So It Turns Out That Crossguard Lightsaber Isn't so Ridiculous After All

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YouTuber ThegnThrand decided to put the crossguard saber from the Star Wars VII trailer to the test by coating a similar sword in paint and giving it a go.  Turns out you're not only not going to cut yourself, but it'll also give you a couple of serious advantages against opponents.  See for yourself in the video above and be forced to stop making fun of the crossguard.

‘Episode VII’ Characters Revealed via Trading Cards

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Now that we have thoroughly meme-ed our way through the first official trailer for "Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens," J.J. Abrams has revealed some of the names of the new characters to Entertainment Weekly in a series of trading cards.

Finally, that little rolling ball droid has a name! BB-8.

The X-Wing pilot played by Oscar Isaac is Poe Dameron, the guy with the controversial cross lightsaber is Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley is Rey, and John Boyega is Finn.

Abrams says there is a reason each card has its specific number, and wouldn't reveal much else.

"I'm only sorry we couldn't give everyone a stick of gum," he said.

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