- "Is Staven still alive?"
- ―Jyn Erso and a female Partisan
Staven was a male human who was a member of Saw Gerrera's Partisans. Prior to her abandonment by Saw in 5 BBY, Jyn Erso was lectured for hours by Staven one night for miswiring a detonator. Staven also gave Jyn her first sip of fermented bantha milk and allowed her to sit with the adults who told dirty jokes before anyone else. Between the time Jyn was abandoned and the Battle on Jedha, Staven was killed and Jyn was informed of Staven's death when she was captured by Saw's men and taken back to his base in the Catacombs of Cadera.