The Killing Time Community has spoken, and our favorite character from Star Wars: Rebels is everyone’s favorite explosive-obsessed Mandalorian: Sabine Wren. Voting was neck and neck with Sabine, and the show’s two Jedi: Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger (who finished in a tie for second place) the whole month. Tying for fifth were the two Rebels we know for sure will survive the show’s final season (as they both have cameos in Rogue One): Captain Hera Syndulla and Chopper.
Grand Admiral Thrawn was the only villain originating from the show to get any votes. Its proximity to A New Hope has allowed the show to use classic villains like Darth Vader, Grand Moff Tarkin, and-of course-Darth Maul. Sabine’s win continues a trend of awesome, well-written female characters that have emerged during Disney’s stewardship of Star Wars, and the galaxy far, far away is far better for it.
The fourth and final season of Star Wars: Rebels can be seen on Disney XD. Thanks for voting, and we’ll have a new poll up in a bit.
This month marks the premiere of the fourth and final season of Star Wars: Rebels. The show, which continued in many ways on from the six seasons of Star Wars: Clone Wars, marks a decade in animation bridging the gap between the prequels and the original trilogy. Many characters (Ahsoka, Rex, Hondo, etc.) that were introduced in Star Wars: Clone Wars have had big parts to play in Rebels, but who is your favorite character introduced into canon during Rebels’ run? This includes fan favorite Grand Admiral Thrawn, the main adversary for the back half of the series (Thrawn was introduced in the novels, but made ex communicado by the rebooting of the EU; Rebels reintroduced him into the canon). Continue reading POLL: Favorite Character from Star Wars: Rebels?→
Season Two’s midseason trailer is beyond epic, showing that Rebels is truly knitting The Clone Wars with the Original Trilogy as Princess Leia (not voiced by Carrie Fisher I’m guessing due to the fact that 40 years of smoking lowered her voice 9 octaves between Episode IV and now), Yoda and the continued spectre of Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones) make appearances. What we’re really seeing here is how the Rebel Alliance came together as a unified group from the cells that operated in secret in season one.
Who would have thought that when Ahsoka was introduced as Anakin’s annoying padawan way back in the Clone Wars Movie that we’d build to the final promised confrontation between a disaffected Jedi exile and The Dark Lord of the Sith? Oh and it looks like Kylo Ren isn’t the only one with a crossaber. This show is really hitting its stride and all Star Wars fans should be onboard. Star Wars Rebels returns to Disney XD this Wednesday, January 20th, at 9pm.