Questions tagged [lightsaber]

An energy blade weapon from the Star Wars franchise often wielded like a sword or pike. Use this tag for questions about the properties of lightsabers, how they are constructed, etc. Use this tag with the [star-wars] tag.

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what is Rey's second lightsaber? [duplicate]

At the end of The Rise of Skywalker, Rey holds up a new, yellow lightsaber, with nothing about where it came from, or why it is yellow. Where did it come from, and why is it yellow?
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Where does the idea that lightsabers can cut through solid objects come from?

In New Hope we don't see a lightsaber do anything that a normal sword wouldn't. The casual manner with which Luke handles it does not suggest that it's an extremely dangerous cutting tool. So where ...
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Who invented the lightsaber?

As we all know, in every Star Wars movie we can see all the Jedi using various colors of lightsabers to fight. Do any of the movies mention who invented the lightsaber and/or why the Jedi started ...
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Can a lightsaber hold someone up?

If you wedged a lightsaber between other sabers or into a material that a saber can't cut well, could you safely dangle off the handle without breaking it, like some sort of climbing spike? Canon ...
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Is there any material which cannot be cut by a lightsaber?

In all the Star Wars movies till now we can see many Jedi & Dark Side characters using various types & colors of lightsabers. As per the movies, lightsabers can cut through everything & ...
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How did Savage Opress obtain his lightsaber?

I did some research but I struggled to find an exact origin of how Savage obtained his lightsaber. I know it is Sith tradition to steal one from a Jedi and "bleed" the crystal, but there's no allusion ...
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How many lightsabers does General Grievous have?

We know General Grievous was handed his first lightsaber by Count Dooku, it having belonged to Sifo-Dyas. We also know he has four other lightsabers, having belonged to Pablo-Jill, Roron Corobb, Eeth ...
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How does a lightsaber behave in a confined space?

Imagine I place a lightsaber hilt upright on the ground, in a room with a very very low ceiling which is to some extent impervious to lightsabers (or at least which takes some time to be melted into ...
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What's the strength of beskar vs. a lightsaber?

It's clear the beskar is extremely resilient and largely impervious to blaster bolts. How resistant is beskar to a direct attack from a lightsaber?
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Are there lightsabers with moving emitters?

Has there ever been shown in Star Wars (canon or Legends, but canon preferably) a lightsaber where the emitter can move position? That is to say, that the 'head' of the lightsaber is hinged or in some ...
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What color is Rey's new lightsaber?

In The Rise of Skywalker, we see Rey has a new lightsaber at the end of the film: Based on this image (and my memory from seeing the film), I would've said this lightsaber's blade was orange or maybe ...
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Can a lightsaber kill its owner?

In all of the Star Wars movies, a Jedi's main weapon is the lightsaber. We can see them with many different colors. So my question is, can the owner of a lightsaber be killed by it?
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Did Ochi wield a lightsaber?

In the movie, Ochi barely appears, However, I vaguely remember Ochi wielding a Green Lightsaber (and the dagger) and used it to kill some of his victims. He is also known as a Sith Assassin, so ...
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When did we first see a purple lightsaber?

I have often heard that the reason why Mace Windu's saber is purple is that Samuel L Jackson just really wanted a purple saber because he likes that color, and thus the purple lightsaber was born. ...
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What stops lightsabers from becoming super long? [duplicate]

What stops the energy produced at the hilt of the Lightsabers from extending ridiculously far? The Lightsabers are generally sword length (or spear length for Darth Maul), so what keeps them that ...
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In Star Wars lore, who made the first light saber and how was it developed? [duplicate]

Extended universe books allude to a Jedi having to "forge" their own light saber as part of their trials. It seems to be both a rite of passage, and a somewhat holy experience. The connection isn't ...
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What happened to ‘old’ lightsabers pre Empire?

In TPM we see Obi-Wan use Qui-Gon's lightsaber to defeat Dart Maul. In AOTC Anakan and Obi-Wan are thrown a couple as they have had their own taken away or destroyed, and in ANH and TESB Luke uses the ...
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Are some lightsabers “stronger”?

Kylo Ren has a seemingly "crude" lightsaber. This is due to a lot of things, but it seems to hold up pretty well, even against a lightsaber made by a Jedi (almost) Master. But throughout the movies, ...
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How was Kylo Ren able to push his opponent to the ground with his lightsaber?

From everything I've seen about lightsabers, they slice pretty handily through most materials (especially human limbs), but for some reason, in The Rise of Skywalker trailer, he bears his opponent to ...
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Has anyone ever used the Force to deactivate an opponent's lightsaber during combat? [duplicate]

Are there any canon sources of a person using the Force to deactivate an opponent's lightsaber during combat? There's a question of whether a lightsaber even needs an activation button because ...
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Has Rey's new lightsaber been seen before in canon or legends?

The new Rise of Skywalker trailer has Rey (or someone who looks an awful lot like her) wielding a new double lightsaber, but now with action deploy mechanism! (someone in marketing has to be giddy). ...
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Why doesn't Anakin's lightsaber explode when it's chopped in half on Geonosis?

We see that lightsabers can create considerable explosions when Luke's is Force-pulled in half in the throne room fight in The Last Jedi, but when Anakin's is chopped in half on the conveyor belt in ...
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Why does Darth Tyranus have a quillon on his lightsaber?

Why does Darth Tyranus have a quillon-like spike sticking out of one side of his lightsaber? See that metal spike sticking out next to the business end of the lightsaber? The quillons on a metal ...
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Do lightsabers absorb blaster energy?

Do lightsabers absorb any of the energy shot at them by a blaster, or is it all deflected away?
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Do Jedi knights take the lightsabers of enemies they have defeated?

As another answer shows, after Anakin defeats Count Dooku in a lightsaber duel at the beginning of Episode III, he drops Dooku's lightsaber and leaves it there. He doesn't just ignore it, he ...
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What happened to Count Dooku's lightsaber?

In Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Dooku fights Kenobi and Anakin in front of the 'captured' Palpatine. At the end of the duel, Anakin disarms (and dis-hands) Dooku and takes his ...
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Do laser blasters shoot plasma rays like lightsabers? [duplicate]

I know that lightsabers consist of a plasma blade, powered by a kyber crystal, but do the Blasters in Star Wars work by shooting out plasma rays, too?
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What is the process of making a black lightsaber/Darksaber?

In Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, we see a Black lightsaber much like a real sword or katana and it was supposedly stolen from the Jedi hundreds of years prior to the Clone Wars by ...
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Why don't lightsaber users turn off their lightsaber midfight to pass through their enemy's defense? [duplicate]

Theoretically if two lightsabers clashed, couldn't one of them quickly switch off and on to "phase" through the other lightsaber and insta-kill the opponent?
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Who taught Kylo Ren to bleed his lightsaber?

Who taught Kylo Ren how to bleed his lightsaber. Did he read about it in former Sith writings, did Snoke teach him (which seems possible but unlikely considering Snoke is not seen with a lightsaber of ...
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Can a lightsaber's length change? [duplicate]

Can a lightsaber's blade length be changed after it's built or is it fixed upon construction of the lightsaber?
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Could a lightsaber be used as a cane?

I recently came across this cover art while reading through The Other Lost Missions: Rare Clone Wars Comics and Literature, Part 2, and I couldn't help but notice the way the guy in the picture, ...
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Do lightsaber blades/blaster bolts cast shadows?

Do lightsaber blades and/or blaster bolts cast shadows? (I know it's possible to see a blade's shadow on the ground during Episode VI, but that was clearly due to technical limitations, not ...
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Does the kyber crystal used in a lightsaber have an effect on the user?

Is there any evidence of a force user using a kyber crystal that is wrong for them in their lightsaber and this having an effect on their ability to use it? How does it impact them?
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Why don't Force users control their lightsabers with telekinesis all the time?

They would be able to attack from a much greater distance and it would definitely decrease the risk of having their limbs chopped off by other lightsaber users.
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Is it possible to construct a multi-colored double-bladed lightsaber?

I was just watching this video of some SW dueling at the 2015 World Fencing Championship, and wondered if it's actually possible in the SW universe to construct a multi-colored double-bladed ...
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Why do some Jedi have red lightsabers in Star Wars: Republic?

In the Star Wars: Republic series, multiple Jedi have red lightsabers. Given the association between red lightsabers and the Sith, why is this? I'm looking for both the in-universe and out-of-universe ...
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How could Kylo Ren move Luke's lightsaber in The Last Jedi when he couldn't in The Force Awakens?

In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, before the battle between Kylo Ren and Rey we watch Kylo trying to force pull Luke's blue lightsaber but without success. Now, in The Last Jedi, Kylo uses the Force to ...
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Was it illegal for a non-Jedi to use a lightsaber in the Republic?

In this answer, @Will mentions: Believing in the Sith Religion and philosophy is legal. However, using an offensive and lethal weapon (lightsaber) without being authorized to since only Jedi are ...
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Who turned on the lightsaber?

Spoilers for The Last Jedi: he narrates Kylo Ren's thoughts/feelings (saying things like "he turns the lightsaber towards his enemy" and so on) we see the Skywalker lightsaber being manipulated ...
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What happened to Luke's green lightsaber?

When Luke goes to pay his nighttime call to Ben he uses his green lightsaber as a night light but it appears to be too bright and loud and so wakes Ben up. Throughout The Last Jedi I can't remember ...
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What happened to Ben Solo's original lightsaber?

In The Last Jedi, we see a flashback of: There are plenty of questions and answers about Kylo Ren's spitting red lightsaber with the vents because it's an imperfect Kyber crystal (also the impressive ...
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Why did Luke call the lightsaber by a different name?

In The Last Jedi, I thought it was a little odd that Luke referred to the lightsaber as a "laser sword". Given that the lightsaber identifies a Jedi, why did he refer to it as such?
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Why aren't (ex-)Jedi lightsabers more common?

It seems to me that many of the Star Wars movies show Jedi dying in some way or another. Some are obviously destroyed in battle (Plo Koon, for example) but many aren't and are simply left with the ...
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Why did Luke have his father's lightsaber? [duplicate]

Near the end of The Last Jedi, During the scene, Luke is equipped with Anakin's old lightsaber. Given that why did Luke equip himself with that lightsaber instead of the one he'd been using for ...
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Did Luke teach the traditional lightsaber forms or the “Strong” etc. styles

Was reading an article a couple of months ago that stated that because all material of the old republic had been destroyed Luke had no knowledge of the 7 forms of lightsaber combat other than form IV ...
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Is it possible to protect oneself from a lightsaber with bare hands? [duplicate]

The Father held Anakin's lightsabers with his hands. Ok he's really powerful. But the point is, as maybe using the same Force protection from Force lightnings, one could hold the light of a ...
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Why do Jedi practice lightsaber dueling, and not blaster fire deflection techniques?

I recall reading somewhere that many of the Jedi practice lightsaber techniques that are specifically for dueling with other lightsabers. It went on to say the fact that they utilized fencing ...
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Why don't lightsabers have guards?

When the trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens came out, there were many jokes made at the expense of Kylo Ren's lightsaber and its silly guard. And whilst that particular guard ...
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Why are kicks so effective in a lightsaber duel?

From reviewing various movie clips, I tend to notice a 100% kick attack success rate, but a nearly 0% lightsaber attack success rate. Is there a canon explanation for this, or is it simply theatrics? ...

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