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15th Jan '17 7:29:44 PM Owlorange1995
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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. 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.

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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:
** Darth Maul has a special hilt that can project a blade from either end.
** Count Dooku has a pistol grip for his lightsaber, enabling him to use fencing techniques.
** Kylo Ren has a lightsaber with two horizontal blades jutting from the hilt, like a crossguard. This design was a necessity due to Kylo Ren only having a cracked kyber crystal, the energy of which became unstable. He displays the ability to [[WeaponizedExhaust jab the crossguards]] into his foes in a BladeLock.
13th Jan '17 11:06:32 AM dvorak
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* The Bloodswords of ''Literature/TheStarOfTheGuardians'' act a lot like lightsabers, but they can be switched to DeflectorShields at a thought. They also amp up their user's PsychicPowers. However, they have a nasty trick to them: anyone not of RoyalBlood who tries to use one gets cancer for their theft.
11th Jan '17 5:44:13 PM nombretomado
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* Spencer uses a ''StarWars'' type lightsaber in the ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' episode "We Have A Plan".
* In the WhateleyUniverse, Tennyo can generate a "laser blade" made of anti-matter. How she ''makes'' anti-matter at will is a whole 'nother problem. WordOfGod says the devisors and gadgeteers can't make working lightsabers, even though they all try, sooner or later. It is later clarified that while you can't build a working gadget-only lightsaber, you can build one as a [[MadScience devise]], but powering it for any length of time is nearly impossible; one Energizer solves this problem by powering hers with her own energy field.

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* Spencer uses a ''StarWars'' type lightsaber in the ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' episode "We Have A Plan".
* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, Tennyo can generate a "laser blade" made of anti-matter. How she ''makes'' anti-matter at will is a whole 'nother problem. WordOfGod says the devisors and gadgeteers can't make working lightsabers, even though they all try, sooner or later. It is later clarified that while you can't build a working gadget-only lightsaber, you can build one as a [[MadScience devise]], but powering it for any length of time is nearly impossible; one Energizer solves this problem by powering hers with her own energy field.
8th Jan '17 4:44:37 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[UsagiYojimbo Space Usagi]]'' "arcane" (ancient) [[KatanasAreBetter katanas]] can be adapted to "surge", allowing them to cut through metal and electrify opponents.

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* In ''[[UsagiYojimbo ''[[ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo Space Usagi]]'' "arcane" (ancient) [[KatanasAreBetter katanas]] can be adapted to "surge", allowing them to cut through metal and electrify opponents.
4th Jan '17 11:18:40 PM mugiwara
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->''"Your father's lightsaber. This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. [[ElegantWeaponForAMoreCivilizedAge An elegant weapon... for a more civilized age]]."''
-->--'''Obi-Wan Kenobi''', ''Franchise/StarWars:'' ''Film/ANewHope''

29th Dec '16 6:38:36 AM TPPR10
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* In ''VideoGame/SenranKagura 2: Deep Crimson'', one of the {{Joke Weapon}}s for Ultimate Asuka and Crimson Homura are "Twin Beam Swords" and "Single Beam Sword" respectively. And not only do they look like ''Franchise/StarWars'' lightsabers, but [[TheHero Ultimate Asuka]] has blue and green ones where as [[TheRival Crimson Homura]] has a red one.

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* ''VideoGame/SenranKagura''
** Leo uses a nodachi-sized laser sword with a western-style handle, guard and all, and also having a sheath to it. Her sister Hyoki also uses one, though her sword looks like a regular sword at first before turning into a laser blade.
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In ''VideoGame/SenranKagura ''Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson'', one of the {{Joke Weapon}}s for Ultimate Asuka and Crimson Homura are "Twin Beam Swords" and "Single Beam Sword" respectively. And not only do they look like ''Franchise/StarWars'' lightsabers, but [[TheHero Ultimate Asuka]] has blue and green ones where as [[TheRival Crimson Homura]] has a red one.
26th Dec '16 11:28:48 AM nombretomado
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* Used by the Fearsome Hand in ''BatmanUnderTheRedHood''.

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* Used by the Fearsome Hand in ''BatmanUnderTheRedHood''.''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''.
25th Dec '16 3:06:01 PM CynicalBastardo
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** In ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd's'' universe, Hondo City (what was Japan) Judges in more recent years are issued with laser blades, replacing the traditional katanas from earlier stories.

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** In ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd's'' universe, Hondo City (what was Japan) Judges in more recent years are issued with laser blades, replacing the traditional katanas from earlier stories. Other characters have used them as well. In fact, the first recorded incident of a "futsie" was when a man went berserk after his wife bought a laser carving knife and killed her with it.
23rd Dec '16 9:14:45 AM nighttrainfm
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** Goku Black and Zamasu from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' love doing this [[spoiler:due to being the same person]]. The former eventually expands it to an energy ''[[SinisterScythe scythe]]'', which [[spoiler: carves open nasty-looking rifts in space even when it misses.]]

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** Goku Black and Zamasu from ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'' love doing this [[spoiler:due to being the same person]]. person.]] The former eventually expands it to an energy ''[[SinisterScythe scythe]]'', which [[spoiler: carves open nasty-looking rifts in space even when it misses.]]
16th Dec '16 10:38:33 AM Sark0TAG
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* ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' and its sequel have the Laser Rapier, replete with "growing" animation and constant droning noise (which gets irritating pretty quickly), but it has neither the power, the brightness, the sparks or the cut-everything-to-bits destructive capability of lightsabers. From the in-game description: ''The unit works by projecting a porous field of reflective material in a shaft shaped region around the base of the rapier. When the material is bent (as when the rapier strikes a target) the intense refracted light inside is released locally, causing intense burns to the target.'' Of course, the attack animation doesn't display this alleged local release of burning light which, surprisingly consistent with actual lasers, damages mechanical enemies more than biological ones. ''VideoGame/SystemShock2'' also has the Cerebro-Energetic Extension psi power that temporarily generates a semi-transparent psi sword for you to use.

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* ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' and its sequel have the Laser Rapier, replete with "growing" "glowing" animation and constant droning noise (which gets irritating pretty quickly), but it has neither the power, the brightness, the sparks or the cut-everything-to-bits destructive capability of lightsabers. From the in-game description: ''The unit works by projecting a porous field of reflective material in a shaft shaped region around the base of the rapier. When the material is bent (as when the rapier strikes a target) the intense refracted light inside is released locally, causing intense burns to the target.'' Of course, the attack animation doesn't display this alleged local release of burning light which, surprisingly consistent with actual lasers, damages mechanical enemies more than biological ones. ''VideoGame/SystemShock2'' also has the Cerebro-Energetic Extension psi power that temporarily generates a semi-transparent psi sword for you to use.
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