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Old 03-19-2002, 07:12 PM   #1
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lightsabers underwater

hrmm ever think about it? ok well two aspects, prolly in the game it will just show up or not ignite?, but in the "real world" I wonder if it would bend around and stuff heh.
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Old 03-19-2002, 07:24 PM   #2
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Most lightsabers short out when they are submerged while ignited. There was a scene cut from the Phantom Menace where Obi-Wan get's chastized by Qui-Gon for leaving his lightsaber on(again) and jumping in the water. Ever wonder why he was running from that STAP and didn't just turn around and deflect the shots himself? Qui-Gon had to do it because Obi-Wan messed up his lightsaber in the water. Some lightsabers made by fancier builders have water seals, I've heard, but Obi-Wan's didn't.
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Old 03-19-2002, 07:27 PM   #3
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Episode II has a scene
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with Jango Fett & Obi-Wan fighting in the sea and it is raining with Obi-Wans lightsaber on.
<--- Spoiler if you have not seen the more recent Episode II trailers...


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Old 03-19-2002, 07:35 PM   #4
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Most lightsabers short out when they are submerged while ignited. There was a scene cut from the Phantom Menace where Obi-Wan get's chastized by Qui-Gon for leaving his lightsaber on(again) and jumping in the water. Ever wonder why he was running from that STAP and didn't just turn around and deflect the shots himself? Qui-Gon had to do it because Obi-Wan messed up his lightsaber in the water. Some lightsabers made by fancier builders have water seals, I've heard, but Obi-Wan's didn't.
Yeah they filmed this scene. There are pictures of it on the web and there was a behind the scenes video that had a clip of it but it wasn't included on the DVD. Obi-wan had left his lightsaber power on and that's why it wouldn't ignite. If you're in water you have to turn it off I guess.
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Old 03-19-2002, 07:45 PM   #5
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in the young jedi knight's book crisis at crystal reefe, all the jedi was able to use their lightsabers underwater and i guess theirs was included with a water seal


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Old 03-19-2002, 07:50 PM   #6
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Sabers worked underwater in Jedi Knight and Mots.....


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Old 03-19-2002, 07:51 PM   #7
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yeah but i always shut mine off just to make it realistic


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Old 03-19-2002, 07:52 PM   #8
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I would hope that if you can make a lightsaber you can make it water proof



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Old 03-19-2002, 08:04 PM   #9
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Interesting variable of Saber Construction of SW:Galaxies I had not considered. Thanks for bringing this up
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Old 03-19-2002, 08:25 PM   #10
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This isn't comfirmed but it is rumored that the reason activated sabers shorted out when under water in Episode 1 had something to do with the power levels of damage, mentioned in Jedi Apprentice. Of course, they were only used at the Jedi Temple, and Luke's didn't do that. Which meant that the entire New Jedi Order doesn't. This would also explain why the sabers worked underwater in Crisis at Crystal Reef.

I guess that makes technical sense but I think Lucas just made a mistake or an excuse.


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Old 03-19-2002, 11:50 PM   #11
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in the young jedi knight's book crisis at crystal reefe, all the jedi was able to use their lightsabers underwater and i guess theirs was included with a water seal
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Did anyone realise, when you fired a blaster bolt into the water in JK1, it would refract? ie. bend in the water. I used this in canyon oasis to shoot someone I couldn't see by bending it around the wall.

On topic, lightsabers should stay on in the water, and it would be cool if they refracted as well. Talking about refraction, thats the problem with every videogames water; the light does not refract. It would take a helluva flot of cpu power, but I think it would break the final barrier into making water seem realistic (besides realistic ripples - major cpu hog)


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Old 03-20-2002, 08:17 AM   #13
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Speaking of refraction, in JKI, if you shot at an underwater enemy while standing on a ledge or something, the blaster bolts would skip across the water sometimes. That's hard to hit fishies with , but very cool.


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Old 03-20-2002, 10:21 AM   #14
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have a look at:
http://www.synicon.com.au/sw/ls/sabres4a.htm
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Most lightsabers short out when they are submerged while ignited. There was a scene cut from the Phantom Menace where Obi-Wan get's chastized by Qui-Gon for leaving his lightsaber on(again) and jumping in the water. Ever wonder why he was running from that STAP and didn't just turn around and deflect the shots himself? Qui-Gon had to do it because Obi-Wan messed up his lightsaber in the water. Some lightsabers made by fancier builders have water seals, I've heard, but Obi-Wan's didn't.
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Old 03-20-2002, 05:09 PM   #16
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Yasmine Bleeth was the scientist who perfected the water-proof lightsaber, shortly after Senator Palpatine became Supreme Chancellor of the Senate.


Well, okay, I made that up.. but something like that probably happened. Or else Obi-Wan had bought his lightsaber parts from K-Mart... ; )

PS: Luke's saber worked underwater in Splinter of the Mind's Eye, add that to the Young Jedi Knights example of EU sabers working underwater. It's probably safe to say that waterproof sabers were invented sometime later, or else Obi-Wan's was just a crappy one.

I really hope the sabers work in water like in JK/MotS.. or it will get ridiculous (Besides, if sabers don't work in water, neither would blasters, I would think). Otherwise you'd have divisions of Super-Soaker carrying Stormtroopers (Rain Troopers?). ; )

Btw, good article, I like the Synicon site (I referenced him for my "saber color" arguments.. although some of his data will need a revision for Episode II). Pretty good.
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Old 03-20-2002, 05:53 PM   #17
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what energy does a light sabre use to inflict damage?

If it is a laser, how come the beam stops at a certain level? If it's electricty and you turned it on underwater, wouldn't you get electricuted? What do these things run on?


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Old 03-20-2002, 05:58 PM   #18
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A Lightsaber is a fictional weapon; it is NOT laser, and it is NOT plasma.

Lightsaber might have characteristics of a laser (which is a type of light), BUT it doesn't possess EVERY SINGLE characteristics, such as Light can stop Light.

Same to the plasma.

Although it IS possible to make a lightsaber from ELECTRICITY...I saw it on some magazine...it just won't be "as powerful as you imagine" it would be...


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