The Clone Wars
During the escalating war between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systems, Senators Mon Mothma, Padmé Amidala, and Bail Organa campaigned for a peaceful resolution to the conflict. They were also members of the Delegation of 2,000, a portion of the Galactic Senate that protested the actions of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine and demanded that he relinquish his emergency powers voted to him just before the start of the war.
Rise of the Empire
At the end of the Clone Wars, Palpatine declared himself Emperor and reformed the Republic into the Galactic Empire. Amidala died in childbirth and the Delegation of 2,000 was all but dissolved, so Mothma had to continue serving in the now-Imperial Senate. Working in secret with Senator Organa, she began to support small groups that rebelled against the Empire. Over the course of the next several years, the two senators would coordinate the efforts of these rebel cells in a growing Rebellion to stand up to the Emperor's reign.
Personality and Traits
Mon was a firm believer in democracy and opposed Palpatine's amassing of executive power during the Clone Wars. She contrasted her beliefs with those of Separatists who wanted to leave the Republic, believing instead in loyalty to the Republic and the preservation of its democracy. It was this opposition to authoritarianism that led Mothma to help form the Rebellion. She pursued peace during the Clone Wars, but she was willing to fight to restore democracy to the galaxy.
- She is voiced by Genevieve O'Reilly, who also portrayed the character in Revenge of the Sith and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.