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Double Bladed Lightsabers are often called "Sith Lightsabers" but there are several examples of Jedi who use them. Two that come to mind are: -Bastila Shan (Knight of the Old Republic), Sarro Xaj (Darth Bane: Rule of Two), Shado Vao (Legacy Comics).
Why is called a Sith Lightsaber if Jedi use it?
I suspect the use of "Sith lightsaber" to describe the double-bladed lightsaber is actually an out-of-universe phrase, probably made in reference to Darth Maul's use of a double-bladed lightsaber in Episode I. Grand Moff Tranner(Comlink) 02:49, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
It's named that because the DBL is often seen as being a purely offensive weapon, whereas a single-bladed lightsaber could be passed as a defensive measure. It's also what the DBL is called in the Databanks. Jasca DucatoSith Council 18:36, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
Ok, let me rephrase my question. I understand why it's called a Sith Lightsaber. Why would a Jedi, how focuses on peace and defence, use such an offensive weapon. Why would a Jedi be permitted by the Jedi to use such a weapon?
Why would a Jedi use a lightsaber in the first place? No matter what type of lightsaber a Jedi uses, it's still a weapon. I suspect that Jedi are all hypocrites. Grand Moff Tranner(Comlink) 22:15, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
Thing is, a title does not create an object. Just because it's called a "Sith lightsaber" doesn't mean it has Sith attributes; it's the affiliation that makes the difference. Also note that in KOTOR (I believe), the in-game text descriptor states something along the lines of "used by Sith... Jedi use them, but it is frowned upon... forces the wielder to use more offensive tactics, rather than defensive ones". All that to say, it was used mainly by Sith, but the Jedi also used it, albeit uncommonly (due to its offensive nature) JorrelFraajic 22:20, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
Plus, didn't the Sith invent it? Wasn't the first double-bladed lightsaber built and wielded by Exar Kun?Taral, Dark Lord of the Sith 01:21, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
"Exar Kun is often credited with creating the first double-bladed lightsaber. However, according to the Tedryn Holocron, Kun assembled his lightsaber following instructions from a Sith Holocron possibly prepared by the Exiles. The design was likely influenced by the Zabrak quarterstaff, or zhaboka. " Footbag sen 02:31, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
Darth Zannah used a double bladed lightsaber and had a heavily defensive style.
Yes, but she was a sith and therefore doesn't further this debate. Plus, she was only defensive because she was warding off two fighters (I assume you are reffering to the battle where she is double teamed, once she was down to one opponent she slipped into a more offensive style.Footbag sen 03:26, 24 June 2008 (UTC)