (the Badass Normal founder/leader of the Ghost) forms a romantic bond with Kanan (a former Jedi Padawan learner turned Jedi Knight).
  • Never Bareheaded: Hera is almost never seen without her flight cap, and she's almost always wearing headphones and goggles atop it, though she's also worn a helmet over it during operations.
  • Nice Girl: A good-hearted, selfless, and kind woman.
  • No-Sell: When Aphra and her teammates enter a rebel base under the pretense of being folks interested in joining the Rebellion, Hera's assistant is oblivious enough to believe it and shows them around the base. When they run into Hera, she sees right through their bantha fodder and orders that they be arrested immediately.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: Starting in Season 3, she switches her flight suit top for one that evokes the Alliance officer uniform, though she keeps the flight suit pants. It befits her character, as she is a ranking officer of the Rebellion and welcomes the uniting of the cells, yet is allowed to operate missions in her own style. Around the Battle of Endor, she begins wearing an officer's jacket similar to that of Cassian's.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Despite her father, Cham, having a French accent in The Clone Wars, Vanessa Marshall plays Hera with her normal American accent. In "Homecoming", she slips into a Ryloth accent when arguing with her estranged father, which indicates she dropped it after an extended period away from Ryloth. This is demonstrated in her appearance in The Bad Batch, where a teenaged Hera speaks with a Ryloth accent since she hasn't left the planet yet. Sometimes, she will talk in accent to disguise her voice.
  • Official Couple: Her relationship with Kanan is finally confirmed in Season 4 after she decides to admit her feelings, giving him a Big Damn Kiss. It comes to a tragic end when Kanan dies minutes later to save her and the Ghost crew.
  • Parental Substitute: Acts as the closest thing to a maternal figure (and conscience) to the young Ezra and Sabine.
  • Pregnant Badass: She was pregnant with her and Kanan's son after his death (whom they conceived in "Kindred", according to Word of God) while they were liberating Lothal. She doesn't let her pregnancy slow her down one bit and is badass as ever.
  • Propaganda Piece: In-Universe, she is the center of a well-known propaganda piece in the days of the Rebel Alliance, thanks to Sabine and the approval of Senator Mothma.
  • Rank Up:
    • From Captain of the Ghost to Wing Leader of Phoenix Squadron.
    • Her namedrop in Rogue One seems to establish that she becomes a General by the time the Battle of Scarif happens. Sure enough, she is referred to as General by her squad during the Season 4 episode "Rebel Assault", implying she was promoted off-screen immediately before the episode (since she was still just Captain in episode 8), to fit her leading the assault on Lothal)
    • In the ongoing comic, she's given command of a Mon Calamari cruiser she names the Geist.
    • In Star Wars: Squadrons she has command of The Starhawk Project.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Being Team Mom to a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits, this is required, though she can and will be stern.
    • For example, when Tua sends them an SOS, the crew (minus Ezra) freak out and angrily order Chopper to shut down the transmission. Hera, while also skeptical, barks at them to back off and let her talk.
    • However, sometimes she is not without her own moments of irrationality. In "The Call", she is against having anything to do with the whales and sees them as a mere distraction to the mission, rather than a hint or an advantage. This is due to a grudge from her friends in the past getting killed by crashing into whales while jumping through hyperspace. Though this also chalks down to mission pragmatics and she turns around when Ezra proves her wrong.
  • Rebel Leader: Initially just the leader of the Ghost crew, she later becomes a key rebel leader as part of the Alliance's High Command.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: As far as we can tell, she had no interest in romance before Kanan came along and he is the only person she shares a romance with during her storyline. After his death, as well, it seems she never found someone else and appears content as a Single Mom focusing on her career and child.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: The series finale reveals that Hera had a son with Kanan, Jacen Syndulla, and is happily raising him, as a Bittersweet Ending to his Heroic Sacrifice earlier on.
  • So Proud of You: Though she was angered at how he did it, Hera is still proud of the fact that Ezra took the initiative and got a lead for their rescue mission.
  • Spin-Offspring: Daughter of Cham Syndulla, though he was a minor character in The Clone Wars.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's a beautiful woman who's 5'9".
  • Strong Family Resemblance: The Bad Batch reveals that Hera looks almost exactly like her mother.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Post-Rebels works show that she takes her job as general quite seriously and has less patience putting up with nonsense (such as in Doctor Aphra), but she's still A Mother to Her Men and is amiable to those she's worked closely with.
  • Supporting Leader: Hera is the highest-ranking leader in the Alphabet Squadron trilogy and Squadrons, directing the protagonists in their war against the remnants of the Empire.
  • Team Mom: She provides emotional support for her crew and keeps them in line. She got Kanan to stop running from the Empire and got Zaluna Myder to become braver and stand up to the Empire. On more than one occasion she refers to Ezra, Sabine, and sometimes Zeb as the "kids" in conversation with Kanan.
  • Theme Naming: Her ship is called the Ghost, its shuttles are called the Phantom, and her cruiser is called the Geist. The Ghost crew operate on "Spectre" codenames when engaged in operations against the Empire. All different words for an intangible spirit.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: For her, Meilooruns, though this is more of an inside joke in the crew.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Chopper - they are the closest and longest friends on the crew, but most of their relationship involves arguing and bickering. However, they understand each other in a way the rest of the crew typically doesn't, and whenever they need comfort they drop any pretense of antagonism and are simply there for whatever the other needs from them.
  • You Are in Command Now: Commander Sato is killed at the end of Season 3, forcing her to step up to lead the survivors of Phoenix Squadron and the Massassi unit (with the help of General Dodonna) out of Atollon. This event seems to eventually lead to her Rank Up from captain to general.

    Kanan Jarrus 

Caleb Dume/Kanan Jarrus
"Kid, I'm about to let everyone in on the secret!"
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Species: Human

Homeworld: Coruscant

Callsign: Spectre 1

Voiced by: Freddie Prinze Jr. Foreign VAs 
Appearances: Tales of the Jedi | The Clone Wars | Kanan | The Bad Batch | A New Dawn | Rebels | Rebels Magazine | Adventures | The Rise of Skywalkernote 

"Battles leave scars. Some you can't see."

Raised in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, Caleb Dume became the Padawan of Master Depa Billaba during the Clone Wars and fought as a Commander in the Grand Army of the Republic. When Order 66 was issued, Caleb ran as his master was cut down by Clone troopers and went into hiding, changing his name to Kanan Jarrus and hiding his true nature for years. A chance encounter with Hera a decade into the reign of the Empire convinced him to take up arms once more, helping her to form a rebel cell on the Ghost.

After meeting Ezra on Lothal, Kanan took him on as an apprentice and began to reembrace his Jedi past, although he struggled with the trauma of the Clone Wars and his master's death. Wary of fighting another full-scale war across the galaxy, Kanan focuses on protecting Hera, his padawan, and the crew of the Ghost from those hunting them.

  • Action Dad: Is the father figure to the Ghost crew. And becomes a biological father posthumously to Jacen.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Hera calls Kanan "Love".
  • The Alcoholic: Before becoming a rebel, Kanan lived in a flophouse on Gorse, working odd jobs and spending his paychecks at the local cantina.
  • Ambiguously Brown: A minor case — some fans have interpreted his ethnic background as being the Star Wars equivalent of having some Space-Latino descent as opposed to being just white (which would qualify as an Actor-Shared Background, since Freddie Prinze Jr. is part Puerto-Rican, but mostly white). That being said, the creators of the show have noted that he wasn't designed with a particular Fantasy Counterpart Culture ethnicity in mind (though they do find such fan discussions interesting).
  • Ambiguous Situation: After his death, a Force being in the form of a lothwolf named Dume appears to Ezra in a Force vision. It is unclear if Dume is Kanan in another form or has some other relation to him. Word of God says that while the answer won't be given anytime soon, Dume and Kanan cannot exist at the same time.
  • Animal Motifs: Lothwolves. Season 4 has him constantly matched up with the species as they help him with finding out his role to play in during the season. As mentioned under his Ambiguous Situation, there's a possibility that he became a lothwolf after his death. And on the sleeve of his son's jacket, there's an image of a lothwolf as a way to honor his deceased father.
  • The Apprentice: Before Order 66 and changing his name to "Kanan Jarrus", he was the Padawan learner of Jedi Master Depa Billaba.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When he's captured by the Empire in Season 1, one of the crimes he's accused of in addition to "theft of Imperial supplies", "resisting arrest" and "assaulting officers" is "piloting without a license".
  • Babies Ever After: Downplayed with Hera. The series finale reveals that he had a son with her, Jacen Syndulla, but Kanan is unable to be there for their son as he performed a Heroic Sacrifice to ensure Hera's and the team's survival.
  • Baritone of Strength: Has probably the deepest voice of any male cast member (besides Darth Vader and the Bendu). Even when he was a Padawan, no older than Ahsoka, his voice was only slightly higher and clearly still Freddie Prinze Jr.
  • Badass in Distress: He ends up captured and taken prisoner in "Call to Action" by Tarkin and the Grand Inquisitor.
  • Beard of Sorrow: He gets depressed after becoming blind and has grown a beard during the Time Skip.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For:
    • As a youngling, Kanan (at the time Caleb) was worried that the Clone Wars would end before he could participate in it, and expressed joy at being at thick of the action. Then came Order 66...
    • His friends in the Temple warned him against wishing to be Billaba's student because they heard rumours of her being "damaged" and cursed.
    • A New Dawn alludes to young Caleb's dream to fight Sith heroically. Then Kanan gets overpowered by Vader and blinded by Maul.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Serves as this for Ezra, who learns the ways of the Force from him. However, he's initially reluctant to train Ezra since he didn't even make it past Padawan when Order 66 happened, but with very few Masters left, he feels he doesn't have a choice if Ezra is to become a Jedi. After some remote encouraging guidance from Yoda (who was also guiding Ezra at the time), he gains confidence in his mentoring ability. Eventually, he becomes more of a surrogate father to Ezra; who also implies to seeing Kanan as a father-figure.
  • Blind Weaponmaster: Beats Maul after being blinded by him, by using the Force.
  • Blue Is Heroic: He's a heroic Jedi who wields a blue lightsaber.
  • Break the Cutie: Kanan #1 sets up Caleb Dume as an adorable 14-year-old kid with a big brother-little brother relationship with his clone soldiers, geeking out over getting to train under Depa Billaba and noting how good his life is. Then Order 66 comes in, and it all goes downhill from there.
  • Broken Pedestal: He was actually good friends with the clones, and amazed at the badassery of Clone Force 99. Then a certain order is issued, his own squad kills his master, and he fears them for the rest of his life.
  • Brought Down to Badass: A somewhat self-inflicted example. Even when he's trying to suppress the Force within him (as just being strong in the Force and/or carrying a lightsaber is a death mark in the era of the Empire unless you're the Emperor, Darth Vader, or an Inquisitor), he's no slouch in a fight.
  • Bullet Time: At the end of his fight with the Grand Inquisitor, he looks at his opponent's moving lightsaber and everything seems to slow down for some strange reason, before he proceeds to slice open the Grand Inquisitor's lightsaber and end their duel. It is implied that it was a shatterpoint.
  • The Cameo:
    • His voice is among the many Jedi that call out to Rey in The Rise of Skywalker.
      "In the heart of a Jedi lies her strength!"
    • Caleb silently appears with Depa in the Newsreel intro of Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "Old Friends Not Forgotten", taking place right before the Battle of Kaller.
    • Caleb appears in the first episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, showing his final mission on Kaller. As it turns out, tagging along with the Bad Batch was what saved him from being gunned down like his master when Order 66 was triggered.
    • In Tales of the Jedi, he's seen eagerly watching Ahsoka's training session with his future master Depa.
  • The Casanova: Kanan is definitely not a Chaste Hero. The prequel novel A New Dawn reveals that he was quite the womanizer before joining with Hera. Later on, it's revealed that Hera is aware of the fact that he's smitten with her, and she doesn't mind because she likes him too. But for Hera, fighting against the Empire takes priority over romance.
  • Character Development:
    • Throughout Season 1, he learns that he has to have faith in himself in order to become an effective teacher to Ezra and be able to defend him and the others from the threat of the Grand Inquisitor by re-teaching himself how to fight like a Jedi. In Season 2, his worry about Ezra continues in that he is concerned if his teachings are enough to keep Ezra from falling to the Dark Side, knowing Ezra is at such a risk. In Season 3, due to being fresh out of his depression and being less capable due to his blindness, his goofy attitude is gone in exchange for a more wiser one like conventional Jedi and he is more hands-off due to Ezra becoming more independent and wanting to advance his Jedi skills.
    • Due to witnessing first hand the horrors of Order 66, including the murder of his master, Kanan was initially very distrusting to Rex, Gregor, and Wolffe. Over time, he does begin to let go of his uneasiness and genuinely form bonds with them, especially with Rex.
  • Character Tics:
    • After his hair grew out while he was on the run from the Empire following Order 66 Caleb developed a habit of running his hand through his hair when nervous. He put his hair in a ponytail to hide this.
    • As an adult Kanan moves around with his right hand parallel to the ground after his blinding, as visual shorthand for him using the Force to sense obstacles in front of him.
  • Closest Thing We Got: Initially feels this way towards being Ezra's teacher, since he never actually finished his own training and was only a Padawan when Order 66 rolled around. He becomes more confident in himself over time.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: He gets put through this courtesy of Kallus, Tarkin and the Grand Inquisitor. They use a torture droid, electric shocks, the works . . .
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character:
    • To Anakin. Both were deadpan snarkers, mentors, and friendly. However, while Anakin was The Corruptible, Kanan has yet to display any major signs of corruption. Also, while there's no denying that Anakin was clever, most of his choices involved some sort of huge attack, whereas Kanan uses his smarts to be more precise, to make up for strength. In fact, he could qualify as being the Obi-Wan to Ezra's Anakin. They are also both former Jedi in love with someone during a time of war. While Anakin's love for Padme leads him to the Dark Side, Kanan's love for Hera does not seem to cloud his judgment (even refusing to plan her rescue mission in Season 4 due to his personal feelings and leaving it to Ezra). While they both have premonitions of the future, Anakin furiously tries to fight fate and save Padme and their child, helping to destroy the Jedi Order and aid the rise of the Empire and eventually causing his wife's death. By contrast, Kanan calmly accepts his fate and starts a chain reaction that helps to liberate Lothal and eventually lead to the downfall of the Empire; ensuring his family's survival, as well as his unborn son with Hera, and allowing his loved ones to live their lives in true peace.
    • Also applies to him and Ahsoka. Both are Padawans that got their apprenticeships cut short. However, Caleb has rarely seen action, while Ahsoka has been in action for most of the Clone Wars, and thus is more experienced and wiser. Also, both of them gain new identities when the Empire rises and they go into hiding. In addition, Kanan is less gung-ho about the Rebellion, while Ahsoka has been with it for at least some time after The Purge.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Unlike most Jedi, he uses guns in addition to his lightsaber and he doesn't think twice about trying to use his blaster pistol during a lightsaber duel. Never mind using the blaster built into Ezra's lightsaber between strikes with said lightsaber (Ezra even lampshades this — "I never thought of that!")
  • Constantly Curious: As a youngling and Padawan, he was constantly asking questions, wanting to understand the reasoning behind everything, so much so that Billaba jokes that he was somewhat infamous for doing this in the Jedi Temple. She also admits that it was this trait of him that motivated her to choose him as her Padawan.
  • Cool Helmet:
    • He gets a Stormtrooper helmet with a lothcat paint job in "The Call", courtesy of Sabine, much to Kanan's dismay.
    • In Season 3, he wears an eye-obscuring mask due to being physically blind. It's decorated with Jaig eyes, a Mandalorian mark of honor for bravery, presumably gifted to Kanan by Sabine.
  • Cool Sword: His lightsaber, which he needed to assemble before using up until Season 3. There is, however, a Running Gag that Kanan's saber is pretty plain compared to the Inquisitor's and Ezra's first one.
  • Crippling Overspecialisation: He's had some problems with this, but in both cases, he's since overcome it.
    • As noted by the Grand Inquisitor in "Rise of the Old Masters"; In combat, he favors Form III of Soresu "to a ridiculous degree". This is interesting since Obi-Wan Kenobi, who dropped the much more aggressive Ataru after Naboo, also specialised in Soresu and was highly efficient with it.
    • Once he's blinded, he can still fight due to his training. However, that training focused solely on combat, so out of combat he initially has to rely on Chopper and Ezra to guide him.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: A survivor of Order 66, Kanan regrets having not done more to save his Master. As he is tortured by the Inquisitor it becomes clear that Kanan feels himself a coward even if all he did was follow Billaba's last order for him to run.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments:
    Kanan: How about a little less attitude and a little more altitude?
  • Decoy Leader: His designation as Specter 1 and his position as field commander (as well as the general assumption that Jedi are leaders) are to obscure the fact that Hera is the true leader of the group. The facade decays over the seasons as the Imperials learn more about them, but never truly goes away.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: In the Season 3 finale, he harasses the Bendu into intervening in the final battle. While it didn't work out all that well, it was probably the only reason they survived at all.
  • Disabled Love Interest: To Hera, from Season 3 and onwards, after he was blinded by Maul.
  • Disappeared Dad: To his and Hera's son, Jacen. Kanan died shortly after his son was conceived.
  • Do Well, But Not Perfect: After escaping Order 66 and before meeting Hera, he had to keep himself from doing too well on the jobs he took, otherwise people would suspect him of being a Jedi fugitive.
  • Dramatic Irony:
    • In his youth, he was believed to not be skilled enough and that he would be cursed for being Billaba's Padawan, so he wouldn't last long in the Clone Wars. He survives Order 66 because of his master's teachings & sacrifice, and goes on to become a powerful but one of the last remaining Jedi.
    • After Order 66, he did all he could to repress the Force in order to survive. After he's blinded, he's relying on the Force full-time to compensate for his lost sight.
  • The Drifter: In A New Dawn Kanan muses that the code of the Jedi Order deliberately shaped its members into this, as they were taught from a young age to avoid forming emotional attachments to people and places. This made it very easy for him to maintain a solitary life on the run before he teamed up with Hera, leaving jobs and whatever home or companions he might have made for himself at a moment's notice.
  • Dual Wielding: Employs this against the Grand Inquisitor using his and Ezra's lightsabers in the Season One finale. He manages to win using it. He also tries this against multiple Jedi Temple Guards in a vision but is unable to beat them.
  • Everyone Can See It: In A New Dawn, Kanan insists that the only reason he's helping Hera is because she's beautiful. Nobody believes it.
  • Eye Motifs: His eyes become a recurring element with him after being blinded by Maul. His One-Way Visor in Seasons 3 and 4 has stylized eye designs where his eyes would benote , Bendu taught him to "see" again, and when he pulled a Heroic Sacrifice to protect Ezra, Hera, and Sabine, his eyes briefly return to how they were as he and Hera look into each other's eyes for the last time.
  • Eye Scream: He is blinded by Maul when the latter slashes his eyes with his lightsaber.
  • Eyes Always Shut: In Season 3 and afterward, he tends to keep his eyes shut when he's not wearing his visor around people who aren't members of the Ghost crew.
  • Eyes Are Unbreakable: He may have been blinded, but after a direct lightsaber strike he ought to have no eyes left at all. Instead, since he managed to deflect the strike before it could get too deep, he just has Milky White Eyes.
  • Face Palm: One of his default gestures when dealing with the rest of the crew. He's even using it in the concept art.
  • Fantastic Racism: He is initially very distrustful around the elderly Clone Troopers who assist the Ghost crew, despite Ahsoka personally vouching for them (and they've removed the inhibitor chips that caused them to betray the Jedi). Given his previous experience with Clone Troopers, this is somewhat justified. He later learns to overcome this prejudice (which is helped when Rex nearly pulls a Heroic Sacrifice to save him and the team) and bonds with Rex over the course of their battles. The markings on the visor he wears are Jaig Eyes, the same as the markings on Rex's helmet, as a sign of trust.
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: He wears armor over his right arm, from the shoulder to the hand. His Season 3 outfit doesn't have it anymore, though.
  • Former Bigot: Kanan was initially wary of working with Clones given he was a survivor of Order 66. Over time, he learns to let go of his fears.
  • Genocide Survivor: Kanan Jarrus is one of the few survivors of the Jedi purges, which affected him deeply. He changed his name and spent over a decade denying his Jedi past until eventually being unable to run from it any longer.
  • Glory Hound: As a youngling, he commented on how he thought he’d miss out all the action of the Clone Wars because of his age, and how it was pretty sweet to be on the side of Master Billaba — who could have chosen anyone as her apprentice — and be in thick of battle on Kaller.
  • The Gunslinger: Years of hiding from the Empire have forced him to use a blaster instead of a lightsaber. In fact, in A New Dawn, Count Vidian, who never learns his name, exclusively calls him this word-for-word. However, in Season 3, after he was blinded on Malachor, although he still carries his blaster he almost never uses it.
  • Handicapped Badass: He becomes blind by the Season 2 finale and is now a Blind Weaponmaster.
  • Heroic BSoD: By the time we first see in him in Season 3, he's right in the middle of it due to his sudden blindness.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Dies while holding back a fuel explosion caused by Pryce in order to buy time for the rest of the Ghost's crew to escape.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He seriously doubts his abilities to train Ezra, but ultimately decides that he needs to, even if means he might not succeed.
  • Hidden Weapons: His lightsaber is kept on his person in a partially disassembled state so its function is not immediately apparent. By Season 3, however, he's stopped doing this, and now carries it openly.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: In A New Dawn, he does everything in his power to ensure that his Force potential never resurfaces. Justified in that being Force-sensitive during the era of the Empire is like wearing a "shoot me" sign on your back.
  • Important Haircut:
    • While he left the rest of his hair long when he decided to abandon the ways of the Jedi to survive he cut off his padawan braid, which symbolized his breaking with the order.
    • Gets one, along with a shave, prior to his rescue of Hera on Lothal and his subsequent death.
  • Incompletely Trained: The Jedi Order fell when he was just a Padawan. This contributes to his feelings of inadequacy in mentoring Ezra.
  • Interspecies Romance: He's a human and Hera is a Twi'lek. And apparently their races are biologically compatible enough to produce a healthy son togethernote .
  • Irony:
    • In A New Dawn, he's a directionless man that finds a new direction in life when he finds himself drawn to a woman he meets when she asks for directions.
    • When he first meets Hera, he hears her voice first and calls it "the most beautiful sound he heard". At the end of Season 2, he can no longer see her. Doubles as heartwarming to some extent, because he never judged her by her Twi'lek appearance (which often caused many to view her as a sexual object).
    • He spends Seasons 1 and 2 showing annoyance at Sabine's art antics, like painting his stolen Stormtrooper helmet or drawing a chibi version of him and Rex in a shuttle they're using to infiltrate a high-security Imperial base. In Season 3, he can no longer see her art.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: At the beginning of A New Dawn, he's not a morally outstanding guy. He's antisocial, he punches Skelly in the face a few times, drinks a lot, and is a bit of a womanizer. At first, he only wants to really follow Hera for superficial reasons. However, he's willing to stick his neck out for the lives of others despite claiming otherwise. And once the Empire's involvement with Gorse gets really serious and his boss, Lal Grallik, and his best friend, Okadiah Garson, are killed, he decides to stop hiding.
  • Just a Kid: In his youth, his not-much-older classmates would always dismiss him as being a know-nothing kid. When he finally becomes a Padawan, the clones this time call him a kid in a playful manner, though by now, he's annoyed by being called this. Janus calling him one proves to be the last straw (to which he also says he no longer wants to be referred to as Caleb Dume anymore). Rather amusingly, he and the Ghost crew initially refer to Ezra as some kid and don't see him as beyond much until "Empire Day".
  • Knighting: Is given the position of Jedi Knight by the spirit of the Grand Inquisitor, of all people.
  • Ladykiller in Love: Although Kanan used to be a womanizer who would flirt with any attractive female he encountered, the first time he heard the mere sound of Hera's voice, he fell head-over-heels for her even waiting 10 years for her to give a real relationship between them a try.
  • Laser Blade: He uses a blue-bladed lightsaber in combat. It can be split into two parts so it can be better hidden and its length can be adjusted to accommodate a user's height.
  • The Leader: He is the de facto leader of the Ghost crew alongside Hera. Supporting Leader variety, as The Hero of the show is Ezra.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: His interactions with Hera contain a strange mixture of comfortable familiarity, friendly banter, a fair amount of somewhat-playful bickering, and some flirtation. It's unclear if they're actually together or not, but A New Dawn makes it canonical that Kanan A: does not uphold the Chaste Hero expectations of the old Jedi Order, and B: is very much attracted to Hera, which she's aware of (and is mildly attracted to him as well).
  • The Lost Lenore: A rare gender-inversion; he becomes this to Hera following his Heroic Sacrifice in "Jedi Night".
  • Love Before First Sight: He becomes drawn to Hera when he first hears the sound of her voice. Upon hearing her speak, he spends several minutes looking for the voice's owner because of how mesmerized he was before eventually finding her.
  • Master-Apprentice Chain: Kanan taught Ezra and as Caleb was taught by Depa Billaba, who was taught by Mace Windu, who was taught by Cyslin Myr.
  • Meaningful Name: His original name, Caleb Dume, which he had to abandon after the doom of the Jedi Order. It becomes a plot point in Season 4, where it's kept ambiguous whether the wolves are talking about his past name or the doom of Lothal, and it's hinted that Kanan is connected to this somehow.
  • Meaningful Rename: Justified. His original name was "Caleb Dume" but he changed it to "Kanan Jarrus" after Order 66 in order to not be discovered as a former Padawan.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: Is Ezra's mentor throughout the series and dies protecting Ezra and Hera from a fuel explosion.
  • Milky White Eyes: Six months after being blinded, his eyes look like this.
  • Muggle–Mage Romance: Kanan (a former Jedi Padawan learner turned Jedi Knight) forms a romantic bond with Hera (the Badass Normal founder/leader of the Ghost).
  • The Musketeer: Alternates between using a blaster and a lightsaber. After Malachor, however, he seems to have stopped this. He only fires a blaster once in all of Season 3.
  • Never Grew Up:
    • Averted for the most part, as he's been forced to grow up thanks to Order 66, but he is stuck with the thought process of an adolescent; as in, he is not a multitasker, due to placing all of his focus on one task rather than handling multiple things at one time (also tying into his focus on his connection to the Force). This ends up causing problems to the point where this may be his Fatal Flaw (but also his defining character trait), like Sabine having to point out that Hera is worried about him and Ezra leaving for Malachor, believing he has to control and protect Ezra himself (Ezra becoming more powerful than anyone can handle) rather than let him go and believe in him, etc.
    • If anything, getting blinded certainly forced him to grow up. Like how he must now focus on his other four senses and the Force to make up for his lack of vision, Kanan in Season 3 also lets go of his goofier nature (mostly), partly due to everyone else growing up and becoming more occupied with the war, as well as him being fresh out of depression.
  • Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: Kanan may not have gotten past the Padawan stage before Order 66, but the combination of the Jedi training he did receive, his Force powers and his years of combat experience allow him to tear through common mooks like Stormtroopers. Unfortunately, he struggles against Elite Mooks and the Grand Inquisitor; to say nothing of the fact that he is hopelessly outclassed by Darth Vader.
  • Not What I Signed on For: Kanan is not happy with having to work in the Rebels' military setting since his mentor's last words were about her disagreement with the Jedis' involvement with the military. As such, he lacks a formal rank in the Rebellion.
  • Obi-Wan Moment: His last episode is one long Obi-Wan moment. He appears to know that he is going to die. He gives Ezra some last bits of advice and affirmation that he is a good person and leader. He also gives Hera some closure with their feelings for each other. As he is being engulfed by the explosion he looks into Hera's eyes as his gain their color back. Throughout the whole episode he is calm and accepting of his fate.
  • Obsolete Mentor: Because he was never fully trained, after three seasons pass Kanan wonders if there's even anything left for him to teach Ezra. Ezra insists that's not the case because Kanan has taught him about more than just the Force and he wants to continue learning.
  • One-Way Visor: The green mask he wears as of Season 3, after getting blinded.
  • Papa Wolf: He is very protective of the younger members of the crew, outright saying that he doesn't care what happens to him as long as they're safe. When he believes that the Grand Inquisitor killed Ezra, he declares it a huge mistake and promptly curbstomps him in their duel after being soundly beaten by him all season. This also may have been a factor in his death: he knew that his death would not only save Hera and their unborn child, but start a chain reaction that would ensure the Empire's downfall so his son would live in a better world, so he went to his death willingly and with grace.
  • Parental Substitute: Ezra treats him as a father figure, even saying how Kanan has taught him about life and how to be a man. He's also one to Sabine as well.
  • Properly Paranoid: Byproduct of being a Jedi during the height of the Empire's dominance of the galaxy. For example, he thinks Senator Trayvis's coded message is too simple and the Imperials are likely to catch on, and wonders why the Empire hasn't caught him yet. He was right to worry, since Trayvis was an Imperial agent.
  • Retired Badass: He's a Jedi who was forced underground after Order 66, and has long since forsaken the ways of the Jedi at the start of the series. By this point, however, he's called out of retirement.
  • Reverse Grip: He holds this lightsaber this way during his fight with Maul in the Season 2 finale.
  • Riddle for the Ages: In "Kindred", he's heavily implied to have a connection to the mysterious cave-painting in the loth-wolf den (showing a Lothalian child being abducted by two Jedi resembling Yoda and Ki-Adi-Mundi). His voice actor teased even more about this connection in an interview. However, we do not get any more info about this in the later episodes, and given his death soon after, we likely never will.
  • Samurai Cowboy: Kanan is described as a "Cowboy Jedi", uses blasters, has a lightsaber with a Chokuto-style tip, and wears his hair in a samurai-ish ponytail.
  • Shout-Out:
  • Significant Anagram: Take out the 'I' in Anakin, switch the letters around, and you get Kanan. Might be a pun on how It's All About Me, and on Kanan losing use of his eyes.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: He went from The Casanova to this after meeting Hera, thanks to Love Before First Sight.
  • Sink or Swim Mentor: For Ezra sometimes, though Kanan makes the point that Ezra does seem to learn best in such conditions.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Briefly has this relationship with Captain Rex in Season 2 due to some lingering prejudice against clone troopers. Deconstructed in that the rest of the crew, particularly Ezra, quickly get fed up with these shenanigans.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: He and Hera conceived Jacen at some point before the mission to liberate Lothal, of which Kanan was one of the casualties.
  • Stone Wall: He was taught how to fight with Soresu as his primary lightsaber form by his master Depa Billaba. The form is all about defense, constantly parrying and blocking an opponent's lightsaber strikes until they get exhausted or slip up, leaving them wide open for counterattacks. The Grand Inquisitor notes that he favors it to a ridiculous degree, allowing him to dismantle Kanan's defenses with Makashi, which is all about being precise and efficient. Kanan takes note of this over-reliance and fights more aggressively in their subsequent duels.
  • The Strategist: A New Dawn sums it up pretty well: "Hera had the idea, Kanan had the plan.". He's usually the one figuring out the immediate battle plans while Hera is more focused on the long-term goals.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: As a kid, he looks a lot like his son Jacen.
  • Survivor Guilt: He feels guilty for abandoning his master and the Jedi, despite the fact that there was nothing he could do and she ordered him to run.
  • Sword and Gun: Uses a variant when using his lightsaber and Ezra's gunsaber while duelling the Grand Inquisitor. He also does it straight in "Stealth Strike".
  • Team Dad: By the way that Ezra and Zeb are afraid to tell him things because they'll get in trouble, it really comes off as this. Kanan even refers to the two as "the kids". Also the way he flirts with Hera.
  • That Man Is Dead: In Kanan, he slowly loses his identity after Order 66, first forsaking a name then renaming himself Kanan Jarrus while declaring that "Caleb Dume" died with Depa Billaba. He regains his identity somewhat throughout A New Dawn, and by the time Rebels comes around there's very few traces of this mentality left-however, it's notable that he never refers to himself as Caleb again, nor does anyone else, for the most part.
  • Took a Level in Badass:
    • In the Season 1 finale, he uses his and Ezra's lightsabers together in a Gun And Sword/Dual Wielding combination to beat the Grand Inquisitor and slice his lightsaber in half.
    • In the Season 2 finale, he faces off and wins against none other than Darth Maul. Once again this comes from suddenly switching up his fighting style, this time emulating Ahsoka's style. All after recently being blinded.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: By the end of A New Dawn, he decides to put his lot into Hera's cause for real after making a difference on Gorse. The difference in personality between that story and Rebels is pretty remarkable. Even so, he's more devoted to her than to the Rebellion, and it takes several seasons of Rebels before he commits to the larger cause.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid: In A New Dawn, he's definitely not the sweet, curious, eager Caleb. He gets better by the time of Rebels, but it's Hera who's eager to welcome Ezra into the family, rather than Kanan, who can sense Ezra's strength in the Force.
  • Undying Loyalty: Even after expressing impudence at joining the bigger Rebellion, when Hera runs to her ship to involve herself, he follows without hesitation despite his clear dislike of the idea. Vanessa Marshall elaborated that while Kanan is too dutiful to not be involved, his actions in this scene are driven by his romantic feelings for her. It also helps that in the ending of A New Dawn, he declares that he's going to follow Hera anywhere she went from there on out.
    Kanan: What are you doing?
    Hera: Getting involved.
    Kanan: Not without me, you're not!
  • War Is Hell: Before fighting in the Clone Wars, he believed that it was all fun and glory, but when his Clone Trooper friend Stance is killed by Colonel Sear and is Caleb's first account of watching someone die, after Sear is killed, Caleb notes to himself that the war isn't all it was cracked up to be back in the Temple. Of course, it gets worse when Order 66 rolls around, and Rebels shows that he's reluctant about going through all of it again.
  • You Shall Not Pass!:
    • He destroys the communications tower door controls after the rest of the crew is inside, stranding most of the Imperial forces outside. He gets captured by Tarkin's forces for his trouble.
    • In "Jedi Night", he holds back a exploding fuel tank to buy time for Ezra, Sabine and Hera to escape. He pays for it with his life.

Crew Members

    Ezra Bridger 

Lieutenant Commander Ezra Bridger

See his separate page.

    Garazeb Orrelios 

Captain Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios
"I like your attitude. Good luck!"

Species: Lasat

Homeworld: Lasan

Callsign: Spectre 4

Voiced by: Steve Blum
Voiced in Latin-American Spanish by: Enrique Cervantes
Voiced in Japanese by: Minoru Inaba
Appearances: Rebels | Rebels Magazine | Kanan | Servants of the Empire | Adventures | Star Wars (Marvel 2015) | The Mandalorian

"I came here with them, and I'm not leaving without them."

The muscle of the Ghost's crew, a former Lasat soldier. As possibly being one of the last of the Lasat after a planetary massacre by the Empire, High Honor Guard Captain Garazeb Orrelios was found by Kanan in the aftermath and joined the crew of the Ghost.

  • Ambiguous Syntax: Zeb says to Ezra that he awoke after the battle at the Lasan Royal Family's palace, then follows up saying that Kanan found him and recruited him to the crew, suggesting that either Kanan found him in what was left of Lasan or Zeb left Lasan and eventually ran into Kanan.
  • And This Is for...
  • Animals Hate Him: He doesn't take kindly to animals, and just being him scares them.
  • Big Brother Instinct: To a degree with Ezra and Sabine. This trope is best exemplified by his refusal to abandon the pair to the mercy of the Seventh Sister and Fifth Brother; he knows trying to rescue them will likely get himself killed, but refuses to let the pair be murdered or worse by the Inquisitors.
  • The Big Guy: He's the team's muscle. Just look at his bicep.
  • Blood Knight: It is said that one of Zeb's favorite pastimes is beating up stormtroopers. Also, Zeb tends to get very enthusiastic when he manages to acquire any kind of heavy weaponry; be it a TIE fighter's cannons or an Imperial anti-tank gun emplacement.
  • The Bus Came Back: Five years after Rebels's finale, Zeb returns in Season 3 of The Mandalorian as part of the New Republic's starfighter corps, officially making him the first member of the Rebels cast (Chopper notwithstanding) to make the jump to live-action.
  • Butt-Monkey: When there's a need for slapstick comedic relief, Zeb is usually the one who ends up filling said need. The examples are legion: like the space waffles ending up on his face, the bunk collapsing, his first foray as a TIE fighter pilot. In "The Lost Commanders", the former clone commando Gregor uses him as bait for catching a joopa (and he spends several minutes in its stomach before it's killed).
  • Canon Immigrant: Not him specifically but his species, the Lasat, first appeared in the roleplaying game.
  • The Captain: At first, he was Captain Orrelios of the Lasat Honor Guard, now he's Captain Orrelios, Chief of Security.
  • Character Development:
    • In the pilot, he ditches Ezra with Kallus, not wanting to deal with him any longer, however bad he feels later. While he does lighten up a bit later on in the episode, later episodes have him push Ezra around like an older brother being insensitive and picking on their younger sibling. By Season 2, this is toned down to him being a nicer but still grumpy older brother, and "Always Two There Are" has Zeb confess to Chopper that he's not going to leave the kids behind with the Inquisitors even when the option to get back to the fleet (which Sabine had already said would end up getting them tracked down too) was available.
    • In "Steps Into Shadow", Zeb stands up for Ezra when Hera tells the latter off for changing the plan at Reklam Station and risking several lives, saying that if Ezra gets punished, then so does he and the others for being in on the new plan.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His homeworld of Lasan was devastated by the Empire and nearly all of his people were killed. This only further motivates him to end the Empire. "Droids in Distress" reveals that T-7 ion distruptors, which are meant to shoot down starships, were used to massacre his people (when used on organics, disruptors slowly break them down on the atomic level).
  • Deadpan Snarker: One of the most sarcastic members of the team. Especially with Ezra.
  • Doesn't Like Guns: Zigzagged. For the most part, averted; he's honestly something of a gun-nut, and in fact he seems to relish the opportunity to wield the biggest guns he can. However, played very straight with one specific kind of gun; T-7 Disruptors, with the horrific justification that these weapons were used to annihilate his species.
  • Drives Like Crazy: He's an ex-soldier, not a pilot, and as shown when he commandeered a TIE fighter he substitutes enthusiasm for training and experience. According to Steve Blum, this is one of the reasons why he isn't taking the Empire on by himself.
  • Dumb Muscle: Averted. He doesn't take up as much of a leadership position or try to be anything more than another member of the crew, and he does make screw-ups based from his immaturity (that may be a result of his Stepford Smiler method of coping to further himself from his Honor Guard days), but when everything is left up to him (ex. saving Ezra and Sabine from the Inquisitors, being stranded on Bahryn with Kallus, the Warhead situation), we get to see him pull off more clever and successful solutions than those Underestimating Badassery may expect.
  • Expressive Ears: They go up and down depending on his mood.
  • Fire-Forged Friends:
    • With Ezra, as they mutually thought the other was annoying at first.
    • By the end of the Galactic Civil War, he's become this with Kallus.
  • Genius Bruiser: Despite his hulking frame, Zeb is actually highly-educated and articulate. Probably an aspect of him being an Honor Guard of Lasan.
  • Hand Behind Head: A habit of his.
  • Heartbroken Badass: The Empire's genocide of Lasan is what motivated Zeb to fight opression, and join the Ghost crew.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He feels he doesn't deserve the respect his fellow Lasat give him, as he failed to protect them.
  • Home Sweet Home: After the war ended, Zeb returned to his people on Lira San, though he is later shown to have become a New Republic ranger.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen: He was the captain of the Honor Guard, a position high enough to be considered royalty on his homeworld. Now he's your average bruiser in a ragtag Rebel cell. He prefers it that way. Later on, he resumed use of the title, but as Chief of Security.
  • Informed Ability: Promotional material used to put a lot of emphasis on him being The Big Guy yet something of a Genius Bruiser, though he certainly can be clever like in the Warhead situation and rescuing the kids from the Inquisitors. It's possible that this is referring to higher education he may have received due to being captain of the High Honor Guard, he's Obfuscating Stupidity and letting other people handle it, and/or he's well educated, just not open-minded enough to be a genius bruiser on a regular basis.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: According to the visual guide, he's 39 (human) years old, making him the oldest biological member of the Ghost's crew. It's taken further in his friendship with Ezra and Sabine, the youngest members of the crew (14 and 16 respectively at the beginning of the series).
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Initially, he's the most hostile to Ezra when he first comes aboard the Ghost, even making suggestions about killing him if necessary. However, after Ezra gets captured by Agent Kallus, he's saddened about leaving him behind and he's visibly disappointed that Ezra's seemingly leaving for good just after he had earned his respect. After their first adventure, their relationship is Vitriolic Best Buds at worst.
  • Knight in Sour Armor: He's very cynical about their chances, but he still fights for the rebellion.
  • Last of His Kind: While there might be other Lasats, there's no evidence of them, and it's been acknowledged a few times that Zeb might be the last one. He's not. In fact, there's a whole planet of Lasats.
  • Lightning Bruiser: He's as fast and agile as he is muscular.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • His last name is a corruption of "Aurelius", a family name derived from the Latin word, "aureus", for "gold, gilded", one of the most prominent historical figures holding this name being Roman Emperor Marcus Aureliusnote . This is likely referring to Zeb's Elites Are More Glamorous status as Captain of the High Honor Guard in the waning years of Lasan.
    • "Garazeb" seems to be derived from "Aurangzeb" ("Gara-" being "Aurang-" backwards, removing the "n" & "u"), a historical figure that is widely considered to have been the last effective Mughal emperor. Again, it fits with Zeb being the last of greatness to Lasan.
    • "Zeb" in itself is a prefix to some Biblical names, such as Zebulon, Zebadiah, Zebedee, and so forth. It is an alternate spelling of the Hebrew word, "ze'ev", which means "wolf". Not only does it fit with Dave Filoni's love for wolves, but Zeb being the Token Non-Human (not counting Hera, who is humanoid; not counting Chopper, who is Team Pet anyways) and temperamental.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: His bo-rifle can alternate between being a rifle and an electro staff.
  • My Greatest Failure: Not only was he a member of the Honor Guard, he was its captain. As such, he was responsible for every Lasat on Lasan, and feels personally responsible for its fall.
  • Mythology Gag: In "Spark of Rebellion", Kanan attempts to pass him off as a "rare hairless Wookiee". His species is based off of early concept drawings of Chewbacca, which featured quite a bit less hair.
  • Odd Friendship: With Kallus of all people. After Zeb and Kallus are stranded on a freezing moon the two work together and start to respect each other, despite Kallus's involvement with the Lasat genocide. When Zeb is rescued he even asks Kallus to join them, though Kallus declines, instead taking his chances with the Empire.
  • Old Soldier: Is a former member of his world's honor guard.
  • One of the Kids: He's 39 years old, but when he gets wrapped up in Ezra's hijinks, his maturity usually regresses to that of a slightly older brother. Also, whenever he does something notably irresponsible (such as wagering Chopper in a sabacc game), Kanan or Hera will scold him like nagging parents.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: He has it in for Agent Kallus and every time Zeb sees him he tries to kill him. Eventually subverted in "The Honorable Ones", where they're forced into an Enemy Mine situation and Zeb lets him go at the end instead of capturing him.
  • Pardon My Klingon: The way he uses it, "karabast" is likely profanity.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: He's a seasoned army man whose fighting prowess would be revered on his home planet.
  • Purple Is Powerful: As a Lasat, Zeb has purple skin and hair on top of being insanely strong and fast.
  • Put Their Heads Together: As any pair of stormtroopers within his reach can tell you.
  • Serkis Folk: For Zeb's live-action debut in The Mandalorian, Steve Blum recorded motion capture footage for the visual effects artists to go along with his vocal performance.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Hera and Kanan, as he smiles approvingly when they share a kiss.
  • Took a Level in Idealism: In "Legends of the Lasat", where he helps the other Lasats find Lirasan, their fabled original homeworld. This also helps him get over some of his guilt towards not being able to defend the Lasat from the Empire, leading to him sparing Agent Kallus when they end up trapped together a few episodes later and encouraging him to question the Empire's ways as well.
  • Tsundere: Of the platonic variety, toward Ezra. While they don't get along, he is shown as trying to keep the kid out of harm's way, and is even a bit upset in "Spark of Rebellion" when Ezra seems to be leaving.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He does not get along well with Chopper or Ezra, though that doesn't stop him from getting wrapped up in Ezra's hijinks.
  • Vocal Evolution: Initially Zeb has a straightforward gruff English accent (or Star Wars equivalent, coreworld). As the episodes go on though the accent fades and he starts sounding more American. It eventually balances out on a not unrealistic sounding blend between the two.
  • Wall Crawl: He adheres quite well to the TIE fighter in his promo short. In the show, he pulls a Spider-Man and climbs up a wall with his fingertips. Having prehensile feet certainly helps.
  • We Help the Helpless: According to the visual guide, his experiences with the Empire on Lasan have made him sympathetic to the suffering of others at the hands of Imperials.

    Sabine Wren 

Sabine Wren

See her separate page.


C1-10P, aka "Chopper"
Click here to see him in Rebels

Model: C1-series astromech droid

Callsign: Spectre 3

Portrayed by: Himself note 

An irritable astromech droid rebuilt from spare parts. A veteran of the Battle of Ryloth during the Clone Wars, he served as an astromech for a Y-Wing before his ship was shot down to the surface of the planet, being pulled out of the wreckage and rebuilt by Hera Syndulla after the Y-Wing crashed in front of her house. Chopper has stuck by Hera's side ever since, assisting the Ghost's crew in the battle against the Empire with sadistic glee.

  • Anti-Hero: Chopper may be on the side of good, but he's also the Token Evil Teammate.
  • Ax-Crazy: Despite clearly being on the side of good, Chopper is... a bit off. Given what he's been through — and what you have to do to survive in the universe — we can't say we blame him. In Legends continuity, specifically The Thrawn Trilogy, it's established that droids that don't get periodic memory wipes develop significantly more personality, and Chopper has been Hera's friend since she was a child... And let's not forget that Zeb had to convince this little jerk to not blow up a ship with a few babies inside.
  • Badass Automaton: He can fly a ship and shoot down TIE Fighters. He's also a veteran of the Clone Wars.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: In the short "The Machine in the Ghost", Hera and Kanan keep sending him back and forth with conflicting orders while they're in the middle of a firefight. He eventually gets tired of it and blows up the last ship himself.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: Chopper is a lazy droid who has no qualms about pranking his teammates or reluctantly carrying out their orders. But canonically, he has one of the highest kill counts out of any Star Wars character, as tallied herenote . Yes, this lazy droid has killed more people on-screen than Darth Vader.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He doesn't really care what others think of him, and would rather be pulling pranks on his crewmates or playing dejarik. However, he's managed to keep his place in the Ghost's crew by providing so many modifications to the ship and helping out on missions when needed. Now he's the only one who can keep the ship running.
  • The Cameo: Watch carefully during one of the scenes on Yavin IV in Rogue One, and you'll see a certain C1 droid roll past the screen. You can even hear some of his distinctive groaning.
  • The Cavalry: Chopper summons this in the Season 1 finale when the other five crewmembers of the Ghost are on the ropes after rescuing Kanan from the ISD Sovereign. Chopper's stolen Imperial transport, three Corellian Corvettes, and the Ghost itself, piloted by Fulcrum... or, as she's better known, Ahsoka Tano.
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Chopper is this to R2-D2. Filoni even describes him as the "grumpy cat" to R2's "loyal dog".
    • R2 never really shows his negative emotions to the people around him, while Chopper will make his emotions clear; sometimes physically.
    • R2 doesn't prank, while Chopper gleefully does so.
  • Code Name: Chopper gets his name from his serial number, C1-10P.
  • Commonality Connection: He happily gets along with AP-5 because not only are they both lazy geniuses that are supposedly being unappreciated (well, it was true in AP's case initially), they both participated in the Ryloth campaign in the Clone Wars.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Season 2's "The Forgotten Droid".
  • Dressing as the Enemy: He has an Imperial paintjob that he regularly uses to go undercover. It usually worked because no one gives second glances to droids. From "Double Agent Droid" onward it becomes a liability as it gets him recognized, and his outdated design makes him stand out even more.
  • The Gadfly: He loves pulling pranks on his fellow crewmates (particularly Ezra and Zeb), which includes zapping them with his electroshock prod, "assisting" Ezra's Force training when he's just beginning to learn how to use it or removing the support bolts from his bunk.
  • Good Old Robot: He's an outdated C1 model with mismatched legs. He's still an important member of the crew.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Lapses occasionally into this territory, like with how he deals with the Imperial maintenance droid in "Vision of Hope", and the Imperial courier droid in "Rebel Resolve".
  • Hidden Depths: He's surprisingly good with infants, as shown in "The Future of the Force". Given that he was adopted by Hera when she was seven years old at the youngest, he may have more respect for children than adults. This continues into Ahsoka, evidenced by him and Jacen never being far from each other.
    • When Ezra requested one thing from each Ghost crew member for his first lightsaber, Chopper donated one of his power cells.
  • Holding Hands: Very rarely, he'll grasp someone's hand with his manipulators to comfort them, including a dying AP-5 in "The Forgotten Droid" and Hera in "Dume".
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Despite speaking in a low-pitched version of the standard astromech noises, the crew of the Ghost can understand him just fine and often bicker with him. If you listen carefully he's using the noises to approximate perfectly normal English, and the viewer can generally work it out from the cadence. This if frequently used for Getting Crap Past the Radar; once you understand what he's saying you realize he swears like a sailor.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Chopper is described as "always mean[ing] well", despite being rude to most other characters. This becomes especially prominent throughout the second half of Season 1.
  • Licked by the Dog: He's the first to trust Kallus when he reveals he is the Fulcrum agent. Presumably, he either believes him, he did it to spite Ezra and Kanan, or he plans to mess with Kallus later.
    Kallus: Your droid trusts me!
    Ezra: Yeah, that's not a good thing.
  • Lost Him in a Card Game: In "Idiot's Array", Zeb bets Chopper in a game of sabacc against Lando and promptly loses him.
  • Mad Bomber: In "Hera's Heroes", he's told by Hera to grab enough explosives to blow up a building. Chopper takes to this task with unmitigated glee, slapping bombs on everything in sight while laughing the whole way.
  • Moment Killer:
    • Just when it looks like Hera and Kanan are about to or do something resembling an affectionate gesture, he waltzes into the cockpit and gripes at them about how he didn't get recognition for gunning down a TIE Fighter.
    • He does it to them again when they've just been reunited after rescuing Kanan from Imperial custody over Mustafar.
  • Mythology Gag: Chopper's design, like much of everything in Rebels, borrows heavily from the original concept art for Star Wars. In particular, Chopper looks a lot like the original concept for Artoo.
  • The Navigator: Was one during the Clone Wars. Later picks up this role again once the Phantom gets an astromech socket.
  • Non-Action Guy: Being a repair droid, Chopper rarely participates in combat. However, this does help in infiltration, as Imperials just take him for another astromech, and if disguised via paintjob he won't be recognized. That said, given his military background, he's more effective in a fight than most astromechs.
  • No-Respect Guy: Subverted. In one of the shorts, Kanan and Hera pretend he didn't blow up the last TIE Fighter and ignore his contributions to the battle, but in reality they know he did good and thank him, with the implication they were just messing with him as a joke.
  • Odd Friendship:
    • He doesn't do anything mean to EG-86 in "Blood Sisters", which is saying something for Chopper.
    • Strangely and (un)surprisingly enough, he takes a quick liking to Kallus when it turns out that he's had a Heel–Face Turn. Also probably helped in that Kallus doesn't know about his antics yet, making him a perfect target for his jokes in the future.
  • One-Man Army: Technically, one-droid army, but it still applies. Chopper legitimately has one of the highest body counts in the entire franchise, numbering in the tens of thousands. It's partly due to the fact that he's really efficient at sabotage, and partly due to the fact that he's a psychopath.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He gets offtrack in "Hera's Heroes" when Ezra and Hera are infiltrating the Syndulla house, because he's too busy mourning at the memorial of his crashed Y-Wing and late pilot in front of the house. He gets back to business soon enough, though.
    • When he got hacked by an Imperial, his sudden politeness was what tipped off AP-5 that something was wrong with him. After the hacking program was purged, he goes back to being a jerk, much to Hera's relief.
  • Old Soldier: He was originally a Republic astromech droid that served on a Y-Wing during the Battle of Ryloth. After his Y-Wing was shot down, he was found and repaired by Hera.
  • One Degree of Separation: In Resistance, Bucket has a drawing of Chopper on the inside of his personal box, which suggests that the two are acquainted with each other.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Chopper is always given an Imperial paintjob for infiltrations and nothing more. Recently, it's become problematic because his outdated design makes him stand out, giving him away as unlicensed.
  • Parrot Exposition: Almost every reply to his dialogue is a parrot translation of what he said.
  • People Puppets: In "Double Agent Droid", he gets taken over by an Imperial specialist who uses him to spy on the crew.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • At the end of "Path of the Jedi", everyone on the Ghost donated at least one resource for Ezra to make his lightsaber. What did Chopper — the one member of the crew who doesn't seem to get along with anyone — donate? One of his own power cells.
    • In "Rebel Resolve", it's shown that he's just as saddened about Kanan's capture as the rest of the crew and does everything in his power to find out where Kanan's being held, including trying to continue hacking the databanks of a doomed walker when everyone else has already evacuated.
    • He also befriended and defended AP-5 when the captain of the ship he was serving on threatened to scrap him, and donated a leg he originally stole for himself to repair him.
    • Throughout "Dume", he's the one caring for Hera in the wake of Kanan's death, holding her hand and telling her it wasn't her fault and giving her the idea to add Kanan to the kalikori so she can memorialize him.
  • Robot Buddy: Specifically Hera's, whom she found in a crashed Y-Wing. Later for Jacen, by the time Ahsoka rolls around.
  • Secret-Keeper: Like Ezra, he knows that Obi-Wan Kenobi is alive, and isn't telling.
  • Shock and Awe: Like most military astromechs, he is equipped with an electroshock prod for self-defense. It also happens to be his favorite feature, and uses it on his enemies and his friends.
  • Silent Snarker: A variation: while he can't speak a language discernible to viewers, everyone in-show can understand his quips.
  • Skewed Priorities:
    • In "A Princess on Lothal", the crew gets into a firefight with Imperials to bail Chopper, Kanan, Ezra, Azadi and Leia out of custody. Chopper ditches the others and tries to board, but gets yelled at by Sabine that he has to get the unattached Phantom.
    • At the beginning of "The Forgotten Droid", the only reason they came to Horizon Base is to steal fuel for the trip to the intended new base. Chopper sees a matching leg at one of the vendors, and despite being told otherwise that they're not on a shopping spree, he goes for it anyway, kicking off the episode.
    • Though more on the Played for Drama side, he spends about the first half of "Hera's Heroes" staying at his Y-Wing's side and mourning the pilot before realizing Hera and Ezra are in trouble.
  • The Smart Guy: He's the astromech. It comes with the territory.
  • Surrounded by Idiots: How he obviously views everyone. He even does a Head Desk in "The Machine in the Ghost" when Hera wants him to reactivate the comms instead of the shields like Kanan wants so that they can continue their playful bickering.
  • Tactful Translation: What Chopper actually says and what the characters translate it to obviously have some differences. This is lampshaded by Zeb in "Droids in Distress".
  • Token Evil Teammate: For all his "well-meaning", Chopper simply does not seem to care one whit about anything or anyone outside of the crew, and has casually murdered Imperial astromech droids and spaced stormtroopers in his way. Indeed, he has one of the largest onscreen kill counts (mostly living creatures) in the entire Star Wars saga, surpassed only by Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian, and they had to blow up the Death Stars to beat him.
  • Undying Loyalty: For how much a jerk he can be to the crew at times, he still genuinely cares for their wellbeing. In "Idiot's Array", when his ownership rights are temporarily lost to Lando (and despite claiming that he no longer has to do what any of the crew says), he steals a fuel barrel from under Lando's nose (or so he thought) for the crew and saves them when Azmorigan's holding Zeb at gunpoint. In "Rebel Resolve", he does everything he can to find out where Kanan's being held prisoner, including staying inside a doomed walker to hack its tightly sealed databanks.
  • The Unintelligible: As is usual with astromechs. Sometimes you can make out what he's saying if you understand the context.
  • Used Future: As explained in a behind-the-scenes video, the writers wanted to highlight how the early rebel cells really don't have a lot of resources compared to the full-scale Rebel Alliance we see in the main movies. Thus, they don't have a brand new, top-of-the-line astromech droid because they can't afford one. Instead, they have a battered old one that they cobbled together from various spare parts. In "Homecoming", it's revealed Hera salvaged him during the Clone Wars, and "Warhead" reveals that his model has since been discontinued, which is probably why he sticks out during infiltrations.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds:
    • As adults his friendship with Hera mostly consists of bickering and arguing, however when either one needs help the other is always there for him. Hera is one of the few people who can bring out Chopper's softer side, and he does his best to comfort her after Kanan's death.
    • This is also his relationship with the rest of the crew, especially Zeb. However, he does have some respect for Ezra since they both have a sarcastic sense of humor and a love of pranks.
    • He develops into one with AP-5, an Imperial protocol droid he saves.
  • Wake Up Fighting: Whenever he's reactivated, he tends to swing his head around while putting his manipulator arms in fighting poses. Sometimes the stun blaster comes out too.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Cham doesn't think of him as another one of Hera's friends, and he doesn't even bother learning his name, despite the fact that Hera has had Chopper since she was a teenager at least. In "Homecoming", Cham calls him a second-rate junk pile, and is surprised Hera still has him, which leads him to give her a talk about how she doesn't have her priorities straight.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Zeb calls him out about suggesting that they blow up the Inquisitors' TIE fighters before getting the baby said Inquisitors kidnapped out first. He does happily play with the children later, so it's not clear whether that may just have been a joke in poor taste on his part or he was trying to remind Zeb that the babies were still in the fighters when he suggested blowing them up.

    Jacen Syndulla 

Jacen Syndulla
Click here to see him in Rebels

Species: Human/Twi'lek hybrid

Callsign: Spectre 7

Portrayed by: Evan Whitten
Appearances: Rebels | Ahsoka

"Born to fly, just like his mother. And, well, we all know what his father was like."
Sabine Wren

The son of Hera and Kanan, born after the fight for Lothal.

  • Alliterative Name: If one goes by his father's last name, then he can be called Jacen Jarrus.
  • Arc Symbol: The left shoulder of his jacket has a design of a lothwolf, obviously in memory of his late father.
  • The Cameo: He's mentioned in Victory's Price as living far from the battlefield while Hera serves in the New Republic.
  • Cheerful Child: Sabine and the Rebels epilogue implies this and that he is just as goofy as Kanan was. Plain to see in Ahsoka, with Mon Mothma even apparently familiar with his penchant for lively mischief.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: His existence is to prove that Kanan and Ezra's Heroic Sacrifices have made the future better; the next generation won't have to live alone and in fear... for now, at least.
  • Family Eye Resemblance: Concept art reveals that he was meant to have Kanan's eye color, but an animator gave him the Dume-wolf's eyes by mistake instead. Either way, he has his father's eyes in Rebels. Averted in Ahsoka though, where he has brown eyes instead.
  • Foil: To Kanan and Ezra. All three parties lost family to war, but while Kanan and Ezra lived out their youth struggling to survive and being child soldiers, their sacrifices as grown men allow for the next generation, Jacen, to live on without having to worry about going through the same thing.
  • Gender Equals Breed: Physiologically, he bears a much closer resemblance to his human father than his Twi'lek mother.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: He's the son of a human Jedi and a Twi'lek. He mostly takes after his father, except with green hair and slightly elongated ears with a greenish tint at the end.
  • Heroic Bastard: Hera and Kanan were never married, but were, erm, "involved", which eventually led to Jacen existing.
  • Last Episode, New Character: He is introduced in the final scenes of the Rebels series finale.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Like his mother, he seems to have a love for flying. It is implied that like his father, he's a bit of a goofball. Like his father he is force sensitive, and much like Kanan was when young he is very eager to learn.
  • My Significance Sense Is Tingling: Like his father, he proves himself Force-sensitive in Ahsoka, able to hear Ahsoka and Anakin's duel in the World Between Worlds.
  • Mythology Gag: Named after Jacen Solo, Han and Leia's firstborn son in Legends.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: He was conceived during the events of "Kindred", three episodes before Kanan's death.
  • Suddenly Voiced: Jacen finally gets speaking lines in Ahsoka.

Part-Time Crew Members


Commander Rex (CT-7567)
"I honor my code. That's what I believe."
Click to see him in full armor 

Species: Human (clone)

Homeworld: Kamino

Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker, Temuera Morrison (Ahsoka series)
Voiced in German by: Martin Keßler
Appearances: The Clone Wars | Dark Disciple | Ahsoka (novel) note  | The Bad Batch | Rebels | Rebels Magazine | Star Wars (Marvel 2015) | Ahsoka (series) note 

"I used to believe that being a good soldier meant doing everything they told you. That's how they engineered us. But we're not droids. We're not programmed. You have to learn to make your own decisions."

Second-in-command to Jedi General Anakin Skywalker and captain of the 501st Legion. While initially a by-the-book officer who rarely questioned orders, Rex's experiences during the war led him to question the nature of the clones and their role in the war. At the end of the Clone Wars, Rex briefly fell under the influence of the biochip placing him under the control of Emperor Palpatine. He was rescued by Ahsoka Tano, who was able to remove the chip and the two escaped from the Empire.

Rex parted ways with Ahsoka shortly afterwards and began working with other freed Clones to rescue his brothers from Imperial control and activity. He eventually relocated to the remote planet of Seelos with Wolffe and Gregor, where fifteen years after the end of the Clone Wars Rex was recruited to join the Pheonix rebel cell at the request of Ahsoka, which eventually joined the emerging Rebel Alliance. In this capacity he often assisted the Ghost crew and joined them aboard the ship for missions.

  • Ace Custom: His Clone Trooper armor, which is an entirely unique piece consisting of Phase 2 armor with selected pieces of his old Phase 1 gear welded onto it, specifically the visor. In Rebels he mentions still using the Phase 1 armor pieces because they have continued to hold up over the years in comparison to the newer armor sets, particularly those of the Empire.
  • Acrofatic: He's put on a lot of weight in Rebels but he's still good in a firefight despite not being as athletic as he was back then.
  • Adaptational Backstory Change: In Legends, Rex was personally selected and trained in the Advanced Recon Commando by Alpha-17, a legendary ARC commander who was part of the regular cast of the comic series Star Wars: Republic. As Alpha-17 was not re-canonized, this background was erased, with Rex being now promoted by unnamed commanders.
  • Admiring the Abomination:
    • He outright says he'd be proud of Jesse and the 332nd Company's determination and loyalty to the future Empire, if weren't trying to kill him and Ashoka.
    • Upon first seeing one in action, Rex takes a moment to admire the design of the AT-AT, even though three of them were trying to destroy AT-TE he was in.
      Rex: Huh. Reinforced armor plating, heavy cannons, and anti-personnel blasters. Hmm.
      Ezra: I'm glad you guys are so excited, but those giant death machines are on their way to blow us to bits!
  • Ambiguous Situation:
    • Whether or not he's the bearded Endor rebel in Return of the Jedi, who he greatly resembles. It's a theory that has earned the Approval of God to the point that Rex's outfit in the Rebels series finale is based off of this theory, but people like Hidalgo have been quick to say that this hasn't been set in stone... yet.
    • In the Legends continuity, the Kama, the half kilt that ARC troopers and some ARC trained clone officers wear was a holdover from the Mandalorian heritage passed down from Jango Fett and other members of the Cuy'val Dar to the ARC troopers and Clone Commandos, which later spread to the regular clone units. It’s practical function was to protect the wearer’s legs from getting burned by their jet packs. None of this has yet been confirmed by canon, though the Jaig eyes painted on top of his helmet is still a Mandalorian symbol of honor.
  • Art-Shifted Sequel: In addition to aging, Rex also has the over simplification of the character designs in Rebels characters, which contrasts with the more detailed, realistic yet stylized design that he had back in The Clone Wars.
  • Artifact Title: He's known as Captain Rex, despite deserting at the end of the Clone Wars. Presumably, he got to keep his rank as captain during his time with the rebels, but he finally becomes a commander by the Battle of Endor.
  • Badass in Distress: He is captured alongside Obi-Wan during their investigation of the Zygerrian slave empire and forced to work in a slave camp on Kadavo, with Keeper Arguss torturing them and making them witness the execution of other slaves. A Republic attack on the camp gives the two the opportunity to escape, free the other prisoners, and deal with Arguss.
  • Bad Liar: His attempt to lie to Obi-Wan to cover up Anakin making a secret call to Padmé is blatantly obvious and the Jedi Master sees through it with ease.
  • Berserk Button: Stormtroopers. Not only does he (rightfully) consider them inept, and an insult to the Clones that they replaced, he also considers their gear less than useful, he specifically mentions how uncomfortable and generally terrible the Stormtrooper armor is compared to the one he wore.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves Omega from a Branwashed And Crazy Wrecker in Battle Scars by stunning him.
  • Bond One-Liner: After killing Keeper Agruss, who had just boasted he knew a Jedi like Obi-Wan would never kill an unarmed man.
    Rex: I'm no Jedi.
  • Boom, Headshot!: Could be considered his signature combat move, going hand-in-hand with his below-mentioned Improbable Aiming Skills.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: When Order 66 goes live, Rex — like every other clone — immediately attempts to kill the nearest Jedi, in this case, Ahsoka. Unlike literally every other clone in the series, however, he manages to resist it long enough to warn her to defend herself and she is soon able to remove his biochip thanks to him mentioning Fives in his warning.
  • Break the Badass: Two examples during the finale of The Clone Wars, to the point of Manly Tears both times. Firstly when he is forced to carry out Order 66 on Ahsoka against his will and afterwards when he realizes he would probably have to kill his fellow clones in order for him and Ahsoka to escape.
  • The Cameo: He makes a cameo appearance in Star Wars Issue #45, though he's harder to see than Hera and Zeb.
  • The Captain: Of the 501st.
  • Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: The rough to Cody and Bly's smooth.
  • Cassandra Truth: After the incident with Fives, Rex filed a grievance report where he voiced his concerns that the inhibitor chips inside every clone served some secret purpose. As Rex expected, his warning fell on deaf ears, but thanks to filing it Ahsoka was later able to view the file and learn how to save Rex from his brainwashing.
  • Character Development: After a lot of internal struggle, he begins to assert a more individualistic notion of how clone troopers could act and starts to question orders more often.
  • Clones Are People, Too: He says this in his speech towards Krell, who was constantly demeaning and putting down the clones for their origins.
    "Not clones! Men!"
  • Commanding Coolness: Continued fighting for the rebellion, and by the time of the battle of Endor he'd been promoted to commander.
    • Earlier in the Siege of Mandalore arc he is promoted to Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic and is technically in charge of the clone forces there. When his inhibitor chip is removed and he he helps Ahsoka escape Order 66, Jesse demotes him and assumes command. He takes it well, though.
      Rex: I never much liked being a commander anyway.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: During the Umbara arc, he found himself stuck between his duty to lead and protect his troops, and his loyalty towards his (temporary) superior officer.
  • Custom Uniform:
    • After the shift to the clone troopers wearing Phase II armor in the fourth season of The Clone Wars, Rex's redesign had him keep some pieces of his Phase I armor and combine them with the new set in order to give him a more unique look.
    • He also adds some Mandalorian detailing to his helmet, notably the Jaig Eyes on top of his visor and a variety of kill markings onto his armor.
    • When he joins the rebellion against the Empire, he is still wearing parts of his old armor, specifically just the chest piece, shoulder pads, forearm guards, and helmet. The lower torso, upper arm, shoulder pauldron, backpack, kama, boots and thigh guards are all gone, probably when he faked his death after the Siege of Mandalore. His helmet's also missing the antenna.
  • A Day in the Limelight:
    • "The Deserter" and the Umbara arc mostly focused on him.
    • "The Last Battle" deals with him finally coming to terms with the Clone Wars, although Ezra gets some development too.
  • Dramatic Irony:
    • In Rebels, Rex remembers Anakin fondly, quoting him to Ezra and describing him as a great Jedi and leader. Shame about that Darth Vader thing...
    • In "Twin Suns", he says that no one wishes General Kenobi was alive more than he does, but that Senator Organa confirmed his death. Really...
  • Dressing as the Enemy: After joining the Rebellion he dons Stormtrooper armor several times to infiltrate Imperial bases and ships, although Rex hates doing so because the armor doesn't fit him well, he views it as inferior quality to Phase I clone trooper armor, and because the helmets limit visibility and mess with his ability accurately aim.
  • Expy: Rex was originally intended to be the ARC Trooper Alpha-17 from the now designated Legends continuity, but this was shot down by George Lucas due to the alliteration it would create with the rest of the cast of The Clone Wars. He still had a few of Alpha's traits, down to having similar armour as well as a close relationship with Anakin Skywalker, but it eventually became clear Rex was a distinct character in his own right.
  • Faking the Dead: After Order 66, Rex and Ahsoka went into hiding to create the illusion they died in the Venator crash alongside Jesse and the rest of the 332nd; to sell the deception, Ahsoka left her remaining Lightsaber at a makeshift graveyard for the clone troopers.
  • Feeling Their Age: He may still be a crack shot, but his accelerated aging means that he tires more easily in combat.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Rex and Kanan initially don't get along too well, though their beef is never particularly spiteful. Kanan is uneasy around Rex and the clones since he's understandably traumatized after having barely survived Order 66 as a child. Rex, on the other hand, is certainly more civil but it's implied he doesn't respect Kanan as much since he fought alongside the likes of Anakin Skywalker and the rest of the great Jedi. However, after a few battles together in which their teamwork proves instrumental to victory, they finally become loyal allies and friends.
  • Formerly Fit: Rex gets pudgy by his appearance in Rebels. He gets hell about this from everyone during "Stealth Strike" when his stolen armor is visibly too tight. Even after losing weight, his latest stolen stormtrooper outfit still doesn't fit him as well as he'd like.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Animation model concept art for Season 4 of Rebels showed that he survives to the end of the show, as it was listed to appear in the production number that fits the finale.
  • Friendship Moment: On their way back to Coruscant following the capture of Maul at Mandalore, Rex and Ahsoka have one where they discuss how the war has affected them. If nothing else, they're grateful that the war at least allowed them to be friends and express their sincere admiration for each other. It only makes Order 66 being issued a few minutes later that much more terrible.
  • The Good Captain: He more-or-less serves as the ideal clone trooper, and as such is more than fit to lead others. By the time of Rebels, the crew of the Ghost is sent to recruit him for this precise reason.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Rex is a nice, easygoing guy who cares for his men and civilians equally. But he is not a Jedi, and not bound by their code, allowing him to take some actions they cannot. Case in point, after Keeper Agruss tortured him and Obi-Wan for days and executed helpless slaves before them, he smugly notes after the two break free that he is unarmed and that Obi-Wan won't kill an unarmed man as a Jedi. Rex promptly throws a lance into the slaver's chest, and says after doing so, "I'm no Jedi."
  • Guest-Star Party Member: Throughout The Bad Batch, he will occasionally join up with the titular team on their missions.
  • Guns Akimbo: It seems like Rex has a bit more of Jango in him than most clones, as like his progenitor he wields two blasters in combat, with his particular weapon of choice being DC-17 blaster pistols.
  • Gun Twirling: If he's physically capable of holstering his pistols without twirling them, we have yet to see it.
  • Heartbroken Badass: Rex certainly believes that Ahsoka is dead at the end of Rebels Season 2. Whether he eventually finds out otherwise remains to be seen, but there's no indication that they've seen each other again.
  • Heroic Willpower:
    • In the pilot movie of The Clone Wars, he was able to resist a mind trick from Ventress.
    • When Order 66 is issued, he's able to resist the bio-chip overwriting his consciousness long enough to tell Ahsoka to "find Fives", who uncovered the existence of the chip in the first place. His resistance not only gives Ahsoka the time to prepare to fight, instead of falling for an ambush, but it also allows her to piece together what happened.
  • Hero of Another Story: In The Bad Batch he is helping put together and run a clone resistance network and only occasionally crosses paths with the team. On several missions where they could use his help, it is mentioned that he is busy on his own mission and cannot assist.
  • Hypocritical Humor: When he's reunited with Ahsoka in Rebels, Rex tries to lighten the mood with teasing her about how old she got. Rex, being a clone, ages twice as fast as her, and biologically is in his mid-fifties, while Ahsoka is in her early thirties.
  • I'll Pretend I Didn't Hear That: In "The Deserter" he is badly injured, and is left by his men on a farm to recover. That evening he found out that the husband of Suu, the Twi'lek woman who took him in, is a clone deserter named Cut Lawquane. After he got to know Cut and his family and fought side-by-side with him, Suu asked him whether he was going to turn Cut in for deserting the army. Rex answered that he had no choice in the matter, but then reminded them that "in his condition", he wouldn't be able to remember the meeting.
  • Improbable Aiming Skills: As frequently demonstrated on The Clone Wars, he's a very good shot.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Played With: there are actually only a few years separating him and Ahsoka, but due to the accelerated aging of clones he starts the Clone Wars at biologically more than twice her age and maturity level.
  • In the Hood: Wears a poncho when he meets the Bad Batch again. It doubles as a reference to the cut Disguised Clones idea for Revenge of the Sith.
  • Irony: He's probably the only clone who ordered an execution of an actually disloyal Jedi. To add to this he never killed any Jedi personally.
  • It's Personal: When he learns Echo might be alive, Rex becomes deeply invested in learning the truth even if it requires and extremely risky mission behind enemy lines, to the point even Anakin is noticing and worrying about Rex's desire to save on of his brothers who he believed dead to the point it could jeopardize a mission.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: In "Victory and Death", he's forced to leave several of his brothers in the 501st's 332nd Company sub-division, among them Jesse, to die aboard their crashing Venator, as the clones are trying to kill him and Ahsoka due to Order 66. And while he was stopped from having to go through with it, he was nearly forced to kill Ahsoka from the same Order. Both situations leave him in tears.
  • The Lancer: To Anakin, a role he shares with Ahsoka.
  • Lawful Stupid: Downplayed. Rex is extremely loyal to the chain of command and makes it a point to follow orders even when his commanding officer's decisions appear illogical, though he chooses the moral option even when it goes against regulation for the most part. It serves him well when working with Anakin, but during the Umbara arc it results in him accidentally playing into Krell's hands due to his misguided belief that the general had his troops' best interest in mind, even as Krell becomes increasingly tyrannical.
  • Locked Out of the Loop: As pointed out above under Dramatic Irony, he is unaware of the true fates of both Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. He presumably found out what really happened to Obi-Wan after the events of A New Hope, but there's no sign he was ever told about Anakin's fall.
  • Made of Iron: In "The Deserter", he took a blaster bolt to the chest and not only survived, he was up and fighting that very night.
  • Man in a Kilt: He wears a kama like most clone troopers with higher positions.
  • Metaphorically True: Rex assures Kanan, a survivor of Order 66 with a dislike for clones, that he never betrayed his Jedi commander and had his biochip that would compel him to do otherwise removed. "Shattered" reveals that Rex had embellished the truth a bit: While he did remove the biochip, it was after Sidious gave the order to Rex personally and Rex was forced against his own will to attack Ahsoka, albeit after giving her crucial warnings. Also, he didn't betray "his Jedi" as "his Jedi" was Anakin, not Ahsoka. Ahsoka was acting as an advisor, not as an officer of the military and, indeed, was not even a Jedi anymore.
  • No One Gets Left Behind:
    • Rex tells Anakin that he has lost so many brothers in the war and learned to let go of them, but learning that Echo is likely still alive changes things, so he's determined to rescue him.
      Echo: Rex... you... you came back for me.
      Rex: Yes. Yes, I did.
    • After the end of the Clone Wars, this becomes Rex's primary motivation, as he begins assembling an Underground Railroad to help free clones from the bio-chips and escape the Empire, with Echo eventually joining him in that mission.
  • Number Two: To Anakin.
  • Old Soldier: Throughout Rebels. Thanks to the Rapid Aging all clones go through, he's biologically 56 when he is reintroduced into the show and 64 in the final battle, and remains an active front-line soldier throughout. If he really is the bearded rebel on Endor, that would mean he's still fighting at the biological age of 72.
  • One-Man Army: By the end of the Clone Wars, Rex had personally disposed of thousands, if not tens of thousands, of Separatist battle droids, a fact he is quite proud of.
  • Opposed Mentors: In Rebels, he serves as a second mentor to Ezra, which causes no small amount of friction with Kanan. Rex gives Ezra military training to learn to fight and think like a soldier, not just like a Jedi, which Kanan opposes and insists that Ezra needs to focus on just connecting to the Force. The two eventually sort things out, as much of Kanan's objection stemmed from his trauma from the Clone Wars and Order 66.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: He deliberately uses it in the Pilot Movie of The Clone Wars, when Ventress tries to use a mind trick to make him contact Anakin. He not only resists the mind trick, but fools Ventress by seemingly complying. This way he is able to warn Anakin by calling him by his first name — which is something Rex wouldn't do for any other reason, since Anakin is his superior officer.
  • Pinball Protagonist: He serves as the main protagonist of the Umbara arc, but Rex's by-the-book personality and staunch loyalty to the chain of command results in much of his Character Development being in response to Krell and Fives' actions.
  • Pretender Diss: Rex has a very poor opinion of the stormtroopers and considers everything about them inferior to a clone trooper.
  • Properly Paranoid: He's naturally cautious of any rogue Clones that still have their inhibitor chips, even coming close to drawing his pistol on the Bad Batch when he meets them again. And as proven later when Wrecker falls back into his programming, this was a very well founded concern.
  • Rank Up: Twice in his life. Before the Siege of Mandalore, Anakin promotes him to Commander and puts him in charge of the then-newly-made 332nd Battalion. However, after the rise of the Empire, he lost his rank after deserting, and became a Captain again once he joined the Rebellion. By the Battle of Endor, he's been promoted to Commander again.
  • Rapid Aging: As with all clones, Rex's aging was accelerated to bring him to his physical prime quickly. A mere fifteen years after the collapse of the Republic, he looks like an old man.
  • Rebel Leader: In the immediate aftermath of the Empire's rise, Rex became the head of one of the earliest resistance movements against the Empire, forming a network to help rescue Clones from captivity amongst other operations with the aid of Senator Riyo Chuchi.
  • Retired Badass: In Rebels, he is enjoying his retirement fishing for joopa with a few other clone troopers, and refuses to do more then pass some information on to the Rebellion. However, The Call Knows Where You Live.
  • Satellite Character: Despite being the clone who appears the most frequently, for a long time he was only characterized as "the badass clone captain following Anakin and Ahsoka about". Even when he got a deeper characterization in "The Deserter" and during the Umbara arc, this was brought out by having him react to the personality of/decisions made by others:
    • In "The Deserter" he met Cut Lawquane (a clone deserter), and despite disagreeing with him, Rex came to accept his view on matters.
    • It's even more apparent in the Umbara arc, when Anakin's replaced by Krell. While Rex disagreed with Krell's orders, he still went through with them, and didn't do anything to stop the execution of Fives and Jesse, until the troopers defied Krell's orders to do it.
    • His role in his first season of Rebels largely revolves around his relationship with Order 66 survivor Kanan and his padawan Ezra, though he does get some development on his own.
  • Scars are Forever: Rex has a small scar below his lip, resembling one of Harrison Ford's. He also has a scar on the side of his head come Rebels from when he had his control chip removed.
  • Schrödinger's Canon:
    • He and Captain Pellaeon were friends during the Clone Wars, as detailed in The Clone Wars: No Prisoners.
    • According to at least one Legends reference book, he didn't like to tell people how exactly he got his name.
  • Secret-Keeper:
    • In "A Distant Echo", Anakin makes Rex cover for him while he makes a private holo-call to Padmé. Not only is it clear that this isn't the first time Rex has had to do this, it's implied that as a result he knows at least part of the truth about their Secret Relationship.
    • By the time of The Bad Batch, he has put two and two together that Palpatine and Darth Sidious are one and the same when the Emperor's true nature as a Sith is not public knowledge.
  • Shell-Shocked Veteran: It's not very obvious, but when he, Ezra and Kanan are captured by a Separatist holdout, Rex experiences a flashback to the Clone Wars.
  • Sitcom Archnemesis: Briefly has this relationship with Kanan in Season 2 due to the latter's lingering prejudice against clone troopers.
  • Sixth Ranger: To the Ghost crew during the second season of Rebels.
  • Still Wearing the Old Colors: Despite the clone army being disbanded and the Republic being "reformed" into the Empire, Rex still wears a stripped-down version of his old Clone Wars armor. It's very effective when compared to stormtrooper armor.
    "Generation I armor always holds up!" — Rex, immediately after the armor saves him from a blaster bolt.
  • The Strategist: By the final year of the Clone Wars, Rex has a reputation as one of the best Clone commanders and strategists in the army, having created an algorithm with Echo to change up their tactics and win battles. When the Separatists start countering his strategies during the Battle of Anaxes, it's treated as an alarming development that demands immediate investigation.
  • Sole Survivor: Of the 332nd Company, the detachment of the 501st he commanded on Mandalore at the end of the Clone Wars. The rest are killed trying to execute Order 66 on Ahsoka and Darth Maul, with Rex and Ahsoka burying their remains afterwards.
  • Supporting Protagonist: He gets most of the focus in the Umbara arc, but he's more passive towards Krell than most of the clones, and tries to remain loyal to him, only deciding he's had enough after the failed execution of Fives and Jesse. Fives could be considered the actual hero of the arc, as he's much more proactive at getting things done and resisting Krell.
  • Survivor Guilt: Rex is shown to feel this in "The Bad Batch", lamenting the deaths of many troopers, especially those that were closest to him in the 501st and had less experience than him (particularly Echo and Fives), while he's still alive late in the Clone Wars.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: As mentioned above, his character was created to replace Alpha-17 in The Clone Wars. This got subverted over time, as Rex developed personal traits that differentiated him from a mere Alpha copy.
  • They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!: After he refused to execute Fives and Jesse, Krell called Rex a "clone", to which he responded, "It's Captain, sir."
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Favors good over lawful in general, although it isn't a easy decision.
    • He chose to "forget" he ever found Cut Lawquane, rather than turn him in as a deserter.
    • He is presented with this choice in the Umbara arc. He ultimately chooses to be good, turning on Krell.
    • He and a few other old clone troopers deserted the Empire rather than uphold its laws.
  • Underground Railroad: His clone network that he built after the war focused on liberating clones from Imperial captivity and sending those who didn't want to fight the Empire into hiding to live normal lives.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Anakin, Ahsoka, and the rest of the 501st. His loyalty gives him the ability to briefly resist Order 66 and warn Ahsoka.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Eventually becomes this with Kanan over the course of Season 2.
  • Vocal Evolution: His voice gets subtly deeper over the course of The Clone Wars.
  • War Hero: He was one of the heroes of the Clone Wars, whose strategies and actions in numerous battles were the reason the Republic emerged victorious. This contributes to the nascent Rebellion's need to recruit him to fight the Empire.
  • Weak, but Skilled: In Rebels, he isn't quite as physically capable as he once was thanks to his advanced age, but his skills haven't dulled.
  • You Are a Credit to Your Race: He's one of the few "regs" the Bad Batch actually like alongside Cody, with them coming to respect him as they work together in the Anaxes story arc.



Model: RA-7 protocol droid

Voiced by: Stephen Stanton
Appearances: Rebels | Rebels Magazine | Adventures

"Why am I the last one to know about supply changes? I cannot work under these conditions."

A RA-7 protocol droid who served in the Republic Navy as a strategist during the Clone Wars but was turned into an inventory droid under the Empire. After a meeting with Chopper, AP-5 defected to the rebellion.

  • Anti-Hero Substitute: He and Chopper together form a collective one for Artoo and Threepio.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: In his debut episode, after Chopper called him his friend earlier on and AP is at his pseudo-last moments, the protocol droid says he'll never forget Chopper and their friendship before he deactivates. Chopper holds his hands and sadly whimpers.
  • Blue and Orange Contrast: He's the dark blue and black to Chopper's yellow, white, and orange palette. This also contrasts with how Artoo is white and blue, while Threepio is gold.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Once he joins the Rebellion, he starts complaining about having to do too much work. He also warns about not confronting a sentry droid, but never explains the repercussions of what happens if you do until it's too late. Sabine lampshades that it's almost like he and Chopper were made on the same assembly line.
  • British Stuffiness: As an Anti-Hero Substitute of Threepio, he has a RP accent and the uptight personality to match.
  • The Cameo: He can be seen hauling crates around on Base One in one of the Yavin 4 scenes in "Crawler Commandeers", not having been seen in a major role so far in Season 4.
  • Comic-Book Fantasy Casting: His voice is based off Alan Rickman, specifically his take on Marvin, another cynical, abused robot placed well below his station.
  • Comically Missing the Point: He's done this a few times out of It's All About Me and Skewed Priorities, and there's also one incident where he followed Wedge into the fresher room because he thought he was making up an excuse for him and AP to talk outside of Chopper's hearing range.
  • Commonality Connection: He and Chopper bond over having served in the Ryloth campaign on the side of the Republic.
  • The Cynic: He's rather cynical (maybe even borderline Eeyore-like, not helped that he sounds somewhat like Eeyore), even moreso than Chopper. He has his doubts that people would save droids (until Chopper shows him Hera, the person that saved him) and says that Chopper's situation is hopeless.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He makes a lot of sarcastic remarks, with Zeb being a favorite target of his. The Alan Rickman-esque voice certainly helps.
  • Demoted to Extra: He stops being a major character in Rebels Season 4, as he is left stationed on Yavin 4 while the Ghost crew spends the rest of the season on Lothal. In fact, outside of an establishing shot in "Crawler Commandeers" he's totally absent in the final season.
  • Heel–Face Turn: He joins the Rebels after forming a friendship with Chopper and being freed from his restraining bolt.
  • Insufferable Genius: Hoo boy, is he ever. Among other things, he laments the sloppy logistics of the Rebels, claiming that the Imperials were far better in that regard, all thanks to him!
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Extremely rare to see, but he does have a genuine friendship with Chopper and ultimately means well.
  • Never Tell Me the Odds!: Occasionally, whenever he doubts someone's plan.
    AP-5: Estimating chance of mission success at 38.5%.
    Kanan: 38.5%? This was your plan!
    AP-5: I have factored that in. Without me, your chances are almost zero.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: His voiced is based on Alan Rickman.
  • No-Respect Guy:
    • His freighter captain was a complete Jerkass to him, so it helped contribute to AP's defection. AP still complains about being this even when he's with the Rebellion and his efforts are obviously appreciated, something he shares with Chopper.
    • 4D6-J-A7 and PZ-7 are also RA-7 droids, yet instead of being placed on some ship as trivial inventory droids, they're stationed at Imperial Security Bureau bases. Looks like AP got the short end of the stick.
    • But then it turns out whenever AP does have a legitimate concern, like when he found Chopper's behavior suspicious (because he got hacked by the Imperial Information Office), everyone assumes he's just screwing around and it's a part of the duo's jokes gone too far. At the end of the episode, the rebels apologize and promise to listen to him more.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: He walks in on Wedge about to use the refresher to voice concerns about Chopper and gets uncomfortably close to him while doing so. He's done this to Zeb, too.
  • Non-Action Guy: Justified because AP-5 is incredibly slow, seeing as he's a protocol droid, not a battle droid. As such, he's not the best droid to call on to fight or even do even quick, serious non-combat actions like cause a distraction when Thrawn was about to enter his office.
  • Not So Above It All: After jettisoning the Stormtroopers out of AP's freighter and his Imperial captain seemingly being knocked out cold, Chopper races past AP, saying that first to the helm gets dibs to being called the captain of the ship. AP yells at him to come back, since he wants to be captain. Since protocol droids can't run, but astromech droids roll around on wheels, Chopper gets to the bridge first. AP takes advantage of Chopper basking in his own victory by seeming to be a Graceful Loser and being willing to hold his leg. He drops it about a second later, causing Chopper to get distracted, allowing AP to take the helm.
  • Obsessively Organized: AP-5 goes bonkers when things are out of place and disorganized, calling it a logistical nightmare.
  • Pet the Dog: When EXD-9, another protocol droid, joins the Atollon rebels, AP is pretty happy to have him around. Though considering he's Brilliant, but Lazy, it's probably just because he's glad there's another protocol droid that can do some of his work. It's worth noting, however, that AP seems to be the only protocol droid at Chopper Base, so it's possible he got lonely being the only one.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Having been in Republic service, he carried over to Imperial service. He didn't really care besides not being respected by other Imperials for his work. As for when he ends up working for the rebels, he averts the Punch-Clock Hero trope for them since he actually likes the people there, even if it appears otherwise.
  • Redemption Earns Life: He gets critically shot as he delivers the safe haven coordinates to the rebel fleet, but Sabine manages to repair him when he and Chopper arrive.
  • Restraining Bolt: He's fitted with one so he'll obey the Empire. Chopper zaps it off when AP-5 refuses to report him as a stowaway.
  • Schedule Fanatic: AP-5 gets rather irritated by shipments being late, even if it's only by a few hours.
  • Skewed Priorities: While Chopper fights off the Imperial freighter captain, AP explains who he is to Hera over the comm. and starts gushing about Chopper's friendship, despite the Rebel fleet being in danger and Chopper not being able to hold off the captain forever. It results in him nearly getting killed when the captain overpowers Chopper and shoots him, though luckily he's able to recover. He continues to invoke this trope and of course, it puts him and other people in danger time and time again.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He's a recurring character, but without him, Phoenix Squadron and the Ghost crew wouldn't have been able to find a long-term and secured base until much later or perhaps ever, and that also inadvertently leads to Kanan meeting the Bendu.
  • Thinking Out Loud: He's done this at least once while infiltrating an Imperial Security Bureau base. It's a miracle that he didn't get caught or found suspicious. That, and the fact that almost no one takes droids seriously, something that he mentioned in that episode.
  • Tuckerization: His name is the initials of The Clone Wars and Rebels producer Athena Portillo and her height in feet (that is, she is five feet tall).
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: He and Chopper develop this dynamic after Chopper removes his restraining bolt.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Due to status of The Freemaker Adventures as a "canon paraphrase", it means that Hera and Chopper do end up commanding aboard the Home One in between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. However, it raises the question of what happened to the other members of the Ghost crew and their major allies, and there is a scene in The Freemaker Adventures where Chopper is hanging around with other droids aboard the Home One with AP-5 jarringly nowhere to be found. Either AP-5 was stationed elsewhere sometime after the evacuation of Yavin 4, he's gone, or they just chose to not show him.

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Alternative Title(s): Star Wars Kanan Jarrus