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7th Oct '17 9:34:51 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* A lightsaber in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films is composed of a metal hilt that projects a three-foot colored beam of energy that serves as a blade. The energy is provided by a "kyber crytal" stored in the hilt. They can cut through virtually any physical substance, even thick metal bulkheads, but bounce off of each other to enable swordfights. George Lucas intended them to make Jedi more like a classic KnightErrant or samurai. Because they are close-range weapons and can be used to block and reflect blaster fire, they are supposed to be seen as defensive weapons, showing that Jedi use force only to protect themselves. This characterization is pretty much abandoned with Jedi of the Dark Side, who use lightsabers just as readily. Lucas sometimes calls them "laser swords" in interviews and in fact uses this term in the original script, this carries to the prequel where child Anakin explicitly called it a "laser sword" when he saw Qui-Gon for the first time and immediately recognized the latter as a Jedi Knight. Several characters also have their own take on the lightsaber:

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* A lightsaber in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films is composed of a metal hilt that projects a three-foot colored beam of energy that serves as a blade. The energy is provided by a "kyber crytal" crystal" stored in the hilt. They can cut through virtually any physical substance, even thick metal bulkheads, but bounce off of each other to enable swordfights. George Lucas intended them to make Jedi more like a classic KnightErrant or samurai. Because they are close-range weapons and can be used to block and reflect blaster fire, they are supposed to be seen as defensive weapons, showing that Jedi use force only to protect themselves. This characterization is pretty much abandoned with Jedi of the Dark Side, who use lightsabers just as readily. Lucas sometimes calls them "laser swords" in interviews and in fact uses this term in the original script, this carries to the prequel where child Anakin explicitly called it a "laser sword" when he saw Qui-Gon for the first time and immediately recognized the latter as a Jedi Knight. Several characters also have their own take on the lightsaber:
2nd Oct '17 11:13:53 AM StarTropes
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** The [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Inquisitors]] use hilts that also project a blade from each end...''and'' they spin.
** [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels Ezra Bridger]] built a lightsaber that doubles as a [[StunGuns stun blaster]]. [[spoiler:Until Darth Vader destroyed it.]]
28th Sep '17 1:13:38 AM PaulA
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* In the 1982 novel ''The Fires of Paratime'' by L. E. Modesitt, Jr., one character possesses an actual light saber; it's apparently the genuine article, having been acquired [[StarWars "from some obscure group of galactic-wide do-gooders"]] during a trip to the distant past.

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* In the 1982 novel ''The Fires of Paratime'' by L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Creator/LEModesittJr, one character possesses an actual light saber; it's apparently the genuine article, having been acquired [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars "from some obscure group of galactic-wide do-gooders"]] during a trip to the distant past.
26th Sep '17 11:21:10 PM Yozzy
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has Power Weapons, weapons surrounded by a powerfield, thus rendering them capable of tearing through pretty much everything, as well as force-weapons, weapons powered by the psychic might of its user, thus rendering ''them'' capable of tearing through everything. Both weapons exist in all possible varieties, from sword to spear.
** Both weapons have a solid core the energy field surrounds, however, and function as regular weapons when the power is turned off.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' has 40000}}'':
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Power Weapons, Weapons are a variety of conventional melee weapons (and some unconventional weapons) surrounded by a powerfield, matter-disintegrating "power field" when activated, thus rendering them capable of tearing through pretty much everything, most forms of armor. If the technical components are damaged or deactivated, they can be used as well as force-weapons, regular weapons.
** Their counterpart, force weapons, are also conventional melee
weapons (''without'' unconventional weapons included) designed for use by psychics (or "psykers" in-universe). These weapons are powered by the psychic might of its user, thus rendering ''them'' capable of tearing punching through everything. Both weapons exist in all possible varieties, from sword armor and dealing horrendous, lethal damage to spear.
** Both weapons have a solid core
anybody unfortunate to be on the energy field surrounds, however, and function business end of the weapon. These are nominally more powerful than most power weapons, they still confer the benefit of acting as regular melee weapons when deactivated, or in the power is turned off.hands of a non-psychic



** The first Eisenhorn novel mentions that Eisenhorn possessed one of the energy blade models, emphasising how rare and precious it is.
** The energy blade is statted in the Dark Heresy splatbook Inquisitor's Handbook. It's very AwesomeButImpractical as using it creates bright light and loud noise, making stealth impossible since it's really a beam of plasma energy. It also runs on plasma weapon canisters and can only be sustained for about a minute at the most.

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** The first Eisenhorn novel mentions As mentioned above, the [[Literature/{{Eisenhorn}} Inquisitor Eisenhorn]] novels mention that Eisenhorn possessed one of the energy a power sword without a physical blade models, for a time (essentially just a hilt until activated), emphasising how rare and precious it is.
is. Indeed, in most of TheVerse, power weapons without a physical weapon to channel the power field are almost unheard of.
** The energy blade is statted in the Dark Heresy TabletopGame/DarkHeresy splatbook Inquisitor's Handbook. It's very AwesomeButImpractical AwesomeButImpractical, as using it creates bright light and loud noise, making stealth impossible since it's really a beam of plasma energy. It also runs on plasma weapon canisters and can only be sustained for about a minute at the most.
23rd Sep '17 9:02:08 AM nombretomado
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* All of the futuristic explorers in {{Atari}}'s ''Pinball/MiddleEarth'' pinball are armed with either Laser Blades or {{Ray Gun}}s. Makes sense, given that they're exploring a LostWorld filled with [[{{Kaiju}} giant dinosaurs]] and [[KillerGorilla monster apes]].

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* All of the futuristic explorers in {{Atari}}'s Creator/{{Atari}}'s ''Pinball/MiddleEarth'' pinball are armed with either Laser Blades or {{Ray Gun}}s. Makes sense, given that they're exploring a LostWorld filled with [[{{Kaiju}} giant dinosaurs]] and [[KillerGorilla monster apes]].
27th Aug '17 8:34:38 AM nighttrainfm
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** Kahseral of Universe 11's Pride Troopers can [[DualWielding dual-wield]] laser blades. Android 17 responds by ''catching'' one of them barehanded.
27th Aug '17 8:31:01 AM nighttrainfm
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->''An anti-grav belt around her supple waist labored to support an energy-epee, a beam-cutlass, an atomic broadsword, a space-rapier, six tactical nuclear throwing stars and a brace of micro-gatling pistols.''
-->-- '''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'''
6th Aug '17 12:44:12 AM Piterpicher
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* In the Australian FanFilm ''StarWarsDownunder'', the BigBad's stormtroopers have light-boomerangs.

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* In the Australian FanFilm ''StarWarsDownunder'', ''WebVideo/StarWarsDownunder'', the BigBad's stormtroopers have light-boomerangs.
23rd Jul '17 5:31:30 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' a "plasma blade" looks vaguely like a blunt sword but has plasma nozzles along one edge.
25th Jun '17 2:51:33 AM eroock
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-->--'''Obi-Wan Kenobi''', ''Franchise/StarWars:'' ''Film/ANewHope''


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-->--'''Obi-Wan -->-- '''Obi-Wan Kenobi''', ''Franchise/StarWars:'' ''Film/ANewHope''

''Film/ANewHope''
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