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History of the Blue Skywalker Lightsaber

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The history of Luke Skywalker’s saber is as long as the Star Wars saga itself. This makes sense, as Jedi Knights with electric swords are what Star Wars is all about (not specifically, but you know what we’re talking about).

It’s called Luke’s sword However, it was Anakin’s. Obi-Wan Kenobi picked it up before he went to leave Anakin for dead, having just defeated him in their duel with Mustafar in Revenge of the Sith. He kept it for a number of years before he handed the weapon to Luke during A New Hope, so fans often consider the blue sword as Luke’s.

However, if the sword was initially Anakin’s, what’s its significance? It is possible to recall from Attack of the Clones that Anakin lost his arm in the duel with Dooku during the duel. Dooku which was the reason for his loss, continuing (or initiating!) the tradition of characters having to lose their limbs during Star Wars movies.

In the wake of losing his father, Anakin required a second saber. It is through this saber that the story unfolds. This is the saber that Anakin utilized when he was Darth Vader.

Thus, the saber massacred The Younglings as part of Revenge of the Sith. This is the saber the saber was used to execute Count Dooku with. It was the saber which killed everyone he encountered at the Jedi Temple, and it is the saber that the Jedi lost his duel against Obi-Wan.

So the blue saber had one of the most difficult beginnings in its life and was initially utilized by one of the most exciting Jedi that ever existed, and then it ended being used by an Sith Lord. Talk about duality.

At the point it’s handed over to Luke the sword has witnessed a number of blood stains in the form of Jedi and youngster. That’s why Kylo Ren wanted it so much.

This weapon has been element of some important scenes within Star Wars history, but in A New Hope, Luke doesn’t get to play swashbuckler, but rather it is his turn to train using it on the Millennium Falcon. It was only after the incident in The Empire Strikes Back that the sword entirely became a part of Luke’s legendary.

In the film, Luke employed it to liberate himself from the ice trappings of the wampa, and then it was used by Han Solo to carve up his tauntaun so Luke could be able to place his frozen body inside it to protect him from the frigid cold.

The next time it gets employed is a dark period. Luke has undertaken the course alongside Yoda at the swampy plants of Degobah. The moment comes when Luke comes across a cave. The cave is firmly warned to not take his weapon, Luke has a strange nightmare-like experience in which he is required to draw his saber to protect himself from intruder Darth Vader.

It’s the first time we can see Luke utilize the saber to protect himself. That it is a mystical experience is not a detriment to the fact the fact that Luke took to the saber believing he was facing Vader.

Naturally, Luke ultimately faces Vader at the Bespin’s Cloud City, where they engage in a spirited battle and take the sting out of the other – so much so that Luke can’t win and loses his hand for his sins (just like his father had earlier in the past – on two different occasions! ).

It is the stuff of movie legend that Vader declares himself Luke’s father. Imagine!

However, amid all that excitement, Luke’s saber was lost down a shaft somewhere and that’s the end of the story.

When the movie is set in Return of the Jedi, Luke fashions a saber of his own (while not mentioned in the movie however, it’s a Jedi custom to do so) and he utilizes that saber in the event of destroying Jabba’s sail barge and, obviously in the fight against Vader on the Death Star, returning the favor by cutting of Darth Vader’s limb, an indignity he’s now suffered through three times!

What happened to that blue saber? The story of the saber begins to play out even further than any fan could have ever dreamed of.

Thirty years after it disappeared in film and real-world time, it turned up once more in The Force Awakens.

The sword was discovered to have been found in Maz the Kanata’s possession. Maz is a mysterious creature who seems to be sensitive to the Force or at the very least, has a a profound understanding of it. She is the one who sets Rey up to search for it as she knows she is in the Force will call her.

Why? We do not know, but Maz knows the sword must get into Rey’s hands, so she gives it to Finn to act as an example until Rey is in her own.

Finn can dance with an armed Stormtrooper and then fights for a few minutes against father-killing Kylo Ren at which point Rey gets hold of the sword, and fights an epic battle with Ren.

Ren is, naturally, is the great-grandson of Darth Vader, the man who possessed the sword that Rey battled him with. The sword has come full circle.

But Rey did not want to receive the sword from Maz at all in the first initial place. The dream sequence spooked her – so much that even though she was aware that she had to find Luke Skywalker, she still gave his sword upon their initial meeting at the summit of the “Jedi Steps” on the island where Luke was hiding. It’s a touching moment. Luke’s blue saber was returned to him after so many years.

One could only imagine the feelings in Luke’s heart at the moment he saw it – the first time he saw it the father had removed his arms and revealed his own identity.

What did happen to the saber from The Last Jedi?

Rey handed it over to Luke who dropped it in the direction of the cliff. Rey then trained with this on Achto Island. Kylo Ren then used it to kill Snoke in addition to those who were Praetorian guards.

As Rey and Kylo are about to Force to engage in a battle for possession the saber snaps half, ending its storied history.

Then we move on to The Rise of Skywalker

Rey’s capabilities are fully developed and she’s reconstructed the saber that split (or maybe Leia has). Luke also shows Rey where the saber of Leia is hidden on Achto Island, and boom Rey is awestruck. Rey has two sabers in her possession when she confronts Palpatine.

The Force Dyad is now so strong between Rey that she is able to pass Ben Skywalker Anakin’s saber to him, allowing him to take on with the Knights of Ren, who have turned on the Jedi Knights of Ren. This is space magic, in fact.

It also implies that the final Skywalker who wore the saber is the great-grandson of Anakin Skywalker. A long history for a tiny piece of metal.

The Reason Luke’s Lightsaber Changed From Green to Blue in the movie ‘Return Of The Jedi’

For A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, lightsabers were presented as either red or blue. Obi-Wan Kenobi’s lightsaber featured a blue blade that became synonymous with the Jedi as did the one that he gifted to Luke Skywalker. Darth Vader, however, had a red lightsaber, which was then forever linked to the Sith. This changed in Return of the Jedi when Luke Skywalker had built himself a new lightsaber. His new lightsaber broke away from the traditional color palette that everyone had come to expect as this one was green. However, all of the original posters and promotional materials in Return of the Jedi had Luke Skywalker lightsaber being a traditional blue-bladed lightsaber. Luke Skywalker’s blue light sword even was used in the trailers. Based on this, imagine the surprise of the audience when the actual film had Luke Skywalker using a green-bladed lightsaber instead of one in blue.

Then why did we experience this drastic change in the color of lightsabers? Star Wars storytelling has covered this topic from an in-universe angle in diverse layers of multimedia, but that was after the fact. This opened up a new era of debate about the color of lightsabers. The actual reason that Luke Skywalker walked away with a green-bladed lightsaber, rather than the blue he was expecting had nothing to do with storytelling and was all about the real-world practicality.

Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber changed from blue to green while they were filming due to the fact that it was difficult to see. This became apparent during act one in Return of the Jedi when the battle was fought on Jabba the Hutt’s barge was filmed during daylight hours. The blue lightsaber merged with the blue sky that was clear. A little thought during the shoot led to a decision to alter the color of Luke Skywalker’s brand new lightsaber from blue to green. Since then those who love Star Wars lightsabers suddenly had their world open up from a blue and red pairing to the potential to have other colors beyond blue red, green, and.

Though it did not make it into the finished version of the Return of the Jedi movie there is actually deleted scenes that show Luke Skywalker making his new lightsaber, using the green blade. The scene was included in the content bonus disc on the Blu-ray disc set which was released under the title “Luke’s Lightingsaber.” The scene makes complete sense to have this scene deleted because it would reveal too much information and taken away a lot of the excitement of events which were to follow in the movie.

With the introduction of a new Jedi lighting saber within Return of the Jedi, the Star Wars franchise would have the ability to have more opportunities to use them in future projects. We’ve seen this happening during the Prequel Trilogy. We have seen blue, green, and purple lightsabers used by Jedi and red being used by the Sith. Also, we have seen lightabers in yellow used by Jedi Temple guards in The Clone Wars animated series. Of course, the lightsaber that Rey Skywalker built at the close in The Rise of Skywalker was also yellow. Some other notable individual entries include one black lightsaber that was in the Darksaber’s case the white lightsaber of Ahsoka Tano and a red lightsaber that was featured in the video game Jedi: Fallen Order.