Role in the Film
Baze first appears on Jedha City as one of the Guardians of the Whills alongside his friend Chirrut Imwe. Unlike Chirrut, he does not believe in the Force, and so prefers to use practical weapons. He helps Jyn, Cassian and Chirrut fight off Stormtroopers after Saw Gerrera's henchmen launch an attack on an Imperial cargo transport, but is captured by Saw's henchmen and imprisoned by them.
He later watches as his home Jedha is destroyed by the Death Star, and accompanies the crew to Eadu. He helps shoot down many Stormtroopers as Jyn and Cassian retreat from the Imperial base there.
He agrees to help them to obtain the Death Star plans on Scarif, and leads the rest of Saw's henchmen to distract them from Jyn, Cassian and K-2SO, who were infiltrating the Imperial base. After he watches his friend Chirrut die and Bodhi blown up in the ship, he resolves to trust in the Force and rushes the Death Troopers, and is eventually shot several times and killed by a grenade.