The Eighth Brother's lightsaber was a double-bladed spinning lightsaber wielded by the Jedi hunter known as the Eighth Brother, similar to other double-bladed spinning lightsabers wielded by Imperial Inquisitors.


The weapon featured a ringed emitter which could partially detach from the cylindrical handgrip in the center, allowing the twin blades to rotate rapidly without effort from the wielder.[7] For a Jedi hunter like an Inquisitor, this function likely served as a way to intimidate opponents, as well as deflect any form of frontal attack. However, this was also the weapon's primary weakness, as a lightsaber-wielding opponent could simply destroy the emitter itself and cut the weapon in half, as was demonstrated by Kanan Jarrus during his final duel with the Grand Inquisitor aboard the Sovereign.

It could also be used to fly, spinning in a helicopter-like motion strong enough to lift the wielder off the ground. [8]

Additionally, the Eighth Brother's lightsaber was distinct among other double-bladed spinning lightsabers used by his fellow members of the Inquisitorius in that it had the unique ability to convert into a buzz-saw-like weapon that employed the handle while the blades were deactivated. [8]


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The Eighth Brother wields his lightsaber on Malachor.

The Eighth Brother was trained in the use of this lightsaber alongside his fellow Inquisitors in the Works on Coruscant under the tutelage of the Grand Inquisitor and later Darth Vader.[9][10]

The Eighth Brother carried his lightsaber while on his assignment tracking Maul, whom he referred to as "the Shadow" on Malachor. He used it in combat against the three rebel Jedi: Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, and Ahsoka Tano, when they arrived on their mission to Malachor. Ultimately, following the deaths of the Seventh Sister and the Fifth Brother at the hands of Maul, the outnumbered Eighth Brother attempted to flee from the enemy Force-wielders using his lightsaber's spinning blades to slow his descent as he leaped from the Sith temple, only for the weapon to fail as a result of damage inflicted by Jarrus earlier, casuing him to fall to his death. [8]



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Ultimate Star Wars
  3. The events of "Twilight of the Apprentice" take place after "A Princess on Lothal," which is the first known episode to take place in the third year before the Battle of Yavin. As such, we can deduce that this event takes place in the third year before the Battle of Yavin. For more information, see Wookieepedia's Timeline of Star Wars Rebels Events.
  4. StarWars-DatabankII Eighth Brother Inquisitor in the Databank (backup link)
  5. TwitterLogo @pablohidalgo (Pablo Hidalgo) on Twitter. "No, the synthetic crystal thing is Legends. Maul. Sidious. Vader. All those were kyber crystals."
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Rise of the Old Masters"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Twilight of the Apprentice"
  9. Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 6: The Chosen One, Part VI
  10. Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 7: The Dying Light, Part I
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