There, the Emperor made Vader turn Skywalker's hand and lightsaber over to him. It’s a standard Jedi model with a cylindrical hilt, housing a blue Kyber crystal. A definitive Legends Clone Wars timeline was never established by Lucasfilm. As Bane and his posse left, Anakin managed to save all present by cutting a hole in the floor, allowing the Senators to escape just before Bane detonated the explosives surrounding them.[14]. Hilt material Modifications to controls and activation matrix by Obi-Wan Kenobi during his exile [7], At that moment, Skywalker was able to free himself, and he stood against Vader. This article or section needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of article quality. This article needs to be provided with more sources and/or appearances to conform to a higher standard of article quality. Mara Jade Skywalker with the weapon shortly before her death. During the battle itself, Skywalker used the weapon to cut open a hatch on the bottom of an Imperial walker prior to throwing in a grenade to destroy the enemy vehicle. After a round of aggressive negotiations, Vader left the facility with the hand and the lightsaber in his possession. Culture In desperation, Anakin reclaimed his lightsaber and held it to Jabba's throat. Anakin devised a plan to get aboard by getting himself caught, leaving his lightsaber with Obi-Wan Kenobi while wielding a replacement, allowing it to be destroyed to make his capture more convincing. Alloy metal Shortly after this, Luke carried the weapon with him to the Cloud City on Bespin in a bid to rescue his friends from Darth Vader. The unique aspect of Anakin’s lightsaber is that the blade was adjustable in length. During the Assault on Mount Tantiss, Luke and former Emperor's Hand Mara Jade faced off against C'baoth and Luuke, defeating them and recovering the lightsaber, which Luke subsequently gave to Mara. Skywalker and Kenobi's spirit both completely exhausted themselves against Vader, but not before managing to amputate his right arm. Creators Leia condemns Anakin for his crimes and exiles him from her life. Luke carried his father's lightsaber during the Galactic Civil War, before losing the saber during a duel with Vader on Bespin. As per Form V weapon specifications, the lightsaber had a solid casing (either as a whole or in multiple sections for maximum protection against power surge deterioration) and a heavily shrouded blade emitter. Luke Skywalker receives his father's lightsaber from Ben Kenobi. Mara Jade owned the weapon until her death at the hands of her fallen nephew Jacen Solo in 40 ABY,[21] though she would often use her purple lightsaber. Dooku managed to make to the hangar and take off in his ship just before Anakin could catch him, forcing Kenobi and Skywalker to give chase. Rescuing Anakin and returning the lightsaber, the two went after Dooku. Based on his first lightsaber Built as a replacement for Anakin's first lightsaber, it was carried by its creator throughout the Clone Wars and after Anakin turned against the Jedi Order by joining the Sith Lord Darth Sidious. Jabba spared the Jedi, and made a treaty with the Republic. [6] It was also later modified to allow it to operate underwater.[7]. This is why so many individuals were able to wield it. After rescuing Luke from a Tusken Raider attack, Kenobi presented young Skywalker with his father's lightsaber and explained its previous owner's history (from a certain point of view). Somewhere along the way, he has to decide what he stands for and who he stands with. The lightsaber prop traveled to space with shuttle Discovery in October 2007 [2]. Anakin Skywalker prepares to use his lightsaber to execute Count Dooku during their final encounter. Affiliation Once landed, Skywalker sent Ahsoka to take an alternate route to Jabba's palace while he would serve as a decoy for Dooku personally overseeing the operation. Lightsaber combat The lightsaber remained there until the Thrawn campaign, when the insane clone and Dark Jedi Joruus C'baoth, who had become the Guardian of Mount Tantiss, gave it to a clone of Luke he had created, Luuke Skywalker. Luke Skywalker wields the lightsaber in defense of Echo Base. Date destroyed Luke Skywalker used the lightsaber to duel Darth Vader on Bespin. A lightsaber is a fictional energy sword featured in the Star Wars franchise. Luke Skywalker's Lightsaber Style Matches His Father's What makes Luke Skywalker's instinctive use of Form V incredibly distinct is how his father was considered the master of Form V. Even Luke's use of Jar'Kai is telling, since again, Anakin used Jar'Kai and taught Ahsoka the style. Anakin Skywalker wielded a blue-colored lightsaber during his career as a Jedi Knight. However, they were interrupted by Bail Organa calling Padmé off for a Senate meeting. The original hilt carried by Mark Hamill in A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back was made from the flash attachment of a Graflex 3 cell flash unit, a flash tube attachment used on forties-era press cameras, with the ridged grip made by gluing portions of hard plastic 'T' track used for the sliding doors of display cabinets (often mistaken for wiper blades) onto the bare cylinder, and the switch plate fashioned from the LED screen of a 1974 calculator (In ESB the switch plate was replaced with part of a circuit board). Blade color Shortly thereafter, the First Battle of Geonosis occurred, effectively starting the Clone Wars. This Star Wars Legends article contains information that is affected by the Star Wars: The Clone Wars project. Demanding to know Ahsoka's location, the droid led Anakin into the palace to meet with Jabba, on the condition that Anakin hand over his weapon. Usage and history Groggin had no use for the hand and decided to have it incinerated while he would keep the lightsaber, which he planned to melt down. [27], Ben Skywalker managed to track down the lightsaber, still in the possession of the Dark Jedi. After the Battle of Ryloth, Anakin Skywalker was sent on leave for a "meditative retreat". Luke Skywalker is back. [7], Anakin Skywalker's first lightsaber first appeared in the 2002 canon Star Wars film Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones. The exact chronology of the events described in this article is currently unknown. Mara Jade Skywalker is depicted with the lightsaber on the cover of Legacy of the Force: Sacrifice. Upon the team's return to Coruscant, Luke presented her with the weapon as a gift.[4]. Anakin Skywalker's second lightsaber [19], The lightsaber, still clutched by Luke Skywalker's hand, had become lodged in one of Cloud City's lower air shafts and eventually was recovered by a maintenance drone. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Instead, he went to the Senate Office Building and tried convincing his wife Padmé Amidala to come with him so they could spend time together. During the time around the Second Corellian Crisis, the lightsaber seemed to have been taken from the possession of Skywalker survivors and ended up in the hands of a Dark Jedi. Skywalker family[2]Jedi Order[3]Jedi High Council[3]Galactic Republic[3]501st Legion[3]Galactic EmpireOrder of the Sith LordsDark JediAlliance to Restore the Republic[2]Rogue SquadronNew Jedi Order Upon being confronted by his former master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Vader used the lightsaber to duel Kenobi, but was defeated. Design [3], Soon afterwards, Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi were caught in a ray shield trap and were brought before General Grievous. [1], Sources are inconsistent regarding when Skywalker first built his lightsaber. The weapon was also used by Skywalker in other early battles such as the battle with Asajj Ventress. Editor discretion is advised. Leia Organa briefly used the lightsaber to fight Darth Vader on Mimban. She eventually gets the upper hand but decides to show off her precision. Anakin Skywalker[1] Anakin Skywalker's second lightsaber was the weapon constructed and wielded by Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker. Modifications to controls and activation matrix by Obi-Wan Kenobi during his exile, The following section contains information from a. Wookieepedia is a FANDOM Movies Community. [16], Darth Vader carried the weapon during the march on the Jedi Temple, brutally cutting down hundreds of Jedi with the saber, with notables including the Temple swordmaster Cin Drallig after a brief duel. He used his first lightsaber throughout the Marvel comic mini-series Star Wars: Obi-Wan and Anakin, when he was twelve years old. Model [3] Giving into his rage, Skywalker viciously used the weapon to beat back Dooku and slice off both the Count's hands. Kenobi took the lightsaber and brought it with him to Tatooine, where he kept it for nearly two decades until he handed it down to Anakin's son, Luke Skywalker. I do not have a picture of it because I made this and printed this in August and it broke. Purpose [22] Most notably, she used the blue blade on Nirauan during the Caamas Document Crisis,[23] on Chiss Ascendancy/Jedi/Empire of the Hand-joint mission to recover the Outbound Flight,[24] during the Yuuzhan Vong War[25] and also during the Second Corellian Insurrection.[26]. Model Around 40 ABY, shortly before he became Darth Caedus, Jacen Solo dreamed of his mother Leia Organa Solo using Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber against him, as he was contemplating on whether or not to sacrifice her and his father so he could become a Sith. Shortly before the Battle of Hoth, Luke Skywalker used the lightsaber to escape from a wampa, and it was used shortly thereafter by Han Solo to slice open a dead tauntaun to keep the young Jedi alive. 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Usage and history Cylindrical[2] Skywalker did so, but when he met with the Hutt crime lord, he learned that Jabba believed Dooku's deception that the Republic had kidnapped his son. 28 centimeters[4] After his conversion into the dark side, Anakin continued to carry his Jedi weapon, though Tionne Solusar later theorized that he continued to wield the blue-bladed weapon to avoid alerting his eventual victims of his recent conversion. Blue[1] The Dark Jedi was preparing to imbue the weapon with the power of the dark side, but Ben took it from him before he was able to do so. The weapon again saw use when Vader brought it with him to Mustafar and viciously executed the Separatist council. Type 22 BBY, Geonosis[1] A typical lightsaber is depicted as a luminescent blade of magnetically contained plasma about 3 feet (0.91 m) in length emitted from a metal hilt around 10.5 inches (27 cm) in length.. [20] Though he had other plans for the hand and the lightsaber in mind, Vader was compelled by Palpatine to bring the two items to the Mount Tantiss storehouse on Wayland. [11], During the war, the Republic managed to discover Dooku's location aboard a Munificent-class space freighter. Jedi[1] This lightsaber is fully working by extending and retracting. 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