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In both Canon and Legends, a pair of lightsabers functionally similar to Rey's potential new one were seen in the hands of the Besalisk Jedi Master Pong Krell during the Clone Wars. This picture shows them in their folded and extended configurations: The lightsabers used by the Jedi Temple Guards in both Canon and Legends were aesthetically and functionally ...


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The Inquisitor Lightsaber from Star Wars: Rebels I'm not sure if you'll count this as hinged, but it can certainly move the angle of the blade. In fact, it's a hand-held General Grievous, being capable of spinning in circles. The hilt stays in position while the blade itself spins around the edge of the circle, which suggests the emitter is not directly ...


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If you pause the trailer at 1:16, you can see that the impact point appears to be fairly low. In fact, it's plausible that Kylo has impaled the person (possibly a Resistance soldier) with the crossguard of his lightsaber and is simply pushing down against him using the lightsaber for support. Lightsaber hilts don't go through people's bodies very well.


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There is the lightwhip... whose name says it all ha. It was introduced as Canon in September 2019 (Gadgets and Gear). Image is taken from a Legends comic. Their internal workings permit the plasma blades' containment field to be pliable, thus allowing for dozens of small emitters to create thin and flexible blades that could reach several meters in ...


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In Disney canon, Star Wars Rebels, season 2 episode 18, "Shroud of Darkness", Kanan fights Jedi temple guards who have similar double-bladed folding lightsabers (the unfolding activation can be seen at 00:41s in the below video).


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This was addressed in the Star Wars: Attack of the Clones - The Visual Dictionary and the Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith - The Visual Dictionary factbooks. It's a... "Blade emitter guard". ... which presumably prevents (or rather 'guards against') attacks that would damage the lightsaber's Blade Emitter. hat tip to TheLethalCarrot for pointing me in ...


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The lightsaber destroyed by Rey and Kylo had its 'kyber crystal' broken, releasing the power within. Until, finally, the crystal sheared apart, its unleashed energy tearing the lightsaber’s housing in half and filling the throne room with a flash of brilliant, blinding white. Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Expanded Edition By comparison Anakin's ...


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Seems to me the main function of that shape guard is not so much to keep the opponent's blade off Tyrannus's fingers, but to help keep his fingers off his own blade. His light saber is very different from most, in grip shape and size, and the curve forward of the main grip means the reaction forces on the blade aren't exactly perpendicular to the grip -- in ...


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It is "golden yellow" according to Industrial Light & Magic's (ILM) visual effects supervisor, Patrick Tubach and the rest of the team there. Is there a specific name to Rey's lightsaber color? We're going with 'yellow optimism.' "That specific color yellow, if you go too pale — this is getting really in the weeds here — if you go too pale and ...


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The most obvious example I can think of is in Revenge of the Sith when Anakin kills Count Dooku using his own lightsaber and Dooku's to chop his head off as mentioned in Shreedhar's answer. However, if you want an example of a Jedi killing themselves with their own lightsaber, and so not someone else killing them with it, ...


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The answer is, unsurprisingly, Yes! A lightsaber is simply a weapon thus it can be used to kill even its owner. The one instance that I remember happening on-screen is the murder of Count Dooku by Anakin. In Revenge of the Sith, Anakin overpowers Dooku severing his hands and when Palpatine then tells Anakin to execute Dooku on the spot, he does so without ...


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In Legends it is mentioned in the comic Star Wars: Jedi Council: Acts of War Issue 4 that the lightsabers of fallen Jedi are sometimes hung in the Jedi temple "if it is worthy".


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In Legends, some lightsabers were requested for museum exhibits about the Jedi. If they weren't requested for a museum, Jedi with families (mainly the Green Jedi of Corellia and some other variant traditions) often had theirs returned to family members. A friend of his came here, bringing Nejaa [Halycon, a Green Jedi]'s effects home. He apologized for not ...


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1. To make Luke's own construction more obvious A transcript from a 1981 Return of the Jedi story conference shows a conversation between George Lucas, Richard Marquand, Lawrence Kasdan, and Howard Kazanjian that works out a color change as a way of making it more obvious that Luke has constructed a new lightsaber after he loses his old one (along with his ...


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Pablo Hidalgo, Lucasfilm Story Group creative executive, has explained in an interview with Vanity Fair that it was changed because of "pragmatic filmmaking reasons". What those reasons are he doesn't explain, but, the article does say it was to contrast with the sky and desert. However, as Hidalgo doesn't say that himself it's worth taking with a pinch of ...


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Ochi isn't a Force user, nor does he wield a lightsaber (of any colour). A known associate of Imperial advisor Yupe Tashu and the self-styled Acolytes of the Beyond, Ochi was obsessed with ancient Sith arcana. Enabled by Tashu, he pored over forbidden Sith texts and staunchly believed that the extinct order was destined to return to glory. Though Ochi ...


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The guard serves a couple of purposes, and there are both in-universe and out-of-universe reasons for it to be present. In fact, these reasons are actually somewhat intertwined. Out of universe, we have the fact that Count Dooku's style of fighting is influenced by real-world fencing, because the character was played by Christopher Lee, who was a fencer ...


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Notice that a lightsaber's edge doesn't always have to cut everything it touches. Power is adjustable. For example, training lightsabers generally won't decapitate nor dismember people: Training lightsabers aka Youngling lightsabers were lightsabers of limited power—and thus limited danger—that were used for lightsaber practice. Training lightsabers were ...


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The same reason we don't make guns bulletproof. The intended use of a gun is not to block bullets with them. Lightsaber handles aren't meant for blocking, that's what the blade is for. Also the above answers about Beskar cover it pretty well. The Mandalorian iron is rare (though probably less so than cortosis) and it apparently gets its toughness in the ...


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A lightsaber is just another name for an energy sword. Young Anakin also called it a "laser sword" in The Phantom Menace.


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From Starwars.com: Mandalorian armor is known as beskar’gam (iron skin) in the Mandalorian language, and is worn exclusively by warriors. It is worn by both men and women, and while it gives excellent protection, it also creates a common appearance regardless of species or gender. The highest quality sets are made by lightsaber-resistant beskar (...


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Boc, the Dark Jedi in Dark Forces 2 that you mentioned is probably the first. An'ya Kuro also wields a purple lightsaber, but her first appearence was the 1998 Star Wars: Republic: Vow of Justice, the year after Dark Forces 2 was released. I'm unable to find any earlier purple lightsabers.


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According to Wookieepedia: While the most common crystals used in the process were from the Adega system, Ilum, and Dantooine (in the so-called Crystal Cave), Jedi and Sith used a variety of crystals to produce various colors, effects and unique abilities. Some crystals could even enhance the Force skills of a particular user. And also it seems that some ...


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In The Rise of Skywalker,


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In the Legends novel Shatterpoint, Mace Windu's lightsaber runs dry in the middle of combat following his capture and interrogation by local security troops. He assumes at the time that this is due to sabotage, but it's eventually shown that


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Some of the energy from a blaster shot is reflected, and some of it is transferred to the light saber as kinetic recoil. This is subtle but visible in Return of the Jedi. How much energy goes into the recall, and whether there are any other modes of energy conversion besides reflection and recoil, is unclear.


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Well, you got to remember that lightsabers and blasters are pretty munch laser plasma weapons incased in a forcefield. The problem here, is if you where just dealing with light the answer would be easy, but you are also dealing with a forcefield. If you're​ just dealing with light blasters that have the same color and chemical, the lightsaber would absorb ...


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Simply, I would say that it deflects most "bullets". Most "bullets" are a single bolt, meaning that what we see bounce off the lightsaber appears to be the same. Therefore, I would assert that it is all deflected away.


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I think that the darksaber isn't made from a kyber crystal. It is reasonable to assume since it is a Mandalorian weapon, that it doesn't require a force wielder to use it effectively. This is pointed out when Darth Maul fought Tor Visla (leader of the Death Watch who had the darksaber) for the leadership of the Death Watch and the blade. This was after the ...


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