Star Wars Rebels - Season 1, Episode 8 //
Path of the Jedi Episode Guide
An ancient building hidden within the planet surface, the Lothal Jedi Temple was discovered by Padawan Ezra Bridger through a connection with the Force. Inside the Temple, he and his Master, Kanan Jarrus, gained new insights into themselves -- thanks to guidance from Yoda, communing from a distant world. There, Yoda gave Ezra a kyber crystal, allowing the boy to construct his first lightsaber.
Growing up on his own during the age of the Empire, Ezra Bridger relied on his street smarts -- and subconscious Force abilities -- to survive. He became a con artist and small-time thief, doing what he needed to get by on his home planet Lothal. But this reality also hardened Ezra, who by the time he was 14 years old, had little trust for anyone. That would change with his introduction to the Ghost crew, a small band of rebels fighting back against the Empire. Ezra came to believe in their cause, and saw that he could help change the galaxy for the better. And with the help of Kanan Jarrus, he began to learn the ways of the Jedi.
Not every Jedi perished in Order 66. Kanan Jarrus survived the Emperor’s purge, going underground for years and hiding the truth about who he really was. To keep his past a secret, Kanan carried a blaster -- an uncommon practice for a Jedi -- and used a lightsaber that had to be assembled. He was a leader among the Ghost crew, a small group of rebels looking to strike back against the Empire, and with the emergence of the Force-sensitive Ezra, once again embraced his identity as a Jedi Knight.
The Grand Inquisitor, the Empire's ruthless Jedi hunter, carried a lightsaber built to destroy. The weapon featured dual modes, crescent and disc, in addition to some deadly surprises. In its crescent setting, the lightsaber had a single red blade; in disc mode, a second blade emerged, and a spin feature turned the lightsaber in a blindingly fast killing tool. The Grand Inquisitor relished combat, and his weapon proved very effective at intimidating, disorienting, and dispatching his enemies.
A survivor of Order 66, Kanan Jarrus hid his Jedi identity from all but those closest to him. Carrying a lightsaber openly would be too dangerous in the age of the Empire, so he kept his Jedi weapon in disparate pieces on his belt. Kanan would assemble his lightsaber, which had a blue plasma blade, only when necessary.