Star Wars, as we know, is a dimension of never-ending stories in that far, far away Galaxy. More stories raise more curiosities. The sequels of Luke Skywalker raises more questions than it answers. One of the questions that have stormed the Internet after the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Is how did Maz get Luke’s lightsaber?
If you are not following, the story goes like this. Rey and Finn met with the famous Han Solo in space while running away from the Empire. Or, I should say Han Solo captured them to get his ship Melliminium Falcon back, which she possessed at that time.
Story Behind Maz’s Lightsaber
Long story short, Han and his new companions went to a green and beautiful planet Takodana to meet his old friend Maz Kanata. Maz Kanata is a yellow, big glasses-wearing alien with an unknown race. Like Master Yoda, we did not get much information about this creature.
All we know is that Maz was an old friend of Han solo, and she once traveled through the Galaxy with Han and other crew members. She was a 1000 years old smuggler and a collector who came back to her castle in Takodana to live her last days in peace.
Rey felt something odd in the castle. She heard some voices calling her, driving her down to the basement. She found that iconic lightsaber that Luke once used to bring back the Republic order. Maz Katana told Rey that Luke’s lightsaber was calling her.
That lightsaber calling Rey is most likely because she was strong with the Force, and she will be the one to become the new Jedi. Everything makes sense, but the question remains ‘How did Maz get Luke’s lightsaber?
Han asked Maz how she came into possession of this iconic lightsaber? “That is a story for another time.” She said. Many years have passed, but this mystery is still to be answered. We are still waiting for that ‘another time’ to come already. We are not even sure if we will get this mystery solved as many say it is irrelevant to the story. However, I will explain the possibility based on what we know from the Star Wars Saga.
How did Maz get Luke’s lightsaber?
As seen in “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” Luke Skywalker used his lightsaber to fight his father, Darth Vader, in Cloud City. When Darth Vader sliced Luke’s hand off, we see Luke’s lightsaber lost in the depths of Cloud City. Some people think he never got his lightsaber back.
A comic written by Charles Soule cleared that question. Luke came back to Cloud city to search for his lightsaber but could not find it. It is told in the Comic that an Ugnaught found this lightsaber and kept it to himself and protected it from getting into the wrong hands.
So, the theory goes like this. As the pirate, Queen Maz Katana was an explorer of the Galaxy. She collected many treasures and antiques from hundreds of planets. It is highly likely that she found Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber and kept it safe until the right time. It is why she let Rey have the lightsaber because she knew this was the right time.
I must mention that the story is non-canon and is yet to reveal by the official channels. Who knows if we ever get all the answers for Star Wars stories. Maybe the taste of Star Wars lies in the unsolved mysteries of this never-ending universe. Maybe the fans like to wonder and fantasize about many puzzles left in Star Wars instead of just simply getting an answer.
The story I presented makes sense and fits the timeline nicely, but if it is true or not, is a question for another time.