Star Wars Fans- Which Lightsaber is right for you?

Become a Jedi with a blue, green, or red lightsaber? Or are you destined to have a Red, Sith lightsaber?
Become a Jedi with a blue, green, or red lightsaber? Or are you destined to have a Red, Sith lightsaber?

Welcome, young padawan! After reading this article one will find which color lightsaber to wield while in battle!

To create a lightsaber, A Jedi or Sith must first meditate on their crystal, which focuses the power of the lightsaber, as well as gives it its color. A Jedi or Sith will custom-make the hilt of the lightsaber, based on his or her respective needs or fighting styles. A lightsaber hilt is normally about  twenty-four to thirty centimeters long and straight, though several Jedi have made special lightsabers with curved hilts.

Unfortunately, there are too many lightsaber colors to talk about them all. Here we will focus on the traditional Star Wars lightsaber colors: blue, green, purple, and red.

Blue Lightsaber

Famously used by: Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Why you should use a blue lightsaber: If you love adventure, dangerous situations, and a good battle, then the blue lightsaber is the color for you! Many famous Jedi have used a blue lightsaber to protect their friends and defeat their enemies!

One of the colors considered “standard” by the Jedi Order is blue. Thousands of years before the Prequel Trilogy, Jedi Guardians — those that focus on peacekeeping and fighting – carried blue lightsabers as a show of solidarity. The symbolism behind these colors began around the year 4,000 BBY, but blue and green lightsabers have since stopped being relegated to certain positions.

Obi-Wan is shown using a blue lightsaber his entire life in the movies, but it is unknown why he chose that color. Anakin Skywalker also has a blue lightsaber, which he created in a cave full of lightsaber crystals during a trance state while he was Obi-Wan’s padawan. Luke Skywalker used his father’s lightsaber until the end of Episode V, when it was lost in Clouds City.

 

Green Lightsaber

Famously used by: Luke Skywalker, Ahsoka, Qui-Gon Jinn, and Yoda.

Why you should use a green lightsaber: If you enjoy keeping things calm and peaceful instead of disorderly, or you want to focus on using your incredible Force powers to solve your issues instead of violence, then a green lightsaber is for you!

Green is the second “Standard” Jedi lightsaber color. Around the year 4,000 BBY, green lightsabers were used by Jedi Consulars, Jedi that focused on improving their relationship with the Force. They focused on non-violent solutions to issues. By the time of the prequel trilogy, the blue and green lightsaber colors had mostly lost their meaning, and were used by all Jedi regardless of focus.

After Luke Skywalker lost his lightsaber in the duel with Darth Vader, he spent time on Tatooine building a new lightsaber, this time with a green blade. Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan’s master, used a lightsaber with a green blade during  Episode I. After Qui-Gon is killed by Darth Maul, Obi-Wan uses his master’s lightsaber to defeat the Sith Lord. It was revealed in Episode III that Yoda has a green lightsaber when he fought Emperor Palpatine.

 

Purple Lightsaber

Famously used by: Mace Windu.

Why you should use a purple lightsaber: Do you revel in battle, but still fight for the side of good? Do you channel your anger into victory, without succumbing to the dark side? Then the purple lightsaber might be right for you.

The only character in the six movies seen using a purple lightsaber is Mace Windu, played by Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson’s favorite color is purple, and he frequently requests his characters to have purple items in the roles he plays. George Lucas agreed to let Mace Windu have a purple lightsaber.

Mace Windu is a powerful Jedi, and part of the Jedi High Council. He is the single master of the Vaapad style of lightsaber fighting, a dangerous style that has brought many weaker Jedi to the dark side. His mastery of the force is great; he is a wise ruler, and strong fighter.

 

Red Lightsaber

Famously used by: Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Count Dooku and Emperor Palpatine.

Why you should use a red lightsaber: Does the power of the dark side of the force flow through you? Do you yearn for power, to rise above the foolish Jedi by using the power they were afraid to use? Take the red lightsaber – it is your destiny.

The only characters seen wielding red lightsabers in the movies are the Sith. The aggressive red hue was used by the Sith to differentiate themselves from the Jedi, who used softer colors. It was originally because Sith used synthetic lightsaber crystals, which they believed to be superior, and were given a red color during the creation process. Some Sith, who mastered their fighting styles, choose to make their lightsabers double-sided, with a blade coming out of each end of the hilt.

Darth Maul wields such a weapon when he fights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn at the end of Episode I. It is destroyed at the conclusion of the battle, when Obi-Wan defeats him. All the Sith in the six movies wield red lightsabers, with the exception of Anakin Skywalker, after becoming a Sith but before fighting his master on the volcanic planet of Mustafar.

 

So, which lightsaber is the best for you? This list is not meant to be all-inclusive; did we miss any famous colors?  Let us know in the comments.

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