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It's that time of the millennium again, where the Evil Overlord comes out of his can and starts wreaking havoc. No worries, we gave The Hero a Call to Adventure call, and he's jumping to it. Now he just needs a team, but there's a problem. Some (or, in extreme cases, all) potential allies are:

  • A) Captured by the Evil Overlord, either for reasons unrelated to the Hero and his quest or specifically to keep them from helping,
  • B) Mired in their own personal problems,
  • C) Busy doing That One Sidequest, or
  • D) Some combination of the above.

So what's a hero to do? Fighting the Evil Overlord alone is usually not an option (only losers do that), and neither is seeking out other, more preoccupied allies. That leaves The Hero with the job of rescuing his allies from their difficulties before he can recruit them. Written well, this is a great way to pull off a Debut Queue, introducing the cast while establishing the Hero's magnet credentials. Written badly, you might find yourself wondering why the One-Man Party hero spends so much time and energy trying to get the help of people who cannot or will not help themselves.

This trope has long been a staple of the Role-Playing Game and Action Platformer genres, as well as games in other genres where team-based gameplay is mixed with a narrative. For the action platformers in particular, it's a bit of a tradition that you'll have to complete some challenge with the characters you have to acquire new characters. Games also sometimes flip the tables on Player Characters by having their future allies rescue them from some kind of predicament (such as an execution by the Evil Overlord) in order to recruit them into La Résistance or whatever Heroes "R" Us they come from.

Compare Sealed Cast in a Multipack, Avengers Assemble, Magnetic Hero.

Contrast Defeat Means Friendship and Defeat Means Playable, which are roughly the opposite of this trope (although there are some occasions where they overlap) as well as Recruited from the Gutter (where the act of taking someone into a group saves them) and Saved to Enslave, where the rescuer forces the rescuee into service.


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    Anime and Manga 
  • Moriarty the Patriot:
    • William and Louis were recruited into helping Albert by saving Louis's life
    • Bond joined the Moriarty clan to fake their own death to spare them from the wrath of the government
    • Billy drags both Sherlock and William into joining as Pinkerton Agents by rescuing them from their plunge into the Thames.
  • One Piece: This is Luffy's recruitment MO. Pretty much every member of his crew got a Story Arc dedicated to solving some problem of theirs that prevented them from committing fully to Luffy's quest to find the titular One Piece.
  • Pokémon: The Series: Many of the monsters Ash and his friends catch want to come with them due to this trope.
  • Attempted by Lelouch to Suzaku in Code Geass several times, and failed each time. He recruited Tohdoh and the Four Holy Swords this way, though - and, really, his original team as well, in the first couple of episodes.
  • Ronin Warriors started with all five heroes being sealed away. Mia and Yulie rescued Ryo in the second episode, and then Ryo proceeded to rescue the other four Ronins.

    Comic Books 
  • In The Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw Dusty heals an ailing goat, Dirty Aelbert, who begrudgingly tags along with him and Learoyd to the mountain peak that is their shared destination.
  • Batman recruited what was essentially his own Justice League in The Dark Knight Strikes Again by rescuing Plastic Man, The Atom, and other heroes from government prisons.
  • X-Men:
    • Dust was recruited after Fantomex rescued her from slavers.
    • Professor Xavier rescued Nightcrawler from a mob carrying Torches and Pitchforks, prompting Nightcrawler to join the team out of gratitude.
    • Earlier in X-Men history, Magneto rescued Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch from a similar angry mob and coerced them into joining his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
  • Runaways: Klara Prast joined the titular team after Karolina and Molly tried to save her from her abusive husband.
  • Subverted in Supergirl/Batgirl crossover Escape from the Phantom Zone. The new Fatal Five head towards Limbo Town to free and recruit the witch Selena. Still, Selena breaks out of her imprisonment five minutes before their arrival. Yet still, she joins the super-villain team anyway.
  • Ultimate X-Men:
    • The Brotherhood rescued the X-Men and the other mutants captive from Weapon X. None of the X-Men left the team to join the Brotherhood, but the Weapon X forced members Juggernaut and Rogue to do so. Nightcrawler left to be on his own, and would only join the X-Men much later.
    • Colossus was forced to work in the mafia with a Leonine Contract. The X-Men rescued him, and when the Mafia tried to force him to return with them, Wolverine forced them to "renegotiate" the contract.
    • Storm was in prison, but Jean got her out with a Jedi Mind Trick on the police officers.

    Fan Works 
  • In The Night Unfurls, Kyril's apprentices are taken via this method.
    • The first two, Sanakan and Hugh, were rescued from certain death by Kyril when the village they resided in was hit by the Black Dogs.
    • Lily, the third, was saved from further abuse by the Black Dogs by a three-person team consisting of Kyril, Hugh, and Harriet.
    • Soren, the fourth, was freed from the beatings of his thug superior by Sanakan and Hugh. He is brought to Kyril because Sanakan wanted another team member.

  • In Eraser, Kruger saves people from the mob by faking their deaths and then setting them up in the Witness Protection program, telling them that they'll owe him a favor later. During the film, he calls in those favors, gathering a team.
  • This is how Leia is recruited in the first Star Wars movie. She went from Damsel in Distress to Action Girl as soon as they got her out of her cell aboard the Death Star, taking charge of her own rescue mission and continuing to be an active member of the Rebel Alliance and Luke's team of friends.
    • Technically also how Anakin was recruited in the prequel trilogy. A whole arc was devoted to Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon releasing him from Watto's ownership, including a long side quest about how Anakin was the equivalent of a race car driver, even though he was a slave.
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen had this as a plot point, as the Baron revisited the trail of his last adventure and rescues his old partners on the way.
  • In the movie adaptation of The Shadow, the titular character's entire network was recruited thus.
    The Shadow: You're Dr. Roy Tam, a professor in the Science Department at N.Y.U.
    Dr. Tam: Yes.
    The Shadow: I've saved your life, Roy Tam. It now belongs to me.
    Dr. Tam: It does?
    The Shadow: You'll become one of my agents — like dozens of others all over the world.
  • Inglourious Basterds: The Basterds break Hugo Stiglitz out of jail where he'd been imprisoned for murdering several SS officers, asking if "he wants to go pro".
  • In Maleficent, Maleficent saves Diaval's life. He doesn't like the rescue but does offer his service to her to pay the debt.

    Live Action TV 
  • Angel: Fred joins the Angel Investigations crew after Angel rescues her from the alternate dimension of Pylea.
  • In a late episode of The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Brisco & Bowler recruit two of their Magnificent Seven Samurai plotmates in this fashion: they promise Pete Hutter he'll be given a full presidential pardon for all crimes outstanding (he's in prison sharing a cell with a Scary Black Man who forces him to press his pants), and they pick up Whip Morgan as he's in the middle of being lynched by a sheriff for dating (or more) the sheriff's daughter.

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Dorothy rescues the Scarecrow from hanging in a field, oils the Tin Woodsman to rescue him from rust, and talks the Cowardly Lion out of his insecurities. All of them join her on her journey to the Emerald City, and they return the favor when the Wicked Witch of the West kidnaps her.
  • This is how Illyria, the titular queen of the Secret of the Unicorn Queen series assembles her band of outlaws
  • in The Redemption of Althalus, two characters get recruited this way, Eliar is saved from being a prisoner and probable eventual nasty death, and Leitha is saved from being burned at the stake by a corrupt priest..
  • In The Dreamside Road, Enoa joins Orson’s longtime journey to find the Dreamside Road after he saves her from the Liberty Corps and their "Scooby-Doo" Hoax.
  • In one of the Dungeons & Dragons novels featuring the iconic characters, Regdar and Jozan end up recruiting Lidda when Jozan decides to save her from being hanged by a lynch mob. Then later it's inverted when Naull decides to join them after happening to be in the right place at the right time to save them from being killed by Giant Spiders.
  • This is roughly how Gustav Andermann of the Honor Harrington series acquired his capital of New Berlin. While technically Gustav conquered the world by force, the colonists were thrilled at being conquered, since it meant that he would find some microbiologists to get rid of the bacteria that were killing off all their crops.
  • In Dragon Bones, Ward needs to run away, anyway. He just helps a runaway slave while he's at it. Later, his brother, whom he saved from a suicide attempt joins them. There are some group members who just tag along because they like Ward, but he does acquire some additional allies by rescuing them from the main villain later.

    Video Games 

  • Many BioWare games use this method of party-gathering.
    • In Baldur's Gate, in order to have Minsc in the party, you had to rescue his travel companion Dynaheir. Viconia gets hit with this in both games, and at the beginning of the sequel breaking Jaheira and Minsc out of a prison is one of the first things you can do. The entire first half of the second game also revolves around rescuing Imoen, you have to rescue Mazzy if you want her in the party, too.
    • Both Knights of the Old Republic games require you to get most of your party members out of some kind of jam before they'll join you. Often, you'll need to help them in order to accomplish some goal of your own. Inverted with Carth, though, who rescues the Player Character, in part, because he needs the help.
    • The Mass Effect games generally have a few characters you can recruit like this, following the KOTOR model of "helping them to help yourself", plus a few party members who will join you for no cost. These include Tali, Liara, Garrus, Jack, Legion, and Javik.
      • Lampshaded in Mass Effect 2 where, as Mordin is explaining the task he wants out of Shepard as a condition for his recruitment, Renegade!Shep quips "Just once I'd like someone to say, 'sure, I'll help, no strings attached'".
    • Dragon Age: Origins has about half the party members recruited this way. Of the group, one needs to be gotten out of prison, another has to be unfrozen, a third is missing his wife, and a fourth is stuck in a tower full of possessed mages and won't leave until it's been reclaimed. There's also a poisoned war dog who needs an antidote if you're playing anyone other than the Human Noble.
      • Four of the party members for the expansion pack Awakening are also rescued. Oghren (the same one with the missing wife, above) is encountered while fighting too many darkspawn to handle alone, Anders the apostate mage is rescued first from darkspawn and then from templars (it's his seventh escape from the Circle of Magi, and it's implied that they're likely to execute him this time), Nathaniel is busted out of prison (where he was sent for trying to assassinate your Player Character), and Sigrun of the Legion of the Dead is rescued from a Fate Worse than Death at the hands of the darkspawn (or disgrace and execution as a deserter by her comrades). Dragon Age II only uses this trope with Aveline, who is rescued from darkspawn in the prologue; the other party members get into (abundant) trouble only after you recruit them or in Back Story.
  • Before BioWare, Black Isle Studios and Troika Games used this trope as well.
    • Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura had a few characters you'd recruit like this. Most would join if you were sufficiently persuasive, but the more powerful and hard-to-find guys demanded you do a sidequest first.
    • Some characters in Baldur's Gate usually would join with you at the outset, with the expectation that you would help them with a sidequest of their own; if you refused to do the sidequest, they would eventually leave you. Others, like Viconia or Mazzy, needed a more direct and immediate kind of rescue.
    • Planescape: Torment used this a lot. On a few ironic occasions, you'd actually need to rescue your party members from a problem that you, personally, had caused in a previous incarnation.
    • Fallout 2 had a healthy number of recruits gathered in this way. Vic needed to be saved from raiders, Sulik needed to have his debts paid off, and Goris had to be broken out of an Enclave prison.
  • This is a game mechanic in Broforce. Scattered throughout each level are captured bros, who can be rescued by freeing them, at which point you'll gain another life and switch to playing as them. You can also find generic prisoners who, after being freed and given weapons, will become your own personal Redshirt Army.
  • In Fallout 4, several of your companions are recruited in this manner:
    • Nick Valentine is recruited this way, having been captured by Skinny Malone and his gang and taken to the vacant Vault 114.
    • Strong is recruited when the Sole Survivor rescues him and Rex Goodman from his Super Mutant brethren.
    • Preston Garvey is a technical example, as he is the only Minuteman remaining to protect a group of settlers from a band of marauding Raiders. He doesn't officially join you until you officially join the Minutemen, however.
  • John Cooper's crew in Desperados is gathered in this manner. Sam's on the run from an angry landowner, Doc is about to be hanged, Kate fell afoul of some poker players who believe she cheated, and Sanchez needs to be broken out of prison. Only Mia joins the group without being done a favor first, and she's got the excuse of having nowhere else to go.
  • Two of your companions and artisans in Diablo III are recruited this way:
    • You rescue Kormac, the Templar, from a demon cultist magical torture ritual and help him get his gear back from said cultists. You then have to help him take down a rogue Templar turned necromancer.
    • When you come across Lyndon, the Scoundrel, he's in a bit of a fix — the Thieves' Guild of some major city wants a relic that his friend has and has sent a group of assassins to kill her and take it, and you have to help him fight them off.
    • When you come across Covetous Shen, the Jeweler, in Act II, he's been trapped in a barrel in the Caldeum Aqueducts by an unscrupulous friend who wants the Crucible both of them are after.
    • Myriam, the Mystic artisan, is rescued from a literal pile of bodies early on in Act V as you're fighting the Death Maidens and destroying their Soul Crucibles. She accompanies you on your journey to destroy the other crucibles.
    • Karyna, the lady you rescue from the Spider Queen, was also planned to be a companion (before her role as a "mystical" companion was taken by Eirena the Enchantress in Act II).
  • Inverted in Dishonored, where anti-Regency La Résistance recruits Corvo Attano, the Empress' former bodyguard framed for her murder, by breaking him out of death row on the eve of his execution.
  • Also inverted in Dreamfall Chapters, where La Résistance rescues the disgraced Azadi operative Kian Alvane from summary execution in order to make use of his combat and infiltration skills against his former countrymen.
  • Starting with the big DK alone, you had to rescue the other apes one by one from K. Rool's cages in Donkey Kong 64.
  • Starting with Final Fantasy III, this was the standard way to gather party members. Almost every game since then has had some party members recruited in this way.
    • Variation in Final Fantasy VI, whose large character roster is a Venn diagram of characters who are originally recruited via this trope, those who are re-recruited via this trope in the World of Ruin as Celes puts the band back together, and those who are recruited this way both times.
      • Terra is first recruited into the Returners when Locke rescues her from Imperial enslavement and Mind Control in the game's opening minutes, although she doesn't "officially" join up until she runs into a But Thou Must! a bit later. In the World of Ruin, she doesn't get her fighting spirit back until she and the party have freed the town of Mobliz from the threat of Phunbaba, a roving monster.
      • Cyan is recruited when Sabin (and possibly Shadow) help rescue him from an Imperial attack on his homeland.
      • Locke, who definitely has a "saving people thing," recruits Celes to the team by saving her from her own Imperial captivity.
      • Mog is taken hostage by a desperate thief, and his attempt to break free results in both of them clinging desperately to a cliff face. The party can choose which one to save; saving Mog recruits him, saving the thief gets you a rather crappy Relic. (Not to worry, the thief survives the fall.)
      • Relm and Strago are recruited after the party saves Relm from a burning building. They are re-recruited after the party helps Relm exorcise a haunted painting and Relm snaps Strago out of a Cult-of-Kefka-induced stupor respectively.
      • Sabin is re-recruited in the World of Ruin after Celes relieves him of the burden of holding up a collapsing building by rescuing the child trapped inside.
      • Edgar is re-recruited after you help him rescue Figaro Castle from being trapped underground.
      • Shadow doesn't join the party permanently until you rescue him from the Cave on the Veldt in the World of Ruin, where he's been injured searching for a legendary weapon (which winds up being kind of lame anyway).
  • Inverted in Chrono Trigger, where both Frog and Ayla are (separately) recruited after they save you.
  • Also a standard in Fire Emblem. When you're not recruiting characters straight off the battlefield, you're rescuing them from enemy forces, which prompts them to join your roster.
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards used this as well. The other characters weren't "party members" as such, but they'd start helping you through levels after you'd gotten them free of the Dark Matter's influence.
  • Mini Ninjas used this; part of the game's backstory is that the Ninja Master sent out each of his more experienced ninjas one by one to defeat the Evil Samurai Lord until only two were left. With those two, you have to rescue the others on the way to finish their job.
  • The Mount & Blade series allows you to recruit soldiers you rescued from imprisonment by an enemy army. Doing so is free and allows you to replenish your army during prolonged wars, or at least get some free cannon fodder in the form of rescued bandits.
  • Neverwinter Nights 2 and its expansions used this trope often, typically by having you stumble onto a potential party member when they were in the middle of a fight.
  • Panel de Pon/Tetris Attack: All 8 of your friends start off Brainwashed and Crazy. After defeating them one by one, the party of 9 goes to confront the four actual bad guys and become playable.
  • Pretty much everyone you recruit into your group in Persona 4 has to be rescued from the TV world and their Shadow taken down so that they can gain a Persona to join you in the hunt for the killer who's been throwing people into the TV world. With the exception of your two starting party members, all of them were thrown into the TV world by the killer. The only playable character who does not have to face his or her Shadow is the protagonist, and that's because he got his power to manifest Personas directly from Izanami, along with Namatame and Adachi, the two main villains.
  • This is one way to recruit Pokémon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon.
  • In Puzzle Quest: Challenge Of The Warlords, you get half of your party members this way: You rescue Seraphne from an Arranged Marriage, Flicker from minotaur slavers, and Patch from assassins. Winter joins you after you help clear his territory of Lord Bane's minions. In the Plague Lords expansion (or the iPhone version, you rescue Galnoth from the Dark Elves. You also first meet Darkhunter when you help him fight off an orc, though he won't join you until after you help him with his current manhunt.
  • In Secret of Mana, this is inverted with your first party member, who is recruited a bit after she saves you from being cooked alive by goblins.
  • Most of the potential followers in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will follow you after you have completed a sidequest for them (although not all sidequests involve getting them out of a tight spot).
  • In Sonny, Sonny befriends Veradux as a new travelling companion when he helps the latter defend himself against the soldiers he stole some experimental armor from.
  • In StarCraft, The Sons Of Korhal start out as the terrorists rebelling against the evil Confederacy. They first enter the story after they rescue the forces under control of the player as well as Jim Raynor from a zerg horde. The rest of the campaign becomes about helping the Sons Of Korhal defeat the Confederacy. Next, the Sons Of Korhal rescue Edmond Duke, a Confederacy officer from the zerg, who aids the Sons Of Korhal with valuable intelligence on the Confederacy.
  • In Starcraft II, Ariel Hanson joins for a few missions after the colony she is on is rescued, as does Gabriel Tosh after his first mission, and even Valerian Mengsk and Horace Warfield, prince and general of the Dominion you're opposing respectively, join your team when you get far enough. Stetmann was rescued by Raynor's crew before the events of the game.
  • Invoked often in the Suikoden series.
    • Suikoden II: Ayda is recruited by using one of your Listening Runes on Feather, which triggers an event where the party must help Ayda defend him from a flock of griffons. If you're successful, she expresses her thanks and stays behind at the Forest Village, to treat his wounds. Return to your castle and spend the night. Ayda shows up the following day with Feather, in tow, and both join your party.
    • Suikoden V: After a lengthy quest, involving the people of Lordlake, that involves unraveling the truth behind the uprising, the theft of the Dawn Rune, and finally a naval battle to destroy the Hate Fortress, all of the Lordlake related characters join your cause and your party.
    • The same is true for the people of Sable, who are besieged by an impostor of the Prince, along with a group of bandits, and the Dragon Calvary, who fail to come to Falena's defense due to Dolph taking over the dragon's den and threatening to destroy their eggs. Each involves story-related quests that require the Prince to come to their aid, after which they side with his army.
  • Tears to Tiara 2: Hamil rescues first Artio then Elissa and Daphnis from slavers working for The Empire. They quickly join the party, though not for this reason alone.
  • In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin's Creed: Revelations, the Master Assassin Ezio Auditore recruits new Assassins from the oppressed populace in this fashion. When you encounter an NPC who's being harassed by guards, you can fight off the guards and the grateful NPC will gladly join the fight against tyranny.
  • Saints Row:
    • In the original Saints Row, this is how the Playa becomes aware of the Third Street Saints: Julius and Troy rescue him from a gangster who tries to execute him as an unwanted witness, after which Julius tells Playa to come see him if he wants to help deal with the gang problem. Troy immediately lampshades the fact that with the police on their way to their location, "this isn't a time to recruit".
    • Played With in Saints Row 2: Carlos earns his place with the Saints by rescuing you from prison, while Gat needs to be rescued (from the death row) but not recruited since he's the only Saint who remained true to his colors from the first game. Pierce and Shaundi only need a small favor each before they join, but Shaundi does become a Damsel in Distress later on in the Samedi storyline.
    • In Saints Row: The Third, the Playa/Boss echoes their own recruitment by saving Oleg, Kinzie, Zimos, and Angel from their respective tight spots before offering them a place in the gang.
  • In Marvel Ultimate Alliance, for some reason Blade is trapped in an oversized claw game in Murderworld. After the heroes rescue him, he joins them (and becomes a playable character).
  • In the flash game Vertical Drop Herozes, the villains are explicitly stated to have trapped the heroes (standard fantasy classes) to prevent them from interfering. You play as them when you rescue them.
  • In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Tommy plans to rob a bank and asks Ken for help recruiting crew members. Ken's about to suggest Cam Jones, but then remembers he's been arrested. Tommy's solution: break into jail and bust Cam out.
  • The Updated Re-release of Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo DS has the player start out with Yoshi, who was sleeping and has to rescue Mario, Luigi, and Wario in order to get through Peach's castle.
    • Yoshi's Island DS as well had the Yoshis collect the baby superstars (that's literally what they're called) who are kidnapped by Kamek. Even Baby Bowser joins in because he wound up in a jungle whilst Bowser from the future was trying to kidnap all the heroes who'd oppose him in the future.
    • In Super Mario RPG, Geno joins Mario's party after Mario saves him from being beaten in a one-on-one fight against Bowyer.
  • Inverted twice in the Kingdom Hearts series. Peter Pan and TRON will both join the party after helping them escape from the Arc Villain at the beginning of their respective worlds (Neverland and Space Paranoids). For the latter, however, upon returning to Space Paranoids, Tron won't rejoin the party until you rescue him. Twice!
    • Jack Sparrow does this as well in Kingdom Hearts II, when he frees the party and Elizabeth from being tied up after a Team Rocket Wins moment for Pete, and rejoins the party (as a mandatory character). And in Kingdom Hearts III, he even helps save Sora from drowning after the battle with the Raging Vulture. Except that wasn't the real Jack; just a white crab copy made by Calypso.
    • It is still played straight in other cases throughout the franchise. In the first game, in Agrabah, you need to rescue Aladdin from the Heartless before he joins the party. In Kingdom Hearts II, in Olympus Coliseum, you must obtain a certain item to save Auron from being controlled by Hades. In Birth by Sleep, in Enchanted Dominion, Aqua will help free Prince Phillip from Maleficent's dungeon before they both escape to fight the evil fairy. And in Kingdom Hearts III, Buzz is possessed by the Heartless and is set free when Woody snaps at Young Xehanort.
  • In Spyro: Year of the Dragon, each world has one such character; rebels against the Sorceress' cause, who Moneybags has locked up. Spyro has to stump up every time in order to have Moneybags release them, and each of them will ally themselves with Spyro as playable characters when this is done (after they've taken their revenge on Moneybags, of course).
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's adventure mode, World of Light, sees the entire cast minus Kirby get vaporized by Galeem before being trophyfied and used as templates to produce puppet fighters housing the spirits of other disintegrated characters. It's up to the pink puffball to free these spirits, which can then be equipped as power-ups and leveled up, and the rest of the fighters, who can then be selected instead of Kirby as playable characters. Rescuing fighters also unlocks them for other modes of the game.
  • In Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, the Cooper Gang find Murray's new master, The Guru, imprisoned in a makeshift cell in a mining camp. He won't leave without his staff, so they steal it back from the miners and return it to him. Right after this, he becomes a playable character and eventually joins the gang. Two chapters later, the Panda King also joins (despite his unforgiving deeds in the past) in a proxy case when they save his daughter Jing King from a forced marriage.
  • In the main story of I=MGCM, Akisa Higashiyama, who was Ret-Gone after a demon ate her existence, is rescued by Omnis and the magical heroines by killing the demon who ate her existence. After that, her restoration and rescue pushed her to join the fight against them in order to prevent this from happening to others. Completing this episode will have SR-rare Akisa and unlocking her in the home menu as a reward.

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  • Star Wars Rebels: Ezra only considers joining the Ghost crew after Kanan saves him during their first meeting and then the crew comes back for him after he's captured by the Empire.

Alternative Title(s): Recruitment Mission