Here’s Why Kylo Ren From ‘Force Awakens’ Has That Three-Way Lightsaber

Kylo Ren must be a big part of the newest chapter in the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens, because he’s taking up almost 30% of the movie poster with his big head. A lot of questions have been raised as to who Kylo Ren really is, despite Abrams assuring us it’s just actor Adam Driver, but one huge question that does remain is what is up with his intense lightaber? Until now that is. Thanks to a Force Awakens prop and costume display currently being held at Disneyland, we now know the purpose of its unusual design.

Ah, so it’s NOT to help pry open those tight jelly jar lids. Makes sense. But it’s interesting that there’s actually no tactical reason why those extra two “mini-sabers” are there beyond being the ventilation for the lightsaber’s raw power “from the primary central blade”. Not to say Ren wouldn’t use it to slice Chewbacca’s throat if he had the chance, but still.

Regardless of its purpose, it’s these types of facts about the movie’s characters that I don’t mind reading before the film opens because I doubt this piece of information would hurt anyone’s expectations of the movie. But there’s still plenty of time for that I suppose, right INTERNET?