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In the Star Wars: Republic series, multiple Jedi have red lightsabers. Given the association between red lightsabers and the Sith, why is this? I'm looking for both the in-universe and out-of-universe reasons.


I haven't heard of the Star Wars: Republic series, but I do know that the color of the lightsaber doesn't necessarily denote whether you are a Dark side user or a Light side user. It depends on you. A Jedi could have a red lightsaber. That doesn't mean he is a Dark side user. He could have gotten it from a Sith he defeated in battle if the Sith was using a red saber. Just like you can take a blue lightsaber even if you are evil, like with General Grievous. Also, artificial kyber crystals usually are red and produced a red colored lightsaber blade, but a Jedi could use an artificial kyber crystal if they wanted, but still be a Light side user.

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    Grievous wasn't a Sith or even a Force user. All his lightsabers came from Jedi he had killed. Do you have any other examples of a Dark Sider using a non-red saber? – DCOPTimDowd Mar 12 '18 at 19:54
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    @DCOPTimDowd even though it's not officially considered canon, some of the Dark Jedi in Star Wars: KotOR use purple lightsabers. – Darth Vader Mar 13 '18 at 0:05
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    @DCOPTimDowd Darth Vader pre-Mustafar used a Blue lightsaber. – psubsee2003 Mar 13 '18 at 0:24
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    @DarthVader that is wrong based on the movies, When Anakin Skywalker fell to the Dark Side, he became Darth Vader, but when he attacked the Jedi Temple and went to Mustafar, he still used his blue lightsaber. – psubsee2003 Mar 13 '18 at 0:39
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    @psubsee2003 Oh yeah. I forgot that bit of my past. I prefer not to remember... (WHY DID I KILL THOSE KIDS) – Darth Vader Mar 13 '18 at 11:15

The jedi believed that the sith were defeated and the last of the dark jedi had fallen centuries ago. Some jedi were beginning to carry red lightsabers because the sith and dark jedi were defeated, and many jedi thought it was accpetable to wield red blades, as depicted in Star Wars: Republic. Star Wars: # 14 Emissaries to Malastare 2 of 6.

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    Do you have a specific source for this? – DCOPTimDowd Dec 20 '19 at 17:20
  • Red lightsabers are seen in Star Wars: Republic # 14 Emissaries to Malastare 2 of 6 in many comic book panels. – cmac84 Dec 29 '19 at 19:47
  • @user67368: You're referring to the same source material as the question. We already know that some Jedi appear to wield red lightsabers. What we don't know is why, and the comic doesn't answer that. So, again, do you have a source for your answer? Or is this just a theory you've come up with yourself? – Ellesedil Dec 30 '19 at 18:01

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