I had just been reading a lively discussion of on lightsaber colour on another page and was hoping I could contribute this that I picked up off Wookipedia,
"I don't need to remind you that a crimson blade doesn't guarantee that the wielder is a Sith, any more than every person strong in the Force is a Jedi. Asajj Ventress was a mere apprentice to Dooku, not a true Sith. A crimson blade can owe to nothing more than a synthetic power crystal. Then crimson is simply a color, like Master Windu's amethyst blade." ¯Roan Shryne[src]
Post by Ani-Chay Pinn on May 7, 2009 17:54:07 GMT -5
I don't think that anything in the Force itself defines a lightsaber's color. That's just a technical matter. But I do think that traditionally red lightsabers are reserved for Sith. If your blade is red, people are just going to assume that you're evil.
I read somewhere, where the blade colors we're explained. I can't find it now, also not sure it was 100% fact or just somebodies thoughts on how they should be. personally on my first one, I chose blue because it matched my eyes.
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Post by Starkindler (The Naked Jedi) on May 8, 2009 16:48:08 GMT -5
Red = Synthetic = Sith. The Sith did not have access to the crystal source the Jedi did and had to make synthetic crystals. Also I seem to recall synthetic crystals appealing to the power issue the Sith have since they are supposed to be slightly better than natural ones.....could be EU though...it's fuzzy.
Though if I recall correctly, Luke made a synthetic crystal for his ROTJ saber and that blade was green.....
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Post by The Lost Skywalker on May 16, 2009 19:57:19 GMT -5
It's a matter of the processing with the synth crystals. Red Crystals tend to put out more power, and create that ragged "Sith" hum, but don't last too long. Other colors, due to component materials in the fusion process, do have a bit better lifespan.
But yeah, Straight red is a "Bad guys" things really. In EU, you get variations like Crimson or maroon, but that straight bright red we see in the films is Dark Jedi and Sith only, they use that color as a symbol of their power.
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Post by Jedimom/Cor-Al Gelkar on May 20, 2009 18:21:09 GMT -5
According to WookieePedia...
"In Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles and Star Wars Republic: Emissaries to Malastare, Adi Gallia has a crimson lightsaber, as does her Episode I action figure. It could therefore be assumed that around the time of The Phantom Menace, Adi was using a crimson lightsaber. Other sources that take place in different time periods suggest that at other times, Adi used orange and blue lightsabers. "
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Post by Valis Korriban on Mar 15, 2010 12:03:19 GMT -5
Ole Uncle George, is notorius for changing his mind. Adding what he wants when he needs to. Before, I don't think it mattered, red was just an easy way of contrasting with green or blue. As Cor-Al Gelkar just said, I remembered Jedi Power Battles, played it with Adi's Crimson lightsaber. It was only said in those nifty special features on Episode 2's DVD's when Sam Jackson asked about lightsaber colors. Old, Mace had a blue saber before unti...
Sam- What about light sabers?
George- Good guys are blue and green, bad guys are red.
Actually, in response to Sam's question about purple, George's initial response was either "no" or "we'll" see. I remember in the "Making of" it wasn't a straight "yes". It seemed he had to be convinced.
Post by Lan Longsword on Aug 4, 2010 3:40:06 GMT -5
well my take on the crimson thing is; if you are going to a con alot of fans aren't as well versed with the star wars universe as we are, even though we all know that technically yes you could use any color you wanted and not be labeled a sith by us, by the 'normal' fan standard red is bad blue, green or otherwise is 'good'
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