The Jocasta Nu lightsaber is a single-bladed blue lightsaber wielded by Jedi Master Jocasta Nu in Star Wars Canon. Jocasta Nu serves as the Chief Librarian of the Jedi Archives during the Clone Wars. She uses her lightsaber to fuel a formidable lightsaber rifle, a weapon that she uses to fight Darth Vader.
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Jocasta Nu lightsaber in Star Wars Canon
The Jocasta Nu lightsaber is comprised of a metal hilt. The two-toned design is metallic silver in the middle and a gold/brass color in the flared emitter area and rounded pommel area. The Jedi lightsaber emits a blue blade.
During the Clone Wars, Jedi Master Jocasta Nu oversees the operations of the Jedi Archives on Coruscant. As a Consular Jedi, she rarely wields her lightsaber. Instead, Jocasta Nu primarily focuses on preserving and disseminating knowledge in the Jedi Archives.
Shortly after Nu is notified of bounty hunter Cad Bane’s attempt to break into the Jedi Temple, a shapeshifting bounty hunter named Cato Parasitti knocks Nu unconscious. He drags her away and takes her lightsaber. Parasitti shapeshifts, taking the form of Jocasta Nu. Ahsoka Tano recognizes the deception and confronts the imposter. After a short lightsaber duel, Tano defeats Parasitti. Nu regains consciousness and helps Tano escort Parasitti away. In the meantime, Bane steals a holocron and escapes.
Surviving Order 66 and the Great Jedi Purge
Jocasta Nu survives the enactment of Order 66 and the initial stages of the Great Jedi Purge. She goes into hiding and salvages what she can of the Jedi Order. She records holocrons and collects information with the objective of starting a new school for Jedi.
Emperor Palpatine becomes aware of Nu’s existence. The Sith Lord dispatches The Grand Inquisitor to find Jocasta Nu and sends Darth Vader along. Palpatine instructs Darth Vader to bring her back alive.
Jocasta Nu sneaks into Jedi Archives on Coruscant to retrieve some information. She encounters The Grand Inquisitor and a lightsaber duel ensues. The Grand Inquisitor defeats her. As he prepares to strike her down, Darth Vader extends his lightsaber to block the killing blow.
Constructing a Lightsaber Rifle
In order to fight Darth Vader, Jocasta Nu uses her lightsaber to assemble an extremely powerful and formidable lightsaber rifle. Using her lightsaber as fuel, she fires a series of powerful and destructive energy beams. After firing multiple rounds, the lightsaber rifle exhausts its lightsaber fuel source and the Jocasta Nu lightsaber is destroyed. Nu is captured. After Vader extracts information from the Archives, he ignite his lightsaber and strikes her down.
Behind the Scenes
The Jocasta Nu lightsaber first appears in the film Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002). A very small section of the lightsaber is visible in the reference book Star Wars Attack of the Clones: The Visual Dictionary (2002).
The Jocasta Nu lightsaber is more clearly visible in the “Holocron Heist” episode of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2009). The Jocasta Nu lightsaber and the lightsaber rifle appear in the comic book series Star Wars Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith (2017).
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Image depicts the Jocasta Nu lightsaber
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