Saga Meaning of lightsaber colors

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by darklordoftech, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. darth-sinister Manager Emeritus

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    The crystals were known as Tsil, but as far as I know, no one used the crystals to make a Lightsaber.
  2. twowolves Jedi Knight

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    Imagine the characteristics of that blade if someone did. Just like certain crystals imparted certain qualities to the blades beyond mere color, the Tsil, being Force-sentient and strongly attuned to the Force, would have a dramatic effect on the lightsaber blade. That is a topic that is ripe for exploitation by authors...Too bad it's no longer canon. :_|
  3. DanielUK Force Ghost

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    The EU did give meaning to each colour.
  4. BobaBacca Jedi Knight

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    I see it as
    Blue for Jedi whose main purpose is guard and protect, like "warriors of peace"
    Green for Jedi whose main purpose is wisdom
    Red for Sith
    Purple for Jedi whose main purpose is guard and protect, like "warriors of peace" and can also use elements of the dark side. (blue with red)
    The rest? No idea.
  5. Alexrd Jedi Grand Master

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    Those are from KotOR, IIRC, which don't apply to the movies.
  6. Anakin's Daddy Jedi Master

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    I find that some people tend to put too much weight on the colors. I mean as long as the evil guys have red, and the good guys have blue or green, I'm happy and I don't think the majority of people really care what he colors are. It's not the colour of the sword, it's how you use it. ;)

    But really, I think that lightsabers could be any colour at all, and some color crystals could simply be harder to find than others (purple) but they have no specific meaning other than the fact that the Jedi simply choose to not use red because it's the only colour that the Sith use. So in a nutshell, Red represents the dark side, but all other colours really have no other meaning other than they are used for the light side. Just my thoughts.
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  7. Alexrd Jedi Grand Master

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    Same. Although I'm not a fan of lightsabers having every single color and beyond. Red, green and blue happen to be the primary colors of light, I would like if they kept it that way.
  8. Sarge Chosen One

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    Actually, the 3 primary colors are red, yellow, and blue. Green is blue and yellow.
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  9. Anakin's Daddy Jedi Master

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    I agree actually. Yellow, orange, pink... What's the point. Seems tacky actually. The only reason there was even purple in the films was because Sam Jackson requested it and he's, well... Sam Jackson!
  10. Alexrd Jedi Grand Master

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    No, it's red, green and blue.

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  11. Sarge Chosen One

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    Have they changed the definition of primary colors? That's not the way I learned it in school.

    Of course, when I was in school we were studying by torchlight and taking notes on stone tablets. None of those new-fangled papyrus scrolls for us!
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  12. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    Red green and blue for light, red yellow and blue for matter.
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  13. CT1138 Jedi Master

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    Does a tangible glowing blade of light count as light... or matter? [face_dunno]
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  14. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    Is the colored part tangible or is only the white part tangible?
  15. CT1138 Jedi Master

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    Good question!
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  16. Sarge Chosen One

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    Well, it is called a lightsaber, not a mattersaber.
  17. CT1138 Jedi Master

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    Yeah, but light can't cut through solid objects (in fact, it's stopped by them).
  18. Sarge Chosen One

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    Lasers can cut steel. That's not just in movies; lasers have been tested as weapons, and are often used in factories for precision cutting. I used to use a laser etcher to cut ID marks into stainless steel tools.
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  19. CT1138 Jedi Master

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    But their name is "lightsaber" not "lasersaber". :p
  20. Alexrd Jedi Grand Master

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    No, that's cyan, magenta and yellow.
  21. CT1138 Jedi Master

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    Cyan and magenta are prettier colors anyway. :p
  22. darklordoftech Force Ghost

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    True, if you're being precise. I was just trying to explain why Sarge learned Red, Yellow, and Blue in school.
  23. ATMachine Jedi Master

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    Well, GL still calls them "laserswords" from time to time (and lightsabes were referred to as such in the SW 1977 script directions).
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  24. LZM65 Jedi Knight

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    I never really thought about what the colors of the lightsabers meant. They simply looked pretty to me.
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  25. Sarge Chosen One

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    LASER: Light Amplified by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser is just light, but instead of regular light of mixed frequencies and directions, all the light in a laser is just one frequency, perfectly synchronized and unidirectional.

    Unless they've also changed the definition of lasers since I was in school. Man, do I feel old today.