Grievous has Anakin and Obi Wan's lightsaber in the duel

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  1. JABS Jedi Padawan

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    Hello to all.
    It came to my attention the other day that in the duel between Grievous and Obi Wan, Grievous clearly uses Anakin and Obi Wan's lightsaber. If you look closely, when Obi Wan chops off one of Grievous' arms, you can clearly see his lightsaber model falling off, and when Grievous attacks, you can see Anakin's. I guess they ran out of lightsaber models.
  2. Darth_Sideous Jedi Master

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    That's an easter egg. He also uses Qui Gon's, Luke's, and somebody else's, I believe.
  3. mjerome3 Jedi Grand Master

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    Besides, isn't it possible that some Jedi construct their lightsabers similar to each other's?
  4. voodoopuuduu Classic Trilogy Trivia Host

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    It came to my attention the other day that in the duel between Grievous and Obi Wan, Grievous clearly uses Anakin and Obi Wan's lightsaber.

    Yes, remember he got them when he captured Obi-Wan, Anakin and Palps in the ray shield. He never gave them back. R2 popped out the spares on the bridge.
  5. Padme-Wan_SkyWindu Jedi Knight

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    I apologize if you were just being funny, but they did get their own sabers back. Obi-Wan grabs his saber using the Force, cuts his binders and then Anakin's, and then Anakin grabs his own saber with the Force as well.
  6. Tabula Rasa Administrator Emeritus

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    Interesting. I was not aware of that. Thanks for providing an excuse for mz to watch it again.
  7. Atticus Jedi Master

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    One thing I thought was funny is on that deleted scene where he kills Shaak Ti, he talks about getting obi wans lightsaber and how he cant wait to get it when he has one exactly like it...I dont know, I just thought it was funny.
  8. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    You are correct. To save time and money, the prop team gave the actor who played Grievous spare "hero" and "stunt" sabers that belong to Anakin and Obi-wan. Along with a couple other designs. A limited number of Lightsaber props were created for the PT. Many of which were given to more than one actor/stuntman. Aayla Secura used the same saber that Bariss Offee used in AOTC. In ROTS, she's using the same saber that Obi-wan and Anakin used to fight on Geonosis. There were perhaps five or six standard sabers created for the secondary Jedi.
  9. i_dont_know Jedi Master

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    Seriously? That's got to be the unluckiest sabre in the galaxy. Obi-Wan uses it and looses to Dooku. Anakin uses it and loses an arm. The Aayla has it (for some odd reason) and gets gunned down from behind.

    lol
  10. Darth-sennin Jedi Master

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    I actually really resent this aspect of the prequels, not only is it lazy prop making, but it also diminishes the significance of a jedi's lightsaber as established in the OT (read Campbell for elaboration). By the time ROTS came out, I came to terms with the 2 or 3 "generic" lightsaber models because of the budget constraints, but seeing Grievous holding Anakin's and Obi-wan's sabers crossed the line for me. Qui-gon, Obi-wan, Mace, Yoda, and Anakin all hilt designs that were very unique and stood out from the bland cylinders given to jedi extras. Why would they eliminate originality of main characters by re-using such recognizable hilt designs(I noticed this on my second viewing)? I mean, why did Obi-wan bother picking up Anakin's lightsaber when he could have grabbed one of a dozen just like it back at the temple?

    When you add this to Anakin and Obi-wan loosing lightsabers as a "runing joke", the whole significants of lightsabers in the OT is completley underminded.
  11. RebelScum77 Manager Emeritus

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    I don't think it's really that big a deal. I have honestly never noticed it, and the vast majority of people never will either. It was a budget and time issue, you can see in the Making Of docs just how complicated they are to make, so I can deal with that.
  12. JMN77 Jedi Youngling

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    Man! I brought this up as an easter egg find 2 monthes ago in at least 2 threads
    and everyone said I was full of it, or simply dismissed my 20/20 vision!
    Anywho, Thanks to everyone on this thread for inadvertantly avenging this
    former travesty!
    [face_dancing]










    BTW- The above was meant in pure jest....
    It's true none the less, but this post was just me having fun.
  13. JOHNNY-B Jedi Knight

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    Wow! You have one hellva eye! I never knowest. I'll have to look more closely next time I watch: ROTS.
  14. voodoopuuduu Classic Trilogy Trivia Host

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    apologize if you were just being funny, but they did get their own sabers back. Obi-Wan grabs his saber using the Force, cuts his binders and then Anakin's, and then Anakin grabs his own saber with the Force as well.




    Oops, youre correct. Time for me to get stronger glasses I guess, I kept seeing sabers pop out of R2, when it was the electrical sparks. :p
  15. ASkywalkerFamilyXmas Jedi Knight

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    I didnt notice Qui-Gon's lightsabre where was it.
  16. Alpha-Red Force Ghost

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    Yeah. The only lightsabers that really looked any different were Dooku and Yoda's.

    And speaking of generic sabers, how do you think Anakin and Obi-Wan got theirs on Geonosis? They obviously didn't build them.
  17. JediMasterGuff Jedi Grand Master

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    I think he is mistaken, I sure has hell didn't see Qui-Gon's saber on Grievous. Some of the younglings in AOTC, however, do use a miniturised version of the Qui-Gon hilt.

    You have to realise though that apart from the main character designs, there's only about 3-4 lightsaber designs for all the background Jedi. Many Jedi use similarly designed hilts, Obi-Wan and Anakin are no exception.
  18. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    I don't see what the problem is either. A Lightsaber is a Jedi's life. But Lucas isn't going to have Master Replicas spend so much time creating individual props for each actor and stuntman. Quicker to replication three or four of the same design. And it matches up with how Luke's Lightsaber is really Obi-wan's stunt saber, slightly modified.
  19. Sidious_T Jedi Master

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    I noticed it, but I just honestly didn't care.
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