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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Could a Jedi lift Thor's hammer with the Force? [on hold]

Basically I want to pit Thor and Mjolinir against a Jedi and the Force. Could a Jedi lift Thor's hammer with the Force?!
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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 able to use the Force so effectively? [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 species in the Star Wars galaxy, so how do the Jedi rank in their relative skill with the Force? I read about some alien monks who could teleport with 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 the ways of the force?

I was looking through comics and the tv shows and was wondering who trained Yoda 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 ...
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What is the time horizon of a mind trick?

Specifically, how long into the future can a single mind trick "program" a target's mind? If this is dependent on proficiency and skill, what are the longest known instances, and what are some ...
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Were Luke and Kylo Ren thought to be the only Force users left in The Force Awakens?

During The Force Awakens, we find out that Until we discover are Kylo and Luke thought to be the only remaining Force users in the Galaxy?
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Can a Jawa, Tusken Raider, or Hutt produce Force-sensitive offspring?

Curious if there's anywhere you've heard of that says they absolutely cannot. If they can have Force-sensitive children, I was going to write a little piece of fiction on a Tusken Raider, Jawa , or ...
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Can a Jedi find a Force-sensitive through meditation?

Thanks to a tad of research and some very helpful answers, I now know that Jedi find Force-sensitive younglings through medical reports taken inside the Republic's boundaries. Jedis can also sense a ...
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How does taking-a-Force-sensitive-youngling-to-the-Jedi-Temple go down?

I mean, parents aren't just going to give up their child because some power-wielding monk or nun shows up at their door saying they want to take that child and train them in their ways and the parents ...
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What exactly does it mean to be stronger vs weaker in the Force?

I understand that this likely has a different answer depending on original trilogy or afterwards. But what exactly does it mean to be more or less powerful in the Force? One would think that it means ...
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How did Rey know how to do this?

In The Force Awakens movie, shortly after the mind-reading battle between Kylo Ren and Rey while she is captured, in which she is victorious, she uses a mind-trick on a Storm Trooper (James Bond). ...
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Did Tarkin know Darth Vader's previous identity? [duplicate]

In A New Hope, Grand Moff Tarkin and Vader exchange the following words: VADER Don't underestimate the Force. TARKIN: The Jedi are extinct. Their fire has gone out of the universe. You, my ...
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Why hasn't Anakin Skywalker's Force Ghost advised Kylo Ren?

We know that Anakin Skywalker has become a Force Ghost — at the end of Episode VI, Anakin's Ghost is a wallflower at the ewok party on the Forest Moon of Endor. We also know that it doesn't ...
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Can the Sith become Force Ghosts?

In Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi we see Yoda, Obi Wan and Anakin reappear as a Force Ghost/Spirit. The overall objective of the Sith was the achieve immortality, this was one of the ...
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Is the Force sentient?

In thinking about this excellent question it occurred to me that what's probably first needed is an answer to whether the Force has an awareness of itself? Equivalently, we know that living ...
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What happens to the universe if the Force gets too out-of-balance?

What exactly happens if the Jedi just leave the Force to the Sith? I can think of plenty of political consequences - the Sith take political control of the galaxy, build an army, and have an empire ...
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Is there evidence to suggest Kylo Ren went to the dark side so he could help the light side? [closed]

We know that Kylo Ren is associated with the Knights of Ren, who are a different group to the Jedi from Luke’s academy. In the movie Kylo Ren seems conflicted, and he even asks his father for help. ...
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Who chooses the Chosen One?

So the old Jedi legend tells of a Chosen One who will bring balance to the Force. What I'm curious about is - why the "Chosen" One? Who supposedly does the choosing? The Force, as a conscious entity ...
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How does Anakin 'bringing balance to the force' impact on The Force Awakens?

In Star Wars Episode 1 we hear Mace Windu say: "You refer to the prophecy of the one who will bring balance to the Force. You believe it's this…boy?" So I get that we had lots of good Jedi, and ...
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Why does Ezra Bridger need to take off his helmet to close his eyes?

In Star Wars Rebels season 2 episode 3, Ezra Bridger removes his helmet to close his eyes and "uses the force" to target a walker during a sandstorm. Is there any in-universe explanation for this? ...
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Why doesn't Kylo Ren simply Force Push his way to victory?

Towards the end of The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren has one last fight: As the beginning of the movie establishes his power, the audience are set up to believe our heroes stand no chance against this ...
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Could another character be influencing Rey from a distance?

I wondered if Rey could be controlled by an outside influence? Some times, especially In Maz's,
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How is Force Lightning possible?

I don't understand how a Sith's Force Lightning can be possible. I understand that the other Force abilities such as Force Choke, Force Push, and telekinesis are possible through influencing the ...
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Why does Luke Skywalker not sense the Force in Master Yoda?

As we all know Luke Skywalker used the Force to destroy the Death Star in Star Wars: A New Hope. Darth Vader famously says The Force is strong with this one. Yet three years later in The ...
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Is Kylo Ren talented with the force or not?

I just watched "The Force Awakens", and have been obsessively reading through all questions tagged with it for the past couple days. It seems to me like there is a little bit of a debate with whether ...
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Have Kylo Ren's Force abilities been shown before?

I'm only familiar with the movies, so in The Force Awakens I saw some use of the Force that was new to me. Most notable were these two abilities: Have either of these happened before?
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Force Work Infinite Recursion

From what I understand the force allows you to predict the future to some extent. So for example in lightsaber duels or blocking bullets he can predict where it will be. Now if 2 people are fighting ...
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Why is the “Force-Choke” the only form of precise attack involving the force and specific body areas?

Darth Vader is very well known for his force-choke. It's probably the most specific use of the force that I can remember seeing, in that otherwise you usually see force users pushing or pulling entire ...
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Is Force Lightning non lethal?

According to this article, Force Lightning can be used to dispatch foes non lethally. Of course, we've seen people survive force lightning before, but as the person casting it, how sure can you be ...
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How did Palpatine react to Obi-Wan's death?

When Darth Vader defeated and killed Obi-Wan, Obi-Wan simply disappeared into thin air, from Vader's point of view (we know Obi-Wan trained in exile to live on after death as a Force ghost, but the ...
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What species are the Ones?

In Star Wars there is a group of powerful beings known as "The Ones". Is there more of this species that are talked about somewhere? I know that Abeloth used artificial means to make her into a ...