Outside of arguably looking cooler than most lightsabers, there’s more to the white blades than meets the eye, reflecting the tragic life story of Ahsoka Tano, creating the lone, nearly Gandalf-like character we see in “Ahsoka.”
When she begins her Jedi journey, Ahsoka wields green lightsabers, transitioning to dual blue ones while fighting alongside the Jedi in the Siege of Mandalore. Soon after, Ahsoka leaves the Order behind, losing faith in them after they quickly turn her over to the Republic for crimes she didn’t commit. When fans next see her, the former Jedi enters a new stage of her life, one where she is neither Jedi nor Sith. Ahsoka needed a different lightsaber color for her new era of neutrality, prompting Dave Filoni to give her the now iconic white blades. “Her blades, they’re basically white. Because she’s not Jedi and she’s not evil, to kind of reflect her non-affiliation,” he told the Star Wars YouTube channel ahead of the premiere of “Star Wars Rebels” Season 2.
Her white lightsabers also dive into the concept of purity, much like the process Ahsoka undergoes to attain the color from the Sixth Brother’s red kyber crystals. She represents what every Force user should be, striving to do good across the galaxy while avoiding the blindness that plagued the Jedi Order and the Sith.