Blue Lightsaber Blade Color Meaning and History

A blue lightsaber is one of the most common lightsaber blade colors for Jedi. Blue lightsaber blade colors range widely from light blue, medium blue to dark blue. In Star Wars Canon, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Rey Skywalker, Ben Solo and many other Jedi use blue-bladed lightsabers. In Star Wars Legends, Jedi Guardians, who specialize in martial training and combat, commonly wield blue-bladed lightsabers.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi and Rey both wield blue-bladed lightsabers | IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Disney

Blue Lightsabers in Star Wars Canon

Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Rey Skywalker, and Ben Solo are among the most prolific blue lightsaber wielders in Star Wars Canon. Many additional Jedi wield blue lightsabers as well. Blue lightsabers, along with green lightsabers, are one of the most common Jedi lightsaber colors.

Blue Lightsabers in Star Wars Legends

Jedi Guardians frequently wield blue lightsaber in Star Wars Legends. A Jedi Guardian is a Jedi who specializes in martial training and combat. Guardians help maintain order and stability and commonly specialize as: a Lightsaber Instructor, a Jedi Ace (pilot/dogfighter), a Jedi Peacekeeper (security and law enforcer) or an Exotic Weapons Specialist.

Behind the Scenes

The first blue lightsabers in Star Wars Canon are the Skywalker lightsaber and the Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977). A blue lightsaber is the second lightsaber color shown in a Star Wars movie, following the introduction of the red lightsaber.

Blue lightsaber blade colors range widely from light blue, medium blue to dark blue. A blue lightsaber blade color may also be more nuanced like and ice blue or sky blue. A similar lightsaber blade color is a cyan lightsaber, which is greenish-blue in color.

Although some Star Wars fans associate blue lightsabers with a Jedi apprentice or a Jedi who has not completed their training, many Jedi use blue lightsabers throughout their lifetime.

Blue Lightsaber Color Theory

A blue lightsaber blade may connote calm, stability, and trust. Blue is the color of the sky and sea as well.

List of Blue Lightsabers

Star Wars Canon
Ferren Barr lightsaber
Blade of Rur (ancient lightsaber)
Imri Cantaros lightsaber (High Republic lightsaber)
Eno Cordova lightsaber
Finn Ertay lightsaber
Jak’zin lightsaber (Tiger Jedi)
Zett Jukassa lightsaber
Eldra Kaitis lightsaber
Katooni lightsaber (TCW Jedi youngling)
• Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsaber
Agen Kolar lightsaber
Sean lightsaber (High Republic lightsaber)
Sskeer lightsaber (High Republic lightsaber)
• Skywalker lightsaber
• Rey Skywalker lightsaber (Skywalker lightsaber)
Ben Solo lightsaber
Ady Sun’Zee lightsaber (High Republic lightsaber)
Tai lightsaber
Jaro Tapal lightsaber (Cal Kestis lightsaber)
Tiplee lightsaber

Star Wars Legends
Soon Bayts lightsaber
Gira lightsaber (katana saber)
Tallisibeth Enwandung-Esterhazy lightsaber (sky blue lightsaber)
Ronhar Kim lightsaber
Ull Murub lightsaber
Arn Peralun lightsaber (SWTOR lightsaber)
Pix lightsaber
Yarael Poof lightsaber
Rune lightsaber (Mon Calamari Jedi)
Sifo-Dyas lightsaber
Tahl lightsaber
Tyzen Xebec lightsaber (light blue, possibly cyan)
Zao lightsaber (long-handled lightsaber)
Zym lightsaber

Image depicts Obi-Wan Kenobi and Rey Skywalker both wielding blue-bladed lightsabers

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