This page is an archive of a community-wide discussion. This page is no longer live. Further comments or questions on this topic should be made in a new Knowledge Bank page rather than here so that this page is preserved as a historic record. Graestan(Talk) 23:21, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
OK, im slightly confused... I thought you can't bleed when recieving a saber wound. Doesn't your blood immediatly coagulate once coming in contanct with the hot laser of a lightsaber?
Because this picture would imply otherwise... Venku Skywalker 22:02, 21 August 2008 (UTC)Venku Skywalker
It varies due to a variety of factors; there's no reason for a bisection to be the same as losing a limb, in terms of blood loss, or for every species to be the same. If the blade is blocked partially by something, there can be blood from a cut; that came up in the Medstar duology. -LtNOWIS 21:42, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
Please always sign your name with four tildes ~~~~. The simplest reason is the artist had to illustrate the noghri being sliced in half. The IU explanation could simply be physiological. Possibly Noghri blood cauterizes at a higher temp. Just like how many licks it takes to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop, the world may never know. - JMASHey, it's me! 21:49, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
haha ok thanks. i guess ill have to make do with the physiological reason ;). and i prob should have been paying more attention when reading the medstar duology lol... Venku Skywalker 22:02, 21 August 2008 (UTC)Venku Skywalker
It also differs depending on the speed of the cut. In the pic, the lightsaber looks like it's going pretty fast, so that's another possible reason. Soresumakashi 12:12, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
Well, it's not really the blood that gets cauterized (and Venku it's Cauterized, not coagulated), but the flesh. It's the arteries themselves that get burnt shut from the heat of the lightsaber, not the blood that solidifies in place. So really, if a species' arteries/veins are particularly big, or expand with heat, then there's less chance of cauterization. That might explain why Ponda Baba's wound bled when Obi-Wan cut his arm off.Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith 16:51, 23 August 2008 (UTC)
Just like what Taral said, some species have probably different density in their blood which could probably lead to bleeding. Jiang Mothma
yea i just remembered in ep v when luke cuts the wampa's arm off, another example of a bleeding lightsaber wound.
thanks 4 the correct terminology Taral. i thought it was the blood that solidified not the arteries being burned shut. Venku Skywalker 13:09, 25 August 2008 (UTC)Venku Skywalker
Also in the battle of geonosis, Obi-wan's limb was cut and he tried to stop the 'bleeding' Jiang Mothma
Like stated above, may species blood may coagulate at a higher temp. than human blood. If you watch A New Hope' when Obi-Wan(Ben) cuts off that guys arm, ther is blood on the cantina floor.--BobaFett26 15:18, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
We need also remember that there was blood spatter, however relatively unnoticeable, in Phantom Menace when Maul was bisected. So the point of severance could also play a factor in this, though I am unsure how.--Jaygo Katarr10:14. 9 September 2008