While Star Wars Rebels is on break, I like to think back on the scenes that made me laugh, feel emotional, or made me cry out, “I love these characters so much!”
Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be highlighting some of my favorite character moments.
Downed Y-wing, “Hera’s Heroes”
In season two, we learned that Chopper came to be in Hera’s possession after his Y-wing crashed. It wasn’t until “Hera’s Heroes” aired that we found out that the crash actually happened outside her front door. When Chopper saw the wreckage again after who knows how many years of being away, he was sort of stuck in a trace, possibly recalling the moments leading up to the crash or the pilot who died in the process. It was another moment that made Chopper more human than droid, and I hope we get to see more of that next season.
Time to Blow Things Up, “Hera’s Heroes”
When Chopper is told to do something, 95 percent of the time, he’ll get aggravated by the command. In “Hera’s Heroes,” though, when Hera told him to set explosives around the house, he was all too pleased to do it and enjoyed himself in the process. Being a destructive little droid is clearly his favorite thing to be, and it’s best to get out of the way when he enters that mode. Still, it makes for great laughs!
Partnering Up, “Iron Squadron”
Working with other droids isn’t something Chopper likes to do, but when it comes down to it, he’ll cooperate—not entirely, of course. Chopper has no regrets when it comes to pushing fellow droids out of ships and giving them a shove when they’ve made a mistake. So when he and R3-A3 have to remove an Imperial mine from Mart Mattin’s ship, there’s some throwing and shoving along the way, but Chopper knows when and how to get the job done.
Think Quick, “Warhead”
There’s a bomb counting down in front of you. What do you do? If you’re Chopper, you think quick and freeze the circuits to prevent it from counting down further, borrowing a few more minutes to think of a solid plan. What I love most about Chopper in this moment (besides his quick thinking) is that he did it while clearly freaking out! Chopper’s usually someone filled to the brim with confidence and “I’ve got this,” but in that moment, he panicked and acted without hesitation.
Following Around, “Twin Suns”
When Chopper’s not taking pleasure in annoying people, causing destruction, and throwing droids off ships, he’s also watching out for his fellow crew members. Deep down inside he cares about each one of them, especially Ezra, who he’s come to know very well over the years. When he tags along with Ezra for the ride to Tatooine, he’s not just doing it for the fun of it. He’s also doing it to keep an eye on Ezra. When Ezra tells him to follow the ridge and get to the nearest town, Chopper ignores it and follows him (albeit reluctantly) through the desert. True friends stick together no matter what and this was a clear example of Chopper doing just that.
What are your favorite Chopper moments from season three? Share them in the comments section below.
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