Sanda ultimately chose to betray the Paladins after making a deal with Sendak, informing him of the Paladins' plans and helping the Galra capture the Lions in exchange for Earth's safety only to be ignored and imprisoned alongside the planet's only hopes by Sendak, who had no intention of honoring the deal in the first place.
Devastated, Sanda had all but given up hope believing that instead of saving Earth she had condemned it. But when Sanda saw an opportunity to redeem herself, she took it at the cost of her own life to protect the Paladins. Sanda then died with honor
and redemption, being remembered along with all the other fallen who had made the ultimate sacrifices.