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What Color Lightsaber Would ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Wield?

Can you imagine a world where ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Star Wars’ swapped characters?
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We already sorted Star Wars characters into Hogwarts houses, so it’s about time we return the favor. I’m taking 16 characters from the wizarding world and pairing them with a lightsaber based on the seven canon colors. I’ll be disregarding rarity because the rarer colors sometimes fit these characters better than the most common lightsabers. In addition, I’ll be taking the general story from Harry Potter and translating it to the Star Wars universe.

Newt Scamander: Green and Orange

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As the third Fantastic Beasts movie is now out, it only seemed fitting that I include Newt Scamander in this list. Following what we know about him so far in that franchise (and from mentions of him in Harry Potter), he would have trained with a green lightsaber before switching to an orange saber.

Green is one of the more common colors and represents wisdom and skill, so it makes sense that he’d be given a green saber as a Padawan. However, once he’d become a Master, he’d gravitate toward an orange blade. Orange represents pacificism and kindness – qualities that Newt exemplifies.

Bellatrix Lestrange: Red

Bellatrix Lestrange in Order of the Phoenix
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Bellatrix’s story in the Star Wars universe would run similarly to her Harry Potter arc. She’d be raised in a family of dark Force users and never stray from that way of living. It makes sense to me that she would dual-wield red lightsabers.

Red sabers are used by Sith and represent the suffering, pain, and passion of the user. In addition, the creation of red kyber crystals causes pain to both user and crystal, which could easily explain the madness that she’d still have in the Star Wars universe.

Voldemort: Red and Black

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In the Star Wars universe, Voldemort would end up training himself with a discarded red lightsaber. As he grew more powerful and confident in his abilities, there’s no doubt in my mind he would hunt down the Darksaber and win it from the previous owner.

The Darksaber is a one-of-a-kind lightsaber that was featured in The Mandalorian. I’m hoping we get to see more of it soon. It represents the struggle between the Mandalorians against the Jedi and the hatred the Mandalorians feel. It fosters feelings of arrogance and vanity. Sounds like Voldemort to me.

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Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody: Blue

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We don’t know much about Mad-Eye except he was a strong wizard who was a force to reckon with. That’s why I think he’d favor a blue lightsaber in the Star Wars universe from the day he became a Padawan to the day he died in battle.

Blue sabers are typically used by Jedi Guardians and are fighters through and through. Their training and lifestyle are focused on dueling and being strongest in the fighting aspect of the Jedi Way. And if I know anything about Mad-Eye Moody, he’s one of the best wizards of his age.

Severus Snape: Green and Purple

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As much as I don’t like Snape, I do think he would have stayed on the Light Side all his life. From what we learned from his memories, Snape was a good kid until he lost his childhood friend, Lily. He was also studious, so a green saber would be perfect for him.

However, as Severus grew up, he dabbled in dark magic; and he’d do the same in the Star Wars universe. Though he never quite joined the Dark Side, I think he’d switch to a purple lightsaber as a symbol of his moral ambiguity.

Luna Lovegood: Orange

Luna Lovegood in Goblet of Fire
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Luna was a strange character to most when she was introduced in the books, so it’s fitting her story in the Star Wars universe would be a little unconventional. She wouldn’t have the typical Padawan training; instead, she’d train under her father.

She’s a kind-hearted and level-headed character, so it makes sense she’d use an orange lightsaber. Orange saber users try to negotiate their way out of conflict, and Luna doesn’t engage in fights unless she absolutely must. It’s the only color that fits her.

Albus Dumbledore: Blue, Red, and Purple

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Dumbledore is the first character on this list that would go through three lightsaber colors during their lifetime in the Star Wars universe – and for good reason. We’ve seen he’s a great fighter, so he’d start on a blue saber as a Padawan.

But over time (following his backstory from Harry Potter), he’d dabble in the Dark Side, and his saber would eventually turn red. Eventually, he’d turn back to the Light Side and rejoin the Jedi Order with a purple blade.

A purple saber gained the meaning of moral ambiguity since Samuel L. Jackson asked for it during the prequel films. And if there’s anything we can all agree on about Dumbledore, it’s that he is one of the most morally grey characters in all of literature.

Read More: Morally Grey Characters Are The Best Characters

Draco Malfoy: Red and White

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Much like his aunt Bellatrix, Draco would have been raised in a Sith family and immersed in the Dark Side of the Force. He’d train on a red lightsaber during his youth and be subjected to the pain of using the unnatural crystal color for years.

However, he would turn against the Dark Side… but never quite join the Light Side. He’d purify his saber to white, which symbolizes neutrality and is used by those who refuse to choose a side in the ongoing battle of the Jedi and Sith.

Dobby: Orange

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I couldn’t leave Dobby out when we have his green look-alike, Yoda, in the Star Wars universe. The main difference between these two characters is that Dobby wouldn’t have had formal training under a Jedi Master. Instead, he would be forced to learn from his own trial and error.

As he became more confident in his skills, he’d head off to slowly build his own hilt and find a crystal that called to him. Dobby is a kind character who only used magic as a last resort to protect those he cared about, so an orange lightsaber would fit his personality best.

Fred and George Weasley: Blue

Fred and George Weasley Twins in Goblet of Fire
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Yes, you read that right: both Fred and George Weasley would use blue lightsabers. As is typical for them in the books, I could imagine them trying to switch places during their Padawan training, but more often they would just trade lightsabers. One of those sabers happens to be a hand-me-down, just like the wand from the books.

However, after Fred dies, George starts using his twin’s saber. Eventually, he’d begin dual-wielding the two blades to honor his brother and feel like they’re still fighting together. Both brothers are fighters, so it makes sense they’d both gravitate to blue sabers.

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Ginny Weasley: Blue and Yellow

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As it was common for the Weasley children to be sorted into Gryffindor, I think they’d all start on the same blue lightsaber – until Ginny. She would still use a blue saber and be trained to be a strong fighter, but she’d build her own with scavenged materials.

Ginny would eventually hunt down a yellow kyber crystal after becoming a Jedi Master and switch out the blue crystal. Yellow represents a combination of wisdom and combat, and we’ve seen that from Ginny in the Harry Potter universe.

Molly Weasley: Green and Yellow

Molly Weasley in Deathly Hallows Part 2
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As the first Weasley in the family to go through Jedi training, Molly wouldn’t have started on the same blue saber as her children. She would have been given a green blade as she exhibited strong Force powers. But as a Master, she would use a yellow lightsaber.

Much like her daughter, Molly showed an outstanding balance between dueling and knowledge of magic in the Harry Potter universe. It makes sense that she would have the same combination of skills within the Star Wars universe.

Minerva McGonagall: Green, Blue, and Yellow

Minerva McGonagall in Harry Potter
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As one of my favorite characters from the Harry Potter franchise, I spent the most time trying to figure out which color best fits Minerva McGonagall. When she first started training as a Padawan, I can imagine them handing the studious young Force user a green saber to get her started.

But as she proves herself to be a fantastic fighter, she eventually moves on to a blue saber from a fallen Jedi Guardian. Once she’d become a Master, she’d start dual-wielding yellow sabers that she built herself.

Ron Weasley: Blue

Ron Weasley in Deathly Hallows
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I have to admit that it’s hard to imagine Ron in the Star Wars universe. I think he would gravitate to a blue lightsaber like his sister and brothers. Honestly, if we’re also following his storyline from Harry Potter, he’d also start on a hand-me-down saber.

When we look at Ron’s growth in wizardry, he tends to excel in Defense Against the Dark Arts rather than more “studious” subjects. That’s why blue – the color used by the fighters of the Jedi Order – would be a perfect match for Ron.

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Hermione Granger: Green and Yellow

Hermione Granger in Deathly Hallows Part 1
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Hermione was indeed one of the brightest witches of her year, so it only makes sense she’d pick up a green saber as a Padawan. Green lightsaber users are usually strong with the Force and rely more on their mental abilities than their fighting prowess.

But as we see from Hermione in later novels, she’s more than just a brainy character; she’s a strong fighter who can come up with plans on the fly. That’s why as a Jedi Master, she’d use a yellow lightsaber and be considered a Jedi Sentinel.

Harry Potter: Blue

Harry Potter in Order of the Phoenix
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Because Harry was basically raised as a lamb for slaughter by Dumbledore–have I mentioned that I don’t like Dumbledore very much?–he did a lot of schooling focused on fighting skills. In addition, he also excelled at Defense Against the Dark Arts on his own merits. That’s why a blue lightsaber is the best fit for the Chosen One.

I can imagine Harry Potter following a similar path as Luke Skywalker. The only difference would be Harry would never grab a green saber and would stick to his trusty blue blade from the day he got it.