The Plo Koon lightsaber is a single-hilt lightsaber with a blue blade in Star Wars Canon. In Star Wars Legends, the Plo Koon lightsaber emits a yellow blade, blue blade, orange blade, or green blade depending on the source.
Plo Koon, a Kel Dor Jedi Master from the planet Dorin, serves on the Jedi Council during the waning years of the Republic. Plo Koon wields the lightsaber against the Separatist Droid Army during the Battle of Geonosis as well as throughout the Clone Wars.
The Plo Koon lightsaber is a clan saber. Several additional Prequel Trilogy lightsabers are similar in appearance and design to the Plo Koon lightsaber including the Mace Windu TPM lightsaber and the Luminara Unduli lightsaber. The Plo Koon lightsaber’s characteristic radiator style emitter is comprised of a series of flat blue rings. The upper grip section features grooves. A short red cylindrical greeblie and short black cylindrical greeblie adorn the lower body of the hilt. The pommel, which narrows from its top to its base, is encircled with a series of short, angular fins.
The fate of the Plo Koon lightsaber is unknown, although the weapon was likely destroyed during the execution of Order 66. Following the issuance of Order 66, a clone pilot shot down Plo Koon’s ship. The Jedi Master died in the subsequent explosion and crash.
Behind the Scenes
Plo Koon is shown wielding a specialized gauntlet lightsaber with two green blades in concept art for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The concept art was created by Derek Thompson. Hasbro produced a 3.75 inch Plo Koon action figure with a blue-bladed standard lightsaber and gauntlet lightsaber with two blue blades. The Plo Koon action figure is #45 in the Star Wars Revenge of the Sith: The Legacy Collection (2009)
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Image depicts Plo Koon wielding a blue lightsaber (left) and wielding an orange lightsaber (right)