• Mattie Stu

6 Sith Who Used Non-Red Lightsabers

If we were to associate any two colours with the Sith, red and black would immediately spring to mind: black quite literally for the dark side of the Force, and red for their vibrant and blood-thirsty lightsabers. However, we might want to reconsider the latter statement, as not every member of the twisted order chose to follow tradition. So, with that in mind, here are 6 Sith who wielded non-red lightsabers.

Number 06. Lumiya (Legends)

Okay, okay... technically speaking, lightwhips were not lightsabers in their own right – but if we choose to bend the rules ever so slightly, then Lumiya is more than deserving of a spot on this list. You see, other than the uniqueness of her lightwhip in and of itself, the rope-like blade distinctly set her apart for its unusual yellow tinge. Despite this, however, the non-traditional weapon served Lumiya more than adequately throughout her tenure as a Dark Lady of the Sith, most notably in her various duels with Luke Skywalker.

Number 05. Darth Vader (Canon)

Now, this is a name you probably didn't expect, for the half-man, half-machine was only ever shown wielding a red-bladed lightsaber, right? Well, as eagle-eyed viewers would attest to, Anakin Skywalker was christened as Darth Vader only hours before his brutal takedown of Separatist leaders on Mustafar – an act he committed with his Jedi weapon. Ultimately, of course, Vader's reign as a blue lightsaber-wielding Sith Lord was cut short both literally and metaphorically by Obi-Wan Kenobi, who eventually passed the blade down to Luke Skywalker.

Number 04. Ulic Qel-Droma (Legends)

Just like Darth Vader, Ulic Qel-Droma was an esteemed Jedi Knight who couldn't help but fall to the dark side. Not one for “blending in”, however, he continued to wield the very same yellow lightsaber that served him so faithfully as the padawan of Arca Jeth. Not even someone as high profile as Exar Kun could convince Qel-Droma to wield a weapon more fitting of a Sith Lord. But then again, Kun wasn't one for following tradition, either...

Number 03. Exar Kun (Legends)

While it was likely Exar Kun failed to realise the custom of changing one's lightsaber upon defection, he was yet another former Jedi Knight who failed to relinquish his blue-bladed lightsaber. Though, in fairness, it was imbued with dark side energy at one point or another. Furthermore, it helped him achieve the status of one of the galaxy's greatest duelists. So, whether it was in one-on-one combat with his former master, or in training to become a Sith Lord, Kun was never far removed from the trusty weapon.

Number 02. Darth Caedus (Legends)

As the grandson of Darth Vader, Jacen Solo was all but guaranteed to follow a similar, tragic path. Sure, bringing order and stability to a fractured galaxy was a rather noble objective, but doing so by turning on his family and friends, by betraying the very principles that helped him defeat the Yuuzhan Vong, was shockingly ruthless, to say the least. With such a drastic fall to the dark side, one would only presume Darth Caedus would wield a Sith-inspired lightsaber, right? Well, yes, of course – but not until a fateful duel aboard his flagship in 40 ABY would such foresight come to fruition. In fact, Caedus would have most likely continued to carry his green lightsaber if it wasn't taken by Ben Skywalker. This forced the Sith Lord to create another, slightly different weapon – one that he would go on to wield until his ultimate defeat courtesy of Jaina Solo.

Number 01. Darth Sidious (Legends)

Up until the release of Episode III, no one really knew if Emperor Palpatine even possessed a lightsaber, let alone wielded one. I mean, if the original trilogy was anything to go by, then the Sith Lord was happy enough electrocuting specific enemies to death, while his “lapdog” slew the rest. That all changed, however, when Agen Kolar, Saesee Tiin, Kit Fisto and Mace Windu foolishly tried to arrest the Supreme Chancellor for his crimes against the Galactic Republic. All four Jedi quickly discovered the true power of Lord Sidious as his red blade began to cut them down one by one. Such a display left many fans finally content knowing what weapon Palpatine used before and even after the events of the prequel trilogy. But given the nature of this list, it's time to drop a bombshell. You see, Darth Sidious chose to wield another lightsaber following his death. Oh, yeah, almost forgot – he somehow managed to live on past Return of the Jedi, which is a video for another day. Regardless, his reincarnated form wielded not a red-coloured lightsaber, but rather a pale blue one...

Know of any more Sith who used non-red lightsabers? Let us know in the comments below!

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