Green Lightsaber Blade Color Meaning and History

A green lightsaber is one of the most common lightsaber blade color for Jedi wielders. In Star Wars Canon, Luke Skywalker, Yoda, and Qui-Gon Jinn use a green-bladed lightsaber. In Star Wars Legends, Jacen Solo wields an emerald-bladed lightsaber before turning the dark side.

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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.

During the Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano wields a green-bladed lightsaber along with a yellow-green-bladed shoto lightsaber.

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 VI: Return of the Jedi (1983). Although the original Return of the Jedi teaser trailer and several promotional posters depict Luke Skywalker 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 is the third lightsaber color shown in a Star Wars movie, following the introduction of the red lightsaber and blue lightsaber in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977).

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
Luminara Unduli

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

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