"Much like your father's..."

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  1. Obi-Ewan Force Ghost

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    In Return of the Jedi, Palpatine takes a gander at Luke's lightsaber, and says it is much like his father's. This doesn't quite make sense to me. We've seen Anakin's three lightsabers, and none of them resemble Luke's. Luke's more closely resembles Obi-Wan's.
  2. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    It means in terms that it's just a lightsaber. His quote had nothing to do with the saber's design.
  3. The_Anakin_Wannabe Jedi Master

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    Plus we don't know E3 design Anakin will have.
  4. ForceHeretic Jedi Youngling

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    Well I think he'd be referring to the one Vader owned at the time
  5. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    Two possibilities:

    1) Palpatine doesn't know anything about lightsabers. For all we know, he's never even had one. He seems to prefer relying on others to do his dirty work.

    2) Palpy knows and doesn't care. He might be taking the opportunity to remind Luke yet again who his father is and how likely it is Luke will follow the same path Anakin did.
  6. generallee5 Jedi Knight

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    ummmm....actually, we do indeed know Anakin's design for EPIII. It'll be the same lightsaber that Luke weilds in ESB and ANH.
  7. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    Maybe not. That lightsaber seems to be a more primitive design than the one Anakin has in AotC, so maybe it was a training lightsaber Anakin used as a young padawan or something.

    Plus, it makes more sense that Obi-Wan would have a very old lightsaber of Anakin's than it does that he would pick up Anakin's lightsaber after their E3 duel.
  8. PhantomMenace Jedi Grand Master

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    *Possible Episode 3 spoilers*


















    Actually Mara, in Episode III, Anakin WILL use the same lightsaber Obi-Wan gave Luke in ANH. It's been spotted on the Hyperspace webcam, and there have been reports claiming Hayden Christensen has been seen with this saber clipped to his belt. There have been no sightings/reports of Anakin's AOTC lightsaber for Episode III.

    DLM Edit: Argggghhh please don't post rumors AKA spoilers without giving a warning first. Thanks. :)
  9. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    His AOTC saber is quite similar to the one Luke uses in ANH and ESB, so there's a good chance his next one would be similar. After all, when Obi-Wan got a new saber in AOTC, it was just like his TPM one.
  10. PhantomMenace Jedi Grand Master

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    Oops! Sorry about that. I didn't think that this would have been considered a true spoiler. Thanks! :D
  11. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    No problem. I just want to stay on the safe side in case it is one. :)

    Anyway, if that's true, it's interesting, but Lucas will have to pull off a more convoluted story.
  12. Darth_MacDaddy Jedi Master

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  13. trinto_duaba Jedi Knight

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    As much as the Emperor reviles the Jedi and its arts, do you think he would say something to complement Luke's lightsaber design? Only a fanboy would.
  14. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling

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    He was just saying it to taunt Luke.
  15. Sithwitch_13 Jedi Knight

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    Maybe it's just the corrupted band people here, but is anyone else somewhat disturbed by Palps comparing Luke and Vader's "lightsabers"? :p

    Sorry, some buddies of mine and I were just pointing that out yesterday, I couldn't resist.
  16. Sophita Jedi Master

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    Yeah, and it's especially creepy coming just a few short scenes after the infamous "I have felt him" scene. [face_shocked]
  17. DarthPhelps Jedi Grand Master

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    He was just saying it to taunt Luke.

    Now strike your father down and take his place at my side or I shall taunt you a second time!
  18. Obi-Ewan Force Ghost

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    Yes! Duel a lot at this time, or I fire Force lightning into the tops of your heads and made castanets out of your testicles already!
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