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Why didn't Exar Kun change his lightsaber crystal?

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Why didn't Exar Kun change his lightsaber crystal?

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Wolfninjajedi
09.30.2012 , 08:54 AM | #21
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Unwritten rule set down by george lucas.And that triums what ever have been made in the EU that does not follow
canon.There is a reason when some of the most canon novels like inferno were Jacon son of Han and Leia is making a new saber, a red saber.A proper Sith weapon as he says.Nothing in swtor is canon apart from the novels sorounding the game and the mayor NPCs.
Look at her before the TCW and you'll see she is weilding a red saber, if it was a rule then the writer's would need to conforme to that rule and made her saber other then red. But they didn't need to change it, so its not a rule.
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ToEasy
09.30.2012 , 09:06 AM | #22
It maybe tradition for sith to use red crystals but they don't have to.
"Jedi do not fight for peace. That's only a slogan, and is as misleading as slogans always are. Jedi fight for civilization, because only civilization creates peace. We fight for justice because justice is the fundamental bedrock of civilization: an unjust civilization is built upon sand. It does not long survive a storm." - Mace Windu

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Captain_Zone
09.30.2012 , 09:33 AM | #23
This again? Seriously? Before Mace Windu had a purple lightsaber, the Sith used purple in KotOR and KotOR II. At the time that Exar Kun became Dark Lord of the Sith, with the blessing of Marka Ragnos, there was NOTHING in Lore or Canon that said a Sith Lightsaber HAD to be red. Get it?

Now, throw George's anal-retentiveness out the window for a sec. Forget George Lucas and his constant meddling in the ExU. Without that, there is nothing that prevents Jedi or Sith from using whatever color crystal they want.

Seriously, George needs to eat more fiber.
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Slowpokeking
09.30.2012 , 09:39 AM | #24
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This again? Seriously? Before Mace Windu had a purple lightsaber, the Sith used purple in KotOR and KotOR II. At the time that Exar Kun became Dark Lord of the Sith, with the blessing of Marka Ragnos, there was NOTHING in Lore or Canon that said a Sith Lightsaber HAD to be red. Get it?

Now, throw George's anal-retentiveness out the window for a sec. Forget George Lucas and his constant meddling in the ExU. Without that, there is nothing that prevents Jedi or Sith from using whatever color crystal they want.

Seriously, George needs to eat more fiber.
Red fit the Sith much better.

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Fyurii
09.30.2012 , 10:47 AM | #25
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This again? Seriously? Before Mace Windu had a purple lightsaber, the Sith used purple in KotOR and KotOR II.
No they didn't.
Windu's purple blade came first. AoTC was released the year before KoTOR.
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grandmthethird
09.30.2012 , 11:00 AM | #26
mace using a purple lightsaber is a good example of "lore having nothing to do with it" the only reason mace has a purple lightsaber is because samuel l jackson asked for one.

as many have said kun's choice of lightsaber was made before red was iconic for sith. just every shh about it, if george realizes kun doesn't have a red saber he will retcon him
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Slowpokeking
09.30.2012 , 11:31 AM | #27
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mace using a purple lightsaber is a good example of "lore having nothing to do with it" the only reason mace has a purple lightsaber is because samuel l jackson asked for one.

as many have said kun's choice of lightsaber was made before red was iconic for sith. just every shh about it, if george realizes kun doesn't have a red saber he will retcon him
Most of the Jedi turned Sith changed their lightsaber to red, like Dooku, Anakin, Jacen, Revan, Malak, Traya and Krayt.

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grandmthethird
09.30.2012 , 11:35 AM | #28
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Most of the Jedi turned Sith changed their lightsaber to red, like Dooku, Anakin, Jacen, Revan, Malak, Traya and Krayt.
kuns character was made up before PT, all the above came after or during, i think that is the real point
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Slowpokeking
09.30.2012 , 11:40 AM | #29
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kuns character was made up before PT, all the above came after or during, i think that is the real point
In OT Vader also changed his lightsaber to red.

I will like a retcon since red fit the Sith better, especially someone so aggressive like Kun.

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ToEasy
09.30.2012 , 11:52 AM | #30
I don't think it is something that needs to be retconned. It really isn't a big deal, because there is nothing that says that sith can't have lightsabers that aren't red.
"Jedi do not fight for peace. That's only a slogan, and is as misleading as slogans always are. Jedi fight for civilization, because only civilization creates peace. We fight for justice because justice is the fundamental bedrock of civilization: an unjust civilization is built upon sand. It does not long survive a storm." - Mace Windu