Both Jedi and Sith use the lightsaber as their primary weapon. The lightsaber was once characterized by Obi-Wan Kenobi as “the graceful weapon of a more civilized age.” This style of weapon has seen many fights over the years. Here’s a rundown of the Star Wars Franchise’s Most Iconic Lightsabers:
1. Darth Maul’s Double-Bladed Lightsaber:
The idea of double-bladed lightsabers isn’t that far-fetched anymore. However, it was a marvel to behold when The Phantom Menace initially came out. Ray Park’s incredible choreography talents in wielding it as Darth Maul aided it even more. Darth Maul utilized his double-bladed lightsaber to keep two skilled Jedi fighters at bay in a duel that would determine Anakin Skywalker’s fate. Of course, Maul’s journey wouldn’t finish with his defeat on Naboo at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi. During the Clone Wars, he would return to exact his vengeance.
2. Master Yoda’s Lightsaber
Due to its scaled-down size to suit its user, Master Yoda‘s little lightsaber is among the most fascinating weapons presented in Star Wars. Despite this, Yoda was a powerful opponent with his lightsaber. Yoda appears to have misplaced this weapon during his battle with Darth Sidious in Revenge Of The Sith, vowing never to wield one again during his exile. Surprisingly, this weapon would end up in the hands of Luke Skywalker, who offered it to Grogu many years later. Grogu turned down the offer and returned the lightsaber to Din Djarin.
3. Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber
The green lightsaber of Luke Skywalker in Return Of The Jedi was one of the very first green lightsabers seen by fans of the franchise. Luke builds the lightsaber in a deleted scene from Return Of The Jedi before heading to Jabba’s palace to rescue Han Solo. This weapon would be used again in Return Of The Jedi, particularly in Luke’s big showdown with Darth Vader. When the Emperor tries to persuade him to kill his father, he eventually abandons it. However, considering how the lightsaber appears later, it’s safe to presume Luke retrieved it.
4. The Lightsaber Of Anakin Skywalker
Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber was the first to be seen in the Star Wars franchise. This weapon is shown to Luke as his long-lost father’s weapon, and it is used extensively throughout each trilogy. It is Anakin’s weapon of choice in the Prequel Trilogy era, and it is also Darth Vader‘s first lightsaber in Revenge Of The Sith. Luke picks up his father’s weapon during the Original Trilogy Era until he loses it in a confrontation with Darth Vader. Finally, it becomes Rey’s preferred primary weapon during the Sequel Trilogy, until she develops her own at the end of The Rise Of Skywalker.
5. The Darksaber
The Darksaber is one of the most ancient lightsabers. This weapon was designed by Tarre Vizsla, a Mandalorian Jedi, and has been passed down through generations via battle trials. Pre Vizsla, Darth Maul, Sabine Wren, Bo Katan, Moff Gideon, and, most recently, Din Djarin have all handled the weapon. It is stated that the person who wins the Darksaber after a battle will govern Mandalore. Due to its unusual blade color, form, and tale, this is among the most identifiable lightsabers in the entire Star Wars universe.