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I invoke the code to seek justice through single combat!
~ Sabine Wren
The attack we all anticipated never came. The once invincible Empire had begun to fracture. This small Rebellion had become bold. And with the decisive victory at the Battle of Endor, the Emperor's reign of terror came to an end. After the war, Zeb took Kallus along the secret hyperspace path to the planet Lira San. It was then that Kallus realized he hadn't destroyed the Lasat people, and that they were thriving on this new world. A world where he was welcomed as one of them. Hera fought in the Battle of Endor, as did Commander Rex. By that time, there had been a new member added to the crew of the Ghost. Spectre 7, Jacen Syndulla. Born to fly, just like his mother. And well, we all know what his father was like. As for me, I used to think that Ezra was counting on me to protect Lothal, the planet and the people he cared for so much. But one day, I realized there was more to it. There was something else I was meant to do. Ezra's out there somewhere, and it's time to bring him home.
~ Sabine's narration during the epilogue of Star Wars Rebels.

Sabine Wren, also known by her call-sign Spectre 5, is the overall tritagonist and main female protagonist of the 2014-2018 animated television series Star Wars Rebels. She also appeared in various tie-ins based around the aforementioned animated series.

Born during the first year of the Clone Wars, Sabine was a human female who followed the Mandalorian creed. Sabine became renowned as a deadly warrior and legendary revolutionary leader during the early rebellion against Darth Sidious' Galactic Empire. Through her artistry she earned the moniker "The Artist" and inspired the symbol of the Alliance to Restore the Republic used during the Galactic Civil War. Furthermore, her ownership and claim over the ancient Darksaber made Sabine a symbol of hope to the people of Mandalore who sought to free their world from the oppression of the Empire.

Whilst she was successful in using the blade to unite the Mandalorian people, Sabine decided to pass ownership of the blade onto Lady Bo-Katan Kryze, believing Kryze to be a more capable leader then herself. After the Galactic Civil War, Sabine and former Jedi Ahsoka Tano ventured into the Unknown Regions in the hopes of finding Ezra, who had stranded himself in the unexplored region of the galaxy to ensure victory during the Liberation of Lothal.

She is voiced by Tiya Sircar, who also played Juniper in Walking with Dinosaurs 3D.

Background Information

Personality and Traits

Like the rest of her crew, Sabine was sympathetic to victims of the Empire. Her past with the Empire led to a strong hatred towards the Imperials. Aboard the Ghost, Sabine was considered the "daughter" of the bunch. She looked up to Hera and Kanan, and thought of Zeb as an older brother and Ezra as a younger brother. She tended to ignore Ezra's signs of affection towards her, considering him just a good friend. Sabine was also a skilled graffiti artist, a skill she implemented into most of her missions. In addition to simply spraying Imperials, Sabine also made use of "paint bombs", which she would occasionally rig to Imperial vehicles.Additionally, Sabine was capable of using the Ghost's cannons. Her past and age has molded her into a fierce rebel but also left with trust issues. This caused a slight row between her and Hera until the Twi'lek convinced Sabine to have faith in her and Kanan despite their secrets, about which they, for the most part, keep Sabine in the dark. This stemmed from her time in the Imperial Academy, where she had blindly taken orders in a setting where she wasn't allowed to ask questions, something she described to be a nightmare.

As noted by Ezra, Sabine was something of a loner among the crew of the Ghost, spending a lot of time in her room, and showing a tendency to eat and do combat practice on her own.

Sabine was tormented by guilt over her role in helping the Empire to build weapons used to subjugate Mandalore. When she spoke out, her family chose to side with the Empire and cast her out. Unable to cope with her past, Sabine found comfort and self-expression in art and graffiti. She initially regarded the Darksaber as an ill omen for bringing nothing but trouble to her family. As a result, Sabine was initially unwilling to assume the responsibility and leadership which came with wielding the weapon. With the help of Ezra, Fenn, and Kanan, Sabine managed to overcome her fears and master the weapon.

Weapons, Gear and Skills

Sabine was equipped with a uniquely painted set of Mandalorian armor as well as a helmet. She wielded a customized pair of different-colored (grey/yellow and blue/grey) WESTAR-35 blaster pistols, which were used by various Mandalorians during the Clone Wars era. After her armor was damaged by Darth Vader, she repainted it with new colors and dyed her hair a light blue to match it. She also was in ownership of an airbrush and art supplies, which she used to express herself, and promote the Rebellion.

During her second trip to the Third Moon of Concord Dawn she stole a jetpack from an Imperial Super Commando. It was damaged by Gar Saxon during the escape, but was repaired before the mission on Geonosis.

Recently, Sabine has acquired the Darksaber, and soon began to train to wield it.

Fenn Rau gifted Sabine with Mandalorian Vambraces which are armed with Grappling Lines, Sleep Darts, a Repulsor, weapons Mandalorians designed to combat against the Jedi.

Marksmanship

Sabine is skilled enough with blasters to wield two simultaneously and shoot multiple targets down and is trusted enough to be the gunner of the Ghost. She was skilled enough to quick-draw her blaster and shoot Fenn Rau's blaster out of his hand in a Mandalorian duel, a true testament to her skills when compared to an older and more experienced Mandalorian warrior.

Sabotage

Sabine is an excellent saboteur, using explosives and knowing when and where to strike, and bring down her targets, whether they're tie fighters, buildings, etc., as well as to make excellent distractions.

Explosives

Sabine makes use of explosives as a saboteur, but also uses bombs that yield varying effects, such as her paint-bombs, smoke-bombs, EMPs, and even fireworks. She also uses bombs with remote detonation or proximity-sensors.

Artist

Sabine expresses herself with anti-imperial graffiti, and custom paints her gear. She always leaves her mark on her exploits, usually with a bomb hidden in the artwork. Her skills as an artist are exquisite enough that Lando Calrissian offered to buy some samples of her work.

Imperial Academy/Mandalorian training

Sabine trained in the Imperial Academy on Mandalore and actually learned a great deal in various subjects, such as Imperial workings in military, their arms and weapons, some alien languages, and more, making her a valued member of the crew of the Ghost. As a Mandalorian, she is also trained in hand-to-hand combat and is quite athletic, able to use acrobatics to easily dodge and evade her enemies, and she is skilled enough in fighting to outmatch a trained imperial officer like Arihnda Pryce and hold her own against a Mandalorian veteran like Gar Saxon.

Her Imperial Academy training also gave her the edge she needed to infiltrate Skystrike Academy in an undercover mission.

Lightsaber Training

After taking the Darksaber from Maul's lair on Dathomir, Sabine began training in lightsaber combat in order to wield the ancient saber against the Empire. Ezra Bridger and Kanan Jarrus taught Sabine the basic lightsaber forms and how to utilize all of her accumulated skills in conjunction with the Darksaber.

After receiving Mandalorian vambraces from Fenn Rau, Sabine was able to catch Ezra off guard and beat him in a sparring match. Later, when she began training with the actual Darksaber rather then training sticks, Sabine initially found the blade to be heavier then she expected.

However, over time she improved her connection with the lightsaber and found it easier to wield as a result. Later, she managed to catch Kanan off balance with a barrage of relentless lightsaber attacks and defeat him too, however her barrage only came as a result of an emotional breakdown.

Thanks to Erza and Kanan's tutelage, Sabine was able to best Gar Saxon in lightsaber combat even with the absence of her jetpack. During the Mandalorian civil war, Sabine used the Darksaber in combat against enemy forces multiple times, mostly to disarm them.

Theme Music

Trivia

  • She is voiced by Tiya Sircar.
  • At the beginning of the series, she was 16 years old. By season 3, she is around 19.
  • Sabine and Ezra are the only members of the Ghost crew to regularly wear helmets.
  • In Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal, Sabine takes blaster shots to her chest plate and helmet after she attempted to shoot Darth Vader with her pistols. These scars inspired her to change her appearance.
    • She painted orange markings onto her gauntlets, elbow pads, right chest plate and helmet. The checkerboard design on her right shoulder received Aurebesh number 5 in black painted in an orange circle, and her left shoulder plate was painted blue with the anooba illustration replaced with a different creature. She now has long sleeves instead of short ones.
    • Additionally, she dyed the edges of her hair teal instead of orange. She kept this appearance throughout Season 2.
  • Her mother was a member of Death Watch.
    • Dave Filoni revealed in the Rebels Recon featurette for The Protector of Concord Dawn that Sabine's mother was present in the throne room on Mandalore when Darth Maul killed Pre Vizsla in the Clone Wars episode "Shades of Reason."
  • In Season 3, Sabine's look has changed again.
    • Most traces of pink on her helmet are gone, now being orange instead. The parts that were orange in season 2 are now purple. The gauntlets, kneepads, and elbow pads are also purple. Her left shoulder pad is now a light yellow with a convoree in place of the creature there in season 2, itself a replacement of an illustration of an anooba. Her gloves are now fingerless and now only extent to her wrists instead of her elbows. Her sleeves now have a gray trim on the sides, which was not present in seasons 1 or 2.
    • Her hair is now also completely changed; as opposed to only being dyed, she has grown the right side significantly while cutting the left side short. It is now primarily light violet, whereas the edges are a darker purple.
  • Sabine resembles GoGo Tomago from Disney's Big Hero 6.

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