It's time for Sabine Wren to embrace her birthright. Yes, the Mandalorian member of the Star Wars Rebels crew now has the legendary Darksaber, and she's going to need to know how to use it if she's going to challenge for the right to be the new Mandalore, the leader of her people. The darksaber, as revealed in an earlier clip for this week's episode of Rebels, was invented by her ancestor, Tar Vizsla, the first Mandalorian Jedi. After his death, it's been used as a symbol of ultimate Mandalorian strength, with Vizslas throughout over a thousand years of history wielding it like a royal sceptre.
This week's episode, "Trials of the Darksaber," will see Sabine learning to use the weapon before she heads off for her biggest challenge yet - her own people. Sabine, Clan Wren, House Vizsla, is about to throw down, and after her epic moment with the jump troopers a couple episodes ago, fans are here for this. This is the first of two Sabine-centric Mandalorian-themed episodes, so there's plenty to look forward to. Check out the clip above, and the slideshow beneath Disney XD's official description.
"In an effort to recruit her people to join the rebels, Sabine reluctantly agrees to learn to wield an ancient Mandalorian weapon, but soon finds the challenge more difficult than expected.
"Sabine wields the Darksaber in an all-new episode of “Star Wars Rebels” this SATURDAY, JANUARY 21 (8:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD."
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Star Wars Rebels airs Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD, and follows the adventures of Hera (Vanessa Marshall), Sabine (Tiya Sircar), Zeb (Steve Blum), and the Jedi Kanan (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) and Ezra (Taylor Gray), a small crew that's finding their way in the nascent Rebel Alliance a few years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. Executive produced by Simon Kinberg and Dave Filoni, the in-canon series helps to connect the worlds of the films and the previous animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, with guest appearances so far by characters like Lando Calrissian, Ahsoka Tano, Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Leia Organa, Wedge Antilles, and more.