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Rey's lightsaber was a yellow-bladed lightsaber that was constructed as a personal weapon by the Jedi Rey Skywalker during the First Order–Resistance war.

Description[edit | edit source]

Rey's lightsaber was built of salvaged materials from the maker's quarterstaff and a cloth handgrip. The weapon[2] had a kyber crystal at its heart,[4] and emitted a yellow-colored[5] plasma blade when ignited. The emitter matrix on Rey's weapon featured a rotating gear-like mechanism, which caused the emitter of the lightsaber to open up and allow the plasma blade through.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

During the First Order–Resistance war, Rey began to construct her own lightsaber with parts from her quarterstaff in her quarters at the base on Ajan Kloss. She was considering a hinged design with an emitter at either end, but decided against it after facing a dark vision of herself in the wreckage of the second Death Star.[1] In the lead-up to the Battle of Exegol, the hand-made droid D-O rustled through Rey's workbench, almost disturbing the lightsaber, before being chastised by Rey's friend and fellow Resistance member, Finn.[5]

Rey ignites her lightsaber

After the Battle of Exegol, Rey traveled to the planet Tatooine. There, Rey unveiled her finished,[2] single-bladed[1] weapon after burying the two lightsabers of her mentors, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, at the ruins of the[2] Lars homestead—the former place of residence of the Skywalker family.[5] Shortly thereafter, she was approached by an old woman who queried her identity. With the blessing of Luke and Leia's spirits, the Jedi declared herself "Rey Skywalker."[2] The lightsaber which she had created would honor the Skywalker legacy.[5]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The green and blue flashes during the saber's ignition sequence

Rey's lightsaber first appeared in the 2019 film, Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker, the final installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy.[2]

Right before the ignition of the blade in the movie, very brief flashes of green and blue can be seen in the blade emitter.[2]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Expanded Edition
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker
  3. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary dates the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker to one year after the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of The Force Awakens to 34 ABY, the events of The Rise of Skywalker, which includes the creation of Rey Skywalker's lightsaber, must occur in 35 ABY.
  4. 4.0 4.1 StarWars-DatabankII.png Kyber Crystal (Lightsaber Crystal) in the Databank (backup link) — The kyber crystal Databank entry states that there is a kyber crystal "at the heart of every Jedi lightsaber."
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: A Junior Novel
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