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K-2SO: "Why does she get a blaster, and I don't?"
Cassian: "What?"
Jyn: "I know how to use it."
Cassian: "That's what I'm afraid of."
―K-2SO, Cassian Andor, and Jyn Erso[2]

Jyn Erso's blaster was an A-180 blaster pistol[1] used by Jyn Erso. An extremely versatile weapon, it had multiple configurations for pistol, rifle or sniper rifle. Formerly owned by Rebel Cassian Andor, it became Jyn's weapon of choice when she stole it from Andor's bag and kept it up until her death during the Battle of Scarif.[2]

History[]

Acquisition[]

"Where did you get it?"
"I found it."
"I find that answer vague and unconvincing."
―Cassian Andor, Jyn Erso, and K-2SO[2]

Jyn Erso acquired her A-180 shortly before the Battle on Jedha after being recruited the Alliance to Restore the Republic to help make contact with Saw Gerrera.[2] Formerly owned by Captain Cassian Andor, Erso discreetly stole the weapon from the rebel's bag[3] while on Yavin 4, later called out on her theft by K-2SO. Andor demanded Erso return the blaster, but the latter argued that as she was trusting him, he would have to trust her. Andor allowed his companion to keep her sidearm, much to K-2SO's surprise (and objection).[2]

Jedha[]

"Give it to me."
"We're going to Jedha. That's a warzone."
"That's not the point."
―Cassian Andor and Jyn Erso[2]

Jyn with her A-180 during the firefight in the Holy City

Erso continued to carry her weapon throughout her time on Jedha, using it during a conflict between local, Partisan rebels and Imperial forces in Tythoni Square. She used it to shoot a KX-series security droid, which at first horrified her, believing it was K-2SO. Erso kept the blaster after the firefight resolved.[2]

Hidden in plain sight[]

During her meeting with Gerrera, the subsequent flight from the planet during the Destruction of Jedha City, the mission to Eadu, and brief return to Yavin 4, she wore it in a holster on her belt. After sneaking into the Scarif vault, she draws it to blow out the window, before beginning her ascent to the Death Star plans.[2]

Final Confrontation[]

Jyn's A-180 blaster was holstered when she escaped the vault. She pulls it out when making her way to the antenna controls atop the communications tower. It is in her hand when the gantry is shot out by a TIE/sk x1. When she hoisted herself back up and faced Orson Krennik, it was back in her holster.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

Matthew Savage took part in the design of the concept art for the blaster and expansions.[5]

A version of the reconfigurable blaster appeared in the Vintage-collection 3.75" Jyn Erso action figure and the "Sergeant Jyn Erso" Black Series release (2016).[source?]

Appearances[]

Jyn Erso's blaster

Non-canon appearances[]

Sources[]

Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  3. 3.0 3.1 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story novelization
  4. Star Wars Battlefront
  5. TwitterLogo.svg Phil Szostak (@PhilSzostak) on Twitter: ""Jyn's blaster from #RogueOne. It didn't make it in the movie but we did design some add on components to turn her pistol into a sniper rifle. The physical prop was beautiful." - concept artist Matthew Savage" (backup link)
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