PT Mace Windu's Lightsaber

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  1. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    I have a question about Windu's lightsaber, what does it represent and why is different to the other lightsabers that are normally used?
  2. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    The Official Star Wars Fact File 112 apparently explains why- the crystal in it was from the planet Hurikane- where Mace went to get them for his lightsaber- rather than Ilum as most Padawans do.
  3. EHT Manager: New Films

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    It represents the fact that Samuel L. Jackson told Lucas he wanted Mace to have a purple lightsaber, and Lucas said "OK". :p
  4. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    According to my friend, that Mace Windu's lightsaber meant that he could turn to the dark side anytime he wanted to
  5. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    Mace's lightsaber style (Vaapad) takes him to the edge of the dark side- but it doesn't cross over.

    His lightsaber colour- being established when he was a Padawan- has no connection to his rank or role.
  6. CircaCitadel Jedi Master

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    It seems that since Samuel L. Jackson convinced Lucas to give him a purple lightsaber, people had to think of a reason for that in the Star Wars universe. I don't think Lucas himself ever said why Mace had a different color.
  7. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    No. It was just a Samuel L. Jackson request to Lucas.
  8. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    ^This. It does represent the dualistic nature of Mace in ROTS pretty well, but given that the color was picked for AOTC, that's just a happy coincidence.
  9. sith_rising Force Ghost

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    I never really got the whole "borderline Dark Side Vapaad" thing, considering Mace Windu's lightsaber style is quite basic and defensive. He's not even as aggressive as Yoda. I guess they figured "purple is one shade closer to red than blue!" and ran with that. But yeah, it's just because Jackson wanted a purple blade.
  10. DARTH_BELO Force Ghost

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    I always liked to think of it as, back in the older days of the Jedi they used to have all different colors-blue, green, purple, yellow and orange. Then over time, everyone went to blue and green...Mace's lightsaber was simply what one would call "vintage," one of the last-or THE last-of the other colored lightsabers. Sort of reminiscient of the older days of the Jedi Order - Kind of like a person who drives around a nicely maintained '47 coupe, or a '74 charger.

    I know that's not the "official EU" reason, but it's a fun idea.
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  11. P.Sam Jedi Master

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    Purple is the favorite color of Samuel L. Jackson. As other have said, he requested to have is lightsaber's color change from blue to purple, if Lucas wouldn't mind. GL accepted. All that is said in the bonus DVD of TPM.

    In-Universe speaking I don't really know the explanation. For sure the purple color of his blade come from what kind of crystal he's got whithin his lightsaber. It is no doubt different from the crytsal that provide the green/blue colors. It must be explained in the Expended Universe.
  12. Iron_lord Force Ghost

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    Comes from a different planet- Hurikane rather than Ilum as most Jedi lightsaber crystals do (when they're not being made artificially).
  13. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    He simply asked for purple, we don't know what colour he was supposed to have. And it was in AotC DVD, not TPM.
  14. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Force Ghost

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    I wished they used a lot more colors. By the way, isn't Ahsoka's short lightsaber yellow? It's hard to tell.
  15. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    Lime green.
  16. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Force Ghost

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    Oh.
  17. darth_mccartney Force Ghost

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    I always thought he was supposed to have a blue lightsaber as per the TPM sneak preview action figure:

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  18. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    If we go by that, we would have to accept all those other colours for the Jedi Council, which don't exist per AotC.
  19. darth_mccartney Force Ghost

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    Fair enough, good point. :) Although Mace is a pretty major character, the other members of the council are secondary characters so it really doesn't matter about them.
  20. DRush76 Force Ghost

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    Purple is supposed to represent royalty.
  21. EHT Manager: New Films

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    So Mace was supposed to be a prince or king?

    SLJ wanted purple, GL said OK.
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  22. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    I used to have that Windu action figure, but it turned up missing one day.
  23. Paparazzo Jedi Grand Master

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    And sexual frustration.
  24. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    I always thought that was blue.
  25. P.Sam Jedi Master

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    Of course it was the bonus DVD of AOTC and not TPM, my bad.

    But I am pretty sure it is said in the making-of that he was supposed to have a blue one but that he requested to Lucas purple because it is his favorite color.
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