The lightsaber pike was a thick, imposing lightsaber variant similar in design to the double-bladed lightsaber; a folding, staff-shaped weapon that featured two rare and distinctive yellow plasma blades projecting from either end, though it was possible to only use one blade at a time.
Lightsaber pikes were used by the Jedi Temple Guards, Knights of the Jedi Order who were sworn to protect the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. During the Clone Wars, they were used during Ahsoka Tano's Jedi trial to keep Anakin Skywalker restrained after the Council's decision. Later, they were used to isolate the duel between Anakin and Padawan Baris Offee, and escort her to the Republic military base.
Behind the scenesEdit
The lightsaber pike first appeared in The Force Unleashed, a Star Wars Legends novel written by Sean Williams that was released on August 19, 2008 as part of the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed multimedia project.
In the planning stages of "The Wrong Jedi," the lightsaber pikes carried by the Jedi Temple Guards were originally to have green blades. However, they later became yellow, making them the first lightsabers to canonically have a yellow blade.
Sith lightsaber pikeEdit
A single-bladed lightsaber pike dubbed the "Sith lightsaber pike" was designed for use by Darth Bane in "Sacrifice," the thirteenth episode of the canon animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars' sixth and final season, though it didn't appear in the episode's final cut. This version of the weapon bore a greater resemblance to the lightsaber pike as depicted in the non-canon Legends continuity.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Wrong Jedi" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Voices"
- Star Wars: Kanan 8: First Blood, Part II: The Towers of the Temple
- Star Wars Rebels – "Shroud of Darkness" (Vision)
- (First identified as lightsaber pike)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Wrong Jedi"
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "Shroud of Darkness"
- ↑ The Force Unleashed novel
- ↑ Star Wars: The Force Unleashed multimedia project
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Sacrifice"
- ↑ Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video game