The Star Wars franchise has given us a good number of pretty interesting characters and their journeys, but none of them are quite as iconic as Anakin Skywalker, whose story is intricately linked to the radiant glow of a neopixel lightsaber. Anakin Skywalker is one of the most interesting characters from Star Wars, from being discovered as a slave on Tatooine (by Qui-Gon Jinn) and getting trained (mentored) by Obi-Wan Kenobi to being prophesied as the ‘Chosen One” only to end up on the Dark Side as Sith Lord Darth Vader. Unleash Your Inner Sith: wielding the power of an neopixel lightsaber anakin skywalker replica.
Unleash Your Inner Sith: Wielding the Power of an Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber Replica
The Star Wars franchise has given us a good number of pretty interesting characters and their journeys, but none of them are quite as iconic as Anakin Skywalker.
Anakin Skywalker is one of the most interesting characters from Star Wars, from being discovered as a slave on Tatooine (by Qui-Gon Jinn) and getting trained (mentored) by Obi-Wan Kenobi to being prophesied as the ‘Chosen One” only to end up the Dark Side as Sith Lord Darth Vader.
Nicknamed the ‘Hero With No Fear’ due to his accomplishments in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Anakin’s journey is one of strife, passion, tested faith, betrayal, regret, and ultimately redemption. Like many of the iconic characters from the franchise, Anakin can also be seen wielding a lightsaber throughout most of his journey (training, missions, duels and battles).
In this piece, we shall be taking a look at the storied history of Anakin’s lightsaber and how owning a replica Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber can help you channel your inner Sith.
Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber: History and Creation
Throughout his journey (from being a Jedi Knight to a Sith Lord), Anakin Skywalker wielded four different lightsabers. Of all the lightsabers he wielded as Anakin, the most notable one is his second lightsaber which he created and used throughout Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This second lightsaber was made to replace his first one which was destroyed in battle on Geonosis. Because he was allied with the Light Side of the Force at the time, this second lightsaber featured a blue blade (indigo tint).
It was with this blue lightsaber that he defeated Count Dooku during the Battle of Coruscant. He also used it against other opponents like Asajj Ventress, droids and even his former Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi. The lightsaber remained in his possession even after he went over to the Dark Side and became Darth Vader. He eventually loses it to Obi-Wan Kenobi during a duel that took place on Mustafar.
Following the loss of his second lightsaber to Obi-Wan, Anakin (now Darth Vader) created his third and highly popular Darth Vader lightsaber. He created this red-bladed lightsaber by bleeding the green Kyber crystal of the saber he claimed after defeating and killing Jedi Master Kirak Infil’a. This red lightsaber eventually gets destroyed during an encounter with bounty hunters. He was, however, able to recover its kyber crystal which he then used to create his fourth and final lightsaber.
Unleashing Your Inner Sith With a Replica Anakin Lightsaber
Just like the Jedi Knight turned Sith Lord, you too can channel the Dark or Light Side of the Force by wielding a replica Anakin Skywalker lightsaber. With features like LED RGB colour-changing, you can switch your saber’s blade from blue to red (light side to dark side) with just the push of a button. Other features like motion-sensitive sound effects also add to the immersive experience of these replicas, and it makes wielding them truly awesome.
In addition to channeling your inner Sith, other great benefits of owning a replica Anakin Skywalker lightsaber includes; completing your Star Wars collection, connecting with your favourite character (in this case, Anakin Skywalker), and adding authenticity to your cosplay.
When fans think of iconic characters from the Star Wars franchise, Anakin Skywalker is one of the names that definitely comes to mind. This is no surprise as he had one of the most interesting journeys from being the Jedi Order’s Chosen One to becoming the formidable villain that is Darth Vader. The lightsabers that Anakin used throughout his journey are also quite iconic with their storied histories and creation.
As a fan who loves and resonates with Anakin’s (or Vader’s) journey, getting a replica of his lightsaber can be a way for you to channel your inner Sith and connect with the Sith Lord.