Lyra Erso is a character who appears in the Star Wars movie, Rogue One. She was the wife of Galen Erso and the mother of Jyn Erso. During the Clone Wars, Lyra and her family were abducted by agents of the Confederacy of Independent Systems and were later rescued by lieutenant-commander Orson Krennic, an old friend of her husband's and a member of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's top secret Death Star project. She is portrayed by Valene Kane.
Role in the Film
Lyra appears early on, telling a young Jyn Erso to escape as Orson Krennic and the Death Troopers arrive to tell her husband Galen to return to help with the Death Star project. She is later killed by Death Troopers after shooting Krennic to try to save Galen. After the death of Lyra, her husband would be forced into working on the Death Star project while Jyn would eventually be found, rescued, and raised by Saw Gerrera.
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