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"I didn't know Mandalorians developed a type of lightsaber."
"We didn't. This was one of a kind. Legend tells that it was created over a thousand years ago by Tarre Vizsla, the first Mandalorian ever inducted into the Jedi Order. After his passing, the Jedi kept the saber in their temple. That was until members of House Vizsla snuck in and liberated it. They used the saber to unify the people and strike down those who would oppose them. One time, they ruled all of Mandalore wielding this blade."
Kanan Jarrus and Fenn Rau, on the Darksaber[1]

Tarre Vizsla (Quote-audio pronounced /tär 'vɪzlə/), was a Force-sensitive human male Mandalorian who was the first of his people to be inducted into the Jedi Order as a child around 1050 BBY. Vizsla became a Jedi Knight and created the Darksaber, a unique black-bladed lightsaber which would become the symbol of leadership within House Vizsla and became the ruler of Mandalore. He was also the ancestor of Pre Vizsla, Paz Vizsla, and his son Ragnar Vizsla.

Biography[]

Jedi and Mand'alor[]

"It was forged over 1,000 years ago by the Mandalore Tarre Vizsla. He was both Mandalorian and Jedi."
The Armorer explaining the origin of the Darksaber to Din Djarin[2]
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The Darksaber, a unique black-bladed lightsaber.

Tarre Vizsla was a Force-sensitive human male who,[3] was inducted into the Jedi Order around 1050 BBY, becoming the first Mandalorian to do so.[4] Tarre eventually became a famous Jedi Knight.[5] Vizsla created the Darksaber during his time as a Jedi. A unique black-colored lightsaber[1] with a hilt forged from high–quality beskar,[2] the Darksaber became the symbol of leadership for House Vizsla,[1] the Mandalorian house that Tarre founded,[2] of the planet Mandalore.[1] Tarre Vizsla led his people with the saber,[1] eventually becoming his planet's Mand'alor.[6] The house he formed eventually also produced a smaller subgroup, Clan Vizsla.[2]

Legacy[]

"Well, you were just a baby so you couldn't come, but father brought me here to see the statue of Tarre Vizsla, the ancient Mandalorian ruler."
―Sabine Wren, to Tristan Wren[6]
Tarre Vizsla

Tarre Vizsla wielding the Darksaber

After Vizsla's passing, the Darksaber was kept in the Jedi Temple until it was taken by members of House Vizsla[1] during the fall of the Old Republic[7] and was used to unite Mandalore.[1] Sometime after his death, a large statue was erected on Mandalore to remember his legacy. When the Mandalorian Sabine Wren was young, her father, Alrich Wren, brought her to the statue to appreciate its history and legacy. During the Mandalorian Civil War of the Imperial Era, the Galactic Empire desecrated the statue and Vizsla's memory by constructing an outpost on it, covering various parts of the statue including its face. Not willing to allow the Empire to disrespect what it stood for, Sabine and her younger brother, Tristan Wren destroyed the outpost, bringing the statue back to its former appearance.[6] Tarre Vizsla's descendant, Paz Vizsla, fought fellow Mandalorian Din Djarin for the Darksaber, but failed.[2]

Behind the scenes[]

Tarre Vizsla first appeared in a flashback in the episode "Trials of the Darksaber," the fifteenth episode of the third season of Star Wars Rebels which aired in 2017.[1]

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