The Zym lightsaber is a single-bladed blue lightsaber wielded by Jedi Master Zym. Zym is an Old Republic era Kel Dor male Jedi Master. He serves as Grand Master, the appointed leader of the Jedi Order, during the Great Galactic War. He is succeeded by Satele Shan.
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Zym Lightsaber in Star Wars Legends
Zym studies the ways of the Force, training under the guidance of the Jedi Order. He constructs a blue-bladed lightsaber and ascends to the rank of Jedi Master. Zym is elected to the Jedi Council, eventually serving as Grand Master, the appointed leader of the Jedi Council and the Jedi Order.
When the reconstituted Sith Empire attacks the Republic, the Jedi Council decides to defend the Senate from the Sith aggressors. The conflict becomes known as the Great Galactic War. When the Sith Empire requests a treaty, Zym along with several other Jedi and Republic diplomats journey to Alderaan to begins peace talks. Unbeknownst to the diplomats, the Sith Empire attacks the capital planet Coruscant, destroying the Jedi Temple and killing the Republic’s Chancellor. A peace treaty is signed.
In 3653 BBY, the bounty hunter Braden makes contact with Zym, intending to inform the Jedi Master of the Sith’s treachery. When Zym attempts to arrest Braden for killing a Republic officer, Braden fires one of his wrist rockets at the Jedi Master, killing Zym. Satele Shan succeeds Zym, becoming the next Grand Master of the Jedi Order.
Behind the Scenes
The Zym lightsaber first appears in the webcomic series Star Wars: The Old Republic: Threat of Peace (2009).
COVER IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Dark Horse Comics
Image depicts the Zym and the blue-bladed Zym lightsaber
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