Star Wars Rebels is set to air its season finale today and fans are eagerly anticipating to see it. “Rebels” was one of the first productions under the Disney banner after they purchased the Star Wars franchise. It was closely watched by all fans since they thought it would give an early indication of the direction the company wanted to take Star Wars. After 4 seasons, the animated series became as successful as the Clone Wars series it preceded. In the process, it earned a number of nominations and won the best-animated series award during the 43rd Saturn awards.
As expected, “Rebels” was linked to other Star Wars projects including Rogue One and, of course, Star Wars Battlefront II (SWBFII). We thought it would be a great way to send off “Rebels” by highlighting some of the connections between the show and SWBFII.
4 Star Wars Rebels connections with Star Wars Battlefront II
A memorable weapon
Hera Syndulla is a Twi’lek female, a Rebellion hero and one of the main protagonists of the animated series. One of the things you might have noticed is that she carries a very special blaster. Officers will immediately recognize the Blurgg-1120 that first appeared in “Rebels”. The blaster was named by known Star Wars writer, Adam Bray, who commemorated the occasion with the following tweet.
It's always gratifying when you contribute something to Star Wars and then see it jump to other media later. I named Hera's Blurrg-1120 blaster, in part, after the creature on Ryloth (or rather, originally from Endor). The name showed up late last year in Battlefront II. pic.twitter.com/HKROx3wtTe
— Adam Bray (@authoradambray) March 4, 2018
Scoundrels, scoundrels and more scoundrels
Another connection Rebels shares with SWBFII is with a certain scoundrel that appears in both the series as well as in the game. One of the lesser-known characters of the series is Hondo Ohnaka. He is a Weequay pirate who always tries to make a quick profit regardless of the job. He crosses paths with the protagonists of the series on a number of different occasions. Hondo’s appetite for profits always guides his decisions. His questionable ethics always lead him to more trouble than he bargained for. In some cases, he helps the Rebel Alliance while in other cases he’s against them.
If you start exploring the different rooms in Maz’s castle in Takoda you will notice a picture of him. More specifically, you can find it on the second floor of the castle in a small room.
Lando Calrissian’s memory
“Heroes vs Villains” is one of the most popular game modes of SWBFII. As the name implies, it pits prominent figures in the Star Wars universe in a battle against each other. One of the nice details that DICE has added, is the ability of heroes to say certain lines to each other when they’re in the proximity of another hero. For example, when Lando Calrissian is in the proximity of Luke Skywalker. In specific he says that Luke reminds him of a Rebel kid he met a while back. Lando also made some appearances in “Rebels” and apparently hasn’t forgotten about Ezra Bridger, one of the lead characters.
Del Meeko’s travel destination
During the single-player campaign, Del Meeko speaks with Iden Versio about what they’re going to do when the war is over. He expresses interest in visiting other worlds such as Lothal. Iden comments that Del has already been there. Del responds that he would like to set them free.
Lothal is a central location in the Star Wars Rebels storyline. It’s Ezra Bridger’s home planet and where many events of the series take place.
Other “Rebels” connections
These are just some of the connections that SWBFII shares with Star Wars Rebels. We’re sure they’re a lot more easter eggs and connections to the series that we haven’t discovered. Feel free to share yours!
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