December 2, 2022

Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) in Lucasfilm's ANDOR, exclusively on Disney+. ©2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.

Is Cassian Andor too cold-hearted to be branded a hero of the Rebellion? Max explores the character’s dastardly deeds so far

I love the Star Wars: Andor TV Series. There is just one thing I don’t like about it. Cassian Andor. Yes. I don’t like the character. I don’t see him as someone I would look up to despite his role in the nascent Rebellion. Why? He kills in cold blood. It’s one thing to kill when protecting yourself, but I re-watched Rogue One last night, and he kills his informant on the Rings of Kafrene to avoid the information falling back into the Empire’s hands.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Image courtesy of Disney/Lucasfilm)

An innocent human man with a wounded arm. He shoots and kills him without a second thought. Brutal. You cannot just kill people because they are a “liability”. That is the dark side. Yes, someone could expose your identity. But this man was an innocent person who was trying to help Cassian. Flashback five years to when Cassian is living on Ferrix. He encounters two Pre-Mor Security Inspection Officers. They give him a problem, and yes, they are bad guys. However, Cassian kills them in cold blood.

He is not a character I am rooting for despite what he does and will do for the Rebel Alliance. If the Andor series continues to show his callous attitude towards “justice” and the greater good, maybe it’s best he died on Scarif.

Star Wars: Andor is streaming exclusively on Disney Plus now.


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