What is a lightsaber trophy? (Lightsaber Terminology)

A lightsaber trophy is a weathered and damaged lightsaber confiscated from an enemy combatant, often a fallen Jedi, in order to commemorate victory in battle. A lightsaber trophy is often but not always severely worn and damaged to the point of being unusable.

Similar to a war trophy, a lightsaber trophy symbolized a combatant’s prowess in battle. An individual in a position of wealth or power, like a politician, may also acquire a lightsaber trophy as a rare relic or artifact.

Lightsaber trophy collectors may additionally or alternatively seize other trophy items like kyber crystals, Padawan braids, pieces of lightsabers, etc.


TROPHY LIGHTSABERS IN STAR WARS CANON
General Grievous collected Jedi lightsabers, which doubled as trophies and usable weapons. Bounty hunters, mercenaries, assassins, and Mandalorians could collect a lightsaber trophy from a fallen Jedi as well.

TROPHY LIGHTSABERS IN STAR WARS LEGENDS
In Star Wars legends, Imperial Senator Sano Sauro displayed a broken lightsaber in his office. The lightsaber was rumored to belong to Jedi Master Mace Windu, although the claims were never verified.

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