13 Things 'Star Wars' Fans Should Know About Ezra Bridger

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Despite the fact he hasn't yet appeared in a live-action installment, Ezra Bridger has a great deal of significance in the Star Wars galaxy. As the man who helped to spur the Rebellion, he played a crucial role in taking down the Empire and ensuring the legacy of the Jedi continued.

Fans who have seen Star Wars Rebels know plenty about Ezra, but even the biggest fans of the franchise might be unaware of specific facts. His relationships with characters like Kanan Jarrus and Sabine Wren were part of what made the show so special, but the creators of Rebels made sure he became his own person by the end of the series. Take a look down below and be sure to vote up the most interesting things you learn about Ezra!


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    Due To A Lack Of Formal Training, Ezra Utilized A Mix Of Lightsaber Forms

    Due To A Lack Of Formal Training, Ezra Utilized A Mix Of Lightsaber Forms
    Photo: Star Wars: Rebels / Disney XD

    Most Jedi only use one or two different lightsaber forms, and that's because they were trained in those forms or eventually decided those were the forms they favored. Ezra never had formal training as a Jedi, though, and as a result, he uses a wide variety of different lightsaber forms in combat. 

    He studied Form IV based in part on a Holocron recording of Anakin Skywalker he discovered, but ultimately proved to be no match for Darth Vader in a duel, lasting only seconds before his lightsaber was destroyed at the hands of the Sith Lord. 

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    His Lightsaber-Blaster Was The First Of Its Kind

    His Lightsaber-Blaster Was The First Of Its Kind
    Photo: Star Wars: Rebels / Disney XD

    Although it ultimately didn't survive, Ezra designed a totally unique lightsaber that had more functionality than the typical Jedi weapon. In addition to being a lightsaber, it was also a blaster, meaning it could be useful in a wide array of circumstances. 

    Ezra's lightsaber was ultimately destroyed by Darth Vader, but before their encounter, it was a totally unique weapon. No Jedi had ever attempted to combine a blaster and a lightsaber before. 

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    It Was Revealed C-3PO Told Ezra's Story To The Ewoks In The Junior Novel 'Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!'

    It Was Revealed C-3PO Told Ezra's Story To The Ewoks In The Junior Novel 'Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!'
    Photo: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi / 20th Century Fox

    In Return of the Jedi, we see C-3PO telling the Ewoks the story of Luke Skywalker's journey thus far. It was later revealed in the junior novel Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side! C-3PO also told Ezra's story to the Ewoks and explained how a young boy had sparked the entire Rebellion by sending a video message out to encourage others to participate. 

    Of course, C-3PO was telling this story even as the conflict was coming to an end. He likely didn't know it at the time, but C-3PO was providing something of a bookend to the story of the Rebellion. 

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    He Used The Force Without Realizing It For Years

    He Used The Force Without Realizing It For Years
    Photo: Star Wars: Rebels / Disney XD

    During his earliest encounters with the crew of the Ghost, Ezra used the Force without even knowing what he was doing. The main way he demonstrated his skill with the Force was through Force jumping, although he wasn't aware this was what he was doing. 

    Ezra's natural abilities with the Force made him a natural at some things, like jumping, and it's also what called him to the attention of Kanan Jarrus, who would ultimately take Ezra under his wing and train him to become a more refined Force user.

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    Following Kanan Jarrus And Ahsoka Tano’s Passing, Ezra’s Fighting Style Became Much More Lethal

    Following Kanan Jarrus And Ahsoka Tano’s Passing, Ezra’s Fighting Style Became Much More Lethal
    Photo: Star Wars: Rebels / Disney XD

    Over the course of his journey, Ezra experienced plenty of loss. Chief among them were the demise of his teacher, Kanan Jarrus, and his presumption Ahsoka Tano had perished during a duel with Darth Vader on Malachor. 

    Following these losses (and the mission to Malachor more generally), Ezra began to adopt some of his former master's fighting habits. He became more aggressive and lethal as a result and began to combine his use of a lightsaber with a blaster, similar to when audiences first met Kanan.

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    He Was Named After Ezra From The Old Testament

    He Was Named After Ezra From The Old Testament
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    Like many other characters in Rebels, Ezra was named after someone very old. In this case, his name comes from the Bible, which was chosen in order to imbue his name with weight and meaning that would ultimately align with his personality and character traits. 

    The Ezra of the Bible remains a highly respected figure in Judaism, who was known as both a scribe and priest. Given Erza's role in continuing the legacy of the Jedi and their ancient traditions, it only makes sense he would be named after the Biblical figure. 

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