Kai Justiss Lightsaber | Lightsaber Profile
The Kai Justiss lightsaber is a single-bladed blue lightsaber wielded by Jedi Knight Kai Justiss. Kai Justiss is a Clone Wars era/Rise of the Empire era Jedi Knight in Star Wars Legends. Darth Vader kills Justiss on the Death Star around the time of the events of Star Wars: A New Hope.
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Kai Justiss Lightsaber in Star Wars Legends
The Kai Justiss lightsaber, a Jedi lightsaber, is comprised of a cylindrical hilt that is mostly metallic silver in color. The lightsaber, a thin neck saber, features a flared emitter and a wide, notched ‘gear-tooth’ style section below the neck. An activation box is situated near the middle of the hilt. The single-bladed lightsaber emits a blue blade.
Kai Justiss serves the Jedi Order and the Republic during the Clone Wars/Rise of the Empire era. He takes part in Mace Windu’s Jedi assault team tasked with rescuing the imprisoned Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Senator Amidala on Geonosis. Justiss wields his lightsaber against the Confederacy in the Patranaki arena in what would become known as the First Battle of Geonosis. Justiss is one of few Jedi survivors.
During the final days of the Clone Wars, Kai Justiss escapes death during Order 66 and the Great Jedi Purge. He evades Imperial intelligence, living a fugitive for nearly two decades. Around 0 BBY, Justiss flees to the agriworld Garqi. Local farmers on the planet betray Justiss to a local chapter of the Bounty Hunters’ Guild. A group of bounty hunters locate and confront Kai Justiss. A battle ensues. Justiss is defeated and captured by the group. Justiss is taken into Imperial custody.
The Jedi is presented to the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Darth Vader executes Kai Justiss on the Death Star around the time of the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. The fate of the Kai Justiss lightsaber is unknown.
Behind the Scenes
The Kai Justiss character and the Kai Justiss lightsaber first appear in Star Wars Legends in the Star Wars Gamer magazine Star Wars roleplaying adventure “Kasshyyyk in Flames” (2001).
Artist Joe Corroney created the character Kai Justiss and the Kai Justiss lightsaber, naming the character and modeling the likeness of the character after fellow artist Justin Chung.
COVER IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Disney
Image depicts Kai Justiss wielding the blue-bladed Kai Justiss lightsaber
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