Here Are All The Star Wars Characters Who Got Killed By Lightsabers

According to Obi-Wan Kenobi, the lightsaber is "an elegant weapon for a more civilised age". It's also a brutally effective choppy death stick. Here are all the Star Wars characters — both major and minor — who met their maker at the hands of a crystal-powered plasma blade. [Warning: Contains Force Awakens spoilers!]

The biggest killers in the Star Wars universe would have to be the Death Star and Star Killer. Next up is aerial combat and death-by-blaster. But lightsabers aren't too far behind. When you consider that only a handful of characters wield these weapons, their total death count is quite astonishing.

In chronological order, here are all the characters who got hacked, slashed, dismembered, shish-kabobbed and decapitated by laser sword. This extensive list doesn't even include the non-fatal injuries or anything from the animated series and extended universe. (Special shout-out to Wookieepedia for all the character names/spellings!)

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Countless Battledroids: Hacked to pieces and shot with deflected rifle fire from Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn's lightsabers.

Qui-Gon Jinn: Stabbed in the stomach by Darth Maul's lightsaber.

Darth Maul: Chopped in half by Obi Wan's lightsaber.

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Multiple Tusken Raiders: Massacred by Anakin Skywalker's lightsaber.

Acklay arena beast: Legs slashed off, then stabbed in the neck by Obi-Wan's lightsaber.

Jango Fett: Decapitated by Mace Windu's lightsaber.

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

7EX Super Battle Droid: Dispatched by Obi-Wan's lightsaber.

Count Dooku: Decapitated by Anakin Skywalker with two lightsabers.

IG-101 MagnaGuard: Decapitated and dismembered by Obi-Wan's lightsaber.

IG-102 MagnaGuard: Sliced in half by Anakin's lightsaber.

Agen Kolar: Stabbed in the stomach by Palpatine's lightsaber.

Saesee Tiin: Slashed in the stomach by Palpatine's lightsaber.

Kit Fisto: Slashed in the stomach by Palpatine's lightsaber.

Sors Bandeam (youngling): Stabbed by Anakin/Darth Vader's lightsaber.

Jeswi Ele (youngling): Slashed by Darth Vader's lightsaber.

Whie Malreaux (youngling): Slashed across the chest by Darth Vader's lightsaber.

Shia Letap (youngling): Stabbed by Darth Vader's lightsaber.

Cin Drallig: Slashed by Darth Vader's lightsaber.

Gree: Decapitated by Yoda's lightsaber.

Poggle the Lesser: Decapitated by Darth Vader's lightsaber.

Denaria Kee: Stabbed by Darth Vader's lightsaber.

Passel Argente: Decapitated by Darth Vader's lightsaber.

San Hill: Stabbed in the hearts by Darth Vader's lightsaber.

Rune Haako: Slashed across the chest by Darth Vader's lightsaber.

Wat Tambor: Stabbed by Darth Vader's lightsaber.

Cat Miin: Stabbed by Darth Vader's lightsaber.

Shu Mai: Decapitated by Darth Vader's lightsaber.

Aruteous Gunnay: Slashed across the chest by Darth Vader's lightsaber.

Nute Gunray: Slashed across the chest by Darth Vader's lightsaber.

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Ponda Baba: Arm sliced off by Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber (death unconfirmed.)

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Dispatched by Darth Vader in a lightsaber duel.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Wampa: Arm sliced off by Luke Skywalker's lightsaber (death unconfirmed.)

Star Wars Episode VI: The Return Of The Jedi

Various Jabba minions: Dispatched by Luke Skywalker's lightsaber.

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Force Awakens

Lor San Tekka : Slashed by Kylo Ren's lightsaber.

Han Solo: Stabbed in the chest by Kylo Ren's lightsaber.

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