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The best single weapon in the history of cinema. Utilised in the star wars films, lightsabers (or sabres - if you're UK) consist of a handle (like a flashlight tube) and emit a brilliant lazerbeam like shaft of colour. The traditional colours of the blade are green or blue for Jedi (goodies) or red for the baddies - the Sith. The exceptions are Mace Windu played by Samuel L Jackson who has a purple one because Jackson wanted to look cooler than everyone else. And General Grevious who weilded stolen Jedi sabres. Also in Revenge of the Sith Darth Vader still uses his Jedi blue sabre - though he switches to red in the time between episodes III & IV.

Lightsabres are able to cut through anything, apart from the blade of another sabre. Because of this it's an ideal 1v1 weapon for close combat. These duels are the highlights of the Star Wars films. Here, in order are the sabrefights;

EP1: Qui gon jinn & Obi wan Kenobi destroy droids.
Qui gon jinn V Darth Maul - no victor, Maul escapes.
Qui gon and Kenobi V Darth Maul - Kenobi wins, Maul kills Jinn before Kenobi kills him.

EP2: Kenobi kills hitman in club.
Anakin Skywalker V Droid army
All Jedi V Droids - Windu decapitates Jango Fett
Kenobi & Anakin Skywalker V Count Dooku Dooku KO's Kenobi and cuts Anakin's arm off. This leads into;
Yoda V Dooku - Dooku escapes

EP3: Anakin and Kenobi V Droids
Anakin and Kenobi V Dooku - Anakin decapitates Dooku in cold blood.
Anakin and Kenobi V General Grevious - Grevious escapes.
Anakin discovers Palpatine is really Darth Sidious and holds his saber to his throat
Chancellor Palpatine V Jedi council Palpatine mows them down except Windu, who forces him into a corner.
Anakin cuts Windu's hand off and Palpatine electrocutes him.
Kenobi V Grevious - Grevious escapes and Kenobi gives chase]
Anakin goes to the temple and exterminates all the Jedi, including women and children. A child escapes and kills a few troops with his saber but is savagely gunned down.
Anakin goes to Mustafar and wipes out all the Sepratist leaders
Yoda V Sidious - Sidious forces Yoda to flee
Anakin V Kenobi - The huge climactic epic battle, won by Kenobi who decides to relieve Anakin of his left arm and both his legs, and leaves whats left engulfed in flames (what a guy huh?)

EP4: Feeble crumbly Kenobi V Darth Vader - Kenobi is killed after sacraficing himself.

EP5 Luke Skywalker V Wampa Big ugly hairy thing plus lightsabre equals Big one armed hairy thing.
Luke V "Darth Vader" Luke's mind playing tricks - cuts Vaders head off to reveal GASP! his face in the mask.
Luke V Vader (real) Vader pisses on him basicly - after cutting Lukes hand off Vader reveals that "I am your father" DUM DUM DUUUUM!

EP6 Luke V Jabba's goons - And the scene where Leia is in THE GOLD BIKINI!!

Luke V Trooper on bike - Trooper gets his bike destroyed - dies, nice explosion though.

Luke surrenders to Daddy and shows him his new lightsabre. Vader responds by taking him to the Emperor
Luke V Vader (one) After being goaded into taking his sabre, Luke attemts to kill the emperor but his daddy's blade blocks his. With his soppyness fully restored, Luke decides it's wrong to fight his father. Vader responds by hurling his sabre vaguely in Lukes direction - missing too.

Luke V Vader (two) Realising Vader knows he has a sister, Luke grows a set and charges Vader, he beats him down and holds him there his sabre pointed at his throat. Emperor Palpatine electrocutes Luke after Luke throws his Sabre away (silly boy) Vader becomes good and throws the nasty man down a tube YAY.
"Your father's light saber, the weapon of a Jedi Knight. A graceful weapon from a more civilised age. Not as random or clumsy as a blaster." Obi Wan Kenobi presenting Luke with his father's sabre.
by Dashowstoppa December 01, 2006
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1.
A weapon from a more civilized time. It is essentially a beam of light focused through a crystal so pure that it gives the beam mass and It is able to cut through solid objects. If 2 lightsabers connect in a duel they will repel each other because all crystals are of the same composition even if they come from different regions of the universe. It is contained in the hilt created by the user or padawan as they are called and they are usually patterned after the padawan's master's hilt to show respect.
My lightsaber holding an amber crystal was a vivid yellow color
by Maulinator9 April 07, 2004
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2.
The sophisticated weapon of the Jedi and the Sith, unlike the barbaric blaster guns.
You might call it a laser sword.
What makes Star Wars better than Star Trek
Darth Maul fought both Jedi using his double-sided lightsaber.
by AYB March 07, 2003
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3.
A Jedi Knights weapon of choice the Light Saber is less clumbsy than a blaster, and is more of a symbol of honor, and wisdom than a weapon. A Light Saber\'s color depends upon the type of crystal put into the hilt during its building, and the crystal really depends on the Jedi\'s personality, and their particular alliance. Jedi\'s (the good guys) usually have stoic colors or softer colors which give off a prescence of being good such as blue, green, yellow, purple, etc. The Sith (the bad guys) more or less stick with one dominant color that gives off a presence of evil, red, dark red, crimson, take your pick. In closing Light Sabers kick ass, and I wish the government would go public with their mass production of the powerful sabers....Oh come on, we all know that its true...
When Light Sabers are finally made in real life we will Ironically downgrade our fighting style to sword fighting while our weapons greatly upgrade technilogically....I hope.
by Blake Donahue April 26, 2005
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The lightsaber is the super-powered high frequency laser beam weapon of the Star Wars universe. It first appeared it Star Wars: A New Hope when Obi-Wan gave Luke Anakin's old lightsaber. It is possibly the most famous weapon in movies of the past century. Frequently children are spotted with rulers or sticks playing a lightsaber duel. Don't we all wish that we could instantaneously hack someone's limbs off, cut through any material, or threaten somebody's life? The amazing futuristic tool of the lightsaber has changed everybody's life, dreams, or imagination in some way.
Yoda had a furious lightsaber duel full of flips and twists with Count Dooku in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
by Dr Nick November 21, 2002
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5.
The high tech weapon of choice for both Jedi and Sith. It is focused through a crystal which in some writings is said to have given the lightsaber its color instead of the force of the person. It defelcts shit, it chops shit, and is quite possibly only second to the miracle blades that cut tomatoes really good.

The one thing keeping my nerdiness love of swords being better of guns alive.
Me:I wish i had that lightsaber!
Girlfriend:I'm leaving.
by Plastic Soccer Trophy February 25, 2006
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6.
The greatest weapon in the universe, search your feelings, you know it to be true.
Lightsabers own.
by Willninja April 22, 2010
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The name for the like/dislike bar on a youtube video with only one colour showing due to an unrivalled amount of likes or dislikes.
Did you see the red lightsaber on Bill's new youtube video? nobody likes his parkour videos.
by Urban_ledgend_dodd November 15, 2011
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