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. Toprawa and Ralltiir 14:36, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
Can somebody tell me what is the relation between the blaster bolt colours? Like we see many assorted colours from red to blue to green blaster bolts in the movies and the comic books, does have any relation to the colour spectrum of seven colours from ultra-violet to infrared or is it just based on the gases used to fire the weapon like Tibanna or another blaster gas? Also, why are the blaster bolts that colour? Jiang Mothma 07:55, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
I assume that it's related somehow to either the material used to fire the blaster bolt or to the actual emitters inside the weapon (the material of the capacitor, for instance, might store at specific wavelenghths). Either of these explanations would account for how a specific organization tends to have everything in one colour (Republic and Imperial ships all firing green because the standard Republic or Imperial turbolaser (or important component therein) comes from a specific manufacturer). This is just a theory though. Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith 13:30, 29 June 2009 (UTC)
There are different types of blaster "juice" for lack of a better word, i.e. tibanna gas, etc. They probably have somthing to do with it. Depending on the sources a faction controls and the abundance of that source, the blasters(or turbolasers) of a faction could have different colors. For example, the Empire probably had acsess to rarer sources and had more credits to purchase them with(or simply take them).Grndadmrlthrwn 22:17, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
Although it has now been written into in-universe continuity that certain blasters made by certain companies fire certain colors, but one has got to admit that for filmmaking, one could not easily discern between the forces of good and evil were it not for reds and blues/greens. -- Riffsyphon1024 06:56, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
blue blaster bolts (like the DC-15 and DC-17s) seem to refer to the EMP mix in the bolt.