The Tai lightsaber is a single-bladed blue lightsaber wielded by Jedi Padawan Tai. Tai is a New Republic era human male Jedi Padawan. Tai is apprenticed to Jedi Master Luke Skywalker along with Ben Solo, Hennix and Voe.
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Tai Lightsaber in Star Wars Canon
The Tai lightsaber is comprised of a cylindrical metal hilt. The hilt, which is metallic silver in color, extends to its widest diameter at two stacked sphere-like shapes near the emitter. The “spheres” somewhat resemble geodosic domes (like Spaceship Earth at Epcot). The kyber crystal equipped Jedi lightsaber emits a blue blade.
Tai studies the ways of the Force under Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. Skywalker takes on four Jedi apprentices: Tai, Ben Solo, Hennix and Voe. In 28 ABY, Tai, Hennix, and Voe are conducting an off-world mission. The Padawans return to find the burning ruins of the Jedi temple. They find Solo who says he killed Luke Skywalker out of self defense. Tai, wanting to learn more about the chain of events, cautions restraint. The other two Padawans ignite their lightsabers. Solo overpowers all three of the other Padawans and escapes. He intially finds refuge with Snoke.
Tai and the other Padawans pursue Solo and find him at a Jedi outpost on the planet Elphrona. Solo is wearing a helmet that had previously belong to Ren, the leader of the Knights of Ren. The Knights of Ren is a group of Force-sensitive individuals that are neither Jedi or Sith. Tai and the other Padawans draw their lightsabers. Ben Solo engages the group in a lightsaber duel. Hennix dies during the battle. Voe and Tai continue pursuing Solo, who intends to meet the Knights of Ren.
Ren unexpectedly appears and kills Tai. A conflicted Ben Solo becomes enraged at the death of his friend and kills Ren. Ben Solo then kills Voe as well. Embracing the dark side, Ben Solo takes on the name Kylo Ren and becomes the new leader of the Knights of Ren.
The last known location of the Tai lightsaber is on Minemoon, a mining moon of the planet Mimban.
Behind the Scenes
The Tai lightsaber first appears in the comic book Star Wars: The Rise of Kylo Ren 1 (2019).
COVER IMAGE CREDIT Marvel
Image depicts Tai and the Tai lightsaber
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