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It appears that by the end of Rogue One

that every single one of the protagonists have died: Jyn, Bodhi, Cassian, Andor, Galen, K2, etc. Are there any major characters introduced in the film on the rebel side who survived?

For the purpose of the question, this excludes people who appear in ANH.

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    No. They all dead. – Valorum Dec 22 '16 at 8:12
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    They are one with the force; the force is with them. – Derek Dec 22 '16 at 8:13
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    Imagine the sheer number of questions emerging where they were through Episode I-VI if they survived... Nope, easier that way. – Philip Klöcking Dec 22 '16 at 15:45
  • youtube.com/watch?v=9bOjc70f4p8 – VBartilucci Dec 22 '16 at 15:48
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    @PhilipKlöcking - unfortunately, Jar Jar wasn't terminated at the end of III - thus leading to speculation that he's a Sith Lord. My point: there are still two movies and many "StarWars Stories" left for loose ends. – RoboKaren Dec 22 '16 at 18:39
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They died

All the protagonists died, whether in battle, at the hands of the Death Star, or otherwise.

  • Jyn and Cassian:

    The rumbling overwhelmed all other sound. Jyn tightened her grip on Cassian, and he found the strength to hold her. The world grew brighter, emerald at first and then a clean, purifying white. In Jyn’s mind, the cave below the broken hatch was illuminated with the strength of a sun, and then the walls turned to dust and there was no longer a cave but only her spirit and heart and everything she had ever been: the daughter of Galen and Lyra and Saw, the angry fighter and the shattered prisoner and the champion and the friend.

    Soon all those things, too, burned away, and Jyn Erso—finally at peace—became one with the Force.

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • Bodhi:

    Bodhi Rook heard the ring of metal once, twice, in the cabin, and then the soft clatter of something rolling across the deck. He turned in time to glimpse the detonator. He heard nothing as the cabin flared impossibly bright.

    Like a pilot should, he died with his ship.

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • K-2:

    With approximately three seconds until total shutdown, K-2SO listened to Cassian’s voice cry his name one last time. Then, without regret, the droid turned his weapon on the console. The comm cut out. With the controls now reduced to a melted plastoid-metal compound, the stormtroopers would have considerable difficulty entering the vault.

    With one second left until total shutdown, K-2SO chose to mentally simulate an impossible scenario in which Cassian Andor escaped alive.

    The simulation pleased him.

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • Chirrut:

    The words of the chant echoed in Chirrut Îmwe’s heart once more before he died: I am one with the Force and the Force is with me.

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • Baze:

    When death had come for him in the shadow of the walker, he had faced it with defiance. Now there was grief.

    There was no fear.

    Baze Malbus died in pain, but it did not last long.

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

And so forth.

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Sure, depending on who you count. General Draven and Admiral Raddus were both created for the film and survived (at least as far as I can recall). General Syndulla (Hera Syndulla from SW: Rebels) was mentioned on film, which may be counted by some as an "introduction" and seemingly her ship, the Ghost, survived (presumably therefore with her on it).

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    Admiral Raddus probably did not survive; his flagship was disabled and boarded by Vader. – Werrf Dec 22 '16 at 15:17
  • True, but we don't see him die, so ya never know... – TVann Dec 22 '16 at 15:18
  • And the Ghost was trapped in orbit of Scarif and was likely destroyed also, explaining Luke being the only Jedi left. – Valorum Dec 22 '16 at 15:18
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    @Valorum Ehhh, I doubt it. I really can't imagine Dave Filoni choosing to end Rebels that way, with all the characters dying in a scene we've already seen where all the characters die. He's a bit more creative than that. – TVann Dec 22 '16 at 15:20
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    @TVAnn - It actually ties up the Kanan/Ezra story very nicely. You can have Ahsoka be there as well. – Valorum Dec 22 '16 at 15:28

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