Wikia

Wookieepedia

Activation stud

Talk0
113,039pages on
this wiki
Lumiya's lightwhip

Lumiya presses the activation stud on her lightwhip.

"How does it work?"
"On the same principle as my whip…when you activate that stud on the hilt, it releases a beam of coherent energy which forms the sword blade."
Den Siva and Lumiya[src]

The activation stud, button, slide, switch, lever, or plate, was a component on the hilt of a lightsaber or lightwhip that was used to activate the weapon's energy blade. It was generally a prominent button, however Asajj Ventress had the activation switch on her lightsabers concealed.[1]

When a lightsaber was activated, it would stay active until the wielder pressed the activation button again to deactivate it. However, if the lightsaber had a pressure grip, it would automatically deactivate when the wielder was no longer holding the lightsaber, such as when the wielder was disarmed. A lightsaber could also have a locking activator, which was a specialized activation stud that could lock the lightsaber's blade into the activated position, even when the wielder was not holding the lightsaber. This allowed the wielder to use their lightsaber as a thrown weapon. The locking of the blade prevented it from being accidentally deactivated when the weapon impacted the target.[2]

Lightsaber hilt schematics NEGWT

A lightsaber hilt showing an activation plate.

A trapped grip was another modification that was used to prevent unauthorized users from activating the lightsaber. If someone attempted to activate it without disarming the trap, they would be injured by an energy discharge.[2]

A rare modification was the Force-activated lightsaber modification. This allowed the wielder to activate their lightsaber using the Force instead. As a result, this removed the activation button from the lightsaber's hilt.[2]

Skillful activation and deactivation of a lightsaber was a key feature in Tràkata, a form of lightsaber combat that involved repeatedly activating and deactivating the lightsaber. For example, a technique called "Pass the blade" was used to deactivate the lightsaber then reactivate it to pass through an opponent's block.[2]

Other buttons and knobs could be found on lightsabers that were used to adjust the blade's length and its power or intensity.[3] In a dual-phase lightsaber, a second lightsaber blade could be activated that was twice the length of a normal blade.[2]

Tech-stub This article is a stub about technology. You can help Wookieepedia by expanding it.

AppearancesEdit

Obiwanarchives

Perhaps the archives are incomplete.

This article or section is incomplete and in need of attention.

Please follow the guidelines in the Manual of Style and help us by expanding this article. Remove this message when finished.

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Lightsabers
Combat:
Duel · Dun Möch · Fast style · Jar'Kai · Medium style · Strong style · Form "Zero" · Lus-ma · Mounted · Sokan · Three rings of defense · Trispzest · Tràkata
Forms:
I: Shii-Cho · II: Makashi · III: Soresu · IV: Ataru · V: Shien / Djem So · VI: Niman · VII: Juyo / Vaapad
Techniques:
Center of Being · Cho mai · Cho mok · Cho sun · Dulon · Faalo's cadences · Faalo's Will · Falling Leaf · Flowing Water · Jedi ready · Jung · Jung ma · Kai-kan · Mou kei · Mountain Storm · Praetoria Ishu · Praetoria Vonil · Sai · Sai cha · Sai tok · Sequence · Shiak · Shiim · Shun · Snake Ascending a Waterfall‎ · Su · Sun djem · Twin Suns · Velocities
Variations:
Crossguard lightsaber · Curved-hilt lightsaber · Darksaber · Dual-phase lightsaber · Double-bladed lightsaber · Forcesaber · Imperial Knight lightsaber · Interlocking hilt · Lightclub · Lightfoil · Lightwhip · Long-handle lightsaber · Lightsaber pike · Protosaber · Sabercane · Shoto / Guard shoto · Sith lightsaber · Training lightsaber / Sith training saber
Lightsaber-resistant materials:
Amphistaff · Armorweave · Cortosis · Force weapon · Mandalorian iron · Neuranium · Orbalisks · Phrik · Sith alchemy · Songsteel · Ultrachrome · Vonduun crab
Technology:
Activation stud · Bifurcating cyclical-ignition pulse · Blade power adjustment knob · Blade emitter · Crystal · Diatium power cell · Discharge energy cell · Emitter matrix · Enhancement jewel · Fibercord · Field energizer · Flux aperture · Focusing lens · Force-activated · Hilt · Inert power insulator · Ion energy cell · Locking activator · Pommel cap · Power pack · Pressure grip · Stabilizing ring · Trapped grip]
[edit]
In other languages

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki