Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Lightsabers: Color, Episode 3, Episode 1, and which will he wield in the new Obi Wan series

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By Brian McCormick | More Articles Comic book geek and Magic: the Gathering player
December 16, 2020  05:31 PM

Which lightsaber will Obi-Wan Kenobi wield in the new Obi Wan series directed by Deborah Chow? It’s a burning question for many Star Wars fans. The color and design of a lightsaber is unique to the Jedi and gives you a feel for the character that goes beyond robe and garb.

While we don’t know yet what lightsaber he will wield, let’s take a look at some of his past lightsabers to better understand his character and history.
 

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Episode 1 Lightsaber

Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 1 Lightsaber


This is a blue lightsaber. Obi-Wan’s first lightsaber, which appeared in Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, was created by himself. It is the lightsaber he used in one of the most memorable lightsaber battles in all of Star Wars. I am of course talking about his duel with Darth Maul.

After losing his Master in battle, Obi-Wan fought hard against his formidable Sith opponent. Sadly, the lightsaber was lost permanently after Darth Maul kicked it down the reactor shaft while fighting. Obi-Wan ended up defeating Maul with his master's green lightsaber.

It is unlikely we will see this lightsaber return in the Obi-Wan series, since it is considered destroyed in that battle with Darth Maul.
 

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Episode 2 Lightsaber

Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 2 and 3 Lightsaber


After losing his first lightsaber down the reactor shaft in Naboo, Obi-Wan created his second lightsaber. It was also blue, and very reminiscent of his first lightsaber. In fact, many people mistook it for his first lightsaber.

This is the lightsaber you see Obi-Wan use to battle Jango Fett before he eventually escapes away on the Slave I. He also uses it to prevent the assassination of Padme Amidala. It was eventually taken away from Obi-Wan by Count Dooku when he captures him on Geonosis.
 

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Final Lightsaber

Obi Wan Kenobi A New Hope Lightsaber


This is also a blue lightsaber. It is the first lightsaber we see used in battle in the Star Wars universe! It’s possibly one of the most iconic lightsabers in the show with a timeless design and retro feel. You can tell it is of a period of the Original Trilogy and not a new incarnation.

The lightsaber was used in Obi-Wan and Vader’s duel on the Death Star. It also made an appearance during the Clone Wars. It has been in the possession of Obi-Wan, Darth Vader, and Luke Skywalker at some point in time.

As opposed to a Khyber crystal, which is used in Obi-Wan’s first two lightsabers, his final lightsaber used an Adegan crystal.
 

Which Lightsaber will Obi-Wan Wield in Obi Wan series?

Obi-Wan Lightsaber in Obi Wan Kenobi Series
Given the above facts, it seems most likely that he would continue using his final blue lightsaber. He wouldn’t have access to the saber used in Episode 1 or Episode 2, as they were lost or destroyed. He could however use a lightsaber we are unfamiliar with, although that seems unlikely. Jedi dislike waste and prefer to use whatever they have access to. Additionally, the choice of lightsaber is a very important and private decision, and they don’t change their blade day to day.

The Obi Wan series release date is not confirmed, but we are expecting it to come out around March 2022. The Obi Wan timeline will place the show 10 years after Revenge of the Sith and about a year after Solo: A Star Wars Story. It will feature a cast of Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen as Obi-Wan and Darth Vader. The show will be released on Disney+.

Which Color of Lightsaber would you wield? Take our quiz to find out!

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