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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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Anakin left Dooku's lightsaber beside his corpse in General Grievous' quarters in the spire aboard the Invisible Hand. This part of the ship was destroyed during their catastrophic landing (you can see it burning up in the atmosphere) and barring a miracle, the lightsaber was presumably also destroyed at the same time.


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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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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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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 does not seem to be evidence of any sort of standard policy among the Jedi. There are limited examples in canon media of Jedi having the opportunity to retrieve their opponent's lightsaber, and no real consistency in what they do. Anakin simply discarded Dooku's lightsaber, while Obi-Wan retrieved Anakin's. I would suggest, however, that Obi-Wan ...


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From what we know, probably no one Kylo Ren used ancient design for his lightsaber, back from the time of Great Scourge of Malachor. Kyber crystal in it was cracked, so excess heat was vented to sides as crossguard. This of course begs the question why would he use cracked crystal. Kyber crystals were rare, but not that rare (Death Stars required lots of ...


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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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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 what we have seen it could be a case by case basis: Anakin left Dooku's saber because he had no reason to take it. Obi-Wan takes Anakin's with the intention of giving it to Anakin's child since he knows Padmé is pregnant as @Kyle Doyle pointed out. Ahsoka is another case we have seen, we know she took the saber of the Sixth Brother after the fight to ...


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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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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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