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 here it is again. In TFA, though, the "crossguards" on Kylo Ren's lightsaber were actually heat exhausts from an imperfect crystal first, then improvised as crossguards. The imperfect crystal couldn't channel all the energy into the main blade. In this new appearance, though, it appears they are truly just crossguards.
- Can actual crossguards be achieved using normal crystals?
- If it's a normal crystal, how is it done?
- If it's not normal crystals, are those also fractured crystals?
- If it's a fractured crystal, how is its blade's appearance more stable than Kylo's?