Secrets of Sienar Star Wars Rebels Magazine (UK) #13 Words: Martin Fisher Art: Eva Widermann
A mission to steal intel from Sienar Systems gets sidetrack when Kanan becomes fixated on kidnapping an inventor/worker who will know secrets and needs to learn the errors of his ways. Everyone - including the kidnapee who works for the Empire to protect and support his family - objects as it’s not worth the effort, the heat and danger it’ll bring from the Imperials. Ultimately it doesn’t work out, and the Ghosts get away empty handed.
It’s about the big picture - Kanan got fixated on this one potential asset losing sight of everything else, whilst everyone else is considering survival and the mission at large: if they die or get captured over this, they can’t carry on fighting for the galaxy; if this man disappears his family will suffer and die; the incidental toll on innocents as the Empire rips the planet (galaxy?) apart to regain this one asset. There’s also the importance of family, of home, of a purpose worth fighting for. Weighing up the odds. And Kanan just can’t. This one failure is, to him, an absolute failure, let the Empire win.
If anything i think this issue reinforces the point of Wings of the Master where, yes, they lost a blockade runner - whether it was at full- or skeleton crew, it’s still a notable loss, but not as much of a loss as losing a whole planet (or city, I don’t think it’s made clear what area the supplies were supporting - ultimately irrelevant). It’s about acceptable loss, the bigger mission, picking and choosing fights and priorities.
(That last panel of Hera and Kanan is just lovely.)
what she means:
pj just uploaded a new picture of the fantastic foursome and i am unable to breathe and think and i have risen i have been reborn and restored this picture has brought me back to life and it means so much because they were why i started watching YouTube and there were rumours that they were no longer friends but they are and they are amazing and i have so much love and they look so happy and i am just an innocent child i am crying