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Has anyone in the Star Wars books ever wielded a black lightsaber, one that expels black light making the surroundings darker?

Is there a reason he/she uses one?

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    Even Star Wars doesn't hate physics that much, no. – Jeff Jul 31 '12 at 13:42
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    Surely that would be a darksaber... – Sardathrion - against SE abuse Jul 31 '12 at 14:10
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    @Jeff - I think you overestimate Lucas's respect for reality, science, the immensity of space, and how time works. – Chad Jul 31 '12 at 14:17
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    The closest something can come to emitting "dark" would be a light saber that also exudes a dust or fog. A Smog Saber. – Gorchestopher H Jul 31 '12 at 15:07
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    Also see scifi.stackexchange.com/a/21310/397 for a full list of colors. – Mufasa Jul 31 '12 at 16:06
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There is the Darksaber, but it does not make the surroundings darker, the core of the blade was black, while the outer edges glowed white.

There are also some black lightsaber crystals in some video games, like Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, but they shine the same way as the darksaber.

Starkiller wielding a black lightsaber.

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    Oh. Well, that's interesting, too... – notablytipsy Jul 31 '12 at 12:19
  • Oh, I didn't not know that they were one and the same. I will remove my answer. – jacen.garriss Apr 25 '13 at 15:55
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    it's just an optical illusion. it's really a white lightsabre – Sam I am says Reinstate Monica Apr 25 '13 at 21:44
  • They also use these in The Clone Wars – TimSparrow May 17 '17 at 13:48
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The soulsaber, which was created using dark side magic. Being a nexus of dark side energy, its very presence would corrupt the atmosphere and those within it

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    Can you add some references? – Shevliaskovic May 1 '14 at 12:07
  • References are required please! Have you seen the help center? – AncientSwordRage May 1 '14 at 12:36
  • never heard of that. And anyway, to call it "magic" is not in context for the Star Wars universe, nor is the "soul". – jwenting May 1 '14 at 13:54
  • @Keen: Did I err in adding citations to Wookiepedia? – FuzzyBoots Aug 14 '14 at 19:16
  • @SeanDuggan That edit was way too drastic. You completely overhauled the answer, and that's not what edits are for. – user1027 Aug 14 '14 at 19:23

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