Arihnda Pryce is a character and antagonist who appears in the third season of Star Wars Rebels. She is the Planetary Governor of Lothal.
Role in the Series
Governor Pryce made no appearences in the first season but was mentioned by the Imperials who govern Lothal. She was absent from Lothal due to business on Corosaunt and she left Maketh Tua in charge during her absence.
Governor Pryce makes her debut in the third season of the series. It's revealed in Steps Into Shadow that she returned to Lothal sometime after the death of Maketh Tua.
Sometime after the Duel on Malacor, Arihinda met with Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin to discuss the growing threat of the Rebel Network. Tarkin agreed with her assesment that it's becoming a major threat to the Empire and asked her what she was going to do about it. Pryce told Tarkin she would like to bring in the Seventh Fleet. Tarkin reminds her that Admiral Konstantine's fleet is already purisng the Rebels with Agent Kallus. Pryce tells Tarkin that while Konstatine has proven himself competent, he is more politican than soldier and she needs someone who sees a bigger picture. She later arrives at Agent Kallus's command ship with Grand Admiral Thrawn in tow. Thrawn quickly sets to work to destroy the growing Rebellion.
Later, Pryce discovers that cadets intended to desert the empire in an academy training TIE pilots. She discovers that the rebel spy was Sabine Wren. Sabine succeeds to put K.O Pryce by eluding it and escaped.
- Originally, Arihnda Pryce was supposed to make her debut in The Siege of Lothal and die instead of Maketh Tua, but this earlier version was cut from the final film.
- Pryce bears a striking resemblance to Soviet Colonel Irina Spalko from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.