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Give Rey a double-bladed lightsaber and take away Kylo Ren’s.

3 years agoopen0

Rey fights with a staff. She spent her younger years surviving on Jakku, fighting off other scavengers and brigands and other unsavory types, so she was already a trained fighter at the outset of The Force Awakens.

But she’s trained with a staff, not a sword, and if you look carefully her lightsaber fights show that she uses her saber like a staff. It would be so completely amazing to have her craft a double-bladed lightsaber just like Darth Maul’s but with green or blue blades instead of red.

Actually, my daughter suggested Rey should have a purple lightsaber. Then my brother pointed out that Mace Windu’s lightsaber was purple and that it was purple because it was a blend of red and blue. Turns out, the purple indicates that Windu had studied even Sith techniques. It also turns out that the purple is made from a rare crystal found on the planet Hurikane, which is a silly name for a planet but a potentially cool film location, since it’s in Wild Space, even more distant and unexplored than the Unknown Regions. (Weirdly the rare crystals found on Hurikane are called Hurrikaine crystals, spelled like my last name but with an “e” on the end. Not sure why they’re spelled differently from the planet itself.)
So anyways, double-bladed purple lightsaber for Rey. Make it happen, J.J. Abrams

I mean, just picture that in your head for a minute. It’s pretty cool right? And it makes way more sense than Kylo Ren’s incredibly silly lightsaber with the laser hilt. That’s just trash design.

In fact, I wish it had been Kylo Ren’s lightsaber that had broken in The Last Jedi. Maybe they can have both characters craft new laser swords for Episode IX. Have Kylo Ren make a Darksaber—a lightsaber that emits a pure black blade. That would be rad. Though maybe if Kylo has a Darksaber, Rey should have a yellow double-bladed saber.

Erik Kain.


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