- “This is a rebellion, isn't it? I rebel.”
- ―Jyn Erso
Growing up, Jyn Erso had a tough and difficult life. From the age of fifteen, she developed a reckless and rebellious streak. She had a number of incidents on her record, including the forgery of Imperial documents, possession of stolen property, aggravated assaul and resisting arrest.
After the Rebellion learns about the construction of the Empire's new ultimate weapon, the Death Star, Chancellor Mon Mothma assigned Erso to learn more about the weapon, so the Rebellion can destroy it. As a result, Erso became apart in the theft of the Death Star plans.