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Sabine Wren  is a female Mandalorian warrior and one of the main characters/tritagonist of the animated television series, Star Wars Rebels.  Being an artist, Sabine paints what she sees, she is rough around the edges due to her past as an Imperial cadet. She became Spectre-5 and formed a deep bond and relationship with fellow Rebel Ezra Bridger.

Biography

Background 

Sabine Wren was born on the planet Krownest to Ursa Wren, the Countess of Clan Wren, and her husband, Alrich. Sabine had one sibling, a younger brother named Tristan. She was raised in part on Mandalore but also considered Clan Wren's ancestral home of Krownest to be her homeworld.[1] Trained from an early age in Mandalorian warrior culture, Wren forged her distinctive armor with her family and also inherited her Nite Owls helmet from someone whose identity she was reluctant to reveal. As a child, Sabine and Tristan were shown a statue of Tarre Vizsla and taught by Alrich how to appreciate artwork. Since then, Sabine hoped to become an artist one day.

At a young age, Sabine was put into the Mandalore Imperial Academy to show her loyalty to her parents. She befreinded fellow Mandalorian Ketsu Onyo. The girls were inseparable, almost like sisteres. A bright-eyed cadet, Sabine hoped to serve the Empire. She was presumably the top of her class. Hoping to prove herself, Sabine created the Duchess, a superweapon that turned Mandalorian armor against them. Most Mandolorians were angered by Sabine's creation because Mandolorian armor was sacred to their culture. Following this, Sabine grew disillusioned with the Empire and spoke ou tagainst it. However, her mother, father and brother sided with the empire and disowned Sabine. The young Sabine was able to escape with help from Ketsu. Her decision to renounce the Empire caused Alrich to become a prisoner of Viceroy Gar Saxon, her mother forced to prove her loyalty ot the empire while Tristan was forced to serve as an Imperial Super Commando so the family would remain in Saxon's favor. Before she left, Sabine destroyed her weapon, but the Empire was able to use her research to build another arc pulse generator.

She later saved a group of Wookiees, and felt she owed them a debt in the future. Sabine and Ketsu became bounty hunters and partners with dreams of becoming the Black Sun. However, Sabine was the softest of the two. They were forced to care about only themselves in order to survive. However, Sabine and Ketsu's partnership and friendship ended on bad terms because her best friend left her for dead.

Sabine continued to run from the Galactic Empire, and was saved by a man named Janard, who saved her from an Imperial who was attempting to kidnap her. He helped her escape. Eventually, seeing the destruction of her homeworld, she hoped to join an open rebellion to fight for the family she lost.

Eventually, Sabine was recruited by Kanan Jarrus and became the fifth member of the Spectres,whom she saw as a family, seeing a father in Kanan, a brother in Zeb, a mother in Hera, and eventually, a younger brother in Ezra Bridger when he joined the Ghost crew.

Personality

Like everyone on the Ghost crew, Sabine was sympathetic to those who suffered at the hands of the Empire. She is the "daughter" of the Ghost crew, seeing Hera and Kanan as surrogate parents, and Chopper, Zeb and Ezra as her brothers. She is troubled by her past, especially her past life as an Imperial cadet and a bounty hunter. After renouncing the Galactic Empire, Sabine's family cut ties with her, and caused Sabine to become a loner. After being adopted by the Ghost crew, Sabine learned the true meaning of family and friendship.

Sabine is an artistic and creative individual who is a bit rough around the edges at first. Being an artist, Sabine paints what she sees, as she said so when showing artwork depicting Chopper's prank on Ezra and Zeb. She also loves color, explaining her constantly changing her hair color and admiring explosions' colors rather than the chaos. She is also a specialist when it comes to explosions, especially making "paint bombs," something she used to rig Imperial vehicles.

When she became in possession of the Darksaber, Sabine saw it as a means to an end and thought it was a bad omen to her and bring nothing but trouble to her family. Sabine kept her past bottled up inside of her but with the help of Ezra, Kanan and Fenn Rau, she was able to realize that she had to bring her biological family together again. She later refused to abandon Ezra when he was being held hostage by Gar Saxon and later, refused to leave him and Kanan when Ursa was going to trade the Jedi to Saxon. Due to Ezra and Kanan's training, Sabine found the fortitude to take on Saxon in single combat. Sabine was also magnanimous in victory and decided to spare Saxon's life. Saxon, however, did not return the favor and tried to shoot her in the back. Seeking to rebuild ties with her family, Sabine elected not to return with Ezra and Kanan to the Rebellion. Instead, she dedicated herself to helping Clan Wren to reunite the Mandalorians. While Sabine did not regard herself as Mandalore's new leader, she vowed to help her people find that individual in Bo-Katan Kryze.

Later, Sabine's loyalty to her rebel friends led her to convince Ursa and Fenn to lend forces to help Phoenix Squadron and Massassi Group during the Battle of Atollon [8]. She dedicated herself in protecting Lothal in Ezra's place and decided on departing on a quest with Ahsoka to find him and bring home. As a warrior, Sabine was familiar with the military strategy and proposed concentrating the Mandalorian attack on the Interdictor Cruiser in order to facilitate the rebels' escape.

Gallery

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Relationships

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Trivia

Etymology

  • Sabine was named after the Sabine women
  • Her alias at the Imperial Academy, Saving used the alias "Ria Talla," thename of a character who was originally going to be a rebel pilot and companion to Jyn Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Ironically, Sabine met Jyn in Star Wars: Forces of Destiny.
  • Wren is derived from Old English wrenna[9] and a reference to the bird of the same name, which symbolize activity, vibrancy, alertness and efficiency.[10]
    • Sabine's surname was first revealed in the 148th issue of the Star Wars Insider magazine.

Character notes

  • At the time of season 1, Sabine was sixteen years old. Since she is two years older than Ezra, who was about seventeen by season 3, Sabine was nineteen years old.
  • She, Hera, Ezra and Chopper are the only members of the Ghost Crew to appear in Forces of Destiny.

Relationships

Behind the Scenes

  • Rook Kast was one of a few elements that inspired Sabine's design.

References

  1. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know, Updated and Expanded
  2. Rise of the Rebels
  3. The Protector of Concord Dawn
  4. Out of Darkness
  5. In the Name of the Rebellion
  6. Art Attack
  7. Star Wars Rebels: Heroes of Mandalore
  8. "Zero Hour." Star Wars Rebels. Disney XD. March 25, 2017.
  9. https://www.behindthename.com/name/wren
  10. https://somathread.ning.com/groups/the-shrine-of-eris/shamanism/wren

See Also

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