"An energy slingshot. Cute."
Bossk to Ezra Bridger[src]

An energy slingshot was a small wrist-mounted weapon that fired non-lethal energy projectiles. They were legal on most planets throughout the galaxy. Ezra Bridger, a teenage orphan from Lothal, used an energy slingshot.

Overview[edit | edit source]

A wrist-mounted device favored by pranksters and the youth of many species, the energy slingshot was used by pointing the device at a target and pulling back on an energized cup. When released, the cup launched a disorienting shock-burst over a short distance. A non-lethal tool, it was legal to possess on most worlds throughout the galaxy.[3] Unlike stun blaster bolts, the slingshot projectiles were subject to gravitation, and traveled in a parabolic arc.[4]

The slingshots could be modified to send out light only in order to trigger sensors.[5]

History[edit | edit source]

Prior to 18 BBY,[6] the Graf family used modified slingshots in a game. Milo Graf later watched a hologram of the game after his parents were captured by the Galactic Empire.[5]

Around 5 BBY,[7] the Lothal orphan Ezra Bridger possessed a slingshot which he used during the time of the early rebellion against the Galactic Empire[4] before he built his own Jedi lightsaber.[4] Bridger continued to wear the slingshot on his left wrist until the time between the Siege of Lothal and a mission to Seelos.[8]

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Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The energy slingshot appears in the first season of Star Wars Rebels and its Season 2 premiere Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal. For the rest of the series, Ezra's energy slingshot is replaced with a wrist comm.

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Ultimate Star Wars
  2. Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
  3. Nexus of Power
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "Property of Ezra Bridger" Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Property" defined multiple times with different content
  5. 5.0 5.1 Adventures in Wild Space: The Cold
  6. In Adventures in Wild Space: The Steal, Ezra Bridger is an infant. Since Ezra was born on the first Empire Day (which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas cites as 19 BBY), the Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space series (the books of which take place in close proximity to each other) must be set around 18 BBY.
  7. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  8. Rebels-mini-logo.png Star Wars Rebels – "The Lost Commanders"
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