The Yoshi Raph-Elan lightsaber is a single-bladed orange lightsaber wielded by Jedi Knight Yoshi Raph-Elan in Star Wars Legends. Yoshi Raph-Elan is a Rise of the Empire era human male Jedi Knight. He serves the Jedi Order and the Republic before the Clone Wars.
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Yoshi Raph-Elan Lightsaber in Star Wars Legends
The Yoshi Raph-Elan lightsaber is comprised of a cylindrical metal hilt with a flared emitter and flared pommel. The Jedi lightsaber emits an orange blade.
Shortly after Yoshi Raph-Elan achieves the rank of Jedi Knight, the young Jedi pilots his starfighter away from the Jedi Temple. During the journey, Raph-Elan is shot down and crash-lands on a planet. He manages to activate a rescue beacon and escape the wreckage before the ship explodes.
He finds that a feared conqueror named Lord Gar-Oth rules the planet. Yoshi Raph-Elan meets Princess Lourdes, the heir-apparent to the throne. She tells Raph-Elan that Lord Gar-Oth has killed her father and seized control of the planet. The dictator is making arrangments to marry her in order to secure his power and legitimize his rule. She invites Raph-Elan to attend a ball with her posing as a servant.
At the ball, Yoshi Raph-Elan reveals himself as a Jedi and reaches for his lightsaber. Angered, Lord Gar-Oth orders a droid to kill the Jedi. The Jedi discovers that his lightsaber had been broken during his crash landing. He fights the droid using the Force and hand-to-hand combat. Raph-Elan manages to repair the lightsaber using wiring from the droid. He defeats the droid. In the meantime, Princess Lourdes kills the dictator.
Princess Lourdes reveals she has feelings for Yoshi Raph-Elan. She asks him to return one day when he has matured a bit. A Jedi rescue team arrives and Raph-Elan leaves the planet with them. “I just might be back,” the Jedi tells the pilots.
Behind the Scenes
The Yoshi Raph-Elan lightsaber first appears in the comic book Star Wars 27: Starcrash (1998).
COVER IMAGE CREDIT Dark Horse Comics
Image depicts the Yoshi Raph-Elan lightsaber
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