It is seriously amazing Asami didn’t have more trust issues, she’s had blow after blow in Book 1, first with her father and then with Mako. The thing is, other characters in her position would have taken this as a reason to jump into the dark side, it would be a flimsy reason and one more fueled by hurt and spite, and LBH that’s the catalyst for a some of ‘friends to enemy’ stories, but not Asami.
It just speaks to her moral strength that she didn’t allow herself to consider joining her father and that at the end of the day she was willing to let Mako go, forgive him, and still remain his friend.
Cassian was one of the best Jaeger pilots of
the PPDC until, during a fight with a huge Kaiju, he felt his co-pilot dying.
Key was his best friend, his only friend, and Cassian never recovered, choosing
to retire, to escape far from the battlefield.
Burdened by self-pity and an oppressing sense of guilt, Cassian struggles to
survive, until one day General Saw Guerrera, his old boss’s co-pilot, finds
him, asking him to come back. They need pilots, all those they can find. They
The exact moment Cassian enters the Shatterdome he realizes he’s home.
Jyn Erso is Saw’s adoptive daughter and a great pilot. Or at least she is on
paper as Guerrera has always prevented her from piloting one of those metal
giants she loves so much. The official excuse? She’s not ready. In reality? He
just doesn’t want to lose the one member of the only family he’s ever had.
As Jyn and Cassian try to persuade Saw that they are drift compatible, Bodhi
Rook lab technician is trying to find a way to understand Kaiju’s attack’s
pattern. His research brings him face to face with organ smuggler and Kaiju enthusiast
Orson Krennik. Not his brightest moment.
Bonus: the mighty Jaeger known as Force Alpha is piloted by married couple Chirrut & Baze,
Jyn’s old friend and Cassian’s old acquaintances.
Jyn’s and Cassian’s Jaeger is called Rogue One by Bodhi, because “you are both