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  • That's a great quote, whoever wrote that!--Wildfire 03:11, 20 January 2007 (UTC)
    • I agree! I thought it was really cool. 209.158.163.14 16:58, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
      • Sorry that I am bothering you guys for information, but if anyone can confirm the quote used at the top of this vibroblade article and that it is only in the linked source provided for it, that would be helpful for personal reasons. If you can point to the incident in which this quote happened outside of the linked source, that would be great. Thank you for suffering the annoyance.99.188.36.80 19:22, June 8, 2013 (UTC)

Ultrasonic vs 'the hum'Edit

Ultrasonic means 'can't be heard in normal human hearing range', so unless Nym is from a species that can hear that range, we have a contradiction. Operations.kt 01:16, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

  • It's a contradiction. Vibroblades are well established as producing an audible hum, with LaserHone's vibrorapier being a notable - and noted - exception. jSarek 04:19, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
    • I don't believe we've ever heard vibroblades in any of the games or movies either. Never heard one (and there were a lot of vibro-axes) in RotJ. Perhaps you only hear the _cheap_ ones? Operations.kt 04:29, 20 January 2009 (UTC)
    • It could just set up some lower frequency harmonics within the audible range, that would explain the hum and seems likely to occur in its on right, just from a physics perspective. 97.113.74.240 08:26, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
    • Maybe the ultrasonic vibrations cause portions of the casing to vibrate? Or maybe the hum is caused by the power cell?--Cheomesh 18:56, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
      • Alright guys. I am going to thank you right here. I use Wookieepedia for some projects, and taking care of problems is something I look doing with this. In Darth Bane: Path of Destruction, the character Dessel does not hear a vibroblade. He sees a manifestation of his sense in the Force of the blade's immediate threat, grabbing a glowing vibroblade that isn't supposed to glow he realizes. After this, one may say it is a Feeorin who may hear the weapon. However, this must be placed in context. If Nym says his line about humming blades after someone tries to kill him, it could be a species attribute. If someone else has just defended themselves against an assailant, it would be more universal. The way Nym speaks on the matter is in universal terms. But, no, I have read Darth Bane and Legacy of the Jedi and neither mention a hum, if I recall Legacy of the Jedi right. The story of Dessel would exclude a hum from existence, and now we are left with some questions. From a physics perspective, do you guys really suppose a vibroblade could create additional harmonics to the ultrasonic frequency. Another thought...Vibroblades may not always be activated, and this would explain Dessel's inability to hear, yet sense through the Force, the presence of his opponent. I remember an article on the old Databank saying that about Gamorrean guards at Jabba's Palace. Though, in a game one would suppose they'd have a vibroblade for that purpose of being on. Perhaps the hum is not constant. Perhaps it depends on motion. Such as slashing. Look at KOTOR sound effects to see the distinctiveness of the clash between a vibrosword and another vibrosword. Does it sound futuristic? If so, then this may be a currently extra-canon explanation. Hefting the vibrosword in different ways, variable as per the individual models of vibration generators, blades, forms of metal, and method of crafting, could create or fail to create hums. An inexperienced assassin would thereby give themselves away by mishandling their weapon of choice. Now...This is all speculative. Which is good...For me. If anyone has further thought on this inconsistency, please bring it up. Even if nothing, it may be a good thought that I could use for the personal projects I visit Wookieepedia for. Thank you all for keeping problems awake and known so that they may be resolved. Hopefully resolved well. 99.188.36.80 18:33, June 8, 2013 (UTC)
        • Another option could be a break in time with the video games, Dessel, and Nym. Newer models with stronger vibrations could have been different from older, quieter blades. 99.188.36.80 18:40, June 8, 2013 (UTC)
          • Where do we get the ultrasonic idea from? Vibroblades may not always be on, though, again, that would defeat the purpose. But do we say it is ultrasonic based off of the vibrorapier perhaps? Read that vibrorapier article and try to find out what besides the vibrorapier is ultrasonic, what makes all of the vibroblades like that like that, if they are even. 99.188.36.80 15:56, June 21, 2013 (UTC)

Othone and Kelad'denEdit

I was checking my info on vibroblades, when I noticed that Kelad'den was a redlink and fixed it. Reading further, I was unsure as to whether or not the book said that his weapons were vibroblades or even cortosis laced. I ran upstairs and grabbed my copy of Rule of Two, and read that info nowhere. Unless it directly says that the weapons were vibroblades or cortosis laced, you probably shouldn't make that assumption. Othones initial attackers, however, were confirmed to use cortosis laced vibroblades, so that would be an appropriate addition. On a side note, always sign your name.—Darth MalevolousSith Emblem(Through power I gain victory.) 14:33, October 7, 2009 (UTC)

Picture; Misleading and downright wrong. Edit

That picture is misleading based on the content of the article. None of the weapons on it are "vibroblades", per se, despite what the captions say. The items, which include a Ryyk Blade (Top Right), Power Hammer (3rd down on the Left), and Felucian Skullblade (Top Left), are obviously NOT vibroblades by any meaning of the term. I strongly advise a more avid editor of Wookieepedia than myself to take this under consideration, and find a more suitable graphic. --Fort Unsigned comment by 70.135.118.125 (talk • contribs). 08:17, December 17, 2009 (UTC)

  • Full details on which weapons are which is in the Star Wars RPG Force Unleashed Campaign Guide (the source from which this picture was taken), which I do not happen to have on hand right now. --Fort Unsigned comment by 70.135.118.125 (talk • contribs). 08:23, December 17, 2009 (UTC)
    • Vibroblade is just a blade, I believe. All those are under the umbrella of vibroblade.—B-Boba Fett! Make the check out to "Boba Fett" Jaster's Feather 11:56, December 18, 2009 (UTC)
      • Read the article. A vibroblade uses ultrasonic vibrations to increase cutting effectiveness. That's the difference between a vibroblade and an ordinary blade. Ryyk blades are unpowered. And of course, a bludgeoning weapon like a power hammer is not a blade of any sort. So yeah, we should change the image. -LtNOWIS 19:34, December 18, 2009 (UTC)

G Canon? Edit

According to Dave Filoni on [IGN TV]

"Filoni: The Darksaber. That was a big deal. And again that was an idea that came straight from George. Originally what Pre Vizsla was carrying was something in the EU called a vibroblade; it's kind of an electric sword. George let me get away with it in the early phases of design and in the early shooting, but when the color came back and he was watching the lightsaber we want to have combating this vibroblade, he said there's no way that can happen; there's no way that a non-lightsaber could block a lightsaber. So he had us do away with the vibroblade in that episode really late in the game, and he created something called the Darksaber, which would be a black-bladed energy saber with a white edge. It has a crackle of electricity; it's kind of like a more ancient version of a lightsaber, and it's inferred in the episode that it's really one of a kind and that Pre Vizsla's ancestors stole it from the Jedi in the days of the Old Republic. So it's got all this neat history attached to it right away, and it sounds different."

So does this mean Vibroblades aren't Canon anymore?? lol GMo >:M:< 03:51, January 30, 2010 (UTC)

  • Why would you assume that? All George did was tell Filoni to not have Vizsla using a vibroblade against Kenobi's lightsaber. He said nothing about them not existing. - JMAS Jolly Trooper Hey, it's me! 03:58, January 30, 2010 (UTC)
    • True dat. Besides, he was contradicting himself. He added the Magnaguard Electrostaffs into Ep. III and they blocked lightsabers. Te Mirdala Mand'alor 04:04, January 30, 2010 (UTC)
      • Calm yourselves. Lucas prefers to maintain the weapon of a Jedi an elegant one. Yes, Magnaguards have electrostaffs. My guess is that it looked odd to him for their to be a Beskar blade, not ray shields, electricity, plasma, or another lightsaber to deflect the energy weapon. And it would need some explaining for the audience to get it too. There are some other considerations involved, but no, nobody made a vibroblade non-canon, not even a cortosis blade really, and you can have a vibroblade without cortosis. What needed to happen if we were to have a metal blade would be that the lightsaber would halve it. And for the first good presentation of metal on plasma other than Return of the Jedi, I'd say dicing the sword would be a must. Or make it a lightsaber... 99.188.36.80 18:16, June 8, 2013 (UTC)
        • Being that the discussion you are responding to is a couple of years old, I'd say the participants are rather calm by now, wouldn't you think? Except that you are rehashing old arguments with nothing to back up your statements other than your original research. Unless you cite sources that specifically state your position, you can not provide any valid argument that can be included in, or change, an article. —GethralkinHyperwave 04:39, June 28, 2013 (UTC)
          • Specifically, that means that we don't guess at what might have looked odd to the authors if they never told us something looked odd. —GethralkinHyperwave 04:41, June 28, 2013 (UTC)

Origin Edit

I believe that vibroblades originated in the Brian Daley-penned Han Solo Adventures. Can anyone confirm?--Darth Formidable 19:18, March 11, 2012 (UTC)

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