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JediNyt
10-22-2002, 11:59 PM
Besides Jacksons request for one, and since its canon there must be a SW explaination for the purple saber.

Perhaps Purple means Head Knight. Remember not all Jedi are Knights. Im pretty sure thats true. Even though they all have sabers for self defense and what have you, they arent all warriors. Some Jedi are best at research, teaching, diplomacy, politics, tactics, commanding, etc.

Knights are the Jedi warriors. I know they say "We're not soldiers." they still can be warriors by profession. Since warriors are needed.

Maybe Yoda is not a Knight. Even though hes the best swordsman his profession is Head of the Jedi Order. Like the president. He can fight, as all Jedi can, but hes not a warrior by profession.

Being on the Council is reserved for only the best Jedi from all professions. More than one from the same profession can have a seat on the Council. Qui-Gon was a Knight and he had a chance at a seat.

So Windu is the Head of the Jedi Knights and his symbol for that is a purple light saber.

What do you think. Good theory?:)

Taos
10-23-2002, 02:21 AM
I don't think color has anything to do with rank......you're right, not all jedi are nights-some are masters, padawans. You are also right about each one being good at a particular discipline.

Yoda is not a knight, he is The Jedi Master. His job is/was to assign other jedi to duties around the galaxy.

You're also right that being on the council is reserved for the best jedi.......their field of specialty doesn't really matter in order to be on the council. I think it's mostly based on experience and leadership skills. Qui-Gon did have a chance; however, with his continued defiance of the council he wasn't able to achieve such a position (poor leadership).

Again, I don't believe lightsaber color has anything to do with the rank of a jedi!.


Hey, I think your theory is very good, has a few areas were I think they are heading in the wrong direction.........but mostly it is good. ;)



:thumbsup:

Purple_Tentacle
10-23-2002, 09:15 AM
well SOMEONE said that RED sith lightsabers use a synthetic crystal and jedi use a natural one. maybe mace's saber is half / half or something because blue and red make purple.

yeah....it's probably not that borring though. ha ha :p

Sarlacc Food
10-23-2002, 10:38 AM
there is a other dude... with purple lightsaber... if u take a look in the background when he speaks 2 dooku... on the arena

ET Warrior
10-23-2002, 08:03 PM
Your eyes are mistaken my friend...there is not another purple lightsaber anywhere but in the hands of Mace Windu...(and on the ground for a little while after the reek knocks it out of his hands.....but then it's not ignited..so not really purple...) But what you saw was a blue saber that had a purple look to it perhaps because of problems with the film. It has been stated by George Lucas himself the Sam Jackson is the only jedi with a purple saber.

Spider-bear
10-23-2002, 08:25 PM
I'm not sure if Purple_Tenticle's theory is true, but it sounds very reasonable. I also like Jedi Nyt's theory. Just about all of you guys' theories work!

JediNyt
10-23-2002, 08:36 PM
Well this is the best theory I could come up with. Any of your guesses are as good as mine of course. As usual no one but GL knows the real answer. Or it could be just as simple as an "Easter egg" GL put in for Sam. Maybe there is no SW explaination for it. Electrum is a type of metal so that wouldnt make the blade purple. Electrum is given to masters right? Or is the whole Electrum thing some EU rummor? Anyway if there is no SW explaination for purple then perhaps the character Mace Windu does not really have one...na its in the movie its canon. Maybe its just there and thats that. We arent suposed to think about it.

00M-187
10-24-2002, 11:49 AM
And what happened to Ki-Adi-Mundi's Purple saber? And what about Plo Koon's Yellow saber, WTF is with that?

Bishop208
10-24-2002, 12:16 PM
This is just speculation of course, but I think the purple saber could be explained through Windu's fighting style.

We know that red Sith lightsabers use crystals that are "energized" by the dark side of the force. Windu's fighting style, form VII, is descirbed as having "....the Sith intensity on physical combat ability." and emotions that "...verge on explosion."

Perhaps the purple blade manifests those characteristics. Mace is commited to the light side of the force, but in combat he leans somewhat to the dark side, hence a sort of "half-sith" blade, which is lighter than red but still advertises his darker emotions.

This might also explain why we don't see any other purple saber users, since there are very few Jedi who are capable of performing the style. "Form VII is still under development since so few can achieve the necessary mastery to advance the art."

Well that's the best I can come up with. The info is from the excellent article "Fightsabers" in the current issue of SW Insider.

Darth Kaan
10-24-2002, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by Bishop208
This is just speculation of course, but I think the purple saber could be explained through Windu's fighting style.

We know that red Sith lightsabers use crystals that are "energized" by the dark side of the force. Windu's fighting style, form VII, is descirbed as having "....the Sith intensity on physical combat ability." and emotions that "...verge on explosion."

Perhaps the purple blade manifests those characteristics. Mace is commited to the light side of the force, but in combat he leans somewhat to the dark side, hence a sort of "half-sith" blade, which is lighter than red but still advertises his darker emotions.

This might also explain why we don't see any other purple saber users, since there are very few Jedi who are capable of performing the style. "Form VII is still under development since so few can achieve the necessary mastery to advance the art."

Well that's the best I can come up with. The info is from the excellent article "Fightsabers" in the current issue of SW Insider.

I read that issue as well, a good read it was.

icepool
10-28-2002, 12:25 AM
After reading that article in star wars insider I was thinking the same thing. Mace Windu is the only jedi to have master the form vii fighting style wich is a style dangerously close to the darkside. So I was definately thinking he was using a red sith crystal with a blue lightside crystal.

icepool
10-28-2002, 12:29 AM
After reading that article in star wars insider I was thinking the same thing. Mace Windu is the only jedi to have master the form vii fighting style wich is a style dangerously close to the darkside. So I was definately thinking he was using a red sith crystal with a blue lightside crystal. He uses the hybrid crystal to focus his power more effectively for that form.

Darth Kaan
10-28-2002, 07:18 AM
This was addresssed in the last issue of Star Wars Insider Magazine.

Windu's saber has an unique electrum coating on the hilt, it has nothing to do with the blade. An electrum saber uses a crystal to refine the sabers energy blade just like all other sabers.

His blade is purple because he asked Lucas for one and was granted his request and the difference was called out to add variety to the commercials.

So that is why he has a purple bladed saber.


So going by SWI Magazine, technically speaking, the crystals decide the color, so he is either using a unique crystal or a combination of them to get the purple blade.

Pad
10-28-2002, 10:55 AM
Originally posted by Bishop208
This is just speculation of course, but I think the purple saber could be explained through Windu's fighting style.

We know that red Sith lightsabers use crystals that are "energized" by the dark side of the force. Windu's fighting style, form VII, is descirbed as having "....the Sith intensity on physical combat ability." and emotions that "...verge on explosion."

Perhaps the purple blade manifests those characteristics. Mace is commited to the light side of the force, but in combat he leans somewhat to the dark side, hence a sort of "half-sith" blade, which is lighter than red but still advertises his darker emotions.

This might also explain why we don't see any other purple saber users, since there are very few Jedi who are capable of performing the style. "Form VII is still under development since so few can achieve the necessary mastery to advance the art."

Well that's the best I can come up with. The info is from the excellent article "Fightsabers" in the current issue of SW Insider.

nice thought.

but i also heared he just asked for another sabre color and GL granted his wish.;)

Dragonlancer
10-29-2002, 09:45 PM
I honestly think that it's just a matter of taste. Each lightsaber is supposed to be built to each jedi's indvidual taste, which is why the jedi don't manufacture them and just issue them out.

(yes I am aware that part of the reason they build them themselves is so that they will have more respect for them)

The second best theory (in my opinion) is that it signifies rank. I mean, I've noticed that most jedi masters have green. The only reason I think this is false is because of obi-wan and other jedi such as plo koon and ki-adi mundi.

Count Dooku 2
10-30-2002, 06:28 AM
I'm not sure... I think the Jedi should have stuck to the green and blue blades. After all, purple is a mixture of red and blue (I think), and this would mean that Mace Windu has a touch of the dark side. How bad would that be: in Episode III, Windu turnes to the dark side!

Yep, the Sith use synthetic crystals inside their lightsabers, and energize them with the Force. Blue and green are the natural crystal colours, which would mean that Windu must have tampered with his lightsaber in order to create the purple blade.

As for Ki-Adi Mundi and Plo Koon having different coloured blades, this was only in the game "Jedi Power Battles", and not from the films. Remember: in this game, Adi Gallia used a red lightsaber, making her a Sith Lord (eep!). It can't be true to the films (good game, though...).

Kryllith
10-30-2002, 02:12 PM
Originally posted by Count Dooku 2
I'm not sure... I think the Jedi should have stuck to the green and blue blades. After all, purple is a mixture of red and blue (I think), and this would mean that Mace Windu has a touch of the dark side. How bad would that be: in Episode III, Windu turnes to the dark side!
Makes me wonder whether or not Anakin might have a purple saber in Ep. III. He might as well since he seems to lose the green and blue ones anyway. Anyone else see any symbolism in him losing his sabers while straying onto the path of the darkside?

As for Ki-Adi Mundi and Plo Koon having different coloured blades, this was only in the game "Jedi Power Battles", and not from the films. Remember: in this game, Adi Gallia used a red lightsaber, making her a Sith Lord (eep!). It can't be true to the films (good game, though...).
I don't remember seeing Ki-Adi Mundi in J.P.B. Was he only available in the Dreamcast version perhaps?

Kryllith

Taos
10-30-2002, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by Kryllith

Makes me wonder whether or not Anakin might have a purple saber in Ep. III. He might as well since he seems to lose the green and blue ones anyway. Anyone else see any symbolism in him losing his sabers while straying onto the path of the darkside?

Kryllith


Symbolism, hhmmmm.........now that you mention it. That's good Kryllith, really good! It's like he's losing himself as well........I must do more thinking on this, thanks! :D

Kryllith
10-30-2002, 02:38 PM
It makes a lot of sense if you think about it. I could be mistaken, but when they're outside the bar while hunting Zam doesn't Obi-wan hand Anakin his saber and effectively say something to the extent of "This is your life"?

Kryllith

Taos
10-30-2002, 03:01 PM
Right, he does tell Anakin that just before they go into that bar! I can't remeber it verbatim because it has been so long since I've seen the movie, but that sounds right to me!!

Won't have to worry, the count down is now under two weeks til the DVD is released!! :D