Star Wars: Rebels is over now. The fourth and final season of the animated series aired earlier this year, and Dave Filoni & Co. are moving on to tell the stories leading up to the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in their next series – Star Wars: Resistance. Rebels continued the excellence begun in The Clone Wars, and the two series were largely responsible for keeping Star Wars fandom alive in the period in-between Episodes III and VII.
One of the best innovations Rebels brought to Star Wars canon was the introduction of the Inquisitors into the lore of the Empire. While Darth Vader spearheaded the destruction of the Jedi, it was always a little far-fetched that even Vader could have wiped out the remnants of the Order with no help. The Inquisitors were Vader’s hand in dealing with threats to the Sith monopoly on Force dominance. The Grand Inquisitor (voiced by Jason Isaacs) was a great first “big bad” for the series, and his final showdown with Kanan and Ezra is another stellar lightsaber duel to add to the highlight reel from Filoni’s time as Star Wars Animation Czar.
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?→