We’ve already sorted Avatar: The Last Airbender characters into Hogwarts houses and recommended books based on the same characters. But recently, I was wondering what side of the Force they would be on if the Avatar and Star Wars had been mashed together. With even more news coming out about the Netflix live-action remake and more Avatar shows in the works, I’ve been getting more and more excited. What color lightsabers would these characters wield?
For people who aren’t big fans of Star Wars, there are eight canon colors that Force users can choose from, and each represents the kind of person the wielder is. So, let’s get into what lightsabers Avatar: The Last Airbender characters would wield.
Princess Yue: Green
Though Yue was a short-lived character in the show (too soon?), I think she would have become a Jedi Master in the Star Wars universe. As a Padawan, she would have trained with a green saber that her Master gave her.
After becoming a Master herself, she’d pass on her saber and create her own. It would be sleeker but retain the original color of her training blade. Green sabers represent wisdom and skill. And if we know anything about Yue, she’s one of the wisest and most selfless characters in the show.
Cabbage Man: Blue and White
I’ve left the Cabbage Man off of my lists for too long, and I’m changing that today. I didn’t sort him at Hogwarts or recommend a book for fans of his, but I’m giving a Star Wars life where his cabbage cart is safe.
Cabbage Man would be brought to train under a Jedi and use a blue saber. However, he never really felt pulled to the Light or Dark Side of the Force. Eventually, he’d pick up a discarded red kyber crystal and purify it. The only priority in his life is using that saber to protect his produce cart from hooligans.
Avatar Kyoshi: Blue and Purple
Kyoshi might have been decked out in green during her appearances in both The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, but she wouldn’t want a green lightsaber unless it was a last resort. As a Padawan, she’d use a blue lightsaber.
After several years of using that color as a Master, she’d start toeing the line between the Jedi and Sith ways. Because of that, when she loses her original saber, she creates a new one with a purple kyber crystal. She’d use that until the day she died.
Suki: Green and Yellow
Yes, it’s easy to say Suki would use green and yellow lightsabers because she’s from the Earth Kingdom, but I swear there’s a deeper meaning to choosing those for her. As a Padawan, she’d train under a green-wielding Master and would try to replicate their fighting style.
However, after becoming a Master and discovering her true potential, Suki would build her own saber and use a yellow kyber crystal. Yellow blades are commonly carried by Jedi Sentinels and represent a combination of wisdom and combat skills, both of which Suki possesses. She’d also use a dual-wielding style of fighting.
Ty Lee: Red and Orange
Growing up as one of Azula’s close friends, I could see Ty Lee training under a Sith with Azula and Mai. That said, she would use a red lightsaber from a fallen Sith and continue wielding it until she and Mai leave the Sith.
After betraying Azula, Ty Lee would start using an orange blade. Orange lightsabers represent pacifism, kindness, and negotiation. And from what we saw of her in the show, Ty Lee didn’t really want to hurt anyone; she always went for the less violent fighting style with chi blocking.
Mai: Red and White
Much like Ty Lee, Mai would have trained with the Sith. She’d also use a red blade from a fallen Sith, but she’d never truly feel allegiance to the lightsaber or the Dark Side. When she finally breaks away and betrays Azula with Ty Lee, she’d purify her kyber crystal and make her own saber.
White lightsabers are one of the rarest colors and represent neutrality and autonomy. Instead of being allied with any specific side of the Force, Mai would live life as her own being, using the Force however she pleases. I think it’s only natural that she would gravitate to this color.
Ozai: Blue, Red, and Darksaber
I could see Ozai training with a blue lightsaber as a Padawan before turning fully to the Dark Side. Blue sabers are typically used by Jedi Guardians. We know he’s a ruthless fighter (and a little bit arrogant), so that makes sense to me.
After turning to the Sith, Ozai would use the same saber, but the color would turn red quickly. After several years, his greed would lead him to find the Darksaber from The Mandalorian and defeat the owner to gain control of it. The Darksaber represents vanity and arrogance, and there is only one in all of the Star Wars universe.
Azula wouldn’t start training until her father had gotten the Darksaber, so she’d inevitably be given his old red lightsaber. Red sabers represent the hate, passion, pain, and suffering one has within them. That’s precisely why this saber would be perfect for Azula.
She’d use the same saber her entire life, but she’d learn to dual-wield alongside her friends over time. Azula would also strive to get the Darksaber from her father one day, but she’d never quite reach his skill level before Aang defeats him.
Zuko: Red, White, and Green
As with Azula, Zuko would train under a Sith Master with a red saber. The main difference is that he doesn’t get his father’s old lightsaber; he receives a random fallen Sith’s blade. Following his storyline from Avatar: The Last Airbender, he’d eventually turn from the Sith and purify the kyber crystal to white.
He’d use this weapon a few years before deciding to join the Jedi and devote his life to the Light Side. He’d eventually give Mai the white saber and build his own. The new color Zuko chose would be green, representing the wisdom he’s gained in his journey.
Toph: Green and Blue
I wanted to start by saying that even though I have yet to see a blind Jedi or Sith in Star Wars movies so far, there is a fan film that follows one. Now that that’s out of the way, Toph would still be blind in the Star Wars universe.
Toph would use a green lightsaber as a Padawan. However, she’d make her own blue saber from scavenged parts. Her fighting style would also be very distinct. Toph would use the Force to determine the techniques used against her and adapt to the best way to win.
Sokka: Blue and Yellow
As a Padawan, Sokka would use a blue saber his Master gave him. All the Jedi Masters expect him to just be a good fighter, but they don’t know that he and Suki would be teaching each other what their Masters taught them.
Because of this collaboration, once Sokka became a Jedi Master, he’d use a yellow kyber crystal and serve as a Jedi Sentinel. When we first met Sokka in the show, he didn’t seem wise or overly clever. But as time went on, he really proved himself with strategy and fighting abilities.
Katara: Green and Purple
It seems a shame that Katara wouldn’t use a blue lightsaber, but it doesn’t fit her story from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Katara would train under a Jedi Consular, so she’d use a green saber as a Padawan. That fits her canon story because she didn’t train as a fighter until later in the show.
Following her storyline in the show, Katara would eventually use a purple lightsaber. Purple (or amethyst), though it didn’t initially have a meaning, now represents morally ambiguous users who toe the line between the Light and Dark Side.
Purple saber wielders are also typically powerful Force users who can balance the pull from both sides. They also have unique fighting styles that draw from all across the universe. And if we learned anything from watching Katara battle Hama, she’s able to adapt techniques to her advantage.
We knew Aang was a pacificist from episode one, hence why I automatically gave him an orange saber. I also think his story in the Star Wars universe would be very different from the others on this list.
Aang would never train under a Jedi or Sith Master. He’d learn to manipulate the Force on his own and make his own saber from scavenged pieces. It’s not the prettiest weapon, and it’s not used often. In addition, his fighting style is more about dodging and disarming than actually harming.
Uncle Iroh: Green, Red, and White
I always love talking about Iroh; he’s such a great character. Anyway, Iroh would train under the same Master as his brother, Ozai. However, he would use a green saber instead of Ozai’s blue. He’s always been wise, and I think their Master would have tried pushing him down the Jedi Consular path.
However, he’d follow his brother to the Dark Side, mainly to protect and support him because Iroh couldn’t bear fighting Ozai. He’d struggle with the Sith ways but would use a red lightsaber until he’d finally had enough and needed to turn away.
After leaving the Sith and his brother, he’d purify his blade. By cleansing the kyber crystal, he reverses the Sith process of “bleeding” crystals which causes pain to both the user and the crystal. Throughout the rest of his life, he’d use the white saber but never join Jedi or Sith again.