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The Double-Bladed Lightsaber: A Weapon of Intimidation and Power

“This weapons is yours for the taking!” Obi-Wan’s famous Attack of the Clones quote proves to be true when you dig deeper into the meaning behind each lightsaber.

From distinctive handles to various colored blades, each lightsaber has a unique design for the individual who holds it. Sith and Jedi like themselves join forces to build these awesome weapons.

The significance of the colors in lightsabers is important Therefore, in this article I dive deeper into each color, and the meanings that they carry.

Lightsaber Creation

We will first dive into the creative process that goes behind each lightsaber. For Jedi as a youngling, they travel to the planet of ice Ilum in search of the Kyber crystal that powers their blade.

The crystal they find is not just connected to them but also to the Force. Each crystal has a distinct shade that ranges from blue up to yellow.

On the other hand, the Sith have a different method of getting a crystal called kyber to use their red Sabers. They have to kill a Jedi to receive their crystal.

Then they use a process known as “bleeding in the crystal” to pour their hatred the malice, anger, and hatred into the crystal to infuse it with their dark side. This process results in the crystal changing from its original hue to a red.

It is believed that the Jedi as well as the Sith put the kyber crystal into the hilts they make. The materials, the build and ligthsaber’s hilt design is entirely up to either the Jedi as well as the Sith who create it.

Many people only know the significance behind a red lightsaber compared to green and blue but they don’t realize the deeper meaning that each color has. Below I will talk about the significance of each color in light sabers and their meaning.


Blue lightsabers are just one of the colors used by famous Jedi like Obi-Wan Anakin Skywalker Rey as well as Ki-Adi Muni.

A Jedi’s purpose is to protect and restore peace to the galaxy. Those who wield blue sabers can be adept in fighting with lightsabers.

This is evident on screen in The Clone Wars, as Anakin and Obi Wan are frequently at the forefront of battles, bravely defending the weak, and fighting alongside their Battalions of clones.

Blue also signifies qualities such as integrity, stability, honesty and justice.

Color meaning of green lightsaber

Green lightsabers represent growth, safety and harmony. These are just a few of the qualities that the Jedi are seeking to keep other people safe, growing and working well throughout the galaxy.

Unlike wielders of blue lightsabers while those who use green ones tend to be extremely powerful in the Force. Some of these Jedi include Yoda as well as Qui-Gon and Luke Skywalker. They would rather fight in the last resort, instead of relying in the Force and peaceful negotiations.

Jedi Consulars and wise older Jedi typically have this shade of a lightsaber. One example is Yoda the Grand Master.


All powerful Sith and Inquisitors wear red lightsabers. The color red symbolizes the power of anger, strength, and hatred. These symbols are all part of the Sith Religion, which relies on each of them for their power.

The Emperor Palpatine, Kylo Ren, Asajj Ventress, Kylo Ren, Emperor Palpatine, Asajj Darth Vader all wield a red lightsaber. In the case of Darth Vader and Count Dooku, they did not own a lightsaber with red until they completely embraced the dark side and killed the Jedi, and burned their lightsabers.


Cal Kestis is the only known Jedi to have an indigo lightsaber. in the game, The Fallen Order, his saber is a bluish, purple hue. It’s among the various colors of sabers that he has.

The color of the Star Wars lightsaber symbolizes spirituality, wisdom and intuition.


The lightsaber was first used by Jedi Temple Guards, the yellow lightsaber is yet another seldom seen color. The movie The Rise of Skywalker, Rey also owns an yellow lightsaber.

Yellow is a symbol of warmth, goodness and vitality. People who use yellow sabers have sacrificed a portion of themselves in order to hold their positions.

In Rey’s instance this was a reference to her choice to adopt Skywalker as her Skywalker name. While in the case of Temple Guards, they give their identity for the jobs of security.


In Star Wars Canon, the only Jedi who is equipped with a white lightsaber can be identified as Ahsoka Tano. While she was once a holder of blue and green sabers, she eventually owned white ones.

White represents purity, peace as well as positivity, neutrality and a new beginning. Ahsoka’s white sabers represent the way she walked away from the Jedi. They demonstrate that she’s neither associated with the Jedi as well as the Sith.


Another color of saber that can be found just in Legends includes bronze. Lowbacca as well as Freedon Nadd both owned an saber made of bronze. Bronze denotes maturity, an affinity with nature, and wisdom.

Lowbacca very fittingly held his saber in this hue. He was extremely knowledgeable about computers and biology.
Black (Darksaber)

Like the white lightsabers, only one black model is from Canon. Every other color Jedi, Inquisitors, and Sith have. However, the Darksaber is the possession of the Mandalorians.

The idea was conceived by Tarre Vizsla, who is the only well-known Mandalorian Jedi, the Darksaber was handed down through generations of Mandalorians. Whoever held it could claim the throne to Mandalore.

Aside from the usual lightsaber The blade of the Darksaber was flat. The black represents dark, power, and mystery.

The film Legends, Galen Marek, the secret apprentice of Darth Vader also wields a black lightsaber. In contrast to the Darksaber, his is the typical shape of the other lightsabers.

Cyan Lightsaber

For Star Wars Canon, there aren’t any cyan lightsabers. However the cyan lightsaber is featured in Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, Cal Kestis owns one, along with his indigo saber. Also, Meetra Surrik and Nikkos Tyris from Legends own one as well.

Like Darth Maul, Cal’s saber is double-bladed. The color symbolizes calm and peace. It is a shade that lies between blue and green it also represents an Jedi who can balance his skills in combat and the Force and combat.


Yet another color found another color in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Legends is magenta. The Jedi and one previous assassin for Emperor Palpatine who wield sabers of this color include Mara Jade and Cal Kestis.

The color falls between shades of purple and pink. Magenta Sabers symbolize charm, harmony, and compassion.


Cal Kestis is yet another owner of a unique saber color-orange. However, some Jedi in Legends use this light saber color as well. These include Yaddle as well as a Sith-Talak hord, and Mandalorian Knights.

The Mandalorian Knights are a clan of characters from Legends, once a element of the Jedi Order. They became rogue and attempted to take down their own Republic throughout The Mandalorian Wars.

Orange blades are a symbol of energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. This may be the reason Talak didn’t have a standard red lightsaber because he was both creative and ambitious in his skill using the lightsaber.


Everyone who is a Star Wars fan knows the famous and well-known holder of the purple lightsaber: Mace Windu. Samuel L. Jackson wanted to make a statement in Attack of the Clones, so he asked George Lucas if he could hold a lightsaber in purple.

in the High Republic Era, in Legends, Vernestra Rwoh and Ty Yorrick also owned lightsabers with purple blades. During the Old Republic, Jaina, Anakin Solo and Darth Revan were all wearing purple lightsabers too.

Purple symbolizes power, ambition as well as royalty and. Mace Windu is considered to be one of the wisest Jedi at the Council and is a fitting holder of the saber in this shade.

Furthermore purple is a combination of the colors blue and red. This is significant because Darth Revan changed to Jedi to Sith, and back and back to Jedi again. It is the symbol of his shift between sides.


As with white lightsabers, there are silver ones also. Silver sabers are only in Legends. The color symbolizes peace and purity.

Unlike the crystals found on the ice planet Ilum, silver Durindfire crystals are only found located on Tatooine. Corran Horn is the only known Jedi from Legends to have one.

With the wide variety of Jedi and Sith seen in Star Wars Legends and Canon, unique lightsaber colors fit each. Whatever their individuality strengths, weaknesses, and character their colors for lightsabers hold significance. When they are understood they show the persona of each and what they represent.

As the Sith utilize their power to bring about an evil purpose, their saber’s coloring reflect that. The other end of the spectrum it is the Jedi come in a variety of colors that represent peace, harmony and power they have. No matter the color there is a link and significance.