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How did Sidious get his lightsaber back after losing it in his battle with Mace Windu and before his fight with Yoda?

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He didn't.

Sidious actually had at least two identical or near-identical lightsabers, which he kept concealed in his office on Coruscant during the Clone Wars era. One in particular, the example he used during the confrontation with Master Windu et al, was kept inside of a statue on his desk and was lost during the confrontation. The one he used in his duel with Master Yoda was a different one that followed the same design.

For the most part, it would seem (according to what we see onscreen) that Sidious preferred to only use one lightsaber at a given time. However, in Star Wars: The Clone Wars S5E16 "The Lawless", Sidious is shown using two lightsabers at once on Mandalore: enter image description here

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    Why does his face look like after the confrontation with Mace Windu? – Holger Mar 27 at 11:24
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    @Holger It's not really relevant but I'm pretty sure it doesn't. His face is pretty much the same as in his other appearances in the show, it's just more stylized and craggy compared to Ian McDiarmid's real-life face and kept in perpetual half-shadow by his cowl. It's even foreshadowed by this shot earlier in the episode: vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/6/65/… – SpaceWolf1701 Mar 27 at 12:53
  • Just a note, his post-Windu confrontation face is his real face, a result of corruption from using the dark side. The facade he projects as the Senator/Chancellor is part of his efforts to blind the Jedi. – Derek Mar 28 at 1:53
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    @Derek There's some debate about that. I'm not sure it's been definitively proven. – SpaceWolf1701 Mar 28 at 2:00

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