The title of this article is conjectural.

Although this article is based on official information from the Star Wars Legends continuity, the actual name of this subject is pure conjecture.

The lightsaber wielded by Lacunas Subartuk, a legendary member of the Jedi Order, had a lasting impact on later lightsabers,[1] as the design of its hilt became a generic type during the last decades of the Galactic Republic.[2] Several Jedi Knights such as Plo Koon and Luminara Unduli built their respective sabers to resemble Subartuk's.[1] Key features of Subartuk's design included a radiator casing segment in the shape of a truncated cone,[2] a ridged handgrip, and a blade modulation circuitry.[3] The Sith lightsaber built by Darth Maul, although based on the Iridonia Zhaboka,[4] had similar aesthetics.[3] The design would later go on to Sentinel hilt in the New Jedi Order founded by Luke Skywalker.[1]

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Subartuks design

Mace Windu's lightsaber hilt, as developed for Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

In the prequel trilogy of Star Wars, main characters like Anakin Skywalker,[5] Qui-Gon Jinn,[6] Obi-Wan Kenobi,[7] and Yoda had unique lightsabers.[8] However, the background Jedi shown in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones[9] and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith were equipped with generic lightsaber hilts.[10]

One of those generic hilts was created for the character of Mace Windu in the days of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, and was reused by other, less prominent characters like Plo Koon and Luminara Unduli. In Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: The Visual Dictionary, Unduli's weapon was described as having a "common design."[2] In the later book Star Wars: Lightsabers: A Guide to Weapons of the Force, that design was clarified as having originated with Lacunas Subartuk.[1]


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