The Fulcrum intelligence network included several key Star Wars characters that would later go on to be remembered as heroes of the rebellion.
The more we learn about how the Alliance to Restore the Republic — we usually end up just calling it the rebellion — the more we realize how many moving parts and loyal supporters it took to build over nearly two decades.
Bail Organa and Mon Mothma — Padmé Amidala probably would have been in on it too, but that didn’t quite work out — worked tirelessly over many years to construct the infrastructure and reinforcements needed to go up against the Empire.
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But they weren’t alone. They had help from some secret agents who went by the codename Fulcrum.
There’s been some speculation that the Cassian Andor live-action Disney+ series will feature multiple characters who have used the codename Fulcrum. There’s even a theory that Fulcrum will be the title of the series (which would be PERFECT).
So who might we meet in this first-of-its-kind Star Wars spy thriller? You may know a few of the possibilities already.
What Rogue One didn’t tell you is that Cassian Andor was part of the intelligence network made up of multiple “secret” rebel informants. He specialized in recruiting, which is what led him to removing Jyn Erso from Imperial custody before leading the search for her father and the secrets he kept.
Even though we’ve previously seen Fulcrum agents giving other heroes info — and have watched how that info changes the course of the fight against the Empire — we haven’t seen what the day-to-day operations of these agents look like.
Fingers crossed the untitled Cassian Andor series will give us some of that behind-the-Fulcrum-scenes action we didn’t know we needed.
Star Wars: Rebels fans might already know that Kallus eventually became one of Organa’s informants while still feigning allegiance to the Empire.
For the first few seasons of the show, Kallus was a sworn enemy to the Spectres and the rebels as a whole. He had a particular rivalry with Zeb due to one of his greatest past mistakes, but the two eventually settled on a truce after being stranded together against their will.
Agent Kallus ended up supplying valuable waves of information throughout the remainder of the show, warning the crew of upcoming threats from behind enemy lines.
At the end of Rebels season 1, it was revealed that the true identity of the Fulcrum that Hera and her crew were keeping in touch with was actually Ahsoka Tano. It wasn’t until E.K. Johnston’s standalone Ahsoka novel that we learned she was the one to propose the idea of an intelligence network to Bail Organa.
Following her presumed death, the crew learned that Fulcrum wasn’t a title exclusive to Ahsoka, but instead referred to a number of secret agents risking their lives on behalf of the rebellion against the Empire.
Clone Wars recently revealed that Ahsoka got the idea for the name from one of Anakin Skywalker’s secure channels. In a way, she allowed her former master to live on through the codename she would go on to use for years to come.
Who else do you think could have been involved in this super-secret spy network? Anyone else we might know?