The Grand Inquisitor's lightsaber

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"Does yours do that?"
Ezra Bridger to Kanan Jarrus[src]

The Grand Inquisitor's lightsaber was the personal double-bladed spinning lightsaber of the Jedi hunter known as the Grand Inquisitor, similar to those wielded by the other Imperial Inquisitors.


Inquisitor Lightsaber

The hilt of the saber

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.[6] For a Jedi hunter like the Inquisitor, this function likely served as a way to intimidate, or frighten opponents, as well as deflect any form of direct attack. On some occasion this function is known to catch opponents off balance. However, this was also the weapon's primary weakness, as a lightsaber-wielding opponent could simply permanently separate the emitter itself and sever the weapon in half, as was demonstrated by Kanan Jarrus during his final duel with the Inquisitor aboard the Sovereign. This is due to the hilt consisting of non-lightsaber resistant alloy or metal.

The handgrip could be removed entirely from the ring-shaped emitter, allowing the Force-imbued circlet of metal to be used as a throwing disc.[7]


The Inquisitor wielded his lightsaber in several battles against Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger. In a final battle against the Inquisitor, after his rescue, Kanan split the Inquisitor's weapon in two, causing the pieces to fall down a shaft. The two halves were then destroyed in an explosion when they fell into the Sovereign's engines, followed shortly by the Inquisitor himself.[3] It was also used to execute Imperial officers Cumberlayne Aresko and Myles Grint both at once on Moff Tarkin's orders, after their repeated incompetence in capturing the rebels.

Darth Maul's second double-bladed lightsaber resembles a broken version of The Grand Inquisitor's lightsaber.

Behind the scenesEdit

The spinning lightsaber was an unused concept for the video game The Force Unleashed.[8] Furthermore, a similar saber, attributed to General Grievous, was previously made into a toy by Hasbro as part of The Clone Wars toy line.[9]



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. 3.0 3.1 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Fire Across the Galaxy"
  4. TwitterLogo @pablohidalgo (Pablo Hidalgo) on Twitter. “No, the synthetic crystal thing is Legends. Maul. Sidious. Vader. All those were kyber crystals.”
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Rebels-mini-logo Star Wars Rebels – "Rise of the Old Masters"
  7. Character Key: Inquisitor. ACME Archives Direct website. Retrieved on March 2, 2016.
  8. SDCC 2014: STAR WARS REBELS Panel. Newsarama (2014-07-24). Retrieved on July 25, 2014.
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