Lightsaber Colors: What Do They Mean?
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Lightsaber Colors: What Do They Mean?

As we all know, blue, red, and green are the most common lightsaber colors in the Star Wars Universe. However, these weapons come in a variety of colors, including my favorite Ashoka variant, white, in Star Wars Rebels and the new series The Mandalorian. 

Using a lightsaber is dependent on the user's role in the cinematic universe (and the side of the force they are on). Jedi and Sith utilize lightsabers to keep the peace and cause chaos respectively. 

This article will explain the origins of lightsaber colors and their meanings. If you want to design your own lightsaber, this will assist you in choosing characters and colors. Continue reading if you want to learn the mysteries of the different saber colors!


The weapon’s strong retractable plasma beam is powered by a Kyber crystal. The lightsabers' color come from Kyber crystals themselves. Rare and powerful, these energy sources can only be found on a few worlds within the galaxy.

The color of Kyber crystals is determined by the Jedi who found them. However, some colors, like the Sith's distinctive red, are produced by other sources. 

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Blue lightsabers are essential. The blue blade was the first lightsaber revealed in ‘A New Hope’. Clearly, it's not their only hue. 

Hence the Jedi Guardians' connection. Anakin Skywalker was an excellent example of this, as he could control both his emotions and the force... Until he found some younglings :)

Blue lightsabers represent justice, bravery, courage, and protection. Without spiritual attunement to the lightsaber's crystal, its blue color means nothing. Characters with this color include Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker, and Rey Palpatine. 

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Besides blue, Jedi usually wield green lightsabers. In spirituality and goodwill, green denotes knowledge and peace. The wisest and oldest Jedi use green (Grandmaster Yoda for example). Also later used by Qui-Gon Jinn, Luke Skywalker, and Ahsoka Tano. 

A green lightsaber denotes a Jedi who thinks before they act, peacekeepers if you will. Green bladed Jedi value force use, meditation, and dialogue over lightsaber combat. 

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Purple is a rare hue used by the Jedi, particularly Mace Windu. This rare lightsaber is unnecessary in the Star Wars world. A purple lightsaber represents a balanced relationship with the Force, although I’m pretty certain that Samuel L. Jackson just wanted a lightsaber with his favorite color involved.

A purple weapon user was usually fearless, leading his peers into battle. Also related to character traits like skepticism, and moral ambiguity. It blends the light and dark sides of the force.  Mace Windu's purple lightsaber was lost when he battled Darth Sidious in Revenge of the Sith. 

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All of the Jedi Sentinel’s wield double bladed yellow lightsabers. The Sentinels are one of the three "schools" of the Jedi Order. The Sentinels tried to combine the council's diplomacy and the guardians' martial arts. They are the Jedi temple's unidentified security team. 

They most often are seen to have two yellow blades on the same hilt and used by the Sentinels alone. These fantastic looking pikes were related to the role, not the person. Other characters like Asajj Ventress and Ahsoka used yellow lightsabers at one point in time. 

In The Rise of Skywalker, a yellow lightsaber made its Star Wars debut. In the film's last scene, Rey is shown holding a yellow saber with a hilt fashioned from her past as a scrapper. 

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Only in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (2019) does an orange lightsaber blade appear. The color was revealed as a pre-order incentive, so it has no story. Most orange lightsabers in the expanded universe are Old Republic weapons. Orange sabers in Star Wars: The Old Republic (2012). During the Mandalorian Wars, the Mandalorian Knights undermine the Republic's combat efforts. Theories surfaced, but none were proven. 

Orange lightsabers were believed to be used only by Jedi who pledged not to use their swords until absolutely necessary, hence their absence from the movie. A red Kyber crystal partially repairing the weapon may also cause them.

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Ahsoka Tano used the white lightsabers to show her Force mastery. During the Imperial occupation of Raada, Ahsoka recovered the Kyber crystal from an Inquisitor she murdered. Originally red, Ahsoka used the Force to cleanse it and turn it white. This portrayed her as independent and neutral

She was a Force user who was committed to the light but not to the Jedi's ethical code and values. Her new shoto blade white crystal lightsabers represent an unaffiliated neutrality. 

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A Sith Lord's Lightsaber is red. Unlike the Jedi, the Sith cannot spiritually link to their Kyber Crystals. The Jedi controlled Ilum (where the crystals were found), so the Sith couldn't get to the Kyber Crystals . They had to change their methods in order to create these weapons. Sophisticated ovens and intensive concentration were used to create synthetic lightsaber crystals. 

Pouring all negative emotions into the crystal causes it to "bleed" and turn scarlet. Their wielders are easily upset and feed on emotion and anger for power. Famous characters who wield red lightsabers include Darth Vader, Darth Maul, Darth Sidious, and Kylo Ren.

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The Mandalorian Tarre Vizsla created the Darksaber. He forged a dark obsidian blade in the shape of a sword rather than a traditional lightsaber shape. In addition, the Darksaber has a higher pitch when ignited. Contact with another blade causes an electric crackle. 

This saber is, in my opinion, the most unique saber in the galaxy. The black lightsaber Jedi temple and passed down through House Vizsla. Mandalorian tradition mandates that you must defeat the previous owner to obtain the weapon. 

People tend to follow this tradition because of the Darksaber's metaphorical value. The Darksaber debuted in The Mandalorian season 1 finale. 

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