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Black Lightsaber


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Durstilla
01.15.2012 , 10:00 PM | #1
I made this thread to argue whether the "black" lightsaber is canon or not.

I personally think it shouldn't be canon for two reasons; this saber only appears in the force unleashed and it goes against the established lore of how lightsabers work.

In TFU we had the black crystal but it never showed up in cut scenes so I believe that it was never intended to be real.

Second, black is the absence of light so a lightsaber cannot have an absence of light.

I look forward to your rebuttals and support against/for me.

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Darth_Synh
01.15.2012 , 10:15 PM | #2
I can't say it's canon or not. To say that it's impossible for a lightsaber to be black is a bit to far. The blade of a lightsaber isn't really a construct of light, but contained plasma. I think that a person could create a synthetic crystal, as many Sith do for their lightsabers, that would form a black blade, but that's really on the ropes there.

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Durzaka
01.15.2012 , 10:15 PM | #3
There is ONE black lightsaber that appears in lore, and it supposed to be one of a kind.

I believe it was wielded by some mandalorian (non force sensative)
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mangothehut
01.15.2012 , 10:16 PM | #4
lightsabers arent made of light, its plasma suspended in a force containment field.

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Durstilla
01.15.2012 , 10:20 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Durzaka View Post
There is ONE black lightsaber that appears in lore, and it supposed to be one of a kind.

I believe it was wielded by some mandalorian (non force sensative)
If you're talking about the thing from the TCW then no, that isn't a lightsaber, when it hits stuff it makes a metal noise vrs. a "whoosh". If you're talking about something else then maybe.

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Vamporius
01.15.2012 , 10:23 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Durstilla View Post
If you're talking about the thing from the TCW then no, that isn't a lightsaber, when it hits stuff it makes a metal noise vrs. a "whoosh". If you're talking about something else then maybe.
I'm pritty sure the death watch leader states that its a Ls (a very very old one) taken from the jedi. I could be wrong though that episode killed TCW for me.

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Foxfirega
01.15.2012 , 10:26 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Vamporius View Post
I'm pritty sure the death watch leader states that its a Ls (a very very old one) taken from the jedi. I could be wrong though that episode killed TCW for me.
IIRC, it was an exec-order from Lucas himself to change it to a lightsaber when before it was a standard vibroblade (likely with cortosis weaving or the like, or some other explanation) on the grounds that fans would be confused if a 'normal' weapon was shown blocking a lightsaber (that is supposed to cut through anything but other lightsabers or blaster shots).

I could be wrong, though.
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Vamporius
01.15.2012 , 10:30 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Foxfirega View Post
IIRC, it was an exec-order from Lucas himself to change it to a lightsaber when before it was a standard vibroblade (likely with cortosis weaving or the like, or some other explanation) on the grounds that fans would be confused if a 'normal' weapon was shown blocking a lightsaber (that is supposed to cut through anything but other lightsabers or blaster shots).

I could be wrong, though.
Wouldn't surprise me at all that man sure loves changing things.... yet jar jar still lives

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Durstilla
01.15.2012 , 10:34 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Foxfirega View Post
IIRC, it was an exec-order from Lucas himself to change it to a lightsaber when before it was a standard vibroblade (likely with cortosis weaving or the like, or some other explanation) on the grounds that fans would be confused if a 'normal' weapon was shown blocking a lightsaber (that is supposed to cut through anything but other lightsabers or blaster shots).

I could be wrong, though.
Really? George does realize that the majority of people who actively follow TCW are adults right? I mean out of all of the little kiddies I know NONE of them watch TCW, unless I make them.

that sounded more pervy than intended

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Raiden-loire
01.15.2012 , 10:34 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Vamporius View Post
Wouldn't surprise me at all that man sure loves changing things.... yet jar jar still lives
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