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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[TropeMaker lightsaber]] is the coolest weapon ever.\\
Search your feelings. You know it to be true.]]

->''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'''

The laser blade is a melee EnergyWeapon, with a cutting edge made of PureEnergy, giving it AbsurdCuttingPower. It also allows for a CleanCut the way a regular sword does not. Despite their AbsurdCuttingPower, {{sword fight}}s between two Laser Blade wielders [[ReconstructedTrope are still possible]] thanks to the fact that LikeCannotCutLike. Generally a type of ImpossiblyCoolWeapon, they require a lot of WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief, but are generally awesome enough to be worth it.

Laser blades exist purely because of the RuleOfCool. Glowing is cool, so PowerGlows, therefore a weapon that's actually ''made'' out of glow must be ''really'' powerful. In real life, making such fancy swords is AwesomeButImpractical when FrickinLaserBeams decide war, but then again, laser blade duels are frickin' awesome, and that's enough justification to be showed on-screen. Another possible in-universe justification in that the duelists are somehow invulnerable to ranged weaponry, whether thanks to DeflectorShields, The Force or any other such AppliedPhlebotinum, thus forcing the revival of old-school sword martial arts with laser blades.

Note that, although the most prolific TropeCodifier is the [[StarWars lightsaber]], you'll almost never see the word "lightsaber" outside of that particular franchise for [[BlandNameProduct understandable legal reasons]]. Thus, such blades are given any variety of slightly less majestic monikers, such as "beam saber", "energy sword", "plasma knife" and, for the [[JustForPun paronomasiacs]], "laser blade"[[note]]Because it sounds like "razor blade", get it?[[/note]]. The energy blade concept tends to be OlderThanTheyThink; the TropeMaker is the "force knife" from the ''LuckyStarr'' novels written by Creator/IsaacAsimov under the pen-name Paul French in the [=1950s=].

Sometimes, especially in video games, a laser blade may be mounted on a fighter ship. This version is even more of an ImpossiblyCoolWeapon than the usual melee variety.

A SubTrope of ElementalWeapon, LaserCutter, CoolSword, AbsurdCuttingPower, EnergyWeapon, HardLight, ImpossiblyCoolWeapon.

A SisterTrope to FlamingSword, HotBlade, RayGun.

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!!Examples:

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNf995B0_kU This]] Honda advert has a laser turkey carver.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Used by all the Iczers in the ''Anime/{{Iczer}}'' anime.
* ''Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim'': ''All'' use them in this series. ''Including'' the mechas.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': In the ''Manga/NewMazinger'' spin-off, almost all mechas use lasers and light blades. ''{{Mazinger}}'' itself is the only one mecha that uses a regular, metal -albeit most probably that metal is {{Unobtainium}}- blade. SubvertedTrope because the mecha armors are laser-proof, [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter and thus Mazinger's metal sword is more effective than the laser blades]].
* Shana of ''ShakuganNoShana'' during a computer game. On a related note, she's usually a FlamingSword user.
* All the various energy blades in ''TenchiMuyo'', although many of these are semi-mystical in nature; the most powerful, the Light Hawk Sword, [[spoiler:comes from Tenchi's own God powers]]. Tenchi's regular sword, named Sword Tenchi (long story), actually serves as a master key to Juraian ships; its combat abilities are just a bonus. It also has the handy ability to throw up a ForceField. Ryoko, Washu, and Kagato have to ability to create energy swords outright, Ryoko's and Washu's being simple orange constructs, and Kagato's being green and more ornate, like a bastard sword. Lightsaber-like sound effects are standard when such swords are activated.
** In ''TenchiMuyoGXP'', energy swords almost identical to Star Wars lightsabers were implied to be both Galaxy Police standard equipment and carried by space pirates. They even had similar color coding - the Galaxy Police used blue laserblades and space pirates used red.
** In TenchiUniverse, the BigBad [[spoiler:Kagato]] has a dark version of Tenchi's sword. It looks more like a large bastard sword in energy form than Tenchi's more Katana like blade.
** Subverted in TenchiInTokyo. Tenchi's sword here is made of Crystals
* One arc of ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' contains many StarWars references (like a character named Obi One Kenofi and arms dealers who look like [[http://www.tenmanga.com/chapter/Gintama405/285810/ Yoda as a bankrobber]]), so naturally, it features beam swords.
* ''{{Voltron}}'': Three words: Form Blazing Sword! Oddly enough, it was more or less solid. On the other hand, in the CGI-based {{Revival}}, "Stealth Voltron" is armed with an [[FunWithAcronyms N.R.G.]] Sword.
** The "Blazing Sword" in question was originally the "Juu-Ou-Ken" (Beast King Sword)
* Gourry's AncestralWeapon the Sword of Light from ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', which at least has the advantage of being completely magical, allowing it to deflect, absorb, channel, amplify and emit incoming magical attacks. It's also capable of extending to nearly SwordBeam lengths. Lina used it to cast the [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique Giga Slave]] in a desperate attempt to destroy Shabranigdo.
** In ''Slayers Try'', sister weapons to the Swords of Light, including a [[DoubleWeapon spear]], bow, axe, and trident, all lasery.
*** It also reveals them to be [[spoiler:dormant monster demigods from AnotherDimension, which {{Fanon}} holds to be the malevolent {{Living Ship}}s in ''Anime/LostUniverse'']].
** It is, however, possible for a mortal to create a lesser LaserBlade, as demonstrated by Pocota.
** All are activated by shouting the phrase "[[ByThePowerOfGreyskull Light, come forth!]]"
** Then there's the Psi-Blade in the sister series of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}'', ''Anime/LostUniverse''. They share the same method of empowerment, the mental willpower of the user. A particular episode also features a light-whip.
** Finally, there's Lina's “Ragna Blade” spell which creates a virtual blade capable of slicing through physical objects, and even reality itself into alternate dimensions. It's the only weapon or spell the monster race cannot avoid by ducking out of our reality.
*** …which, in an odd twist, is actually more of a ''dark''saber.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** Pesche's zanpakutou is called Ultima. It's a sword whose blade is made of shining reishi giving it the appearance of a sword whose blade is made of light.
** Subverted with Uryuu. The Seele Schneider is a Quincy weapon with a sword's edge. It's made of reishi and therefore looks like a laser sword and functions as a VibroWeapon. Uryuu even compares it to a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]]. However, while the Seele Schneider looks like a sword and can be used as both a sword and a chainsaw, it's actually an ''arrow''.
** When Ulquiorra releases, he can create green laser ''lances'' (called Luz la Luna) out of his reishi, which are just as durable as his normal sword. [[spoiler: When he uses his second form, the resulting lance (Lanza del Relampago) can also serve as a FantasticNuke when thrown]].
** [[TheGunslinger Starrk]] normally uses twin pistols in his released state, though when the going gets tough, he trades those out for a [[DualWielding pair]] of blue laser swords.
* [[BloodKnight Ryuga's]] Ray Blade in ''{{Mahoromatic}}''. It uses a beam from a ''starship'' to power it up.
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' has the Kagemitsu G4 in ''Gun Gale Online''. This was considered a JokeWeapon since by the time anyone got close enough to someone to use it, they'd be riddled with bullets. Then Kirito gets his hands on one and, thanks to skills honed in two other VRMMO games that emphasized sword fighting, turns it into a LethalJokeWeapon, [[ImplausibleFencingPowers deflecting bullets like a Jedi]]. After he leaves GGO, the Kagemitsu explodes in popularity as players try ([[DifficultButAwesome with limited succes]]) to replicate his feats.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Evangeline emanating some sort of magic energy blade from her hand. She uses it once on the Headmaster (cutting his beard off so he won't interfere in the battle). Later, a weird psuedo-Eva created from a magic scroll and Negi's memories uses it to fight Negi.
** Negi can also do this, at least when he's fighting a BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind.
** While deliberately used to invoke this trope, the spell "Ensis Exsequens" is almost the exact opposite of a conventional Laser Blade; rather than pumping energy into its delineated region, it supposedly drains and isolates energy so as to cause the surroundings of every particle in its effect to become colder relative to it... for every particle [[LogicBomb simultaneously]], vaporizing the matter through sublimation. This incidentally produces intense cold in the blade's vicinity (fitting Eva's [[AnIcePerson theme]]). It's noted that since this spell [[NoConservationOfEnergy directly opposes the laws of thermodynamics]] (and logic), it's very difficult to cast; Negi's only learned an imperfect version of it.
* In basically every single Franchise/{{Gundam}} show ever released, the protagonist's SuperPrototype ALWAYS has at LEAST two of these, if not sometimes more. And in fact, they're almost standard issue.
** By ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Gundam F91]]'', they develop the Beam Shield, which is basically a Beam Sword shaped into wide, flat planes and used as a shield.
*** Other Gundam series' have Beam axes, tonfas, flags, and [[HelicopterBlender rotors]].
** Strangely, ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam SEED]]'' and ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Gundam SEED Destiny]]'' are a bit more realistic about this: while normal beam sabers do exist, there are a number of physical blades with a beam ''edge'', which answers the question of "how does the beam know where to stop?"
*** Well, beam sabers in Gundam aren't lasers so that isn't a problem.
** Oddly inverted in the case of 00. Whilst Beam Sabers are shown to be highly effective (gradually replacing all other melee weapons), well made solid state blades (like Exia and 00's) are shown to be better.
*** Not exactly. The solid blades are simply more convenient and tend to have a more free range of utility. You can see it in episode 3 of ''Gundam 00'', the beam saber was more effective in cutting through the Tieran. However, beam sabers are power intensive and while they are lighter than the solid blades, they eat up a lot more power especially as the Raiser sword. Another is the fact that since they do not have any actual solid mass, they are poor weapons against GN fields since the particles are dissipated, making solid weapons much more effective.
*** Moreover, exia/00/00 quan[T]'s solid blades are special coated vibro-blades, not just a solid piece of metal like the daggers strike Gundam from SEED uses.
** Meta Example: In the G Generation title that Gundam 00 debuted in (G gen Wars), Exia and 00 Gundam's GN Blades are listed as being effective against EVERYTHING, protection be damned. This includes [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Phase Shift Armor]] (designed to be impervious to physical weapons).
** However, you have to note that beam sabers are actually NOT laser blades. Gundam usually differentiates between lasers (the actual ray of light kind, rarely weaponized) and beams (made out of whatever is the [[MinovskyPhysics Minovsky Particle]] in the current show, including the TropeNamer).
** Bonus points go to Paptimus Scirocco of ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]'' and the PMX-003 The O which has [[MultiArmedAndDangerous four arms]] all equipped with beam sabres... though he was beaten by Tieria Erde of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'', who packs ''six'' sabers at once on his Seravee Gundam. [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20091111215054/gundam/images/thumb/e/ec/Seravee_Gundam_Kanji_Wallpaper.jpg/525px-Seravee_Gundam_Kanji_Wallpaper.jpg Behold.]]
* Kuwabara in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' can summon an energy sword at will. It's not ''technically'' a laser sword since it's actually a manifestation of his spirit energy, but it functionally serves the same role.
* ''Anime/SgtFrog''
** In a parody of ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'', Space Detective Kogoro uses a laser '''''[[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter shinai]]'''''.
** Giroro is also seen using a beam sword during a ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' pastiche in episode 10.
* Vegito and Salza from ''DragonballZ'' both create their own Energy Blades.
* In ''Anime/YuugenKaisha'', Ayaka's lipstick becomes her Star Sword whenever she unseals its power by [[ByThePowerOfGrayskull calling upon the Red Dragon's spirit to empower it.]]
-->'''Ayaka: (invocation)''' "Red Dragon spirit, capture Star Sword."
* The ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' franchise offers a few examples:
** [=MagnaAngemon=] of ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' has one [[BladeBelowTheShoulder extending from his wrist]], named Excalibur. Its evolved form Seraphimon can also form one in a similar manner.
** Justimon's Critical Arm in ''Anime/DigimonTamers''.
** Lobomon of ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'' dual-wields laser blades with his [[GratuitousGerman Licht Sieger]] technique. His later form, [=MagnaGarurumon=], also wields a laser blade stored in its chest compartment.
** Gallantmon X of ''Anime/DigimonXEvolution'', whose Victory Saber technique is a laser blade effectively [[{{BFS}} measured in miles]]!
* The knights in ''HeroicAge'' have laser bayonets that can be turned on and off.
* Cure Aqua of ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', of all people, gets one of these from her first MidSeasonUpgrade. Apparently Karen's a trendsetter, because when it came time for upgrades in the ''next'' season, ''everyone'' got laser swords.
* ''TheFiveStarStories'' uses its own version, known as a 'spadd': this is often paired with a regular sword, known as a 'speid'. Spadds and speids are used both by human-sized characters ''and'' by the giant robots they pilot.
* ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' had the "Elemental Sword" card, which depending on your point of view, was either thankfully or unfortunately used only twice.
* ''UmiNoTriton'' featured a laser knife that was an heirloom of the Atlantis nobility. Yoshiyuki Tomino directed this in 1972 before Gundam and [[OlderThanTheyThink well before Star Wars.]]
* Amidamaru on ''ShamanKing'' gets awfully lightsaber-ish.
* ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon'': The titular HumongousMecha has such weapon. The "Ideon Blade" is the absolute, indisputed heavyweight champion of this trope. ''It can cut one whole freaking planet in half'', and it is speculated that its reach is potentially infinite.
* Aleida & Takane Shishidou in ''SoraWoKakeruShoujo'' use weapons called Tachyon Swords in battle (usually with each other).
* This is a specific ability granted to ''Manga/OnePiece'' admiral Kizaru thanks to his light-based Devil Fruit powers.
* Mina Hazuki of ''DarkerThanBlack'' can turn any object she touches into an energy weapon, be it bokken or wire or pebble.
* In ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', this is how the Oshawott family's SignatureMove Razor Shell attack looks like.
* In ''ZettaiKarenChildren'', Tim uses his powers to make a Mecha that uses, among other weapons, a [[MundaneMadeAwesome Beam-Pick-Axe and Beam-Shovel]].
* Father Remington of ''ChronoCrusade'' has a giant laser blade {{BFS}} that he deploys from a crucifix.
* Several characters in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'' use variations of this. Fate uses an energy scythe, and later a BFS. Teana can switch her pistol into an energy dagger form. And Deed [[DualWielding dual wields]] [[KatanasAreJustBetter laser katanas]].
* In ''Anime/WorldConquestZvezdaPlot'', members of the White Light organization fight using glowing white energy swords, which are capable of shooting {{Sword Beam}}s.
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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.
* After giving up the [[EvilWeapon Ebony Blade]], ComicBook/TheAvengers member the Black Knight designed and constructed a laser sword, often called his photonic or neural sword. The sword resembles a lightsaber in both its appearance and its effects on non-living matter, but it functions differently when used against living beings. Its "laser" blade is actually a neural disruptor; when the Black Knight cuts someone with it, it delivers a massive jolt to the being's central nervous system. This jolt is usually enough to incapacitate someone within just a few hits. Alternately, Whitman can reverse the sword's energy stream so that it encases its hilt and by extension Whitman's fist in a high-energy field. Using the sword in this fashion enables Whitman to punch with some unspecified degree of enhanced strength.
* Used by Prince Ethan [[spoiler: and later on, Prince Bron]] in ''Comicbook/{{Scion}}''.
* Comicbook/WarMachine typically has a laser blade built into his left gauntlet. Considering [[MoreDakka the trope this superhero usually follows]], it's rarely used.
* 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.
* In Matt Wagner's ''ComicBook/{{Grendel}}: War Child'' series, Grendel-Prime uses a red laser sword.
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* Kyon has one in the [[InMediasRes prologue]] of ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'' courtesy of a dead inter-dimensional robot out to kill them.
* ''Fanfic/TheLifeOfTheLegendaries'' has [[OlympusMons Palkia]] wield a [[StarWars lightsaber-esque]] sword. It is made from his psychic energy. In this continuity, Psycho Cut can manifest as this form as well.
* One of the five “Hitler Youth” in the New Zork chapter of ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'' can generate a LaserBlade. The narrative promptly nicknames him Lightsaber Guy.
* Apparently in HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality there's something called "The Most Ancient Blade" that only those of a Noble/Ancient House can use. It is described very similar to a lightsaber.
* {{Manga/Naruto}} FanFic ''Fanfic/DreamingOfSunshine'' features The Sword of the Thunder God. It's similarity to a [[StarWars lightsaber]] is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the main character.
-->''I was a ninja. I knew there were jutsu and weapons of every description and ability and more. And yet, some things were so deeply ingrained, like the cultural belief that the coolest weapon in the world was made of light and went zshooshm.''
* ''Legacy Of the Rasengan:Naruto'' : Naruto's Kaze Kiwa no Jutsu combines this trope (blade-shaped chakra) with RazorWind. [[SoCoolItsAwesome Yes it is awesome.]] The length can be determined depending on how much chakra you pour in.
* In the Australian FanFilm ''StarWarsDownunder'', the BigBad's stormtroopers have light-boomerangs.
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[[folder:Film]]
* A lightsaber in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' films is composed of a metal handle 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.
* Being a sci-fi parody, ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' features an obligatory laser sword fight between Lone Starr and Dark Helmet, and the laser blades [[BladeLock get tangled]] at one point. "I hate it when my Schwartz gets twisted!"
* In ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', Trillian demonstrates the operation of a laser knife to Arthur, which [[MundaneUtility toasts bread as it's being cut.]] It also [[ShoutOut makes the lightsaber sounds.]] And miraculously doesn't cut the plate. DVDCommentary points out the FridgeLogic that the other side of the toasted slice will still be cold.
* In ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', Gideon Graves uses a laser sword made of pixels, which is called the Digitana in the script.
* In ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'', their superhero identities Bluntman & Chronic use lightsabers. Bluntman's is called a "bluntsaber" and Chronic's is a double-bladed "bongsaber". Their archnemesis Cock-Knocker (played by Mark Hamill) uses a "cocksaber".
-->'''Chaka Luther King:''' I think George Lucas is gonna sue somebody!
* In Film/TheGamers: Dorkness Rising, Cass finds one which is a leftover from an old campaign.
-->'''Lodge:''' YOU CAN'T USE A LIGHTSABRE! IT'S NOT EVEN THE RIGHT SYSTEM!
-->'''Cass:''' I see no lightsabre. That would be a copyright infringement. I see a psionic spiritblade.
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* Variable swords in Larry Niven's ''KnownSpace'' stories, which are simply stasis fields wrapped around monofilament wires. A notable subversion in that their power ''doesn't'' glow (the wires are nearly invisible, so it doesn't look like much of anything, and only the bright red ball on the end tells you where the sword point is), but they function a lot like energy swords.
* M. John Harrison's early {{Viriconium}} novel ''The Pastel City'', another pre-''StarWars'' work, contains energy swords called ''baan''. These have a thoughtful safety feature: the blade materializes around a solid core, which isn't necessary for the weapon to operate, but prevents the blade from activating improperly while it's pointing into the user's body.
** They also turn up in a couple of Harrison's later Viriconium stories, but in keeping with Harrison's deconstruction of SF and fantasy tropes turn out to be radioactive and have [[BodyHorror unpleasant effects]] on the wielder.
* Inquisitor Gregor Literature/{{Eisenhorn}} carries a pure energy power sword in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novels ''Xenos'' and ''Malleus'', by Creator/DanAbnett. He regards it as much less crude than [[AncestralWeapon newer]] models, which are basically swords with a power field around them. [[spoiler:It still doesn't do him any good when he tries to cut an EldritchAbomination with it.]]
* The "force knife" in the ''LuckyStarr'' series, published starting in 1952, was the likely origin of the sci-fi version of this weapon. Technically, it's not a laser--it works the same way as a force field--but it's incredibly thin and can cut through anything, making it quite deadly. The hero's sidekick Bigman Jones carries one, and can wield it with great skill if needed.
* In JohnMeaney's ''Nulapeiron Sequence'' books (and the prequel, ''To Hold Infinity'' there may be found a device called a Lattice Blade. Apparently never used as a battlefield weapon, it is quite capable of slicing off a limb and being extended or contracted in size, yet remain pocketable when deactivated.
* Probably the UrExample, from [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Asimov's]] ''{{Foundation}}'' (That particular story was first published in 1944):
-->"...To put it simply, if I could sell a penknife with a force-field blade to a nobleman, it would be to his interest to force laws that would allow him to use it. Put that baldly, it sounds silly, but it is sound, psychologically. To make strategic sales, at strategic points, would be to create a pro-nucleics faction at court."
** More likely, it's from Creator/FritzLeiber's Gather Darkness (published in 1943), where the "rods of wrath" cause a lot of mayhem on bystanders when used in a duel:
-->"Like two ancient swordsmen, then, the warlock and the deacon dueled together. Their weapons were two endless blades of violet incandescence, but their tactics were those of sabreurs - feint, cut, parry, swift riposte."
* 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.
* Creator/StephenKing had the Wolves use these in the [[Literature/WolvesOfTheCalla fifth]] ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' book.
* In Creator/MelisaMichaels' ''Skyrider'' series, when a belter picks a fight with Skyrider because she's trying to remain neutral in the Earth/Belt conflict, he ends up stabbing her with a "force blade".
* Mocked in the WheelOfTime, when one of the Chosen points out to the Dragon Reborn that his sword made entirely of fire is one the worst way to use his power that they can think of. Given that at one point the Dragon Reborn seriously considers ''snuffing out all of reality'', they were probably right.
** Either Moraine or Siuan did it as well using Air, to demonstrate how stupid doing it was. While she was going for a gender thing, it's still accurate: at least Rand knows how to ''use'' a sword, well enough to make it a practical way to express power, and isn't oathbound to never use such a weapon against non-Shadowspawn or to let somebody else use it.
* Creator/MCAHogarth's ''Literature/{{Paradox}}'' series has holoswords, which project a HardLight blade of variable length, width, and sharpness. They're primarily used for fencing, with an entire fighting style based around changing the blade settings in the middle of combat, but in ''Laisrathera'' Hirianthial uses one to great effectiveness in a series of [[DuelToTheDeath duels]].
* Another possible UrExample is Creator/ETAHoffmann's ''Master Flea'', first published in ''1822'', which features a duel between two sorcerers using ray emitting pocket telescopes. There are no rays visible, and it's not quite clear whether these are {{Laser Blade}}s or {{Ray Gun}}s, but the physical strain and use of "feints, parries, thrusts, in short, all the tricks of the fencing-school" strongly implies the former.
* As of ''Skin Game'', [[spoiler: Fidelacchius is now basically a light saber]]. What makes this even better is that the person wielding it [[spoiler: Butters]] is a Star Wars fan. And so, as it turns out, is [[spoiler: the Archangel Uriel]].
* An [[HilariousOuttake outtake]] at the back of ''Literature/FancyApartments'' has Carr playing with a lightsaber.
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* ''Series/{{Bibleman}}'' sports one of these, and the Star Wars influence is not subtle in the least.
* [[Series/SpaceSheriffGavan Every]] [[Series/SpaceSheriffSharivan Space]] [[Series/SpaceSheriffShaider Sheriff]] of Toei's ''Franchise/MetalHeroes'' franchise has a sword that can turn into one of these, appropriately called the [[TropeNamer Laser Blade]]. Each show has a {{Leitmotif}} whenever they use the weapon.
* In ''Series/TheNewAdventuresOfRobinHood'' when Marian is kidnapped to be a demon god's bride, Robin shows up with an Unicorn horn that can changed into different energy weapon's, one of which is a energy sword. This dissolves into a light saber duel when the lead worshiper, possessed by the god, reveals his own energy sword.
* In ''{{Lexx}}'' [=S02E01=] Zev uses a light saber-like device, that looks more like a light saber with a handle of a chainsaw, to cut a dormant gigantic insect into tiny pieces. This device, like most of the devices in ''Lexx'', is not named.
* ''Series/KamenRiderBlackRX'' had one of these as one of his attacks. The {{Macekre}}ed U.S. production referred to it as an "electro-saber".
** ''Series/KamenRiderFaiz'''s bike handlebar sword takes on this appearance; it has no cutting edge as the damage comes from the energy in the blade.
* A few ''PowerRangers'' and SuperSentai weapons resemble lightsabers. Red isn't evil; it just means its wielder is TheHero. Blades generally glow when doing a FinishingMove, but not all the time.
* In ''Series/VRTroopers,'' JB's sword can take on a lightsaber glow, and even extend into a ''laser-lance,'' with which he does most of his [[FinishingMove finishing]]. Sorry, [[StarWars Darth Maul]], you were beaten to the punch by quite a few years.
* ''{{Warehouse13}}'' has one of these in their ''{{Eureka}}'' crossover, wielded by Fargo. It's a laser cutter from Eureka that was "modified" with Creator/BenjaminFranklin's ring from the Warehouse. That turns it into an actual lightsaber that even makes the appropriate sounds when moved. Fargo, being a HollywoodNerd, is in love with the improvised weapon.
* An episode of ''EarthFinalConflict'' features an assassin using dual laser blades to assassinate people, while framing others using dreams. Notable for being of human design, as Taelons aren't big on swordfighting. Additionally, the blade can "extend" from either end, depending on which button is pushed, [[spoiler:which is how Liam kills the assassin]].
* The intro to ''Series/EvenStevens'' has Ren and Louis Stevens sitting in front of the TV, each with a remote control trying to change channel to what they want to watch. When they can't agree, they turn their remote controls into lightsabers and begin to battle one another in a display of sibling rivalry.
* In the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode, ''The Inquisitor'', Kryten uses a laser [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]] to hack off the eponymous villain's hand to allow his past self and Lister to take the Inquisitor's time gauntlet. He is killed in the process, but thanks to Lister's later plan he gets better.
* ''Series/{{Defiance}}'' has force-blades, typically the glowing blue blade is the size of a large scalpel (their original [[LaserCutter use]]), but at least once one was extended to shortsword length.
* The Shadows in ''Series/BabylonFive'' have a unique combat tactic where their large battleships send out an [[EnergyWeapon energy beam]] and slash other ships with it, instead of shooting them.
* ''Series/TheGoodies'': In "Snow White 2", Tim and Graeme have a duel with light sabers.
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* Prominently featured in nearly all of the ''Pinball/StarWars'' pinballs, of course.
* 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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* ''Roleplay/DestroyTheGodmodder'': has had actual light sabers, as well as various other energy-type blades.
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* {{GURPS}} has forceswords, and the Ultratech supplement even has a [[BladeOnAStick Laser Blade on a Stick]] that is [[StarWars "suitable for guards of the Galactic Emperor"]].
* ''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.
** In one of the official army lists for a [[ArmyOfThievesAndWhores less-than-honest regiment]], a wargear option is stolen archeotech. This is a piece of strange and esoteric machinery that has a random effect from [[UselessUsefulNonCombatAbilities playing pretty tunes]] to [[WaveMotionGun blasting plasma at enemies]] - one of the results is stated as being a beam of coherent light that can be wielded as a sword and ignores armour.
** 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.
* ''{{Rifts}}'' has Cyber Knights and Mind Melters wielding Psi Swords, which they can create with their minds. Also the Lightblade, a MagiTek weapon.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** 1st edition had the Wand of Force; one of its powers was to create a 3-foot long luminescent shaft-shaped forcefield emanating from the wand itself that could be wielded as a + 5 longsword. DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?
*** Later "Mordenkainen's Sword" spell did something very close to this.
** And let's not forget Brilliant Energy weapons, which are often called "lightsabers" by the fandom.
** Don't forget the Soulknife, a character class that can make an energy sword out of pure will!
** ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' spell "Chromatic Blade" creates a glowing in erratic colors, [[RazorFloss needle-thin]] line of HardLight. It can be blocked normally, but makes no sound, cuts as ''[[AbsurdlySharpBlade sword of sharpness]]'' and disrupts many "[[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows prismatic]]" spells.
** ''TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}'' spell "Jaran's Prismatic Blade" essentially is [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows Prismatic Sphere]] in the form of a sword wielded by the caster. Inability to use spells with [[MagicalGesture somatic components]] while this thing is active is a small price for this grade of destruction.
* In the D20Modern sourcebook D20 Future, one available weapon is the Beam Sword, a "small metal handle generating a solid beam of plasma contained by a gravity induced forcefield."
* In the less known RPG "Ammo", laser swords are an excellent weapon with variable power settings. Sadly, the higher damage setting drains its energy reserve in a matter of seconds. Psi-blade are more powerful if held by fighters with high willpower, and less consuming.
* ''{{Mekton}}'' has rules for not only a laser sword, but also a laser ''axe''.
** The add-on book Mekton Zeta Tech Manual allows for the construction of nearly any energy melee weapon you can imagine.
* ''{{Exalted}}'' has beam weapons, made and most often used by the magitech Alechemicals.
** One of the characters on the cover of ''Manual of Exalted Power: Alchemicals'' even uses a "beamklave". What do you think it looks like in the art depicting it?
*** This gets even [[ShoutOut shoutier]] when Soulsteel caste Alchemicals typically have black armour and red beamklaves. Just add VaderBreath.
* Laser Knight from ''{{Monsterpocalypse}}''
* TSR's ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'' featured ''Force Swords'' that were force-fields shaped into a blade and could ''cut through anything except another force field'' (alongside a wide gamut of high-tech melee weapons, including vibro and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monomolecular_wire monofilament]] blades). Since the first release was in 1978, it's debatable how these weapons correlated with the introduction of Lightsabers in the original ''StarWars''.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' has force swords, explained as monofilament fiber inside a force field. Too bad they're only available at Blue clearance. [[CrapsackWorld This being Alpha Complex]], the force field periodically fails, putting the wielder at risk of cutting himself as the fiber whips around loose.
* TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}} has the Centurion Laser Axe, although it's never made quite clear how the laser beam follows the arced blade... All the rules state is that it can lose it's focus when hitting hard materials like heavy armor.
* TabletopGame/SentinelsOfTheMultiverse has Gene-Bound Ion-Lancer and L'Epeiste, minions who work for Grand Warlord Voss and La Capitan respectively, each wield one. Ion-Lancer's grants him immunity to energy damage and damages the hero with the least HP, while L'Epeiste's lets him deal damage to the healthiest hero equal to the number of Equipments and ongoings the heroes have.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Dragonstar}}'' has Sunswords, sacred plasma swords that use divine magic to channel the power of suns.
* The closest thing ''TabletopGame/MyriadSong'' has to the traditional "lightsaber" is the Xenharmonic Blade, commonly carried by Remanence Aristocrats and [[AbusivePrecursors Syndic]] LostTechnology. [[LaserCutter Laser torches]] can also be used as improvised weapons like many other power tools. Meanwhile Ghibli blades consist of a "hilt" resembling a small jet engine and project a "blade" of superheated air.
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* In ''StarCraft'', Protoss Zealots wield PsychicPower-fueled energy swords called "Psi Blades". Dark Templar wield more powerful blades, but with a different power source, called "Warp Blades".
** ExpandedUniverse novels imply that especially-powerful Protoss like Tassadar can create those at will without the use of amplifiers.
* ''VideoGame/DungeonFighterOnline'' has these as an exclusive type of sword for Blade/weapon Masters and Vagabonds (not yet in any NA build), with a few other weapons having a beam type. While not as powerful as other examples, it's the fastest weapon they can use by far and the 'shock' damage they can inflict will add armor ignoring damage to combos (making them usefu for enemies with MetalSlime level defenses)
* Zero's Z-Saber in the ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' series, which, in addition to being friggin' cool, also had the ability to change shape, length, and ''power'' as the situation required. Not to mention ''elements''. He can turn it into a flaming sword of death (which makes sense, sort of) or into a sword made entirely of ''ice'' (which just breaks several laws of physics). ''X8'' grants him laser [[PaperFanOfDoom harisen]], a laser glaive, and a laser ''hammer and knuckle dusters''.
** X would later receive this Z-Saber in X6, with Zero getting a new one that's literally exactly like the ones from Star Wars. He can still imbue it with elements however.
** In X5 and X6 there is Dynamo who has a variable length dual ended Laser sword.
** In the ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series, there's Harpuia (who uses TWO), Omega, and Elpizo, who all use their own laser swords. In ''addition'', Zero also gets a laser spear, laser shield, a laser ''grappling hook'' (made from the remains of the laser spear), and ''laser tonfa''.
** The final boss in the original ''VideoGame/MegaManX'' used, you guessed it, a lightsaber.
** In the ''MegaManBattleNetwork'' games, most of the swords appear to be of this nature. Protoman and Colonel both [[BladeBelowTheShoulder have one as an arm]].
* The Energy Sword from the ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series. According to the fluff, it's actually a envelope of plasma that's held in shape by electromagnetic fields. It's good for both dueling and assassinations, since the blades turn invisible along with the [[InvisibilityCloak active-camo]] used by Elites.
** ''HaloReach'' shows that some Elites, in addition to their plasma swords, wield wrist-mounted plasma daggers.
* ''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. ''SystemShock2'' also has the Cerebro-Energetic Extension psi power that temporarily generates a semi-transparent psi sword for you to use.
** It's not technically a laser blade in the first, but just an AbsurdlySharpBlade: ''This energized lance projects a monofilament thread that is suspended in a contained energy field. Upon contact, the thread slices through organic and synthetic materials, permanently disabling most creatures and robots.''
** In the first, there wasn't much point to using anything ''else'' once you got it - so long as your batteries didn't run out, it'd happily chop through organics or robots alike, and when combined with the rollerskates turned you into a near-invincible juggernaut. It's nerfed significantly in the sequel, though: Not only does it do less damage,[[ActionBomb but it specializes in killing enemies that explode upon death]], with predictable results.
* The Beam Sword in the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' series. In the first game it had a definite length, while in ''Melee'' it starts off short but extends when used to land strong attacks. And in the Japanese version, it actually used lightsaber sound effects. (In ''Brawl'', the lightsaber sound effects came overseas as well.) ''Melee'' and ''Brawl'' also had the blade automatically scale to suit the wielder's size.
* In the ''ShiningForce'' series, the first game's plot involved the main character wielding a Laser Blade that was made of Light Energy and another one that was made of ''Dark'' Energies. The "Chaosbreaker" obtained later in the game (renamed the "Force Sword" in the series' later installments) is made of ''both'' of these energies. All three swords are obtained through the normal playthrough and are all considered [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Swords Of Plot Advancement]] ''and'' [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Swords]] to boot! [[spoiler:(But you lose the Light and Dark swords in order get the Chaosbreaker.)]]
* Travis' Beam Katana in ''VideoGame/NoMoreHeroes'' actually handles this in a sensible and relatively realistic manner. The hilt extends a "cap" to terminate the beam, and the beam is projected along a central filament strung between the hilt and the cap. The downside is that this makes the Beam Katana look like nothing so much as a Fluorescent Light-bulb Of Death. Then again, given the game's sense of humor, [[RuleOfFunny this was probably intentional.]]
** Then again, he can upgrade to a ''five''-bladed version of the Beam Katana, which looks less like a sword than a large laser club...
** Then again ''again,'' his ultimate weapon plays this trope straight. It is, quite literally, a beam ''katana'', [[spoiler:fashioned after the weapon of his recently deceased master]].
** And when you consider the sequel and the other characters in both games, there's a beam lance, beam zanbatou, beam nodachi, beam ''giant briefcase that transforms into a katana/ludicrously oversized straight-razor"...
* ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' has Darth Maul-esque double-bladed lightsabers with Cutter+ Spark. A tap of the button kills everything around Kirby, and enemies die just by walking into the blade. Yes, it's as BadAss as it sounds.
* In ''VideoGame/TheGuardianLegend'', the eponymous Guardian's Saber Laser (single blade) and Cutter Laser (dual blade) sub-weapons deal lots of damage to enemies at close range. When she's in ship mode, they're not quite as effective.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'', by hunting a little in the sunken city of Thor, you can get Laser Blades for Cless to wield. If you happen to pick up extras, they sell for quite a price back in MedievalStasis land. And if you're too lazy to hunt for them, they're storebought a bit later on.
** You find it (and a Laser ''Shield'') as a weapon for Zelos in ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' as well.
*** Kratos can wield that as well. And if you do have him rejoin you, he comes already equipped with one, rather than his flashy [[RuleOfCool Flamberge]]. Unfortunately, he comes for a boss fight, and the laser blade is light elemental. [[LightIsNotGood Guess what the boss's Element is.]]
* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' has the Dragon's Tooth. While visually resembling a Laser Blade, it is in fact an AbsurdlySharpBlade constantly maintained by a nanite cloud. The blue glow is a side effect of the nanites, which the sword shares with all other nanite-based items (Paul's and [=JC's=] eyes, upgrade canisters, augmentation canisters...).
* ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'' has laser blades as a weapon class. They are noticeable for having the highest base attack of all the melee weapons bar none, and are really good against vehicles as well. However, none of the base classes you gain prior to a NewGamePlus can proficiently use them.
* Xemnas of the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series [[DualWielding Dual Wields]] blades of PureEnergy that manifest from his hands. He can also fire them like projectiles. In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', his signature weapon is the "Interdiction" and the other types of Etheral Blades he wields [[http://www.khwiki.net/Weapons_of_Organization_XIII#Xemnas.27s_Ethereal_Blades are given more variety]], with various shapes and colors and some appearing as blades of energy projected from a central core instead of being entirely energy. Except for his JokeWeapon, a pair of fans.
** The Unknown aka [[spoiler:Young Xehanort]] of ''Birth By Sleep'' and ''Dream Drop Distance'' dual-wields a pair of blue Laser Blades. The Keyblade associated with him, No Name, is essentially a Laser Blade Keyblade.
** The local incarnation of [[FinalFantasyVIII Squall]] / Leon can form one of these out of his Gunblade as a shoutout to Squall's "Blasting Zone" finisher
** In ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'', Terra and Aqua share a Command Style called Bladecharge that forms one of these around their Keyblade. in ''Dream Drop Distance'' Riku has this power as a Link Style.
* In ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' you'll occasionally come across enemies wielding a 'Light Saber' which looks exactly like a Star Wars lightsaber. These can be stolen, and if found as legendary quality weapons can become quite decent [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One weapons]] if levelled properly.
** The flavor text on them even has a bit of a ShoutOut-- "The force may be with you..."
** The actual InfinityPlusOneSword, the Yoshitsuna, has the appearance of a laser blade.
** There are other laser weapons in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|Cursed Memories}}''. There are even laser spears and laser axes.
* ''DeadRising'', which takes place in a shopping mall, has several toy laser swords you can loot from a toy shop. They do terrible damage, at least in the original as compared to the powerful but fragile ones in ''Chop Till You Drop'', but the fact they make you emit a glow when wielded (and, strangely, when held in your inventory) basically make them the game's torches. There's also a special unlockable Real Laser Sword, but its durability means you can't use it long.
** In ''VideoGame/DeadRising2'', Chuck can make Laser Swords by combining a flashlight with some gems. It gets more lethal when he [[SawItInAMovieOnce sees it on a movie poster]].
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'''s Ultima Weapon may qualify for this trope. It sure ''looks'' like a lightsaber, and even [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything extends in length depending on the damage dealt]]. If it does less than 500 HP of damage, it looks smaller than a dagger. If it does over 1001 HP of damage, it becomes longer than the character's sprite is ''tall''.
* ''[[VideoGame/SaGa Final Fantasy Legend]]'' has a weapon called an "L-saber". The Japanese version straight up calls it a "lightsaber", and the ones featured in the Nintendo DS remake of ''[[VideoGame/SaGa2 Legend II]]'' looks exactly like, well...
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' loves this trope like they love {{Shout Out}}s to ''Franchise/StarWars''. In addition to the aforementioned weapons, there are elemental weapons. Moreover, there's a "Light Saber" in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVjJkYyMbLA&feature=related One weapon]] (at circa 1:45) in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' is an enormous laser sword that makes no effort to stop its blade. The bloody thing is visible from space.
* In ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes'', the lightning + fire combo creates a gun that shoots a laser that terminates after a short distance. This pseudo laser sword is one of the best combos in the game because it can deal out a lot of damage and cancel out most enemy shots.
* ''VideoGame/RadiantSilvergun'' has the Radiant Sword, an energy sword wielded by a ''space fighter''.
* From ''VideoGame/EscapeVelocity: Nova'' comes the ever-popular Thunderhead Lance - essentially a giant beam of damage sticking out the front of your ship. Makes absolutely ''no'' sense, but when your [[RuleofCool end result]] is [[RuleofFun space jousting]], how could you not?
* ''VideoGame/{{Einhander}}'' has a laser blade weapon pod. The Einhander is a space fighter with a grappling arm specifically built to use enemies guns as it finds them. Enemies using a laser blade do not have a grappling arm. They just have a laser sword sticking out of a hardpoint in their front that may be pointed at you. It is the most beautifully nonsensical thing in the game, especially since doing a fireball motion while activating it will cause it to lance forward about three times its original length for a moment.
* The original ''VideoGame/JetsNGuns'' has the Tsunami Generator which, when fully upgraded, resembles a laser [[Franchise/StarTrek bat'leth]]. The ''Gold Edition'' adds the Tsunami Beta, which resembles a ''spinning'' laser bat'leth. They're also amazingly powerful, and (somewhat realistically) create a huge amount of waste heat.
* The ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' Community ExpansionPack includes alternate blade appearances for weapons from daggers to rapiers to two-bladed swords that look remarkably like lightsabers. They don't actually change the in-game effect, however.
** The ''[[VideoGame/D20ModernNeverwinterNights d20 Modern Mod]]'' completely alters the kukris to replace by ''Star Wars''-style lightsabers.
* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3'', Imperial Warriors are armed with [[KatanasAreJustBetter beam katanas]] that they use for banzai charges to instantly kill infantry.
** AllThereInTheManual: They're actually superheated regular katanas.
* In ''VideoGame/SilentHill3''[='s=] NewGamePlus, one of the potential bonus weapons is a "beam saber." Given that the game is possibly the darkest (both figuratively and literally) of the series, and that the main character is both the youngest of the series' protagonists and the only female among them, the game can feel extremely oppressive. So it's a bit of a MoodWhiplash (though not necessarily in a bad way) when you gain the ability to turn Heather into the MagicalGirl "Princess Heart" (complete with TransformationSequence and appropriate costume), and either fight with a lightsabre or ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot shoot laser beams]] from your freaking [[EyeBeams eyes]]''.
** MagicalGirl, or girl-sized SuperRobot?
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance'' has Cyrax with the "Pulse Blade".
** Before that, in ''VideoGame/MortalKombat4'', Cyrax had an earlier model of his Pulse Blade called the [[StarWars "Sabre of Light"]]. [[SarcasmMode Subtle]]. [[YouWannaGetSued Very]] [[LawyerFriendlyCameo subtle]].
** ''VideoGame/MortalKombatArmageddon'' gives Sektor [[DualWielding dual]] red-color pulse swords. Obvious hinting at his evilness.
* Hwang in ''[[SoulSeries Soul Edge]]'' has two "light-edged" swords in his repertoire, one whose blade is transparent and his [[InfinityPlusOneSword Ultimate weapon]], whose [[{{BFS}} very long edge]] is only visible when swung. These were later inherited by his pseudo-MovesetClone Yun-seong since ''Soulcalibur II''.
** Funny how two Sith and a Jedi finally jump in and shows everybody how it's really done in ''Soulcalibur IV''.
* Coinciding with his full transformation into a {{Cyborg}} since ''VideoGame/{{Tekken}} 3'', Yoshimitsu's katana has been shown as glowing like a lightsaber. Official art and [[AllThereInTheManual material]] explains it's just the evil energy stored in it that does the trick, thought.
* ''RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal'' has a cheat code that replaces your wrench with one of these.
* Space Pirates in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' use energy blades as melee weapons. In the sequel they only had metal blades (altho they were called "photonic scythes", so they may have been a 40k-style "power field" involved), except for the Pirate Commandoes, who carried a gun that could fire energy projectiles or large exploding balls of every, as well as project a short beam blade.
** Elite Pirates have energy claws.
* ''[[StarOcean1 Star Ocean]]'' gave you light sabers called "Force Sword" (with a graphic nearly identical to the ''Star Wars'' version) as part of the plot; they were the only weapons that could harm the BigBad.
* Taking place in the future, several ''PhantasyStar'' weapons are comprised of lasers, or "photons", in the ''Online''/''Universe'' games. Armor, as well; one wonders why they didn't outright ''call'' it a force field, but [[{{Fanservice}} we know the real reason.]]
** And just like ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'', they liberally apply these lasers to ''any'' sort of weapon. Laser boomerangs. Laser whips. Laser ''fists''. Laser ''[[SerialEscalation grenade launchers.]]''
* These are very common off-hand weapons in ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore''. Generally, they're used to destroy stationary or slow-moving targets like gun turrets while conserving ammo, though there are DifficultButAwesome builds that rely entirely on blade combat, using boosters to keep up with faster targets. The PlayerCharacter always starts off with a Laser Blade, and two of the most prominent Laserblades were the Moonlight, a heavy LB with some insane stats, and the Toros, a shield that had two Laserblades and was known as [[BigBad Stinger's]] weapon of choice in one of the games.
* The Moonlight is a recurring item in Creator/FromSoftware games. It appears as a sword of pure moonlight in the ''Videogame/KingsField'' games, ''Videogame/DemonsSouls'', and both ''Videogame/DarkSouls'' and [[Videogame/DarkSoulsII its sequel]]. The sword has a tiny physical blade that projects a larger blade of moonlight.
* You can replace your stick with one of these in ''VideoGame/{{Ico}}'''s NewGamePlus [[BraggingRightsReward for no real reason]]. [[BadExportForYou But only in the Japanese and European versions]].
** This is only if you get the bonus weapon in the first playthrough.
** [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything It gets bigger when he holds Yorda's hand]].
* The one-use laser knife from ''VideoGame/OverBlood''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' has Flandre Scarlet and her Lavaetein. I believe it's supposedly made out of fire, but hey, this is a bullet hell shooter. It sure LOOKS like a Laser Blade to me.
** In official art, its inactive form looks more like an oddly-shaped wand or whip.
** Hinanawi Tenshi's Sword of Scarlet Thought also applies, at times.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' has a few of those available to players. Among them the retardedly rare, and thus disgustingly expensive, Teebu's Blazing Longsword. Many players probably don't even know this weapon exists. It's that rare.
** A total of four of these exist in WoW - A red one, which is a rare world drop, a bright orange/pink one which is also a rare world drop, and two blue ones - one is a quest reward, the other has a chance to drop off a boss inside an instance. The blue ones can be enchanted with a fire enchant, which makes them glow purple.
** At least one more was added in Cataclysm. This one is actually called a "Very Light Sabre", and is among the best weapons you can possibly get at the time of the quest... which is level 3 - and exclusive to gnome warriors. Each gnome class gets its own StarWars ShoutOut, from the Death Star (rogue mace) and Staff of the Force (priest staff), to the decidedly more obscure Vibro Knife (warlock dagger) and Electro-Staff (mage staff).
*** There's also the Runeforging ability Death Knights get that can be used on swords, that while not making the swords in question in question ''true'' {{Laser Blade}}s, they glow vividly just like real ones.
* ''VideoGame/BattleRealms'' gives the Ronin and Samurai swords that can turn into these. The Wolf Clan Dryad starts off with ''nature-powered {{Laser Blade}}s''.
* In the second ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' game, Yoshitsune Minamoto has a special gauntlet that produces an energy blade. Said gauntlet and blade can even fire energy blades.
* Constructor X from ''VideoGame/BombermanGeneration'', who forms one from his drill-arm and causes [[StuffBlowingUp explosions when swung]].
--> I will destroy you, '''[[LargeHam WITH MY LASERBLADE]]!!!'''
* ''Multi-Dimensional Thief'', an old text adventure game, parodies the ''StarWars'' lightsaber. It can cut anything as long as it's an inventory object, and some versions of the game allow the lightsaber to either cut itself or your fingers (without ill effects other than losing the lightsaber.) Just don't go through a hole while carrying it.
* Another, lesser known Capcom example is Hayato Kanzaki from ''StarGladiator'' who wielded a laser blade weapon as well. Of course, [[MarthDebutedInSmashBros people will remember]] more his inclusion in ''[[CapcomVsWhatever Marvel vs Capcom 2]]''
* ''{{Aion}}'' currently has a weapon skin called the "Aether Blade" which can be purchased from their website and used to remodel your character, while it doesn't extend the way a StarWars style Light Saber would, it does strongly resemble one while remaining legally distinct from it.
* Not merely content to show Amaterasu up and be a general thorn in her paws, Waka in {{Okami}} had to have a better sword than Ammy to boot! While she has to make due with metallic blades (made of divine metals, mind you, but metal nonetheless), he gets the LaserSword... and a LaserSword that extends from inside of his flute! Showing her up that bad ought to be considered blasphemy if not a mortal sin!
** While it does nothing to alleviate the injustice done to Amaterasu, the player can finally get a chance to use [[InfinityPlusOneSword Waka's sword]] in ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', granted that they can complete the game on the highest difficulty level to obtain it. It might appear to be [[BraggingRightsReward worthless]] if one had to tackle the [[IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels Non-Stop Infinte Climax]] [[HarderThanHard Mode]],but there's [[BonusBoss one last being left to challenge]] who justifies use of so much power and then some.
** Of course one could just ignore that difficulty and input the cheat code instead.
* Also we have Master Yi's skin,Chosen One in ''VideoGame/LeagueofLegends''. He wears a lightsaber!
* ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'': Johnny Garland has one, but it's less a laser blade and more pure evil channeled into his knife.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fraxy}}'' gives us this exact blade in three lengths!
* ''VideoGame/{{Wizardry}}'' being full of SchizoTech, the top sword of the last three games is the Light Sword - a Lightsabre that your warriors in full plate can wield.
* Sword-wielders in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' can get these as unlockables. There's even a laser axe. No change in power and they still do the same type of damage, but hotly pursued nonetheless.
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiI'' has Plasma Swords as a weapon usable only by Law Hero (or a lawful Main Character). Since items didn't have graphics in that game, we don't really know what it looked like, though.
* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIIINocturne'' has the Hito-Shura generate one from his hand when using an attack that requires a weapon.
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}''
** The most powerful one-handed sword in ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaCurseOfDarkness'' is a laser sword, but getting all the components to [[ItemCrafting craft it]] takes some work.
** In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'', combining the [[FrickingLaserBeams Nitesco glyph]] with any weapon glyph will make Shanoa smack the enemy with a Laser {{BFS}} several times her own size. This is the strongest attack in the game, and sufficiently boosted it can take even Dracula himself out with just a few swipes.
* [[spoiler:Kanon]] of ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' busts out a laser blade in the fantasy scenes.
* The Komato Assassins in ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'' have laser daggers.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}:''
** [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement The Monado]] it's a particularly odd example. It looks like an odd {{BFS}} while inactive, but while active, the blade opens up to reveal an even bigger laser blade, capable of getting big enough to be wielded by the Bionis, a titan [[WorldShapes whose body makes up half the known world!]] Even when being wielded by Shulk, the blade is quite large, and the Monado Buster attack makes the blade extend to a truly ridiculous length for the duration of a single strike.
** There are also more "mundane" laser blades [[spoiler:courtesy of the Machina]] in the form of swords for [[TeamDad Dunban]] [[spoiler:and replicas of the Monado for Shulk]].
* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] gains access to the omni-blade, a modification to the standard omni-tool that unfurls out to create a searing hot silicon-carbide blade, suspended in mass effect fields. The in-universe explanation for their sudden appearance is that they had been designed years ago but were considered [[AwesomeButImpractical useless]], since enemies rarely would get into close-quarters enough for them to be used.
** There are many versions of this because every class wields their own melee weapon (Though they are not all blades) such as the sentinel who wields two omni blades, infiltrators with two-pronged electrified blades, or engineers, who simply slam a flaming silicon-carbide disc into their enemies with the back of their hand.
** It's also worth noting that Omni-blades are not laser blades or hardlight, but the suspended 'blade' is invisible on it's own. The Omni-tool creates a holographic sheathe to provide visual context for the user and allies.
* One type of the [[{{Mooks}}standard enemies]] as well as one of the boses of the old arcade game ''Xain D'Sleena'' (aka: ''Solar Warrior'') use laser blades. If they hit you with them, you are dead, no matter how much life you've remaining.
* At least one character in ''[[VideoGame/EscapeVelocity EV Nova]]'' is noted to have a "laser rapier" hooked to his belt.
* The Gigawatt Blades in ''VideoGame/InFAMOUS''
* ''SaintsRowIV'' gives us the Laser Razor, which is shaped like a katana, but is otherwise closely resembles the classic Jedi weapon. And yes, there are ''Star Wars''-themed costumes, too.
* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' has six colors of Phaseblade, which can be upgraded to the Phasesaber, and make the classic lightsaber noises when swung.
* The Masked Man in ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'' wields a lightsaber as part of being a DarthVaderClone. It has the ability to shoot intense bolts of lightning that instantly knock the target out.
* ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' has the "Protonic Inversal Axe" which is some kind of suspended forcefield on a pole. It does extra damage to robots, and the [[MadScientist Think Tank]] decided to make a ''throwing version''.
* The Player's mecha, ''Jehuty'', in the ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders'' games have these, as well as ''Dolores'' from ''Dolores, i'' and ''Testament'' from ''The Fist Of Mars''.
* The player uses them in ''SinAndPunishment'' to deal with enemies who get too close.
* The Cyphers from ''VideoGame/{{Strider}}'' are a mix of this and HotBlade, as they [[AbsurdCuttingPower cut through stuff like tanks]] by creating a blade of high-voltage, accelerated plasma.
** TheRival Strider Hien's weapon is a [[DoubleWeapon Double Cypher]] who uses the same principle as a ''Laser BattleBoomerang''.
* Probably one of the less conventional examples, but ''VideoGame/GhostsNGoblins'''s Arthur can turn knives into FrickinLaserBeams through magic.
* This is Mike Matei's main weapon in ''VideoGame/TheAngryVideoGameNerdAdventures''.
* Some of the mecha in ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' use laser blades.
* ''Videogame/{{Warframe}}'' has the Gram, a Tenno {{BFS}} which uses a blade made of plasma on each side of the weapon to cleanly slice enemies to bits. Its smaller brother, the Plasma Sword, functions pretty much identically (and originally, the Gram was just a [[PaletteSwap giant version of the Plasma Sword]]).
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* ''{{Haloid}}''. Samus has one that not only cuts things but acts as a tractor beam, blaster and stasis field generator.
* In ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Tucker ends up with an energy sword that works only for him (much to Tex's dismay). It also briefly functions as a key.
-->'''Caboose:''' Or maybe it's a key all the time, and when you stick it in people, it unlocks their death.
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* The multi-purpose "aser-blades" (not a typo) in the space arc of ''ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace''. Described in full in [[http://www.arthurkingoftimeandspace.com/0057.htm this strip]], including comparision to a lightsaber (without actually saying "lightsaber").
* Darth Maul sells Zexion lightsabers in ''AnsemRetort''. He claims to have a hundred of them in his car to sell to StarWars geeks for organs.
** Note that Zexion hasn't really used them since season one, unlike Darth Maul and Xemnas, who use them to this day.
* In keeping with the general theme of the comic, ''Webcomic/DarthsAndDroids'' offers humorous alternate explanations for the use of lightsabers. GM "just took a D&D equipment list and [[SciFiNameBuzzwords stuck techy words in front]]", Qui-gon and Obi-wan only have lightsabers because they didn't start off with enough money to buy blasters, and the Jedi are able to block blaster fire because the players fast-talked the GM into letting them do so.
** And, to boot, they always use the "laser sword" terminology in lieu of "lightsaber".
* ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'' has a [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-08-15 laser scythe]]. Because why not to walk this one to the end.
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' has [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=688 Coyote's Tooth]] looking like this, at least [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=965 in one of its forms]] when unsheathed. This thing doesn't hum -- it ''[[TheHyena laughs]]''.
* Wielded by [[CuteKitten Fluffy]] in ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty. [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2010/05/16/spaceouts/ Of course]], it's just an ImagineSpot.
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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.
* StupidMarioBrothers uses them like in VideoGame/SuperSmashBros, but they are [[WritingAroundTrademarks called Beam Swords]].
** which gets Lampshaded by Wario and Mario in Season 4
--> Wario: So why do we fight with Li.... uhh I mean Beam Swords?
--> Mario: I don't know. They use them in Super Smash Brothers.
* ''Creator/{{The Autarch}}'' gained a power to use Aerial Blades in the end of his Top 25 Boss Battles. They have been his "trademark power" ever since.
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* The Sun Sword from ''ThundarrTheBarbarian''.
** Galtar and his golden lance does the Darth Maul version.
* Skysurfer One's primary weapon in ''WesternAnimation/SkysurferStrikeForce''.
* In animated ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans,'' there's an extremely fanboyish villain named Control Freak who, it turns out, is a decent fighter due to ''Film/TheMatrix''-style programmed skill. His weapon of choice is a light-lance made of two sets of dual beams. (The colors are red, blue, green, and purple, the four colors of lightsabers in the ''StarWars'' movies.)
* WesternAnimation/KimPossible fights some {{Ninja}}s in TheMovie who wield energy swords.
* In the pilot episode of the ''[[ComicBook/BuckyOHareAndTheToadWars Bucky O'Hare]]'' cartoon, Deadeye Duck freaks out because he thinks the "hairless ape" intruder (actually human Willy) is packing a lightsaber (he actually says "lightsaber", too). Turns out it's just a generic flashlight.
* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' featured energy blades in the hands of some secondary characters, meaning they weren't even close to most powerful thing around in that universe.
** Your mileage may vary...in one episode She-Ra's friendly aerial pirate is trapped in a subterranean cave with an ominous charachter who totally pwns him in personal combat due to various gadgets much cooler than the ones he had access to. The most severe pwnage occurred when said character lighted up a "photon cutlass" with which he sent poor Hawk flying freely around after he tried to deflect a blow with his mere "laser sabre". So photon cutlasses packed punch in She-Ra's universe!
*** Moreover the asskicking character was later revealed to be Hawk's long-lost pirate father who was just fooling around and testing his kid's mettle. In the end he donated all of his asskicking equipment to his son.
* Subverted by ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' in "Tag Sale - You're It!". Dr. Venture throws a yard sale, and [[MauveShirt Henchmen #21]] purchases a prototype laser sword that was rejected by the Army. #21 later attempts to take on [[HeroicComedicSociopath Brock Samson]] with his new toy, [[HilarityEnsues with predictable consequences]] when it's demonstrated that the prototype is a glorified flashlight.
** "The Army said 'we don't swordfight anymore', and Creator/{{Kenner}} wasn't interested in a toy that cost over $2 million in parts alone."
* The eponymous ''GiantMecha'' in ''WesternAnimation/MegasXLR'' has an energy sword, activated by Coop hitting the ''BigRedButton'' Labelled [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "That cool energy sword thing"]]
* The first episode of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'' has Batman storing one of these in his utility belt. Where did it come from? Why does he only use it once? Doesn't it violate his [[TechnicalPacifist technical pacifism]]? Who cares? It's ''[[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Batman with a lightsaber!]]''
** Not just once; in a later episode's [[BatmanColdOpen cold open]], he [[DualWielding dual-wields]] it alongside a ''demon's sword''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' [[VillainOfTheWeek villain]] Payback use a laser whip that double as sword. [[spoiler:It was used to make statues for a Youth Counseling Center before the villain repurposed it.]]
** A scene inside a chop shop showed crooks slicing up stolen cars with a laser chainsaw.
* In ''ZorroGenerationZ'' ''everyone'' has laser swords, and a lot of people have laser whips. Since it otherwise seems to be ThePresentDay, it's not clear [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms where they came from]], but it wouldn't be ''{{Zorro}}'' without cool swordplay.
* The eponymous hero of ''Anime/{{Ulysses 31}}'' wields a "Raypier" which doubles as an energy pistol and a laser sword. For defence, he has an energy shield (think CaptainAmerica when his usual shield was stolen) which he wears on one wrist like a watch.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'': police officers use lightsabers as non-lethal batons.
** They even have laser ''handcuffs''. Apparently these so-called "lasers" in the Futurama-verse are actually some kind of luminous force-fields.
* In ''TeamoSupremo'', Laser Pirate's main weapon is his laser hook, which can morph into other weapons, such as a laser blade and a laser cannon.
* The "how is a laser stopping at an arbitrary distance" problem is [[ConversationalTroping conversed]] in ''ClerksTheAnimatedSeries'':
-->'''Randal''': The light sabers in ''StarWars''. You turn it on, and it goes ye high. How does it know when to stop?\\
'''Dante''': [[AWizardDidIt The Force]]?\\
'''Randal''': That's your excuse for everything!
* ''WesternAnimation/DeadSpaceDownfall'' has laser chainsaws; sadly, these do not appear in the game.
* Duke L'Orange in ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks'' has one.
* In 1987, there was a U.S.-produced series called ''WesternAnimation/HelloKittysFurryTaleTheater'', with Sanrio's eponymous character and her friends parodying fairy tales, and even popular movies. One episode featured a parody of ''Franchise/StarWars'', complete with Tuxedo Sam (who played the Luke Skywalker character) and Catnip (who played the Darth Vader character) having a lightsaber fight (which also happens in the TitleSequence). The episode "Paws of the Round Table" had all the swords, including Excalibur, replaced with lightsabers.
* In the ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' episode "The Once and Future Thing" Part II, One of the Jokerz gang working for the time travelling villain Chronos, uses a double-bladed red lightsaber as a weapon. May count as a possible ActorAllusion when you consider the [[Creator/MarkHamill voice actor for The Joker in the prequel series.]]
* Kat wields one in the ''KidVsKat'' episode "Play N'Ice".
* Seen a couple of times on ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'', mostly among space pirates and other low-level thugs.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', Aang says that what he needs to complete his ScaryImpracticalArmor ensemble is a "wind sword."
-->'''Katara:''' What's a wind sword?\\
'''Aang:''' It's where I get a sword handle, and then I just swing this around and [[BlowYouAway bend air out]] [[LaserBlade like a blade.]] (makes lightsaber noises)
* Used by the Fearsome Hand in ''BatmanUnderTheRedHood''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'', the unified Forever Knights now wield them.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': Whisper wields a pair of laser whips against Superboy and the Forever People in "Disordered".
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* On his ''Sci-Fi Science'' television series, Dr. Michio Kaku explored the possibility of making a real-life lightsaber out of an extended plasma torch. Unfortunately, this required trillions of nanobatteries, theoretical superceramics, and enough electricity to ''power a small city.'' This may be viable in the long-term, but unlikely for the next few decades.
** Still prone to WhyDontYouJustShootHim; that level of technology could easily make powerful guns which are more practical anyways.
** "[[InvaderZim Because]] [[RuleOfCool it's COOL!]]"
** The main practical application of this would be as an extremely effective chainsaw that could cut through virtually any material, though at extreme danger to the user, but its not as if plasma cutters are exactly safe to begin with.
*** Supplimental StarWars material states clearly that using a lightsaber without a certain degree of force sensitivity is extremely dangerous. Perhaps hand-guards may work as an alternative.
*** Not so much. The danger, both in-universe and IRL, is not to the hand holding the blade, but to ''all your OTHER limbs.'' The reason for this in-universe, and a plausible one out of it, is that the magnetic containment of the blade interacts with any other magnetic field (like that of the planet you're standing on) creating a tendency to twist and move in a direction you didn't plan. Think about that demonstration of gyroscopic torque that your science teacher probably showed you, the one where you hold the axles of a spinning bike wheel. Wielding a lightsaber is a little like that, only if you lose control, it doesn't snag on your shirt, ''it [[AnArmAndALeg cuts your leg off.]]''
** It's worth noting that this does have a physical "blade", though you wouldn't be able to see it when it's on through the plasma. If it's telescoping, you also wouldn't be able to see it when it's off either, so for all we know the Jedi used that trick too.
** It is worth noting that we can build a lightsaber today... except that we need a building's worth of equipment to make the beam long enough. As technology can be fitted in more tight spaces, it may become viable as a stealth weapon, as a blaster using plasma is basically shooting controlled lightning (meaning it's loud).
** Also worth noting is that plasma hot enough to almost instantaneously cut through just about anything, including metal (as most "laser blades" are depicted being), tends to be hot. Very, VERY hot. Ballpark figure, somewhere in the range of 45,000 degrees F. Yes, plasma torches exist that don't melt when you use them, but the hands and bodies of those using them tend to have to be shielded by some form of insulation to avoid getting burns. This is just yet another complication in the noble attempts of science to figure out a feasible means of making the beloved lightsaber a (portable) reality.
* A thermal lance (some may recognize them from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout New Vegas}}'') is a real word device that some liken to a lightsaber. It essentially burns iron rods to create an intense stream of heat out one end, kinda like a gigantic blow torch but much hotter. Granted they are much bigger than a lightsaber hilt and would require two hands to wield, but the stream to project has all the cutting power, they are normally used to cut through solid concrete and steel girders.
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