New Star Wars Rebels Character Names: Ezra Bridger, Zeb, and The Phantom!

According to a retailer called Kidiwinks, these are some descriptions for not one, but two different Star Wars Rebels Lego sets which give us some information about the series:

Take on evil Imperial forces in The Phantom with opening cockpit, 2-way spring-loaded shooter, rear cargo compartment and more.

The above lines up with what Pete at Lightsaber Rattling figured out with The Ghost separating into two parts with one being a smaller attack ship.  I believe it had a different name or it appeared to be something like The Wolf. Or maybe this is something different altogether?

Join the Rebel resistance against the evil Empire in The Phantom attack shuttle, as seen in the exciting Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series! Place young Rebel hero Ezra Bridger in the detachable cockpit and store his cadet helmet and blaster in the cargo Fly The Phantom into battle against the evil Empire!

Cadet helmet? That’s interesting. I’m probably going out on a limb, but maybe Ezra goes to the academy? What else could he be a cadet in? Maybe they’re like Biggs, cadets that jump ship to join the rebellion, only in this instance they’re starting it on their home world? I wonder if Ezra is male or female?

Knowing there are two female heroes aboard The Ghost makes one of these two new names being female possible, although toys do tend to favor male characters inappropriately.

Pilot The Ghost with 2 cockpits, 360-degree rotating gun turret, spring-loaded shooters, detachable escape pods, Holocron and more.

Okay, so there’s a Holocron? That’s interesting and indicative of Force use. Considering the heroes age, she/he was probably born around Order 66 and was never picked up by the Jedi if they are a Force user (because they got killed). It would be neat if one of the characters from this series went on to join Luke Skywalker after Return of the Jedi (such as David Oyelowo’s character who is rumored to do as much, perhaps incorrectly). That said, it treads in a weird place potentially. If whoever uses the Holocron survives into Luke joining the Rebel Alliance, there’s two potential “Hopes” there. So it might mean this new potential Force user never really gets it together or they don’t survive beyond the rebels getting the stolen plans to the Death Star.

Get ready to battle the Empire with the Rebel heroes’ awesome starship – The Ghost – as seen in the thrilling Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series! Stay on course with Rebel minifigures in the two cockpits and put Zeb on patrol in the 360-degree rotating Join the Rebel heroes aboard The Ghost! -

Here we have someone named Zeb. This person appears to be a crew member of The Ghost. Sort of a generic name, but still a very fitting type for the genre. The text appears to be cut off somewhat here as well.

This new info opens up more mysteries than it solves. We have Zeb, Ezra, and we know The Phantom is the mini-ship. So that’s not too shabby for a Monday.

Thanks to @FinderofWords for the heads up!

 

EDIT:

Ghost

The Star Wars Tumblr has updated with this Killian Plunkett concept art for The Ghost!

Also, it is clear that Ezra is male because of the word usage in the descriptions.