The Star Wars Lightsaber Colors, Explained(2)
As we saw in "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," the crystals are colorless until they're in the hands of a young Jedi, and once found, the younglings must put together their lightsabers all on their own. The cool thing is they can also choose what material they want for their lightsaber hilt (handgrip), making each weapon entirely unique.
Now that you know a little bit of Star Wars history, you may be wondering, what does each lightsaber color mean?
What Does a Purple Lightsaber Mean?
While appearing on "The Graham Norton Show" in 2013, Samuel L. Jackson, who plays Jedi Mace Windu in the prequel trilogy, revealed that while shooting "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones," he personally requested his lightsaber to be made purple. Why? He wanted to easily find himself during the movie's big battle scene on Geonosis. George Lucas obliged, and while the purple lightsaber was first an aesthetic choice, it's since come to represent a Jedi who uses techniques from both the light side and dark side.
What Does a Yellow Lightsaber Mean?
Yellow lightsabers were primarily used by the Jedi Sentinel class, who represented a balance between the Jedi Guardians and Jedi Consulars. They had great combat skills and studied the Force. Yellow lightsabers were primarily used by Jedi Temple Guards, but as we saw in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," any Jedi can have one.
What Does a White Lightsaber Mean?
Ever wondered how Ahsoka Tano got her white lightsabers? At the end of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," Ahsoka abandons her blue lightsabers (which were gifted to her by Anakin) in order to fake her death after Order 66. According to the Star Wars Fandom Guide, she goes on to kill the Sixth Brother, who was a Jedi hunter known as an Inquisitor, and takes his lightsabers' red crystals. She purifies them using the Force, and they eventually go back to their original white color. Since Ahsoka doesn't consider herself a Jedi anymore and isn't on the dark side, either, her white lightsabers could represent her individuality.