Different Lightsabers

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  1. Sauron's Mommy

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    There are only three types of light sabers out there: single blade, double blade, and J-type blade, but woulnd it be cool if the jedi carried lightsaber lances? Maybe lightsaber nunchaku or lightsaber sais? What other possibilities?
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    i like the lance idea. That would be sweet. Plus, speaking of j-type, GL said that there will be a new sith in the next one, and if it is the one i am thinking of, she has 2 j-type sabers.
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    A good set of light daggers would be cool, small enough to conceal and sneak up on your enemies then stick it in their back and ignite. Jedi assasins would be sweet!!!
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    Although a lance-type weapon sounds neato, I'd rather not really see it. I like to think they call them lightsabers because they're all saber-like.
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    Except that assassination would be totally against the jedi creed.
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    Actually i was just thinking about that same thing. "We're keepers of the peace, not soldiers."-Mace Windu
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    What is a J-type blade? Is the blade shaped like a candy cane?
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    I thought the reference to the J-type blade was just to Count Dooku's awesome bent-handle lightsaber. I'd hate to see more of them, because they're his personal, unique design, last I heard.
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    What about staying with the general "sabre" theme but apply typical sword styles and designs. For example, There could be a Jedi broadsword beam that is extra wide and more cumbersome with the advantage of being much more powerful. Or a very thin beam like a fencing sword for quick movements.

    I think that would look good onscreen, having many different types of beam widths and shapes on a battle field.
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    Is the blade of a lightsaber actually supposed to weigh anything?
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    I wouldn't think so. It's supposed to be just light, isn't it?
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    The blade itself probably doesn't weigh anything, and as for longer lightsaber's... some of the books mention "dual crystal" blades where when the handle is rotated another crystal activates and can lengthen/change the characteristics of the blade.
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    A doubleedged lightsaber is not the proper term. On a lightsaber it doesn't matter what part of the blade touches you the edge is always there. What you are refering to as doubledged, should be called double ended, like darth maul's saber.

    And as for a saber with a more "hefty blade" or thinner, is strange because the sabers don't weigh anything, therefore its just like the hilt of a sword, so a thick beam or thinner would do nother differnt, although with a thicker beamn it would be easier to stop blasts from a blaster, likewise it would be harder with a thinner beam.
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    A lightsaber with 2 crystals would actually be 3 crystals, if you please: One for the color and 2 more that do whatever they do. I believe it was the Jedi Academy series where Kyp made a lightsaber with 3 crystals. He nearly killed Luke in a fight cuz he made his blade longer, and luke wasn't expecting it.
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    I'm glad, and hope they continue to stick with just the handheld weapons. No lances, no saber daggers etc. The Star Wars movies and their saber fights are what got me interested in swords and swordplay as a little kid, and I like the way the Jedi keep it "pure" by sticking with their traditional saber types.

    And about saber-lances - why would you want to throw a perfectly functional lightsaber at your opponent? Even if you could Force-grab it back later on, no warrior wants to be separated from their weapons! And if you're fighting another Force-adept, they're just as likely to fling your loose saber out of your reach!

    Darth Vader throwing his saber to cut down the rigging Luke was hiding on in ROTJ was almost contemptuous, plus he knew his enemy didn't really want to fight him. But giving an opponent who really wants to kill you another weapon doesn't seem like a good idea!
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    They don't have more than three types of lightsabers because the others really don't make sense.Like a lance just extend the blade to like six feet then you have a lance,besides if things get to complicated it gets kinda dorky.
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    since there are only three types of lightsabers, there must be a reason for it. if it had ben worth it, im sure Lucas would have let a lance exist, but i think it is enough with three types.


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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    there will be no next star wars movie, so no Sith with 2 J-type lightsabers
    But George Lucas was considering women as Sith. And so came the idea of Assajj Ventress. A dark Jedi under the command of Count Dooku. She has two J-type lightsabers which can connect so it becomes a double bladed kinda S-form lightsaber
     
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    she is really scary looking
     
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    Re: diffrent lightsabers

    How in god's name would you handle that kind of nunchaku??????? Your fingers would be allover the place ;)