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SPECULATION The Importance of Luke's Saber

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by master_shaitan, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. master_shaitan

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    Just read this from the Making of TESB:

    "One idea that got tossed around a lot in the early stages of planning ESB was the notion that Luke's light saber had a crystal hidden in the hilt, with secret encrypted information on it — including the coordinates of Minch Yoda's planet".

    I believe this idea has been recycled. This is the importance of the light saber in TFA and is why Kylo Ren wants it. He needs it to find and destroy the last Jedi - Luke. But instead Rey gets it and becomes a Jedi.

    Discuss.
     
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    So, after that shot from the trailer with Leia and Maz, Leia hands it over to R2 and C3PO who decipher this hidden code which reveals Luke's Coordinates.

    Yes, I like this.
     
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    I think you may be onto something here. good find my friend.
     
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    Lawrence Kasdan would've been privy to these early ideas and others from Leigh Brackett's script (http://scyfilove.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Star-Wars-The-Empire-Strikes-Back-Brackett-Draft.pdf). He probably suggested this.
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    It's just like ANH. Leia gets death star plans. Puts them in r2. Vader seeks r2/plans. Droids end up with Luke and off he goes on his adventure.
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    If this is the case, the only question that remains is how and why did Luke retrieve his old saber from Bespin?
     
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    Yep, that is the question, I think we will see this in the rumoured flashback sequence at Maz's castle. got to say I cant wait to see how they explain that one.
     
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    He used his 'find my lightsaber' app and had it dispatched for next day delivery?
     
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    This has puzzled me just as much as it has puzzled you guys. Why is Kylo Ren after this thing? That is the ultimate question of The Force Awakens. Obviously he is trying to, like you all said, find the remaining Jedi and exterminate the Jedi race once and far all. Problem is, something in this movie is going to keep him from getting his hands on it and he is stopping at nothing to find it because something is somehow realized by him that there is something special about this blade. Either that, or because he also seems to be a Sith/Vader collector, he may simply want the blade that killed his hero as he grew up. It would be like owning the gun that shot Elton John. Same concept applies.
     
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    Who shot Elton John?
     
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    -Facepalms- Omg... I meant to type John Lennon. Forget the post above. I was thinking about Star Wars which apparently made me think about Rocket Man.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Lol, I thought you ment Lennon (bizzarely) but I couldn't resist, just in case you had some late breaking news.
     
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    They are both British and no late and breaking news. He is still playing and still "packed my bags last night, preflight".
     
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    Remeber there are going to be lots of twists & turns in the film. Sound be fun!!
     
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    I like this idea a lot. But I also think it's a way to bridge all 3 trilogies together and serve as a family heirloom for the Skywalkers. So it will likely get passed on to Rey.
     
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    The one thing that confuses me is the lightsaber floating through space image. I'd like to know if that's true or not.
     
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    I read on Making Star Wars or maybe Reddit that the floating in space is a part of Maz Kanata's flashback sequence.
     
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    It killed younglings

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    I'm with (Elton) John Lennon: by the time of TFA Luke Skywalker can be all things to all people. He's been disappeared for quite some time by most accounts.
     
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    Speaking of lightsabers.... whatever happened to Obi-Wan's lightsaber? Was it in Vader's locker on the Death Star?
     
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    The idea of Anakin's lightsaber crystal having information contained within reminds me of the end of the Dune saga and
    Scytale, the (last?) surviving Tleilaxu Master with the nullentropy capsule in his chest which contained organic cells carefully and covertly collected by the Tleilaxu for millennia:

    Scytale rubbed his breast, reminding himself of what was hidden there with such skill that not even a scar marked the place. Each Master had carried this resource — a nullentropy capsule preserving the seed cells of a multitude: fellow Masters of the central kehl, Face Dancers, technical specialists and others he knew would be attractive to the women of Shaitan ... and to many weakling powindah! Paul Atreides and his beloved Chani were there. (Oh what that had cost in searching garments of the dead for random cells!) The original Duncan Idaho was there with other Atreides minions — the Mentat Thufir Hawat, Gurney Halleck, the Fremen Naib Stilgar ... enough potential servants and slaves to people a Tleilaxu universe.

    The prize of prizes in the nullentropy tube, the ones he longed to bring into existence, made him catch his breath when he thought of them. Perfect Face Dancers! Perfect mimics. Perfect recorders of a victim's persona. Capable of deceiving even the witches of the Bene Gesserit. Not even shere could prevent them from capturing the mind of another.

    The tube he thought of as his ultimate bargaining power. No one must know of it.

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    Wait. What?! Why do you want to shoot Elton John, Ganon?
     
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    What if....

    And, that is my crazy theory... actually TWO of em...

    Theory #1

    We don't know much about Lightsabers... And I am talking from the standpoint of someone that ignores completely the EU and comics, and books and toys...

    "This weapon is your life..."

    Could the Lightsaber be some sort of a personal HOLOCRON. Something that records everything that happens surrounding the weapon. Someone with the knowledge of that, and I put back on the table my theory that we will see the first Jedi Swordsmith in TFA (Maz Kadana), manipulating the Kyber Crystal inside, can PLAY BACK what happened to the weapon and the people that used it.

    The "vision" that Maz share with Finn, Rey and Co is actually coming from the Kyber Crystal hidden in Luke's saber.

    That saber then probably hides some pieces of precious info... from Anakin? Obi Wan? Luke? Something of importance.


    Theory #2

    There is a symbiosis between a Jedi and his weapon. It's like a living thing. The crystal inside gathers some of the Jedi's power, darkness or light. When Obi Wan takes Anakin's saber on Mustafar, he knows what he is doing... and he gives it to Luke, knowing some of the energy from the crystal (Anakin's heritage) will bind to Luke. Whoever is after the saber is probably seeking for the energy stored in the crystal...
     
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