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Lord Malakite
11-07-2001, 05:46 PM
I have noticed that some people have been confused by this on other boards and websites.
I believe there is simple explanation to this. As the movie begins Anakin will have a green saber because it is Qui Gon's old saber, probably given to him by Obi-Wan like Anakin's old saber was given to Luke. Then somewhere during Episode II Anakin will build his own blue saber and complete his training, like Luke did between ESB and ROTJ. As for Obi's blue saber, he either built a new one or he retreived his old one from the bottom of the shaft after Episode I.

ki-adi mundi's bro
11-07-2001, 06:46 PM
okay...if anikan got his from obi-wan, then that isn't right because ani makes his own in the book when he is 12.

Magnolia-Fan
11-07-2001, 07:39 PM
If the book you are referring to is one of the Expanded Universe novels, it dosen't relly apply to the movies.

Just like in the next movie, Boba Fett is not going to be Jaster Mareel, even though that was his "real" name in one of the EU books.

Though the books may be fun to read, George does whatever the heck he wants to with his movies.

And I say thank god for that, because there have been some VERY cheesy EU books (and a few gems).

Eternal Padawan
11-07-2001, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by Magnolia-Fan
If the book you are referring to is one of the Expanded Universe novels, it dosen't relly apply to the movies.

Just like in the next movie, Boba Fett is not going to be Jaster Mareel, even though that was his "real" name in one of the EU books.


Who says that after Fett's dad gets decapitated, he doesn't wander around the galaxy for a bit under the name Jaster Mereel?

And who says it's Qui Gon's lightsabre? Just because obi Wan used it ONCE under dire circumstances doesn't mean he wouldn't put it in a box somewhere and build himself a new one. Same goes for Anakin. I think it's two new sabres.

Co Jo-Da
11-07-2001, 10:42 PM
One other theory I've heard is that after Obi-Wan gets knockout, Anakin picks up Obi-Wan's saber and fights Count Dooku with BOTH (GREEN & BLUE SABERS). During the course of the combat Anakin looses his saber but still has Obi-Wan's, still it doesn't matter because Count Dooku will trap Anakin under a crane of some kind before Yoda shows up and lays the smack down...:sur:

GNT
11-08-2001, 01:15 AM
I believe Anakin uses his green lightsaber (Its a new lightsaber if you've seen the realscan pictures of it,which I have and still have) he uses this,when Obi-Wan is knocked out of the battle between Dooku, after awhile Anakin loses his(green) and force grabs Obi-Wans lightsaber(blue) and uses that untill Dooku escapes...

jw_bryant
11-08-2001, 09:03 PM
heres my take on the light saber colors. Red sabres go to Sith Lords and Apprentices. Blue sabres go to Padawans. Green sabres go to Jedi masters. Obi-Wan became a jedi master when Qui-Gon died. thats why he has a green sabre in the trailer. in A New Hope, the lightsabre Luke gets is blue. Later in the trilogy, he ends up with a green one.

bigbarada
11-08-2001, 09:28 PM
Originally posted by jw_bryant
heres my take on the light saber colors. Red sabres go to Sith Lords and Apprentices. Blue sabres go to Padawans. Green sabres go to Jedi masters. Obi-Wan became a jedi master when Qui-Gon died. thats why he has a green sabre in the trailer. in A New Hope, the lightsabre Luke gets is blue. Later in the trilogy, he ends up with a green one.

Then how do you explain Ben's blue saber in ANH? Plus Ki-Adi-Conehead has a blue saber.

Magnolia-Fan
11-08-2001, 09:29 PM
Then why would Obi have a blue saber in ANH?

Magnolia-Fan
11-08-2001, 09:30 PM
Yeah, what HE said!

GNT
11-09-2001, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by jw_bryant
heres my take on the light saber colors. Red sabres go to Sith Lords and Apprentices. Blue sabres go to Padawans. Green sabres go to Jedi masters. Obi-Wan became a jedi master when Qui-Gon died. thats why he has a green sabre in the trailer. in A New Hope, the lightsabre Luke gets is blue. Later in the trilogy, he ends up with a green one.

Whjat about Adi Gallia?

JediTricks
11-09-2001, 12:37 AM
I used to think blade color was determined by the user's affilliation, when a Jedi makes the crystal for their saber using the Force, their attunement to the Force is what makes the crystal's color - blue for Jedi who were true to the Light Side, red for Sith who were one with the Dark side, and green for those who were stuck in the middle between good and evil like Luke in ROTJ - but it didn't explain Anakin's saber for Luke in ANH, so now I think it's just totally random.

Co Jo-Da
11-09-2001, 02:13 AM
I always thought this; Sith's have RED sabers because red is considered evil, Jedi Master's have BLUE sabers because blue is the color of peace and Padawan's have GREEN for growth/learning the ways of the force, but that's just me.

White-Bread
11-09-2001, 08:30 AM
I think most of you make valid points. But there are holes in the logic as mentioned before. Adi Gallia I believe bears a purple saber. Is it because she is female? I can't remember if anyone else has a purple saber but I will check it out in the visual dictionary tongiht after work.

Eternal Padawan
11-09-2001, 09:03 AM
I think the blades are blue and green because those make the most interesting visuals on the screen. George never had any intention of making blades other colors until Sammy jackson asked if he could have a purple blade.

jw_bryant
11-09-2001, 10:12 AM
if you've played jedi power battles or have seen the figures the members of the jedi council have different colors. (pol koon has yellow, adi galla has a purple...) that could show that they are on the council. i dont know. good point though.

Co Jo-Da
11-09-2001, 02:41 PM
I agree... I'd love to see a wide color of sabers for the Jedi's.

derek
11-09-2001, 07:26 PM
neither anakin or obi wan will be using qui-gon's saber in episode 2. obi wan has one exactly like the one he used and lost in the phantom menace. and anakin will have a graflex style saber like vaders but with all chrome parts, no black emitter, with a green blade.

and as we know form the spy reports and now confirmed by the trailer, anakin and obi wan are taken prisoner on genosis and have their sabers confiscated. when the jedi rescue them, it's rumored anakin picks up the saber of a fallen jedi(blue blade) to fight dooku.

Tycho
11-11-2001, 09:32 AM
Blade colors don't mean anything! It's the crystals they are using, that's all.

Sith don't use natural crystals, they are synthetically forged to perfection in a time-honored way (according to source books, Darth Maul's journal, etc.) That's why they are always red.

Jedi CAN have red lightsabers, but they are dependent on the crystals they are using making red light, such as a ruby.

Generally, for films, visually speaking, red looks like blood and an evil, dangerous color, so the bad guys get it.

I think it is cool to have Jedi seen with red sabers, as it makes them look bad-azz and powerful. Jaina Solo has a red lightsaber, and one of those Leia has gone through was red also.

Some pictures and different artists vary the colors of all these sabers, Jaina's being purple or whatever. Luke's looks white during the Blast Shield training scene on the Millennium Falcon. It could just be the way Han dims the lights...

ki-adi mundi's bro
11-11-2001, 09:45 AM
all jedi masters build there own unique lightsaber...says so in plo-koon's jedi force file....they choose the color, style,etc of their sabers...i think the padawan's might do this too(?) or they get their masters old saber.

SaeseeTiin
11-11-2001, 11:54 AM
Adi Gallia has a red/dark red lightsaber, as does Even Piell.
Saesee Tiin had a purple one in the EU, and Mace will in this film.
Plo Koon has a orange/yellow one which is shown by the figure of him.
Oppo Rancisis had a green one from EU, as does Eeth Koth from the figure of him and EU.
The list can go on for ages, I don't really believe there is a pattern in lightsaber colours.

Mike Troxell
11-11-2001, 04:14 PM
The only saber colors we know for fact are Anakin's green, Anakin's blue (later), Obi-Wan's blue, and Mace Windu's purple. All this speculation based on Adi Gallia, Even Piell, etc., etc., ad nauseum is not correct because they are from non-official sources.

Blue was originally the only color for the good guys, and red was the only color for bad guys. In Episode VI Luke had to use his saber in front of a blue sky (Sail Barge battle) and all effects with a blue saber wouldn't work--a shot with Luke using a blue saber appeared in one of the early Episode VI trailers. They made a green one so that it could be easily seen in the desert battle. There was no motivation character-wise in developing a green lightsaber.

The "rule" that Padawans have blue, Masters green is wrong because Anakin is a padawan in Episode II and he has a green saber in the beginning. Also, Obi-Wan Kenobi has a blue saber in Episode IV.

The possibility that there is a "rule" of Padawans green Masters blue is wrong because Qui-Gon Jinn had a green saber in Episode I, Obi-Wan Kenobi had a blue saber in Episode I, and Luke Skywalker had a blue saber in Episode IV and V.

Chances are, Georgey-Porgey probably picks sabers based on who has to use their saber in which color sky/background.

All-in-all, storywise this one will probably be left open like "what race is Yoda".