General Hera Syndulla is the Twi'lek Captain of the Ghost, a general in the Rebel Alliance, and one of two deuteragonists (alongside Kanan) of the animated television series, Star Wars Rebels. She is the mother figure of her crew, designated as Spectre-2. She appeared in various media, including the web series, Forces of Destiny.
Among the members of the Ghost Crew, Hera Syndulla is considered the mother figure of the bunch. Bringing together six rebels, her fellow crewmembers treat Hera with the utmost respect and authority. She is the only one who can keep Chopper in line and reprimand Zeb whenever his actions are questionable. Like all the other members of the Ghost, she was sympathetic toward those who fell victim to the Empire and helped bring about inspiration to her followers. Whenever she was infuriated with Zeb or Chopper, she would occasionally call Zeb by his full name, Garazeb Orrelios and Chopper, his real name C1-10P. When she first meets Ezra Bridger, she was mildly impressed with the boy's resourcefulness and how his personality reminds her of Kanan when he was younger. She was the first to warmly welcome him on the Ghost when he got into conflict with Kanan, Zeb and Sabine. After learning he was an orphan and had no parents, she felt sympathy for him .
Hera is an outspoken young woman who is not afraid to call people out on their actions, such as pressing Kanan on to train Ezra and later, reprimanding Ezra when he disobeyed her orders. Like Ezra, Hera tries to see the best in everyone and attempt to bring it out. According to Kanan, some of Hera's traits were picked up on by Ezra. Hera is also an ace pilot, being able to outmaneuver even Darth Vader, despite him being one of the better pilots. Because of her talented skills, Hera stayed on the Ghost most of their missions because she could fly away faster. When she does go on missions, Hera proves to be capable of looking after herself on the battle, being an excellent fighter and markswoman. Apart from her idealistic nature, Hera was the first Rebel to see that Senator Gall Trayvis was a traitor and a spy for the Empire.
As the series goes on, Hera becomes more involved and loyal to the Rebellion, acting less flirtatious with Kanan and more in command of the Ghost crew, but remaining the feisty, motherly figure of the bunch. She becomes invested in the rebellion so much, that she does not even consider what life she wanted to live once it was over, letting her personal needs not get in the way of things. However, after their losses on Atollon, Hera realizes that she could not let the Rebellion control her life. At the end, she wanted to continue her life with Kanan and decided that is what she wanted when the war was over. Even being a mother to her toddler son, Jacen, Hera still participated in the battle of Scarif in Rogue One.
After losing Kanan, Hera feared that she would lose someone else she cared for, as she hesitated sending Sabine and Ezra in to inspect the artwork of the Lothal Jedi Temple and despite Zeb's reassurance the kids would be okay, she admitted she used to think that everyone else would until losing Kanan. She also protested to Ezra, refusing to let him to surrender himself to Grand Admiral Thrawn.
At the time of Star Wars Rebels, Hera was twenty-four years old in season 1 and 2 (possibly twenty-five in season 2), 26 in season 3 and 28 in season 4. and was a beautiful Twi'lek woman who stood 1.76 meters, had apple green skin, emerald green eyes and red lips. Hera's eyes would sometimes look blue-green in the light.
Her Lekku had a pattern that was a lighter shade of green and hung from her headgear. Hera wore a pair of goggles, but she only wore them whenever she was out in the open air or for protection when it best suited her.
Instead of having a Ryloth accent, Hera instead had a human accent and would only ship into her accent whenever she was stressed out with her father or angered. Most of the time, Hera wore a white, orange and brown flight suit and boots. She went through with a minor redesign in season 3, where she was given a patch to signify her role as the Phoenix Leader in the Phoenix Squadron.
In the epilogue, Hera began wearing make-up, having red lips and purple eye shadow.
Hera is in possession of the Ghost, a Corellian light frieghter that is implied she had stolen. She also ownes a Blurrg-1129 holout blaster that she often uses. Hera is also the owner of the droid C1-10P, or "Chopper" as he is called by his friends. She also flew an X-wing before it crashed.
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Abilities and skills
- Hera Syndulla was named after the ancient Greek goddess Hera, whose name means "protector," as Hera is the protector of her family.
- Hera is named after the goddess of the same name from Greek Mythology, and Hera was given all of the goddess' benevolent aspects, such as being a mother towards everyone.
- By the time of the series, Hera is twenty-four years old.
- Hera taught Ezra how to fly (revealed in "Secret Cargo")
- She only slips into her Rylothian accent whenever she is angry, as seen during her argument with her father.
- Since the Rylothian accent is a French one, Vanessa (who voices Hera) is also French.
- In the 2018 reference book Star Wars: The Rebel Files, Hera is erroneously referred as Spectre One on page 14, when that callsign was attributed to Kanan Jarrus.
- Cham Syndulla
- Syndulla Clan
- Kanan Jarrus
- Ezra Bridger
- Sabine Wren
- Zeb Orrelios
- Ghost Crew