"You are to be promoted to Phoenix Leader. Our fighter pilots will benefit greatly from your expertise."
―Jun Sato, to Hera Syndulla[src]

Phoenix Leader was the callsign attributed to the lead pilot of Phoenix Squadron. During the Imperial blockade of Ibaar, a human male served as Phoenix Leader until his death during the mission. After the mission's success, the Twi'lek female Captain Hera Syndulla was promoted to Phoenix Leader by Commander Jun Sato on the recommendation of Kanan Jarrus.[1] Although Phoenix Squadron ceased to exist as a unit due to casualties inflicted during the Battle of Atollon,[3] Syndulla continued to hold the title within the Rebel Alliance[2] as late as the year 1 BBY.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "Wings of the Master"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "In the Name of the Rebellion"
  3. StarWars.com Zero Hour Trivia Gallery on StarWars.com (backup link) (image 11 of 11)
  4. StarWars.com Heroes of Mandalore Trivia Gallery on StarWars.com (backup link) states that the designers of Star Wars Rebels aged Bo-Katan Kryze's character by 18 years. The last time she was seen was in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode "The Lawless," set in the year 19 BBY according to Star Wars: Galactic Atlas.
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