- «When assembled, this particular lightsaber could be used in one of two modes: crescent or disc. In crescent setting, it would produce a single blade. When used as a disc, a second blade would appear—and do tremendous damage if spun around at any speed. It was a terrifying weapon when it was intact.»
- ―Dok-Ondar, to Karr Nuq Sin on a broken Inquisitor lightsaber he owned[src]
The double-bladed spinning lightsaber, also known simply as the Inquisitor lightsaber, was a specially-designed lightsaber model used by the Inquisitorius, a group of dark side adepts who enforced the will of the Galactic Empire. It was capable of both single and double blades, and was capable of spinning in a circular motion when both blades were emitted. Known wielders of this model included the Grand Inquisitor, the Second Sister, the Fifth Brother, the Sixth Brother, the Seventh Sister, the Eighth Brother, and the Ninth Sister. As was custom with the Jedi and Sith, the lightsabers used by the Inquisitorius thus far have shown variation in the weapon's design while maintaining core features.
The lightsaber's overall design hardly made it any bigger than a single-emitter lightsaber, a stark contrast to the design of dual-blade weapons previously used by warriors such as Darth Maul. Another unique feature of this weapon is that the blade emitters would spin along tracks in the disc while the hilt would remain stationary in relation, allowing for more emphasis on the attack whilst maintaining a better degree of control over the weapon.
Some versions of the lightsaber also contained a rotating wheel of sharp razor blades which could intimidate an enemy or be used as an alternative way of slicing through opponents. Ezra Bridger's hand was almost sliced off when the Eighth Brother used this feature.
The weapon suffered from a number of design flaws: if given the opening, an opponent could cut through the disc from the inside or outside of the ring, causing the weapon to fly apart if spinning. The ringed emitter also presented a larger target for a disarming move, and should the emitter be damaged it affected the lightsaber's ability to function properly. This was demonstrated by the Fifth and Eighth Brothers when facing Ahsoka Tano, Kanan Jarrus and Maul in a confrontation on Malachor; both times, their opponents targeted the emitter and damaged it, which led to both their deaths shortly afterwards.
It could also be used to fly, spinning in a propeller-like motion strong enough to lift the wielder off the ground. This was often used as a way to escape.
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Star Wars Rebels – "Twilight of the Apprentice"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Star Wars Rebels – "Always Two There Are"
- ↑ Ghosts of Dathomir
- ↑ Jedi Fallen Order - Dark Temple 1
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Ahsoka
- ↑ Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 6
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 19
- ↑ Force Collector
- ↑ Dawn of Rebellion
- ↑ 12.0 12.1 Star Wars Rebels – "Rise of the Old Masters"
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "Fire Across the Galaxy"