Ren’s lightsaber has created many disagreements, since the design diverges from
the conception of a traditional lightsaber. Consistent with many Dark Force users, Kylo Ren has chosen a
red kyber crystal. Unlike his predecessors,
Kylo Ren implemented a cracked kyber crystal into his lightsaber design. The
cracked crystal presents some difficulties for the user. Since the crystal is
damaged, it is difficult to manipulate and control the energy produced. To
focus the crystal’s energy into a plasma
stream, the crossgaurd – or the quillon
vents – are needed. The quillons help to reduce excess energy created by
the kyber crystal. However, the angular placement of the quillons may negate the
functionality of the vents.
plasma stream creates its own force. Plasma is not static, instead it is in constant
motion. The plasma stream of a lightsaber cycles through a loop. The plasma moves
rapidly and continuously in and out of the kyber crystal located in the hilt. This
means the crystal is pulled in each direction
in which a plasma stream is present. In turn, this causes tremendous stress on
the damaged crystal as well as difficulty wielding the lightsaber.
damaged crystal only partially accounts for the ragged and unstable appearance of
the plasma blade. The electromagnetic
field which surrounds and assists the creation of the plasma stream has been
clearly weakened. Indicators of this manipulation are the varying width of the
blade as well as the particles of plasma (flying sparks). There are a few
reasons why Kylo Ren would want to weaken the electromagnetic field. First, it could
reduce the stress on the cracked kyber crystal. Second, it might allow for the
formation of the quillons.
speculations: As mentioned in the previous post, Kylo Ren’s crossguard lightsaber
is based of an ancient design. I personally wonder if the design specifically calls
for a cracked kyber crystal or if there another reason behind Kylo Ren’s
crystal selection? What if Kylo Ren specifically uses this crystal for
sentimental reasons. It is possible that this cracked crystal was originally
implemented in the lightsaber of Darth
A stream of plasma burst out from the Sun, but since it lacked enough force to break away, most of it fell back into the Sun (May 27, 2014).
The GIF/movie combines two wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light, and covers a little over two hours. Minor eruptions like this one occur almost daily, representing the dynamic activity driven by powerful magnetic forces near the Sun’s surface.
this game is so fucking weird with the wild pokemon having egg moves now like i’m on route 102 outside petalburg trying to catch a nice ralts for my team and i found a level 3 dude in the grass and i’m like ok cool my level 9 dog will probably kill you so let me just switch in my zigzagoon, it could use some experience anyway, maybe tackle a few times and throw a ball at about half health, that sounds nice and comfy, i look away from my ds for one second to check the moves for ralts and when i look back that fucker’s got his hands up in the air like the goddamn messiah of destruction and there’s blobby purple plasma streaming down my screen as he calls down the primordial death energies of the universe itself, everything is swathed in the roiling darkness of the abyss, my level 2 zigzagoon’s stats are harshly falling left and right and the ralts just fucking faints i guess from the exertion of summoning the goddamn rain of perdition
An aurora, as seen from the International Space Station, glows in green and red waves over the polar regions of Earth. These lights are the result of interactions between the solar wind–a stream of hot, rarefied plasma from the sun–and our planet’s magnetic field. A bow shock forms where they meet, about 12,000-15,000 km from Earth. The planet’s magnetic field deflects much of the solar wind, but some plasma gets drawn in along field lines near the poles. When these energetic particles interact with nitrogen and oxygen atoms in the upper atmosphere, it can excite the atoms and generate photon emissions, creating the distinctive glow. Similar auroras have been observed on several other planets and moons in our solar system. (Photo credit: NASA)