In private, Mothma and the others discussed Protocol 13. [31], That rebellion emerged the years following the rise of the Empire, when several resistance movements developed across the galaxy to oppose Imperial rule. However, the Alliance emerged victorious: the second Death Star was destroyed, the Emperor was killed,[4] and the Empire was left leaderless and in chaos. The other prisoners also opened fire on the various New Republic officials present. As the Senate awaited his address, representatives in favor of Bertoni's bill urged the Senate to vote, while Mothma insisted that the bill's opposition, which included herself, be allowed to speak out against the legislation. As leader of the Alliance, Mothma was privy to Operation Fracture,[43] a secret operation to extract the scientist Galen Erso so that he could testify to the Imperial Senate regarding the existence of a planet-destroying superweapon called the Death Star. The chancellor said that the few resources that they had must be put towards keeping the fleet moving so the Empire could not find them. Mothma had approved the clandestine action because it had been successful. Though he did not know who she was, Mothma helped find a chair so he could sit down, and he told her all about how he had defected from the Empire but still loved Ciena Ree, a childhood friend turned lover who served in the Imperial Navy. She also intended to demilitarize the Republic, hoping to cut the New Republic Defense Fleet by ninety percent while leaving the defense of member worlds to the worlds themselves. The frequent skirmishes and space battles of the original Star Wars trilogy tend to obscure the fact somewhat, but the Alliance to Restore the Republic was more than a loose coalition of fighters; it was a political movement that involved leadership and representation. Mothma met with the Alliance High Command to discuss strategy for how to deal with the threat of a new Death Star, and it was agreed that the battle station had to be destroyed before it was fully operational. [59], Meanwhile, Chancellor Mothma and Senator Wartol finally cleared the Nakadian customs and addressed the press. Chancellor Mothma and Princess Leia later traveled to the oceanic planet of Velusia to meet with Grand Vizier Mas Amedda, who was still struggling to rule the Imperial capital of Coruscant; which was in the throes of a civil war. In light of this, it befits Mothma's uniquely dedicated pacifism that she does not directly take part in one of the most famous battles of the Galactic Civil War, knowing that someone in her position could better serve the Rebellion in a different way. A younger version … So I guess that's about it from me, hope you're all doing great at school and know that I'm rooting for ya Signing out!! Mothma knew the adopted Princess from an early age and watched as she grew to become a politician in her own right. She presented data from the probe droids and the scout ship Oculus as evidence that the bulk of Imperial forces had relocated to Jakku. [13][71], Mon Mothma and Bail Organa, in an image from The New Essential Chronology, Mon Mothma appeared in numerous stories in the Expanded Universe of books, comics, and games, which have since become non-canon and rebranded as Star Wars Legends. following Phoenix squadron's return from a failed supply mission, Mothma welcomed Hera Syndulla at the subsequent meeting, commending her bravery. Mothma helped Hera's droid Chopper to detach the Ghost from her stricken freighter. [62], In some ways, Mon Mothma's actions contributed to the New Republic's eventual undoing. Hera and her crew were members of the Phoenix Cell, which operated in the Lothal sector. A disfigured Chancellor, injured in his confrontation with Master Windu, spoke to the Senate about the so-called Jedi betrayal and proclaimed that, in the interest of stability and security, the Republic would be reorganized into the Galactic Empire. [59], Princess Leia had received news from Temmin Wexley and Sinjir Rath Velus that the Imperial remnants had relocated to the Inner Rim world of Jakku. It is this opposition to authoritarianism that led Mon to seek help from the Rebel Alliance. General Solo was picked to lead a ground assault to destroy the shield generator protecting the Death Star, while Organa, Chewbacca, and Skywalker volunteered to accompany him. Mon Mothma was born in 46 BBY into a political family; her father was an arbiter-general in the Galactic Republic, and her mother was a governor on their homeworld of Chandrila.In 32 BBY, she joined the Republic's Galactic Senate. When Melor advocated sending military ships to Akiva as a show of force, Mothma cautioned against it because she did not want to promote an aggressive image of the New Republic in the Outer Rim Territories. 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ISB agents also visited Cantham House on Coruscant, the meeting place of the Cantham House meetings, based on suspicions they had, and questioned Leia and several others there. Three Y-wings were lost during the skirmish but the rebels also managed to destroy the two TIE interceptors. Mothma was elected as the first chancellor of the New Republic Senate and intended to do away with Palpatine's emergency powers, which the Senate gave to the office of the New Republic chancellery. [32] They also had help from Ahsoka Tano, who had become a key figure in the emerging rebellion by acting as a contact for rebel cells. Despite suspicion falling onto Bertoni, Amidala realized that Purs had to have been the assassin; the poison targeted Rodians, so Purs would have died too if only she had taken a drink. In order to infiltrate the conspiracy, led by Count Dooku himself, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi faked his death so his face could be surgically altered to look like the bounty hunter Rako Hardeen, who had fired the shot that supposedly killed the Jedi Master. A new Star Wars canon novel reveals what Mon Mothma was up to during the Battle of Yavin: preparing her surrender to the Empire. [15], Before she died, Amidala secretly gave birth to twins: Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, the latter of whom was adopted by Senator Organa and his wife,[6] Queen Breha Organa of Alderaan. The Alliance formed the New Republic in the months following the Battle of Endor. [36], In the aftermath of Atollon, the Rebel Alliance, including Mothma, relocated to Yavin 4. Mon Mothma adhered fervently to the Alliance's core ideals even after the war, when she became the first Chancellor of the New Republic and pushed for large-scale demilitarization. [15] Her ideals led her to become the first chancellor of the New Republic, where she pushed to avoid the mistakes that the Galactic Republic had made during the Clone Wars. Under Hera's orders, they fired their proton torpedoes into the nebula. The speech was greeted with enthusiasm from the Senate, and Mothma and the other opposition senators celebrated Amidala's address over drinks. When her adviser Hostis Ij advocated finding new lines of food, fuel and other vital supplies, Auxi Kray Korbin interjected that a stronger military was not the solution. Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - [M. Mothma, OC] … [58], After Grand Admiral Sloane landed at Hanna City Spaceport in her shuttle, Chancellor Mon Mothma and several New Republic soldiers, guards, and officials received the Grand Admiral and her entourage. The group refused to allow a millennium of democracy to end without a fight, and Mothma assured the group that they were not like the Separatists. Rethalow revealed that the Black Sun and Red Key syndicates had coerced and bribed the senators into opposing Mothma's resolution. Along with a few other concerned politicians, including Padmé Amidala and Bail Organa, Mothma was an early voice of dissent against the expanded powers that Supreme Chancellor Palpatine was assuming in the midst of the Clone Wars. They had coerced or bribed five senators into voting against Mothma's motion. Senators like Mothma, Amidala, and Onaconda Farr were outspoken opponents of increased military spending. Since Nakadia was an agrarian world, it was classified as a Class A protected planet by the New Republic. The leadership began planning for an assault on the Death Star II over Endor, but first the Alliance Fleet, which had broken up following the Rebellion's defeat during the Battle of Hoth—Mothma insisted that it break into smaller groups to avoid another disaster that the Empire could celebrate—would have to regroup near Sullust. Into the era of the First … After the senators had departed, Mothma and Auxi chatted about her popularity ratings and the matter of appointing a new adviser to replace the late Hostis Ij, who had perished during the attack on Chandrila. Though strong executive powers were granted to her, she wanted nothing of the sort and believed them to be destructive to the democratic process. The senator from Chandrila then praised Farr for leading the efforts against the bill, and the Rodian expressed regret for once siding with the Separatists against the Republic. Mace Windu and three other Jedi Masters attempted to arrest the chancellor, but the Dark Lord killed them all and seduced Skywalker to the dark side of the Force, anointing him as the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Both of these factors likely contributed to the extreme caution of the contingency plan. Organa volunteered to lead an operation, codenamed Operation Yellow Moon, to distract Imperial forces while the Alliance Fleet gathered together. [29] Shortly thereafter, Mothma was present in a Senate session in which Queen Julia of the neutral planet Bardotta spoke via hologram and requested the Republic's assistance in uncovering why Bardottan spiritual leaders were disappearing. This caused an explosion which badly damaged the two Star Destroyers and allowed the rebels to flee to Dantooine. [72] According to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas, the events of the movie took place in 32 BBY,[71] which would place Mothma's election that year or earlier. While Leia and Commodore Kyrsta Agate expressed skepticism, the New Republic leaders including Mothma took an interest in Sloane's offer to discuss peace with the New Republic. As a politician, Mothma preferred to use the system to achieve her goals. 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