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    About Dooku

    why is his lightsaber hilt bent? And why is this the first time we've seen one?

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    IMO, I think it's bent for two reasons. It's cool and it looks like if you were good enough you could twirl the blade easier and strike with more creative attacks. I don't know, I'm not a swordsman.

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    Lightsabres, like most things, tend to sag once they get old.
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    It was designed to vaguely resemble a fencing sword.


    And Dooku isn't the only Jedi to have a curved-style handle. There are several Jedi in the arena who have them as well.
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    Pretty much the same reason Maul had a double bladed lightsaber. It looks cool and George needed to put in something new and different.
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    It's curved because...

    He's arthritic and has a hard time gripping the uncurved handles. Either that or wanted it to match his...

    By the way... the blade looks like a standard blade. I remember, early on, LFL saying that this was called a "Flame Saber" and that the blade would look more like it was on fire. I'm glad they didn't do that.
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    I do believe Christopher Lee is a pro fencer or something like that, anyways George had Dooku's saber to be curved like a foil in fencing so during the duels Lee could REALLY fight.
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    it looks pretty cool bent like that, i agree, george wanted to mix things up
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    I see, meaning the new Hasbro lightsabers will be "fencer friendly". Not to mention "old people with arthritus friendly". Now ol' George can sell more product. A genius he is!!!

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    Re: It's curved because...

    Originally posted by JEDIpartnr
    By the way... the blade looks like a standard blade. I remember, early on, LFL saying that this was called a "Flame Saber" and that the blade would look more like it was on fire. I'm glad they didn't do that.
    When the spoiler was leaked that Dooku had a curved saber, some people took that to mean the blade was curved. I remember some fan art trying to interpret this notion, and I didn't care for it either. I'm guessing that's what they meant by the flame saber too? Maybe these are two slightly different ideas . . .

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