The Ima-Gun Di lightsaber is a single-bladed blue lightsaber wielded by Jedi Master Ima-Gun Di. Ima-Gun Di is a Clone Wars era male Kajain’sa’Nikto Jedi Master in Star Wars Canon. The lightsaber is similar in design to the Kit Fisto lightsaber, another Clone Wars era lightsaber.
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Ima-Gun Di Lightsaber History
The Ima-Gun Di lightsaber is a blue-bladed lightsaber wielded by Jedi Master Ima-Gun Di during the Battle of Ryloth, a major battle on the planet Ryloth during the Clone Wars. Ryloth is the homeworld of the Twi’lek species.
The Ima-Gun Di lightsaber, a metal hilt, features a radiator style emitter and a grooved gold/brass colored grip section. The lower part of the hilt forms a truncated cone shape.
During the Battle of Ryloth, Ima-Gun Di along with a detachment of clone troopers, help defend the planet against a Separatist invasion. Ima-Gun Di leads his troops into battle against the invading Separatists in order give the Twi’lek population a chance to flee.
Heavily outnumbered, the clone troopers are ultimately overwhelmed by the Separatist forces and all perish in the battle. The last one standing, Ima-Gun Di is encircled with Separatist droids and becomes engulfed in blaster fire. Overrun and unable to block all of the incoming blaster fire with his lightsaber, the Jedi Master is struck down with multiple blaster bolts, dropping his lightsaber in the process. Ima-Gun Di dies knowing that Republic frigates are en route delivering badly needed supplies to the Twi’lek people. The sacrifice of Ima-Gun Di and the clone troopers help lead to an eventual Republic victory on the planet over the invading Separatists.
Behind the Scenes
The Ima-Gun Di lightsaber first appears in Star Wars Canon in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars in the episode “Supply Lines” (2010).
Ima-Gun Di Lightsaber in Real Life
No officially licensed Ima-Gun Di toys or prop replicas exist. The custom saber company Shen Sabers released a custom Ima-Gun Di inspired design called IGD / Brave Master.
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Image depicts the Ima-Gun Di lightsaber in the Star Wars; The Clone Wars animated series.
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