Master Qui-Gon, more to say, have you?

It is requested that this article, or a section of this article, be expanded.

See the request on the listing or on this article's talk page. Once the improvements have been completed, you may remove this notice and the page's listing.

"Corrupt the kyber crystal. Teach it your pain. Teach it your anger. Hear it sing a hymn of darkness. Make it bleed."
Darth Sidious, to Darth Vader[src]

Bleeding was the process that a dark side adept used by way of the Force to bend a kyber crystal to their will. Any kyber crystal could be bled, including their own for instance, if they were a former light side practitioner and kept their lightsaber. However, some Sith believed that the proper method was to take a kyber crystal from a Jedi's lightsaber and bleed it.[4]

This process was accomplished by the individual pouring rage, hate, and pain into the crystal via the Force until the crystal turned crimson, resulting in the bloodshine lightsabers associated almost exclusively with dark side adepts. Since the crystals were inherently aligned with the light side of the Force, they attempted to resist the forced corruption; when Darth Vader first attempted to bleed the green crystal within Jedi Master Kirak Infil'a's lightsaber, he experienced intense light side Force visions which nearly drove him insane.[3] Vader later traveled to Galen Erso's Office on Coruscant, where he found a stash of kyber crystals left behind by Galen Walton Erso, and bled them.[5]

Using the light side of the Force, it was possible to "heal" the effects of bleeding on a kyber crystal. This process changed the crystal's color.[6] Ahsoka Tano performed this on the Sixth Brother's lightsaber during an encounter with him, turning the Inquisitor's crystals white.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

In Star Wars Legends, Jaden Korr changed a red synthetic lightsaber crystal into a yellow one, the process was called cleansing.[7]



Notes and referencesEdit

In other languages
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Build A Star Wars Movie Collection