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Power SourceEdit

IS there any canon sources that give a power source for a lightsaber beyond the crystal? Matt Seay (talk) 17:52, August 21, 2014 (UTC)

I believe this question needs to be addressed, as the second sentence appears to be wrong to me... I've always read that lightsabers were powered by diatium power cells, and that the energy was transmitted through crystals which focused the energy... not that crystals were used to power lightsabers... Even this wookieepedia lists several specific lightsabers that say that they are powered by diatium power cells.
Wouldn't that make the second sentence here wrong?
"Lightsabers consisted of a plasma blade, powered by a kyber crystal, that was emitted from a usually metallic hilt."
Shouldn't it say: "Lightsabers consist of a plasma blade focused through a kyber crystal, powered by a diatium power cell, that was emitted from a usually metallic hilt."
Or something similar to that? I believe the second sentence needs to be changed. 08:07, October 30, 2016 (UTC)

plasma or energy? Edit

The rebels visual guide says its a plasma blade... here it says energy... I know it sounds like I am splitting hairs but these are technically different things. ralok (talk) 11:28, October 28, 2014 (UTC)

  • I don't think you're splitting hairs. If that source says it's a "plasma blade" and we don't have any other source that describes it as an "energy blade," then "plasma blade" is what we should use. If other sources do describe it as an "energy blade," then something should be added to the article regarding the fact that the Rebels Visual Guide describes it as a "plasma blade." ProfessorTofty (talk) 12:24, October 28, 2014 (UTC)

Just leave it as Plasma-energy for now. I have read that for too long and since the blade still works off of a power cell, we all better presume, it isn't a phase of matter exactly. Do this, or lose your mind, because that is what we are left with. 03:07, January 4, 2015 (UTC)

Colors listed in infoboxEdit

I truly dispute the interpretation of the source used here to justify adding these extra colors. To exactly quote Filoni here:

"I gave Ahsoka a shoto and George didn’t seem to mind. Her blade is green, though – a very yellow green. Some say it looks more yellow than green, but it’s green. Trust me. As for the rest, we’ll see reds, greens, blues and purple. That’s it. Tera Sinube’s saber was very light blue and Viszla has the only Dark Saber."

Here he explicitly calls Ahsoka's shooto blade green and Sinube's blue. Now, since then, yellow and white have been established as valid colors (the former with the Jedi Temple Guards, the latter with Ahsoka's Rebels-era sabers. But there's no doubt in my mind that they are not distinct colors that need to be listed, just within the variations of shade that each have.

And amethyst is likewise just a poetic description for purple, just as one might call a red blade "ruby" or a green blade "emerald", which has definitely been done before in novels. It does not need to be listed at all. Oknazevad (talk) 03:53, July 9, 2015 (UTC)

Weight of blade Edit

In legends, I think it is fairly established that the blade of the lightsaber is weightless. I'm wondering if there has been any information put forth on the blade of the lightsaber in the new canon. It seems like if the blade is plasma, it should be near weightless. But, again, I am uncertain. -- 08:44, January 8, 2016 (UTC)

No, but the blade has not been confirmed to be plasma in the new canon either, and the first discussion on the page talks about what the blade might be made of Agent es (talk) 17:46, January 9, 2017 (UTC)

  • Actually, look a few topics up at "plasma or energy".--D9328 (talk) 18:18, January 9, 2017 (UTC)d9328


Though it has been confirmed to be extremely durable, has any canon source explicitly stated that phrik is lightsaber resistant?--D9328 (talk) 14:03, September 17, 2016 (UTC)d9328

Blade is massless and neither radiates heat nor expends energy: where does that come from? Edit

I know it was true in Legends, but it's irrelevant. However, some has added this phrase ("A lightsaber blade was a massless form that neither radiated heat nor expended energy.") to the canon article, but provided no reference. Does anyone know where that comes from? --Lelal Mekha Old Republic military symbol (Audience Room) 09:42, December 6, 2016 (UTC)

  • A lightsaber blade is composed of plasma. Plasma, being a form of matter, has mass, correct? Doesn't that put the issue to rest? Makes sense to me. JHan919 (talk) 07:14, October 17, 2017 (UTC)

Knights of RenEdit

Should the Knights of Ren be listed under affiliations as Kylo is a member of the group and has a Lightsaber? T-888 (talk) 21:33, December 31, 2016 (UTC)

  • I'd say so. - Cwedin(talk) 21:42, December 31, 2016 (UTC)
    • How about Death Watch seens as Pre Vizsla has the Darksaber? --Lewisr (talk) 23:29, December 31, 2016 (UTC)
      • I'd say it's the same situation. Though, I think Clan Vizsla would be a better affiliation. Maybe we should just put both down? -- Dr. Porter Resistance starbird (Talk|Contribs) 00:41, January 1, 2017 (UTC)
        • Okay let's add them. T-888 (talk) 00:42, January 1, 2017 (UTC)

Should the Acolytes of the Beyond be included in the affiliations as well? They bought a lightsaber and seemed to obssess over it, but could you really link everyone who ever had a lightsaber? Like Maz Kanata, for example. Agent es (talk) 17:50, January 9, 2017 (UTC)

  • Oblivion, a member of the Acolytes, also found one on Corellia and used it in Aftermath: Life Debt --Lewisr (talk) 18:25, January 9, 2017 (UTC)
    • Does that justify putting them in "affilitions" though? And I think there will be too many affilitions added soon so we won't be able to keep the section up to date anyway. Agent es (talk) 06:11, January 11, 2017 (UTC)
      • We can't just put anyone who uses a lightsaber in there, but if an organization is based around a lightsaber or people use them on behalf of an organization then I'd say that's enough to put them as an affiliation. -- Dr. Porter Resistance starbird (Talk|Contribs) 06:34, January 11, 2017 (UTC)
        • I can support that thoughtAgent es (talk) 01:49, January 12, 2017 (UTC)

More on colorsEdit

So, the Ahsoka novel (was it the novel?) states that one's spiritual\ emotional alignment affects the saber blade's color. This would make sense for the blue (good), white (neutral), and red (evil) sabers, but doesn't explain the green (Ginn, Yoda, Luke), yellow (Jedi Temple Guards), white (that old Jedi from TCW), and purple (Windu) sabers - what alignment must the wielder have for these anyway? Why didn't Anakin's blade change color when he turned to the Dark Side, or when Luke went medieval on Vader on Death Star 2? Either this needs retconning with the movies (and other canon media), or is a bunch of BS...or I just missed something. Can anyone explain?-- 21:15, May 20, 2017 (UTC)

  • From my understanding, Ahsoka's blades are white simply because she purified them, and she just views the lack of color in a symbolic sense. - Cwedin(talk) 03:14, September 29, 2017 (UTC)

Lightsaber shadows Edit

In the Special Editions of the Original Trilogy, the shadows of the sticks used to fight during lightsaber scenes are clearly visible in the final shots, most notably during the duel between Luke and Vader aboard the Death Star II in Jedi. This is in truth, probably a special effect oversight, at least so I thought until I noticed that in the Prequel Trilogy, there are lightsaber shadows visible in Phantom Menace and during the duel with Count Dooku in Episode III (I think you can see Obi-Wan's stick's shadow on the floor). Also, in the Clone Wars, I heard that there is a scene where you can see Ashoka's lightsaber's shadow, although I haven't noticed this myself. My question is, should we add a line that says that a lightsaber blade casts a shadow? I personally think that we should because when I first noticed it I was taken out of the movie to be honest and when I did some light Google-ing I couldn't find anything official on the subject. We know that a lightsaber blade is composed of plasma, which is a form of matter. Having mass, it would be logical that it would cast a shadow, correct? If you shine a flashlight on a glowstick it would cast a shadow, despite being a light-emitting object. I think we should add a line that verifies that lightsaber blades do, indeed, cast a shadow. It is clearly visible on film and I think it could have a small but noticeable impact in terms of making the world we see onscreen feel more real. JHan919 (talk) 07:26, October 17, 2017 (UTC)