Who is Sabine Wren and what is her story?

Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) in Lucasfilm's AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) in Lucasfilm's AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

It’s almost Ahsoka time! The Disney+ show is all set to premiere this Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023. It will introduce brand new canon to the current Star Wars timeline. Any way you have it, Ahsoka will bring some fantastic scenes to our TV screens.

One character from the show who will play a massive role in the storyline is Sabine Wren. Whether you’re a new fan or need a refresher course, let’s dive into Sabine’s story and set up why she’s important for Ahsoka Tano’s show!

How old is Sabine Wren?

At the beginning of Star Wars Rebels, Sabine is 16 years old, two years older than the protagonist Ezra Bridger. In season four, Sabine is 19, and then she is 21 years old during the show’s epilogue.

What is her occupation?

She is a Mandalorian Weapons Expert. In her job, she initially thought she was building weapons for peace. The weapons she built were actually being used by the Empire against her family and her people on Mandalore. Obviously, she was a bit shaken up by this and ultimately decided to leave Mandalore due to all of the constant guilt. With the Rebellion, her focus was on explosives and bombs.

What is her family life like?

Sabine’s family was showcased in Star Wars Rebels. Ursa Wren is her mother and the leader of Clan Wren, who was affiliated with House Vizla. House Vizla was also associated with a group called Death Watch that had marked Sabine a traitor.

Sabine’s father was Alrich Wren, and they share a unique, positive bond over their love of art. She also has a brother named Tristan. The Empire took Alrich captive to keep Ursa and her clan in check. Thanks to Sabine’s influence, Ursa and Tristan defected from the Empire and rescued Alrich to join Sabine’s rebel allegiances.

What else makes Sabine Wren so special?

She was not only a Mandalorian warrior, but Sabine was also a graffiti artist. She “signed” all of her work with some graffiti art, specifically a Starbird, which would later be used as a symbol to represent the Rebellion. Because of all of her unique skills, she became one of the first known rebels against the Empire as part of the crew of the Ghost, also called the Spectres.

Who or what is the Ghost Crew?

The Ghost Crew consisted of 6 members. Along with Sabine, the group was led by pilot Hera Syndulla and Jedi-in-hiding Kanan Jarrus. Also in the crew was Hera’s droid Chopper, Lasat honor guard Garazeb “Zeb” Orrellios, and Kanan’s Jedi padawan Ezra Bridger. The Ghost Crew was part of a much larger movement that Senator Bail Organa and Ahsoka Tano initially organized which would become the Rebel Alliance. The Ghost crew fought against the reign of the Galactic Empire on the planet of Lothal. They operated out of the VCX-100 Light Freighter called the Ghost, hence their name.

Why is Sabine Wren so important to the Ahsoka series on Disney+?

Ahsoka is basically going to pick up right where Rebels left off, where Tano is essentially recruiting the help of Sabine Wren to help her track down both Grand Admiral Thrawn and Ezra Bridger, who both disappeared during the series finale of Rebels. Because Ahsoka wants to find Bridger, she knows that Wren is one of the few people who know him better than anyone else.

Sabine also had experience fighting Grand Admiral Thrawn herself, which could be helpful, once he’s found, that is. Sabine Wren also has some experience with the Darksaber, a Jedi and Mandalorian lightsaber that Kanan and Ezra taught her to wield. Although, she handed it off improperly during her ‘reign’ as it must be won during battle, and she gave it to Bo-Katan Kryze. While she didn’t want anything to do with the Darksaber initially, she defeated Mandalorian Imperial leader Gar Saxon, which allowed her to claim the Darksaber and freed her family from his reign.

Closing Thoughts

Needless to say, Sabine Wren has already proved herself to be worthy. We know her past, who she’s aligned with, and who she fights for. Wren is an important part of Ahsoka Tano’s life and mission. We just can’t wait to see more of Sabine in Ahsoka and learn more about her!

Comment below your all-time favorite Sabine moment and what you’re looking forward to in the Ahsoka series over on Disney+! Make sure to tune in right along with us, follow along, and stay tuned for some pretty cool updates here on Dork Side of the Force!