When Disney and Lucasfilm released the first 88-second teaser for The Force Awakens last year, all everyone could talk about was that crossguard lightsaber. “How is this practical?” the internet asked. That’s because the lightsaber has become a really important part of the series and remains one of the Jedi’s most powerful weapons. Countless fanboys have injured themselves trying to recreate the fictional weapon, and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse even theorized how it could exist in the real world.
But no matter how many explanations arise and how many schoolyard kids recreate their own battles with sticks, nothing compares to the action and the drama of a Jedi and a Sith wielding color beams at each other to perfectly choreographed sequences. Take a look at the most epic lightsaber duels fights we’ve seen so far.