Isn’t it ironic that I absolutely love the Jedi and because of my travel schedule, I was only able to fit in one haiku about them? Devastating.
This post is kind of a nod in the direction of Imperial Talker’s Lucrehulk post last month (because it got me thinking about the ways in which TPM blew my mind).
When I saw the double-bladed lightsaber in the previews for TPM, I think my brain exploded. It never even occurred to me that you could have two lightsabers attached. I imagined fighting with two lightsabers, separately, but not one-but-kind-of-two! Amazing!
So, yeah, this isn’t really a haiku or post for the Sith, it’s more an homage to the coolest lightsaber ever, and I still kind of believe that. Every lightsaber after the double-bladed one didn’t catch my attention as much – Maul’s lightsaber broke new ground and because of this, it will always be the pinnacle of a cool lightsabers for me.
I read once, somewhere, that it was used for training in lightsaber combat, but Darth Maul was so good at using it double-bladed, that he made it his weapon of choice and never graduated to a single lightsaber. That said, I can’t find anything to back this up so it either a) was a random, non-canon tangent on a shady forum somewhere, or b) it’s now buried away in Star Wars lore and irrelevant.
Though I can imagine the lightsaber is not as streamlined to use unless you’re an expert, I would love to see more of these weapons in the movies. Rey’s staff was a bit of an homage to the double-bladed lightsaber, but not enough to really think it was based off of that.
So, because I’m going to tie this back to Imperial Talker a bit and the post that started this train of thought – what was the one thing that blew your mind from The Phantom Menace? What did you fall in love with? What did you think was just SO COOL?