Possible light spoilers for TLJ. Rey's lightsaber in Ep. IX?

Discussion in 'Star Wars' started by JRoss, Jan 26, 2018.

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What do you think Rey's lightsaber will look like in Episode IX?

  1. Single blade, blue

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  2. Single blade, green

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. Single blade, violet

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  4. Single blade, yellow

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  5. Dual wielding

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Double blade, blue

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  7. Double blade, green

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Double blade, violet

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
  9. Double blade, yellow

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Double blade, two different colors

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  11. Just using Anakin's repaired blade

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  12. Anakin's blade plus a new one

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Made with parts from Anakin's blade (choose this option in conjunction with another one)

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  14. No lightsaber, just a staff

    1 vote(s)
    7.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Admiral Admiral

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    I do too. I'm hoping we get to see her find a Sith holocron as well, battling the spirit of Snoke for it, since his essence is bound to the holocron, resulting in her finding the balance.
     
  2. Set Harth

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  3. fireproof78

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    Yes, but is it Jedi training? If I get trained by a Jedi Force Ghost does it count?

    Have tongue in cheek. Kind of serious.
     
  4. Reverend

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    Personally I'd like to see Rey with a blue double-bladed saber if for no other reason than to do something different and uniquely her's. Making it out of both the remain's of Anakin's old hilt and her staff just seems poetic as well as both metaphorically and thematically fitting.
    How or where she might have gotten a second kyber from isn't that important. Presumably the next movie will feature a much more significant time jump, which leaves plenty of possibilities open. Hell, we still don't know for sure where Luke got the kyber for his green saber between tESB & RotJ!

    Well it clearly worked, so I guess so! ;)

    On a more serious note: remember the quote "luminous beings are we, not this crude matter."
    What fans call a "force ghost" isn't really a ghost, just basically that "luminous being" which has shed it's crude matter and become one with the cosmic force without loosing it's individuality. So Qui-Gon is still Qui-Gon just as Yoda is still Yoda. Plus of course "Jedi" is a doctrine. An idea. Doesn't really matter where the information comes from, be it a hand written text, a wall carving, an ancient holocron, or indeed the disembodied consciousness of a Jedi Master that has returned from the netherworld of the cosmic force. It's still the Jedi philosophy.

    That part that interests me the most though is the larger implication that Yoda and by extension, Obi-Wan & Luke receiving this rare training was a decision possibly made by the force itself. In the TCW episodes Qui-Gon straight up says that both he and Yoda have been "chosen" because dark times are ahead and the light must be preserved. It's not happenstance; something very powerful very deliberately set these events in motion.
    There's a larger purpose to all that knowledge and experience being preserved and what else but to aid the new generation of Jedi, both to learn the ways of the force and to learn from the mistakes of the Jedi Order of old. Even Anakin being a part of that group makes sense as he has *by far* the most experience with the temptation of the dark side and what it costs.
     
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  5. Set Harth

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  6. JRoss

    JRoss Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Re: white lightsabers, I haven't seen it, but I read that Rebels has white lightsabers. It's what happens when a light sider "heals" a red kyber crystal.
     
  7. LJones41

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    I hope that Disney/Lucasfilm would allow that damn lightsaber to remain destroyed for good. It should have never been returned to the saga by Abrams in "The Force Awakens". Never. It should have remained lost.

    Light . . . dark. How lovely. We're all still clinging to the use of racialized color metaphors to describe moral compass. Considering this society, I guess I shouldn't be surprised.
     
  8. Venardhi

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    Light and Dark are not "racialized color metaphors," they're genetically coded instinct for safety vs danger for a prey species that ended up in a position for it to be little more than a vestigial quirk. Fire/Sunlight for illumination/warmth has been at the core of mythic storytelling since we started telling stories.

    Now, that vestigial genetic quirk does contribute to racism and prejudice, but just because English doesn't have different terms specific to the perceived shade of skin color doesn't make the general terms inherently linked.

    IOW, :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Reverend

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    Not exactly. Yes, Ahsoka had white blades and yes the crystals turned white after having previously been "bled" for an Inquisitor's sabre (as depicted in the 'Ahsoka' novel), but we don't know for a fact if that's the cause of the white blades, or if there's another factor at play.

    The general idea is that the colour is in some sense a resonant reflection of the individual who bonds with the crystal when building their sabre. For most light side users that typically means a blue or green blade, with purple and yellow being very rare outliers. There may be other colours, but they're probably also very rare as those are all we've seen so far.
    Crystals bonded to dark side users are always red, because the process is by it's very nature forced and unnatural. They don't (and can't) form a sympathetic bond like the Jedi and instead dominate the crystal. The process is referred to as "bleeding" both for the resultant colour and for the spiritual violence involved (side note: kyber crystals are alive, in some sense.)

    In the case of Ahsoka, something very unusual happened between when she made her original two green sabers during the Clone Wars and her new white ones a year or so after Order 66. Sharing the life essence of the physical avatar of the light side of the force is bound to have some lasting effect, and since the last time she was seen they've been hinting back to that connection. So that may have something to do with it.
    Of course it's equally possible that the white blades are just a reflection of how much her spirit has grown since leaving the Jedi and as such just another rare shade like purple & yellow, or yes: just a side effect of red crystals being restored to harmony.
     
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  10. Set Harth

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    Star Wars might not be the franchise for you.
     
  11. fireproof78

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    Not everything is racially motivated. I know, mind blowing...:rolleyes:

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  12. General_Phoenix

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    I am wondering what happened to Luke's green saber. Lost during the academy massacre? Stolen by the Knights of Ren? Did R2 grab it while Luke was unconscious? Did Luke throw it into the ocean on Ach-To?