Instead of making his new lightsaber green, Ezra Bridger constructs a blue one in Ahsoka episode 8, and there are a few reasons why he does so.
Warning! This article contains spoilers for Ahsoka episode 8.
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- Ezra Bridger’s decision to wield a blue lightsaber in Ahsoka episode 8 reflects his character development and growth as a Jedi.
- The blue lightsaber honors Ezra’s late master, Kanan Jarrus, a tribute to the man who taught him to be a Jedi.
- Ezra having a different lightsaber color than Sabine distinguishes him and adds visual interest when they fight side by side.
Ezra Bridger constructed a new lightsaber in Ahsoka season 1, episode 8 “The Jedi, the Witch, and the Warlord, but this time, it was blue and not green. Sabine Wren’s green lightsaber used to belong to Ezra before he disappeared, but once she found him, he insisted it was hers now and opted to build a new one with Huyang. Ezra’s decision to wield a blue blade may seem odd at first glance, but there are several reasons why it was the right call. It serves several purposes in Ahsoka episode 8 and is the best lightsaber color for Ezra overall.
Obi-Wan Kenobi once said, “This weapon is your life!” while handing Anakin Skywalker his lightsaber, and Huyang noted that a lightsaber reflects the individual Jedi. Huyang training Jedi youngling in the art of lightsaber construction in Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 5 emphasized this by exploring the detailed process of custom hilts. This means Ezra’s new blade should naturally reflect the man he has grown into, and a blue lightsaber is more logical and practical for him than a green one. It continues the Star Wars tradition of characters changing lightsaber colors to reflect character development and advancement as a Jedi.
Ezra Bridger’s Blue Lightsaber Honors His Master, Kanan Jarrus
The most apparent explanation for Ezra’s new lightsaber being blue and not green is that it honors the late Jedi Knight Kanan Jarrus. Ezra learned everything he knew about lightsabers from Kanan, and Huyang provided him with a hilt piece that had been saved for Kanan. It makes sense that Ezra would choose his master’s lightsaber color as well, a tribute to the man who taught him to be a Jedi and inspired him to help others. It allowed for a touching scene where Huyang explained Kanan’s lightsaber history and how it connects him and Ezra.
Ezra’s blue lightsaber visually brings him full circle to his original blue lightsaber from the first two seasons of Star Wars Rebels. It was the first blade that Kanan helped Ezra build, but its unique design reflected who Ezra was then, and the green lightsaber was later introduced when a rift had formed between the two. Ezra’s journey in Star Wars Rebels was about overcoming his self-centered outlook and learning to help others, so constructing a lightsaber specifically meant to honor someone else represents how far Ezra had come since his debut.
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Ezra Having A Blue Lightsaber Is Better For Sabine
Ezra having a blue lightsaber is also practical since it distinguishes him from Sabine. It solidifies that the green lightsaber is hers now, and Ezra choosing a different color helps him to stand out when they fight side by side. Watching Ezra, Sabine, and Ahsoka Tano fight stormtroopers with three different lightsaber colors is a visual treat and matches their personalities. Ezra is the kind, fun-loving, classic Jedi, Sabine is the more aggressive Mandalorian, and Ahsoka is the strongest warrior who embodies the light but is not a Jedi.
Other Jedi In Star Wars Who Have Changed Lightsaber Color
Ezra is not the first Jedi in Star Wars to change lightsaber colors, with some doing so more than once. Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber colors throughout the Star Wars saga were similar to Ezra’s, starting with blue before switching to green, and Luke also briefly went back to blue in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Ahsoka also changed lightsaber colors several times, beginning with a single green blade and later adding a second yellowish-green shoto saber during the Clone Wars. Anakin then gifted her two blue lightsabers before the Siege of Mandalore, and Ahsoka finally donned her trademark white lightsabers from Star Wars Rebels onward.
The green lightsaber is also technically Sabine’s second one, as she once wielded the Darksaber before passing it to Bo-Katan Kryze. Even dark-side users like Maul changed lightsaber colors, who went from red to the Darksaber and then back to red again. All these examples demonstrate that the color of a lightsaber is a reflection of a Jedi, Sith, Mandalorian, etc., and can be used to represent change over time. Ezra’s new blue lightsaber is a perfect example, honoring his master while visualizing who he has become as his story continues in Ahsoka season 2 and beyond.
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