Luminara Unduli Lightsaber | Lightsaber Profile
The Luminara Unduli lighstaber is singled-bladed green lightsaber constructed by Jedi Master Luminara Unduli in Star Wars Canon. Luminara Unduli is a Clone Wars era Jedi Master. The lightsaber is a clan saber. The hilt shares similar design features to several other Prequel Trilogy/Clone Wars era lightsabers including: the Plo Koon lightsaber, Mace Windu lightsaber (TPM), Kit Fisto lightsaber, etc.
The Luminara Unduli lightsaber hilt, which is made of metal, features a cylindrical shape with a ringed, radiator style emitter and turbine style base with a truncated cone shape. The Luminara Unduli lightsaber hilt features brass colored accents near its base, distinguishing the design from other similar hilts. Some depictions of the Luminara Unduli lightsaber lack the brass accent colors, however.
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Luminara Unduli Lightsaber in Star Wars Canon
In Star Wars Canon, Jedi Master Luminara Unduli wields a green-bladed lightsaber serves as master to Padawan Barriss Offee. Powerful and skilled in lightsaber combat, Unduli develops a reputation for patience, discipline, and keeping a cool head.
Unduli and Offee join Mace Windu’s rescue mission to save Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Senator Padmé Amidala from capture on Geonosis. Over 200 Jedi wield lightsabers against the Confederacy during the mission. Outnumbered, only a small number of the Jedi survive the brief but heated battle that would become known as the First Battle of Geonosis. Unduli and her Padawan count among the survivors.
Throughout the Clone Wars, Jedi General Luminara Unduli commands the 41st Elite Corps of the Grand Army of the Republic. Skilled in lightsaber combat, Unduli is nearly killed during a lightsaber duel with the assassin Asajj Ventress. Ahsoka Tano joins the fight, arriving just in time to interfere with Ventress’s killing blow. Ventress ultimately escapes.
Although Unduli manages to elude execution during Palpatine’s issuance of Order 66, the Jedi Master is captured by the Empire and ultimately killed in the presence of The Grand Inquisitor. For years, rumors spread that Unduli was still alive. The Empire would leverage Unduli’s remains as bait, luring unsuspecting exiled Jedi into traps.
Luminara Unduli Lightsaber in Star Wars Legends
In Star Wars Legends, Luminara Unduli constructs her green-bladed lightsaber as a Jedi Padawan. Unduli bases her hilt design on the legendary Lacunas Subartuk lightsaber. Many Jedi lightsabers of the era share similar design sensibilities to the Lacunas Subartuk lightsaber. Unduli equips her personal lightsaber with a distinctive, corrosion-resistant manganese brass radiator casing in the truncated cone-shaped lower section of the hilt.
Luminara Unduli trains as a Jedi Guardian, a role emphasizing martial training and combat. Although most Jedi Guardians wield a blue-bladed lightsaber, Luminara Unduli wields a green-bladed lightsaber instead.
Luminara Unduli wields her lightsaber in battle throughout the Clone Wars, ultimately getting shot down by her own troopers during Palpatine’s issuance of Order 66.
Behind the Scenes
The Luminara Unduli lightsaber first appears in Star Wars Legends in the book Star Wars: The Approaching Storm (2002). The Luminara Unduli lightsaber first appears in the Star Wars Canon in the film Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002).
Luminara Unduli, along with other background Jedi characters in the films Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), are commonly equipped with generic lightsaber hilts featuring similar designs.
Luminara Unduli Lightsaber in Real Life
No officially licensed Luminara Unduli lightsaber toys or prop replicas exist. KR Sabers has manufactured an unlicensed, custom saber inspired by the design of the Luminara Unduli lightsaber.
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