Questions tagged [kyber-crystal]

For questions relating to the crystals used primarily in lightsabers, in star wars. Use this for questions that are specifically about the crystals, not just lightsabers.

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Can Sith crystals be "bled" by Jedi?

Since I know Jedi crystals or normal crystals in general can be "bled" by Sith to turn red from the anger and hatred infused from a Sith's soul, I started wondering it it can work in reverse,...
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What would happen to a non-Force-sensitive when they enter a Kyber crystal cave?

We have many occurrences of Padawans and Jedi going through crystal caves like the one on the planet Ilum, to harvest their own Kyber crystals. It induces visions, hallucinations and trials for the ...
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Why are kyber crystals so expensive on the black market?

In Season 5, Episode 7 of the Clone Wars series, Hondo and his gang of pirates are trying to rob some kyber crystals from Jedi younglings. Supposedly, those crystals are worth a fortune on the black ...
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Is there a shortage of Kyber crystals in the galaxy?

Given Kyber crystals are used to make the Death Star laser in A New Hope, Return of the Jedi and I am guessing The Force Awakens and they are also a necessary constituent of a Jedi's lightsaber, is ...
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Did the Death Star's crystals "speak"?

The official Star Wars website explains that lightsabers are made of kyber crystals that are inextricably linked to the Jedi who makes the light saber. In fact, the kyber crystal even "speaks" to the ...
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Is the Force wielded to fire the Death Star's weapon?

Kyber crystals are used to create lightsabers and also the Death Star's massive energy weapon. A Jedi must use the Force to wield a lightsaber. Is the Dark Side of the Force used to fire the Death ...
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How many lightsabers could be made from the Death Star's crystals?

The Death Star's weapon was made with kyber crystals, the same material used to make lightsabers. How many lightsabers could be made with the quantity of kyber crystals that were used to create the ...
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Could Chirrut Îmwe have constructed a lightsaber out of Jyn’s kyber crystal?

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Chirrut Îmwe and Jyn Erso have a conversation where they explain that kyber crystals power a lightsaber. Chirrut: What do you know of kyber crystals? Jyn: My father, ...
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Why didn't the Emperor deploy the Sith superweapon on Malachor?

In the Star Wars Rebels episode Twilight of the Apprentice, a massive temple built by the ancient Sith was discovered on the planet Malachor. The temple held a colossal Kyber crystal and was in fact a ...
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Did Jyn use the Force to gain access through the shield gate over Scarif?

In Rogue One, prior to the Battle of Scarif, the Rebel infiltration unit led by Jyn Erso used a stolen cargo shuttle to land on the planet. K-2SO assumed the clearance code of the shuttle might have ...
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What does the color of the darksaber mean?

When I ask "What does the color of the darksaber mean?", I am referring to its kyber crystal color. In the Disney canon, kyber crystals change color depending on the wielder's place in the Force. Dark ...
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Why do lasers from Kyber crystals in lightsabers repel noisily but lasers from Kyber crystals in the Death Star combine?

Rogue One introduced the idea of Kyber Crystals in the Star Wars movie Canon. In the 1977 movie A New Hope - we see Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader battle with lightsabers and the blades repel with a ...
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Were Kyber crystals mentioned in the Star Wars movies prior to Rogue One?

In Rogue One: A Star Wars Story there are various mentions of Kyber crystals - relating to lightsabers, the Death Star, and the Jedha temple. From what I can recall - this didn't come up before. ...
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How do the ventral cannons on the Resurgent work?

I heard that the ventral cannons on the Resurgent are powered by the Force, but how does that work without a host to control them? I know that Kyber Crystals are Force-sensitive, so are they powered ...
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