CHARACTER NAME: Saw Gerrera (as of Rebels)
HEIGHT: 1.87 meters
Blaster Artillery: 4D+2
Vehicle Blasters: 4D+2
Brawling Parry: 4D+1
Missile Weapons: 4D
Thrown Weapons: 4D
Planetary Systems: 3D+1
Beast Riding: 3D+1
Repulsorlift Operation: 4D
Armour Repair: 4D
Blaster Repair: 4D+1
Repulsorlift Repair: 3D+1
First Aid: 4D
Blaster Carbine: 5D
Pressurized suit of armor (+1D+1 to resist damage)
FORCE SENSITIVE: N
FORCE POINTS: 5
DARK SIDE POINTS: 2
CHARACTER POINTS: 9
Description: Saw Gerrera was a human male Onderonian resistance fighter who, as a leading member of the Onderon rebels, fought against the Confederacy of Independent Systems on Onderon during the Clone Wars. He and his sister, Steela Gerrera, were instrumental in the rebel liberation of their homeworld during the Onderonian Civil War. He later became a key member in the fight against the Galactic Empire and the formation of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. His tactics against the Empire led him to be seen as an extremist, one whose notoriety was recognized by the Empire and, many years later, the New Republic.
In the early resistance against the Separatist Alliance on Onderon, Gerrera and his fellow soldiers were outnumbered and out-fought by the Separatist Droid Army. They requested help from the Jedi High Council, which led the Grand Army of the Republic in its fight against the Separatists, but the Jedi Order chose not to become actively involved in the fighting on Onderon. Instead, they sent a team of advisors—Generals Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, Commander Ahsoka Tano, and Clone Captain CT-7567 ("Rex")—to train the Onderonian fighters. The Jedi and Captain Rex taught them proper techniques and strategies for taking on the battle droid army, and, through their efforts, the rebels began to turn the tide. Gerrera came to resent that the rebels chose Steela as their leader, and he was soon captured in an ill-concocted solo effort to rescue the deposed King Ramsis Dendup from the Separatists. They were both rescued by the rebels, who eventually mounted a final battle against the Separatists. Through their efforts, the rebels liberated their world and returned Dendup to the throne. The fight, however, came at a personal cost: Steela was killed during the final battle, and Gerrera was left to mourn his sister—feeling responsible for her death.
At the end of the Clone Wars, the Republic was transformed into the Galactic Empire. Later, Saw brought Galen Erso, Lyra Erso, and Jyn Erso to the uninhabited planet of Lah'mu. When Orson Krennic took Jyn's parents away from her, Saw found her and raised her until she was a young adult. Gerrera fought against the Imperial Military and led a resistance group known as the Partisans, a militant organization that some considered an extremist organization with terrorism tactics. His resistance cell, a continuation of his Onderonian resistance, was one of the first in the group of cells that formed the Rebel Alliance. He was later involved in the early campaigns of the Rebel Alliance, by which time his more-extreme tactics had come to stand in stark contrast with those of Alliance leaders Bail Organa and Mon Mothma.
Personality and traits
Saw Gerrera had a reputation as an able but ruthless and cunning commander during the Clone Wars and the rebellion against the Galactic Empire. His harsh methods led many to regard him as an unrepentant extremist. Saw bore great antipathy towards the Separatists for invading his homeworld Onderon. He also disliked the Geonosians due to their alignment with the Separatists and for building gunships which led to his sister Steela's death. This coupled by the loss of his comrades during a mission on Geonosis led him to brutally interrogate the Geonosian Klik-Klak, much to the discomfort of his former comrade Rex and the Spectres.
Despite his antipathy towards the Geonosians, Saw was horrified by the Empire's genocide against the species and believed that they had the same right to rebuild as other species. Saw's change of heart led him to release Klik-Klak and the Geonosian queen egg he was guarding. Saw disagreed with the Jedi's principled tactics and believed that it cost them the Clone Wars. Saw also opposed the Empire and was prepared to defeat it through any means necessary.
Saw's aggressive tactics including the killing of prisoners, civilians, and violations of the rules of engagement created strife with Mon Mothma, the leader of the Rebel Alliance. Saw regarded Mothma as weak and indecisive while Mothma regarded him as a war criminal and terrorist. Saw saw potential in Ezra, Sabine, and Chopper as effective soldiers for a mission to discover the Empire's secret superweapon. However, Saw's willingness to risk the lives of civilians in this quest strained his partnership with Ezra and Sabine. Ezra, who initially admired Saw's ability to acquire intelligence, became disillusioned with his ruthless and aggressive tactics.
Skills and abilities
As a seasoned veteran of the Clone Wars, Saw Gerrera was a skilled and cunning fighter and commander. He used a grenade to destroy several battle droids and later helped the Spectres and Rex to hunt down Klik-Klak. Saw was capable of running for long distances. In addition, he was skilled at unarmed combat and once overpowered both Ezra and Rex. Saw also knew how to operate a blaster. Saw later suffered severe injuries to his lungs and legs which forced him to wear a pressure suit for survival and to walk on prosthetic legs. This greatly diminished his abilities as a combatant and as a result, hardly goes to the frontline personally if not absolutely necessary.
Despite him being an exceptional fighter in the physical sense before his crippling injuries, Saw's greatest attribute was his intellect and leadership skills as a military tactician, which only improved and sharpened over time. He was an effective military commander who was adept in extracting information and launching hit-and-run raids on the Empire. Contrary to the rest of the rebels however, he was unrestrained by ethical concerns and as a result, willing to do just about anything to bring down his enemies. His torture of Imperial prisoners and willingness to treat civilians as collateral damage strained relations between his group and the Rebel Alliance.