Star Wars Rebels - Season 1, Episode 12 //
Rebel Resolve Episode Guide
Chopper was the resident droid of the Ghost, assisting the crew in everything from ship maintenance to combat -- even though he didn't always want to. After many years of repairs and patch jobs, Chopper had a beat-up, worn look that matched his sometimes cranky personality. Aesthetics aside, he was an essential part of this small rebel team, and ultimately, was loyal and heroic.
Not every Jedi perished in Order 66. Kanan Jarrus survived the Emperor’s purge, going underground for years and hiding the truth about who he really was. To keep his past a secret, Kanan carried a blaster -- an uncommon practice for a Jedi -- and used a lightsaber that had to be assembled. He was a leader among the Ghost crew, a small group of rebels looking to strike back against the Empire, and with the emergence of the Force-sensitive Ezra, once again embraced his identity as a Jedi Knight.
Growing up on his own during the age of the Empire, Ezra Bridger relied on his street smarts -- and subconscious Force abilities -- to survive. He became a con artist and small-time thief, doing what he needed to get by on his home planet Lothal. But this reality also hardened Ezra, who by the time he was 14 years old, had little trust for anyone. That would change with his introduction to the Ghost crew, a small band of rebels fighting back against the Empire. Ezra came to believe in their cause, and saw that he could help change the galaxy for the better. And with the help of Kanan Jarrus, he began to learn the ways of the Jedi.
The captain and heart of the Ghost crew, Hera Syndulla was a gifted pilot and leader. While Hera was a strong commander -- and especially adept at dogfighting with TIE fighters -- she was also warm and nurturing. The Twi’lek could bring out the best in her team, which consisted of very different personalities, making them believe in themselves, each other, and their struggle against the Empire.
Sabine Wren was a Mandalorian warrior, explosives expert, and graffiti artist -- qualities that came in handy as one of the first rebels against the Empire. Part of the Ghost crew, Sabine used her gift for bomb-making to great effect against the Empire, and would often mark her work with spray-paint tags. Her classic Mandalorian armor was notable for incorporating her own custom stylings, reflecting her creative-meets-rebellious spirit.
An Arquitens-class light cruiser, the Imperial light cruiser was a double threat, both powerful and fast. It was equipped with multiple quad laser turrets and double-barreled turbolaser batteries, as well as concussion missile launchers, while quicker and more maneuverable than a Star Destroyer. After the destruction of the Lothal communications tower, a light cruiser was used to capture and relay information from surface courier droids brought aboard.
Courier droids are used to relay information from place to place in lieu of networks. Repurposed astromechs, courier droids often feature special markings to differentiate them. When Grand Moff Tarkin ordered the destruction of the primary communications tower on Lothal, the Empire used courier droids as a means to physically transport data.
The Broken Horn was the flagship of Cikatro Vizago, an Outer Rim smuggler. The vessel was a modified C-ROC Gozanti-class cruiser, and manufactured by the Corellian Engineering Corp. Measuring more than 70 meters long, it was perfect for Vizago's needs, with significant cargo holds for illegal goods. The ship was not designed for combat, however, and had few weapons; instead, Vizago relied on its shields and speed to make quick escapes.
Developed in secret by the Imperial Department of Military Research, interrogator droids are used by the Empire to meticulously exploit a prisoner's mental and physical weaknesses. The floating, black mechanical menaces inject drugs that lessen pain tolerance and block mental resistance, and use hallucinogens and truth serums to influence victims. Only a select few have proven able to resist its excruciating methods.