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I had an idea about lightsabers I want to get everyone's opinion on. Originally it was only supposed to be Blue for good and Red for bad right? What if the lightsabers were "tied" (for lack of a better term) to the user, so that the user in essence controlled the color of the blade. If they were calm, cool, collected (IE Lightside) it would be blue, but if they were angry it would be red. May not seem like much a change but remember the final fight confrontation between Luke and Vader, now imagine when Luke starts freaking out his lightsaber starts changing from Blue to red in the middle of the fight and then when he realizes what he was doing he doesn't look at his hand like he does, but he looks at how red his blade has become. I think that would have been really cool, what do you all think?

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I don't think that would have been very subtle. His hand is a very powerful way to convey what he's becoming. We've known about it since the end of Empire, but it was only the after-effect of his fight against Vader. Suddenly, we see it as Luke taking the same path as his father. I think it was a bit of a shock for the audience: "Oh, wow, he's turning into his father, I'd never looked at it this way". smile

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That question was actually asked of a crew member on RotS. The response was "They're lightsabers, not mood rings."

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Also, I honestly can't think of a way to make that play without entering immediately into melodrama territory.

I mean...even more melodrama territory.

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BigDamnArtist wrote:

Also, I honestly can't think of a way to make that play without entering immediately into melodrama territory.

I mean...even more melodrama territory.

Thank you for clarifying yourself there, sir wink

Star Wars has enough magic in it without adding in a darkening of the aura, or however they would describe.

Not to be derisive of either properties, but the notion reminds me of an idea from an anime, Madoka Magika (and apologies if I got the title wrong). There is the idea of a soul gem that can darken as the person gets closer to giving in to despair. I feel like if Star Wars did that with sabers, it would feel like that, and wouldn't feel like it works in the world.

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I do like the idea of the light-saber being aware of what's inside you before you're aware of it though. That's usually an interesting kind of trope to play with.

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Herc wrote:

I do like the idea of the light-saber being aware of what's inside you before you're aware of it though. That's usually an interesting kind of trope to play with.

I agree, and I think it would have worked if that had been established early on, because it really is a fun trope to have in a fantasy setting.

I just think it would have been odd in this film or the PT without some sort of preestablishment within the context of the world.

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The PT kinda goes in the same kind of direction with the yellow eyes, although you seem to get them if you're already way down that path (eg Anakin in Episode III). However, the trailer for the new The Old Republic seems to go in that direction. Dude gets yellow eyes in a fit of rage, then loses them immediately when he realizes what he's done.

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What the hell?! XKCD ripped off DiF! tongue

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Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Interesting.

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