Mace Windu's purple lightsaber

If you're turning 13 and love Star Wars, it makes sense that you would want a purple lightsaber for your birthday. My son got one--over my initial objection that he already had way too many lightsabers of other colors. Now I know what's behind Mace Windu's purple light saber, and also that this hue of magic weapon may actually have been a personal request from actor Samuel Jackson, when he agreed to play Mace Windu in the films. (I got that from Wikipedia, which quoted an interview on The Late Show with David Letterman.) Yes, of course: who wants to wage galactic battle, and not have your lightsaber clearly identifiable among other Jedi?


This is fascinating; a special color quest?! My nephew isn't allowed light sabers or swords. So when I gave him a play fishing pole recently, he of course turned it into a sword when his mother wasn't around. But unfortunately it did not glow purple.

Thanks for your response, Manz. Again from wikipedia: "Lightsaber blades in the movies are green or blue for Jedi, and red for Sith. The only exception is Jedi Mace Windu's purple lightsaber in the prequel trilogy. . ."

And of course there is the issue of the number of lightsabers that the Jedi wield. Some Sith such as Darth Maul wield double-bladed lightsabers, and some Jedi wield two lightsabers instead of one. I think any Jedi worth his salt only needs one, but that is just my personal opinion.