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Lothal
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Location: Lothal System, Lothal Sector, Outer Rim Territories
Native Species: Human (Lothalian), Ithorian, Rodian, Aqualish, Ugnaught, Gotal
Native Fauna: Loth-cat (tooka), loth-wolf, loth-rat, loth-bat
Capital: Lothal City

"Lothal is just as important to our Empire as any world in the galaxy."
Maketh Tua

The capital of the Lothal Sector, Lothal is a backwater agrarian planet in the Outer Rim with a diverse population. The Empire takes a special interest in its mineral deposits and begins increasing its troop garrison, which includes an Imperial Academy, as well as other interests such as Sienar Fleet Systems. The increase of rebel activity immediately earns the attention of the Imperial Security Bureau, the Imperial Inquisitorius, as well as Grand Moff Tarkin, Darth Vader, and the Emperor himself.

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Lothal has a mysterious history, with a hidden Jedi Temple indicating it once had a connection to the Jedi Order.

    In General 
  • Alas, Poor Villain: As Ezra points out in A New Hero, Lothal is a boring backwater world, so he can sympathize with those that want to leave. Unfortunately, the most convenient path there is to it is to join the Empire, which also promises glory along with travelling the stars, to which Ezra wonders how people can't see that the Empire isn't all it is cracked up to be. Some of this mentality can be seen from leaders of Lothal like Governor Pryce & Minister Tua, to kids around Ezra's age like Jai.
  • Alien Sky: The sky is perpetually cloudy and yellow during the day due to pollution. The night sky is blue (darker than a clear blue sky in the evening on Earth), and two moons are also visible as well. Viewers with good memories or those that look back at earlier episodes may notice that Lothal's skies are greyer after the Siege of Lothal. The pollution from the Imperial factories gets so bad that by Season 4, from space at least, parts of the sky look red.
  • Cerebus Retcon: Their version of "eenie-meenie-miney-mo" is "Lothrat, lothcat, lothwolf, run; pick a path and all is done." It seems to just be a gag when Ezra briefly mentions it in "Path of the Jedi"... and then Season 4 suggests that it may be a prophecy, with Ezra being the titular lothrat, accompanied by a white lothcat and a white lothwolf, as well as him saying to Kanan that they may need to choose a path to their future soon.
  • Circle of Standing Stones: There are a few on Lothal. True to the trope, supplementary material confirms that they're artificial and their origin is unknown.
  • Color Contrast: Specific citizens of Lothal such as the Sumars, Azadi, and Jho often have warmer color palettes, while Imperials like Tua and Pryce have colder colors. The same applies for the natural environment of Lothal and the industrialized parts of Lothal respectively. Can dip into Blue And Orange Contrast.
  • The City Narrows: In the shadows of alleys, illegal goods are sold and corrupt Imperials prey on the weak (not that there's anything really stopping them from doing so in public).
  • Cue the Sun: A variation. As the Imperial Dome is destroyed, Lothal's blue sky is seen for the first time, symbolically showing their liberation.
  • Darkest Hour: As Kanan puts it, though no one but the Empire knows that the Death Star is a year from completion, the Empire's plans for Lothal and its tolls on the planet are finally reaching an endpoint, and Lothal needs the Jedi, if not the Rebel Alliance, more than ever.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?:
    • The Empire has a five-year plan for several Outer Rim worlds, including Lothal.
    • The Ambiguously Brown/obviously brown natives of Lothal are being harassed and subjugated by outsiders that are mainly composed of white people from an Empire wishing to use Lothal's resources for their own agendas with no care as to how it'll affect the locals or the environment.
  • Gaia's Vengeance: Heavily implied. The Force (via the lothwolves and lothcats) doesn't make it explicit to Kanan and Ezra that they are needed on Lothal until the Empire's influence worsens Lothal's environment (though there's also that the Empire is going to finish creating the Death Star any day now, which will come at the cost of Lothal's well-being).
  • Giver of Lame Names: Whoever decided to name the animals, and at least two towns are called Kothal and Jhothal (the latter might've been named by Old Jho).
  • Industrial Ghetto: Lothal is actually mostly just fields and only half of Capital City looks Imperial-ized (the insides of the city are rather plain but pristine, if worn-out), so somewhat downplayed. However, the Empire's machinations are the reason why Lothal's oceans and skies don't look as clean as they should be, due to pollution. It gets worse by Season 4, where from space, Lothal's skies have gotten much cloudier and are more red.
  • In the End, You Are on Your Own: After the attack on Atollon and the failure to destroy the TIE factory, the Alliance more or less abandons Lothal. Left without any official aid, the Lothali rebels gather every ally they have and free themselves.
  • Ironic Echo: In the novelization of "Spark of Rebellion", when Agent Kallus arrives on the Lawbringer, he looks at Lothal and notices how green its fields look. Then, in reference to his hunt for the rebels, he says he'll "make those lands bleed red". By Season 4, while he has nothing to do with it and has had a Heel–Face Turn by then, the Empire's pollution on Lothal has gotten so bad that from space, you can see that parts of the world are turning red.
  • Its Pronounced Tro PAY: Earlier on, at one point in "Spark of Rebellion" Kallus pronounced Lothal as "low-thull" rather than "low-thall".
  • Military Academy: The Lothal Imperial Academy, though the Pretor Flats Academy is a minor Imperial Academy.
  • Mysterious Past: It is home to a forgotten Jedi Temple (which was specifically placed on Lothal due to the world's abundance of kyber crystals for lightsabers) which seems to have been built atop another temple that contains images of who appear to be the ancient people and lothwolves (and similar images appear in the Topps cards showing Ahsoka's psychological journey through Malachor after the events of "Twilight of the Apprentice"), it has numerous artificial circles of standing stones with unknown origins, and there are ancient star charts that include the location of remote planets like Atollon.
  • Myth Arc: A lot of emphasis has been put on Lothal being much more than just a backwater world to the Empire. At first, it seems like it's just because Sienar Systems makes those cool TIEs there, like the TIE Advanced and TIE Defenders, but that's actually just something the Empire decided they would put there as a cover story after they found the first reason to look at Lothal. Rebels, tie-in material, and other entries heavily point to, and nearly outright say, that Lothal is being harvested for its kyber crystals.
    • Although as we later learn, those kyber crystals are small potatoes compared to Lothal housing a gateway into the World Between Worlds, which was the real reason the Empire wanted Lothal so badly. Other systems have crystals, but Lothal's gateway is possibly the only one still existing.
  • Power Crystal: A Jedi Temple was erected there because of Lothal's abundance in kyber crystals, similar to Ilum, Jedha and Christophsis. The Empire eventually found out about this surplus too, which is why they seem so focused on a seemingly backwater world. Not only are kyber crystals important in the making of a lightsaber blade, but they're also used to power superweapons like the Death Star or the one on Malachor.
    • If Uprising is any indication, there's apparently a type of crystal called lothalite, which in gameplay, is material you need to upgrade your equipment and crew members. If it means anything if translated into lore, it might suggest that lothalite is some sort of empowering crystal. It might not mean anything about Lothal if it isn't native to Lothal.
  • Puppet Governor: The Governors don't seem able to do anything under Imperial rule, Pryce being largely absent and former Governor Azadi getting the boot when he reveals his support for the Bridger transmissions.
    • Averted for Pryce, who, as an actual Imperial officer rather than a politician like Tua, actually seems to have a say in the Imperial ranks.
  • Royal School: Downplayed. Phelarion School is said to be an upper-crust academy for the children of high-ranking Imperials and tycoons of Lothal's economy.
  • Salt the Earth: In Season 4, parts of Lothal's fields are badly scorched, despite it looking fine months ago in Season 3. This is due to the Empire's industry and stripmining being more serious than it was in the past, especially because they hired the Mining Guild to use special machines to do this at a faster pace at the cost of ruining the environment with pollution as an output.
  • Scenery Gorn: In Season 4, due to extensive stripmining, pollution so severe it looks like nighttime even in the middle of the day, and fires so huge and severe they can be seen from space, it looks like the planet itself is dying. Ezra almost goes crosses the Despair Event Horizon when he realizes just how bad it's gotten, and that it might be beyond recovery.
  • Shining City: Capital City at night. Could apply to daytime as well, but the dark industrial appearance from the Empire lessens it. If Ezra's vision holds truth, Capital City could've looked even more magnificent without Imperial influence. Played straight in the finale after the war, when it's revealed that Ezra's vision was prophetic.
  • Single-Biome Planet: What has been seen of the planet is all savannah. The planet's Jedi Temple is closer to one of the poles, so there is snow, however. Lothal also used to have a fishing industry and oceans are present, but rarely seen and likely polluted as well. There were also trees before the Empire cut them down.
  • Symbolic Blood: By Season 4, because of the Empire's abuse of Lothal's environment for its own industrial desires, Lothal isn't just green/yellow, white, and blue anymore when you look at it from space; it looks red, too.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: By Season 2 and 3 of Rebels, the Empire has dropped full pretense of wanting to help people and are blatantly turning the world into a glorified factory assembly line of Imperial weapons. Not as a big deal if you've never read the Servants of the Empire books, where it delves into the civilian lives of the Lothalites (who are mostly people that have never run into the Ghost crew and are just living their lives under Imperial rule). With that information, it begs the question of what has happened to those people post-"The Siege of Lothal" (as in, what are their views on the conflict and the Empire now, how has their lifestyle been affected by stricter Imperial law, and so forth).
  • Wretched Hive: Due to the Empire screwing up Lothal's environment and economy (mostly pollution and high taxes), some resorted to less than scrupulous methods to make ends meet, which in turn ended up attracting more shadier groups and individuals to the sector, and that's how Lothal has a black market.

Imperial Government

    Maketh Tua 

Minister Maketh Tua

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"I am merely a public official. I have no experience with such brutal tactics."

Species: Human

Homeworld: Lothal

Voiced by: Kath Soucie
Appearances: Thrawn | Servants of the Empirenote  | HoloNet Newsnote  | Rebels

"You're a level five Academy student? Hmm. I was too, once upon a time..."

A native of Lothal, Minister Tua is an Imperial official in the local Lothal government, under the leadership of Governor Arihnda Pryce. Having been chosen by Pryce herself to lead as standing governor in Pryce's absence, she alongside Imperial Security Bureau agent Kallus and the Grand Inquisitor were responsible for putting a halt to the insurgency on Lothal, but to no avail.


  • Affably Evil: When she isn't angered, she's fairly polite and nonjudgmental in conversation.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: She tries to defect to the Rebels because she's had enough of Tarkin and Vader's unrestrained brutality... and Kallus murders her in the attempt.
  • Ambition Is Evil: She enrolled in the Imperial Academy and studied abroad on more glamorous worlds to escape her dull life on her homeworld. This makes her Not So Different from Pryce when it turns out the Governor was off-world often because she didn't want to go back to boring ol' Lothal.
  • Anti-Villain: She had good intentions, and even utilised some of the Empire's resources to better her homeworld. However, she still condoned its violent methods. She also defected more due to its threats on her life rather than the overall state of affairs.
  • Armor Is Useless: Her hat is armored and she also wears a pair of shoulder-plates as well. Considering we never get to see her shot at, they might just be glorified jewelry and purely decorative.
    • Speaking of being shot at, the areas that are armored are a strange decision as well, considering the hat would probably only block attacks from above (like assassinations by snipers), while the shoulders, while a little less stranger than the hat, usually wouldn't be as lethal as a shot to the head or body.
  • Book-Ends: The first time we see her, she's entering a shuttle, with the Ghost crew onboard carrying out a plan against her. The last time we see her, she's entering a shuttle before the Ghost crew, as the Empire uses her in a plan against them.
  • The Cameo:
    • She makes a cameo in the first book of Servants of the Empire as being one of the attendees at the Leonises' party. Technically, she also appears in the second book as it is a novelization of "Breaking Ranks", specifically mentioned whenever the infiltrators use her office while she's gone, but her presence is not commented on and thus doesn't count.
    • Her appearance in Thrawn. Before the events of Rebels Season 1, Tarkin tells Pryce to choose a minister to stand in for her, with the scene jumping to her personally choosing Tua. We also learn from Pryce that Tua used to be an assistant minister under Azadi's administration, and she was shaken up when the former governor was charged with treason.
  • Co-Dragons: Due to being standing Governor in Pryce's absence, she, Kallus, and the Grand Inquisitor are this to Grand Moff Tarkin. It's only Kallus and her left after the Grand Inquisitor dies, with them under Vader's command now. And then Kallus and Vader kill her for her trouble.
  • Dirty Coward: She doesn't seem cut out for the dangerous part of her position, spending one skirmish hiding under a desk. Not that it can be helped; she's just politician, not a military officer, as she points out in "The Siege of Lothal".
    • In "The Siege of Lothal", when her life is threatened, she contacts the rebels and offers to exchange information only if they retrieve her before she can be sent to Tarkin. The mission ends up being in vain, because in anticipation of her betrayal, Tua gets assassinated in a False Flag Operation to trap the rebels on Lothal, with no victories for the rebels whatsoever. Having likely memorized the information (assuming she wasn't bluffing or researched after the transmission), Tua could've just told them the info right then and there as a big middle finger to the Empire for screwing her over, but in the end, it seems that she valued her life more than anything else.
  • Dumbass Has a Point: As she points out to Vader (who doesn't care about anyone or anything as long as they're useful and don't get on his nerves), she's a politician, not an actual Imperial military officer like Kallus or Aresko, so there's not really anything she can do about the rebels besides set up checkpoints, double patrols, establish curfews, and do holowork. Considering Pryce is shown in Season 3 to mostly know what she's doing, one must wonder how much difficult it would've been for the rebels to create insurrection on Lothal had she been present for Season 1.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: She is horrified when Grand Moff Tarkin has Aresko and Grint beheaded by the Inquistor for their failures. Taken even further in "The Siege of Lothal", when she attempts to defect after seeing what the Empire is fully capable of. Which also gets her killed by Kallus and Vader, who were anticipating this.
  • Foil: Seems like one to Kallus, helped by the fact that between the other non-Inquisitor Imperials, their dynamic has had most of the spotlight, besides Konstantine & Kallus. Both are rather prideful and loyal to the Empire initially, as well as being ambitious and having different ways of upholding public stability, but Tua is relegated more to politics and office work (that in this government, may or may not be trivial to the bigger picture), while Kallus actively does the dirty work protecting the Empire to purposely avoid getting stuck in the office. In other words, Tua is all bark and no bite, while Kallus has the bite to back up his bark.
    • And with Kallus becoming a Fulcrum, compare how Tua only used the information as a bargaining chip so that she could get the rebels to risk their lives to extract her from the Empire when her life was on the line, unaware that it was a trap for them by the Empire, while Kallus willingly puts his life on the line so that he can give free information to the rebels so that they won't have to. This is also comparable to the Trayvis situation, where Trayvis gave false information so that the rebels could put their lives on the line, get caught in the trap, and be easily caught by the Empire.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Though "friend" might be pushing it, she was a major character in Season 1 and made numerous interactions with other characters including Kallus, so the audience was familiar with her by the time of "The Siege of Lothal". After that episode, Minister Tua makes no further appearances/references in other material or episodes. Justified, as most of the characters weren't fond of her and understandably moved on with their lives, having other things to be concerned about like the growing threat of rebels.
  • Genre Blindness: Oh Tua, did you really think that you could get away with contacting the rebels while the world is on lockdown?
  • Hat of Authority: Like many Imperial officials, she wears a fancy hat to denote her status and influence. You'd be wondering if totalitarian regional governors in different Disney shows give each other fashion ideas. Though it's worth noting that several incidental models have the same hat as her, albeit with different coloring, and the characters in general having tall hats is based off of concept art.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: She attempts to defect from the Empire during the Siege of Lothal because of Vader and Tarkin's brutality. The Rebels attempt to rescue her, but Kallus kills her for her trouble, so now the heroes have to answer for it.
  • Hidden Depths: Sort of. All There in the Manual states she can use a holdout blaster pistol, implying she at least knows basic self-defense, likely as a requirement in the Imperial Academy's curriculum. But since she always takes cover during skirmishes, either she doesn't carry a blaster around as a hidden weapon or is too afraid to fight.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Season 3 of Rebels reveals that Pryce openly and proudly neglects her duties as governor, meaning that Tua was more or less the one actually running Lothal while Pryce attends other matters. It's even stated in Thrawn that Tua has been in the political field longer than Pryce, having been an assistant minister to Azadi while Pryce was still working with her mining company.
  • Informed Ability: As aforementioned, All There in the Manual says she has had experience with a holdout blaster pistol, but we never get to see her use one.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Kind of, and possibly unintentional. Both Tua and her voice actor have long blonde hair (or we at least can assume this is the case, since it's in a bun) and brown eyes.
  • Innocently Insensitive:
    • In "Droids in Distress", in her conversation with Kallus, she remarks on the presence of a Lasat with a fascinated chuckle, like they're antique. We can assume that the Empire's cover story for Lasan was to dehumanize them. She clearly has no idea how ugly that campaign went and that the Lasat were innocent.
    • In "Vision of Hope", when talking to Kallus about his plan to lure and trap the rebels using Senator Trayvis who was in on it, she expresses doubt that it'll work and is cut off by him when she suggests the Grand Inquisitor (whose field is to apprehend Jedi, not all of the rebels in the case, much to Kallus' irritation) might have something better in mind.
  • Irony:
    • In "The Siege of Lothal", she gets disillusioned with the Empire and tries to defect, only to be assassinated by Kallus and Vader. Now with "The Honorable Ones", Kallus is the one disillusioned with the Empire. And unlike her, when he wound up defecting he actually succeeded.
    • Thrawn reveals that she used to work under Azadi as an assistant minister, with Pryce noticing that Tua is likely still shaken up by his removal from office due to being charged with treason and Pryce depending on that fear to be certain that Tua will do her job efficiently while she's gone. Despite doing the best she could to deal with the rebel threat in the position she's in, it clearly wasn't enough, if Tarkin (who had ordered Pryce to choose which minister would substitute for her while she is gone from Lothal) and the rest of Imperial High Command's responses were any indication, leading to Tua resorting to treason herself. Rather than being arrested, however, she is used as bait and assassinated.
  • Mistreatment-Induced Betrayal: The catalyst that led her to contact the rebels and defect was the prospect of being punished by Tarkin for her failure.
  • Nice Hat: The design matches her shoulder-plates, is armored, and doubles as headphones (that play Imperial broadcasts).
  • Not So Different: Neither she or Pryce like their backwater homeworld the way it is and after being able to leave Lothal thanks to their ambition to serve the Empire, they prefer places like Coruscant over it. The difference being, Tua wanted to evolve Lothal into something akin to those worlds, while Pryce wanted to leave it.
  • Palette Swap: Her character model is a recolored generic citizen.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • She treats Sabine nicely when the girl claims she's a level five Academy student (which is presumably equivalent to honors), something Tua can relate to having been one in the past.
    • While it might just be because of her patriotic fervor and soaking in her own glory, at least part of her genuinely wants everyone to enjoy the Empire Day parade.
  • Professional Butt-Kisser: Downplayed and exploited. One of the more fervent Imperials, she's also the only character that calls Governor Pryce "Your Excellency", and tries to suck up to Tarkin when he first arrives on Lothal. Pryce is savvy enough to know that Tua and the rest of the administration had been shaken up by Azadi's removal from office, and thus is depending on that for them to do their jobs efficiently. But in the end, she does realize that sucking up won't do good anymore when the Empire turns against her.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: She is barely a villainous character, with most of her actions so far revolving around simply running basic Imperial operations on Lothal like parades. Whenever she is around more evil or ruthless Imperials like the Inquisitor or Grand Moff Tarkin, Tua is shown to be very nervous or openly frightened of them. This graduates into raw terror when Aresko and Grint are surprise-beheaded all of ten feet away from her.
  • The Quisling: Despite being a Lothal native, she assists the Empire in oppressing its people and in procuring banned weapons for production.
  • Reality Ensues:
    • While she may be a well-educated politician, that's not enough for her to adequately keep Lothal in firm Imperial grasps against rebel insurgency (which otherwise means keeping it from falling into outright war/violent conflict), unlike Pryce, Thrawn, and Vader, who can manage to do it with their iron fists.
    • Also, unlike Pryce, she's technically not an Imperial officer, as there are also other Lothal ministers and there's no indication that any of them, including Tua, received officer training in spite of attending the Imperial Academy programs. So yes, just like a number of politicians in real life, they don't have a large amount of military experience either.
  • Sacrificial Lion: To show to the audience that with Vader on the scene, the Empire is stepping up its game by offing a major character.
  • Second Episode Introduction: She is introduced in the next episode after the pilot.
  • She Knows Too Much: Killed shortly before defecting to the Rebellion. She promised to hand over a list of potential Rebel sympathizers and reveal the real reason for the Emperor's interest in Lothal...
  • Skewed Priorities: After the crew of the Ghost disrupts the Empire Day parade and blows up a TIE fighter that was being displayed, Tua insists that they be hunted down immediately despite the fact that all of the Empire's Lothal assets were currently trying to find Tseebo, who had information that could cripple the Empire's plans for Lothal.
    Tua: These rebels have ruined Empire Day! They must be punished!
    Kallus: We all want that, Minister, but our priority is still the Rodian.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Her actions in "The Siege of Lothal" end up nearly getting the Ghost crew killed when Lothal gets put on lockdown, as well as crippling Phoenix Squadron and destroying Phoenix Home. However, it does cause the rebels to realize they need a base...
  • Useless Accessory: Her belt pouch contains data storage and secret codes, but never seen opening. Her Nice Hat is armored and doubles as headphones, but no one shoots at her or comms her. She has shoulder-plates, but is never shot in either of those places either.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Maybe. In "Empire Day", many cheer with her at the celebration, and in "The Siege of Lothal", we were going to see the Sumars' horrified reaction as a representation of Lothal's civilian body's reaction to her assassination according to the HoloNews. We're not sure how much of her respect is legitimately earned; the HoloNews states that she was making housing cheaper, though it could easily be propaganda. This doesn't erase the fact that she seemed to be aware of the Empire's less scrupulous actions but did nothing whatsoever about it, however.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist:
    • While a member of a totalitarian regime, she is a staunch believer in the Empire as the bringer of law and order, and tries to use her position to improve the lives of citizens of Lothal. For example, Tua organizes government-fund city housing for the citizens.
    • She realizes too late that she badly misjudged what the real core of the Empire was like, and pays the price for her misjudgment.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Vader saying that he'll send her to Tarkin, who had already demonstrated what he does to the same people, is this. However, he finds one more use for her once she contacts the rebels...

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The Lothal Insurgency

    Ryder Azadi 

Ryder Azadi

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Species: Human

Homeworld: Lothal

Voiced by: Clancy Brown
Appearances: Adventures in Wild Spacenote  | Thrawnnote  | Rebels

"I couldn't see it before, but going to prison with the Bridgers started something. That something has grown bigger than I ever imagined. I owe it to them and I owe it to you to see it through to the end."

The former governor of Lothal, Azadi was accused of treason and imprisoned by the Empire after he supported the Bridger's radio broadcasts against the Empire. After hearing about the growing rebellion, Azadi, the Bridgers, and other prisoners staged a breakout, with Azadi escaping back to Lothal.


  • Accidental Misnaming: He would prefer you to not call him Prisoner X10 unless you want a clean shot right through your forehead.
  • Actually, I Am Him: He was told by the Empire to hurry up and find whoever was responsible for the rebel transmissions on Lothal, and if he doesn't solve the problem in a month, he's in big trouble. Thing is, he already knew who was responsible for the transmissions on a personal basis.
  • Benevolent Boss: Implied in Thrawn. It was enough for his administration to be caught off guard when it turned out their superior was found to be guilty of treason and intimidated of what other not-so-good things would happen next as compensation for Azadi's removal from power.
  • The Cameo: Appears briefly in "Secret Cargo" watching Mon Mothma's speech in Old Jho's bar.
  • Commonality Connection: The Sumars join him in his insurgency through the both of them having been friends of the Bridgers.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: According to a frustrated Pryce, who is trying to keep the ownership of her company and knows that someone — who she suspects is either Renking, Azadi, or Uvis — is deliberately screwing it up for her, since she likes none of those people.
  • Defector from Decadence: Although he was the Imperial governor of Lothal, he turned against the Empire and supported the Bridgers' efforts to expose the Empire's crimes.
  • Foil:
    • He's welcoming and fatherly, in contrast to his replacement, Governor Pryce, who one could consider an Evil Matriarch, as she couldn't care less about her subordinates, as long as the job is done.
      • The Thrawn novel mentions that Azadi's office had personal effects all over his room, which were taken by his supporters after he was arrested. His successor, Pryce, finds the idea of having such materialistic attachments put on display silly and irrelevant for the workplace, preferring a sterile working environment instead.
    • Also one to Senator Trayvis. Both were politicians involved in incidents that Ezra had visions of, regarding the Bridgers. Trayvis seemed to be fatherly and warm in his Holonet picture, but he was really a coward and had a wimpy build in person, whereas Azadi fits the expectations. In addition, Trayvis was encouraging of attention-grabbing rebellious activities so to easily catch the insurgents, while Azadi preferred to not do such things after learning the first time about supporting outspoken rebels.
  • Friendly Sniper: He is a very skilled shot, and quite friendly with Kanan and Ezra after learning they are not bounty hunters chasing him.
  • The Ghost: He is mentioned several times early on the Thrawn novel, mostly of disdain from Pryce.
  • Hidden Depths: Maybe. Pryce and Tarkin were not fond of him during his term as governor, with Pryce calling him "vindictive". He also apparently had a rivalry with Senator Renking, though how much of it from him was an actual race of ambition or trying to keep things from falling apart is unknown. Considering Renking is a supporter of the Empire, it may be the latter.
  • Honorary Uncle: To Ezra when he was younger. Ezra hardly remembers him though.
  • Ink-Suit Actor: Looks quite a bit like his voice actor.
  • Just Got Out of Jail: His debut in "Legacy" is about a day after he broke out.
  • The Leader: Of the Lothal-based rebels.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Ryder means "knight" in English, Azadi means "freedom" in Persian. Fitting for a man who wants to free his world from an evil government.
    • His concept name, Vol Freilus: Vol means "will" in Latin. He's pretty willful guy, though he has to be persuaded to go back into action when he gets out of prison. Freilus also sort of sounds like "free us", maybe.
  • Never Going Back to Prison: While supportive and helpful to the crew, he's initially reluctant to get into any rebel action on the frontlines that could result in his arrest again.
  • Passing the Torch: Since Hera and the Ghost crew have left, it's now Ryder and his new resistance movement watching over Lothal and fighting the Empire.
  • Put on a Bus: Leaves the rebels to return to Lothal and start a local resistance movement after being inspired by the rebellion's example.
    • The Bus Came Back: Returns in Season 3 as being the leader of a resistance on Lothal.
  • Reality Ensues: He's a nice guy and all, supporting the Bridgers and them calling out the Empire for their questionable deeds, but those eight-nine years of being in prison did get to him and he's not initially convinced to join the Rebellion right after escaping prison.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: It sounds like he genuinely believes in doing the best for his people, if him supporting the Bridgers and later the Rebellion means anything.

    Morad and Marida Sumar 

Morad and Marida Sumar

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Species: Human

Homeworld: Lothal

Voiced by: Liam O'Brien (Morad), Vanessa Marshall (Marida)
Appearances: Rebels

A couple that worked on a farm outside of Capital City. They were old family friends of the Bridgers, and when the Imperials destroy their farm and arrest them, the couple is helped by Ezra Bridger and Zeb Orrelios to escape custody. Sumar and his wife were later part of a small group of Lothal Rebels who formed under former Governor Ryder Azadi to resist the Imperial occupation of Lothal. Sumar made the notable contribution of infiltrating the labor force of the Lothal Imperial Factory and working with others to sabotage equipment.


  • Back for the Dead: Morad's second appearance is his last.
  • Bystander Syndrome: Like Tseebo and some other family friends, they did nothing to help Ezra after Mira, Ephraim, and Azadi were arrested, out of fear of also being persecuted by the Empire as well. Ezra doesn't hold this against them though, and he gets over it after "Gathering Forces" when he gets mad at Tseebo about it.
  • The Cameo: Marida can be seen watching Senator Mothma's speech at Old Jho's bar in "Secret Cargo".
  • Character Death: Ezra and Kanan have to maintain their cover and thus cannot save Morad from dying while testing an experimental speeder bike.
  • Commonality Connection: They join Governor Azadi's insurgency through the couple and the former governor having been friends of the Bridgers.
  • Nice Couple
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: They escape Imperial custody and join the Lothal rebels... only to get Morad killed when his sabotage of Imperial vehicles is discovered by Grand Admiral Thrawn.
  • Shout-Out: Morad's worker ID while infiltrating the Imperial factories is "5473", which if you turn into a date, 5/4/73, is Star Wars Day (though we're not sure what the '73 is specifically referring to).
  • Took a Level in Badass: Marida, who was a Satellite Character in her debut, blows up an Imperial Troop Transport with an RPG. And she gets one for simply becoming a rebel, since she suffered from Bystander Syndrome by not taking in Ezra after the Bridgers were arrested.
  • Widow Woman: Marida at the end of "An Inside Man".

    Old Jho 

Old Jho

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Species: Ithorian

A elderly Ithorian who runs Old Jho's Pit Stop at a small spaceport on Lothal. He is anti-Imperial and friendly with the crew of the Ghost.


  • The Bus Came Back: After being left on a Fridge Horror note in "The Siege of Lothal", it turns out he met up with Azadi at some point and is present with him in "An Inside Man".
  • Bus Crash: He was caught and executed offscreen shortly before the events of "The Occupation".
  • Bizarre Alien Biology: Being an Ithorian, he has mouths on the side of his face/neck and wears a translation device to speak Galactic Basic, since his species is incapable of doing so.
  • Brick Joke: When we see him at his bar again in Season 3, he and the other rebels are watching another HoloNews broadcast hacked by the rebels so that their senator can speak about something important.
  • The Cameo: Is present in his bar listening to Mon Mothma's speech in "Secret Cargo".
  • Continuity Nod: To The Clone Wars. His bar has the husk of a LAAT gunship mounted on the façade, and a Phase I clone trooper helmet behind the bar.
  • Cool Old Guy: It is hard to tell how old he is due to him being an Ithorian, but considering his nickname is "Old Jho", he is probably pretty old. That doesn't stop him from trolling TIE pilots or providing refuge to rebels.
  • Deadpan Snarker: After being chewed out by TIE pilots for not having the Imperial Holonet News playing as required by law, he refuses to turn it off when the signal gets hijacked by rogue Senator Gall Trayvis.
    Old Jho: It's the law.
  • Good-Guy Bar: His Pit Stop is one, being firmly anti-Imperial and offering a place for the Ghost's crew to unwind. At least until he gets killed and the Empire takes it over.
  • Punny Name: His name is a reference to "having a cup of Joe", which is rather fitting because of his occupation.
  • Refuge in Audacity: As noted under Deadpan Snarker, he manages to defy and backtalk some Imperial pilots without being arrested for "treason" unlike most other Lothal citizens since he technically is obeying Imperial law by keeping on HoloNet News despite it being hijacked by a rogue senator. Unfortunately, it's directly supporting the Rebels that eventually gets him arrested and executed.
  • Secret Keeper: He knows the Ghost crew are rebels and is even able to contact them. He helps hide the Spanjaf family after they become wanted by the Empire and helps them get delivered to the Ghost crew, and he helps Minister Tua contact the rebels.
  • Translation Convention: In-universe; Ithorians are incapable of speaking Galactic Basic. Old Jho gets around this by having a device stuck to his neck that automatically translates his words into Basic.

    Tseebo 

Tseebo

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Species: Rodian

Voiced by: Peter MacNicol
Appearances: Rebels | Twilight Companynote 

"Forgive Tseebo. Forgive him. Tseebo failed. Tseebo was afraid. Tseebo could not raise Ezra Bridger."

A Rodian citizen on Lothal who was friends with Ezra Bridger's parents. After their disappearance, he joined the Imperial Information Service to gain information on their whereabouts, but was turned into a cyborg worker for the Empire. After escaping from the Empire, he was found by Ezra and the crew of the Ghost, who sought to get him to safety.


  • Accidental Hero: He never meant to steal all that data on the Empire; he only wanted the data on Ezra's parents and just got a whole lot more than he bargained for.
  • The Atoner: He joined the Imperial information service so he could find out what happened to Ephraim and Mira Bridger and to make up for not doing anything to keep them from being arrested.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: The amount of information crammed into Tseebo's implant has left him a bit off balance. However, his head clears up later.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Whenever the lights are blinking, Tseebo's unable to react to his environment. When the lights turn off, he's still overwhelmed by information, but he's mostly lucid.
  • Ear Ache: His ears were removed to fit the implant.
  • Guilt Complex: Tseebo's got one over failing to help the Bridgers, and for not taking care of Ezra when they're gone. When Ezra forgives him, his head clears a bit.
  • Honorary Uncle: He was very close to the Bridgers, and he was meant to take care of Ezra when they were captured. For some reason or another, that fell through, likely for the same reasons their other friends could not step in; fear.
  • My Skull Runneth Over: His brain has taken a beating thanks to Imperial cybernetics stuffed to capacity with sensitive data on the Empire's plans for Lothal and the Outer Rim.
  • Neuro-Vault: His head is full of damaging information on the Empire, and they want him back.
  • Put on a Bus: The crew decides that he's safer with Fulcrum. Ezra takes advantage of this so that he doesn't have to discover the fate of his parents from him.
  • Small Role, Big Impact:
    • He only shows up for a two-part arc, but Battlefront: Twilight Company later reveals that he became infamous for the information he got away with (due to the information having to do with a five-year plan for the Outer Rim, likely in relevance to the Death Star) and it is an incident the Empire doesn't want to go through again.
    • In the show itself, his presence helps lead to Ezra realize why he wants to fight the Empire and get his first lightsaber, as well as later provide a hint on where Ezra needs to go after having a vision in "Legacy" (which is to meet Azadi, which in a positive effect, leads to an insurgency on Lothal that ends up being an important asset to the Rebellion; but in a negative effect, it leads to Ezra beginning a descent to the Dark side by learning from Azadi that his parents are dead. However, this negative effect is implied to be short term.).
  • Third-Person Person: Unlike most Rodians, he normally refers to himself in third-person. However, he speaks in first-person when he apologizes to Ezra for his mistakes when he hears Ezra forgiving him through the Force.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: The Empire has low-level technicians like Tseebo outfitted with implants at the cost of personality in order to make them more effective workers. Apparently, Tseebo is seventeen percent more effective than the average non-upgraded worker. This is also subverted in that he willingly submitted to the implants so he could find out what happened to the Bridgers as a way to make up for being unable to help them in the first place.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: In the past, he called out the Bridgers for taking risks in standing against the Empire, and told them to think of their son.

    Jai Kell 

Jai Kell

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Click here  to see him in Season 4.

Species: Human

Homeworld: Lothal

Voiced by: Dante Basco
Appearances: Servants of the Empire | Rebels

"Well, the seniors will have to wait. Time for this cadet to hit this luxurious featherbed."

A young cadet at the Imperial Academy on Lothal, Kell was identified as a potential Force-sensitive by the Inquisitor due to his performance. He befriended Ezra, who was undercover as cadet Dev Morgan.


  • Always Second Best: To "Dev", likely because they're both Force-sensitive, but "Dev" has more experience with it, which is why he's always in first place. Though he also received help from Dev in climbing out of the Well, so that's also a part of it.
  • The Bus Came Back: He returns in Season 4 as a member of the Lothal rebels.
  • Child Soldier: He's only fifteen. Granted, unlike Zare and Oleg, he never got as far as actually helping enforce things like curfew or investigations, but he did get experience in training with blasters.
  • Curtains Match the Window: He's a dark brunette with dark brown eyes.
  • Dressing as the Enemy: Since he and Ezra are still about the same size as young adults, he can also fit in scout trooper armor.
  • Disappeared Dad: His father died two years before he entered the Imperial Academy.
  • Heel Realization: He only quit the Empire out of concern for the safety of himself and his mother, though he has no resentment towards the Empire, thanks to being fed propaganda and being unaware of their true nature. Became a Heel–Face Turn at some point later on, as he helps fight against the Imperial occupation of Lothal in Season 4.
  • Friendly Rivalry: With "Dev"/Ezra, who Kell was always coming in second place to.
  • Nice Guy: He is friendly and not at all Imperial Stormtrooper material, which is probably why Ezra and Zare have such an easy time convincing him of the danger he is in and to desert. The reason why he joined the Academy in the first place is because he wanted to help people and be a part of something good. Unfortunately, with the Empire, what he believes isn't so much the case with them.
  • Put on a Bus: After escaping from the Academy, Jai and his mother go into hiding from the Empire with the help of the Ghost crew. He returns much later in the show.
  • Took a Level in Badass: We see him more in action in Season 4, though he's still a bit of a Non-Action Guy (but given that he and Ezra are fleeing from a Super-Persistent Predator, we'll give him credit here if he survives).
  • The Un-Reveal: We never get to know if he really was Force-sensitive, or at least, how strong his connection to the Force was in comparison to Dhara and Ezra. Given that this apparently isn't an issue when he shows up later on, it would seem that he was only vaguely connected to the Force.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?:
    • The status of his mother now that he's a rebel is unknown as of this writing.
    • He abruptly stops appearing in the Rebels finale after the rebels capture Pryce. Presumably, he was with the rebel incidentals, who also disappeared from the story and were presumably doing something else during the final mission.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He is not happy when Ezra sabotages him on a training exercise so that Zare could win instead.

Unofficial members

    Ephraim and Mira Bridger 

Ephraim and Mira Bridger

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"We love you, Ezra."

Species: Human

Homeworld: Lothal

Voiced by: Dee Bradley Baker (Ephraim), Kath Soucie (Mira)
Appearances: Adventures in Wild Space | Rebels

Ephraim: You are going to need to stay strong. Can you do that, son?
Mira: Remember Ezra, without hope, we have nothing.

Ezra Bridger's parents, who spoke out against the Empire and were arrested when he was seven years old.


  • All There in the Manual: They started their transmissions five years after the end of the Clone Wars.
  • Dead All Along: Double subverted. They were alive right up until the beginning of "Legacy".
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Justified. Ezra actively tries to forget about his parents until he becomes a rebel, where he finds that he is being encouraged to honor their memory by fighting against the Empire and properly mourning them. Later, after discovering they died, while Ezra does grieve and has problems doing his work efficiently, he does eventually move forward and accept his surrogate family. Azadi, the Sumars, and Tseebo have joined the Rebellion because of their friendship with the Bridgers as well. Ezra hasn't completely forgotten them, as he indirectly brings them up in a conversation with Sabine in "Trials of the Darksaber".
  • Good Parents: They clearly loved their son and did their best to prepare him for life under the Empire. Also a case of Deceased Parents Are the Best.
  • Hair Color Dissonance: Like father, like son — in the family photo seen on Rebels, Ephraim's black hair appears blue.
  • Heroic Bystander: Even though they hardly know anything about the Graf kids other Lina and Milo wanting to see if they could help them, Ephraim helps get them out of the Twin Horns Storage facility back to his house after they get caught in a fight between the Shade and the gangsters.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: They die saving other prisoners and also so that they won't be used by the Empire against Ezra.
  • Hope Bringer: Mira tells her son that, without hope, they have nothing.
  • I Have Your Wife: They die in a Heroic Sacrifice to prevent the Empire from using them against Ezra.
  • Mama Bear: Along with [[Papawolf Ephraim]], Mira pulls a Suicide by Cop to make sure they wouldn't be used against Ezra.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Mira is related to "wonder(ful)" in Latin, "peace" in numerous Slavic languages, "ocean" or "limit" in Sanskrit, and "light" in Hebrew (when short for Miriam). She is a martyr and a hero to Ezra, having non-martially fought for peace and inspiring her son to fight. The "ocean" part could be a reference to the ocean in front of Lothal's Capital City, which is more noticeable in Ezra's vision of what could have been a better world.
    • Ephraim means "fruitful" in Hebrew. There is also a Biblical verse saying: [Joseph] named the second [son] Ephraim, "For," he said, "God has made me fruitful in the land of my affliction.". Even in the dark times of the Empire, the Bridgers still had joy in their love for their son, even going so far to rebel against the Empire for the sake of him and many others.
  • Nice Guy: They're pretty nice to the Graf siblings when they track their transmission to Lothal to meet them. Their friends (like the Sumars, Tseebo, Governor Azadi) were also pretty fond of the couple too and are nice people themselves. No wonder Ezra ended up being a relatively nice guy (well, at least when he joined up with like-minded people).
  • Papa Wolf: Along with Mira, Ephraim pulls a Suicide by Cop to make sure they wouldn't be used against Ezra.
  • Parental Abandonment: It's not their fault, though.
  • Parents Know Their Children: Despite being separated from him for over eight years, during which time his voice had to have changed, they recognized Ezra immediately when they heard his transmission. It wasn't just Ezra's voice, but the words they instilled in Ezra prevalent in his speech.
  • Posthumous Character: Double subverted in that they weren't dead until right before "Legacy".
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Despite they themselves never physically appearing in the show in the present, they actually have quite an influence on the show regarding not only Ezra, but also Lothal. Their broadcasts were actually much more farther out than just the local sectors according to Adventures in Wild Space, as well as getting their ally Governor Azadi replaced with Pryce when they got caught (which in turn caused further industrialization by the Empire on Lothal since Pryce doesn't care about Lothal unlike Azadi), and are Ezra's Dark and Troubled Past as well as motivation and inspiration.
  • So Proud of You:
    • They heard Ezra's transmission against the Empire, and were very proud of him. Ezra's vision on Lothal has Mira outright telling him he's made them proud.
    • At the end of Rebels, despite partly being an illusion manifested by Palpatine to persuade Ezra into entering the World Between Worlds, they smile when Ezra says that he's letting them go, but they'll always be with him.
  • A Storm Is Coming: Unlike most of the galaxy, they knew the Empire's arrival on their homeworld would change everything for the worse, and warned Ezra that he'd need to be strong for the days ahead.
  • Suicide by Cop: According to Word of God, they realized that because Ezra's identity is known to the Empire, they would be used against him, so they used the breakout to also perform a Heroic Sacrifice.
  • Voice of the Resistance: They did underground broadcasts speaking out against the Empire and subverting its propaganda, leading to their arrest.
  • Walking Spoiler: It gets revealed halfway through Season 2 that they're dead, a fact that troubles Ezra for the rest of the show.

    Zare Leonis 

Zare Leonis

See his entry on the Lothal Imperial Garrison page.

    Merei Spanjaf 

Merei Spanjaf

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Species: Human

Homeworld: Corulag

Appearances: Servants of the Empire

"I'm sorry, Zare, I... I don't want things to be weird. We're... we're teammates. And friends. I want us all to be friends."

A young teenage girl from Corulag who moved to Lothal with her parents. She befriends Zare Leonis and Beck Ollet, becoming instrumental in helping the former find his sister, Dhara, due to her expertise in slicing.


  • Aliens of London: Has a Core accent, which is about as equivalent of an English accent.
  • Boyish Short Hair
  • Broken Pedestal: Was another believer in the Empire until the events of Edge of the Galaxy.
  • The Cracker/Playful Hacker: She can "slice" (Star Wars' term for "hacking") even into Imperial databases. She begins to do that when Dhara disappears.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Refers to Zeb as a "giant slab of purple meat" and Sabine as a "prickly Mandalorian".
  • Enemy Mine: In order to hack into the Imperial data network, she begrudgingly becomes indebted to the Gray Syndicate to further the breach, becoming their courier.
  • Hackette
  • Heavy Metal: Or as Star Wars calls it, "heavy-isotope". She's quite fond of this music genre.
  • The Masquerade Will Kill Your Dating Life: She breaks up with Zare in Imperial Justice, but they're still allies, if not friends, since they've gotten in too deep trouble to leave the other for dead or worse by then. When the whole thing blows over by end of The Secret Academy, they resume dating.
  • Meaningful Name: Merei sounds similar to "Mary", but is also similar to the Japanese word, "mirai", which means "future". The story she lives in is a Used Future, discussions regarding the future often brings up the topic of technology, and may also tie in with a recurring theme in Rebels about moving forward with hope instead of wallowing around because of your past.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: She wasn't an overly-big fan of the Gray Syndicate, but she didn't mean for them to be killed when she framed them for kidnapping her. The ordeal leaves a mark on her.
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of Servants of the Empire, she, Zare, and their families gain new identities and begin new quiet lives on Garel. We're not sure if they settled in Garel City, as the city gets demolished in "Legacy".
  • Reality Ensues: While she may be a skilled slicer, data-breaching the Transportation Ministry isn't a walk in the park for her, forcing her to get involved with a criminal organization for assistance. Her parents are Imperials and the ones in charge of investigating that case, also not helped that it's been eating away at her personal life with them (they ask her about why her grades are failing for example).
  • Second-Act Breakup: Due to the stress and pressure being inflicted on them since their cover could be blown at any time, she and Zare break up at the end of the third book of the four book series, though this doesn't stop them from continuing to work together. They make up in the next book.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: When she's done making deals with Yahenna Laxo, she stages a kidnapping by him to make Imperial investigators (including her mother) believe she is innocent and to break off her debt to the Gray Syndicate. She didn't mean for the members to get killed in the raid, though.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: She thought that the Gray Syndicate would be arrested, not killed.

    Beck Ollet 

Beck Ollet

Species: Human

Homeworld: Lothal

Appearances: Servants of the Empire

"The more the Empire tightens its grip, the more people will feel the squeeze — and realize it's fight back or be crushed. A real resistance will emerge. And when it does, they'll need people on the inside, who can help them."

A classmate and friend of Zare Leonis and Merei Spanjaf. A born and raised Lothalian, he grew frustrated when his parents sold their homestead and jogan farm to the Empire, who would then use it to strip mine.


  • Armor-Piercing Question: To Zare when he tries to come up with rational explanations for why the Empire isn't following its supposed developmental policies.
    Beck: Explain to me why destroying Lothal will make life better everywhere else. Because this is a good thing, right? It must be, because the Empire you adore would never do anything wrong.
  • Brainwashed
  • The Bus Came Back: But not in a good way. Initially.
  • Chekhov's Gun: What Zare uses to snap him out of his funk is to ask for Beck to bring his last meal; jogans with blossoms. The scent reminds Beck that the Empire destroyed the orchards and killed the farmers, which is why he rebelled and got brainwashed in the first place. It works.
  • Chekhov's Skill: He and Zare use their grav-ball moves to take out two Stormtrooper sentries as they escape from Area Null to break out and find Dhara.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: His rebellious activities and subsequent arrest combined with Dhara's disappearance finally shatters Zare's view of the Empire and he realizes there's much more than meets the eye to it than strict so-called developmental policies.
  • 11th-Hour Ranger: Returns in The Secret Academy, but only truly comes back as himself when Zare snaps him out of his conditioning. From there, he helps him and the others find Dhara and escape.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: He dies killing incoming Stormtroopers with a thermal detonator so that Zare and company can escape to the roof to get picked up by the Ghost. The last thing Zare sees of his body is him holding a sprig of jogan blossoms.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: While he has a huge reason to hate the Empire and to be a Rebel, he just wants them to leave his home alone. He has a Motive Rant about it to Zare.
    Beck: I'm not talking about bringing down the whole Empire. Just causing enough trouble so the Imperials will leave Lothal alone and go ruin some other planet. Let somebody else save the galaxy, Zare — I just want to save this little part of it.

    Ria Clarr 

Ria Clarr

Species: Human

Appearances: Rebel Bluff

"I thought, if a kid wasn't afraid of defying the Empire, then I shouldn't either."

A former employee of the Imperial Mining Institute who deserted the Empire after becoming inspired by Ezra Bridger's broadcast against the Empire.


  • The Atoner: She is attempting to make up discovering the rich mineral deposits that existed under Lothal's farmland that resulted in the Empire evicting all the residents to Tarkintown. She does this by handing out the credits from the sabacc pot she stole from Lando and then inspiring them to standup to the Empire.
  • Broken Pedestal: Initally thought that the Empire would bring prosperity to Lothal. Seeing what they did to the residents of Tarkintown made her realize what the Empire was really about.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Ria is shorter form of Maria, which is from mare ("ocean") and Mary. One of Lothal's former prides, the ocean, is polluted, like how the Empire ruined the rest of Lothal's glory.
    • Clarr is similar to Clare, which means "bright, clear" in French, Irish, and Latin. She has seen the Empire for what it really is.
    • Alternatively, it's gotten ria clear to her what the Empire's motives are.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Her reaction upon seeing Tarkintown and realizing exactly what her report to Grand Moff Tarkin caused.
  • Rebel Leader: She begins to organize a rebel cell with the support of the inhabitants of Tarkintown.
  • Uncertain Doom: Considering that Tarkintown is burned and its inhabitants are imprisoned by the Empire in "The Siege of Lothal", Ria is likely either dead or in the clutches of the ISB if she did not escape.

Civilians

    Dhara Leonis 

Dhara Leonis

Species: Human

Appearances: Servants of the Empire | Rebelsnote 

"It really is you, Zare. I'm so tired but I don't want to sleep. I'm afraid I'll wake up and this will all have been another dream."

The older sister of Zare, Dhara was enrolled in the Lothal Imperial Academy in officer training until she suddenly went missing. The Empire had discovered she was Force-sensitive, and the Grand Inquisitor kidnapped her and transported her to Arkanis, where she was placed in Project Harvester and tortured in an effort to break her into becoming an Inquisitor.


  • Ambiguous Situation: Word of God confirms she tapped into the Dark Side when she killed Chiron and his forces, and that this is why Kanan was removed from the story so that things wouldn't be immediately resolved. Since Zare didn't inform Ezra of this incident, Ezra didn't explain Dhara's Force-sensitivity, and Kanan doesn't get to meet Dhara, whatever's going on with her has remained unresolved so far.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: The Grand Inquisitor tortured her several times in an effort to break her and turn her to the dark side.
  • Dreaming of Things to Come: During her captivity, Dhara dreamed of Zare coming to rescue her, which he eventually did.
  • Mind over Matter: During her rescue, she lashes out and buries Lieutenant Chiron and several Stormtroopers under a few tons of rubble she rips from the ceiling.
  • Please Don't Leave Me: Once she reunites with her family after having endured months of torture and isolation, they embrace and she tells them to never let her go.
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of Servants of the Empire, the Spanjaf and Leonis families gain new identities and begin new quiet lives on Garel. We're not sure if they settled in Garel City, as the city gets demolished in "Legacy".
  • Sensor Character: It's mentioned several times that Dhara can always tell where Zare is, and Zare finds it a bit uncanny. It isn't until the second book that he finds out she's Force-sensitive.
  • The Un-Reveal: By the end of Servants of the Empire, the goal of Project Harvester is still largely a mystery (at best, we can only guess that it was an attempt to turn young Force-sensitives into Inquisitors), which is not helped in that Dhara still hadn't recovered by the end of the series, so she couldn't recount any details at the time. How Dhara's Force-sensitivity is dealt with is also unresolved.

    Ames Bunkle 

Ames Bunkle/DX-578

Species: Human

A neighbor of the Leonises and being the son of Pari Bunkle and an unidentified man, who were two researchers in the Ministry of Agriculture, Ames enrolled in the Lothal Imperial Academy alongside Dhara, though he was in Stormtrooper training. However, by the time he graduated, he was devoid of emotion and character but loyal to the Empire.


  • Ambiguous Situation: At the end of Rebels, Protocol 13 ends up killing most of the Lothal Imperial Garrison, so it is unknown if he was one of the few to survive.
  • Meaningful Name: Ames is taken from the French word "amie", which means friend. It also means "burden" in Hebrew, taken from the prophet Amos. Ames was a friend of Zare and Dhara, but his fall to the Empire served as an example to Zare as how serious Imperials are even on mere young cadets and youth in general. He also isn't saved, unlike several of Zare's close relations.

    Moreena Krai 

Moreena "Mo" Krai

Species: Human

Homeworld: Lothal

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Appearances: Ezra's Gamble

"We’re going to live with my grandmother. I tried to send a message to you, but ... I’m sorry. Everything happened so fast."

A girl that befriended Ezra during his street urchin days. When the Empire took her family's farmland, they decided to move to Alderaan to live with her grandmother.


  • Ambiguously Brown: If Ezra's sketch of her is accurate, she seems to be black or dark-skinned.
  • The Cameo: Gets mentioned in the book "Rebel Journal by Ezra Bridger".
  • Doomed by Canon: Unless she gets off of Alderaan before A New Hope, she's as good as dead.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: She's not quite "fallen" as much as she is "seemingly gone forever", but Ezra doesn't have much reason to bring her up and he's very much occupied with the matters of the Rebellion and Jedi while he assumes she is safe on Alderaan.
  • Nice Girl: Before he met up with the Ghost crew, she was one of the few people — and the only kid in his age group — that cared about him. She apologizes to Ezra for not being able to say goodbye to him sooner and starts crying at the thought of him being alone, knowing that his parents are gone.
  • Ship Tease: With Ezra. For starters, "Rebel Journal by Ezra Bridger" has him try to tame a lothcat for her, and in Ezra's Gamble, he's considerably nicer to her than he was initially with, say, the Ghost crew (who he meets about a day or two later) or anyone else in the book for that matter, actually. It's telling that unlike his flirting with Sabine, Ezra doesn't seem to actively hit on Moreena and instead tries pulling off Adorkable things like the aforementioned lothcat taming.
  • Stuffed in the Fridge: Only appears for a couple of pages in Ezra's Gamble to appear as an apparent star-crossed love interest for Ezra, though the fact that she was included and created at all suggests she may appear in future works.
  • Uncertain Doom: She ends up moving to Alderaan in her first and only appearance.
  • Wham Line:
    Ezra: Wait! Where does your grandmother live?
    Moreena: Alderaan.

    Tsoklo 

Tsoklo

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Species: Rodian

Voiced by: David Shaughnessy
Appearances: Rebels

A Rodian who, while a factory worker, was also an informant for Lieutenant Lyste in exchange for protection.


  • Butt-Monkey: He gets harassed by Lyste, apparently lives in Tarkintown, gets mistaken for Tseebo by Imperials at least twice on Empire Day, ran out of things to bet in a game of Sabacc with Zeb and Lando, and nearly got crushed by the Ghost crew's shuttle when it got shot down during the Siege of Lothal.
  • Dirty Coward: He rats out other dissidents to Lyste to guarantee he gets protection from him.
  • Why Do You Keep Changing Jobs?: He's a factory worker, but he also runs a fruit stand.
  • You All Look Familiar: His model is intended to be for different incidentals, but since supporting material has given him his own identity, it's almost like he's omnipotent. The Wook even has a page on him (which almost became a featured article).

    Yoffar 

Yoffar

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Species: Gotal

Voiced by: Liam O'Brien
Appearances: Rebels

"I remember what it was like before your ships showed up, before you Imperials ruined Lothal like the rest of the galaxy."

A elderly man who makes a living selling fruit in the streets of Lothal City. He was harassed by Commandant Aresko & Taskmaster Grint and nearly faced arrest until Ezra distracted them by impersonating an Imperial officer and claiming there was a false code red emergency. Yoffar expressed gratitude for Ezra's timely rescue, but was annoyed when it turned out the boy only did it to steal his fruit.


  • Establishing Series Moment: Him being bullied by Imperials in the pilot episode gets the point across that the Empire is made up of jerks, people are disgruntled by the Empire but helpless under its rule without others to stand up for them, and Ezra isn't a hero... yet.

    Holshef 

Holshef

Appearances: Servants of the Empire

"Let that be a lesson for you, my dear. Never underestimate the power of poetry."

An old poet and painter from Lothal. His artistic expressions met adversity with the Empire, resulting in him getting an arrest warrant under the Imperial directive, Operation Guiding Light and was thus forced into hiding. He sought safety from the help of the Gray Syndicate, but after Merei's actions resulted in the disbandment of the organization, she and Old Jho helped spirit him away to Garel to live alongside her and her allies after the rescue of Dhara Leonis.


  • Chekhov's Gun: When Merei realizes that the Empire is going to arrest her soon, she immediately tells her family to meet up with her at Old Jho's bar and goes to retrieve Holshef. Holshef ends up trying to bring a year's worth of poems in a stack in his bags, but since they're in a rush, Merei forces him to only bring a week's worth. They end up being chased by a bounty hunter that is after the poet via speeder bike, but Holshef's poems end up flying off from the wind and flying right into the bounty hunter's face, causing him to swerve and crash into a truck, dying in the explosion.
  • Cool Old Guy: He misses the old days of Lothal before the Empire took over and ruined the world with its machinery and pollution. He's friendly to Merei and she decides to help him because of this.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: He's an elderly poet now, but tells Merei that when he was sixteen, he was tall and strong, with a rakish black mustache.

    Gandr and Jessa Spanjaf 

Gandr and Jessa Spanjaf

Species: Human

Homeworld: Corulag

A married couple of data-security specialists from Corulag who were contracted by several Imperial ministries to boost the security of their data networks. One series of data networks they are to monitor is on Lothal, where they move to with their daughter, Merei. Jessa would become part of an anti-intrusion team assigned to investigate a breach in the Transportation Ministry's data network, which unbeknownst to the couple, was actually created by Merei herself.


  • Adult Fear: The Imperial information breach they're investigating? It was by their daughter, who they've unknowingly been giving advice on how to deal with suspiciously similar situations that were actually to help her do the breach. They are rightfully pissed when they find out about this. Or, well, Jessa is; Gandr is impressed.
  • Chekhov's Skill: Gandr is able to create new identities for the Spanjaf family and the Leonis family when they decide to hide out on Garel.
  • Good Parents: They help Merei with her "homework" and show concern for her strangely failing grades and well-being. Gandr even gives her a locator in case something happens to her.
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of Servants of the Empire, the Spanjaf and Leonis families gain new identities and begin new quiet lives on Garel. We're not sure if they settled in Garel City, as the city gets demolished in "Legacy".

    Leo and Tepha Leonis 

Leo and Tepha Leonis

Species: Human

Appearances: Servants of the Empire

Tepha: Don't talk about war, either of you. I want you nice and safe, Dhara, and far from any kind of battlefield. And that goes for you, too, Zare.

A married couple of agricultural scientists that worked under the Trade Federation before the rise of the Empire. Due to their work, the family often moved between planets, most recently settling on Lothal.


  • Adult Fear: For Tepha. Their eldest has ran away according to their government, but their youngest believes none of it and risks his life to join the same government to find out what happened to her.
  • Broken Pedestal: Were firm believers in the Empire until Dhara disappears. Then the façade starts falling apart. Leo takes more convincing, since this exact trope is why he isn't fond of the old Republic and the Trade Federation, and thus why he has more faith in the Empire.
  • Good Parents: They care about Zare and Dhara, and are devastated to hear that Dhara mysteriously disappeared.
  • Long Speech Tea Time: Leo is guilty of making overly long speeches and lectures according to his family.
    Zare: Uh-oh, Dad's going to make a speech.
    Leo: Just a short one.
    [afterwards]
    Tepha: (to Governor Pryce) Oh, no, Governor. For my husband that really was a short speech. Give him a chance and we'll be stuck listening to him all night.
  • Put on a Bus: At the end of Servants of the Empire, the Spanjaf and Leonis families gain new identities and begin new quiet lives on Garel. We're not sure if they settled in Garel City, as the city gets demolished in "Legacy".
  • Repetitive Name: Seriously, Leo Leonis?note 
  • Urban Segregation: Leo inadvertently reveals to the readers that there's prejudice regarding Outer Rim worlds vs. Core Worlds tensions when he says that the xenophobic Janus Fhurek would be in a dead-end job in the Core Worlds like fixing droids or cleaning streets instead of being a coach.

    Auntie Nags 

Auntie Nags

A nanny droid that had belonged to the Leonis family for generations.


  • Meaningful Name: Presumably, she got called 'Auntie Nags' because she's a naggy nanny droid.

    Ferpil Wallaway 

Ferpil Wallaway

Species: Xexto

Appearances: Ezra's Gamble

A Xexto pawnshop owner and pickpocket, also an experienced dealer in the criminal underworld and a frequent hirer of Ezra Bridger prior to the Lothal insurgency. At one point, he sold tickets for an illegal fighting event, Gladiator Night.


  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Of Ezra's. Justified, as there is little reason for Ezra to bring him up in the context of Rebels.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Since he never bothered to find out who "the Commissioner" that had him sell tickets for Gladiator Night truly was, he didn't know what to expect when the man himself came to his front door and murdered him to keep his cover safe.

    Janus Fhurek 

Janus Fhurek

Species: Human

The Junior Academy of Applied Sciences' athletic director.


  • Fantastic Racism: Has no problem forcing the non-human players of the SaberCats to quit, since he made a bet that they could win the final tournament by eight points without their help.
  • Kick the Dog: Dhara "runs away" after Zare guides the SaberCats to losing the final match. What consoling words does Fhurek have to say to him?
    Fhurek: Can't say I'm surprised, Leonis. Apparently, disloyalty runs in the family.
  • One Steve Limit: Not to be confused with Janus Kasmir.

    Ramset 

Ramset

Species: Duros

An elderly Duros man that coached the Junior Academy of Applied Sciences' grav-ball team, the AppSci SaberCats, known for his conservative tactics and strategies.


    Mindiz 

Mindiz

Species: Human

Appearances: Rebels Magazine

A young, orphan girl from Tarkintown.


  • Ambiguously Brown: In "Return of the Slavers", a couple of other people are seen with similar skin tones and tattoos, so they might be from the same group of people.
  • Facial Markings: Has three white circles on her face, each one smaller the lower it is.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: To be fair, there were other citizens of Tarkintown that the crew was worried about during the Siege of Lothal too, so Mindiz was likely in their thoughts as well. There's also not much they can do to save the citizens, as they have no idea where they were sent or if they're even still alive.
  • Ill Girl: Thanks to the contaminated supplies. She gets better.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents are dead.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Because the citizens of Tarkintown get arrested offscreen during "The Siege of Lothal" for possessing weapons, it seems that she may have been arrested as well.
  • You Gotta Have Pink Hair

     264 

264

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Appearances: Rebels | Rebels Magazine

An Imperial astromech droid. Due to the destruction of the local Imperial communications tower on Lothal during the rebel insurgency and the early stages of the Imperial lockdown on Lothal, the Empire resorted to courier droids such as 264 carrying information around. In order to access information on the whereabouts of fellow teammate Kanan Jarrus, who had been captured by the Empire, the Ghost rebel crew sent in their own astromech, Chopper, to replace 264 and infiltrate an Imperial cruiser for information. 264 ended up on relatively positive terms with the crew, but was kicked out by Chopper after the mission. He would ultimately take on a simpler life on Lothal, choosing not to return to the Empire.


  • A Day in the Limelight: He gets a comic of his own in the magazine, centering around what happened to him after Chopper kicked him out.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Not that he was very evil to begin with, being a courier droid. But after meeting the Ghost crew, 264 decides not to rejoin the Empire.

    Talmoor and Elaiyne Pryce 

Talmoor and Elaiyne Pryce

Species: Human

Appearances: Thrawn

A couple that owned a mining company, Pryce Mining, on Lothal in the early years of the Empire. Their company was passed down to Arihnda Pryce, who wished to bring the company to the Core Worlds. However, this would mean selling the company. When Arihnda's mother was arrested under a false charge of embezzlement, Arihnda made a deal with Senator Renking to free her in exchange for selling the company to the Empire and becoming his senatorial assistant on Coruscant. In addition, Renking gets Talmoor and Elaiyne new jobs as a foreman and assistant manager on Batonn's Creekpath Mining and Refining complex near Paerogosto City, causing the couple to relocate to Batonn.


  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Talmoor and Elaiyne are actually pretty decent people, but Governor Pryce, who is definitely a villain, loves them.
  • Morality Pet: Arihnda does care a great deal about them, but that's not stopping her from doing bad things for them.
  • Nice Couple: They're nice and care about the well-being of others. Strange that their daughter ended up being not-so-nice.
  • Outliving One's Offspring: Arihnda chooses to die at the end of Rebels.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: When Arihnda urges them to pack their things and get out of Creekpath before Thrawn lays siege to it, Elaiyne refuses to leave knowing that Arihnda only came back to warn them and them only, abandoning their friends and other innocent citizens to die. Unfortunately, Arihnda really doesn't care. The result? More civilian casualties than insurgent casualties, or as Arihnda says, "acceptable margins".

    Arik Uvis 

Arik Uvis

Appearances: Thrawn

A shareholder of the Pryces' mining company.


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