Cassian Andor

Cassian Andor

    Rogue One
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Character Analysis

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Living... the life of a revolutionary. Andor is a valued officer for the Alliance, which is trying to overthrow the Galactic Empire. That’s especially urgent now as the Empire nears completion of the Death Star, its heretofore secret weapon that allegedly can destroy entire planets. 

Profession... intelligence officer. Andor gets a tip that an Empire pilot, Bodhi Rook, has defected with a message from Galen Endor, one of the Death Star’s primary architects. According to Rook, Endor has built a secret weakness into the Death Star so that it can potentially be destroyed by the Rebels. Andor’s assignment is to take Galen’s estranged daughter, a petty criminal-slash-fugitive named Jyn Endor, with him to get to the bottom of Rook and Galen’s story. At least, that’s his official mission.

Interests... defeating the Empire – and that’s it. As Cassian says, he’s been in this fight since he was 6 years old.

Relationship Status... single. He doesn’t exactly have much time for romance. These days his closest (and, really, only) companion is K-2SO, an Imperial droid that he has reprogrammed to aid the Rebels. 

Challenge... retrieving the secret Death Star plans planted by Galen Erso on the heavily fortified planet Scarif. That is, if they really exist. As an intelligence officer, Andor knows all about deception. Rook might be an Imperial plant rather than a defector, and Galen could be luring them all into a trap. But they have to take every chance they can to destroy the Death Star, or the universe will soon be powerless against the Empire.

Personality... determined, single-minded, and not afraid to get his hands dirty. Andor is completely committed to the Alliance’s cause. But that also means he’s deceived and even killed in the name of what he believes is the greater good. He fervently hopes it will all be worth it someday when the Empire is defeated. At least, that’s what he has to tell himself to keep going on.


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