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.

What is/are these Force power(s), if there is a name for it?

Is the canon version capable of defending against a lightsaber strike, similar to what the Legendary Jedi Master Satele Shan did in one of the SWTOR trailers? Is it restricted to only stabs?

  • Based on the fact that Dooku switches to his lightsaber when his lightning attacks fail would strongly imply that you can't block a stab. – Valorum Jan 31 '16 at 23:13
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    Yup. It's not named in the main canon but there's a whole mess of crap on wookieepedia about force-lighting absorption – Valorum Feb 1 '16 at 0:14
  • @Valorum - Or that it’s harder, more likely. We’ve seen people block blaster bolts and Force Lightning…it’s only a matter of time for lightsabers. Star Wars VIII, perhaps? – Adamant Dec 22 '16 at 18:13

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