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What Was the WEAKEST Lightsaber Color?

What Was the WEAKEST Lightsaber Color?

Hello, fellow Star Wars enthusiasts! Have you ever found yourself in a heated debate over which lightsaber color is the most powerful or, on the flip side, the weakest? 

Well, buckle up, because we’re about to dive into the colorful world of lightsabers, and it might just surprise you—or at least make you chuckle a bit.

The Significance of Lightsaber Colors

From the fiery red of the Sith to the calm blue of the Jedi, lightsaber colors have been dazzling us since the dawn of Star Wars. 

With each color often reflecting the wielder’s personality, philosophy, or even their favorite party outfit (looking at you, Mace Windu with your fabulous purple lightsaber), these colors are more than just pretty lights; they’re a piece of the Star Wars soul.

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But here’s a curveball for you: Did you know that there’s an orange lightsaber? Yes, nestled right under our noses, the orange lightsaber made its sneaky debut, albeit with a fascinating twist.

The WEAKEST Lightsaber Color

Now, let’s tackle the bantha in the room: the so-called “weakest” lightsaber color. According to a delightful tidbit from Claudia Grey’s 2019 novel, “Star Wars: Master and Apprentice,” there’s something out there called a kohlen crystal. 

This little rascal is the heart of the elusive orange lightsaber, but with a catch—it’s not as powerful as the kyber crystals we know and love.

Qui-Gon Jinn, our bearded Jedi paragon, discovered these “fool’s kyber” crystals and found them to be fascinatingly similar to the real deal, yet different. 

They look and feel like kyber crystals, even vibing in the Force in the same way. However, when it comes to power output, they’re more of a whimper than a bang.

Fan Perceptions and Debates

So, why does this matter? Well, it’s all about the power behind the blade. 

When Obi-Wan Kenobi swapped his kyber crystal for a kohlen crystal, he managed to penetrate a shield that was impervious to regular lightsabers. Cool, right? But here’s the kicker: the energy yield was so low that he couldn’t actually attack the person behind the shield. Talk about a lightsaber buzzkill.

This unique property of kohlen crystals leads us to an interesting discussion. Can we consider the orange lightsaber, powered by a kohlen crystal, the “weakest” in terms of combative utility?

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The pause for the orange lightsaber’s “power cycle” during the mock duel brings a lighthearted moment but also underscores a significant challenge. 

This lightsaber, unique due to its kohlen crystal, reveals its Achilles’ heel. Despite the wielder’s skill, the blade’s low power output dampens both the effectiveness of their attacks and, inevitably, their confidence.

Dueling Dilemmas: A Real Concern

Picture this orange lightsaber wielder in a mock duel against their peers. As they face off, the tension is palpable. 

They make the first move, agile and swift, only to have their attack… well, politely declined by their opponent’s standard lightsaber. “Hold on,” the wielder says, “Let me just power cycle it. I swear, it’s usually more impressive than this.”

The orange lightsaber, powered by a kohlen crystal, falls short in duels due to its low power compared to traditional kyber crystals, making it less effective for general combat and more of a niche tool.

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