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Quick question about double-bladed sabers for Star Wars lore enthusiasts

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Quick question about double-bladed sabers for Star Wars lore enthusiasts

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maplEight
12.20.2011 , 10:00 AM | #1
Is there any mention of double bladed lightsabers in star wars canon prior to darth maul using one in episode 1?

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Ramell
12.20.2011 , 10:43 AM | #2
There was a double-bladed Lightsaber in one of the Tales of the Jedi comics, which was released in 1995, so it's before Maul's, both in the real world and in-universe canonically (as it takes place in 3995 BBY).

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Amaste
12.20.2011 , 12:07 PM | #3
Hmmm, Imma check the date on it but I have an old Star Wars book that makes mention to Exar K'un's unique double bladed saber prior to episode one. I'll check it when I get home from work.
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HARBINGERXIII
12.20.2011 , 12:45 PM | #4
According to the lore Exar Kun created the double-bladed lightsaber. He was the first to use it.
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Amaste
12.20.2011 , 06:05 PM | #5
Star Wars, the Essential guide to weapons and technology, first edition 1997, mentions Kuns double bladed lightsaber specifically. Taken from the text.

"Some unique objects are invariably associated with their remarkable owners. The unusual double-bladed lightsaber of the fallen Jedi Exar Kun is one such artifact. This weapon was as distinctive and dangerous as its builder, the Dark Lord of the Sith, who initiated the great Sith War and nearly toppled the Old Republic."

"As the battles against the Jedi escalated, Kun altered his normal lightsaber into a more deadly and dangerous weapon. Kun added a second emitter matrix onto the opposite end of the grip, allowing him to release two blue-white blades simultaneously."

Anyway, yeah, it was mentioned before Maul. =o /shrug
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Captain_Mark
01.04.2012 , 07:22 AM | #6
You all missed the obvious one, Bastilla in KOTOR. We know for a fact the first game at least is canon now and Bastilla comes equipped with one when you rescue her on Taris.

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Jadedfate
01.04.2012 , 07:30 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Captain_Mark View Post
You all missed the obvious one, Bastilla in KOTOR. We know for a fact the first game at least is canon now and Bastilla comes equipped with one when you rescue her on Taris.
He said before they had Darth Maul have one. Bastilla and KOTOR were released after Episode I. Exar Kun was the first as far as I recall.

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Foxfirega
01.04.2012 , 08:32 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Jadedfate View Post
He said before they had Darth Maul have one. Bastilla and KOTOR were released after Episode I. Exar Kun was the first as far as I recall.
And it's suggested he learned of the schematics from a Stih holocron iirc.
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VraelOplo
01.04.2012 , 08:57 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Ramell View Post
There was a double-bladed Lightsaber in one of the Tales of the Jedi comics, which was released in 1995, so it's before Maul's, both in the real world and in-universe canonically (as it takes place in 3995 BBY).
That is Exar Kun's, I belive.

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