The Bolla Ropal lightsaber is a single-bladed green lightsaber wielded by Jedi Master Bolla Ropa in Star Wars Legends. Bolla Ropal is a Clone Wars era Rodian male Jedi Master. He serves the Jedi Order during the waning years of the Republic. Ropal takes on Tyzen Xebec as an apprentice.
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Bolla Ropal Lightsaber in Star Wars Legends
Originally from the planet Rodia, Bolla Ropal studies the ways of the Force under the guidance of the Jedi Order. He ascends to the rank of Jedi Master and takes on Tyzen Xebec as an apprentice.
Before the outbreak of the Clone Wars Bolla Ropal is charged with preserving and protecting the sensitive information within the Kyber memory crystal. The crystal contains the identities of all known Force-sensitive younglings in the entire galaxy. The information is intended to aid the Jedi Order recruit new young initiates.
During the Clone Wars, Bolla Ropal serves the Jedi Order and the Republic as a Jedi General. Ropa, Xebec, and a contingent of clone troopers go on a mission to the planet of Devaron. The planet agreed to allow the Jedi Order build the Temple of Eedit on the planet. Ropa leads the troops in several humanitarian projects.
Darth Sidious dispatches bounty hunter Cad Bane, along with bounty hunter Aurra Sing and a fleet of Trade Federation forces, to steal the information from within the Kyber memory crystal. Cad Bane’s forces invade Devaron, taking Bolla Ropal and the Republic forces by surprise.
Cad Bane engages Bolla Ropal in combat. The Jedi Master ignites his green-bladed lightsaber. Bane fires cortosis bullets at Ropal. The cortosis, a lightsaber resistant material, shorts out Ropa’s lightsaber. Bane captures Ropal and Bane’s forces take the Kyber memory crystal from the Jedi Master.
Bane interrogates Ropal and demands the Jedi Master help him open a stolen Jedi Holocron. Ropa refuses. Bane’s forces torture Ropal, but the Jedi Master continues to refuse to help bounty hunter. Bane order a battle droid to electrocute Ropal at full power. The Jedi Master dies. Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan Ahsoka Tano find Ropal’s body later.
Behind the Scenes
The Bolla Ropal lightsaber first appears in the webcomic Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Act on Instinct (2009 to 2010). The lightsaber emits a green blade. Although the Bolla Ropal character appears in Star Wars Canon, the Bolla Ropal lightsaber is only depicted in Star Wars Legends.
Bolla Ropal appears as an unlockable character in the PSP and Nintendo DS versions of the video game LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (2003). In the game, the Bolla Ropal lightsaber emits a blue blade.
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Image depicts Bolla Ropa and the Bolla Ropa lightsaber
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