Mon Mothma: You target civilians, kill those who surrender, break every rule of engagement! If we degrade ourselves to the Empire's level, what will we become?
Saw Gerrera: There she is! That's the leader the Rebellion needs! Where is that fire, that passion, when your people need it most? I hope, Senator, after you've lost, and the Empire reigns over the galaxy unopposed, you will find some comfort in the knowledge that you fought according to the rules.
Mon Mothma: That's enough.
Saw Gerrera: What are you afraid of, Senator? The truth?
Saw Gerrera: You ignored my warning about the Jalindi relay and paid the price. Now you have confirmation, yet still you refuse to destroy it.
Mon Mothma: So long as our allies in the Senate have hope of a peaceful resolution to this conflict, I will not risk...
Saw Gerrera: If you continue to allow this war to be fought on the Empire's terms, not yours, you are going to lose.
Mon Mothma: I will not be lectured on military strategy by a man who has proven himself a criminal.
Saw Gerrera: The Empire considers both of us criminals. At least I act like one.
(Mon Mothma's message to rebels across the galaxy...)
Mon Mothma: This is Senator Mon Mothma. I've been called a traitor for speaking out against a corrupt Galactic Senate, a Senate manipulated by the sinister tactics of the Emperor. For too long, I've watched the heavy hand of the Empire strangle our liberties, stifling our freedoms in the name of ensuring our safety. No longer. Despite Imperial threats, despite the Emperor himself, I have no fear as I take new action. For I am not alone. Beginning today, we stand together as allies. I hereby resign from the Senate to fight for you. Not from the distant halls of politics, but from the front lines. We will not rest until we bring an end to the Empire, until we restore our Republic. Are you with me?
Mon Mothma: I've spent my life in the Senate trying to do good, to preserve the rights of the people.
Hera Syndulla: And we are grateful.
Mon Mothma: Little good it's done. The Emperor has crushed freedom over the years, bit by bit. I've opposed him where I could, but I've begun to see that the fight cannot be won in the Senate.
Hera Syndulla: The stakes are a bit higher out here on the front lines. Instead of being outvoted, you're outgunned.
Mon Mothma: Life or death. It's a new experience, being on the run. But if that's what it takes...
Hera Syndulla: Whatever it takes, this Rebellion is worth it.
(Rebels are watching Mon Mothma's speech on HoloNet)
Mon Mothma: I name the Emperor himself for ordering the brutal attacks on the people of Ghorman. Their peaceful world is one of countless systems helpless against his oppressive rule. This massacre is proof that our self-appointed Emperor is little more than a lying executioner, imposing his tyranny under the pretense of security. We cannot allow this evil to stand.
Mon Mothma (to the Senate): Our first responsibility is to the citizens who have sent us here. Our second vow is to protect the power and independence of this remarkable chamber. I stand here today to speak with senators who've come with open minds, those of you who still believe that when we enter this building we are in a temple.
Mon Mothma: You realize what you've set in motion?
Luthen Rael: It was time for that as well.
Mon Mothma: Palpatine won't hesitate now.
Luthen Rael: Exactly! We need it. We need the fear. We need them to overreact.
Mon Mothma: You can't be serious.
Luthen Rael: The Empire has been choking us so slowly, we're starting not to notice. The time has come to force their hand.
Mon Mothma: People will suffer.
Luthen Rael: That's the plan.
Mon Mothma: Don't seat them near me.
Perrin Fertha: Oh, I've taken care of that. You're at the boring end of the table. These people are fun.
Mon Mothma: Oh, are they? Are they fun? We should find some Ghorman guests for tonight and see how amused they are. Your fun friends just cut off their shipping lanes yesterday. Do you know how many will starve? Oh, perhaps we can laugh about it over the third course.
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Mon Mothma is a founding member of the Rebel Allience. She worked as and Senator for her homeworld planet Chandrila in the Galactic Senate and later in the Imperial Senate. Mon Mothma was secretly building up the rebellion with Luthen Rael and Bail Organa.
Mon Mothma is played by the actresses Genevieve O’Reilly (Rogue One, Andor, Rebels), Caroline Blakiston (Return of the Jedi) and Kath Soucie (The Clone Wars).