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The first Death Star contained multiple large kyber crystals. We can see what they look like in this still from the unfinished episode Star wars: Clone Wars - In Search of the Crystal Assuming it has 8 in total (one for each energy beam) and that they're each as large as the one that Obi-Wan and Anakin intercepted (about 6ft x 4ft x 4ft), we can make some ...


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Because lightsabers are not made of lasers According to Wookipedia, which cites Star Wars Rebels: Visual Guide, the lightsaber blades are made from plasma. According to some pre-Disney explanations the lightsaber blades are made of plasma which is contained via an electromagnetic field; I assume the blades repel each other because of this field. As for the ...


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No, they have not been mentioned in the Star Wars movies before. They were introduced in Legends material, then discussed in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Kyber Crystal: Wookieepedia


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First off: kyber crystals only change colour as they bond with (or in the case of dark side users: dominated by) the individual constructing the lightsaber. At that point the colour is "fixed" and doesn't change based on who happens to be wielding it at any given time. The only way the colour can change is if the crystal is bonded with and built into a new ...


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Republic Era The following states that : Over the centuries, the Jedi amassed an almost exclusive right to the crystals, protecting and collecting them to decorate their temples and power their lightsabers. Some saw this collection of the kybers as proof of the Jedi's inordinate greed, and their secrecy over its nature a result of their wish to remain in ...


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Darth Vader wasn't present on the Death Star during either of its firings in Rogue One, and specifically describes the Death Star's power as "insignificant next to the power of the Force" in A New Hope, so it seems safe to say that he wasn't involved in its ignition. As to using the Force to wield a lightsaber, we know from the films that you don't need to ...


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Given time and equipment, yes. The lightsabers used by the Inquisitorius are mass produced to a standard design, so it's proof that the creation of lightsabers in canon are not limited to only trained Force users - anyone can build one given the right tools. If done the traditional way, however, then it's not likely. The traditional approach of building one ...


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The cannons fire missiles, but the lasers are powered by kyber crystals While the ventral turrets may fire missiles, you’re probably thinking of the turbolasers found on the same Resurgent-class vessels. Some of the First Order’s top ships had lasers powered by kyber crystals, according to the Databank: The powerful flagship shared by General Hux and ...


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    In universe: Looks like Sith temple-superweapon could destroy life only on planet it was constructed. This exactly happened first time it was activated during Great Scourge of Malachor. Every Sith, Jedi and most likely every living being was killed, but only on Malachor. Planet was left lifeless, but was that original design (similar ...


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What's really interesting is that the color of the Darksaber didn't change with different owners. When Maul, whose lightsaber is red, took the Darksaber from Pre Vizsla (note: I have no idea what I'm talking about or what this is from. I got it from Wookiepedia [here], so if it is wrong, don't hesitate to tell me.) Anyway, when Maul gained control of the ...


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They were mentioned as early as 1978's Splinter of the Minds Eye by Alan Dean Foster. A Legends character, Halla, wants Luke and Leia to help her find it in a temple on Minban (which was a planet they used in Solo: A Star Wars Story as well). Halla looked around the table with seriocomic intensity before turning back to them, 'I don't suppose either of ...


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The temple was no longer functional as a weapon once Ezra removed the holochron powering it. Remember, Vader clearly wasn't expecting Ezra and Kanan to sneak inside and grab it while he fought Ahsoka, and indeed, later on he attempted to recover it from Ezra's hand but was ultimately unsuccessful. Now back to the temple itself, what Ezra did is basically ...


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The Force Awakens: Incredible Cross-Sections book indicates that Resurgent-class battlecruisers have ventral concussion missile turrets: There is no indication that these cannons are powered by the Force, they're just regular missile launchers. Since the turrets also have targeting sensors, presumably these missile are guided in some way, which still does ...


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Jyn Erso had no force abilities whatsoever, but this doesn't mean that the force didn't help, This could have come from the force through Chirrut Imwe, none of Jyn's Family were involved in any Jedi Training, but we don't know about Jyn's Mother, obviously if she had been involved with the force, she would have tried to stop her husband from building the ...


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Lightsabers and "Lasers" (AKA blasters) in Star Wars both work on the principles of trapping plasma in a powerful electromagnetic field. No doubt Kyber crystals are used to somehow generate the exceedingly powerful electromagnetic fields. The field tells the plasma where to go. A lightsaber is designed to trap the plasma in a long narrow blade, and when ...


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They were both rare and usefull Uses for Kyber Crystals Besides the construction of lightsabers they used in the making of lightwhips a rare variation of the lightsabers, used a bunch of small kyber crystals that can down the length of the whip. The lightwhip acted much like a regular whip. Sith Super weapons as you mentioned already. Used in Jedi and ...


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I wouldn't use the word "shortage" but something more in the way of "monopoly". Why ? Because like JBH said in his answer, Kyber crytals were already rare in the Star Wars universe, add to the equation that each reigning power in the galaxy claimed exclusive rights of those and you obtain something rare, hard to come across but not impossible to obtain. ...


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A shortage can only be declared in context of supply and demand. A material can be quite rare and yet, due to limited demand, not be in a state of "shortage." From a story-telling POV, Kyber wants to be a fairly rare element. It won't be found on just any old planet. Were it common, every Tom, Dick, and Clone 99 would be building their own lightsabers. ...


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