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First Look at a New Lightsaber From Star Wars: The High Republic Revealed

Discussion in 'SWNN News Feed' started by SWNN Probe, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. SWNN Probe

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    The upcoming visual guide Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection will no doubt be full of fascinating facts about everyone's favorite elegant weapon. But hidden in the pages, it seems we will be getting our first look at a new laser sword from the forthcoming High Republic publishing effort.





    Today, StarWars.com revealed the first look at the brand new lightsaber, which belongs to Jedi Master Stellan Gios. Because Star Wars: The High Republic is set hundreds of years before The Phantom Menace, Gios' weapon has a more medieval look to it:



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    The design seems to take inspiration from Kylo Ren's crossguard saber, but with some more classical influences mixed in. Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain explained:



    Artist Grant Griffin originated the early designs, which were further developed by Disney Publishing illustration manager Jeff R. Thomas. He described his process working on the idea:



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    The retractable guard is a truly impressive detail, and it goes very well with the blue blade and gold trim to represent the idea of an older galaxy far, far away. This is in stark contrast to the design of Star Wars: The Old Republic, which was often quite similar to the original trilogy and prequels. It makes sense that things would look older and more refined in what Obi-Wan would describe as 'a more civilized age.'



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    The character of Stellan Gios was introduced back in April, and was described as 'strong in the force' and a 'natural teacher'. The image of him that was used back then did feature a crossguard saber, but it definitely wasn't this exquisite design. It's still unclear exactly where Gios will pop up in the expansive multimedia event known as The High Republic. We can only hope that he appears in a visual medium so that we can see this beautiful weapon in action.



    Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection also contains some juicy details about Rey's lightsaber shown at the end of The Rise of Skywalker, as well as the weapons of Ben Solo, Leia Organa, and the Second Sister. The new visual guide by Daniel Wallace will hit stores on October 20th, and you can pre-order the book here.



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    I usually don't care about these lightsaber announcements, but this one is the coolest one since Kylo's lightsaber reveal in the first TFA teaser.
     
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    Huh, when it's folded up it looks like one of the ones from Fallen Order (Magus, I think?) but I also like how it comes down as a crossguard.
     
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    Wasn't in the originals. Not real Star Wars. blah blah blah blah
     
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    I don't like it. Mainly because it kinda makes Kylo's cross guard redundant. He had the hilt because he was bad in creating a lightsaber. Okay, they already messed this up with Ezra finding that green cross guard saber...
     
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    Well, also it's an older model.

    If I tried making a modern day weapon and it ended up using black powder like old Civil War era muskets, I'd be relatively "bad" at making weapons too.
     
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    Gandalf would be proud.....it has a certain "Glamdring" vibe to it.....

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