The Darth Acharon lightsaber is a single-bladed red lightsaber wielded by Darth Acharon in Star Wars Legends. Darth Acharon is an Old Republic era human male Sith Lord with cybernetic enhancement who serves the resurgent Sith Empire. A member of the ruling Dark Council, he oversees the Battle of Corellia during the Galactic War.
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Darth Acharon Lightsaber in Star Wars Legends
The Darth Acharon lightsaber is comprised of a standard cylindrical metal hilt with a series of black vertical grips encircling the lower part of the hilt. The hilt appears to have a patina or some weathering.
A Sith Warrior by training, Darth Acharon serves the resurgent Sith Empire. He ascends to the rank of Sith Lord and attains a position on the ruling Dark Council by the end of the Cold War. As a Dark Councilor, he rules the Sphere of Biotic Science, a branch that controls cybernect enhancement and medical science. He comes to view the Imperial Military as incompetent. He personally executes hundreds of soldiers failures small and large.
During the Galactic War, Darth Acharon journeys to Corellia and participates in the Battle of Corellia. He commands Imperial forces alongside fellow Dark Councilors Darth Decimus and Darth Hadra. In the later part of the battle, Archaron guards the Ion Wall, a powerful weapon capable of disabling electronics throughout a wide area. A Republic strike team confronts Acharon in the control room. During the ensuing skirmish, Darth Acharon ignites his red-bladed lightsaber. The strike team ultimately defeats and kills Acharon in 3641 BBY.
Behind the Scenes
The Darth Acharon lightsaber first appears in the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic (2011). Within the game, the lightsaber appears in the mission “Government Clearance” on Corellia.
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Image depicts Darth Acharon wearing his Sith lightsaber
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