The Rebels are the band of brothers that joined together to overthrow the evil Empire that held the galaxy in its clutches. The Rebels first appear in Star Wars Episode IV, in which we watch Luke Skywalker and a few other pilots fly their crafts in a successful attempt to annihilate the Empire's Death Star. The Rebels appear again in Star Wars Episode V where the Empire retaliates to the Death Star's destruction. This leaves Luke losing a hand and Han Solo frozen in carbonite. In Star Wars Episode VI, the Empire has re-created the Death Star and included a shield generator, which the Rebels must destroy. While Han Solo and Princess Leia work to destroy the shield generator on the nearby moon of Endor, Rebel Leaders Lando Calrissian and Admiral Ackbar take other Rebels to the second Death Star to destroy it. Luke also goes to the Death Star to turn his father (Darth Vader) back to the Light Side. After Luke's victory over Darth Vader, The Emperor, seeing that Vader was defeated, attacks Luke. Vader, hearing Luke's cries for help, has a change of heart, saves Luke, and kills the Emperor. As a result of the Force Lightning, Vader is injured and is dies. Shortly after, the Rebels destroy the shield generator and the Death Star.
The Rebel faction was first introduced in with Series 2 with Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2, and Princess Leia. Since then, it has expanded to contain many more figures, such as C-3PO and Admiral Ackbar.