Fans of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars were introduced to a sharp-bladed black lightsaber known as the Darksaber, but few details on the mysterious weapon were given. Now, a new clip from Star Wars Rebels reveals that the origins and purpose of the darksaber will be revealed in upcoming episodes of the animated show.
The clip is included in an episode of Star Wars Rebels Recon and features the character Fenn Rau sharing a detailed history of the Darksaber. Rau explains the weapon was created over a thousand years ago by the first Mandalorian to ever be inducted in the Jedi Order, Ta Vizsla. Following Vizsla’s death, the Jedi kept the saber in a temple where it was later taken by members of House Vizsla. The weapon was used to unify the people and strike down any opposition, allowing them to rule Mandalore with the blade in their possession.
You can watch the clip below! The Darksaber portion begins approximately 5:40 into the video.
Before now, details on the Darksaber had been limited to its ancient age and Mandalorian origins. Now, Sabine Wren, a member of House Vizsla, looks to use the weapon for a similar cause.
The synopsis for the episode titled ‘Trials of the Darksaber” reads:
To help recruit her people to join the rebels, Sabine reluctantly agrees to learn to wield an ancient Mandalorian weapon but finds the challenge more difficult than expected.
Star Wars Rebels airs on Saturday at 8:30 PM ET on Disney XD.