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DarkStar Star Wars Character Database: Mon Mothma

17 May 2023  |  Captain Rex

Mon Mothma - The Inspirational Leader of the Rebel Alliance

Mon Mothma is a revered character in the Star Wars universe, recognized for her unwavering dedication to the fight against the Galactic Empire. As one of the founding members and leaders of the Rebel Alliance, Mon Mothma plays a crucial role in the original trilogy and makes appearances in various Star Wars media.

Character Description

Mon Mothma is a calm, wise, and diplomatic leader who inspires hope and unity among the members of the Rebel Alliance. Hailing from the planet Chandrila, she was initially a member of the Galactic Senate during the final days of the Republic. When the Empire rose to power, Mon Mothma became a key figure in organizing the resistance against Emperor Palpatine's oppressive regime.

In Return of the Jedi, Mon Mothma is seen delivering a crucial briefing to the Rebel forces, outlining their plan to destroy the second Death Star. Her leadership and strategic prowess play a significant role in the eventual victory of the Rebellion and the downfall of the Empire.

Mon Mothma's earlier years are further explored in the prequel film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, where she is portrayed by Genevieve O'Reilly. The film showcases her involvement in recruiting Jyn Erso and orchestrating the mission to steal the Death Star plans.

Appearances in Star Wars Media

  • Film: Return of the Jedi - Mon Mothma serves as a key leader of the Rebel Alliance, delivering the briefing that sets the stage for the climactic battle against the second Death Star.
  • Film: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Mon Mothma's role in the early days of the Rebellion is depicted, including her recruitment of Jyn Erso and her leadership in the mission to steal the Death Star plans.
  • TV Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Mon Mothma appears in several episodes of the animated series, demonstrating her political skills and commitment to the Republic during the Clone Wars.
  • TV Series: Star Wars Rebels - Mon Mothma makes a guest appearance in the animated series, offering guidance and support to the Ghost crew in their fight against the Empire.
  • Various novels, comics, and games in the Star Wars canon - Mon Mothma's story is further expanded upon in numerous books, comics, and video games set in the Star Wars universe.
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