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Beniboybling
12.02.2013 , 01:57 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Selenial View Post
My take on the Lightsaber absorbing Lightning is completely a theory, but it makes sense to me...

I believe that it's Tutaminis, and that Tutaminis is acting like a conduit, You can take it into yourself and re-release it, or take it full stop. If you take it and absorb it, it's still painful. I believe this is what Yoda did during his duel with Dooku, he took the Lightning into his hands, and then made the decision to send it back and Kill Dooku, or withdraw, and absorb it. He absorbed it.

He did the Opposite against Sidious.

I believe where the lightsaber comes in, is that absorbing it with a lightsaber does not inflict pain or damage, just gives power to the blade. It's my opinion that in his duel with Dooku, Kenobi used this technique, because he couldnt handle Dooku's power alone, and Sidious' lightning was too much in his duel with Windu, when his sheer power began to overload the blade.
Mmmm, that makes some sense. But then again does this mean that the blade itself is somehow imbued with Force energy? Perhaps not considering that Force lightning can charge any object.

There is certainly an element of conduits and such in Windu's style - and Vaapad was apparently what he was using when he blocked Sidious lightining, so I suspect this is the case, makes sense.

It also begs the question of whether it demands some level of action or involvement on the Jedi's part - whether the lightning is drawn to their blade like a lightning rod or whether they actually have to direct it.

Probably the later in that case as well, given that Windu was capable of creating a superconducting loop. Wow this is a pretty interesting topic, would be nice if somebody elaborated on this in the EU...