Thanks to the new Darth Vader comic book series we now have a new explanation as to why Sith lightsaber crystals are red, which give them the iconic red hue we first saw when Darth Vader ignited his weapon in a dual against Obi-Wan Kenobi. This new revelation is fully explained in the latest episode of our Less Than 12 Parsecs YouTube series, which aims to answer Star Wars lore questions in short little video segments. Head on down below to find out why Sith lightsabers are red.


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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.