In all the canons of Star Wars, there has not been one instance of a Force-user projecting Force lightning from their feet. Why? Is it implausible?

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    Because it would tickle too much? :-) – beichst Apr 16 '13 at 0:37
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    If a Tricky Trap Tree can become a Jedi, very little is implausible. – Solemnity Apr 16 '13 at 0:47
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    ...or other ahem appendages – WOPR Apr 16 '13 at 0:48
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    This is a funny question, maybe the funniest Star Wars question I've ever read, but I have to vote to close as not constructive. – Kyle Jones Apr 16 '13 at 2:10
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    Totally implausible. Lightning from the hands? Yup, I buy it. Lightning from the feet? WOAH THERE, that’s just not believable. – Paul D. Waite Dec 12 '15 at 20:46

In Star Wars: Legacy #005 we see a Sith Lord projecting Force Lightning from his entire body. Although it's cut off by the smoke, I think we can reasonably assume this includes his feet.

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I'm sure it's plausible, it's just likely to be pretty useless as a fighting skill. For example: Why does Darth Vader raise his prosthetic arm when channeling the Force? suggests that in using the Force, users often use physical gestures to help focus. Hands provide much more control than feet, and in a fight, one nearly always uses the feet to anchor oneself and the fine motor control of the hands and arms to engage in combat. Feet are also typically covered, which might present further problems to the Force user - melty shoe hurtyness.

So I would suggest that while it would be possible to project force lightning from the feet, it would be a very rare (and non-intuitive) thing to do in a real fight.


It would be for this guy

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Dugs were sentient aliens from the planet of Malastare. Dugs were easily identified by their long snouts and the fact that they walk using their arms

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    Is there any reference to a Jedi Dugs? Surely we don't know until we see it. – AncientSwordRage Dec 13 '15 at 12:21
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    @AncientSwordRage, the question is whether it's plausible. I say it is. – ThePopMachine Dec 13 '15 at 12:24

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