Five more SF revolutionaries
Roj Blake Blake’s 7
Spent most of his time travelling through the galaxy sabotaging the bases of the despotic Federation. Though the rebel hero’s intentions were noble, Blake’s autocratic leadership style and increasing monomania often infuriated his comrades. Caesar Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes
Child of Cornelius and Zira, this chimp had good reason to hate humanity: his parents were shot dead, and the circus owner who raised him died escaping interrogation. Little wonder, then, that he led a revolt, releasing disobedient slave apes, arming them, and setting the city ablaze.
In Alan Moore’s classic comic, an anarchist fights the fascist regime ruling the UK with a combination of daggers, hacking and high explosives – blowing up London landmarks like Big Ben. Thanks to Anonymous, his Guy Fawkes mask is now a permanent bestseller at Forbidden Planet…
The Patty Hearst of the Rebel Alliance… in the sense that she’s also a glamorous rich girl. The Alderaan royal has her fair share of blood on her hands – did the workers building the second Death Star really deserve to be blown to smithereens, hmm?