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on September 8th 2019, 12:38 am
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Disclaimer: This is a work in progress and I'm posting it so I don't have to keep saving it in my drafts. I'm still moving some things around, messing with the formatting, and finalizing thoughts. Feel free to contribute to this post if you wish.


Originally, I never intended for this to be a blog post since I was just curious about the topic but after sifting through and collecting so much information I thought it would be a waste note to post all of it. It took me quite some time to go through and collect all the different material but overall it's been a pretty enjoyable experience and in the end I felt like I learned a lot and was exposed to a lot of new characters so I think it was worth it. Hopefully, you can learn something new as well from this post.

For a while now (probably since I saw the Son use red lightning in TCW) I've been pondering the question "How many different shades of lightning are there? Could the color of lightning be an indication of its power?" and the answer to that first question is more than I thought. The answer to the second question however is a bit more ambiguous, and after reviewing everything that I found on my search I think the answer is probably no. There are no definitive statements concluding that a certain color of lightning is more powerful than another, and it seems that the color of ones lightning is really just a stylistic choice and nothing else which can perhaps provide the answers to the questions posed in the links below. Also, this is partly inspired by how small Wookiepedia's section on this topic is which made me want to expand it a bit more.

Note: I'm not going to be doing an analysis of each and every one of the instances of lightning shown below since we don't have any definitive statements regarding the power levels of lightning as I mentioned and comparing/contrasting every feat between different colors of lightning would prove fruitless, so rather I'm just going to be dumping everything that I found and chiming in a few thoughts/theories at the end. However, I will probably be comparing the most impressive feats for each color of lightning at some point.


Wookiepedia section on the topic:
Lightning Color (WIP) KYjhrHV

Questions/topics regarding the meaning and power levels of force lightning:
https://starwars.fandom.com/f/p/2987330378915645022
https://boards.theforce.net/threads/red-and-green-blue-and-purple-black-the-colors-of-force-lightning.32087180/
http://www.killermovies.com/forums/f6/t616091.html
https://www.horuset.com/mobile/forum/viewthread/m/42275839/id/32043363-star-wars-lightning-abilities
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OQ8hC8ju50

Purple
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Sheev
https://youtu.be/HblR0sMoh3s?t=1013

Lightning Color (WIP) BcDY6Du
Lightning Color (WIP) V1_607---Luke-fried_HR
Lightning Color (WIP) Xm7FI

Fate of the Jedi - Outcast wrote:It happened all at once: the Hidden One gesturing towards Luke, Ben leaping away, lightning flashing from the Hidden One’s hands. It was not the purplish lightning of Emperor Palpatine, which had so nearly cost Luke his life nearly forty years ago; it was all brilliant whiteness.


Bane

Darth Bane - Rule of Two wrote:Zannah felt the gathering dark side power of her Master, but in the instant before he unleashed the storm of deadly purple lightning, the Ithorian reached up from the floor and clutched him by his ankle.

Darth Bane - Path of Destruction wrote:The smell of burning ozone wafted through the archives, filling Githany’s nostrils as she watched Bane practicing his latest exercise. The room crackled and hissed as he channeled the energy of the Force and flung it about the room in great arcing bolts of blue-violet lightning.

Nox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iEaHIGpLTs

Vaylin
https://youtu.be/iM5S5730f3I?t=14
https://youtu.be/iM5S5730f3I?t=40

Darth Starkiller
https://youtu.be/gi75UY43BJA?t=190

Valkorion/Vitiate
https://youtu.be/Fd9QFR-WyOg?t=171
https://youtu.be/sVgpuvoMHOU?t=104

Star Wars The Old Republic - Revan wrote:A dozen bolts of purple lightning arced from the Emperor toward him. Revan tried to draw them in and contain them, but the Emperor was infinitely more powerful than Darth Nyriss had ever been.

Revan was being electrocuted, his body spasming uncontrollably as the Emperor blasted him with dark purple lightning.

Baras
https://youtu.be/GGaeWgoJklk?t=230
https://youtu.be/QYAu9WFeAPU?t=1529

Thanaton
https://youtu.be/EDBzDCqGcAg?t=206
Lightning Color (WIP) 4303958-thanaton%20ability%20force%20lightning%20%282%29
Lightning Color (WIP) 4303952-thanaton%20ability%20force%20lightning%20%281%29

Malgus
https://youtu.be/9sjUiIGGZr4?t=215

Revan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9SNRLealAQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wmYHwXNJXA&feature=youtu.be&t=324

Jadus
Lightning Color (WIP) 4481292-4177793032-qT25F

Darth Marr
https://youtu.be/2g7BwwggxFI?t=441

Jolee Bindo
https://youtu.be/7wmYHwXNJXA?t=165

Malak
https://youtu.be/CT5idXGGv8o?t=67

Darth Bandon
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Desann
https://youtu.be/7ybjtwlW_z8?t=115

Thannor Keth
Light and Shadow (never published) wrote:An arcing bolt of violet lightning lanced through the woods, slamming into Dray's back. He lost his hold on Nova and both went tumbling to the ground. Smoke drifted up from the wound and he lay there stunned.

"Fool!" More purplish energy crackled from Keth's hands, dancing between his fingers with the intricate beauty of a spider's web. "You don't know the power of the dark side!"

Kopecz
Darth Bane - Path of Destruction wrote:The surviving Padawan retreated as Kopecz slowly advanced; the Sith Lord crossed the room with measured strides as he gathered his power. He unleashed it in a storm of electricity, bolts of blue-violet lightning ripping through the flesh of his unfortunate victim.

Meetra/The Exile
https://youtu.be/Wnujg3WTUg0?t=106

Kyle Katarn
https://youtu.be/B-uG2c8rADk?t=358

Darth Nihilus
https://youtu.be/H7gh7YOoL8w?t=56

Visas Marr
https://youtu.be/H7gh7YOoL8w?t=180

Darth Nyriss
Star Wars The Old Republic: Revan wrote:A burst of purple lightning arched down the steps, catching both men in the chest. They barely had time to scream before they were turned into charred and smoking husks...

She raised her free hand above her head and fired off another burst of lightning. Both Scourge and Meetra threw themselves clear of the deadly electrical bolt, but in doing so they gave Nyriss the early advantage.

Shadow Trooper
https://youtu.be/OibPEzOeVRk?t=156

Bastilla(?)
https://youtu.be/RrK4kQPnz4U?t=63

Darth Traya
Lightning Color (WIP) 5472334-4908819192-giphy

Jorak Uln(?)
https://youtu.be/cgeO8FbIv6E?t=310

Uthar Wynn
https://youtu.be/aKqleb85DJY?t=134

Snoke
https://youtu.be/Hi_Wh3_Vezc?t=23


White
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Hidden One (Koro Ziil)
Fate of the Jedi - Outcast wrote:It happened all at once: the Hidden One gesturing towards Luke, Ben leaping away, lightning flashing from the Hidden One’s hands. It was not the purplish lightning of Emperor Palpatine, which had so nearly cost Luke his life nearly forty years ago; it was all brilliant whiteness.

Luke had his lightsaber activated and up in time. The lightning crackled against his glowing blade. The strength behind the attack, of the Hidden One’s energy and anger, took Luke off his feet and threw him backward. He slammed into a pillar, feeling jolts of pain in his spine and the back of his head.

Vitiate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pwPRbwaT2A&t=45
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pwPRbwaT2A&t=2m57s


Green/Emerald
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Vaylin
https://youtu.be/iM5S5730f3I?t=14

Talzin
https://youtu.be/VtE1_AhuW1U?t=267

Lightning Color (WIP) 4496033-0443449168-wPDCk

Mother
Riptide wrote:As they neared her body, she roared, and baleful green Force lightning poured from her in all directions, sheathing her in power. Jaden, on the fringe of it, felt the energy sear his flesh, smelled the stink of burning flesh, opened his mouth in a scream from which he could draw no breath.

Luke
The Unifying Force wrote:Eager to award the kill to the Supreme Overlord, the slayer closest to Luke turned and ran at Jacen with his amphistaff held overhead like an ax, intent on splitting open his victim's forehead.

Jacen could feel Luke call deeply on the reservoir that was the Force. From Luke's left hand gathered a blinding tangle of energy manipulated into being by the raw power of the Force. As if hitting an invisible wall, the warrior stopped short, then spasmed as green sparks began to coruscate around him. Enveloped, he fell like a tree. Still twisting and writhing away from the snapping amphistaff, Jacen used his Vongsense to dampen the effect of the dovin basal, allowing him to move out of its gravitic field and get to his feet. His short opponent howled in outrage and whipped the amphistaff.

Jacen/Caedus
New Jedi Order: Destiny's Way wrote:Jacen felt rage building in him, a red fury that was his response to his own despair. The blaster hummed empty and he threw it at the warrior. And then he remembered the power he could call upon, the power fueled by the kind of despair and anger he felt now and had felt before, and he hurled it at the warrior, the brilliant emerald fire that lanced from his fingertips.
The Force lightning threw the first rank of Yuuzhan Vong back into their comrades, and in the confusion Jacen launched another blaze of fire. He hadn't killed them-the murderous form of lightning was a dark side weapon-but they wouldn't be waking for a long time.


Red
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Desolous
https://youtu.be/DwBKTdIK_8g?t=478

Tenebrous
Lightning Color (WIP) 5f29a89ea7b55ce86888a0e5c46dfa4601055a6ev2_hq

Maul
https://youtu.be/ou9In1oq0QM?t=16

The Son
https://youtu.be/nDp-guGDs3o?t=105

Fallen Luke
https://youtu.be/gi75UY43BJA?t=309

Darth Vader (spectral form)
Lightning Color (WIP) Darth-Vader-25_Like-Father-Like-Son
Source: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith 25: Fortress Vader, Part VII

Haazen
Lightning Color (WIP) 6690318-34_gauntlet3


Yellow
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Arcann
https://youtu.be/Oj7JiBpjYRA?t=421

Stagorr
Lightning Color (WIP) 200?cb=20130412185502

Exarch
https://youtu.be/gK9MCHJB6jw?t=3476 Seems like they are channeling it somehow and then summoning it.

Orange
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Plo Koon
Lightning Color (WIP) Latest?cb=20051119151940 (from Star Wars: Episode I Jedi Power Battles)

Jedi vs Sith - The Essential Guide to the Force wrote:In hindsight, there were many possible tactics I might have employed to apprehend Pommel and rescue the child, but I did not consider any options or calculate angles of attack as I watched him drag her toward the ship. I believe I acted entirely instinctively when I extended by right arm and released a barrage of lightning.


Blue / Dark Blue
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Sheev
https://youtu.be/-7hBZNsPnyg?t=280

Lightning Color (WIP) ANMLT

Darth Plagueis wrote:Crackling from his fingertips, a web of blue lightning ground itself on the Muun’s breathing device. Plagueis’s eyes snapped open, the Force gathering in him like a storm, but he stopped short of defending himself. This being who had survived assassinations and killed countless opponents merely gazed at Sidious, until it struck him that Plagueis was challenging him! Confident that he couldn’t be killed, and in denial that he was slowly suffocating, he might have been simply experimenting with himself, actually courting death to put it in its place. Momentarily taken aback, Sidious stood absolutely still. Was Plagueis so self-deluded as to believe that he had achieved immortality? The question lingered for only a moment, then Sidious unleashed another tangle of lightning, drawing more deeply on the dark side than he ever had.

The Force Unleashed (novel) wrote:Without hesitation, he stepped between Kota and the Emperor, taking the full brunt of the Sith lightning into his own body.
The pain was incredible, searing every nerve back to its individual cells, skewering each of them on white-hot needles. He had never before felt anything like this. He wanted to recoil from the source, to curl into a ball and let unconsciousness take the pain away, but somehow he stayed standing, seeing the world through a crackling blue light, and even took a step toward the Emperor.


Dooku
https://youtu.be/VyyWiqdpY6M?t=60
https://youtu.be/F7lenc8zSbg?t=9

Galen/Starkiller
https://youtu.be/HblR0sMoh3s?t=1013

Anakin/KF Vader
https://youtu.be/1vo1KgPgRvM?t=300

Malgus
https://youtu.be/SAkcolVxDy0?t=113
https://youtu.be/9sjUiIGGZr4?t=74
https://youtu.be/YdgmH9Vv2-I?t=137

Vindican
https://youtu.be/mm4JEZudf0c?t=237

Suit Vader
https://youtu.be/g0UwJ_MvI7A?t=31

Lightning Color (WIP) 8zjQgZd

Leia
https://youtu.be/a_fqWxhTCmo?t=956

Jaden Korr
https://youtu.be/sLgiAuXP-8s?t=820

Fate of the Jedi - Abyss wrote:He used the Force to augment a backward leap, flipping in midair, and landed on his feet three meters behind Lassin, a fellow Jedi Knight who should have been dead, who had died soon after the Ragnos crisis. Lassin's voice unmoored him from his calm, and Force lightning, blue and baleful, came unbidden and crackled on his fingertips…

He saw nothing.

The hairs on Jaden's neck rose. He stared at his hand, the blue discharge of his fingertips. With an effort of will, he quelled it.

Crosscurrent wrote:The realization summoned something from deep within the dark crevices of his mind where he kept secrets even from himself. Force lightning exploded from his hand, squeezed out by the exigency of his circumstances. The blue lines spiraled around the clone's hand and lightsaber.

The clone gasped with surprise, loosened his grip, disengaged. Jaden gulped a lungful of air while the darkness within him swelled and the outburst of Force lightning intensified. Jaden knew that fear had unlocked the darkest part of himself, knew, too, that he could free that part, surrender to it, and save his body while destroying himself.


Crosscurrent wrote:Startled, Jaden flashed his glow rod around the room. The beam pierced the darkness but illuminated nothing. His fingers warmed as thin tendrils of blue Force lightning snaked from his fingertips and swirled around the glow rod.

Atris
https://youtu.be/Whe5fG7T7YE?t=126

Tavion Axmis
Lightning Color (WIP) 3958989-0010207253-6pDct

https://youtu.be/sLgiAuXP-8s?t=965

Darth Azard
Lightning Color (WIP) 4823715-darth%20azard%20lightning%20kills%20calamari
Lightning Color (WIP) 4823716-darth%20azard%20lightning%20zaps%20wolf

Jorus C'baoth
Lightning Color (WIP) Latest?cb=20190422155701
(Source: The Last Command 6)

Volfe Karkko
Lightning Color (WIP) 5833357-dk0
(Source: Star Wars: Republic: Darkness)

Barduun
Crucible wrote:From what Han could see, the Nargons were directing most of their fire toward Barduun’s end of the table. Han rolled the other way and began to crawl.
He had gone about two arm lengths when a thunderous crack shook the room. Everything strobed blue, and the floor shuddered beneath his hands and knees. For an instant he thought his brain had blown is main breaker--then he realized that the blaster rifles had stopped screeching.
He glanced toward the door and found both Nargons pinned against the wall. Their heavy tails were slamming the floor in mad convulsions, and their legs were dancing beneath crooked lines of Force lightning.
“Get their blasters!” Barduun boomed.
Han scrambled from beneath the table. Barduun stood at the other end, both arms extended as he continued to blast the Nargons with Force lightning.

Dray
Lightning Color (WIP) VFi8W5C
(Source: Star Wars: Invasion - Revelations Issue #5)

Sirak
Darth Bane - Path of Destruction wrote:Staggering back, Bane was almost too distracted to see Sirak unleashing a bolt of crackling blue lightning at him. At the last second he twisted and caught the potentially lethal blast with the blade of his lightsaber, absorbing its energy.

Haazen
Lightning Color (WIP) 6690283-34_repeljedi
Lightning Color (WIP) 6690289-34_killjedi
Lightning Color (WIP) 6690293-35_lightning

Vestara Khai
Lightning Color (WIP) 0WZ1gad

Fate of the Jedi - Allies wrote:Beside Ben, Vestara's eyes flew wide as something seized her by the throat, lifted her two meters off the ground, and shook her. She dropped her lightsaber, one hand going to her throat attempting to pry off the invisible fingers, the other hand outstretched, fingers splayed hard. Blue force lightning shot from her palm to dance erratically in the air around her for a moment, not reaching its target. Then, inexorably, the blue lightning began to twist, like heated metal folding, to go back on its creator.

Darth Krayt
Lightning Color (WIP) 4353247-krayt%20ability%20force%20lightning%20%282%29
Lightning Color (WIP) 7192f6baf63aaa8d5e2ca90383f6960a72cc6ba2_00

Darth Kruhl
Lightning Color (WIP) 215?cb=20190411191512

Exar Kun
Lightning Color (WIP) 4249328-kun%20lightning

Darth Maladi
Lightning Color (WIP) 5016062-4610664681-adaf8
Lightning Color (WIP) 5016063-9882931967-3dbbc
Lightning Color (WIP) 5016064-8886089781-fa56f

Darth Marr
Lightning Color (WIP) 4431403-darth%20marr%20lightning

Mighella
Lightning Color (WIP) 180?cb=20150620211645

Darth Nihl
Lightning Color (WIP) 4533700-kills%20kol

Kothos twins
https://youtu.be/sLgiAuXP-8s?t=892
https://youtu.be/sLgiAuXP-8s?t=909

Rosh Penin
https://youtu.be/NpAbPklvZUU?t=93
https://youtu.be/NpAbPklvZUU?t=123

Alema Rar
Legacy of the Force - Tempest wrote:Mara’s breath stopped instantly, and she felt herself choking on something wet and warm. She started to bring her arms together, intending to cross her blades through Alema’s body, then realized they had dropped to her sides. She started to bring them up, but Alema’s eyes had grown dark, and tiny forks of energy were crackling across her blue face.

Mara did not have the half a second it would take to raise her arms again, so she simply threw herself backward, pulling her throat off the talons and bringing her legs up to either side of Alema’s. A bolt of blue lightning crackled past above her face so close she saw it even through closed eyes.

Relin Druur
Crosscurrent wrote:Relin's anger leaked over the brim of his control. "You felt nothing, Cerean! Nothing!" He felt a burning in his fingertips, looked down to see blue Force lightning leaking from them, snaking around the hilt of his deactivated lightsaber. He felt himself color with shame. He did not look up when he spoke, though he managed a gentler tone.

Not exactly sure about this one but I'll put it in anyway (Destroys a Sith dreadnought):
Crosscurrent wrote:He continued to draw in the power of the Lignan, to feed it into the hole he had become, to let it amplify his hate and despair even as he died. Power burned in him. He was vaguely conscious of the remaining crystals around him flaring, a brief flash of life before he consumed their power and turned them dull and dead.

Unbound by concern for his continuing survival, he took in as much energy as he could control. Spirals of energy formed around his body. He felt his torso growing lighter, the flesh becoming diaphanous, transformed by power to become one with the energy.

Barely able to feel his own flesh, he nevertheless reached out for his dead Padawan. His fingers closed over Saes's forearm and slid along until he held his former Padawan's hand.

Tears flowed as energy gathered, turned on itself, grew stronger. Coils of blue power, like long lines of Force lightning, shot out from his flesh, roiled in the air above him, striking the ceiling and the storage containers, penetrating the ship.

He drew in more power, more, until the entire cargo bay was lit with a network of twisting, jagged lines of energy, a circulatory system through which flowed his rage. The lines spread from the cargo bay and through the ship like veins, like an enormous garrote that would strangle Harbinger to death. Relin's mind became one with them. Power and hate pulsed along them with each beat of his heart. They were an extension of him and he felt them as they squirmed through the ship, wrapping it in their net, from the rear section, along the spin, to the forward section with the black scar of Drev's grave gouged into its face.

He was ready, then.

He knew he was lost, and yet he was found.

"Laugh even when you die," he whispered.

He squeezed Saes's cold, scaled hand, imagined Drev's face, and laughed for joy as the power crescendoed and began to consume Harbinger in fire.

Saes Rrogon
Crosscurrent wrote:With that, Saes raised his hand and blue Force lightning exploded from his fist. Relin did not try to avoid it. Instead, drawing on the Lignan and fueled with hate, he interposed his lightsaber, drew the lightning to it like iron to a magnet, then spun the blade once over his head and flung the dark side energy back at Saes. More Lignan flared on the floor below as Saes drew on it and absorbed his own Force lightning to no visible effect.

Cade Skywalker
Lightning Color (WIP) 4236131-jedi%20cade%20vs%20sith%20trooper%20master%20%282o2%29
Lightning Color (WIP) 4237368-cade%20force%20lightning
Lightning Color (WIP) 4236025-guarded%20cade%20lightning%20torture
Lightning Color (WIP) 4235925-bounty%20cade%20lightning%20torture

Abeloth
Fate of the Jedi - Apocalypse wrote:Luke's hand dropped to his hip, automatically reaching for a lightsaber that did not exist beyond shadows. He tried to continue the motion and bring it up to deliver a blast of Force energy, but Abeloth had already launched her own attack by then, delivering a bolt of Force lightning that blasted straight through the stranger into Luke. He felt himself fly backward, consumed by pain, his entire being a column of blue, crackling Force flame.

Fate of the Jedi - Apocalypse wrote:The white points at the bottom of Abeloth's eyes flared into nests of blue lightning, which kept growing larger and flashing brighter until they finally spilled out of the sockets to engulf her whole head. Luke hurled another blast of Force energy in her direction, then braced himself to take the most devastating counterattack yet. The counterattack never came.

Gavar Khai
Fate of the Jedi - Vortex wrote:The order vanished beneath a deafening crackle, and suddenly the blinding blue flicker of Force lightning filled the grotto. Ben pulled his blaster with his free hand and traced the dancing forks to their source on the far side of the pool, where Gavar Khai crouched on the stone floor spraying bolts at Luke.

Mara Jade Skywalker
Dark Nest I - The Joiner King wrote:Rather than taking half a second to ignite her lightsaber and another half a second to block, Mara pointed and released the Force energy she had been using to keep herself going. Her body erupted into pain and muscle tremors, but blue lightning shot from her fingertips and blasted the rifle, driving the stock back into the Twi'lek's mangled shoulder and crackling deep into the wound. Alema cried out and let the weapon slip from her hands, then went limp and floated away into darkness.

Darth Talon
Lightning Color (WIP) 4574292-talonvduo10

Tahiri Veila
Invincible wrote:"You're lying, Ben." Tahiri raised her hand, and tiny forks of Force lightning began to dance on her fingertips. "I don't think your mother would have approved."

Before Ben could respond, she moved her hand over one of the half-healed blaster burns on Shevu's torso, then released a blue bolt of Force energy.

The monitor broke into an unreadable scribble of oscillating colors, and a long, hoarse rattle poured from Shevu's mouth. Half a dozen different alarms began to beep and chime from the monitor, then all the lines went flat.

Quinlan Vos
Lightning Color (WIP) 3846979-quinlan%20force%20lightning

Welk
Dark Nest I - The Joiner King wrote:This time, the shadow man gave her no time to recover. A fork of blue lightning crackled from his hand and caught Saba square in the chest. Every nerve in her body became a conduit of blazing agony, and she dropped her to her knees, teeth gnashing, scales dancing, muscles clenching—paralyzed.

Continuing to hold the Force lightning on her with one hand, the shadow man limped forward.

Karness Muur/Celeste Morne
Lightning Color (WIP) 5016003-7961679490-39723

Darth Tenebrous
Darth Plagueis wrote:Plagueis glanced at Tenebrous. "Who procured the probe?"

"This isn't the time for questions. The probe is about to breach the pocket."

Hastening to the rim of the circular shaft, the two Sith removed their gloves and aimed their long-fingered unprotected hands into the inky darkness. Instantly tangles of blue electrical energy discharged from their fingertips, raining into the borehole. Strobing and clawing for the bottom, the vigorous bolts coruscated into the lateral corridor the probe had excavated. Crackling sounds spewed from the opening long after the Sith had harnessed their powers.

Vaylin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbpDxrew4A0&t=5m33s

Ocheron
The Courtship of Princess Leia wrote:Ocheron laughed and the blue lightning arced from her fingertips, sucked Teneniel's breath away. She shrieked for help. The flames dug into her like fiery claws. The world reeled, and the blue lightning played over her. It touched a breast, and the breast went so cold it felt as if it had been severed. Tongues of lightning played up her left arm, and the arm seemed to die and wither instantly, like a cut ola vine. A bolt of lightning sizzled into her ear, and all sound left her, another arc touched her eye and half the world went black.

The lightning sucked the very life from each limb it touched?slicing parts of her away like a giant blade. She could not fight it, could not run away. She felt so helpless, she could not even scream as she collapsed.


Black/Dark
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Kyp Durron
Jedi Academy II - Dark Apprentice wrote:With the Sun Crusher looming behind him, Kyp stretched out both hands and blasted Luke with lightning bolts like black cracks in the Force.

Jaina Solo
The New Jedi Order - Dark Journey wrote:‘She rose suddenly, in a fluid blur, one hand thrown toward the older Jedi. Dark lightning crackled from her fingers and surrounded him in a shining nimbus. He flew back and struck the wall hard. His eyes narrowed, and the deadly aura disappeared. Jaina’s eyes widened in surprise. “If I can summon it, I can dispel it” he told her. “You’re not the only one who took that path”’

For the first time a tinge of unease darkened Jaina's thoughts. "Hurling black lightning is one thing," she muttered, "but quoting Kyp Durron puts me lower than I ever expected to get."

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Thoughts so far:

  • Its hard to tell exactly what color the KOTOR lightning is but if you look closely it has a slight purple hue around the users hand so I put the KOTOR lightning users under purple.
  • Everyone in SWTOR who can use lightning is capable of using purple lightning, except for Arcann.
  • Purple lightning > Blue lightning seems like a plausible theory given that the Emperor’s lightning takes on a more blueish tint in the prequels but in TFU/ROTJ his lightning has a more purple color, correlating with his growth in power. However, there are conflicting sources here since Sheev's lightning in the TFU novel is blue while in the game it is purple.
  • "Darth Plagueis also suggests that the dark side might have different levels of prevalence at different points of time; could just be that it manifested itself as purple lightning in the time of TOR" -instantdeath (https://boards.theforce.net/threads/red-and-green-blue-and-purple-black-the-colors-of-force-lightning.32087180/#post-32087333 )
  • Galen's lightning goes from blue to purple when he converts to Darth Starkiller.
  • I believe that Vaylin, Arcann, and Malgus are the only characters in SWTOR to use a variant of lightning other than purple.
  • Arcann is the only person in SWTOR capable of using lightning that has never used purple lightning.
  • Perhaps the manifestation of ones lightning has to do with ones "understanding" of the force.
  • Malgus’ lightning is blue in the cutscene but then changes to purple during gameplay, not sure what to make of that since it seems like all other lightning in cutscenes/gameplay is purple for everyone else. Could just be the lighting.
  • Suit Vader looks like he is summoning lightning rather than channeling it in the video game.
  • Lightning ball that Vader uses against Luke looks like a light blue given the color on Luke's face.
  • The color of Sheev's lightning is all over the place.
  • I looked up what blue-violet looks like and it definitely falls under the purple category so I put Kopecz under the purple section as well as Bane.
  • Masters and apprentices seem like they tend to have the same color lightning (needs more investigation).


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on September 8th 2019, 4:17 am
@Praxis Great work. I've personally never put much stock into the color of the lightning seeing as it varies so much. It's probably just a stylistic thing.

Though the clip of Darth Bandon that you cited is him using the in-game version of death field (i.e. drain), not lightning, I believe. And some of the exhibits of purple lightning looked more blue than purple to me.

Also, you missed Vitiate using white/grey lightning. So he's another TOR character with a variant of lightning other than purple.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pwPRbwaT2A&t=45
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pwPRbwaT2A&t=2m57s

Vaylin also uses blue lightning here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbpDxrew4A0&t=5m33s
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on September 8th 2019, 5:09 am
Great  work.  Lightning Color (WIP) 1289255181

Also, Tenebrous' lightning being red is only depicted in the artwork. The novel has him using blue lightning:

Hastening to the rim of the circular shaft, the two Sith removed their gloves and aimed their long-fingered unprotected hands into the inky darkness. Instantly tangles of blue electrical energy discharged from their fingertips, raining into the borehole.
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on September 8th 2019, 11:30 am
@Azronger wrote:@Praxis Great work. I've personally never put much stock into the color of the lightning seeing as it varies so much. It's probably just a stylistic thing.

Yeah that was my conclusion.

@Azronger wrote:
Though the clip of Darth Bandon that you cited is him using the in-game version of death field (i.e. drain), not lightning, I believe. And some of the exhibits of purple lightning looked more blue than purple to me.
Lightning Color (WIP) 1289255181 It's hard to tell for some of the purple ones since it can kinda depend on the screen you are using to look at the picture. I'm probably going to move some of them though.

@Azronger wrote:
Also, you missed Vitiate using white/grey lightning. So he's another TOR character with a variant of lightning other than purple.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pwPRbwaT2A&t=45
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pwPRbwaT2A&t=2m57s

Vaylin also uses blue lightning here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbpDxrew4A0&t=5m33s

I'll add them Lightning Color (WIP) 1289255181

@DoA wrote:Great  work.  Lightning Color (WIP) 1289255181

Also, Tenebrous' lightning being red is only depicted in the artwork. The novel has him using blue lightning:

Hastening to the rim of the circular shaft, the two Sith removed their gloves and aimed their long-fingered unprotected hands into the inky darkness. Instantly tangles of blue electrical energy discharged from their fingertips, raining into the borehole.
Darth Plagueis

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on September 8th 2019, 12:16 pm
Is there actually any explanation for why the colour vary, or is it a lifestyle choice, lol?
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on September 8th 2019, 12:23 pm
BreakofDawn wrote:Is there actually any explanation for why the colour vary, or is it a lifestyle choice, lol?

Nope, pretty sure its just at the discretion of the author.
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on September 8th 2019, 12:53 pm
Reserved, will be reading when I make some tea.
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on September 8th 2019, 1:17 pm
Black?
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on September 8th 2019, 1:43 pm
@IdrisianGraecus wrote:Black?

Yup. Although the Kyp one isn't as clear since "dark" could be referring to something other than color.
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on October 16th 2019, 7:36 pm
P R A X I S
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on October 16th 2019, 7:44 pm
@Blade_of_Dorin wrote:P R A X I S

Let this thread die tbh. 

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on October 16th 2019, 7:45 pm
@Praxis wrote:
@Blade_of_Dorin wrote:P R A X I S

Let this thread die tbh. 

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Will do 

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on October 17th 2019, 6:04 am
@Praxis wrote:
@Blade_of_Dorin wrote:P R A X I S

Let this thread die tbh. 

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Noooo why
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on October 20th 2019, 5:49 pm
thought this thread was cool af, tbh

My assumption is that lightning is primarily an artistic decision on the part of authors (e.g the same author will have everyone using the same coloured lightning across stories/eras). However, different authors will have different ideas about how lightning colours should work, vary and what they should represent (which is how we get all the different colours for different alignments, characters going from blue to purple in video games if they use the dark side, etc), but the problem is that other authors will either ignore another author's framework or have one of their own.

So the result is a combination of artistic/stylistic preferences and incongruent ideas about how lightning colour should function across stories, or indeed if it should serve a function at all.
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on October 26th 2019, 6:11 pm
https://youtu.be/84YXPw4htnQ?t=31

Might add this as well. You can see Sheev with some blueish lightning going hard as fuck in the back.
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on October 26th 2019, 7:42 pm
@Praxis wrote:https://youtu.be/84YXPw4htnQ?t=31

Might add this as well. You can see Sheev with some blueish lightning going hard as fuck in the back.
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