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When Luke goes to pay his nighttime call to Ben he uses his green lightsaber as a night light but it appears to be too bright and loud and so wakes Ben up.

Luke wakes Ben up

Throughout The Last Jedi I can't remember Luke having his green, or any, lightsaber with him.

Do we know where this lightsaber has gone?

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    I'd thought he had discarded it along with his X-wing. – Jane S Dec 21 '17 at 11:03
  • @JaneS Was the X-wing discarded though? He could have just crashed it and seeing as he didn't want to leave he just didn't bother getting it out. – TheLethalCarrot Dec 21 '17 at 11:07
  • Dunno, any answer is speculation, I would close this as per our FWP but there’s a cloudy situation going on there. – Edlothiad Dec 21 '17 at 11:08
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    I lol'd at "nightlight". – Valorum Dec 21 '17 at 12:08
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The last time we see it is when

Luke and Ben fight at the school.

This leaves a number of possibilities:

  1. It's been destroyed. Not convinced of this one.
  2. Luke took it with him to Ahch-To, but didn't use it. It could be in his X-wing at the bottom of the bay, for example.
  3. R2 has it. It wouldn't be the first time, and in Rey's vision in The Force Awakens you see Luke with R2, looking at what is most likely the school burning. Either Luke gave it to him, or being the ever-practical 'droid that we've come to know over nine films, he may have just picked it up himself. This is the one I'm thinking is most likely, personally.

And a couple that give away the above spoiler.

  1. Ben took it as a trophy. That which does not kill me... and all that. This is also less likely as he's much more interested in his grandfather than his uncle.

  2. It's still there, under the rubble of Ben's home. If Luke was that dis-spirited by what he had almost done with it, he may well have left it behind.

  • Hey. I edited your question to show the non-spoilers. We like questions and answers to be able to stand on their own without having to look at the spoilers if possible. This was possible with your answer, so I adjusted it. – amflare Dec 27 '17 at 15:46
  • Cool, no problem. I tend to err on the side of caution with spoilers. :) – UselessInfoMine Dec 27 '17 at 16:50
  • For your spoilered number 1 I think it's less likely he doesn't have it as he would likely use that rather than an imperfect deign he has at the moment. – TheLethalCarrot Dec 29 '17 at 10:50
  • Oh, I agree that this is a less likely one, but equally, he has his own from that point in time. – UselessInfoMine Dec 29 '17 at 12:32
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The movie does not indicate one way or another.

In the climactic showdown,

Force-projected Luke

uses a blue lightsaber, which we are to assume was his recovered one.

The same one that was destroyed during the showdown between Rey and Kylo Ren

The ultimate fate of Luke's green lightsaber (first seen in Return of the Jedi and last seen in his hands prior to his falling out with Ben) is unknown, but it is most likely either on the island where Rey found him or near the ruins of the school he built.

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    Yeah, I thought it was really weird that it wasn't green during that scene, seems like it being the wrong color could have tipped off the enemy. As an audience member I was thinking, "Hey, that's not right!" – sirjonsnow Dec 27 '17 at 16:14
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    @sirjonsnow - that was the intent of the director, I believe. On later viewings, knowing the result of the fight, you will pick up on the many clues that all is not as it seems, which Kylo (in his anger, fear, and single-minded rage) missed. The big one for me was the salt, and how it didn't always change color. – Jeff Dec 27 '17 at 16:52
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    @sirjonsnow - Could be that Kylo knows the fate of the green lightsaber as well in which case it makes no difference, it could even be Kenobi's saber – Lord Jebus VII Jan 2 '18 at 16:16

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