the senator Mon Mothma is a presence of considerable importance in the saga of starwars. So his arrival in the series Andor, which can soon be seen on Disney +, makes clear the point of view that the production will explore. As a silent heroine, rather discreet, but necessary to understand the power in the Empire, the character grew with the franchise. Much more, it became of fundamental value in understanding how the Rebellion came to infiltrate the highest spheres of influence.
With its dark and adult tone, Andor will explore another dimension of the saga imagined by George Lucas, who is more related to politics and, also, with the rigors of the galaxy under the authoritarian fist of the Empire. That allows you to move around new regions of the great familiar stories. At the same time, explore the daily life of several of its central faces, far from battlefields and attacks aboard ships in hyperspace.
So Mon Mothma is perhaps an essential point to tie the different facets of the story together. The premise of the series Andor will tell the dawn of the Rebellion, before being a full-fledged organized group. That includes early attempts by politicians and other officials to lend support to the opposition to the Emperor. Something that was hinted at in various stories of starwarsbut that in Andor takes special relevance.
The story of a powerful woman in starwars arrives at Andor
Mon Mothma’s first appearance was brief. Nevertheless, gave rise to several narrations of enormous repercussion in the franchise. The senator had a participation of about a minute in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. It was she who remembered that the plans for the Death Star were obtained due to the sacrifice of a group of rebels. The same line that, decades later, gave rise to the already iconic film rogue one.
It is no accident that he spinoff of the story of the tragic mission include Senator. In particular, when the argument delves into the political sphere of the Empire, from a new perspective. Mon Mothma linked the Rebel Alliance to what was happening in the higher echelons of power. It was thanks to her that the various cells were able to understand how the bureaucratic apparatus of the regime worked. At the same time, what was the line of action that they could follow to attack and defeat their enormous power.
In the canon of starwars, the senator has an illustrious career. As a member of the Galactic Senate in the last days of the Republic, she represented her home system of Chandrilla. She shares with Padme Amidala being one of the youngest people to be part of the political body. In fact, along with Bail Organa (Leia’s father), she was part of the so-called Loyalist Committee, dedicated to trying to preserve the ideals of the Republic. With their combined influence they tried to confront totalitarianism at doors.
The power behind the Empire’s strings
After the fall of the Republic, Mon Mothma stood up to the Empire by remaining in the Senate and serving as a link between various factions opposing authoritarianism. A decade later, he left the Imperial Senate to join the Rebel Alliance. It was the senator who insisted on rescuing the scientist Galen Erso. Which, to a certain extent, makes her responsible — indirectly — for the events narrated in rogue one.
In fact, Mon Mothma confronted Galen’s daughter, Jyn Erso. After the death of her father, the latter decided that she should steal the plans for the Death Star. It was then that the mission to Scarif became a symbol of commitment and bravery. The group managed to send the Imperial construction plans at the cost of their lives.. What became a painful legend within the stories of the Rebel Alliance.
With the civil war against the Empire at its height, the sacrifice of the group of Rogue One demonstrated the need for resistance. Mon Mothma then abandoned her tangential position to become Chancellor of the Rebel Alliance.. At once, in one of the most dedicated chief commanders of him. Finally, it was the senator who led the efforts until her total triumph, which crystallized with the battle of Endor.
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Andor and the complicated history of peace
After victory, Mon Mothma became the first chancellor of the New Republic. To prevent her from being able to relate her work with the one she performed before her, she moved her seat of government to her native Chandrilla.
Soon, Coruscant was relegated as a center of power and, thanks to the senator, the custom of varying the place of exercise of the Senate was established. A decision that, according to the literary canon of starwars, allowed the power body to recover its independence and credibility. One of the great legacies of the character, whose first attempts at freedom will be recounted in Andor.