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“You’re going to join the rebellion?” he started. “You’ve got to be kidding. How?”
“Damp down, will you?” the bigger man cautioned, glancing furtively back toward the power station. “You’ve got a mouth like a crater.”
“I’m sorry,” Luke whispered rapidly. “I’m quiet—listen how quiet I am. You can barely hear me—”
Although it's not clear why they weren't identified in the films, supplementary material indicates that Green Squadron in fact was present at both the Battle of Scarif and the Battle of Yavin.
The novelization specifically mentions Green Squadron departing Yavin (emphasis mine):
Less than ten minutes later, sirens were announcing the departure ...
It appears to be the case that only those on the Millennium Falcon survived. So we know of the following active members:
Other than that I believe Commander D'Acy, Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo's second in command, is still alive though I'm not 100% on that. ...
The Rebellion probably did not know that the Emperor was Darth Sidious. That appears to be the intention of George Lucas and the Lucasfilm Story Group, at least.
The Emperor took great pains to make sure the public did not know his Sith identity. He did not use his Sith name publicly for political reasons, and almost no one saw the Emperor use his power:
Based on Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One, I would say no. You've cited the reasons I would give, but let's build a defense
Obi Wan went into hiding to both protect himself and Luke. Only Yoda and Bail Organa know his whereabouts, with the latter disclosing them only to Leia just before the Battle of Scarif. There's nothing canon to suggest he had any ...
The confusion comes from the difference between "rebels" and "Rebel Alliance". The first is people rebelling, the second is an alliance of groups of the first. The Rebel Alliance as instituted by Mon Mothma and Bail Organa was started roughly 2BBY. However, there were rebel cells all over the galaxy since the formation of the Empire (to be pedantic, they ...
It's a "Modified Wren Phoenix crest."
Different colored versions of it appear on some Rebel flight helmets. While it doesn't seem to be associated with any particular squadron, it most frequently appears on Blue Squadron helmets.
The Rogue One Ultimate Visual Dictionary writes that
The personalized iconography worn by pilots on their helmets ...
They may have been made by the same company
It’s not particularly surprising that the fighters
look similar, considering that they were produced by the same company, Incom Corporation. Apparently, Subpro also produced some of the same ships, so we can’t really be sure that the design of the Arc 170 starfighters influenced the X-wings. It seems likely, though....
Main (Disney) Canon
No discussion takes place about the disposition of the Death Star plans post-Battle of Yavin. One assumes that they were simply deleted or destroyed to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands, although there's always the possibility that Leia and the Alliance kept them for some reason.
The novel Darksaber addresses ...
Question: Who and what is the Rebellion left with at the end of The Last Jedi?
Answer to the "what" is Hope
That's the point of the last scene with the boy sweeping the floor of straw and gazing out to the stars, while wearing the Ring that looks like Rose's ring. (Did she give it to him?) Hope is mentioned in a number of conversations during the movie, ...
The make-up of the Rebel Council is described in the Rogue One Visual Guide as a combination of military leaders and sympathetic senators:
The upper command staff of the Alliance military are known as the rebel council in common parlance and also include a civilian component of senators.
A number of council members at the time of Rogue One are identified ...
Force-sensitive characters from Episodes IV - VI, Star Wars Rebels, and Rogue One who helped the Rebellion:
Yoda - Jedi Master, Grand Master of the Jedi Order of The Old Republic, Force Ghost.
Obi-Wan Kenobi - Jedi Knight, Jedi Master, and Council member of The Old Republic, Force Ghost.
Luke Skywalker - Jedi trained by Obi-Wan and Yoda.
Anakin Skywalker ...
Real world analogy: when did World War 2 start?
Generally considered: September 1, 1939 (date Germany invaded Poland)
American POV: December 7, 1941
Russian POV: June 22, 1941
Chinese POV: July 7, 1937
It's entirely possible to have had people engaging in a rebellion against the Empire (and likely did, since the day it was founded), independently and at ...
In Revenge of the Sith, it's explained that a little group of Senators, the Delegation of 2000, were disgusted about the extraordinary powers of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. We know that Padmé Amidala, Garm Bel Iblis, Mon Mothma and Bail Organa were part of this adventure.
If you consider Star Wars Rebels TV serie, it is known that five years ...
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda indirectly saved the whole galaxy from the Empire.
If it weren't for these two, pretty much nothing in Episode IV would have happened. Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa likely would have been discovered and killed not long after birth, Han Solo would never have joined the Rebel cause, the Death Star would not have been destroyed, et ...
AT-ATs were designed to be impervious to fire from standard laser cannons.
As you put in your question, 1.4 FD P-Tower and DF.9 Turrets were mainly antipersonnel and anti-light vehicle weapons (AT-ST comes to mind). But AT-AT was designed specifically to endure laser and blaster fire, and even weapons like proton torpedoes. In fact , only way to ...
I took that "Rebel Friend" to be the strikingly-blue-eyed rebel who features prominently in the first shipboard scenes of A New Hope. I don't have any basis for this, except that that guy feels like the first brief viewpoint character the movie has, even though he dies without having a single line (except his death yell). Although his appearance is brief, ...
After leaving Hoth, the Rebel Alliance rendezvoused at Sullust.
ON THE EDGE OF THE GALAXY, many parsecs from any Imperial star system, the rebel fleet has gathered near the planet Sullust.
They’ve given up on maintaining a base on land. This is all that’s left, a handful of strange, patched-together starships, a few partial squadrons of fighters, and, ...
The official novelisation confirms that they absolutely did know about the transmission. The confirmation they were getting (via their spy) was that the message wasn't faked.
Poe addressed the group. “Thanks to See-Threepio and Beaumont, we’ve decoded the intel from the First Order spy, and it confirms the worst.” He waited a moment, as though reluctant to ...
They were both made/designed by Incom. When the Empire took control they gave most of their shipbuilding contracts to Kuat Systems Engineering (a subsidiary of Kuat Drive Yards) and Sienar Fleet Systems. The X-Wing was designed to be the main starfighter for the Empire, but Sienar's TIE was chosen instead. The designs were eventually taken by rebel engineers ...
The Galactic Civil War, known as the First Galactic Civil War by the year 43 ABY, was a major galactic conflict fought primarily between the Galactic Empire and the Alliance to Restore the Republic. The Alliance was a rebel faction dedicated to the restoration of the Galactic Republic, the government that the Empire had supplanted at the culmination of the ...
Leia knew (and possibly the Tantive IV's command crew). It seems unlikely that rank and file soldiers would have been told.
And Leia knew, the moment the ship identified itself as the Devastator, there would be no escape.
It was Darth Vader’s ship.
A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy
Ezra - Lieutenant and/or Lieutenant Commander
Ezra is promoted early in the season 3 premiere "Steps into Shadow":
Commander Sato: Ezra Bridger, I trusted you with the last mission, and your success has not gone unnoticed. You will lead this mission as Lieutenant Commander.
Ezra: Lieutenant? A promotion?
Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Episode 1: "...
The new junior novelisation of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back makes it abundantly clear that the (rear-facing) gunnery position in the speeder controls both the front cannons as well as the harpoon at the back of the craft.
You open the hatch of your snowspeeder — a small ship, outfitted with two seats inside, back to back, for a pilot and a gunner, ...
In current canon, the Rebel Alliance was officially formed in 2 BBY (two years before the events of A New Hope) in a speech by Mon Mothma, in the Star Wars: Rebels episode "Secret Cargo". That formally brought together many existing rebel cells such as the crew of the Ghost and Phoenix Squadron (from Rebels) but some groups weren't invited/were disowned, ...
The description seems to fit the end panel of the (parody) comic A Death Star Is Born.
Tarkin disses Vader in front of his troops
The implication in the final panel is that Vader will arrange to have the Death Star plans "fall into the wrong hands" (thus humiliating Tarkin) as his revenge
They definitely use captured vehicles.
Consider the shuttle that was stolen that allowed the rebels to land on the forest moon of Endor. Or the freighter that was stolen in Rogue One. This also seen in Rebels.
Later, the loss of A-wings led the rebels to steal an Imperial Quasar Fire-class cruiser-carrier above Ryloth with the help of the Free Ryloth ...
While clearly a friend to the Jedi and having at least a passing familiarity with their philosophy, the fact of the Emperor's affiliation with the Sith, while undoubtedly disturbing to Bail, is unlikely to have affected him as deeply as the Emperor's fascistic political actions.
Most of the galaxy (including, I expect, most rank and file members of the ...