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Who Is Ryder Azadi In Star Wars?

Ryder Azadi, Star Wars

Ahsoka is finally here, and the two-episode premiere, Master and Apprentice and Toil and Trouble gave fans a few unexpected surprises in the first episode. One of these surprises is Ryder Azadi, the governor of Lothal. For those unfamiliar with him, he appeared in a recurring role in Star Wars Rebels. Azadi was granted the rank of moff in the early days of the Empire, hence his role as governor. However, he became a massive supporter of the Bridger Transmissions, run by Mira and Ephraim Bridger.

Ryder Azadi was arrested for treason alongside the Bridgers, which left their 7-year-old son, Ezra, orphaned. While in prison, Azadi was known as X-10. Ezra didn’t know about his existence until he started having visions of his parents. Hera Syndulla and Kanan Jarrus had been working behind the scenes to locate Mira and Ephraim but to no success.

The Empire had removed the names and images of the prisoners. Ezra realises he saw his parents in the vision because they conducted a prison break. Ryder was involved but learned reasonably quickly that Mira and Ephriam were separated in the escape and perished.

Ryder Azadi Breaks The News Of The Bridgers’ Deaths To Ezra

When Ezra eventually found him alongside Kanan and their astromech Chopper, Azadi had to deliver the news that Bridger had been dreading: his parents were gone.

Kanan did what he could to comfort his devastated Padawan, as did Ryder. When Princess Leia, the daughter of Bail Organa, arrives, the Spectres and Azadi are forced to devise a plan to make it look like the Empire is at fault and not the rebels for a string of situations, including the “kidnapping” of the princess by Azadi.

Ryder Azadi would become an unofficial member of the rebellion, often giving the Spectres assistance when needed.

The Years After Ezra’s Disappearance

After Ezra disappears, Ryder Azadi is reinstated as the Governor of Lothal. When Sabine Wren, Ezra’s longtime friend, submits a mural of the Spectres for the people, she is a no-show, much to the annoyance of Azadi. He orders Jai Kell, the new junior senator, to speak to the crowd and security to find Sabine.

When Sabine shows up the next day, he tells her she will want to hear what Ahsoka has to say.

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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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