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The Latest Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Short Has a Great Rebels Cameo

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In the most recent Forces of Destiny short, Star Wars Rebels’ favorite Mandalorian heroine, Sabine Wren, shows up for a heist. And she brings a friend.


The new short, which clocks in at just over three minutes, features Sabine on a rebel mission alongside Ketsu Onyo, a character introduced in the second season of Rebels and not seen much since. Voiced by Gina Torres, she’s an old friend of Sabine’s, a Mandalorian warrior who went to work for the Black Sun crime syndicate at the same time Sabine joined the crew of the Ghost. In this short, Ketsu is still on the fence about the whole fighting-the-Empire thing, but she’s decided to come along with Sabine on the heist anyway. It fills in a nice moment in her character arc as shown in Rebels, further showing how Sabine’s influence pulled her from a criminal path and onto a more heroic one.

Sabine has one of the best backstories in the new Star Wars canon, rocketing from side character to one of the main draws of Rebels, so it’s nice to see a character from her past get revisited here. And it’s always a pleasure to hear Gina Torres’s voice in the Star Wars universe.

io9 Weekend Editor. Videogame writer at other places. Queer nerd girl.

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