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Crew of the Ghost
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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 tyrannic Galactic Empire, left her home to fight, 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, of 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.


    General 
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: In the grand Star Wars tradition, pretty much all of them get one.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: All of them had a hard past. See each of their sections for more details.
  • 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.
  • 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 sob stories, but it doesn't keep them from being badasses. If anything, it motivates them so it doesn't happen again.
  • 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 two.
  • 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.
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Commanders

    Hera Syndulla 

General Hera Syndulla

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"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
Voiced in Latin-American Spanish by: Natalia Bernodat
Voiced in Japanese by: Eri Miyajima
Appearances: Mercy Mission | A New Dawn | Rebels | Rebels Magazine | Kanan | Forces of Destiny | Adventures | Star Wars (Marvel 2015) | Doctor Aphra | The Freemaker Adventures | All-Stars | Alphabet Squadron | Squadrons | Shadow Fall | Victory's Price

"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 leads 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 is formed and grows, Hera finds 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 is given command of an entire battle group near the end of the Galactic Civil War and supports Alphabet Squadron in their hunt for the elite Imperial starfighter unit Shadow Wing.


  • Accent Relapse: She briefly slips into a Ryloth accentnote  when arguing with her father. She is not shown speaking with the accent prior to this, strongly indicating that she dropped it as she got older.
    • She also uses it in a brief attempt to fool Thrawn, which, being Thrawn, he sees through completely. Points for effort though.
  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Babies Ever After: Downplayed with Kanan. The series finale reveals that she had a son with him, Jacen Syndulla, and is happily raising him. Sadly, though, Kanan is unable to be there for their son as he performed a Heroic Sacrifice to ensure her and the team's survival.
  • 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.
  • Berserk Button: She does not like being taken as a sexual object. Understandable given how many Twi'lek women have been forced into slavery and the fact that approximately 5,929 members of her own clan were enslaved by the Hutts within her lifetime.
  • 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.
  • 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 and 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Green-Skinned Space Babe: She's a green-skinned Twi'lek, a race of people who are often 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 on-board 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: 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, 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 sexual figure.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Theme Naming: The her ship is called the Ghost, its shuttles are called the Phantom, and her cruiser is called the Geist.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: For her, Meilooruns, though this is more of an inside joke in the crew.
  • 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

See his separate page.

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Crew Members

    Ezra Bridger 

Lieutenant Commander Ezra Bridger

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    Garazeb Orrelios 

Captain Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios

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"Karabast!"

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)

"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...
    • In the pseudo-canon Disney Infinity, one of his lines goes something like this trope.
    Zeb: That one was for Lasan, and the fallen...
  • Animals Hate Him: He doesn't take kindly to animals, and just being him scares them.
  • Badass Baritone: Speaks with a deep, rumbly voice courtesy of his voice actor.
  • Badass Beard: Invoked, as according to the visual guide, facial hair is actually a status symbol for Lasats.
  • Bald of Awesome: Lasat can grow head hair, but Zeb either doesn't have it or shaves it.
  • Berserk Button: Anything involved in the Lasat genocide, or someone other than a Lasan Honor Guard having a bo-rifle. Agent Kallus manages to hit both by being the one who ordered the use of T-7s on the Lasats, and then taking a bo-rifle as a trophy. Except Kallus didn't; he said that just to antagonize Zeb, and Kallus got that bo-rifle in accordance with Lasat honor rules concerning victory spoils.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Zeb never wears shoes, which would probably be uncomfortable with his large prehensile feet, and he needs his feet to help him climb.
  • 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 in Lira San.
  • 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 electrostaff.
  • 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 (see above in the Berserk Button entry) 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.
  • Put Their Heads Together: As any pair of stormtroopers within his reach can tell you.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Hera and Kanan, as he smiles approvingly when they share a kiss and nudges Sabine to watch as well.
  • 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

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"I paint what I see."
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Species: Human

Homeworld: Krownest

Callsign: Spectre 5

Voiced by: Tiya Sircar
Voiced in Latin-American Spanish by: Constanza Lechuga
Voiced in Japanese by: Asami Tano
Appearances: Rebels | Rebels Magazine | Kanan | Servants of the Empire | Forces of Destiny | Adventures

"Never get between a Mandalorian and a weapons package."

A young Mandalorian with a flair for explosives and art. A daughter of Clan Wren and House Vizsla, she went on the run with fellow classmate Ketsu Onyo from their former school, the Mandalorian Imperial Academy, becoming bounty hunters before being left for dead. Finding a new family in the Ghost crew, she continues her fight against the Empire before taking it home-bound and igniting an old wick from the Clone Wars. As a member of the Rebellion, she was the weapons expert for Phoenix Squadron and the Ghost crew.


  • 24-Hour Armor: Mentioned in her journal that she stays in it so often that she occasionally ends up sleeping in it—ironically something more traditional/extreme Mandalorians like the Children of the Watch stick to, even if she is not one.
  • The Ace: Sabine is exceptionally skilled and talented for her age; being an explosives expert, polyglot, excellent pilot, sharpshooter, melee fighter, and propaganda artist. She outdraws and disarms Fenn Rau, himself a leader of the Mandalorian Protectors, and comes out mostly on top in a fistfight with Gar Saxon, while eliminating several of his Imperial Supercommandos.
  • Action Girl: Skilled with explosives, blasters and hand to hand combat. She's more than able to take care of herself.
  • And This Is for...: Before pushing the trigger to destroy the Imperial headquarters on Lothal as well as the Imperial garrison and chain of command, she chooses to honor Kanan and Ezra's Heroic Sacfrifice in making their victory possible...
    Sabine: For Kanan and Ezra.
  • Ambiguous Situation: According to her in-universe journal, she learned multiple languages for espionage training. As of Season 3, we know that she was involved in the creation of anti-Mandalorian superweapon(s), as well as that the Imperial Academy on Mandalore seems to be technology-based (like MIT) according to Word of God. Though then again, Word of God also stated that Mandalorian youth were being used as "Imperial weapons" of some sort, and fellow former student Ketsu doesn't seem to be highly-educated as Sabine is despite being of older age. So whatever Sabine being taught espionage was meant for is up in the air.
  • Ancestral Weapon:
    • In Season 4, she states that her armor is 500 years old and has been in her family for generations.
    • Later on she gets the Darksaber, which once belonged to Pre Vizsla, of whom her family clans are aligned under. She passes it on to Bo-Katan in the fourth season premiere, but considering who has it in The Mandalorian, it seems the Darksaber does not want to stay with the Mandalorians. At all.
  • Anti-Hero: Like Hera, she may seem idealistic at first glance, but she's rather rough around the edges. In the pilot, she's willing to leave Ezra behind with the Imperials, under the (initially) correct assumption that he'd be used as bait, making the rescue futile. She's also quick to side against helping a Heel Realization Tua due to belief that it wasn't genuine and same reasoning as the aforementioned situation, and cast Revenge on Rau for nearly killing Hera, refusing to listen to Kanan's reasons for practicality.
  • Armor Is Useless: Averted. Her armor saves her life when Vader redirects blaster bolts into her head.
  • Art Attacker: She uses an explosive paint she can detonate at will. Her promotional short is even called "Art Attack".
  • The Atoner: As a young kid at the Mandalorian Imperial academy, she helped create weapons that the Empire used to keep other Mandalorians (and her family and friends) in line; including killing them. Horrified at what her "young and arrogant" work had done, she tried to speak out in an attempt to stop it, even destroying her work to prevent further use. (This failed due to the Empire still holding her original design.) Sadly, her family chose to stand with the Empire, causing the Empire to realize she had outlived her usefulness and she fled Mandalore to prevent further consequence. She attempted to forget about her past by becoming a bounty hunter, but she eventually decided the best way she could help was to become a fully-committed rebel.
  • Badass Adorable: Below that armor lies a fit, petite girl with a very cute face. She also has enough tricks up in her sleeve to kick your ass if she has to.
  • Badass Bookworm: Has several times mentioned reading books concerning the military, and has fairly extensive knowledge of artwork, as well.
  • Badass Normal: Sabine can handle a lightsaber without being force-sensitive, and she gets to use Ezra's lightsaber after the finale.
  • Berserk Button: Sabine has trust issues and she really doesn't like things being kept from her. This goes double if she's ordered not to ask questions.
  • The Big Girl: Shares this spot with Zeb. While Zeb is the strong power, she's the fast power. Zeb is brute force, Sabine is technique (and explosives).
  • Big, Screwed-Up Family: They didn't show up onscreen until season 3 of Rebels, but their presence was felt; they contributed to her trust issues (along with her time in the Empire). She's of Clan Wren, a family aligned to House Vizsla; the same house which Pre Vizsla, leader of Death Watch, hailed from. Sabine also confirmed that her mother was a member of Death Watch. In Season 3, it's revealed her mother has sworn allegiance to the Empire in penance for Sabine's defection and they abandoned her when she tried to speak out against the Empire for the first time.
  • Blood Knight: She enjoys any opportunity to show off her art, and that usually involves getting into fights and blowing things up. Being a Mandalorian, this isn't all that surprising.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Fits with her tomboyish rough-and-tumble personality. In her journal, she says she keeps her hair short because her scalp gets sweaty while wearing her helmet and having long hair makes it worse. She admits to wanting to try a full pixie cut. By the end of the Galactic Civil War, she has.
  • Bounty Hunter: She worked as one after leaving the Imperial Academy on Mandalore and dreamed of joining Black Sun.
  • Break His Heart to Save Him: Non-romantic usage. Sabine left Mandalore and her people not because she was a Dirty Coward as her culture would claim she is, but the Empire would keep hurting them to get to her. This led her to realize her family were the cowards for choosing their own lives over her.
  • Breakout Character: While she was always one of the leads on Rebels, her role in the story vastly expanded from Season 3 onward, to the point where the creators of the show essentially noted that she would serve as the most important character in the show's narrative after Ezra.
  • Broken Ace: Her Child Prodigy talent at mechanics brought the Empire's attention to her and made her life a living nightmare by using the weapons she helped create against innocents and her loved ones, and many of her skills in the present day (fighting, painting, explosives) can be traced to some part of her Dark and Troubled Past. Not helped in that she has abandonment problems, due to her family wanting to protect their honor and Ketsu choosing herself over helping Sabine.
  • Character Development:
    • Like Zeb, she was willing to leave Ezra behind with the Imperials back in the pilot episode, believing it would be a hopeless cause and not worth the risk. However, she gradually warms up to him over the series and, by the time of "Imperial Supercommandos", when Ezra allows himself to get captured to ensure she and Rau didn't, she refuses to leave without Ezra no matter the risk. Even though Rau insisted they save themselves.
    • In Season 1, Sabine learns that it's okay for her to put faith in the Rebellion and her newfound family. Over the show, they teach her a baseline of morality and to lose her Blood Knight tendencies. In Season 2, this allows her to be able to forgive Ketsu and show mercy to Rau, and later in Season 3, she's able to confront her family in a mature manner and make amends with them. If Sabine never got over being a Blood Knight, her relationship with Ketsu would've soured even more (to the point they wouldn't have worked together to escape the Imperials in that situation due to bad blood between them), she could've gotten much trouble for killing Rau as well as losing a possible asset to the Rebellion, and her clan would not look upon her too proudly if she threw a tantrum or an argument at them.
  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Averted. The rebels and her Mandalorian supporters want her to lead Mandalore in a war against the Empire. However, even when her family problems are resolved, she still refuses to do so because she doesn't believe she is capable of leadership (due to being both unconfident and lack of sufficient political experience). Instead, she vows to find someone else who can lead Mandalore. She may be 18/19 by the time this is brought up, but it's still relatively young in comparison to the older and more experienced Mandalorian warriors.
  • The Chooser of The One: Since she rejects leading Mandalore herself, she ultimately becomes the one to choose the next leader. After some consideration, she endorses Bo-Katan and gives her the darksaber, officially "crowning" her as leader. Sadly, as The Mandalorian shows, the leadership didn't stick and she lost the darksaber to a thief.
  • Combat Pragmatist: She will happily bring a flamethrower to a swordfight.
  • Cool Big Sis: For all intents and purposes, she's this to Ezra and has a Big Sister Instinct over him. Partly stems from the fact that she has a brother of her own on Mandalore. Over time, they also grow into being a Bash Brother and a Smash Sister.
  • Cool Helmet: Wears the standard awesome Mandalorian helmet, in the female variation with the bird-shaped eye slits.
  • Cool Sword: In Season 3, she gets her hands on the Darksaber, a unique black-bladed lightsaber shaped like a katana.
  • Cunning Linguist: She has an affinity for languages, often serving as a translator for her comrades. In "Droids in Distress", she uses this skill to trick Minister Maketh Tua into going to the wrong hanger by mistranslating what Amda Wabo was telling her.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She used to be a child prodigy at the Mandalorian Imperial Academy, trained in espionage. But, due to being "young and arrogant", she ended up creating deadly weapons for them that ended up being used on the people she knew and loved. Realizing what she had truly done, she tried to stop it and spoke out against the Empire. Her efforts caused her family to outright disown her and stand by the Empire, breaking her heart. Ultimately, she chose to break ranks with the Empire with Ketsu and fled Mandalore to prevent further damage. The two became bounty hunters that aimed to join Black Sun, until Ketsu left her for dead. She ended up joining the Ghost crew with persuasion from Kanan. The ordeal caused her to develop some severe trust issues, always wanting to know the full truth during missions. Her clan was also part of House Vizsla, and by extension, Death Watch.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She intends on using the Darksaber for good. Unlike Pre or Maul, she'll use it to align the clans for a good cause, not for pointless bloodshed and violence.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She's quite sarcastic under certain circumstances, like when she's trolling the Empire or turning down Ezra.
  • Defector from Decadence: In "Out of Darkness", it's revealed she used to be an Imperial cadet.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She tends to be dismissive to people that aren't the Ghost crew or helpless citizens, and she doesn't completely warm up to Ezra until around "Empire Day" when learning of his tragic past thanks to the Empire.
  • Demolitions Expert: Her role on the Ghost crew is making explosions, and doing it with style. She says her skill in this is a "Wren specialty".
  • Determinator: Showcased in "Trials of the Darksaber". After almost Rage Quiting, she later gets taunted by Kanan to make her training more effective.
  • Deuteragonist: The other Kid Hero with Ezra, and she gets almost as much story coverage as he. It's telling that of all the members of the Ghost crew to appear on the season 3 poster, she is the only other one outside of Ezra and Chopper, and she's by far the largest of them.
  • Dramatic Irony: In seasons 1 and 2 and sometime before that, she struggled with trust and following other people. After acquiring the Darksaber in season 3, she has to make others trust and follow her.
  • Dye Hard: In-universe. Her hair is usually dyed two different colors, with a different combination each season. When she goes back to her natural dark brown to infiltrate Skystrike Academy in "The Antilles Extraction", it's quite jarring. When she also meets back up with her brother on Mandalore, the first thing he comments on is that she's changed her hair color again. Her response? "You know me."
  • Evil Is Cool: In-universe, regarding the Mandalorian conflicts, is actually averted. According to her sketchbook journal, she thinks the Shadow Collective supercommandos look cool, but the rest of her comments regarding things like them or the other Mandalorian topics are fairly neutral-minded or vague/unstated. We at least know that she does seem to condone the unruly acts Death Watch and other Blood Knight Mandalorians have committed, but she's not above admitting they have nice armor designs.
  • The Exile: She does have a living family, but fleeing from the Empire also meant her exile from Mandalore.
  • Expy: According to Pablo Hidalgo, Rook Kast was kept in mind when she was designed, which is something you can definitely seen in the concept art that was displayed in Sabine's promotional introduction video.
  • Face Your Fears: In the "Ocean Rescue" comic strip, we find out that Sabine has a bad history with water (particularly large amounts like a body of water) back in the Academy. She is forced to go through an underwater Imperial base in order to rescue a friend who helped her defect, though she does end up getting her oxygen tank messed up at one point during the mission.
  • Famed in Story: Her anti-Imperial graffiti has spread throughout the galaxy, and is used in official Rebel propaganda. She's also known for having developed the Rebel Starbird/Phoenix insignia.
  • Fingerless Gloves: Once she gets a new body glove in Season 3, she switches out her workman's gloves for these.
  • Generic Graffiti: Practices making this a hobby, and is the main source of it on the show.
  • Genius Bruiser: Is an Omniglot, a brilliant tactician, munitions and chemistry expert, probably the most well-read member of the Ghost crew, and is easily the all-around smartest. She's also a Lightning Bruiser able to keep up with two Jedi and a Lasat.
  • Guns Akimbo: Sabine dual wields blaster pistols.
  • The Gunslinger: She uses twin WESTAR-35 blaster pistols and has a shooting style similar to Jango Fett.
  • Gun Twirling: She starts doing this more often as Season One progresses.
  • Hartman Hips: Sabine's fit posterior has some very nice sashay to it.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: When she tried to stop the lethal Imperial weapons she helped create and were thus used on innocent people and people she loved, her family felt like the damage was irreversible and felt obligated to stay with the Empire instead of her.
  • Helmets Are Hardly Heroic: Averted. She wears her helmet when appropriate. In "The Siege of Lothal", this aversion saves her life when Darth Vader deflects one of her own blaster shots back into her face.
  • Hidden Depths: As unveiled in "Trials of the Darksaber". Behind her cocky, show-offish personality hides someone who has been deeply hurt by a long series of personal tragedies, explaining why she isn't very trusting of others. Being abandoned by her family and her only friend alike certainly didn't help.
  • Highly Visible Ninja:
    • While she's not a ninja, her usual role of infiltration and sabotage, combined with her martial prowess does make her similar to one. Except for the fact that she's wearing bright, colorful — mostly pink — armor.
    • Downplayed later on. After her run-in with Darth Vader, she switches her armor's color palette from bright pink to a darker orange for the sake of being more tactical. She adds violet and a couple of other bright colors in Season 3 though.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Derogatorily calling stormtroopers "Bucketheads" doesn't quite have the same sting when she says it since she's got a full-cover helmet too. The term has even been used as a slur against Mandalorians in the Legends (the non-canon Expanded Universe) continuity.
  • I Am Not My Father: Unlike her mother, Sabine is not a member of Death Watch. Though her sketchbook journal suggests she's at least neutral on her stance regarding Bo-Katan, Death Watch, and the Supercommandos due to lack of any comments besides admitting that the spikes on the Supercommandos' helmets look cool, and in the same scene where she declares her House and Clan, she has no problem with boasting that her family taught her the traditional Mandalorian ways at the same time.
  • I Choose to Stay:
    • After defeating Gar Saxon, she and Fenn Rau choose to stay with her recently-reconciled family so that she can give the Darksaber to someone worthy of leading the Mandalorian Resistance as well as helping her family rescue her father from Imperial imprisonment. Once those two tasks are done, she returns to the Alliance.
    • At the end of Rebels, she, along with numerous other rebels, chooses to stay behind on the recently-liberated Lothal to help keep it free from Imperial control, both out of obligation and in memory of Ezra. After the end of the Galactic Civil War and rebuilding Lothal, she leaves with Ahsoka to explore the Galaxy to find Ezra and bring him home.
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: Mainly stems from the fact that traditional Mandalorian culture ruined her life and is not practical, especially in this age, which is why she ultimately chooses to go against some of its ideals.
    • Kanan outright tells her this when she invokes the code to fight Rau in single combat to the death to avenge Hera, as it would mean both Rau and Sabine kill for no good reason other than it is the Mandalorian way. She instead spares Rau and takes him prisoner. This eventually leads to Rau joining the Rebellion on his own choice.
    • The above example ends up becoming a lesson learned for Sabine. After defeating Saxon in lightsaber combat, she has him at the throat, demanding that he yield to her. He refuses, telling her that she'd have to kill him — an arguably honorable and thus merciful death per Mandalorian customs. Sabine knows all too well that it would be the easy way out and that he doesn't deserve it, instead opting to spare him. Killing him may be the Mandalorian way, letting him live like nothing is wrong may be the Jedi way, but neither of those are her way. Not anymore.
  • Insufferable Genius: Having been a proud Child Prodigy, she is over-confident in her abilities to the point where she refuses to listen to more practical propositions when she feels wronged, and if this is caused by an ally, she simply assumes they don't trust her.
  • I Will Find You: Ezra entrusts her to find him once the war is over, which she carries out with Ahsoka after the Battle of Endor when Lothal is safe again.
  • Jeanne d'Archétype: As the wielder of the darksaber, she's instrumental in uniting and liberating Mandalore from the Empire. She even leads them into battle with the darksaber held over her head at one point. And like Joan, she rejects political power.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She's rather blunt and rude, but still ultimately one of the good guys and dearly cares for her Ghost family.
  • Kid Hero: She's 16 by the beginning of the show, and like Ezra, this trope is also deconstructed. She's been through a lot for a girl her age, being a prodigal Renaissance Man from a Blood Knight and warrior race and family, said skills get her into the academy before getting disillusioned, runs off with a classmate to become bounty hunters before getting left for dead by said-partner who had become a surrogate sister, all before the events of the show. Her backstory has definitely influenced her behavior in the show, being rather cynical, mistrustful, somewhat aloof, and trying to uphold her pride after everything the Empire has done to her and her people.
  • Kid Hero All Grown Up: At the beginning of Rebels, she was sixteen. As the show's epilogue takes place nearly a decade after the beginning of the show, she ends the show nearing her mid-twenties.
  • Leitmotif: Gets one in Season 3. Lo and behold, the Sabine Suite.
  • Last of Her Kind: Following the Great Purge, she (along with Din Djarin and other members of the scattered Mandalorian enclaves) is one of the last surviving Mandalorians.
  • Like Brother and Sister: To Ezra and Zeb. It turns out this partly comes from her having a brother of her own on Mandalore.
  • Like Parent, Like Child:
    • Surrogate example. Kanan and Sabine are similar in that the both of them have low self-confidence whenever their pasts are brought up after a long time or are related to the current situation, which leads to them having a catharsis but thanks to that are able to overcome it when a physical opponent that represents their problem challenges them.
    • According to Sabine's father, he finds both Ursa and Sabine stubborn.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade:
  • Motive Rant: To get Sabine to find balance in herself to be able to use the Darksaber proficiently, Kanan raises her ire so that she can know why she's chosen the path she's taking now. Sabine reveals that she left Mandalore not out of cowardice, but out of shame and wanting to protect the people she loved in the best way that she possibly could at the time. She's on the verge of tears by the end of it.
  • My Greatest Failure: Indirectly helping the Empire gain a better grip on her world by creating weapons of mass destruction, forcing her people to stand in line out of fear for their lives.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: The Imperial weapons she helped create (which were disguised as a school assignment at the academy she attended for a "What if?" scenario) were used to essentially enslave her people.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: The speculation that Sabine's artwork would cause problems for the rebels when Thrawn came on the scene was rampant, and in "Through Imperial Eyes" it comes true, in a roundabout fashion: She painted the helmet that Ezra was wearing while disguised as a bounty hunter, which, at the end of the episode, leads Thrawn to deduce that Kallus is Fulcrum.
  • Noble Fugitive: Due to Mandalorian culture having a nobility system going on, she's the daughter of a countess and is wanted by Imperial law.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: When Sabine learns that the weapons she was helping build are being used by the Empire against her people, she tries to speak out. She is abandoned by her family and driven off Mandalore for her trouble, with her clan declaring her a traitor and the Empire putting a bounty on her head.
  • Non-Uniform Uniform: Not quite a "uniform", but her outfit is slightly different from what we've seen so far of Mandalorian warriors. Most Mandalorian armor has a base color(s) with a neutral color and/or colors that mostly serve to stand out & don't have any coordination, while Sabine uses all sorts of colors to complement each other. Her tan-colored pants also just seems to be pants rather than another piece of body glove, which used in combination with her minimal use of armor, seems a bit like a combination of the New Mandalorians (the pants are reminiscent of Duchess Satine's casual outfit) and the Mandalorian warriors (the armor).
  • Older Than They Look: Sabine at 25 or 26 years old does not look much different than when she was a teenager.
  • Omniglot: She speaks Basic, Mando'a, Shyriiwook (the Wookiee language), Huttese, Aqualish, and Rodian, among others. She can also understand Droidspeak. The Rebellion Begins reveals that this was required in her curriculum, with supporting material also saying that she was being trained for espionage.
  • Once a Season: Every season of Rebels, she changes the colors of her hair and armor.
  • One Degree of Separation: In an episode of Forces of Destiny, she met and briefly teamed up with Jyn during a mission on Garel, the two having both been fleeing from Stormtroopers.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Despite being ambitious and eager, she initially refuses to take up the Darksaber, aware that she would have to take up the responsibility of leading the people she had betrayed and in turn have disowned her. Kanan manages to get through Sabine to help her find the root of this guilt, and when she has her Motive Rant, she's on the verge of crying about being abandoned.
  • Our Weapons Will Be Boxy in the Future: Sabine's WESTAR-35 blaster pistols are bricks with a grip, which is pretty standard for Mandalorian weapons.
  • Parental Abandonment: When Sabine attempted to atone for what she had done by speaking out against the Empire, her family did not stand by her and instead chose the Empire.
  • Pint-Sized Powerhouse: Downplayed. While she was cringing in pain and holding her hand afterward, she still managed to knock out a Stormtrooper through their helmet. She also shares a bit of The Big Guy position with Zeb; while Zeb is a strong power, she's more fast power. And that's before factoring her predilection for explosives.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Due to growing up together on the battlefield, she and Ezra gradually gain an unshakable bond. It helps that in seasons 3 and 4, she and Ezra also become something of partners for mission assignments. Their bond becomes strong enough that in the Grand Finale, she's the one he entrusts to help him carry out his plan and bring him home after the war ends, saying that he knows he can count on her. The series ends with her flying off to find Ezra with Ahsoka, after having stayed on Lothal for years to guard it in his memory, to do just that.
  • Proud Warrior Race Girl: Not to the extent of Death Watch, but when accused of stealing her armor, she angrily retorts that she forged it with her family. Season 3 has more information on her relationship with the Mandalorian warrior ways and, while she is loyal to Mandalore and follows most of the customs, she's very critical of it and if forced to choose will put her personal code above tradition. This is especially apparent when she spares Saxon at the end of her duel with him even though most Mandos would have killed him, as he does not deserve an honorable death.
  • Put on a Bus: As of "Legacy of Mandalore", Sabine has to leave the Rebellion and stay in the Mandalore Sector to liberate them from the Empire. She doesn't return to their aid until the season finale. However, she still cannot return to the Rebel Alliance after the battle ends, as there is still much to be done for Mandalore. The Bus Came Back for good in season 4.
  • Really Royalty Reveal: Downplayed. Her mother is a countess and her clan is "legendary" according to All There in the Manual, but she never makes note of this to the other rebels due to its irrelevancy outside of Mandalorian culture, and that mentioning it to any other Mandalorian would just cause them to brush it off due to Sabine's own track record, rather than being awed at her connections that she shamed or that other Mandalorians don't really care about as many probably hold noble titles of their own.
  • Refusal of the Call: Despite taking it, she initially refuses to take up the Darksaber and the responsibility of leading her people. Even after she works through her issues with her family and decides to build the rebellion on Mandalore, she realizes that she still does not want to lead Mandalore and vows to find the person who truly deserves it.
  • Renaissance Man: She's the designated Demolitions Expert and her passion is art, but she also serves as the team's translator, hacker, electronics expert and combatant.
  • Retcon: Before Season 3, supplementary material stated that her homeworld is Mandalore, which is technically true of all Mandalorians, but her true homeworld is the Mandalorian colony world of Krownest. That is, unless she was born on Mandalore. However, most of her time on Mandalore was due to being a student at the Mandalorian Imperial Academy.
  • The Runaway: According to "Ocean Rescue", she was on the run from ground troops after she deserted from the Academy.
  • Saved by Canon: Twice! The epilogue of Rebels shows her having survived past the Battle of Endor and preparing to embark on a voyage with Ahsoka. Aside from indicating that she's survived the overall Galactic Civil War, The Mandalorian implies that the vast majority of the Mandalorian people were wiped out during the Great Purge while they were under Imperial rule, making her one of the last surviving Mandalorians as well.
  • Sexy Walk: Sabine sways her hips when she walks.
  • Shipper on Deck:
    • A strange, platonic version. Apparently she made a drawing of Zeb and Kallus hugging each other, implying she encourages their unlikely friendship.
    • Implied to be this for Hera and Kanan, as when she nudges Zeb to see the couple kiss while giving a clear smile.
  • Sigil Spam: Leaves the phoenix symbol of the rebels every opportunity she can. This would later be used by the Rebel Alliance as its official symbol. That probably ties in with her becoming a famous Rebel Alliance propagandist.
  • Significant Wardrobe Shift:
    • After Darth Vader nearly kills her in "The Siege of Lothal", she repaints her armor with an orange color scheme and dyes her hair blue. According to Dave Filoni, it's partially to show that she's constantly experimenting and partially because her encounter with Vader shook her up and she felt the need for change.
    • In Season 3, not only does she change her color scheme again, but she adds more pieces of armor and got a haircut, making her look more mature and older than before the Time Skip, as she is now roughly 19 years old and also signifies the growth over the years of the Rebellion from a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits to The Alliance.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: Her mother was apparently a member of Death Watch, a Mandalorian terrorist group during the Clone Wars. This gives Sabine trouble when she has to explain that she's not one of them to the Protectors, a group of Mandalorian lawmen.
  • The Smart Girl: The team's resident engineer, translator, demolitions expert and infiltrator. There are very few things she can't fix, repair or build.
  • Splash of Color: Invoked. The Empire has a monochrome color scheme, which she loves painting over in vivid colors.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Sabine can just vanish when someone turns away for one second. Or appear somewhere else as if she teleported. She can even plant explosives right behind someone when they aren't looking. She exploits this to create a diversion for the rest of the crew.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Even after eventually warming to the Ghost crew, she can still be very cold towards those that aren't in her inner circle.
  • Super Wrist-Gadget:
    • She starts off with a pair of computerized bracers that she uses to slice into computer systems.
    • In "Trials of the Darksaber", Fenn Rau gives her a pair of Mandalorian vambraces, containing a flamethrower, taser darts, electro-whip and energy buckler — at least, that's what's been seen so far.
  • Taught by Experience: Fighting virtually nonstop as a bounty hunter and rebel has more than made up for her ditching the Academy and Mandalorian culture at a young age, to the point where she can hold her own against a Supercommando while injured and unarmed.
  • Teen Genius: 16 (initially) and a female Renaissance Man. It's implied that she was fast-tracked through the Imperial academy, as her former classmate Ketsu Onyo is much older than her.
  • Token Heroic Orc: In the previous series, Mandalorian supercommandos were almost entirely evil, and morally grey at best. Sabine is not only a main protagonist, but she is also one of the most moral characters of the series. In addition, before joining the crew of the Ghost, she was a student at the Imperial Academy on Mandalore. To boot, her family was aligned with Death Watch, which in the intervening years have become the Empire's puppets.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The tomboy to Hera's girly girl, and the girly girl to Ketsu's tomboy.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: Mandalorian warrior, likes explosions, paints graffiti... and wears pink armor up until the Season 2 premiere. And the hair dye. Just... the hair dye.
  • Unexplained Recovery:
    • At the end of "Blood Sisters", she left her helmet on either the destroyed shuttle or the Shadow Caster (meaning Ketsu had to come back to return it), but it comes back a couple of episodes later.
    • In the ending of "Imperial Supercommandos", Saxon kicks away her blasters into an irretrievable area and the heroes leave the scene in a hurry. As the system of Concord Dawn is likely occupied by the ISC now, there's not much reason to go back then just for a pair of blasters. Though it's also possible that Sabine has a backup pair.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom:
    • Her habit of leaving graffiti behind after her exploits come to bite her crewmates in the ass when Thrawn, art enthusiast and Imperial mastermind, become a part of the equation and uses the information he can analyze from her artwork against her and her friends.
    • Back when she was still with the Empire, she helped them build weapons. They turned out to be weapons of mass destruction, and the Empire promptly turned them on Mandalore and Sabine's loved ones.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: With Ezra, although the Vitriolic part is Downplayed being that Ezra tends to get along better with her than with Zed and Chopper.
  • Waif-Fu:
    • She doesn't wear as much armor as most Mandalorian warriors in order to to be faster and more flexible in hand-to-hand combat since Sabine relies heavily on body elasticity (a usual choice in real life female fighters) rather than muscle. (She even comments that it's fairly painful for her to punch a bigger opponent.) Nonetheless, she's still a highly competent fighter. A combination of swift kicks and punches with well-timed evasion allows her to hold her own against Gar Saxon himself for a while.
    • Taken Up to Eleven; Sabine is so fit that she can do gymnastics-style double backflips (a feat that requires unmatched flexibility in real life) like a Jedi (who do this with the help of the Force, mind you) while sparring with her brother and keep up with Kanan while learning lightsaber combat leaping across rocks at improbable angles, despite no indication she has any Force sensitivity. (However, Kanan was clearly holding back and allowing her to wail on him to help her cope with her emotional issues.)
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: While she is protective of Chopper, she had absolutely no second thoughts about engineering the death of an innocent shuttle droid just to save herself and her friends. Then again, she's apathetic towards mostly anyone she's not close to.
  • Whip It Good: The vambraces she gets in "Trials of the Darksaber" have an electro-whip among their gadgetry.
  • You Are Not Alone: After the Empire's betrayal, her family disowning her, and Ketsu leaving her to die, she is rightfully cynical of anyone trying to connect with her or asking her to trust them. Eventually, she learns that the Ghost crew will not abandon her and will stay by her side regardless of what path she chooses.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Her hair is dark blue with orange bangs in Season 1, two different shades of turquoise in Season 2, white darkening into lavender in Season 3, and a dark purple in Season 4. We learn in "The Antilles Extraction" that her hair is naturally dark brown. The epilogue shows her with purple hair that's been turned into a cropped pixie cut as seen in the photo above.
  • Zorro Mark: Sabine always leaves her phoenix symbol on walls whenever she strikes, either as graffiti or using her blasters. It seems to be based on the House Vizsla insignia, and a previous version that shows the phoenix rising out of the flames contains the V-shape in the Nite Owls symbol, with Sabine citing in-universe that it's also partly inspired by Janyor of Bith's work.

    Chopper 

C1-10P, aka "Chopper"

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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.


  • Absentee Actor: He is absent from A New Dawn, even though he should logically be with Hera. Presumably, as the Ghost is only seen in the beginning and ending of the novel, it's likely Chopper stayed with the ship during the duration of the book and met Kanan offscreen when he joined the Ghost in the ending. The author apparently isn't sure either.
  • Anti-Hero: Chopper may be on the side of good, but he's also the Token Evil Teammate.
  • Axe-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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Everybody Has Standards: In a The Freemaker Adventures short, after Roger accidentally blows up the droid lounge, Chopper and the other droids chase him out.
  • Friendship Moment: In a The Freemaker Adventures short, he seems to accept Roger after he creates a droid-washing drive thru, but considering that ended with them getting Thrown Out the Airlock due to faulty building and this is Chopper we're talking about, we can never be sure.
  • 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.
  • Grumpy Bear: Although the audience doesn't get to hear exactly what Chopper is exactly telling the other rebels, their reactions signify that he's much more cynical and standoffish than the others. Even his voice sounds grumpy, compared to the higher-pitched beeps of R2-D2.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • OOC 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.
  • 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".
  • Thrown Out the Airlock: After trying out Roger's droid buffer in one of the The Freemaker Adventures shorts, the two of them get thrown out into the vacuum of space due to Roger's ditzy mechanic skills.
  • 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.
  • 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:
    • He doesn't get along with anyone in his 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.
  • 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

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Species: Human/Twi'lek hybrid

Callsign: Spectre 7

Appearances: Rebels

"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.
  • Ambiguous Situation: It is unknown if he is Force-sensitive like his father. And if that means he joins Luke's Jedi academy...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Human Mom Non Human Dad: Inverted. His father Kanan was human, while his mother Hera is a Twi'lek.
  • 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.
  • Mythology Gag: Jacen was the name of 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.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is naturally green. It can be assumed that Hera's skin pigmentation had something to do with it.

Part-Time Crew Members

    Rex 

Commander Rex (CT-7567)

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Top: Rex during the Clone Wars
Bottom: Rex many years after the war
Click  to see him in full armor.

Species: Human (clone)

Homeworld: Kamino

Appearances: The Clone Wars | Dark Disciple | Ahsoka note  | Rebels | Rebels Magazine | Star Wars (Marvel 2015)

"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. After the rise of the Empire and the destruction of the Jedi Order, Rex left the military alongside Wolffe and Gregor and had their control chips removed. Fifteen years later, Rex joined a rebel cell at the request of his old commander Ahsoka Tano, which developed into the Rebel Alliance. In this capacity he often assisted the Ghost crew and joined the aboard the ship for missions.


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Beard: In Rebels.
  • Bald of Awesome: He shaves his head.
  • Berserk Button:
    • The Bad Batch arc shows that Rex does not take the idea of any of his brothers turning traitorous very well to the point that he gets in a fight with Crosshair when the latter insensitively suggests the possibility of Echo helping the Separatists after being left for dead.
    • He does not like it when someone downplays the horror of the Clone Wars, as shown when he snaps at Ezra for thinking of a Clone Wars-style battle as a "game".
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    "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.
  • 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...
  • 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, however it eventually became clear Rex was a distinct character in his own right.
    • He could also be considered one to Captain Fordo, due to being both badass captains that dual wield blasters and the most prominent clones in their respected animated series.
  • Faking the Dead: After Order 66, Rex and Ahsoka went into hiding to create the illusion they died in the Venator crash alongside the rest of the 332nd; to sell the deception, Ahsoka left her remaining Lightsaber at a makeshift graveyard for the clone troopers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Guns Akimbo: He seems like Rex has a bit more of Jango in him than most clones.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, aged twice as fast as she did, and biologically is in his mid-fifties.
  • 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.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: In "Victory and Death", he's forced to leave several of his brothers in the 501st, among them Jesse, to die aboard their crashing Venator, as the clones are trying to kill him and Ahsoka due to Order 66.
  • The Lancer: To Anakin, a role he shares with Ahsoka.
  • 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.
  • The Mentor: In Rebels, he serves as a second mentor to Ezra, which causes no small amount of friction with Kanan.
  • Metaphorically True: Rex assures to 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.
  • Number Two: To Anakin.
  • 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.
  • Out-of-Character Alert: He deliberately used it in the Pilot Movie of The Clone Wars, when Ventress tried to use a mind trick to make him contact Anakin. He not only resisted the mind trick, but fooled Ventress by seemingly complying. This way he was 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.
  • 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: Highlighted after any time-skip. The fate of all clones.
  • 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, indicated to be 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Anakin, Ahsoka, and the rest of the 501st.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Eventually becomes this with Kanan over the course of Season 2.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Thanks to his advanced age, he isn't quite as physically capable as he once was, but his skills haven't dulled.

    AP-5 

AP-5

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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 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.
  • 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.
  • Super OCD: AP-5 goes bonkers when things are out of place and disorganized, calling it a logistical nightmare.
  • 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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