|Qui-Gon Jinn's lightsaber|
C. 78 BBY[source?]
|Physical and technical specifications|
Micro power cells contained within the handgrip
|Usage and history|
This lightsaber was wielded by the Human Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn. It was constructed approximately around the year of 78 BBY and was used in many missions with Jinn's master, Count Dooku and later, his apprentices: Feemor, Xanatos, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The lightsaber saw action on many fronts, including New Apsolon, Bandomeer, Telos, Coruscant, Troiken, Dorvalla, Asmeru, Eriadu and Naboo. After his death, Obi-Wan Kenobi used it to defeat Darth Maul.
The weapon would become the temporary lightsaber of Kenobi until 28 BBY when he constructed a second lightsaber identical to his first one that had been lost in the duel with Maul.
Creation and early usageEdit
Qui-Gon Jinn constructed this lightsaber after he became the Padawan to Jedi Master Dooku circa 78 BBY. Jinn placed a green crystal in his lightsaber giving it a green blade. Jinn would use this lightsaber in many missions with his master, even in a confrontation against the pirate and former Jedi Lorian Nod. With both Jinn and Dooku imprisoned, Dooku recalled his weapon and battled Nod, who used Jinn's lightsaber. Jinn reclaimed his weapon after being freed.
Coruscant and TelosEdit
Jinn would also use this lightsaber in a training duel with his apprentice, Xanatos, and his former apprentice, Feemor, in a training duel in the Jedi Temple in 53 BBY. Shortly afterwards, it would be used on a mission to the world of Telos, where he used the weapon to save the Padawan Orykan Tamarik from Crion, Xanatos's father. As a result, Crion was accidentally knocked to his death. In great anguish, Xanatos embraced the dark side and fled.
Jinn used the lightsaber in 44 BBY in a duel on Bandomeer against Xanatos twice, first alone, and then with the Jedi Initiate Obi-Wan Kenobi. After Xanatos fled the duel and the planet, Jinn took Kenobi as his third and final apprentice. On a mission to Phindar, Jinn continued to use the lightsaber as well as on the world of Gala where he used it in a duel against Lonnag Giba.
Jinn would also use this lightsaber on Melida/Daan and within the Jedi Temple, where he engaged in a lightsaber duel with Xanatos once again. On Telos, he used it against Xanatos once again, with the end result being Xanatos's suicide. Jinn wielded the lightsaber on the satellite of Centax-2 against Tarrence Chenati's rain of blaster bolts alongside his friend, Tahl.
Stark Hyperspace WarEdit
In that same year, Jinn used the lightsaber during the Stark Hyperspace War alongside Adi Gallia, Plo Koon, Tyvokka, Tholme, Quinlan Vos and Kenobi. In the ensuring years following the war, he used the lightsaber on Rutan, Frego, New Apsolon and Ord Mantell.
Yinchorri and Nebula Front crisisesEdit
In 33 BBY, Jinn used the weapon in the Yinchorri Uprising, participating in the Battle of Yinchorr alongside Kenobi, Mace Windu and Saesee Tiin. On a mission to the world of Asmeru with Kenobi, Vergere, Depa Billaba, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Saesee Tiin and Yaddle, Jinn used the lightsaber in a pitched battle against the Nebula Front, and later during the Eriadu Trade Summit.
In 32 BBY, this lightsaber was most notably used during the Invasion of Naboo. Jinn dueled against the Sith apprentice Darth Maul on Tatooine and later used the weapon in the Second Battle of Theed, where, with his apprentice, he dueled Darth Maul once more, resulting in his own death. After Kenobi defeated Maul and left him for dead, Jinn died.
Kenobi would be without a weapon following the duel on Naboo, as his own was destroyed. As a result of this, Kenobi took possession of his master's lightsaber, using it on Zonama Sekot in 29 BBY. Around 28 BBY, Kenobi discontinued using it as he had constructed a new lightsaber for himself.
Jinn utilized a set of green focusing crystals. His hilt had a highly elaborate design, using multiple small power cells to create a scalloped handgrip. It also used microscopic circuitry to govern the nature of the blade.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "Before we started shooting, George showed up with a huge gilded box. In it were lightsabers, and he asked me to pick one. I chose one, and he said, 'That's yours now.' It was quite a moment. And I did get to keep it—it was mounted for me at the end of the film. I was thrilled."
- ―Liam Neeson
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