As Obi Wan Kenobi said to Anakin Skywalker, “This weapon is your life.” Time to look at the variety of Star Wars’ lightsaber colors.
The weapon in Star Wars of both Jedi and Sith is, of course, the lightsaber. But how are these weapons made? What is the story behind lightsaber colors?
In the Star Wars films, fans have seen green, blue, purple and red lightsabers. Blue and green are seen more commonly with the likes of Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Luke Skywalker while purple belonged to Mace Windu and the Sith seem to be the sole users of red.
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These weapons are unlike anything seen before and their popularity is justified.
The Lightsaber crystal says it best that, “At the heart of every lightsaber was a set of crystals that resonated to produce the efficient, powerful blade.”
Other items or materials that were used in place of crystals include gems, pieces of glass and Kunda stones. The process of creating a lightsaber appears to be one of deep concentration as the Jedi or Sith must meditate on the crystal or substances they have chosen.
In fact, “While the Jedi used natural crystals, the Sith mostly used red-hued synthetic crystals.”
Like anything that involves Jedi and Sith, the Force will be used to create the lightsaber. What makes the red lightsabers of the Sith so menacing is the fact that they could break a Jedi lightsaber. Let’s be honest, when looking at the colors red and blue for instance, which color would we automatically associate with the Dark Side? The answer would be red as it is bold and harsh in comparison to a bright and soothing blue.
In the grand scheme of things, the crystal color combinations are endless. These include multiple shades of blue, green, purple and red and unique colors such as yellow, orange and silver. With all this talk of a variety of colors will fans see any of them in the Star Wars: Episode IX film?
It wouldn’t be a bad time to reveal some new colors, however which ones and who should be wielding them? Has the process of creating lightsabers been destroyed in the last film and thus no new lightsabers can be made?
Which lightsaber is your favorite? If you could wield a lightsaber which color would you choose? Leave your answers in the comment section below. I’d love to read them!