There are many exotic devices used in the Star Wars universe, from lightsabers to bowcasters, gonk droids to speeder bikes. But of all the tactical equipment from a galaxy far, far away, there might not be another as cool as Star Wars' Darksaber.
Despite the unprecedented availability of Star Wars content - in Disney's Galaxy's Edge theme park, the popular video game Jedi: Fallen Order, and the climactic conclusion to the Skywalker saga, Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker - it is the Disney+ show The Mandalorian that is truly causing a stir with the fan base. Seeing Pre Vizsla's Darksaber in a live-action Star Wars project is a major coup for viewers of both The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, and its appearance in the new Disney+ series may foreshadow some fan-favorite characters making the jump from animation to live-action in Season 2.
While the reveal of the Darksaber isn't the only fan-teasing glimpse from Lucasfilm and Jon Favreau in The Mandalorian, it does tie into the history of Mandalore in a major way. So, without any more preamble, let's jump to lightspeed and break down just what the Darksaber is and why it is important to the future of The Mandalorian.
The Idea For The Darksaber Came Straight From George Lucas
It's An Ancient Relic Of The Mandalorian CulturePhoto: Star Wars Rebels/Disney XD
The Darksaber Is Shaped Differently Than A Traditional Lightsaber
It Was Created By The First Mandalorian To Become A Jedi
It Behaves Differently Than A Typical Lightsaber
It Was Housed In The Jedi Temple Before The Fall Of The Old RepublicPhoto: Revenge of the Sith / 20th Century Fox