Green Lightsaber Blade Color Meaning and History

A green lightsaber is one of the most common lightsaber blade colors. In Star Wars Canon, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, and Qui-Gon Jinn wield a green-bladed lightsaber. In Star Wars Legends, Jacen Solo wields a green-bladed lightsaber.

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Green Lightsabers in Star Wars Canon

Luke Skywalker, Yoda, and Qui-Gon Jinn are among the most prolific green lightsaber users in Star Wars Canon. Many green lightsaber wielders are Jedi Masters.

Green Lightsabers in Star Wars Legends

Jedi Consulars often wield green lightsabers in Star Wars Legends. A Jedi Consular is a member of the Jedi Order who attempts to spread peace and harmony across the galaxy through diplomacy and only uses a lightsaber as a last resort. Green lightsaber wielders Yoda and Qui-Gon Jinn are both Jedi Consulars. Jacen Solo, son of Han Solo and Leia Organa, wields a green lightsaber before turning to the dark side.

Behind the Scenes

Luke Skywalker wields the first green lightsaber in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983). Although the original Return of the Jedi teaser trailer and several promotional posters depict Luke wielding a blue lightsaber, Skywalker is ultimately shown wielding a green lightsaber in the final cut of the film. Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo addressed the change, stating, “Remember – Luke had a green one because the effects sequence had it against a blue sky. That’s as deep as these things tend to go.” (Source: Tweet from @pablohidalgo; Retrieved October 18, 2016

Green Lightsaber Color Theory

A green lightsaber blade may connote growth, renewal, nature, safety and freshness.

List of Green Lightsaber Wielders

Star Wars Canon
• Luke Skywalker (ROTJ)
• Yoda
• Qui-Gon Jinn
• Kit Fisto
• Plo Koon
• Quinlan Vos
• Stass Ali
• Cin Drallig

Star Wars Legends
• Revan
• Jacen Solo (emerald)
• Dahgee crystal (green with black core)
• Jolee Bindo

Cover image depicts Saberforge Guardian lightsaber (left) and Master Replicas Yoda mini lightsaber (right)


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