• Mattie Stu

Kylo Ren's Lightsaber - Star Wars Weapons Lore

Kylo Ren’s crossguard lightsaber was based on an ancient deign, dating back to the Great Scourge of Malachor. However, the weapon comprised of modern components. With a crude appearance, anyone could tell it was made by an inexperienced hand. But the lightsaber’s volatile nature seemed to match the user’s own, who earned the nickname “Jedi Killer”…

Using a single cracked Kyber crystal, which was barely able to contain the power of the weapon, Kylo Ren’s lightsaber required lateral vents to divert the extra heat produced. Furthermore, the stressed crystal gave off the weapon’s unstable and serrated red blades. An array of focussing crystal activators split the plasma stream into perpendicular blade energy channels, creating what were known as the “quillons”. On the crossguard were emitter shrouds, which protected Ren’s hand from the smaller blades as he used the weapon.

Looking at each component of the hilt, the lightsaber included: a cracked Kyber crystal, a crossguard shroud vent, a crystal cradle, a power cell brace, power field conductors, a reserve power cell, an inert power insulator, cooling vanes, exposed power rod terminals, a central diatium power core, a power cell focussing shunt, a harmonic energiser conductive plate, vent iris’ that open shortly after primary blade ignition, and quillon plasma blades.

Kylo Ren wielded the lightsaber alongside the Knights of Ren and during his service in the First Order. Using it, he destroyed his uncle’s revived Jedi Order, slayed Church of the Force member Lor San Tekka, killed his own father, and later duelled and defeated former First Order Stormtrooper Finn. However, he was outmatched by Rey, who knocked the lightsaber from his hand and dealt him a slash across the face…

Now it’s time for this week’s question: do you like Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber? Let me know in the comments below. At the end of the previous episode I asked if you would prefer a Bowcaster or a blaster, and I got a tonne of responses, so thanks for that! The response seemed split, with many people liking the power of the Bowcaster, but a lot of people thought it is too bulky a design, unlike blasters. Don’t forget everyone to tell me what you want to see covered next in the series.

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