Star Wars Rebels Introduces Sabine

Star Wars Rebels, a Disney XD show that will unveil the mysterious time between Episodes III and IV, is set to premiere in a movie this fall. Disney’s team behind the show has been releasing behind the scenes and character profile videos, and they’ve finally announced their first female character, Sabine.

As excited as I am for the rest of the series, and intrigued by the new cast of characters–Freddie Prinze Jr. did an impressive job in Mass Effect 3 so I’m now a fan of his voice work–I’ve been wondering if my daughter will be able to identify with any of them. Sabine is a Mandalorian, which should instantly earn her fans with the veteran Star Wars crowd, but it’s her personality that caught my (and my daughter’s) attention.

Sabine is a unique character in the Star Wars universe who expresses herself through art, or specifically, graffiti. Her “phoenix” mark bears a striking resemblance to the symbol of the Rebel Alliance, wouldn’t you say? She’s also described as a “spunky” weapons expert with “a little bit of an attitude,” so it sounds like she’s a kindred spirit of Princess Leia.

EW.com just shared a complete list of the series’ new characters, including one more fearless female, the Twi’lek pilot Hera.

In the meantime, if you’re like me and you never watched The Clone Wars, good news! It’s coming to Netflix in March with a final season, giving you plenty of time to get prepared for Star Wars Rebels.

Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA, where she contributes to local parenting magazines. She also writes for StarWars.com, Geek & Sundry, and more. You can find crafts and art projects for geeky families at her blog The St{art} Button.