Due to him enduring the harsh conditions of Imperial occupation on Jedha; Baze had lost his sense of spirituality, including his belief in the Force, yet he still had a sense of justice, honor and good morals, he also developed a pragmatic viewpoint but ultimately reaffirmed his faith in the Force after his Chirrut's death on Scarif.
Baze had a very close relationship with his best friend, Chirrut Îmwe, whom he regarded as his moral compass, he was devastated by his friend's death, when the latter was killed during the Battle of Scarif.
- Expert Markswoman: Baze was extremely in utilizing heavy repeater cannons.
Weapons and Equipment
- MWC-35c: Baze utilized a MWC-35c as his weapon of choice.
Role in the Film
Baze first appears on Jedha City as one of the Guardians of the Whills alongside his friend Chirrut Imwe. Unlike Chirrut, he does not believe in the Force, and so prefers to use practical weapons. He helps Jyn, Cassian and Chirrut fight off Stormtroopers after Saw Gerrera's henchmen launch an attack on an Imperial cargo transport, but is captured by Saw's henchmen and imprisoned by them.
He later watches as his home Jedha is destroyed by the Death Star, and accompanies the crew to Eadu. He helps shoot down many Stormtroopers as Jyn and Cassian retreat from the Imperial base there.
He agrees to help them to obtain the Death Star plans on Scarif, and leads the rest of Saw's henchmen to distract them from Jyn, Cassian and K-2SO, who were infiltrating the Imperial base. After he watches his friend Chirrut die and Bodhi blown up in the ship, he resolves to trust in the Force and rushes the Death Troopers, and is eventually shot several times and killed by a grenade.
Baze Malbus is a playable character in the game, Star Wars: Force Arena as a Legendary squad leader card.