- "Does yours do that?"
- ―Ezra Bridger and Garazeb Orrelios, to Kanan Jarrus
The weapon featured a ringed emitter which could partially detach from the cylindrical handgrip in the center, allowing the twin blades to rotate rapidly without effort from the wielder. For a Jedi hunter like the Inquisitor, this function likely served as a way to intimidate, or frighten opponents, as well as deflect any form of direct attack. On some occasion this function is known to catch opponents off balance. However, this was also the weapon's primary weakness, as a lightsaber-wielding opponent could simply permanently separate the emitter itself and sever the weapon in half, as was demonstrated by Lord Vader during his first duel with the Inquisitor and Kanan Jarrus during his final duel with the Inquisitor aboard the Sovereign. This is due to the hilt consisting of non-lightsaber resistant alloy or metal.
The handgrip could be removed entirely from the ring-shaped emitter, allowing the Force-imbued circlet of metal to be used as a throwing disc.
The Grand Inquisitor wielded his lightsaber against Emperor Palpatine's new apprentice, the Sith Lord Darth Vader. During their fight, Vader was able to damage the Inquisitor's lightsaber. The Inquisitor repaired the weapon and continued to use his lightsaber in the following years after Order 66 while hunting down surviving Jedi, though at one point he utilized another lightsaber which was broken when he fought against Naq Med.
The Grand Inquisitor wielded his lightsaber in several battles against Kanan Jarrus and Ezra Bridger. It was also used to execute Imperial officers Cumberlayne Aresko and Myles Grint both at once on Moff Tarkin's orders, after their repeated incompetence in capturing the rebels. In a final battle against the Inquisitor, after his rescue, Jarrus split the Inquisitor's weapon in two, causing the pieces to fall down a shaft. The two halves were then destroyed in an explosion when they fell into the Sovereign's reactor, followed shortly by the Inquisitor himself.
Behind the scenes
- Star Wars Rebels (Set: 75082 TIE Advanced Prototype)
- Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide (First identified as the Inquisitor's lightsaber)
- Ultimate Sticker Collection: Star Wars Rebels
- A New Hero
- Star Wars Rebels: Beware the Inquisitor!
- "Cowboy Jedi"—Star Wars Insider 152 (Picture only)
- Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 26 (Databank A-Z: Imperial Future Council–Inquisitorius) (Picture only)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 47 (Helmets: Ezra Bridger; Weapons & Uniforms: The Lothal Rebels) (Picture only)
- Star Wars Helmet Collection 51 (Helmets: The Grand Inquisitor; Highlights of the Saga: Duel on Stygeon Prime)
- Star Wars: Destiny – Way of the Force (Card: ) (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi
- Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection
- (First identified as the Grand Inquisitor's lightsaber)
Notes and references
- Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
- Star Wars Rebels – "Fire Across the Galaxy"
- Star Wars Rebels – "Rise of the Old Masters"
- Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi states that Double-bladed lightsabers, including those used by Imperial Inquisitors contain two kyber crystals.
- Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 6
- Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition
- Force Collector
- Star Wars Rebels – "Call to Action"