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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.

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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

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