One of the things that we know about the world of Star Wars is that the lightsaber is the weapon of choice of a Jedi. Every Jedi has its own lightsaber, and the color of the lightsaber can vary from one Jedi to another. But the most prominent lightsaber color has always been blue, which has become synonymous with the Jedi Order itself. So, what does the blue lightsaber mean?
A Jedi with a blue lightsaber usually represents the greatest aspects of what the Jedi Order stood for courage, righteousness, bravery, and justice. This explains why most of the members of the Jedi Order carry blue lightsabers, as they mostly represent the most important aspects of what it is to be a Jedi.
Of course, the thing that needs to be considered here is that there is still a level of randomness involved when it comes to the lightsaber color of a Jedi, as there is no guarantee that the crystal will always turn out blue or any other color. So, if a Jedi gets the color blue, that would mean that they are as true a Jedi as any other Jedi can be. That said, let’s talk more about the most common lightsaber color.
What does the blue lightsaber mean?
When the lightsaber was first introduced as the weapon of a Jedi Knight during the events of ‘Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,’ it had the color blue, which was the color of the lightsaber that Obi-Wan Kenobi wielded. This was also the same lightsaber color that Luke first wielded when using his father’s lightsaber. And the thing that needs to be considered is that this color has always been the most common lightsaber color.
Lightsabers can actually be quite random when it comes to the color that they produce. While there are some instances wherein a Kyber crystal is affected by the person’s personality, thoughts, and beliefs, most lightsaber colors are random.
There were also cases wherein the owner could tinker with a lightsaber color, as is the case for Cal Kestis and when Anakin Skywalker changed Ahsoka’s lightsabers from green to blue.
In that regard, the color of a lightsaber usually doesn’t mean a thing, although we can still see that there is something special about the blue lightsaber color, which can only be achieved when the Jedi that attunes with the Kyber crystal can fully synchronize with it. But what exactly does the blue lightsaber color mean?
The blue lightsaber usually appears when the Jedi that is attuned to the Kyber crystal has some of the greatest attributes that the Jedi Order values. Jedi with blue lightsaber are usually courageous, brave, and honorable. These are true Jedi Knights that value the search for justice, equality, and peace above everything else. As such, it is no surprise that most members of the Jedi Order have a blue lightsaber.
When a person is trained to be a Jedi, they usually learn the things that the Jedi value the most. Most of them carry these tenets to heart until they have to search for their own Kyber crystal and attune with it.
And that is why most of the Jedi that attune with their Kyber crystal obtain a blue color, as they almost always attune with the crystal when the tenets of the Jedi Order are still fresh within their hearts.
That is why the blue lightsaber is also often seen as the complete opposite of the Sith’s red lightsaber color. While the Sith pursue power, passion, and control over everything, the Jedi want to pursue harmony, peace, and stability. As such, those who wield blue lightsabers are the polar opposites of the Sith, as they have traits and beliefs that are entirely different from one another.
Another thing that is usually common among Jedi that use blue lightsabers is their ability to connect with their feelings without necessarily giving in to them. We know that the Jedi are known to trust in their feelings but aren’t exactly known for giving in to their emotions. And that is why most of the Jedi that wield a blue lightsaber are the ones that have more self-control over other Jedi.
Most famous blue lightsaber users
To clarify, we aren’t including the characters that only inherited lightsabers from their previous owners. Instead, we are including those who always had blue lightsabers, as they were attuned to their own crystals and created their own lightsabers.
Quite possibly the greatest blue lightsaber user of all time is Anakin Skywalker, who was one of the best Jedi Knights during the time of the Clone Wars. Known as the Chosen One, Anakin was one of the strongest Force users of all time in terms of pure potential. And he was an even stronger lightsaber duelist that used the iconic blue lightsaber known as the Skywalker Lightsaber.
Anakin’s defeat on Mustafar allowed the blue lightsaber to pass on to Obi-Wan Kenobi, who kept the saber safe until it was time to pass it on to Luke Skywalker, who lost it on Bespin after losing to Darth Vader.
Eventually, the saber found its way to Maz Kanata, who gave it to Rey during the events of ‘Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.’ Rey gave the Skywalker Lightsaber to Ben Solo and eventually buried it under the sands of Tatooine.
The Jedi that embodies the true meaning of the blue lightsaber is none other than Obi-Wan Kenobi. Out of all of the members of the Jedi Order, he was the one who stood for justice and peace the most, as he was as incorruptible as any other Jedi. He was brave, wise, courageous, and disciplined.
Obi-Wan’s lightsaber combat style also mirrored the meaning of the blue lightsaber. Instead of using an aggressive combat style, Obi-Wan mastered Form III: Soresu, the most defensive lightsaber form. As such, he was always on the defensive and would only wait for openings before striking. And this is why his own style was a perfect symbol for the blue lightsaber.
Ben Solo was the child of Leia Organa and Han Solo. He was one of the first students trained under Luke Skywalker in his new Jedi Order. During the start of his training, he was a courageous and true Jedi that held the tenets of the Jedi Order to heart. And that was why he had a blue lightsaber.
However, Ben eventually became confused after learning more about his past and his family’s history. He was finally pulled over to the dark side by Snoke. In that regard, he betrayed Luke and the Jedi Order and eventually became the dark disciple named Kylo Ren.
Kanan Jarrus was a Jedi Knight that survived Order 66 and formed one of the first rebel cells that eventually formed the entire Rebel Alliance. He was a Jedi Padawan that trained Ezra Bridger during the events of ‘Rebels,’ which took place before the events of ‘A New Hope.’ And Ezra was a kind, brave, and true Jedi that held the teachings of his master close to his heart.
He always wielded a blue lightsaber that he tried hiding from the Empire during the Imperial era. But Kanan needed to eventually use his lightsaber and reveal himself to be a Jedi Knight. And at the end of his life, he committed the ultimate act of Jedi selflessness when he sacrificed himself to save his friends from certain death.
Cal Kestis is the main character of the ‘Star Wars Jedi’ video games. He was a survivor of Order 66 and was one of the active Jedi rebels during the Empire’s reign. And it was during the time that he was active that he ultimately became a stronger Jedi that believed in what the Jedi Order stood for.
Of course, Cal can change the color of his lightsaber according to the player’s preferences. But his default lightsaber color was always blue. And that is why, canonically speaking, he wields a blue lightsaber.
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