By: Mike Audette
Taking cues from the Official Star Wars website's "StarWars.com 10" I'm here to bring you my own version! This installment we're talking Lightsabers! This includes the wielder, saber color, and hilt style, as we know a Lightsaber is a Jedi's life! I'll be covering anything in the current canon; all 6 movies, The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.
Ahsoka Tano's duel Lightsabers are some of the best an unique sabers in the Star Wars universe. She wields a regular length Green saber as well as a Yellow bladed shoto saber. This made her quite formidable in combat going up against the likes of General Grievous and Asajj Ventress! A great episode of The Clone Wars about Ahsoka and her saber is "Lightsaber Lost" in Season 2.
The only Jedi known to have a Purple (or Violet, your preference) Lightsaber, Mace Windu was a master swordsman. Even creating his own style of Lightsaber combat known as Vaapad. Mace is shown using his significant saber combat talents when he brings down Jango Fett, one of the Galaxy's best bounty hunters, during the Battle of Geonosis at the start of the Clone Wars.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most popular characters in Star Wars history most notably for his teachings and experience with the Lightsaber. He is the one that teaches young Anakin how important the Lightsaber is to the Jedi, saying it is an extension of the Force within. Obi-Wan opted for the standard Blue saber color matching his even personality.
Count Dooku, the former Jedi and Separatist leader has one of the coolest Lightsaber hilts in the Saga. The striking Red blade and Chrome curved hilt gave it an air of sophistication. Dooku's fighting style was one of elegance using mostly defensive measures to create his own openings to attack.
The Darksaber (Pre Vizsla & Darth Maul)
Which may not be a traditional choice in choosing a favorite Lightsaber, the Darksaber goes down as the coolest Star Wars weapon in my opinion. Introduced in The Clone Wars, the Darksaber is an ancient style Lightsaber from the Old Republic when it was stolen from the Jedi Temple by the old Mandolorians. The saber is used by Pre Vizsla who is the leader of the Death Watch. Darth Maul then takes use of the weapon after taking over Death Watch with the death of Vizsla.
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