Why Are Dark Side Lightsabers Red - Darth Vader

As most dedicated Star Wars fans know, all the details that were previously revealed in various novels, comic books, video games and more were redacted and relegated into what we now call Star Wars Legends. Since then, Disney and Lucasfilm have created a story group responsible for ensuring that almost everything that references and takes place in the Star Wars universe is canon. Now a new novel continues to change what we thought we knew about the Star Wars universe.

In the new Star Wars novel Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston, the story following Anakin Skywalker’s former apprentice reveals why Force users who turn to the dark side always have red lightsabers instead of the predominantly blue and green blades wielded by Jedi. It’s not just because red is a cool color for villains to have, and it’s not for the reason that was previously revealed in the expanded universe.

So why are dark side lightsabers red? Find out after the jump. Read More »