“We can't just run. The people have to know the truth."
Not many Mandalorians can say they’ve claimed possession of the legendary Darksaber. Before it rested in the rightful hands of Bo-Katan Kryze -- and was eventually taken from her, though we haven’t gotten that story yet -- it fell into the hands of Sabine Wren.
Once an Imperial cadet tasked with designing weapons on behalf of the Empire, Sabine eventually settled into her found family, the small but mighty Ghost crew we know and love from Star Wars: Rebels. But not before dishonoring her blood relatives with her choice to leave her old life behind.
Throughout the show, we watch Sabine gradually grow into a skilled leader and honorable hero. Freeing the Darksaber from its long captivity on Dathomir forced her to confront her past and helped her come to a life-changing realization: She didn’t betray her people on Mandalore when she fled. She fled to protect the people she loved.
Sabine’s bravery and resilience are just several of the many characteristics that make her an unforgettable presence in the Star Wars universe. It takes an unfathomable amount of strength to do the right thing even when it’s the hardest thing to do.
The Rebels finale left Sabine’s story on an intense cliffhanger. Though she mostly got the happy ending she deserved by that point, most fans don’t believe Dave Filoni is done telling her story. She left for an important mission in those final moments. There are plenty more adventures to be had. An Ahsoka-Sabine team-up is exactly what we didn’t know we needed. We'll get there eventually. Maybe.
We don’t have any novels featuring the galaxy’s most creative and colorful Mandalorian warrior … yet. But Sabine does appear in a handful of comics, chapter books, and the visual guide to the Rebels series outside the show itself.
You can also check out the art book for the series, which gives some behind-the-scenes info about the early development of her character design.
Our team is hard at work building out this collection. Stay tuned!