Do lightsabers absorb any of the energy shot at them from a blaster, or is it all deflected away?

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    Lightsabers have been shown to absorb Force Lightning, so it is not out of the realm of possibility that they could absorb other energies too, like from deflected blaster bolts. I don't think any Canon material has really delved into that particular aspect of lightsabers, though. – Remy Lebeau Jan 31 at 4:51
  • "deflected blaster bolts" - that's kinda the answer right there. But what are "blaster bolts" ? – Mazura Feb 2 at 3:00

Simply, I would say that it deflects most "bullets". Most "bullets" are a single bolt, meaning that what we see bounce off the lightsaber appears to be the same. Therefore, I would assert that it is all deflected away.

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    Don't they supposedly fire plasma? I don't think the concept of an indivisible single bolt works with that. Not to mention that you could still absorb energy from it. – Misha R Mar 7 at 17:53
  • Not necessarily. While some guns use plasma bolts, they are still bolts. It is still evident that it is a single "bullet" of compacted energy. @Misha R – Superslayer04 Apr 18 at 17:55
  • Plasma cannot be an indivisible unit by definition. Nor is being indivisible part of the definition of the term "bolt." Moreover, none of it tells us anything about absorbing energy. – Misha R Apr 19 at 0:02
  • It is not indivisible. However, the lightsaber doesn't divide things. We have to remember that a lightsaber goes through metal, plastic, etc. by melting it's way through. It's energy vs. energy, and the saber prevails and deflects the blast. @MishaR – Superslayer04 Apr 29 at 18:30
  • Plasma is matter, not energy. Moreover, like I said, being indivisible or divisible tells is nothing about absorbing energy from the bolt. There is no reason to assume it cannot do that. – Misha R Apr 29 at 18:52

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