Rogue One was the improvised callsign used by the squad of Rebel soldiers and recruits that participated in a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, a moon-sized battle station constructed by the Galactic Empire. Though the squad succeeded in its mission, none of the team survived; those who didn't die in battle during their attempt to steal the plans perished when the Empire destroyed the base on Scarif with the Death Star's superlaser.
The group was started when Captain Cassian Andor was tasked with taking Jyn Erso, daughter of Galen Erso, to Jedha in order to get information from Saw Gerrera. The two were also accompanied by the reprogrammed Imperial KX-series security droid K-2SO. After assisting in an attack on an Imperial patrol in the city, conducted by Gerrera's rebel cell, they met Chirrut Îmwe, a Guardian of the Whills, and Baze Malbus, who accompanied Îmwe. While K-2SO returned to the Captain's ship, the other four were captured by members of Gerrera's cell. After Jyn learned of her father's plan through a holo recording sent with a defected Imperial pilot, Governor Tarkin ordered a single reactor ignition strike on Jedha City. Captain Andor brought the defector, Bodhi Rook, with them when the group escaped via the U-wing piloted by K-2SO. They managed to escape just before the city, and the temple, were obliterated by the Death Star.
After Jyn Erso failed to convince the Alliance High Command to invade Scarif, she found that a small group of Rebels were willing to follow her to Scarif. They, along with the original 6, officially became Rogue One when Bodhi Rook identified them to the Rebel flight deck with the name.
Bodhi was able to use the codes he had as an Imperial pilot to gain access to the planet and pass the Shield Gate. When the ship was being inspected, the inspector and his escort was taken out and Jyn and Cassian took their outfits to infiltrate the base along with K-2SO. While they infiltrated the base, the other members of Rogue One covertly moved around the island, planting explosives. Cassian gave the signal and the explosives were set off, luring troopers away from the base with Cassian, Jyn and K-2SO progressed further into the facility.
When Admiral Raddus and his fleet arrived, the Shield Gate was closed, preventing signals from getting in or out. Many members of Rogue One perished on the beach, but Chirrut Îmwe was able to activate a communication switch before perishing, and Baze died in an explosion, taking out many Imperial troopers in the process. Bodhi was able to use the radio on his ship to inform Raddus that the Shield Gate needed to be destroyed in order for the Death Star plans to be transmitted. After the message was sent, a grenade was thrown into the ship, killing Bodhi.
Meanwhile, in the base, Cassian, Jyn, and K-2SO made it to the archives and Jyn and Cassian went to search for the Death Star plans while K-2SO guarded the entrance and searched the database. They found the plans under the name "Stardust", but K-2SO was overwhelmed by troopers and destroyed the console, to protect his friends before permanently shutting down. Jyn and Cassian climbed the archives and retrieved the data file but Cassian was injured by Krennic and fell, and Jyn climbed to the satellite dish. After resetting the dish, Krennic tried to stop Jyn from transmitting the plans, but he was shot by Cassian and Jyn transmitted the plans to the alliance. Jyn and Cassian made their way to the shore, where they saw the blast from the Death Star. Confident that the Rebels received the plans, the two embraced as the explosion consumed them, and the rest of the base.
Because of the efforts of Rogue One, the Death Star plans would eventually make it into the hands of the Rebel Alliance. This information would later provide the means in destroying the Imperial battle station.
Behind the scenesEdit
The Rogue One squad was created and developed for the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The first photo of the squad was released on August 15, 2015 and the first footage of the squad was shown in the Rogue One teaser trailer on April 7, 2016.
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (First appearance)
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novel
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: Rogue One Secret Mission
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope (First mentioned; albeit indirectly)
- A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy (Indirect mention only)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- ↑ Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- ↑ Rogue One Rebel Dossier
- ↑ This event takes place during Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the events of Rogue One in 0 BBY.
- ↑ Star Wars: Rogue One Secret Mission
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope