Following the victory of the Resistance in their struggle against the Final Order, an uprising against the Final Order was undertaken by the inhabitants of the galaxy in an effort to defeat the First Order's remaining forces. Bespin, Endor, Jakku, Naboo, Corellia, Lothal, Thyferra, and Coruscant were among the systems reported to be openly rebelling against the Final Order.
- "Everyone's so afraid. They've given up."
"No, I don't believe you believe that. Hey. They win by making you think you're alone. Remember? There's more of us."
- ―Poe Dameron and Zorii Bliss
Emerging from the shadows to seize military control over the galaxy, the First Order, the successor to the Galactic Empire, conquered and came to rule large swathes of the galaxy. With the New Republic having collapsed as a result of a First Order attack, First Order fleets spread across the galaxy, and worlds and systems capitulated to the military dictatorship in order to avoid direct conflict, dividing the galaxy. However, the First Order was opposed by the Resistance, who sought to inspire rebellion to bring down the First Order and restore the New Republic. During the First Order's pursuit of the Resistance, Kylo Ren killed and usurped Supreme Leader Snoke, but he was ultimately unable to capture the Resistance due to the sacrifice of Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, allowing the Resistance to continue their war against the First Order and inspire others.
Supreme Leader Ren later discovered a living Darth Sidious, the former Emperor, on Exegol, alongside a cult of followers and a massive military force set to bring the galaxy under the control of a new Sith Empire by force through the Final Order. Sidious, who revealed himself to be behind Snoke and the First Order, offered Ren the Final Order if he killed Rey, the last Jedi and his granddaughter. Eventually, however, Ren instead renounced the dark side and the First Order, reclaiming his birth identity as Ben Solo. Nevertheless, Allegiant General Enric Pryde pledged the First Order to Sidious, formally beginning the Final Order.
After discovering a safe route to Exegol, the Resistance attacked the hidden Sith world to prevent the Sith fleet from deploying. The Resistance was reinforced by a citizens' fleet made up of thousands of volunteer ships from all over the galaxy. Together, they destroyed much of the Sith fleet, including Allegiant General Pryde and his First Order command ship, while leaving the remaining Sith Star Destroyers trapped on Exegol without a way to navigate out of the planet's atmosphere due to destroying their navigational source. Meanwhile, Rey channeled the Jedi of the past to defeat Sidious, sacrificing herself in the process, but was resuscitated by Solo, who gave his life to revive her. Following their victory, the Resistance and galaxy fleet retreated from Exegol, during which time General Finn learned that people all over the galaxy were rising up and relayed this information to General Poe Dameron.
Across the galaxy, people rose up against the Final Order to defeat the remaining forces of the First Order that remained spread out around the galaxy. Open rebellions occurred on many worlds, including Bespin, Jakku, Endor, Coruscant, Naboo, Corellia, Lothal, and Thyferra. On Bespin, Jakku, and Endor, at least one First Order Star Destroyer was destroyed on each world. The uprising on Endor was witnessed by at least two Ewoks, Galactic Civil War veteran Wicket W. Warrick and his son Pommet.
Behind the scenesEdit
- Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition audiobook
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: A Junior Novel
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: A Junior Novel audiobook
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
- ↑ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary dates the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker as taking place one year after the "Starkiller Incident." As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the Starkiller Incident to 34 ABY, it can be deduced the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker take place in 35 ABY.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: A Junior Novel
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
- ↑ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ Poe Dameron 29