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 force-sensitives for whatever reason?

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    You should note that the entire concept of "force sensitive" was an EU invention; the term itself is never used in canon material and canon material is explicit that the force is just a natural side-effect of life: "For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us" (Yoda).
    – user8719
    Jan 19, 2015 at 14:32
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    The Yuuzhan-Vong are supposedly without any force sensitivity.
    – Valorum
    Jan 19, 2015 at 14:53

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Official Lucasfilm Canon.

No, none

There's no mention of any species that lack the ability to use The Force within the 6 feature movies, Clone Wars TV Series, Clone Wars film or Star Wars:Rebels TV series.

EU/Legends Canon.

Yes, loads.

The most famous (and obvious) example is the Yuuzhan Vong although they technically come from outside the Galaxy to invade.

There's also the Rakata, the Flesh Raiders and the Khommites who assiduously killed all of their "Force Sensitives" (although not with 100% success due to the occasional genetic throwback)

  • Regarding the official film canon, didn't Lucas state in an interview that there were two species, one of them being Ewoks, that were "too stupid" to use the Force? Jan 19, 2015 at 15:10
  • @JamesSheridan - yes and no
    – Valorum
    Jan 19, 2015 at 15:12
  • James that statement seems ambiguous. Could mean lack of ability, or lack of understanding.
    – user16696
    Jan 19, 2015 at 15:19
  • Would Gamorrean be the other species that Lucas mentioned? Jan 19, 2015 at 15:22
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    Killing off all your Force Sensitives means you don't have any, not that you can't have any. (The question uses both clauses).
    – phantom42
    Jan 19, 2015 at 15:35

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