One of the things that we know about the real world is that there are grey areas in between the light and dark areas. Of course, this was never explored in the Star Wars world, as we often see contrasting sides fighting one another in the sense that the Jedi fight the red lightsaber-wielding Sith. But while it may be true that we often see colorful Jedi lightsabers clashing with red Sith lightsabers, we also know that fans believe that the Grey Jedi concept exists, especially because this was an extended universe concept before the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm. So, what lightsaber colors do Grey Jedi use?
Grey Jedi in canon
It has always been said that the extended universe of Star Wars before Disney acquired Lucasfilm was so vast that many concepts were introduced. Of course, while we know that the Jedi and the Sith were in a long battle against one another as this was a clash between light and dark, some wielded the Force but refused to participate in any of the affairs of the Jedi and the Sith. Instead, they believed that both the light and the dark needed to coexist.
These were the Grey Jedi, who dwelled within the grey areas of the Force and were known to use the powers of both the light and the dark sides. They didn’t want to restrict themselves to the teachings of the Jedi or the Sith because they believed these opposing teachings could be harmonized to make a perfect balance in the Force.
But while the Grey Jedi were neat concepts introduced in the EU, we know that this is yet to be introduced in the current canon. That’s because there was never any mention of anything similar to the concept of a Grey Jedi in the Disney era of Star Wars. As such, as far as the canon is concerned, there is no such thing as a Grey Jedi.
Some claimed that Ahsoka Tano was the first Grey Jedi in the current canon. However, while she did indeed used to wear grey robes, she has since rekindled her belief in the teachings of the Jedi. Of course, while she did indeed leave the Jedi Order, Ahsoka was always a true follower of the light side of the Force, even though she was sometimes willing to bend the rules to get the results that she wanted.
So, in that regard, the Grey Jedi concept is yet to exist in canon. There’s a good chance that this can still change in the future, especially because we know that Lucasfilm is looking to go all-in on the vast Star Wars universe. But as of now, we can’t say for sure that any character we’ve seen in canon can be called a Grey Jedi.
Grey Jedi have no specific lightsaber color
In the EU, the Grey Jedi had no specific lightsaber color unique to them. We know that the red lightsaber is almost always unique to the users of the dark side of the Force. But the Grey Jedi use any lightsaber color available to them, as they mostly use the same lightsaber colors that the Jedi were known to use.
That means there is no such thing as a Grey Jedi lightsaber, even in the EU side of the Star Wars lore. Some Grey Jedi used purple, often considered the perfect blend between blue and red, which are the most prominent lightsaber colors of the Jedi and Sith, respectively. Meanwhile, there are some Grey Jedi who use standard lightsaber colors.
Meanwhile, in the current canon, we can’t say for sure that the Grey Jedi have lightsaber colors because we know that this concept is yet to be confirmed to exist. But we do believe that there are some characters who best fit the concept of the Grey Jedi.
Could Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati be Grey Jedi?
In the ‘Ahsoka’ series, we met two mercenary Force wielders: Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati. Baylan used to be a Jedi General during the Clone Wars but ended up surviving Order 66 and losing his faith in what the Jedi Order stood for. He took in Shin as his apprentice sometime between the fall of the Jedi Order and the events of the ‘Ahsoka’ series.
While we know that Shin follows her master’s orders, Baylan’s motives are mysterious. He has done evil things and will continue to do evil things. But he seems to have preserved his honor as a Jedi Knight even though he admitted that he was no longer a Jedi. On top of that, Baylan seemingly has a goal that he believes is for the betterment of the galaxy.
So, while we do know that the concept of the Grey Jedi is yet to be confirmed to exist in canon, the closest character to that concept is Baylan Skoll because he believes in neither the Jedi nor the Sith, as all he wants to do is to end the cycle of destruction that has always been associated with the Jedi Order.
As such, Baylan seems to be someone who dwells in the grey areas and may be leaning toward the dark side. After all, Dave Filoni once said that he gave Baylan and Shin dark orange lightsabers for a good purpose. While the purpose is yet to be revealed, we believe that Baylan and Shin have dark orange lightsabers that are close to the color red to symbolize that they are between the light and the dark sides.
So, if that’s the case, maybe the canon side of Star Wars would introduce the dark orange lightsaber color as the standard color that the Grey Jedi uses. Of course, let’s just wait and see if Baylan and Shin were actually meant to be the Grey Jedi of the Star Wars canon.
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