In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Dooku fights Kenobi and Anakin in front of the 'captured' Palpatine. At the end of the duel, Anakin disarms (and dis-hands) Dooku and takes his lightsaber (and uses it, along with his own saber, to decapitate Dooku). Anakin then 'pilots' the ship to Coruscant, presumably still in possession of Dooku's saber ...

What happens to Dooku's lightsaber after that?

Canon answers are preferred. A 'best' answer will probably include both Canon and Legends answers.


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Anakin left Dooku's lightsaber beside his corpse in General Grievous' quarters in the spire aboard the Invisible Hand.

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This part of the ship was destroyed during their catastrophic landing (you can see it burning up in the atmosphere) and barring a miracle, the lightsaber was presumably also destroyed at the same time.

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    But why didn't Anakin take it? Don't Jedi knights pick up the lightsabers of the enemies they've defeated? For example, Obi-Wan picks up Anakin's after their duel. Should I ask it as a separate question? Jan 15, 2019 at 21:19
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    @FabioTurati I think that would make a great stand-alone question, yes. But I'll speculate here that it might have something to do with the different natures of the two sabers. Kenobi picked up the blue-bladed weapon of a Jedi. Anakin rejected/refused/ignored(not sure the best word here) the red bladed weapon of a Sith.
    – Harthag
    Jan 15, 2019 at 21:23
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    @Dalila - For the record, there's no indication in the script or novelisations why he didn't keep it.
    – Valorum
    Jan 15, 2019 at 21:26
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    @FabioTurati - "Obi-Wan picks up Anakin's after their duel." That's because a movie made thirty years before hand required a plot coupon, that now in hindsight, no one ever wanted to see redeemed.
    – Mazura
    Jan 16, 2019 at 0:32
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    You mean the kind of miracle that might preserve Luke's lightsaber that fell down to Bespin?
    – jpmc26
    Jan 16, 2019 at 9:36

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