The Darth Malak lightsaber is a single-hilt red lightsaber in Star Wars Legends. Darth Malak, a Jedi Knight turned Sith Lord, constructs and wields his red-bladed Sith lightsaber during the Old Republic era. Darth Malak’s lightsaber first appears in the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003).
Malak wields the red lightsaber throughout his tenure as a Sith Lord, including during a duel with his former Master Revan and Bastila Shan on Leviathan. During the Battle of Rakata Prime (3956 BBY), the final battle of the Jedi Civil War, Revan confronts and duels Darth Malak again aboard the Star Forge. Revan defeats and mortally wounds his former apprentice during the battle. Malak dies regretting his dark deeds. Malak’s body and lightsaber become engulfed in flames during the defeat and destruction of Star Forge.
Behind the Scenes
Darth Malak’s ominous cybernetic jaw is a nod to Darth Vader and his cybernetic armor. Hasbro released a 3.75 in Darth Malak action figure with red lightsaber accessory in 2007. The figure is #35 in the 30th Anniversary Collection.
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Image depicts Darth Malak (left) and Darth Malak’s lightsaber (right)