An energy blade weapon from the Star Wars franchise often wielded like a sword or pike.

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Did any Jedi ever choose to forgo using a Lightsaber?

Okay, so everyone knows that somewhere along the line it became tradition that, as one of the final tasks of their training, Jedi must construct their own lightsaber. I was just watching an episode ...
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Is there a general term for Jedi and Sith?

Is there a term for the Jedi and Sith? I mean if you don't know if the person is a Jedi or a Sith, but you know the person is using a lightsaber and has a big knowledge about the force, what a term ...
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How much close control over physical objects is possible with the Force?

The Jedi can control objects with the mystical power called the Force without touching them. In the movies you can see, that the Jedi or Sith are moving objects really fast and really well controlled ...
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Outside of Order 66 - does a blaster ever beat a lighsaber?

There is a scene in The Clone Wars where Ahsoka is in the middle of hallway, deflecting blaster fire from two directions while carrying on a conversation (Cargo of Doom, I think ... ) and it got me ...
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Why doesn't the lightsaber cut the guardrail in Episode 6?

In Star Wars Episode VI, why doesn't Luke's lightsaber cut through the guardrail when he's fighting Darth Vader? But here, shortly thereafter, when Luke cuts off Vader's hand, the rail gets cut: ...
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Does a lightsaber have a cauterizing effect when cutting off appendages, or not?

The reason I ask this question is because in A New Hope.. there is a scene when Kenobi cuts off Ponda Baba's arm, and we can see that it is bloody on the ground. However, if we go back to the newer ...
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Would it be conceivable to create a lightsaber shield from a plethora of lightsabers arranged in an umbrella-like pattern?

Using an umbrella-based design pattern could then allow it to be folded away for ease-of-carry...?
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Were lightsabers ever a “commodity”?

Lightsabers seem to be somewhat labor intensive to build. And, from everything I've ever seen or read, a Jedi was responsible for creating their own. Anakin Skywalker is shown to have lost several ...
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Lightsaber canon reference

I'm doing my senior essay on lightsaber science and history (as I am making a lightsaber hilt out of machined aluminum for my project). I am looking for other references that I can put in my work ...
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Why don't lightsaber duellists ever use the technique of turning off their lightsaber during a fight?

Since my early childhood I've been wondering about the answer to one question about Star Wars. Why, when fighting with lightsabers, do they use them to parry attacks rather than turning the lightsaber ...
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Why do the lightsaber moves of Luke Skywalker look so uncoordinated and crude compared to the prequels?

In the prequel trilogy of Star Wars (the more recent three), the swordsmanship of the actors is very coordinated and fast. There's lots of aerobatics and fast swordplay; generally impressive (albeit ...
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Origin of Vaapad?

So, I've read in several books -- particularly the novelization of Ep 3 -- that Mace Windu created the Vaapad form of lightsaber combat. However, I recently read the first two Darth Bane novels, and ...
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Is there any significance to the speed of release of a light sabre?

Is there any significance to the speed of release of a light sabre? I've always found Obi-Wan's slow, controlled release in Episode IV to be rather impressive. In this Episode I example, Darth Maul ...
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How long does it take to activate and deactivate a lightsaber?

While reading the Trachta article on Wookieepedia, it said that that method of combat involves switching a lightsaber on and off to suprise an opponent. Yet it seems it takes a few seconds for a ...
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Could a magnetic field disable a lightsaber?

Related: Are the magnetic fields of a lightsabre Canon? From the linked question, we are assuming that a lightsaber is a tube-shaped magnetic field containing plasma. If this is the case, would a ...
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What is the science behind Lightsabers in the Star Wars franchise? [duplicate]

I have seen all of the Star Wars movies, but I have not read any of the books. I would like to know if the science of the Lightsabers was ever explained, and, if so, what is it?
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Light saber color [duplicate]

This question always prevailed at the back of my mind. Does the light saber color hold any significance? Is the red beam more effective than the blue/green/purple beam or the other way round? Or is it ...
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Is the lightsaber Dooku uses the same as the one Darth Bane had?

Since Bane introduced the Rule of 2, the Sith sometimes took their late master's lightsaber with them. Is it possible that count Dooku/Darth Tyranus received Darth Bane's lightsaber, since they are ...
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Does Palpatine have 3-4 lightsabers available to him?

I just saw the episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, "The Lawless" and I saw Palpatine use 2 lightsabers to combat Maul and Savage. One looks very similar to the one he used against Mace Windu in ...
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How was Obi-Wan felled by such minor injuries?

I'm pretty confused. During the fight between Obi-Wan and Count Dooku on Geonosis, Obi-Wan is doing fine until he gets a little cut on his arm, and a little cut on his leg. Then he's down. I don't get ...
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How much power the powercell of a lightsaber could deliver to the blade?

Lightsabers are extraordinary weapons, they could cut almost anything and reflect blaster bolt, but one of theirs must amazing feat is the quantity of energy they could deliver. I particularly ...
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Does construction of a Lightsaber require use of the Force?

It's true that Lightsaber construction is a mandatory skill for a trained Force user, but I am not sure about it in reverse. @DVK has commented on this answer that: Grievous wasn't a Jedi (or a ...
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Do Lightsabers need a force users' effort to block Force Lightning?

Force Lightning is generated from a force user's body channelling powerful force energy. It can be blocked/absorbed/reflected by the use of force (Yoda showed it twice in the prequel series without ...