As someone trained by the Jedi to fight for themselves and save their planet during the Clone Wars, Saw Gerrera has been described by Dave Filoni as the "original rebel." The Jedi planted the seeds for the Rebel Alliance with individuals like Saw, and he was a major figure
in in the Alliance's earlier days as his group known as the Partisans were a prominent cell. However, Saw's extremism— such as orchestrated a tragedy at a festival where he took out a political ally of Emperor Palpatine— caused a divide in the Rebellion. Already an underdog, weakening the Alliance's unity and distorting what it meant to fight the Empire overall hurt the Rebellion.