- “I'm one with the Force. The Force is with me.”
- ―Chirrut Îmwe
Chirrut Îmwe is a character in the 2016 Lucasfilm Rogue One film. He was a blinded spiritual warrior-monk. Alongside his friend and protector, Baze Malbus, he and other members of the Rebellion assisted Jyn in her mission to steal the Death Star plans.
Although he did not have a connection to the Force, Chirrut was a strong believer in it and the ways of the Jedi, carrying a simple staff and traditional lightbow bowcaster, contrasting greatly with his partner's more pragmatic personality. His devotion to spirituality helped him overcome his blindness and become a formidable warrior.
Role in the Film
Chirrut first appears preaching the Force on Jedha City, and asks Jyn Erso if she knew what Kyber crystals were. She told him they powered Jedi lightsabers before being ushered on by Cassian Andor. He later reappears to help Cassian, Jyn and K-2SO fight off Stormtroopers with his staff. He is later taken with them to Saw Gerrera's base by Saw's rebel band, and escapes with them as Jedha is destroyed by the Death Star.
After crash-landing on Eadu, he follows Jyn, fearing Cassian was out to kill her father. He later helps them fight off the Stormtroopers, shooting down a TIE Fighter with his lightbow bowcaster as Rebel fighters came in to assist them.
He agrees to fight alongside Jyn and the rebels to help obtain the Death Star plans on Scarif. Using the Force, he manages to activate the master switch for the Death Star plans to be communicated out to the Rebel Alliance, but is killed in the resulting explosion after a fuel container was hit by Imperial blaster fire, and dies in Baze's arms telling him that he was finally 'one with the Force'.