One of my favorite things about Rogue One were the characters. You had Jyn Erso, the daughter of the man who built the Death Star! Captain Cassian Andor, a rebel spy. K-2SO, a reprogrammed Imperial droid. Bodhi Rook, a defected Imperial pilot. Baze Malbus, a seasoned soldier. And finally you have Chirrut, the spiritual warrior who believed in the ways of the Force wholeheartedly.
I loved the concept of Chirrut ever since I saw him in the first teaser because there had never been a blind person in Star Wars and it’s always exciting seeing new characters with unique characteristics about themselves. But to also find out that he had the Force was beyond awesome. Even though he wasn’t a Jedi he was so cool and he really became one of my favorite characters in Star Wars. So today on this segment of Greatest Moments I’m going to share with you all of the things that made me like his character so much in Rogue One.
1. Chirrut Kicks Stormtrooper Booty
I remember the first time I saw this scene. Before this scene Chirrut had already been briefly inserted into the movie as he participated in a quick conversation with Jyn Erso but this scene was the true debut for him. I recall watching this part carefully watching what was going to happen as he was surrounded by stormtroopers ready to kill him. Then he went plum off on them martial arts style and defeated all of them without even getting a scratch. And may I remind you, he’s blind!!! How incredible is that? Chirrut might not have been a Jedi but his ability with the Force was off the charts. After this scene I immediately knew I was a Chirrut fan and that’s why this is undoubtedly one of his greatest moments.