Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber and Combat Form

More than a few Star Wars fans will tell you that their favorite character in the third trilogy is Kylo Ren, the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa and one-time Jedi apprentice who became dreaded master of the Knights of Ren and, later, Supreme Leader of the First Order before finally breaking away from […]

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Advanced Lightsaber Combat Tactics and Styles

Lightsaber combat in its present form is the outcome of many generations of discoveries, theories, and technological innovations. One particularly consequential result of all this effort was the invention of the seven classic lightsaber combat forms. But it should be understood that lightsaber combat theory also includes certain widely disseminated ideas and tactics that do […]

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Form-Specific Maneuvers in Lightsaber Combat

Lightsaber forms are often discussed in terms of broad generalities. For instance, Soresu (Form III) is known as the style that emphasizes defense, while Ataru (Form IV) and Juyo (Form VII) are for those who prefer to go on the offensive, and Niman (Form VI) is the “balanced” form for combatants who want to be […]

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Who Are the Knights of Ren?

The Knights of Ren first arrived on the scene as allies of the First Order during the tumultuous events depicted in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Led by Kylo Ren, this small but intimidating gang of armed marauders acted as his personal bodyguards, and also aided him in the search for the “last Jedi,” Rey […]

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Why Is Rey’s Lightsaber Yellow in Rise of Skywalker?

Now that Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker has completed its impressive run at the box office (to the tune of $1.07 billion in ticket sales) and the film has become readily available through various home-viewing formats, the time has come to discuss a certainly spoilery moment revealed at the finale of the […]

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Which Characters Have Wielded The Darksaber

Star Wars enthusiasts usually don’t get far into the world of canonical lore before they want answers to a simple question: What do lightsaber colors mean? Often, the answer is simple; for example, blue is always the color of the Jedi, while red belongs to the Sith. Certain other lightsaber colors, however, are not so […]

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The Lore and History Behind the White Lightsaber

The white lightsaber makes its first appearance in Star Wars canon as the preferred armament of Ahsoka Tano, the one-time Jedi who left the Order under a cloud of controversy. During the Clone Wars, she was falsely accused of participating in the sabotage of the Jedi Temple, but was eventually found to be innocent of […]

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What Is the Meaning of the Black Lightsaber?

The black lightsaber is so rare that, as far as current Star Wars canon is concerned, only one is known to exist anywhere in the galaxy: the legendary Darksaber. It is arguably the most intimidating of all lightsabers, due to its thin, curved black plasma blade, which looks radically different from the brightly colored red […]

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How to Watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars in Chronological Order

Most fans were delighted when Disney, in the aftermath of the Lucasfilm acquisition, declared that the Clone Wars saga as it was revealed in the 2008 animated feature film and its subsequent TV series would retain canonical status in Star Wars lore. Further celebrations erupted when it was announced that the series would be returning […]

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What Is the Meaning of the Yellow Lightsaber?

Yellow lightsabers have always been linked to the Jedi, whether you’re talking about accepted canon or about the non-canon Legends. It is true, however, that a yellow lightsaber has been occasionally seen in the hands of individuals outside the Jedi Order, specifically in the case of Asajj Ventress, the notorious bounty hunter. But it’s worth […]

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