Where would Hera Syndulla be without her cantankerous yet much beloved best friend C1-10P, better known as Chopper? In Star Wars Rebels, the astromech was the pilot’s longtime companion long before the Spectres became a group.
With Ahsoka almost here, let’s explore this rowdy little droid and his history before his next appearance. Please remember that he won’t like what we say about him.
Built on Lasan (yes, that’s right – Zeb’s homeworld), C1-10P would be the co-pilot of a Y-Wing that crashed on Ryloth during the Clone Wars. A young Hera rescued him from the wreckage and called him Chopper.
Chopper was old as he was decades past his “expiry date” by the time Hera found him. Though, he didn’t believe himself to expired. For years, he served Hera, and only she would be able to get him to behave himself somewhat.
His pretence at Hera’s side didn’t sit well with her father, Cham Syndulla. Later in life, he would question why his daughter was attached to C1-10P.
Former Jedi Kanan Jarrus, Lasat Garazeb Orrelios and Mandalorian teenager Sabine Wren would join Chopper and Hera years later. Together they would form the Spectres. Ezra Bridger would be the last member to join them.
Chopper was a grumble and complained about everything. He did not get along with Zeb and Ezra and was known to be quite unpleasure towards them at times. C1-10P would also get in on pranks suggested by Sabine, like locking his feet down when Ezra was trying to use the Force on him. He also devised the genius idea to push Zeb’s buttons by making Ezra’s bunk collapse on top of him by removing the bolts.
We cannot end this post without discussing Chopper’s high kill count. He is well-known for blowing up Imperial ships containing thousands of people and knocking rival astromechs out of airlocks. He’s almost taken Kanan’s head off by closing a door just as he’s about to climb through the doorway..