When we first started seeing promotional material for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens everyone freaked out about the new Lightsaber carried by new bad guy Kylo Ren (portrayed by Adam Driver).
A movie replica of the weapon is currently on display and the accompanying description gives us a bit of insight into this unique lightsaberThis new Lightsaber is even weirder than Mace Windu‘s unorthodox purple Lightsaber. It’s the usual red colour for the Sith Lords, but it has two extra parts at the handle that makes it completely unique to any other Lightsaber we’ve seen before.
It seems the Lightsaber was constructed by Kylo Ren himself based on an ancient and unusual design. Those extra crossguard blades “or quillons are raw power generated from the primary blade“. So basically it just looks really cool and badass and protects your hands from being sliced off.
When the new Lightsaber was initially revealed the Internet obviously didn’t was any time created an array of memes: