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Star Wars Reveals Yet Another Crazy New Lightsaber

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Star WarsThat cross-shaped lightsaber we first spied in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer has caused quite a ruckus, sparking way more controversy than you might expect from a fictional weapon. Then again, this is Star Wars we’re talking about, so nothing should really surprise you. The design has been torn apart in a variety of ways, but it’s also been very publicly defended by Stephen Colbert, so there’s that. But this isn’t the only new lightsaber being introduced into the ever-expanding galaxy far, far away. Burgeoning Jedi Knight Ezra Bridger from the animated series Star Wars Rebels is also getting his own custom weapon, which is even crazier than the last one.

This new lightsaber has a special design and multiple uses. There were a great deal of quips about the last one being a Swiss Army saber, but that’s nothing next to this one, which isn’t just a sword, it’s also a blaster. That is certainly going to ruffle a few feathers.

Ezra’s lightsaber seems to emphasize the “elegant weapon for a more civilized time” aspect of the device, while also embracing Han Solo’s recognition that it never hurts to have a good blaster on your hip. This lightsaber is smaller, more in line with Ezra’s diminutive stature, a feature that also helps him accentuate his speed advantage over most of his opponents. Take a look at this image that Jedi News found on the pages of Star Wars Insider that explains why the young man needs an additional weapon:

Star WarsLatino Review points out that this particular weapon resembles a toy that was seen at the New York City Comic Con earlier this year.

star warsThey also note that while the toy has two distinct pieces—the blaster portion as well as the lightsaber hilt—this drawing makes it appears that both originate from the same source, calling into question exactly what powers lightsabers in the new, retconned Star Wars universe. Granted, this is just a conceptual drawing, and the details aren’t all that sharp, so we’ll have to wait to see how it looks once it hits the screen on Star Wars Rebels. And you probably noticed this, but the toy totally shoots plastic projectiles, which is awesome. I didn’t think they made many of those anymore due to the whole, “You’ll shoot your eye out” thing.

star warsWhat’s your reaction to this new lightsaber? Love it? Hate it? Better than the big, broadsword looking one? Let us know what you think.

Comments

  1. Chris Farrow says:

    I don’t see what all the fuss is about. The lightsaber in the trailer looks scary. It will be interesting to see how the user wields it. As for Ezra’s Lightsaber, love it. Goes well with the character.

    • cynic44 says:

      Better than that energy slingshot…

    • YodaWouldNeverFireFirst says:

      As long as it is just a “blaster attachment” to the actual lightsaber he rigged to go together himself, I’m ok with that … even though it is iffy. It kinda goes against Jedi philosophy, but I can forgive that since the Ezra character is still finding his way in the force from what I hear. PLEASE NO ENGAGED LIGHTSABERS THAT SHOOT LIKE A BLASTER! That is LAME! As tempting as creating wild STAR WARS weapons is, wanting to make something NEW, if they ever make an ACTUAL JEDI DESIGNED LIGHTSABER/BLASTER that would DEFINITELY GO AGAINST JEDI PHILOSOPHY! Can you see two Jedi dueling and as they cross blades one shoots a blaster bolt out of his saber and kills the other??! That would be STUPID!

      • Rob Hammerton says:

        This *is* a Jedi’s weapon, it fires stun shots used for defence, not to attack or kill. Seems in keeping with their philosophy, yes?

      • Infamous Nefarious says:

        A Jedi must be prepared to use whatever is on hand in pursuit of protecting the Light side of the Force and innocent lives. Remember what Obiwan used to finally kill General Grievous? It was a….?

      • Jbkorn02 says:

        Once he grows bigger and stronger he will need a bigger sabre so eventually he will have to make another. For now since he can’t really defend himself by reflecting bolts I think it is a great addition until he does. It also looks to be detachable.

  2. John Snyder says:

    You have to be pretty dense to think the saber blade and the blaster bolts are coming out of the same place in those two drawings. It’s exactly like the toy, a combo gun/sword.

  3. Steve Clifford says:

    remind you of Ulysses 31 anyone!

  4. Scruffy Nerf-Herder says:

    since lightsabers are supposed to just be the same plasma shot as what a blaster produces (only on the saber it is held in place by a force-field) so I think it is a totally legitimate weapon. especially since the paper says that he has to turn off the saber part before he uses the blaster/stunner part. leading the assumption that both beams have the same source.

  5. Brian says:

    I like the look of it but I dont *love* that it can shoot. Still, way better than that lame slingshot lol

  6. Steve says:

    Ulysses 31, an old cartoon from the 80s featured a laser sword/blaster so it’s hardly a new idea and I don’t see why it shouldn’t be used, after all the thing about sci-fi is anything is possible.

    • yourmomsucksdogs says:

      yes why shouldnt it be used? only that it is just one more thing on a long list of SHIT disney has managed to do to fuck starwars fans in the ass.

  7. waltdisney is a fag says:

    this is fucking sickening… disney has ruined everything that starwars fans have come to know and love over a course of 5 goddamned decades, we have spent billions of dollars as fans and these fucking cunts slap us in the face wtih this shit?

  8. Jbkorn02 says:

    The vey second I saw the handle of his lightsabre I thought it looked a lot like a gun. Then I saw the hole in the front and knew right away he added a blaster. I was thinking he would combine his slingshot and just fire those weak bolts but when seen in action it took someone out with ease(not 100% sure it didn’t just stun).

  9. Jbkorn02 says:

    After seeing Ezra’s sabre and just knowing it was a gun it makes me think this crossguard sabre will either be able to shoot from those sides or have them lengthen to a fast skinny blade more like a dagger. It would be a perfect weapon for a Sith. Any time he locks sabres wth another he smiles and the Jedi looks down to see a hole in his chest. That’s my prediction. I guess I’ll know in a year. lol. I really hope they get away from just a few colors too. They need to do it more like in the books did. A Jedi named Corran Horn(I konw I spelled it wrong) had a silver sabre that could lengthen while fighting and that helped him out a lot. It was probably the first “special” thing I’ve heard of someone adding to one other than having the on switch inside so that only a jedi can fire it up.