Rachel Paige
Updated Dec 19, 2016 @ 7:25 am
rogue one
Credit: Lucasfilm

Now that you’ve seen the latest movie in the Star Wars saga, Rogue One (and if you haven’t seen it yet, might want to stop reading right now), it’s time to talk about the fact that we’ve got a brand new female heroine on our hands, Jyn Erso.

Just like Princess General Leia and Rey before her, Jyn is everything we LOVE in a strong female character: She’s smart, a little bit sassy, resourceful, can take and throw a punch, and she’s not about to let the Rebellion crumble around her. Though there have been seven Star Wars movies before Rogue One, this is the first to truly feature a female character as the lead (and, as the biggest character on the poster). We’re loving every second of it.

Even better, the filmmakers behind Rogue One took an awesome approach when it came to bringing Jyn to life on the screen — and weren’t so concerned with labelling her as a “female hero” and rather just as a HERO.

Damn straight, we better see a lot of dude Jyns out there this Halloween, just like we see a lot of Lady Han Solos.

Yeah, a girl who manages to steal the plans for the Death Star and set in motion the process of bringing down the Empire. You go girl Jyn.