– Star Wars: Rebels // Trials of the Darksaber
I was catching up on Rebels again last night and stumbled over this really interesting moment! As much as I’m not really fond of the idea of the crystals being “alive” in the sense that they bleed and that’s how they turn red for the Sith (though I know I gotta accept it), I do like this aspect of what it means to wield a lightsaber and think it fits with so much of what we’ve been shown.
As Kanan says, the thoughts and actions of the wielder become energy and become part of the blade. How the user thinks and feels, what they pour into the crystal they’re using, determines how the blade is. And that’s probably another big reason the Jedi must always be aware of their emotions, because those feelings will become part of their blade, they become energy that isn’t just an emotion, it’s now a part of something.
Canon explicitly states in many places that Jedi have completely normal feelings, that they’re not to repress them, but that they’re not meant to act on them. This post contains a fair amount of references to how the Jedi are meant to feel just as any other living creature does (as well as Obi-Wan explicitly says it’s not like they’re not allowed feelings in TCW, that it’s natural), but that control is important because of how it affects their power. And this is the same, I think. Their thoughts become part of the blade. If they wield that blade in rage and fury that goes out of control, that becomes part of the blade, too. And if it cannot be checked, then it’s out of control and that’s dangerous, especially because of the tremendous power Force users have.
This is more focused around Rose but but my hc is she will blackmail the HELL out of you if she wants something.