While we often look at the Jedi lightsabers as restricted to the colors blue, green, and even yellow, there are a lot of other lightsaber colors that tend to be on the rare and unique side of things. In fact, more lightsaber colors were introduced in the ‘Star Wars Jedi’ video game series, which stars Cal Kestis as a canon character. One such lightsaber color is cyan. So, what does the cyan lightsaber mean?
Cyan is a lighter shade of the blue lightsaber color and represents attributes similar to the blue and green lightsabers. It represents youth, energy, and tranquility. Jedi that also uses the cyan lightsaber color also represents rationality, which is another Jedi attribute that’s important.
It might be true that the cyan lightsaber color has only been seen once onscreen, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t canon. Of course, like all of the different lightsaber colors we’ve seen in Star Wars, there must also be an underlying meaning behind the cyan lightsaber color. And that is what we are here to discuss in greater detail.
What does the cyan lightsaber color mean?
It isn’t something novel for Star Wars to have a lot of different lightsaber colors. Of course, the Jedi are known to have different lightsaber colors, even though most of them use blue or green for their lightsabers.
And one of the things that people need to know is that there’s a certain level of randomness that comes with the color of the lightsaber of a Jedi, and it all starts from the time that the Jedi attunes to the Kyber crystal that powers its lightsaber.
The Jedi has to use the Force to attune to the Kyber crystal. Depending on the nature of the Jedi attuning to the crystal, the crystal will change its color and become usable for a lightsaber. And in most cases, the color of the Kyber crystal depends on the type of Jedi that is attuned to it.
That is why there may be a sense of randomness regarding the lightsaber’s color. But while that may be true, there are actually a lot of different lightsaber colors that tend to be on the rarer side of things. And this is where the cyan lightsaber color comes in as one of the most unusual lightsaber colors in the storyline of Star Wars.
Making its official debut in the ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ video game released in 2019, the cyan lightsaber color is actually pretty similar to the blue color but is also close to white in terms of its shade. In the real world, the cyan color is a combination of the colors blue and green, and that would make sense if you look at the fact that the most common lightsaber colors are blue and green.
While we don’t have an official meaning in relation to the cyan lightsaber color because the canon storyline of Star Wars doesn’t give meaning to the color of the lightsaber, we can still equate its meaning as something similar to a combination of the perceived meanings of both the blue and the green lightsaber colors.
When we talk about the blue lightsaber color, it is usually related to Jedi tenets related to peace, justice, courage, and bravery.
On the other hand, the green lightsaber color is believed to stand for wisdom, harmony, peace, and continued growth. So, considering that cyan is a combination of both colors, we can say that it is somewhere in the middle ground of interpreting the meanings of the blue and green lightsaber colors.
As such, cyan may combine the best blue and green lightsabers because it also stands for peace, wisdom, courage, and justice. But at the same time, the cyan lightsaber color can also stand for youth, energy, enthusiasm, and tranquility.
That is why a Jedi with the cyan lightsaber color is expected to embody some of the best aspects of being a Jedi. At the same time, this Jedi should also be one of the most rational in the Jedi Order, and we all know that rationality has always been one of the most important parts of being a Jedi.
Most famous cyan lightsaber users
In truth, there is only one canon character to ever use the cyan lightsaber color. But we’ve seen quite a few Jedi that have used colors similar to it, although it was never confirmed whether or not these colors were cyan.
Cal Kestis is the first and only canon character to officially use the cyan lightsaber color. This lightsaber color was introduced in the ‘Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’ video game released in 2019. Of course, Cal can customize his lightsaber and change the color of its blade, depending on the lightsaber crystal that he uses in the game. And there are a lot of different options to choose from.
In the game, Cal was a survivor of Order 66 and stopped using the Force after living through that event. He hid for five years until he had to use the Force. This forced him back into action as the Inquisitors were hunting him down. And Cal also had to return to the life of a Jedi when he learned that something was going on that needed the help of a Jedi.
Tera Sinube was introduced in the events of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ as an elderly Jedi Master that was quite inactive but was still working for the Jedi Order despite his advanced age. He worked alongside Ahsoka Tano in one mission, teaching Ahsoka the value of patience and discipline as a Jedi.
While he was already old, Master Sinube still wielded a lightsaber hidden in his walking stick. This lightsaber was a lighter shade of blue but was never confirmed to be cyan. Of course, it is possible that he was only given a lighter shade of blue for his lightsaber to symbolize just how old he had become.
High Republic Jedi
The truth is that the different lightsaber colors that are quite unique in the current Star Wars timeline weren’t so rare during the era of the High Republic, which was the peak of the Jedi Order’s powers. That means that there were a lot more Jedi during that time, and all of the Jedi during that era had their own unique abilities and lightsabers.
In the concept art seen above, the one in the middle is clearly wielding a blue lightsaber on the shade’s lighter side. While we can’t say for sure that this is a cyan lightsaber, she may be actually wielding a cyan lightsaber because anything seems to be possible during that era, as we can see that Jedi are wielding different lightsaber colors in that concept art.
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