Would we use lightsabers?
Yabuturtle wrote: I'd imagine it would take months if not years to fully perfect it.
Like many things, if not all things.
I know I'd make martial arts part of training for my apprentices one day. But with an instrument of their choice. A Lightsaber does not a Jedi make, but the ability to defend those that are helpless when called upon, in whatever manner they can, does.
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OB1Shinobi wrote: Ever play around with a laser pointer? Thats how I figure a lightsaber would be irl because it you know, light
I wanna see a reimagining of star wars now where the sith are just angry cats chasing pointers. XD
Yabuturtle wrote: Before there were lightsabers we know today, there were protosabers so maybe we'd have to have something like that which honestly would suck and kind of awkward to handle. if it is plasma inside a force field isn't it protecting you from radiation? i'd figure the heat is more dangerous and how you can even hold it.
I'd imagine if a lightsaber is difficult, I wonder how different it would be for curved hilt lightsabers or cross guards.
I believe before the lightsaber there was the vibroblade.
The thing with lightsabers is that its effectiveness was relative to the strength of the user with the force. Most Jedi were wiped out in order 66 but much of that was the element of surprise, being outnumbered, or flanked.
of course it's easy to say that a lightsaber is impractical but even with guns I think there is a very low ratio between a gun being drawn and a gun being fired, either by cop or criminal.
Just because someone has a gun doesn't mean they actually want to shoot you with it. In GTA terms its like the difference between 1 star and 3. Guns are used mostly for protection and to intimidate the other person.
a lightsaber would be a strong deterrent just because that person, even if they do have a gun, has to assume that there's a reason you're able to pull out a lightsaber instead of a gun.
Now once people get used to them you didn't see a lot of people in the movies running at the first sight of a lightsaber. And without reflecting bolts back at their shooters a Jedi would be seriously outmatched. But still... swords, not guns, are what's in my nature so that's what I would use. And I would probably put a cortosis shield on one side because I don't think people realize how much or how useful it is to actually touch a sword in combat whether its the flat side or the dull side. Sometimes you want to get more leverage than you can holding it at the hilt.
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