Geek Of The Week: Saw Gerrera

Geek Of The Week: Saw Gerrera

Filing in for Ron this week…

Since we featured Chirrut Îmwe last week, I thought it would be fun to feature another character from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This week’s geek is none other than Saw Gerrera. Although most people recognize him from the movie, Saw’s first appearance was actually in Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV series, alongside his younger sister Steela Gerrera. He also appeared in Star Wars: Rebels and several of the Star Wars video games prior to the release of Rouge One.

Throughout the galaxy, Gerrera is known as a rebel extremist. He leads an insurgency (The Partisans) that opposes the Galactic Empire. His methods are often questioned by the Rebel Alliance. Gerrera led the Oderon Rebels during the Clone Wars, and they later evolved into The Partisans. He was friends with Galen Erso (former GOTW) and raised his daughter, Jyn Erso, after the Empire abducted Galen and forced him to work on the Death Star. Jyn becomes one of the key characters in Rogue One and is instrumental in stealing the Death Star plans. These plans led to the Rebel victory during the iconic Battle of Yavin.

Gerrera fought various oppression for the majority of his life and though the years have been unkind to his body, they’ve not weakened his will to fight. Gerrera is known as a fierce warrior and brilliant leader throughout the galaxy. During Rogue One, we seem Gerrera perish on Jedha during a test of the Death Star’s superweapon. However, Gerrera’s legacy lived on as some of the former Partisans formed a new alliance, known as the Dreamers, after the Battle of Yavin.

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