Disney Plus continues with Ahsoka, the current Star Wars series that explores what happened to one of the franchise’s most famous Jedi after the events of The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. In this series, Dave Filoni is also taking the opportunity to reveal what has happened to some of his beloved characters, such as Sabine Wren and, in the latest episode, Ezra Bridger.
Ezra was the protagonist of Rebels, and many Star Wars fans grew fond of him. However, as we have seen in the recent episodes of Ahsoka, he has certainly undergone significant development in recent years and can now master the Force like very few characters in the saga have been able to.
Ezra Bridger doesn’t need lightsabers or blasters
After encountering Ezra on a remote planet where Grand Admiral Thrawn is also hiding, Sabine Wren is attacked by the Imperial forces. This is where we see the significant evolution of the protagonist from Rebels. Instead of using the lightsaber Sabine offers him—which originally belonged to him—Ezra chooses to proceed without weapons, relying solely on the power of the Force.
In this way, we witness a determined Ezra with astonishing ease in using this power, defeating all enemies without receiving a single blow and without the need for weapons to fight. Meanwhile, we also see Sabine Wren using the lightsaber with great agility, something she learns over the course of the last episodes.
The combat style employed by Ezra Bridger is called Teräs Käsi, which is a kind of intergalactic martial art that combines physical skills with the Force to defeat enemies. In this way, he doesn’t need lightsabers or any external tools to prevail, relying solely on his internal and external power.
Throughout the saga, we’ve seen Teräs Käsi used by Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi, and it also had a brief appearance in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Apparently, it’s an innovative technique that we will likely see more of in the new stories of the franchise.