Star Wars

Explaining Hera Syndulla’s Ship, The Ghost

The Ghost, Star Wars

Hera Syndulla always dreamed of flying. From the moment she saw starfighters battling to protect her homeworld of Ryloth, she always knew it would be her destiny. A downed Y-Wing would see her rescue her beloved yet cantankerous and egotistical astromech, C1-10P, affectionately known as Chopper. However, her father, Cham, never approved of her dream, especially after the death of her mother, Eleni. Eventually, Hera would have enough credits to buy her own ship; she would christen The Ghost.

The Ghost would serve Hera well. The crew went from just her and Chopper to including her future partner and father of her son, Kanan Jarrus, the Lasat warrior Zeb Orrelios, the Mandalorian teenager Sabine Wren and finally, Force-sensitive boy, Ezra Bridger. After Jarrus’s death would come the birth of Jacen Syndulla, his son with Hera. Jacen would be known as Spectre-7.

The Ghost Is Beloved By Hera

Hera took impeccable care of The Ghost, serving her well into the Battle of Exegol. The ship might’ve been a light freighter, but it had a small shuttle known as the Phantom, often used for small missions where The Ghost was too prominent and noticeable. After the Phantom was destroyed, a second Phantom was commissioned, which we see in Ahsoka.

If Hera wasn’t the pilot and somewhat mechanic, she was; the Ghost and the Phantom would’ve fallen apart, and it would’ve made Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose Tico blush. It also begs whether we’ll see Hera in The Bad Batch‘s final season. After all, Hera appeared with her parents in Season 1. If she reappears, she could bring in the Ghost or an early version.

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C.J. Hawkings has written for the now-defunct Entertainment website, Movie Pilot and the still functioning WhatCulture and ScreenRant. She prides herself as a truth seeker and will do (almost) anything for coffee or Coke No Sugar. Oh! And food!

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