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Suppose you made a lightsaber shaped like a Y, and in a battle fought with the one going straight. If you activated the other blade when you and your foe crossed blades, it would go right through them before they could block it, right? Is this possible?

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    is this possible? As far as I know, no one on this site can actually make a lightsaber.
    – Daft
    Apr 22, 2015 at 15:32
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    Not off-topic, just not a quality question.
    – phantom42
    Apr 22, 2015 at 15:38
  • The question just made me laugh..
    – user931
    Apr 22, 2015 at 16:13
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    Obligatory: cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/57512300.jpg Apr 22, 2015 at 16:15
  • Of course, it might also go right through one of your legs as well.
    – Oldcat
    Apr 22, 2015 at 17:05

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Yes. In fact, something very similar exists in Legends: called the crossguard lightsaber or forked lightsaber. The only one described was used by the Jedi Master Roblio Darté during (and shortly after) the Clone Wars:

Crossguard saber

However, I don't believe he ever used it in the way you describe.

Although Roblio's secondary saber blade was only knife-length, in principle there's no reason it couldn't be full-sized; we have evidence of both variable-length lightsabers, and double-bladed sabers with multiple activators.

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  • I think the OP means two full length blades, not a cross guard.
    – Daft
    Apr 22, 2015 at 15:42
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    @Daft I think you're right, but it demonstrates the principle. Adjusting the length is comparatively easy Apr 22, 2015 at 16:09
  • @JasonBaker - I would add that, since double-bladed lightsabers exist (like Darth Maul's, with one full-length blade coming out of each end of the hilt/handle), and since we know that a shortened crossguard blade at an angle to the main blade is possible, it is possible (though not necessarily practical) to have a lightsaber with two full-length blades in a Y formation. It would, however, be extremely clumsy and unwieldy, and insanely dangerous to use.
    – Wad Cheber
    Apr 23, 2015 at 1:57

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