The Emmy award-winning Star Wars Rebels reaches its series conclusion, leaving an indelible mark on Star Wars mythology. The animated series continues the legacy of powerful storytelling, unforgettable characters, and thrilling action Star Wars is known for. But, one thing you may not be aware of is how important Star Wars Rebels is to the franchise’s lore. Executive-producer Dave Filoni and the animation team at Lucasfilm have created a crucial piece of storytelling that adds elements which have changed the galaxy far, far away forever.

Rebels has added to and deepened several iconic characters’ back stories while also building up the mythology that connects the Prequels with the Original Trilogy. Read on for why you need to add Star Wars Rebels to your pop culture resume… Full spoilers for everything leading up to the finale follow!

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