New Star Wars comic explains why Sith lightsabers are red

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If you’ve ever been curious, now you’ve got your official answer.

We all know that once you turn over to the dark side (because they have cookies) the new Sith’s lightsaber turns red and some of us question how it actually turns red. That could have been on its own or a new Kyber crystal was found by said Sith and was put into the old or new lightsaber hilt. Well, in the new Star Wars canon comic book created by Charles Soule, Darth Vader issue number 1 we find out how the lightsaber turns red.

The new story line gives us a perspective on Darth Vader’s training of the dark side with Emperor Palpatine and on one of the pages, Vader asks his master how the sabers go from blue/green to red. Palpatine responds back by saying that the Kyber crystal starts to bleed because of the Sith causing the crystal pain. The Emperor continues to explain that the crystals are living things which can feel pain and the Sith pours their pain into the crystal causing it to turn red from the original color it used to be when the owner was a Jedi.

Full explanation from Palpatine in comic:

The crystal from any Jedi’s saber will do. As you know, the Kybers are alive, in their way. Like any living thing, they can fell pain. Through the dark side, you must pour your pain into the crystal. And when, at last, the agony becomes more than it can stand… a beautiful crimson. The color of your rage.

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Just this one page already makes it seem like this is going to be a good canon, but we’ll just have to wait and see. The issue came out today, with three more issues to follow in the next two months. What do you guys think about this explanation on how the lightsabers turn red? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

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