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Arya battles Brienne with lightsabers in new fan mashup

Source: ScreenRant

Star Wars meets Game of Thrones in a new fan mash-up video that adds lightsabers to the epic sword battle between Arya and Brienne in season 7, episode 4, ‘The Spoils of War’. YouTube user Omid G posted the below mash-up video that adds a Star Wars spin to Game of Thrones by putting lightsabers in the hands of Arya Stark and her sister Sansa’s one-time protector Brienne of Tarth.

In the episode, Arya spots Brienne training Podrick in sword fighting technique in the courtyard at Winterfell, and decides to challenge Brienne herself. At first it seems unlikely that tiny Arya will have any chance against towering Brienne and her powerful sword-strokes, but as we’ve learned again-and-again, it’s never wise to underestimate Arya. In the sequence, the young Stark woman shows off all the moves she’s learned over the years from all her instructors, including the late lamented Syrio Forel and the still-living (and now beyond-the-wall-bound) The Hound – who was himself once beaten by Brienne – finally besting Brienne by whipping out the dagger given to her by Bran after he got it from Littlefinger.

Here are other related videos you can find on YouTube:

Tower of Joy’s Jedi Battle

The Red Viper Vs The Mountain (with a happy ending)

Bronn lightsaber duel at Moon Door

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Mark Hamill is reunited with his Return of the Jedi Lightsaber

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Source text: ScreenRant. Animated Gifs made with Photoshop CS6.

This is fantastic. 35 years ago, Return of the Jedi brought a curious pocket of pop-culture history known as Star Wars to a conclusion. In the film, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) transitions from a reluctant farm boy into a full-fledged hero of the Rebellion and Jedi Knight. By constructing his new lightsaber, one no longer associated with his father, Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader), Luke has now completed his symbolic journey and stepped out of the shadow.

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With Luke Skywalker about to transition from Jedi Knight to Master in Star Wars: Episode VIII, though, one Hollywood collector gave Mark Hamill and Star Wars fans a trip back in time. Check out the video below:

In this clip from an upcoming episode of Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest (via Geek Tyrant), Brandon Alinger of The Prop Store surprised the actor with “a more elegant weapon for a more civilized age,” his old lightsaber. Picking it up, the actor was momentarily lost in nostalgia, remarking “it’s heavy, isn’t it” – referring to its physical weight, but also perhaps its pop-cultural significance. Alinger also recounted another curious factoid about the dream prop for Star Wars fanatics: before Luke’s turn on the hilt, the prop was actually used by Alec Guinness in A New Hope.

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Mark Hamill then detailed the prop’s use on set: The handle was apparently wired to a battery pack during some sequences. For the main fight sequences, though, prop masters would switch the lighted blade with a rod painted with Scotchlite retro-reflector – a reflective surface also used in road signs. Later (according to CNN), animators drew over the actual film cells with a rotoscope. The lightsabers in the prequels and later chapters, however, used digital effects to enhance the fantastic weapons.

The reunion between Mark Hamill and his former lightsaber is a poignant moment for the actor and fans of the films. Whether you’re a recent convert to the Star Wars universe or someone who grew up along with Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy, watching him pick up his former blade is symbolic in its own right, since Skywalker is about to return to action.