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The lightsaber that Obi-Wan once told Anakin was his “life” has lasted quite a long time, and passed through more than a few hands (pun intended). In the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair, Pablo Hidalgo talks about its history, and we learn to whom the lightsaber belongs now (according to Lucasfilm marketing). Plus, some interesting comparisons between lightsabers in Star Wars and the wands of the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
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That would be kind of lame if Luke never ignites his saber. I wonder if they’re saving that for ep 9, since Reys story is still being set up? Maybe it’s too early?
Did Luke throw away his green saber on the second Death Star? When Luke recants the Dark Side to Palpatine, he throws it away, and says, “I’ll never turn to the Dark Side. You’ve failed, Your Highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.”
One more thing… it would have been destroyed when Wedge blew up the battle station. Luke would either have had to make another — which he did in the Expanded Universer novels (“Heir to the Empire” mentions Luke hooking his lightsaber to his belt in the first few paragraphs) — or decided not to use one if that’s how the new canon is going to play it.
Hi Cindy! Hope you’re keeping well, and thanks for commenting! Yes, Luke tossed it aside, but he seems to have retrieved it before leaving the Death Star. He uses it in the “Shattered Empire” comic book series, which takes place soon after the events of Return of the Jedi (this is in the new canon).