Questions concerning the mystical power from the Star Wars universe.

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Are there Star Wars medical doctors and can/do they scan for midichlorians?

So JJ Abrams announced a few days ago that I kinda don't believe him, because this is the same guy who said Cumberbatch wasn't playing Khan, even after filming on that one had already begun.... ...
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Who is the most influential Sith? (Canon and EU acceptable) [closed]

This question is something of a companion to this one. I am interested in finding out who the most influential Sith (or other Force entity) was in the Star Wars universe? Influence is not the same ...
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If Life creates the Force, then wouldn't the Death Star reduce the Emperor's Force powers?

In Empire Strikes Back, Yoda tells Luke that "Life creates [the Force], makes it grow". If that's the case, then wouldn't building Death Stars, whose sole purpose was to annihilate whole worlds ...
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Jedi/Sith using force in combat with other Jedi/Sith? [duplicate]

Before reading this, bear in mind my knowledge of the Star Wars universe is solely from the films, so apologies if I say things that are incorrect. So this has been bugging me lately -- Could ...
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Force Magic: Why No Light Side Equivalent?

Is there ever a in or out-of universe explanation of why the truly impressive magic is left entirely to the Sith? Particularly outside of the movies the Jedi do have access to a pretty decent range of ...
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Does the Jedi mind trick have any negative effects on the Jedi performing it?

The mind trick is obviously a very useful power for Force users, provided that the recipient is susceptible to it (i.e. "weak-minded"), which makes me curious as to why they don't try to use it more ...
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Do Lightsabers actually draw Blaster bolts towards themselves thereby making it easier for Jedi to redirect them?

Do lightsabers draw Blaster bolts toward their blade, thereby easing the Jedi's task of redirecting them against the enemy? Or do the Jedi redirect the bolts toward the lightsabers? If the answer is ...
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Why wasn't Master Yoda able to beat Palpatine?

Master Yoda was supposed to be this badass Jedi yet he loses against Palpatine. Meanwhile Master Mace Windu almost beats Palpatine, and would have done had it not been for Anakin's intervention. So ...
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What is the full extent of the power of the Jedi mind trick?

We all know the famous scene where we first witness Obi-Wan using the Jedi mind trick on the Stormtrooper at Mos Eisley. I'm curious as to what effect (if any) it was having on the Stormtroopers that ...
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Were Luke and Leia as strong with the Force as Anakin? [duplicate]

We see in all of the movies that Anakin/Vader is very strong with the Force due to his being born from the midi-chlorians through Shmi Skywalker. His children, however, were conceived through natural ...
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Are there any additional belief systems regarding The Force, other than Light, Dark and Grey?

That I know of, there is the Light, the Dark and the Grey. You make a concious decision which of these paths to follow, but are there any additional belief systems someone could adhere to if they ...
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Does every living thing pass into the force after it dies?

In the "Clone Wars" Series 6, episode 12 "Destiny", Yoda has a hallucination where he sees a vision of a dying Ashoka within the Jedi Temple. She asks You cast me out of the Jedi order... tell ...
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Are there Light side powers and “Light Jedi”?

To put into context, Force powers such as Force Lightning are considered exclusively Dark side powers. Dark Jedi are defined as Force users who have succumbed to the Dark side, yet are not officially ...
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Elements of The Force in A New Hope

It occurred to me recently, having re-watched Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, that I didn't notice any occurences of the Force being used to physically manipulate anything throughout the movie. ...
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Can one's future self cause one's past self to have a Force vision?

Mastery of the Force can lead to many fantastical things, such as empathic and telepathic abilities, telekinesis, life extension, and the ability to predict the future to some extent (so-called "Force ...
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How old was Emperor Palpatine, and did the dark side keep him alive?

Does anyone know how old Emperor Palpatine was? He seems about 60 in Episode 1 and about 70 in 2 and 3 (I'd guess) so pretty old in the original trilogy - 90 ish? And, I think this counts as the same ...
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Can any animal use the Force?

The statement "Midi-chlorians are a microcopic lifeform that reside within all living cells..." made by Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace implies that any living creature could potentially ...
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Could several Jedi peacefully overpower one Sith opponent through nonviolent Force techniques?

This question, and the answers it produced, got me thinking - could a group of Jedi working together confront a single Sith opponent and peacefully subdue him/her by using nonviolent Force techniques, ...
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What exactly was the plague that stripped the Rakata of their Force powers?

In Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, we learn that long before the original Republic, the galaxy was ruled by the Builder Empire, an oppressive regime of dark-side Rakata who used the dark side ...
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Can Force Lightning be projected from a distant source (e.g. the sky)?

Can Force Lightning be projected from a distant source (such as the sky or a charged object) rather than from a Sith's body? If possible, this could potentially (EE pun intended) make it more ...
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How did Yoda counter Count Dooku's Force lightning?

In the scene where Master Yoda fights Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus on Geonosis in Episode II, Dooku uses Force lightning on Yoda. Here's a relevant clip. The lightning starts around 3:22 In a recent ...
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Would a Jedi (Sith) clone be force-full or force-less

Just seen a picture of Vader Force-choking a trooper. And then I started wondering: what if they had cloned a Sith (or a Jedi). Would the clones have the Force? Specifically, would they have the same ...
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Why don't the Jedi use tutaminis instead of using their lightsabers?

Tutaminis (force energy absorption) allows a Jedi to catch blaster bolts and even stop lightsabers with their body using the Force: Why don't the Jedi just use tutaminis to defend themselves ...
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Is there any organization that would hunt force sensitive animals?

There seems to be a lot of force sensitive animals, some of them rare. Did anyone set out to hunt of the rare ones and why? I'm much more interested in organisations than individual hunters, but if ...
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Isn't the Force always with you? [duplicate]

Characters frequently say, "may the force be with you." Based on what we learn about midi-chlorians, isn't the force always with you? These organisms exist in one's body, and they are responsible for ...
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Is there a species that don't have Force Sensitives? [duplicate]

In Star Wars, we see that the ranks of the Jedi and Sith are made up of a myriad of different sentient species throughout the galaxy. Are there races in the galaxy that just simply can't have ...
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Are hand motions required to use the Force?

In almost every canon (that is, visual) source, Force users typically wave a hand to invoke the Force to move or manipulate objects, people and thoughts. I get out-of-universe this is a visual cue ...
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Does the power of the Force change in relation to how many people are alive?

I was reading about the Force in Star Wars. Since the Force is tied to all living things, wouldn't wars reduce the Force’s overall power depending on the users alignment, or just generally if there ...
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What are the ways used by Sith to dramatically extend their lifetimes?

One of the point brought up in the debate about Dark Side vs Light Side power is Dark Side users being able to use the Force to dramatically extend their lifetimes. One of the ways, EU says, Sith ...
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Is the Dark Side of the Force more powerful?

I was watching the battle between Obi-Wan and Anakin in Revenge of the Sith, and it struck me that most of the time Obi-Wan was getting pushed back by Anakin, and he only really got the upper hand ...
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Are Sith stronger than Jedi? [closed]

It always seems that the Sith have the upper hand against the Jedi, even though since the 'Rule of Two', there are only two Sith and countless Jedi. So is the dark side of the Force stronger than the ...
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Do Sith experience fear?

In the Clone Wars when Count Dooku first encounters Asajj Ventress and she claims to be Sith, he rebuffs her claiming that Sith do not feel fear and he senses fear in her. However when Yoda is ...
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Are there any known Jedi or Sith Ewoks?

Are there any known Jedi or Sith from the Ewok species? It seems to me that any species with enough intelligence is capable of becoming Force sensitive.
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Are there any known Sith from Yoda's species?

I have been doing some reading and researching about Yoda's species. It seems that, even if their species name and homeworld remain a mystery (and are wanted to remain a mystery), there is evidence ...
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Did “the force” ever use a different name?

I know that the dark side and the light side of the force were referred to as Bogan and Ashla (in reference to both Typhon's light and dark moons), But did "the force" as a collective ever use a ...
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Was there a first known “force” user/s

As the Dai Bendu (pre Je'daii) were the first to use the force, was there ever a documented case of "a first person" to actually use the force before anyone else? or was the force something that ...
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Can the Jedi manipulate electronics?

Can a Jedi manipulate electronics? For instance could they scramble the machine code running on a robot? If they can't why not? They can manipulate physical objects so manipulating the insides of a ...
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How is the Jedi mind trick not a dark side technique?

How is the Jedi Mind Trick not a Dark Side technique? Isn't tricking another person's mind unethical? How can the Jedi use it and not become Dark?
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Does ones ability to use the force depend on distance?

In all the action scenes I'm familiar with, the force is used only on people or objects nearby within visual sight of the force user. However there are situations where force users can sense ...
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Are only Force Sensitives able to see Force Ghosts?

And is the clarity of the Force Ghost as visible to you directly proportional to how much training in using/sensing the Force you have? In the Original Trilogy, Obi-Wan's ghost only appears to Luke; ...
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Do Hutts have a biological resistance to Force manipulation?

The question Why was Jabba immune to Luke's powers of the Force in Return of the Jedi? posits that Jedi Mind Tricks do not work on Jabba because he is strong willed. This makes a good deal of sense, ...
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Why do Jedi trust the Force which isn't immutable?

The Sith conduct experiments with the Force and they have changed the Force many times (for example, the Grand Experiment). Provided that the Jedi have researched both the Force and the Sith, it's ...
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Is there a general term for Jedi and Sith?

Is there a term for the Jedi and Sith? I mean if you don't know if the person is a Jedi or a Sith, but you know the person is using a lightsaber and has a big knowledge about the force, what a term ...
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How much close control over physical objects is possible with the Force?

The Jedi can control objects with the mystical power called the Force without touching them. In the movies you can see, that the Jedi or Sith are moving objects really fast and really well controlled ...
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Long-distance Mind Trick

In the Star Wars universe, could a Jedi Mind Trick be performed over the telephone? For instance, could Yoda have called up the Imperial embassy on Dagobah and mind tricked whoever answered into ...
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Why do the Jedi insist on the concept of “No Attachment”? [duplicate]

At the surface, it sounds like a complete butchering of the Buddhist concept of attachment, which is not what most people think, and has more to do with more to do with denying ourselves suffering and ...
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Are Midi-chlorians able to be infused or transplanted?

The more questions about the Force I read in here, the more Midi-chlorian count is used as a reference. As I understood, Midi-chlorians are the measurement for the Force power level of one user. As I ...
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Does a Force-sensitive person broadcast Force presence signal while asleep?

Can the Force presence of a sleeping Force-sensitive person be detected? As I understand it, Force presence has to do with midi-chlorian presence in the fabrics of the Force realm. So, the Force ...
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Physics behind the “force push”

When a gifted character uses "push" on something/someone, he/she doesnt get involved in action-reaction force pairs. Here is some force on human body as an action. Where is the reaction? On the ...
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Why don't Jedi (or Sith) use the Force to snap their foes' necks?

I understand that the Jedi use the Force for self defence, but still, couldn't they just use the Force to snap their foes' necks and be done with it? Like when Jaina Solo was hunting down Darth ...