Here’s How The Sith Construct Their Red Lightsabers

Back in March we learned that Marvel would be releasing a brand new comic series from writer Charles Soule that focuses on the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, Darth Vader. The debut issue arrived this month and in it’s pages the Emperor reveals exactly how red lightsabers are created by the Sith by manipulating the kyber crystals contained within the blades.

He tells Vader that the kyber crystals, the same crystals used by the Jedi to create their blue/green lightsabers, are alive and can feel pain. As a result, the crystals have the ability to actually bleed, which the Sith use to their advantage through the dark side of the Force by infusing their own pain into the crystals, forcing them to turn that iconic red color.
Justin LaSalata
Located in New York with his wife Dianna, Justin LaSalata is the US Editor of Jedi News responsible for reporting on all areas of Star Wars related news as well as coverage from NY Comic Con and Toy Fair NY.