When Kylo Ren was unveiled within the first trailer for The Pressure Awakens, numerous the dialogue centred on his uncommon lightsaber. This was a crossguard design, with vents on the hilt blasting extra vitality on both facet of the blade. It was a putting look and a cool visible reflection of the fad burning contained in the character. However although it match Kylo Ren to have a harmful and unstable weapon, it didn’t appear sensible and appeared to have been an anomaly amongst Star Wars lightsabers.
Now, it’s not fairly so distinctive, as a brand new lightsaber from upcoming transmedia mission Star Wars: The High Republic exhibits a extra refined tackle the identical crossguard idea, which you’ll be able to see beneath:
This belongs to Jedi Grasp Stellan Gios, whose weapon the brand new e-book Star Wars: The Lightsaber Assortment describes thusly:
“Gios’ lightsaber is a sublime weapon with a crossguard and an extended hilt that enables him to simply wield it in two arms like a broadsword. … When the saber ignites, the crossguard blades push the quillions ahead, forming caps to the blades and making a secondary guard.”
The broadsword design matches properly with The High Republic that includes a ‘Jedi Knights of the Spherical Desk,’ with Gios presumably sitting on it. He’s described as a voice of motive who’s devoted to upholding the Jedi traditions and customs, which sounds to me like he’s being arrange for a fall. Proper now, it’s not confirmed the place he’ll seem, although I believe it’s a protected wager that he’ll characteristic within the first e-book The High Republic: Gentle of the Jedi, on account of be revealed on January fifth, 2021.
With the interval from The Phantom Menace to The Rise of Skywalker very busy plotwise, I’m wanting ahead to some proficient writers working with a clean slate of continuity. The High Republic appears to be like set to convey a ton of latest concepts to Star Wars and regardless of assurances that there aren’t films deliberate, if it turns into extraordinarily common, I’m betting that may change.