Pink Lightsaber Blade Color Meaning and History in Star Wars

A pink lightsaber or a magenta lightsaber, is a rare lightsaber blade color. In Star Wars Canon, Cal Kestis may optionally wield a magenta-bladed lightsaber in the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (2019). In Star Wars Legends, the first Mara Jade lightsaber emits a magenta blade. A magenta lightsaber is also a playable option in the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011).

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Pink Lightsabers in Star Wars Canon

The video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order introduces the magenta lightsaber to Star Wars Canon in 2019. In the game, the protagonist Cal Kestis may optionally wield a magenta-bladed lightsaber. Pink is one of the 8 blade color options in the game.

Cal Kestis serves the Jedi Order during the final years of the Galactic Republic. He is the Jedi Padawan of Jedi Master Jaro Tapal during the Clone Wars. Kestis narrowly escapes death during the enactment of Order 66 and goes into hiding.

Cal Kestis with a double-bladed pink lightsaber
Cal Kestis with a double-bladed pink lightsaber in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order | IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Disney

Pink Lightsabers in Star Wars Legends

Mara Jade’s first lightsaber, the lightsaber she wields while serving as Emperor’s Hand, emits a magenta blade. The lightsaber is constructed with a rare kyber crystal, provided by Emperor Palpatine. Additionally, players in the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011) may acquire a magenta-bladed lightsaber.

During the Old Republic era, members of the Scions of Zakuul, a subgroup of Valkorion”s Knights of Zakuul, wield pink-bladed lightsabers. Strong believers in fate and destiny, the Scions strive to see the future through their Force visions.

pink-bladed Vanat lightsaber
Vanat, a member of Valkorion’s Scions of Zakuul, wields a pink lightsaber | IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Disney

Darth Vader’s PINK lightsaber?!

Some Star Wars fans assert that the Darth Vader lightsaber appears to emit a pink blade in some of the Star Wars movies, particularly in A New Hope (1977) and Empire Strikes Back (1983). Check out the photo below and judge for yourself. Appearance or not, Darth Vader technically wields a lightsaber with a crimson blade, according to Star Wars Canon.

Some Star Wars fans claim that in certain editions of the Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader’s lightsaber looks like it emits a pink blade. | IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Disney

Real Pink Lightsabers

Custom saber companies commonly offer pink lightsabers among their blade color options. Real pink lightsabers may range in color bright pink or hot pink to dark pink or magenta. Some Star Wars fans and parents-to-be choose to illuminate a pink lightsaber at a baby gender reveal party in order to indicate that the baby will be a girl.

Pink and Magenta Lightsaber Color Theory and History

Pink is a pale shade of red while magenta is more of a purplish-red. A pink or magenta lightsaber blade may connote charm, compassion, or unconventionality. A beautiful sunrise or sunset may appear as pinkish sunlight. In Japan, pink connotes springtime due to the blooming of the pink cherry blossoms.

Although the color is also currently commonly associated with femininity, this was not always the case. In 19th century England, young boys would commonly wear pink items while grown men would wear red uniforms.

List of Pink and Magenta Lightsaber Wielders

Star Wars Canon Examples

  • Cal Kestis (optional blade color selection in the 2019 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game)

Star Wars Legends Examples

  • Mara Jade (first lightsaber, magenta)
  • Scions of Zakuul members
  • magenta is a playable lightsaber blade color in Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011 video game)

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