|“||Before I met Kanan, I only ever thought of myself. But Kanan and the rest, they don't think like that. They help people, they give everything away and I see it... I see how it makes people feel.||„|
|~ Ezra Bridger to Yoda|
|“||We have been called criminals, but we are not. We are rebels. Fighting for the people. Fighting for you. I'm not that old, but I remember a time when things were better on Lothal. Maybe not great, but never like this. See what the Empire has done to your lives, your families, and your freedom? It's only gonna get worse... unless we stand up and fight back. It won't be easy. There will be loss and sacrifice. But we can't back down just because we're afraid. That's when we need to stand the tallest. That's what my parents taught me. That's what my new family helped me remember. Stand up together. Because that's when we're strongest - as one.||„|
|~ Ezra Bridger|
Ezra Bridger, also known by his call-sign Spectre 6 is the main protagonist of the 2014-2018 animated television series, Star Wars Rebels. He is a young Force-sensitive human boy who spent a majority of his early life as a street urchin on the Outer Rim world Lothal after his parents were taken away by agents of the Galactic Empire. After living a life alone on the streets, Ezra joined the crew of the Ghost, a small rebel cell who sought to bring down the Empire. Amongst the members of the Ghost's crew was Kanan Jarrus, a former Jedi Padawan who had survived the Great Jedi Purge. Kanan, recognizing Ezra's strong Force-sensitivity, decides to take the boy in as an apprentice and train him the ways of the Force and the Jedi.
A few months before the outbreak of the Galactic Civil War, Ezra sacrificed himself to defeat Grand Admiral Thrawn and liberate Lothal of the Empire's hold by stranding himself and Thrawn's fleet to the Unknown Regions. Since then, his close comrades Sabine Wren and Ahsoka Tano have began a long voyage in the hopes of bringing him home.
Before becoming a member of the Ghost crew Ezra was an orphan and a thief who stole to survive.
Star Wars Rebels
His life changed when he meets the Ghost crew, who he met when they were both stealing from Imperial stormtroopers, managing to get away with one crate. As Ezra continued to make his escape, he was outmaneuvered by Kanan, who stood in Ezra's way and tried getting him to give up the crate. However, the boy refuses and drives away until a TIE attacked him, destroying the bike and nearly killing Ezra until the arrival of the Ghost crew. As Kanan told Ezra to leave the crate, the boy unknowingly used the Force by jumping the long distance with the crate in tow. However, the teenager struggled before the hidden Jedi came to help him up. Now aboard the Ghost, Ezra instantly developed a rivalry with Zeb, who locked Ezra up in a supply closet after becoming irritated with the teenager. However, through all his uses of escape in the past, Ezra snuck into the air vents of the ship until he suddenly fell due to the TIE attacks from the ghost.
Ezra then met Hera Syndulla, who was returning him home. Instead of returning him to Capitol City, Ezra accompanied Sabine and Zeb at Tarkintown while Hera and Kanan went to deal with notorious pirate Cikatro Vizago. After seeing the work that the Ghost crew did, Ezra retreated to the Ghost, where he found Kanan's lightsaber and Holocron, but returns the former Jedi's lightsaber when Kanan and Hera catch him snooping around his quarters. On the group's mission to free the Wookiees, Ezra is convinced by Hera to go onboard to warn Zeb, Kanan, Chopper and Sabine of the trap laid out by the Imperials; however, Ezra is captured by the Imperials led by Agent Alexsandr Kallus who planned on using Ezra as bait. However, Ezra managed to escape while learning about the true location of the Wookiee prisoners when the Ghost crew returned to rescue him. On the mines of Kessel, Ezra learns that Kanan is a Jedi and later goes to rescue a Wookiee child, Kitwarr.
Kallus intercepts them but Ezra and Kitwarr are rescued by Kanan. After the Wookiees departed, the crew decided to return Ezra back to his home During this time, Ezra stole Kanan's lightsaber yet again. When they arrived on the planet, Ezra returned Kanan's holocron to him but later, ran back to his tower with the lightsaber in his possession. However, Ezra felt Kanan's presence and inquired what the Force was. The former Jedi explained it was what kept the galaxy bound together and informed Ezra that he was Force-sensitive just like him because he wouldn't have been able to open the holocron. Kanan gave Ezra two choices: to remain on Lothal and keep the Lightsaber as a useless relic but Kanan offered Ezra the choice to become a member of the Ghost crew and his Padawan. Kanan left Ezra to think it through before departing. After a hard decision, Ezra returned Kanan's lightsaber, and decided to learn from Kanan the ways of the Force.
At the end of the series, Ezra liberates Lothal by making the ultimate sacrifice by calling on the Purrgil and having them take him and Thrawn into hyperspace, to parts unknown.
Disney INFINITY 3.0
Ezra appears in Disney INFINITY's third installment as a playable character.
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.
- He is the main protagonist of the series.
- He's voiced by Taylor Gray.
- Ezra never left Lothal until Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion.
- In the beginning of the series, Ezra was fourteen years old.
- As of Empire Day, Ezra is fifteen.
- As of "Season 3", Ezra is seventeen and the youngest member of the Ghost crew.
- Ezra and Sabine are the first and only members of the Ghost Crew to regularly wear helmets.
- Since the Grand Inquisitor threw his lightsaber at Ezra in "Fire Across the Galaxy", Ezra now has two scars on his left cheek.
- After constructing his lightsaber, he no longer relies on his energy slingshot.
- In Season 2, Ezra's outfit undergoes a few minor alterations.
- He wears a holster on his belt and a comlink in place of his energy slingshot.
- Starting season 3, Ezra has a different hair style and a new green lightsaber after his old one was destroyed by Darth Vader on Malachor and changed from an orange jumpsuit to brown pants, boots and an orange shirt. He also became a more adept fighter as he was cutting Stormtroopers with little effort during a rescue mission to get Hondo.
- As of "Twilight of the Apprentice", Ezra show signs of falling to the dark side, since only a dark-side user can open the Sith Holocron as he did and its red light shone in his eyes, mirroring the eyes of a Sith.
- Along with Chopper, they're the only characters who has appeared in every episode so far.
- Ezra seems to be the main focus of apprenticeship to most Dark side users. (The Grand Inquisitor, The Seventh Sister, and Maul)
- As of "The Holocrons of Fate", Ezra has a fear of the Krykna Spiders.