An energy blade weapon from the Star Wars franchise often wielded like a sword or pike. Use this tag for questions about the properties of lightsabers, how they are constructed, etc.

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Why do so many Jedi in EU use red light sabers

It seems that you look at every Jedi in the new Jedi Order and like every third one either has a red or "non-standard" color. But everything before the empire and mostly green/blue. Why? Does ...
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Any canon precedents of Psychometry that Rey's visions are also Psychometry? [closed]

This sort of relates to this question, Why does Luke’s saber call to Rey?, but it does not answer why Rey gets a flashback when she instantly touches the Lightsaber? Does the the Light-saber have ...
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How does Asajj Ventress's lightsaber go together?

We see that Asajj Ventress's lightsabers can come together to make a double-sided lightsaber, but her lightsaber hilts are curved. How would they come together in a way that would make it easy to use? ...
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Lightsaber cauterization: for the children?

When speaking with a friend about whether or not the Star Wars franchise is child-friendly, the idea came up that even though people get cut in half, it is still fairly safe for kids because there is ...
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Is Kylo Ren's fizzling lightsaber blade intended by design? [duplicate]

Everyone should be familiar with how Kylo's main blade differs aesthetically with Anakin/Luke/Finn/Rey's lightsaber blade. What is the cause of the shaky fizzling effect? The ancient hilt design, or ...
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Is there something about lightsabers that make them hard to move?

Note: I have only seen the seven movies. In many instances people with the Force can throw things around with said Force. But a lot of times, when people are trying to retrieve a light saber, it ...
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Why are Jedi obsessed with lightsabers? [duplicate]

In the movie A New Hope we see Obi-Wan training Luke to use the lightsaber of his father. HAN: Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. Blasters are ...
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Are actual lightsaber crossguards effective?

Referring to Useless cross-guard on a lightsaber? fans here should be very familiar with the crossguard debate when Kylo Ren's lightsaber was first revealed. However, we've since proven that those are ...
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How do saber-copters/Inquisicopters work?

Note: Possible spoiler for Star Wars Rebels season two finale. In the Star Wars: Rebels season 2 finale, Twilight of the Apprentice, we see the Inquisitors can fly with their lightsabers. How does ...
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Why does Kylo Ren's lightsaber sound like a lawnmower? [closed]

It started on a Tuesday morning; I was using my Mower and then it hit me. Why did Kylo Ren get his lightsaber at Lowes? or the Home Depot?
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Why would Kylo Ren even want the Skywalker lightsaber?

In The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren makes it very clear that he wants the Skywalker lightsaber. That lightsaber belongs to me! My question is, why did he want it? It belonged to two people, Luke, ...
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Will Ezra's lightsaber revolutionize dueling?

Ezra's lightsaber (pictued below) features a gun attachment that can be single-handedly fired while the lightsaber is activated. The energy bolt cannot be deflected back at the firer. Regarding the ...
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How did Luke get his lightsaber back after A New Hope?

After Vader kills Obi-Wan on the deathstar, his lightsaber falls at Vader's feet. Luke witnesses from a distance and escapes on the Falcon. The rest of the movie plays out, but that's the last we see ...
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Is Mace Windu the only one to ever defeat Darth Sidious in a lightsaber duel?

So assuming that Mace Windu truly did defeat Darth Sidious in a lightsaber duel, would that make him the only individual to have ever done so? Yoda brought Sidious to a draw but didn't defeat him.
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Can a lightsaber block a disruptor rifle bolt?

Since disruptor rifles are basically laser rifles, I'd imagine they fire some sort of proton beam instead of plasmified gas like regular blasters. Since the generally accepted theory is that ...
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Why give this character his old lightsaber?

In the new Star Wars Movie, But as you can see in Episode VI, Luke built his new green one with another handle. Didn't she just know that he already got another one?
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Would a lightsaber ignite a flammable substance?

I remember reading somewhere(I don't really remember where, sorry) that a lightsaber isn't really hot, it just makes atoms vibrate and hence heat is produced in a material the lightsaber comes in ...
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Why didn't Kenobi turn Grievous Lightsabers off? [duplicate]

As I read, Jedi learn early on to 'force shield' themselves so that another Jedi cannot turn their Lightsaber off during battle. Is there a in-universe explanation as to why Obi-wan Kenobi didn't do ...
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How can lightsabers have crossguards without an imperfect crystal?

If you haven't watched it yet, check out the latest trailer for Star Wars Rebels, just a few days old. You will notice a very familiar lightsaber design we once thought impossible and/or useless. But ...
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Are the Sith always trained in lightsaber combat?

Unlike the Jedi, who systematically train multiple padawans in lightsaber combat at the Jedi Temple, the Sith are only two in number at any given moment: the master and the apprentice. Dooku and ...
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How effectively can the vented energy from Kylo Ren's lightsaber serve as a crossguard?

Earlier questions about the effectiveness of Kylo Ren's lightsaber's design, in my opinion, is moot because they are all based on the assumption that those two side-blades are primarily intended to be ...
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Why don't Kylo Ren's lightsaber vents ignite before the blade?

I know why the lightsaber needs vents, but why don't the vents ignite first? (Is ignite the right word?). I'm clearly no engineer, and I've clearly never made a lightsaber before, so I'm just ...
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Why do lightsaber users fight two-handed?

The lightsaber is presumably not a very heavy weapon. It's implied to be little more than a handle with a weightless plasma blade, very easy to swing and throw around. So why do so many people ...
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Why couldnt starships use lightsaber like-shields?

A lightsaber can cut through anything and deflect laser blasts easily, right? So could a ship be built with its hull lined up with thousands to lightsabers? I mean, when turned on, it could easily ...
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Accidental lightsaber injuries or deaths?

Knowing that wielding lightsabers can be extremely dangerous to the uses, have there ever been any accidental, self-inflicted injuries or deaths caused to anyone? Between the gyroscopic forces that ...
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What age do Padawans get real lightsabers?

What age do Padawans get to use their lightabers? In Clone Wars episodes we see them assembling the lightsabers after a trek into the cave. Is there a rule about what age Padawans get real ...
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How long does a lightsaber power cell last?

Related: What happens when a lightsaber gets low on power? Related: How is a lightsaber's power cell recharged? This question means both: How long can a lightsaber be used in continuous ...
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What happens when a lightsaber gets low on power?

When a lightsaber gets low on power, what happens? Does it slowly power down over time, or would it just turn off?
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Are there “light bayonets”?

Are there lightsaber-type bayonet rifle attachments in the universe, canon or Legends?
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When did the lightsaber become an icon of popular culture?

The lightsaber is, almost unanimously, a universal icon of science fiction. The ultimate weapon belonging to a more civilised age. In its own way, it enjoyed a status and prestige akin to Darth Vader ...
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What is the shape of a lightsaber blade?

I used to think a lightsaber blade is shaped like a cylinder of uniform diameter, much like the film props representing them. However, once in a while I come across a scene from the Original Trilogy ...
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What good is the force in a lightsaber duel?

I have watched Star Wars (episodes 4, 5 and 6) and I am curious to know why there is so much importance on mastering the Force. Until now, I have seen the Force being used for pushing, raising heavy ...
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Does spinning help Jedi fight?

I noticed that in almost all of the Jedi lightsaber fights they are constantly spinning as they fight. I know because it's a movie it looks cool, but does it actually help? It almost seems like it ...
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When did lightsabers first appear in the Star Wars timeline?

Where do we first see/read about a lightsaber in the Star Wars universe (EU and Legends count)? I mean this from an in-universe chronological perspective, not publication/release order. It’s a ...
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Is Anakin's lightsaber the only one remaining from the 'Clone Wars' era?

In discussions and info surrounding The Force Awakens, it seems that a lot of the (now ancient) Jedi knowledge has been lost to time. Luke's Green lightsaber used a synthetic crystal, a practice ...
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Does Kylo Ren's fractured crystal put him at a disadvantage?

I've been reading the cause of his abnormal lightsaber glow is due to a fractured crystal. Does that mean his lightsaber is less reliable in any sort of way? Was there any proof that his lightsaber ...
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Any good resources about lightsaber production?

I am looking for resources on how lightsabers were made. Wookipedia has a brief description at http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Lightsaber . This article briefly addresses how they were made. Do we ...
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exactly how do lightsabers turn on/off? [duplicate]

It seems that when someone drops their saber it turns off, but Lukes hand still gripped his when his hand got chopped. Why did it extinguish?
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How and where are lightsabers manufactured? [duplicate]

In The Force Awakens, we see only two lightsabers. One is over 30 years old and belonged to Luke Skywalker. The other was of unknown age and belonged to Kylo Ren. Lightsabers are precision ...
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As of Star Wars 7 what is special about lightsabers?

There had been non-Jedi/non-Sith dabbling with lightsabers a bit. General Grievous swung a bunch around like crazy. And I do recall there had been some kind of stick weapon that the lightsaber ...
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Why do lightsabers attract Force sensitives?

There are at least two incidents in the canon which suggest that lightsabers attract Force sensitives: Ezra was attracted to Kanan's lightsaber in the pilot episode of Star Wars: Rebels TV show. Rey ...
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How did they recover Luke's lightsaber? [duplicate]

In Episode V Luke drops his lightsaber from cloud city into Bespin, a gas giant. In VII it is seen recovered on Takodana held by Maz Kanata. How did anyone find and retrieve it?
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Which button activates Skywalker's lightsaber, and why is it inconsistent?

You can tell from this video that Finn is actually pushing that button to activate the lightsaber It seems like there are different on-buttons or something because the toys say the big ...
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Is there a reason Kylo Ren never activated his lightsaber on-screen?

On watching The Force Awakens, I noticed that Kylo Ren's lightsaber was always activated off-screen and then swung into view. In contrast, the other lightsaber used in the movie was activated ...
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How was this notable weapon possibly retrieved? [duplicate]

Okay, so Maz talks about how that’s Luke’s lightsaber and his father’s, before him. And also explains why Kylo Ren wanted it so badly. But how’s that even possible...? In The Empire Strikes Back, ...
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Is Rey's Staff Made of Lightsabers?

Looking at Rey's staff, it sure looks like it is made of lightsabers as parts. Are they actually lightsabers? Did she get them (or the whole weapon) from scavenging?
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What are all the known lightsaber designs?

What are the different designs of lightsabers in the Star Wars canon? For example, Darth Maul with his double-bladed saber, and Kylo Ren with his cross-guard saber.
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When does Luke's lightsaber first appear in the Star Wars saga?

After having seen The Force Awakens, I am having a bit of trouble trying to figure out when the blue lightsaber that Finn uses to fight Kylo Ren first appears in the saga. We know that its last user ...
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Why does Kylo Ren's lightsaber look different from normal lightsabers?

Kylo Ren's lightsaber is very confusing. It has a cross-guard, which was discussed in another question, but I don't think this was: Why does Kylo Ren's lightsaber look different from a normal ...
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Can a Lightsaber cut through Laminanium?

Can a Lightsaber cut through Laminanium? The Wikia article doesn't seem to address that, it merely says Jedi's new armour (Jedi expeditionary suit) was made of it in latter-period EU/Legends novels. ...