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S is for Sabine Wren
Sabine Wren was a human female Mandalorian warrior, freedom fighter, and revolutionary leader during the Galactic Civil War and rise of the New Republic. Wren was also a talented artist and renowned painter who helped inspire the symbol used by the Alliance to Restore the Republic.
The young Mandalorian warrior had brown eyes, tan skin, and multi-colored hair that was in a constant state of flux in an expression of her artistic flair. Along with constantly changing the color of her hair, Wren’s appreciation of art and color was extended to everything in her orbit. She used her airbrushes to add flair to her Mandalorian armor, her room aboard the Ghost, and her explosives, and she took particular delight in tagging her symbol, the starbird, on Imperial equipment and buildings.
Wren wore a suit of Mandalorian armor that was five hundred years old and had been passed down through many generations. The armor was heavily customized to match Wren’s artistic flair, along with her combat style. The combat suit was stripped down to allow for maximum mobility, keeping only the collar armor, ankle plates, breastplate, knee, elbow and shoulder pads. She also wore a Nite Owls Mandalorian helmet, computer-linked gauntlets, a pair of WESTAR-35 blaster pistols that were linked to her helmet’s targeting systems, and when the occasion called for it, a jetpack.
Born in 21 BBY on the planet Mandalore, Wren grew up during the waning years of the Republic in Clan Wren of House Vizla. As a child, she experienced a tumultuous time for her planet and people, with the government falling into utter chaos after the end of the Clone Wars, to be replaced new government with the arrival of the Galactic Empire. For a time, the young Mandalorian attended the Imperial Academy on Mandalore and developed a weapon, an Arc Pulse Generator, that targeted the beskar alloy found inside of Mandalorian armor, incinerating the wearers. This was seen as an abomination by her people, and when Wren witnessed the Empire subjugating her people and realized what her weapon would be used to do, she quit the academy and spoke out against the Empire, which in turn led to her being estranged from her family.
After leaving Mandalore, Wren worked as a bounty hunter alongside her friend Ketsu Onyo and was eventually recruited by Captain Hera Syndulla to join Syndulla’s crew aboard the starship Ghost and fight in a rebel insurgency against the Empire. As a crew member of the Ghost, Wren became a legend throughout the various rebel cells spread across the galaxy, and again when the Alliance to Restore the Republic was formed. Her symbol, the starbird, became a symbol of hope and rebellion that was used to inspire beings throughout the galaxy. Along with the crew of the Ghost, Wren was instrumental in helping form the Rebel Alliance and getting it from falling apart during the early years of the rebellion.
Perhaps the most notable of Wren’s achievements was the discovery of the legendary Darksaber and the events that followed. The Mandalorian warrior used the darksaber to help unite the people of Mandalore against the Imperial-backed government led by Clan Saxon; killing Saxon and defeating his supporters in the Mandalorian Civil War. Following the end of the war, she passed the darksaber to Bo-Katan Kryze, the new leader acknowledged by the great houses of Mandalore, and was present for the formation of the Mandalorian resistance against the Empire.
Following the Empire’s fall at the Battle of Jakku, Wren and Ahsoka Tano launched a search for their missing friend, Ezra Bridger. Fans are hopeful that Sabine Wren will make her live-action debut in the upcoming live-action Ahsoka series on Disney+.
You can join Sabine Wren on her adventures in the Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series on Disney+.
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