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Bodhi RookCHARACTER AGE:
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Bodhi wouldn't particularly see himself a hero, can't see himself as one. Therefore, a hero.HOUSING:
Random is okayBACKGROUND: A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away...
Bodhi Rook hails from a moon on the outer rim -- a cold desert that goes by Jedha. Under the rise of the Empire, it's occupied. Stormtroopers roam the streets, the temple dedicated to the precious Kyber crystals is ransacked and pillaged. Bodhi is six years old, so he's only had a short period of life that wasn't governed by the Empire. **Raised by his mother, he (and his sister -- only referenced) lived poor. His sister left, leaving him to fend for himself and take care of their mother.**
And so he enrolled in the Imperial academy. Working for the Empire would give him the money for her, and for himself. It was fine for a time -- he was an okay student, a decent enough pilot, but performed poorly on the fighter pilot testing so he was sent down to working as a cargo pilot. Shuffling from planet to planet, hauling goods -- it was fine for a time. He got to see the galaxy, but he also got to see the cruelty of the Empire first hand, and he tried to shield himself from it, keep his head down. Took to gambling as a vice and distraction.
Things changed when he was assigned a route to Eadu, hauling the crystals that were native to his home planet for an unknown reason to a science base. It was there he met a man, in the mess one day, a scientist. THE scientist, Galen Erso. Galen was one of the few people that treated Bodhi like an actual person, they talked, he confided in Galen. Trusted him.
When he found out what was being built on that base, what he was helping build, Galen approached him again. With a job for him. Galen was plotting his revenge against the Empire for a long time, and now it was time to put that plan into action and Bodhi was the perfect assistance. He just had to deliver a message to a rebel cell stationed on Jedha. Saw Gerrera. A known rebel extremist who'd parted with the Rebellion over differences. He told a man he met in a cantina, needing to get the word out -- about the Death Star, about needing to find Saw so that he'd be able to find him.
Saw's partisans find him, alright. He's dragged through the desert with a bag over his head to Saw's hideout. The man simply. Won't. Believe. Him. That he is who he says he is, despite Bodhi begging and getting angry. He gets thrown into a room with a creature called a Bor Gullet, which is supposed to be able to tell if he's lying or not. It leaves him wrecked and ruined, and he gets thrown into a cell. That's how the rebel intelligence agent Cassian Andor finds him, and pulls him out of his stuppor. It's lucky that they do because the Death Star is fired onto the planet not long after and destroyed, so he's able to escape with Cassian, two Guardians of the Whills, and Galen Erso's daughter.
On his intel, he leads them to Eadu, under the impression that they're there to find Galen Erso to corroborate his story. Cassian has him lead him up to the rocky outcrop to show him Galen and once they've found him, he tells Bodhi to go back and find a ship for them to get off the planet. A lot happens, including the rebel alliance showing up and in the crossfire, Galen is killed. Bodhi helps them get off with a new ship and taking out some troopers that were gunning for Jyn and Cassian. Afterwards, the flight back is tense. Particularly when Jyn confronts Cassian about his orders. Bodhi avoids them, but when arriving on Yavin, he accompanies Jyn to a council meeting -- as they decide on what plan of action to take. Jyn and Bodhi are both met with distrust from most, most who think that going after the plans on Scarif is a bad idea. The idea is vetoed.
Jyn wants to fight. As does Bodhi. As do many other rebels. So stealing a ship, the same ship that they'd stolen from Eadu, and with that they're flying to Scarif. Bodhi gives them an improvised callsign in order to get off -- Rogue One. With his knowledge of bases and security, they're able to bluff their way onto the base, Cassian and Jyn and Kaytoo all go after the plans, Baze and Chirrut go alongside the rebel soldiers to take care of the defenses while Bodhi waits with the ship. His job becomes contacting the rebels that showed up and letting them know that they need to get the shield gate down after it closes them in on the planet. Once the master switch is pulled, it's his job to connect the ship to the tower so that he can transmit to them. He runs out into the fighting, unarmed, and is almost caught but the rebels cover him, so that he can get back to the ship and get in touch with the rebels.
Bodhi just gets in contact with them when a lone grenade is thrown onto the ship, detonating and killing him instantly.**= headcanonPERSONALITY:
"bodhi rook had only ever doubted himself, and today was no exception."
- rogue one novelization
Bodhi Rook is about as average as they come. Not a mystical being with incredible abilities, or a fierce warrior. He's just... himself. He grew up in an Imperial occupied city, got into trouble with the law on a few occasions in his youth, and grew up to work for the Empire as a cargo pilot. There aren't many opportunities for someone like him, much less in a war zone like his home, and so he enrolled in the academy with hopes of becoming a fighter pilot. But after failing his tests, he's assigned another, less glorious job.
A little hot-headed, his self confidence begins to deteriorate over time, and he begins to second guess and doubt himself. His anxiety begins to become a problem, he takes up gambling, and becomes withdrawn.
But it's a job - he's good enough at it, not great. Pilots are common, and low on the chain of command - perhaps even lower than the Stormtroopers, so he doesn't stick out at all. He just needs to keep his head down and do it, which he does. Ignoring all that's going on around him. That he's delivering supplies of goods to the Empire that are native only to Jedha, his home. He does it until he discovers what it is that he's being an accessory to. The building of a giant super weapon that can destroy planets in it's wake. Those crystals he'd been entrusted to deliver are to be it's power source.
It's enough to push him into realizing that he needed to leave, that he didn't want to be a part of this. Somehow he caught the attention of the head scientist on Eadu, where the weapon is being built, a man by the name of Galen Erso. Despite his many misgivings, he agrees to take a message at the man's behest to a rebel revealing a flaw on the machine that will destroy it.
But Bodhi - he doubts himself, he doesn't see his actions as brave or worthy of praise. Maybe, if he was brave - he would have defected a long time ago. He believes that by defecting, and delivering the message and what is hopefully a killing blow to the Empire, that he can make up for what it is that he's done. Despite his minor position, he feels responsible for the evils that they've created - that by doing this he can undo some of it.
And Galen is counting on him to succeed. If the weapon can be destroyed, there's no telling how many lives will be spared.
"He said I could do right by myself. He said I could make it right if I was brave enough, and listened to what is in my heart."
- rogue one novelization
It is bravery, though. Just the kind that comes from fear and desperation. And he is desperate. Especially when upon his attempt to deliver Galen Erso's message goes sideways he finds himself captive of the very man he'd been trying to find. Despite Bodhi's desperate pleading, despite his anger at the rebels for their inability to see him in his Imperial uniform as anything but another piece in the Empire's war machine, and the way he tries to fight, he just wants them to see before it's too late - he's taken to something called the Bor Gullet, which is a creature that is able to see when someone is telling the truth or not.
The problem is the side effects and lasting problems that it leaves behind. It tears through Bodhi's memories, and leaves them out of place. Not lost, but simply misplaced, not the order that they should be. It leaves him sometimes unable to tell what is real and what isn't, unable to recall some things, and getting lost in his head from time to time.
Despite that, he manages well enough or at least becomes good enough at pretending that he's coping with it, that his mind is intact, and increasingly has moments where he seems more like his old self.
He tends to wear his emotions on his sleeve. Joy, pain, fear, anger, sadness.. Bodhi feels a lot. He blames himself for not being enough, for being too late when it comes to the destruction of his home by the Death Star. He takes failures to heart.
The anxiety that has plagued him becomes a lot more visible - tends to ramble, he's twitchy, especially after Bor Gullet - and seems constantly afraid and jumpy - or at least, out of his element. It's worth nothing that he's not a soldier, or a fighter like most of the rebels, but he's also one of the first people to stand beside Jyn's plan to steal the plans because they have a chance here and he's determined to see this thing through, even though it means throwing himself into a fight. Galen died to give it to them, and he still wants to make amends. Even knowing that it's a suicide mission. It's safe to say he's loyal to the man, and the people that he's met along the way, as well.
And he's determined and intelligent, enough so that he's able to even defect and not get caught right off. Despite his doubt, Bodhi works well enough under pressure still, and it's through his knowledge of the workings of the Empire and a bit of quick thinking on his part that they're able to sneak onto Scarif, the base where the plans for the Death Star are kept undercover, and then able to transmit the message. It's not until that very moment, after he runs out into the open, under blaster fire, and is able to get into contact with the rebels beyond the shield gate to tell them what to do does he finally feel that he's done enough to make up for what he's done, only a few moments before a grenade is tossed into his ship, killing him instantly. POWER: NONCANON
-- Bodhi has no canon abilities or superpowers.
1. TECHNOLOGY MANIPULATION -- With a touch, Bodhi can understand and manipulate technology -- even damaged, to work. However, he has to actually be touching it, and trying to hold it for too long will cause whatever he's trying to manipulate to short circuit or explode.
2. HEALING TOUCH -- Bodhi can do this one of two ways: the first is easier, and can be used fairly often. Taking the injury for himself -- coincidentally, it's the only time his healing ability can be used on himself. The second takes more power to use and can maybe be used once or twice and it's healing away the full injury. Better for larger injuries but using it too much at a time will cause weakness, headaches, nosebleeds or just getting faint.
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