Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Darth_Malt, Feb 11, 2003.
"Didn't Luke lose his in ANH in the garbage compactor too?"
Nope, he had it again in ESB
I agree ^^^^^^^
What about when Dooku cut Anakin's other saber in half before he cut his arm off? For this full sequence you counted 2 losses, but shouldn't it be 3? Obi-Wan drops his, Anakin's gets destroyed & Anakin drops Obi-Wan's.
That would give Anakin a total of 5 losses.
you would also think, that these big strong force weidling jedi should be able to catch the saber with the force and draw it back to them easily, but not one jedi who is forced to lose his saber uses the force to catch it before it hits the floor. I mean if vader and Maul can throw stuff around with the force surely someone can force catch a flying lightsaber?
I agree with IG-88a
Mace Windu 'drops' his lightsaber after hitting the Reek, and Jango dives to get it. Mace uses the force to collect it, so he doesn't 'lose' it.
I'm surprised that this was missed here because GL makes a point of it in the commentary for AOTC saying that there was a specific theme in AOTC about losing lightsabers.
I noticed the comment on females never losing their sabers, but you have to notice that we havn't seen any female Jedi. Well, we have, but only quick shots.
"GL makes a point of it in the commentary for AOTC saying that there was a specific theme in AOTC about losing lightsabers."
Which is interesting, because Obi-wan ruins his in TPM after he and Qui-gon land on Naboo the first time. Lucas cut this scene out.
"we have, but only quick shots."
I am suprised that nobody brought this up already. Maybe I am wrong I would have to check to make sure, but didnt Mace loose his lightsabre then recover it just before he took Jango's head?
It's been brought up.
Anakin "Not again! Obi-Wan's gonna kill me!"
I wonder if the 'again' in the monologue (in the Robot Factory sequence.) meant anything. I know, he used 'again' because he almost got it lost in Coruscant chasing Zam. But maybe Lucas was hinting at something...
As for Yoda's sabre, I bet Lucas never thought for Yoda to have a sabre in the first place.
What about Palpatine's sabre? Surely a Sith has a sabre as well. Lost it, perhaps?
This is just hilarious - I find it ironic that Obi-Wan lost his lightsaber the most number of times.
Anyway, if I'm absolutely forced to make a symbol out of it - I would agree with Valiowk in that this probably is to show that the Jedi aren't invincible. It could also be seen as that Yoda is the only true Jedi and everyone else is "human."
"Also just because someone drops his saber, doesn't mean he loses it"
if that's true then Luke didn't lose his in ESB. The emporer had it recovered and Luke gets it back in The Last Command. Or at least, that's what some people think happened.
My question is, that with all the Jedi that died in the arena did they go and round up the lightsabres after the battle. I wouldn't want a weapon like that to be just lying around in the dirt waiting for someone to claim it and kill some one and frame a Jedi.
Good question. I wouldn't want those kind of weapons lying around either, but then again, I suppose it all really depends on whether or not the design of a lightsaber is already public or not. I mean, if everybody can access how to make a lightsaber ... it isn't really that hard for those who want one to find one, is it? If it isn't, on the other hand, I would hope that the lightsabers are packaged and sent into a black hole.
Or better yet, packaged and set to Star Wars fans...
The lightsaber that Luke looses at Bespin with his hand, he later gets back in the EU book The Last Command by Timothy Zahn. It turns out that Palpatine kept the saber as a momento. The deranged clone of the Jedi Master Jorus C'boath gave this lightsaber to a clone he made of Luke from the hand lost at Bespin. He made Luke fight his clone. During the battle, Leia (Who is also present) drops her lightsaber. Mara Jade. picks it up with the Force and kills the clone of Luke. She then defeats the clone of C'boath. After the battle, Luke collects his old lightsaber, but gives it to Mara Jade as a gift. She must later lose this one because later on she has a purple lightsbaer.
Everyone loses a lightsabre in Star Wars. And Lucas has said it himself.
-There was a cut scene where Qui-Gon was
talking to Obi-Wan about his lightsbre.
-Obi-Wan dropped his down that long hole
in the ground.
-Qui-Gon lost his when he died.
-Darth Maul lost 1/2 of his when it was
cut in two.
-Darth Maul lost his other half when he died.
Attack of the Clones
-Anakin dropped his in the speeder chase
-Obi-Wan dropped his in the rain battle
-In the droid factory, Anakin's lightsabre is split which makes him lose it.
-Anakin and Obi-Wan got their lightsabres
taken away before the battle.
-Before Mace Windu took off Jango's head, he lost his lightsabre and had to use the force to retrieve it.
-Obi-Wan dropped his after Dooku injured
-When Anakin faught with two sabres, one of the sabres was knocked out of his hand.
-Dooku cut Anakin's other lightsabre in half before he cut Anakin's arm off.
-Dooku will lose his when he dies.
-Anakin will lose his blue lightsabre because he wants to give it to his son, Luke.
A New Hope
-Obi-Wan dropped his after he disapeared.
The Empire Strikes Back
-Luke's slipped out of a pocket while he
was knocked out from the wampa.
-Luke lost his when Darth Vader cut his
Return Of The Jedi
-Luke got his sabre taken away when he
-Vader lost his when he threw his lightsabre at him like a boomerang.
-Vader lost his when Luke cut his arm off.
-Luke threw his away after the huge
battle with Vader.
Here is the count:
Obi-Wan: Lost 5 sabres
Anakin/Vader: Lost 7 Sabres
Luke: Lost 4 sabres
Mace Windu: 1 Sabre
Qui-Gon: Lost 1 sabre
Darth Maul: Lost 1 sabre.
For jedi, these guys weren't good at keeping up with things.
I would just like to say that one of the most disapointing minor details of the PT for me as been Obi-Wan's saberhilt.
When he lost it in TPM, I seemed like such a good opening for the classic Obi-Wan hilt to make it's appearance, but, instead, the spiked-mace model returned in AOTC!
Actually, I thought it would be better for Obi-Wan to use Qui-Gon's in AOTC.
Qui-Gon's saber would have been very cool too.
I don't keep up on EU stuff... isn't there a book where he used Qui-Gon's? What is the explanation for building another spiked-mace model?
I think my friend has that book...