Jyn Erso (9)Full unit name: Erso, Jyn
Last updated: 03.04.2023 0:00:23
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Basic info
First appearance: Rogue One
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Died: Battle of Scarif
Battle of Scarif
Event
Galactic Civil War
Events: Mission to Jedha
Mission to Jedha
Event
Galactic Civil War
, Mission to Eadu
Mission to Eadu
Event
Galactic Civil War
, Battle of Scarif
Battle of Scarif
Event
Galactic Civil War
Known Facts (1)
Battle of Scarif (1)
  • Died
Summary
Jyn Erso, known by the aliases Kestrel Dawn, Jyn Dawn, Liana Hallik, Tanith Ponta, Lyra Rallik, and Nari McVee, was a human female soldier and former criminal who became a pivotal member of the Alliance to Restore the Republic when she led Rogue One in stealing the Death Star
Death Star
Starship
Space Stations
plans during the Battle of Scarif
Battle of Scarif
Event
Galactic Civil War
. She was the daughter of Lyra Erso, a devout member of the Church of the Force, and scientist Galen Erso, who was forced into helping the Galactic Empire build the Death Star. Erso's mother was killed when Director
Imperial Department of Military Research
Organization
Galactic Empire
Orson Krennic
Orson Krennic
(Human)
Character
Supporting Characters
, the commander of the Death Star project, kidnapped her father - who affectionately referred to his daughter as "Stardust." She was raised by resistance fighter Saw Gerrera
Saw Gerrera
(Human)
Character
Supporting Characters
and became a child soldier in his army
Saw Gerrera's Partisans
Organization
Planetary and Sector
.
After being abandoned by the Partisans, Erso spent several years on her own, committing a number of crimes in order to survive in a dangerous galaxy. In 0 BBY, she was recruited
Mission to Jedha
Event
Galactic Civil War
by the Rebel Alliance to find Gerrera on Jedha, where he had information about Galen and the Death Star project. She found a holographic recording of her father who confirmed the existence of the Death Star and that the plans kept on Scarif
Scarif
Planet
would reveal a fatal weakness he planted in its design. She attempted
Mission to Eadu
Event
Galactic Civil War
to save her father on Eadu
Eadu
Planet
, but he was killed. With little support from the Rebel Alliance, Jyn and Captain Cassian Andor
Cassian Andor
(Human)
Character
Major Characters
led a squad, Rogue One, to Scarif where they stole the plans from the Imperial security complex. She transmitted the plans to the Alliance Fleet that arrived in orbit, but the Death Star soon fired on Scarif in an attempt to eliminate the Rebel threat. Erso and Andor were the last surviving members of their squad, and they died when the blast reached the complex.
Erso was remembered fondly by the Rebel leader, Mon Mothma
Mon Mothma
(Human)
Character
Major Characters
, who believed that she would have become an even more extraordinary person had she survived. Her sacrifice was not in vain, however. The Rebel Alliance used the plans to discover the flaw Galen built into the battle station, and the weapon was destroyed by Luke Skywalker
Luke Skywalker
(Human)
Character
Major Characters
during the Battle of Yavin
Battle of Yavin
Event
Galactic Civil War
, starting a chain reaction which would see the doom of the Empire.

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Full unit name: Erso, Jyn Last updated: 03.04.2023 0:00:23