The Force is an energy field that connects all living things in the Star Wars universe. Use this tag for questions concerning the nature or use of the Force.

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What did Kylo Ren use to ‘drive’ his Force activity?

At the very beginning of The Force Awakens, we see Kylo Ren whip up some fairly standard—and some not so standard—Force tricks, like stopping blaster fire and doing a bit of mind-reading. Apart from ...
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Can a Force-user's natural ability develop over time? Is it better for a Jedi or Sith to begin training later? [duplicate]

Although most examples here come from or are potentially from the Skywalker line (which may or may not make their offspring more powerful),I want to ask, why is it that the Jedi order (before the ...
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Was Kylo Ren's Blaster Bolt Freezing Really Force Telekinesis?

In this questions answer its stated that Kylo Ren freezes the blaster bolt in midair with telekinesis: Have Kylo Ren's Force abilities been shown before? Because he is extremely skilled in ...
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Is there something about lightsabers that make them hard to move?

Note: I have only seen the seven movies. In many instances people with the Force can throw things around with said Force. But a lot of times, when people are trying to retrieve a light saber, it ...
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Can Jedi temple Guards use the Force?

They're found near the Temple and have lightsabers but that doesn't really answer my question, which is: Can Jedi Temple Guards use the Force?
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Was/is Darth Vader the most powerful force user? [duplicate]

In this interview from 1999 when asked why Darth Vader is a favorite character among children George Lucas says; "... and who is more power than Darth Vader? Some will be attracted to Luke ...
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Did Kylo Ren Split the Beam from Starkiller base?

In The Force Awakens, we see the beam from Starkiller Base split at an arbitrary point in space, spreading out and Kylo Ren also happens to be on the bridge of the Star Destroyer, watching the beam ...
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Is there any story reason for Force users being less acrobatic?

In the Prequel Trilogy, all of the Jedi and Sith are incredibly acrobatic in their fights - jumping, flipping, weaving. Incredibly fluid in their motions. Even Yoda was jumping around like an ...
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Jedi: Force-controlled clothing?

I wear a Jedi robe (all right, it's a dressing gown) and I have noticed, during my fearless expeditions into the kitchen, that both the hood and sleeves are a bit of a hindrance in everyday ...
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What, specifically, are the “Whills”?

I know what the Journal of the Whills is, but I haven't found a lot of information as to their nature, such as where they came from, what they're capable of, or, most importantly, what they actually ...
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Were saidar and saidin influenced by the sides of the Force?

The concepts are pretty similar: two sides of a fantastical power, one side sweet, yummy, and light, used by embracing it, used by a bunch of emotionless, calm, awesome robots people (Jedi/Aes Sedai); ...
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Is The Force binary or on a spectrum?

Let me explain what I mean: are the dark side and the light side of the Force just two different parts of the force with nothing between, or are they two sides of a spectrum? Can a Force-user be in ...
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What are Force Ghosts called?

I realize that, out-of-universe, we have come to refer to them as Force Ghosts. However I doubt Qui-Gon or Yoda would use the words "Force Ghost" to describe what happens. Is there an in-universe word ...
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When did this retconning of the rationale behind the Rule of Two happen?

There are two rationales for the Rule of Two at different points in the past. When did this retconning happen, and why? The initial rationale for the Rule of Two is: The strength of the Force ...
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Where does this video of Lucas talking about the Force come from?

I saw this video on youtube, but I was wondering where it comes from originally: Was it a DVD special feature (if so, what release), or something else?
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Are young Jedi more in tune with the Force than Sith and older Jedi?

In many Star Wars films the Jedi are involved in a fight with a more skilled/experienced Sith and just before the Jedi is killed/defeated they suddenly remember the Force and use it to improve their ...
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Did the Force help Luke Skywalker in hitting the core of the Death Star?

I was wondering if the Force helped Luke Skywalker in hitting the core of the Death Star?
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Did Palpatine use the force to stop the ship in ROTS?

During the opening battle when they're trying to land the imperial cruiser, after they lose the back end of the ship Anakin remarks that they're really picking up speed. He then declares that they're ...
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What did the Sith withhold from Dark Jedi?

The Sith consider the Dark Jedi in their employ to be of a lower status. They trained the Dark Jedi in the dark side of the Force, but only just enough to be useful. Clearly, they wouldn't teach the ...
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Does the dark side always exist as a different identity within you?

Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader are two different persons inhabiting the same body, who agrees with such a view. The script and novelisations also show that such duality appear to exist between ...
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What is the smallest object(s) that a Force user has manipulated?

The movies and most other works seem to stress Force users by forcing(ha) them to manipulate large objects. Pillars, rocks, ships, etc... all large or pretty heavy objects. However, tiny objects ...
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What happens to a Sith Lord's midi-chlorians after a transfer essence?

When a Sith essence transfers, do they lose their ability to use the Force? I would assume so, because their midi-chlorians would be left behind, wouldn't they? If a Sith Lord used clones, as many ...
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Is the Force magic? [closed]

I think that the Jedi refuse to call it such, but they can be considered biased opinion. There certainly exist Sith magic, but it seems to be considered separate from the usual Sith powers, although ...
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What did Obi-Wan do while as a Force Ghost?

From the Battle of Yavin to the Battle of Endor, Obi-Wan spent about 4 years as a Force Ghost. Throughout these 4 years, we only witnessed him (in the movies) speaking to Luke from thin air a couple ...
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Why did Luke hang around as a Force Ghost for so long?

Obi-Wan and Yoda didn't stay around for long after the Battle of Endor, appearing only to express that the New Jedi Order is safe in Luke's hand(s). Anakin only stayed around long enough to say ...
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Does the Jedi Mind Trick only work on sentient beings?

Does the subject of a Jedi Mind Trick need to be sentient? Or does he only have to understand the words maybe? Or is that also not necessary? For example, take a dog. Assuming it's just an animal and ...
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Why are Force users limited in their telekinetic attacks?

If I can apply enough force to my enemy's neck to choke off his air supply, that same amount of force can be applied to their carotid arteries and render them unconscious instantly. A vastly lesser ...
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What is the most powerful act performed by a user of the Dark Side? [closed]

According to physics, power is the ability to do work over time, and work is the displacement of a physical mass in the direction of the force applied. By that definition, what is the most powerful ...
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Are there organized groups of Force users other than the Jedi and Sith?

In The Force Awakens Maz Kanata says I am no Jedi, but I know the Force. Are there any other groups who have learned to use the Force, or is every non Jedi/Sith force sensitive completely ...
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Why don't all Jedi stick around as force ghosts?

In many of the Star Wars movies, Jedi come back as Force ghosts. Why don't they stick around forever, giving advice to new generations, as well as countless knowledge from thousands of years?
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What happens to Force users that are denied training by the Jedi?

I recently asked a question about why the Jedi might not train Force users, but as I was asking that, I realized that there was a second question... What happens to those who are denied training? ...
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Why wouldn't the Jedi train Force users?

If you've watched the first episodes of Star Wars, or listened to Weird Al's The Saga Begins, then you know that the Jedi council originally forbade Anakin's force training. But why in the world ...
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What Force Power did Kylo Ren used to stop blaster shots? [duplicate]

At the start of the movie, Poe (is that his name?) shot at Kylo Ren, who then stopped the shot and held it in midair. What Force Power is it? Is it a uniquely different power we haven't seen before ...
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Why are hand gestures used in executing Force powers? [duplicate]

We can observe many instances where in early Jedi training, an initiate learns telepathy by moving objects with their mind. This demonstrates that hand gestures aren't necessary to using the Force to ...
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What Force power(s) did Yoda use to defend against Palpatine?

In the movie, Yoda can be seen using the Force to absorb incoming Force Lightning and - I'm unsure if it's the same power - fire the absorbed energy back at Palpatine or something to the same effect. ...
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Why can't the Jedi detect Palpatine's Force sensitivity?

In Disney canon, the Sith use dark side energy emanating from the Sith shrine beneath the Jedi Temple to cloud the senses of the Jedi, allowing them to hide in plain sight. No particular Force power ...
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How do minerals exude the force?

Yoda tells us that: Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it ...
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How did the dark side come back?

In the end of Return of the Jedi, all of the known Sith are dead and utterly defeated. So how did Snoke, who looks very old, manage to turn Kylo Ren to the dark side? And Snoke couldn't be alive at ...
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How Did Obi-Wan (and Luke) Remain Hidden? [duplicate]

We know that Master Yoda remained on Dagobah to make use of the Living Force (and more importantly, the powerful Dark side energies) of the planet to help conceal himself during his self-imposed ...
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Is It Possible To Impersonate Another Person Within The Force?

As we've seen in the movies, we know that Force users are capable of identifying one another by simply feeling their presence. Amongst other examples, Luke felt Darth Vader's presence on the way to ...
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Has anybody who started with the Dark Side switched to the Light Side? [duplicate]

Of course Darth Vader seems to embrace the Light Side just before his death, but he also began his training on the Light Side under Qui-Gonn and Obi-Wan. Kylo Ren also admits to "struggling" with the ...
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How was Rey's ability so effective? [duplicate]

Based on everything I've ever understood about Star Wars, it seems that Force users (even those with whom the Force is strong like Anakin and Luke) usually require significant training before being ...
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Relative Jedi Proficiency With The Force

I know that there are many Force proficient groups and organisations in the Star Wars galaxy. I was wondering how skillful the Jedi are with the force relative to other force-using groups. Are the ...
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Star Wars Intergalactic Alien Invasion

I remember hearing somewhere that there was a post-Return of the Jedi invasion of the Star Wars galaxy by interdimensional aliens. The alien race invading was very difficult for Luke to fight because, ...
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Is Force lightning electricity?

This question is based on the presumption that Force Lightning, like regular lightning, is composed of electricity. I'm not sure about that. Every written description I've seen of the phenomenon ...
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When and why did the Rebel Alliance adopt the phrase “May the Force be with you”?

As far as I am aware, the only Force-user in the Rebel Alliance is Luke Skywalker, and when he first fought for the rebels, he had only learned that the Force existed a few days earlier. But when ...
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Why are so many Star Wars species so similar in external anatomy? [duplicate]

There are so many different species in the Star Wars universe yet many of the sentient ones have the same general humanoid appearance: Two arms, two legs on a torso with a head on top. I'm not saying ...
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Who trained Yoda in the ways of the force?

I was looking through comics and the TV shows and I was wondering who trained Yoda in the ways of the force. I could be wrong but I don't remember any mention of Yoda's master.
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Why do Kylo Ren's force effects shake?

I've seen the discussions about the cracked crystal in Kylo Ren's light saber causing it's shaky appearance, but why do his other force effects wobble and shake? Near the start of the film, he ...
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Can a Force User shape reality?

Not sure how much Can a Force-user split an atom with the Force? answers my question, maybe only partially. I don't really mean creating matter out of thin air, but inducing chemical reactions? If ...