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The Significance of Green and White Lightsabers in Star Wars

The lightsaber is a weapon of choice for many Jedi and Sith in the Star Wars universe. These iconic weapons come in a variety of colors, with green and white being two of the most popular.

Green lightsaber is often associated with the Jedi, particularly those of the Jedi Order in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. In the Star Wars movies, the Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn, and later his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, wield green lightsabers. The color green is also associated with the Jedi Temple Guard, an elite group of Jedi who guarded the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.

The reason for the color green is not clearly stated in the movies, but it is believed to represent the Jedi’s connection to the Force, as well as their peaceful nature. In the Star Wars expanded universe, it was stated that the color green was chosen for its easy visibility in combat and for its calming effect on the wielder.

White lightsaber, on the other hand, is not as common in the Star Wars movies. White lightsabers are associated with the Sith, particularly the Sith Lord, Kylo Ren in the Star Wars sequel trilogy. The color white is also associated with the Knights of Ren, an elite group of Sith followers who served Kylo Ren.

The reason for the color white is not clearly stated in the movies, but it is believed to represent the Sith’s connection to the Force, as well as their aggressive and ambitious nature. In the Star Wars expanded universe, it was stated that the color white was chosen for its easy visibility in combat and for its aggressive effect on the wielder.

It’s worth noting that, according to canon the color of lightsaber doesn’t have to do with the force alignment of the wielder. Lightsaber’s color is chosen by the Jedi/Sith during their construction, and there’s no specific rule on which color should be chosen by a Jedi or a Sith. Some Jedi have used blue, green, purple, yellow lightsabers, on the other hand some Sith have used red, purple, orange, yellow lightsabers.

In conclusion, green lightsabers are often associated with the Jedi and their peaceful nature, while white lightsabers are associated with the Sith and their aggressive nature. However, the actual reason for the color choice is not clearly stated in the movies and the color of lightsaber doesn’t have to do with the force alignment of the wielder. The color is chosen by the Jedi/Sith during the lightsaber’s construction.