If blue is good and red is evil, why does Mace Windu use a purple lightsaber?
The Star Wars franchise is packed with story lines behind each saber color, and we will do our best to clear up any misinformation on the topic of lightsaber color symbolism.
Lightsaber Color Variety
In Star Wars canon, there are 7 different lightsaber colors, including: red, blue, green, purple, yellow, orange, and white. Jedi lightsaber color is determined by the Jedi's force sensitivity, fighting style, and morality.
These colors are produced by the naturally found kyber crystals installed in the core of the lightsaber hilt. The Sith use synthetic red crystals not found in nature, which is why it is common for Sith to use red or near-red colors such as purple or orange.
Common Lightsaber Colors
This color represents extreme emotions like passion, anger, aggression, violence, and fire. While the Sith commonly use red lightsabers, Jedi rarely wield red sabers as Jedi training dictates one subdue their internal passions and seek balance. Darth Maul, Darth Vader, Darth Sidious, and Kylo Ren all wield red lightsabers.
This color represents wisdom, tranquility, loyalty, and truth. Jedi seeking a focus on emotionless and inner strength wield the nature blue sabers. The Star Wars movies show many of the main characters wielding blue lightsabers, like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, and Rey.
This color is associated with nature, protection, and peace. Qui-Gon Jinn, Luke Skywalker, and Yoda all wield green lightsabers.
Other Lightsaber Colors
We know actor Samuel L. Jackson personally asked George Lucas if Mace Windu could use a purple lightsaber, now said to represent nobility, wisdoom, and power.
Rey famously adopts a yellow lightsaber, said to represent warmth, energy, and optimism.
Ahsoka Tano uses unmistakable white lighsabers after leaving the Jedi Order. White is the purest color of all, symbolizing purity and neutrality.
Mandalorian bountry hunter Din Djarin currently posses the one and only Darksaber. This black color is associated with death, and given the fate of Mandalore, this seems appropriate.
There are others who wield orange, cyan, and magenta sabers.
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