The Tan Yuster lightsaber is a single-bladed blue lightsaber wielded by human male Jedi Padawan Tan Yuster in Star Wars Canon. Tan Yuster is a Clone Wars era Jedi Padawan apprenticed to Jedi Master Agen Kolar. The blue kyber crystal from the Tan Yuster Lightsaber is ultimately installed in the Agen Kolar lightsaber.
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Tan Yuster Lightsaber Construction and History
The cylindrical two-toned Tan Yuster lightsaber hilt is metallic silver and black. The hilt flares out to the widest point at the emitter. The lightsaber emits a blue blade.
Tan Yuster and his master, Agen Kolar, both serve on Mace Windu’s Jedi assault team tasked with rescuing Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Senator Amidala from imprisonment on Geonosis. The confrontation would become known as the First Battle of Geonosis. Yuster wields his lightsaber during the skirmish and is tragically overwhelmed by super battle droids and killed in battle.
Agen Kolar recovers his fallen Padawan’s lightsaber from the Geonosis arena. The Jedi Master removes the blue kyber crystal from the Tan Yuster hilt, adding the blue crystal to his own lightsaber hilt. The gesture pays tribute to his fallen apprentice. The crystal joins his existing green kyber crystal creating an uncommon dual kyber crystal configuration. The dual kyber crystal setup enables the Agen Kolar lightsaber, a single-bladed lightsaber, to emit a green blade or a blue blade.
Behind the Scenes
The Tan Yuster lightsaber first appears in a behind the scenes photo for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002). The photo was posted on StarWars.com Image Attack: Loss of a Padawan (June 27, 2003) [Retrieved from Archive.org].
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Image depicts the Tan Yuster lightsaber
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