Questions tagged [the-force]

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What stopped the lightsaber from hitting Cal and Cere?

The final showdown in the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has a moment when a lightsaber is about to hit Cere and Cal but the blade seems to stop short of its intended targets, as if ...
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Has Yoda ever turned to the dark side, even for just a moment?

Yeah, just that. Has Yoda ever turned to the dark side of the Force? Has he ever been tempted? Even just for a moment? Even just in his mind?
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What is stopping a Sith/Jedi from turning an opponent's brain to mush inside his skull?

Imagine that you are a very creative Jedi/Sith and you are fighting against somebody of the opposite side. What's stopping you from killing him through the Force? There are infinite ways of doing it ...
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Does Force telekenesis/choke make an in-universe sound or is it only an auditory cue for the audience?

There are many examples of Force telekenesis making a "blood rushing to the head" type of wooshing sound effect in much of the Star Wars canon. But it has never been clear to me whether or ...
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Why didn't Yoda use his lightsaber to block Force lightning?

In Attack Of The Clones, Obi-Wan used his lightsaber to block Count Dooku's Force lightning; Mace Windu did the same thing in Revenge Of The Sith to counter Palpatine's. Why didn't Yoda do that in ...
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Novel from Star Wars universe where Leia fights Darth Vader and drops him off a cliff

I read this novel or novelisation one afternoon at the city library somewhere between late 1984 and early 1986. It was set in the Star Wars universe and the main story was that there was some sort of ...
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Is Force Lightning just Electrokinesis? [duplicate]

Well we know that Force Lightning is generally considered a Dark Side ability in both Canon and Legends, we also know that there was a Light Side variant of the power known as Electric Judgement/...
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What determines the color of a Force-User's Force Lightning? (Canon or Legends)

We've seen multiple occasions of Force Users using Force-Lightning of different colors but never is it explained anywhere what causes those colors for those people. Examples below. Darth Sidious - ...
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Force Sensitivity: How much potential in the Force can a human be born with naturally? (Legends or Canon Material)

Ok so... I should probably break down what I mean - take Anakin Skywalker, has what is widely considered the greatest potential in the Force of all time, he was quite literally conceived by the Force ...
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Has there been an originally Sith-trained individual who converted into a Jedi? [duplicate]

In the movies we have seen Dooku and Anakin, the two originally trained within the Jedi Order becoming Sith Lords. Even though Vader eventually reverted back into being a Jedi, he was originally a ...
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Does pain really make dark side Force-users more powerful?

One thing I see people say about dark side Force-users a lot is that physical pain, the kind of which is received from anything that pretty much harms you, makes them more powerful, and it is often ...
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Does Force training increase midi-chlorian density, or do Force abilities grow stronger in some other way?

According to Star Wars lore, midi-chlorians are the microscopic entities which reside within living creatures and essentially act as a vector for the Force. They can be detected in blood, and have ...
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Living Force, Cosmic Force, Midi-chlorians?

Can anyone explain these aspects of the Force to me? From what I understand, the Cosmic Force creates life through the Midi-chlorians, but wasn't the Cosmic Force itself created by the Living Force, ...
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Does Darth Maul lose Force potential when Obi-Wan cuts his lower half off?

I know the whole "midichlorian count = Force potential" is a touchy and controversial topic among Star Wars fans, but the fact is Lucas has confirmed it as canon so it is, unfortunately, what it is. ...
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Are There Any Star Wars Stories That Exclude The Force?

Are there any Star Wars novelizations, comics series/issues that exclude the Force (both Jedi and Sith, Dark Side and Light Side), and instead focuses purely on the Imperial vs Republic/Rebel Alliance ...
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Are there any instances of a Jedi using the Force on themself? [duplicate]

The Force can be used for moving objects, including living animals. There are a few instances I can think of where the Force is used on a person, such as Anakin using the Force in Season 1, Episode 4 ...
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Did Obi-wan know things were unravelling in A New Hope?

This may be out of universe interpretation but it feels like too much of a coincidence that R2 ends up in Luke’s hands carrying a message by no other than her sister. Too many coincidences in a very ...
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Did midichlorians create Anakin in order to fulfil the prophecy that they also created?

This is all based in Legends, and I'm looking for Legends answer material. Midi-chlorians are intelligent and appear to be mostly manipulated by the Force. According to the Wookieepedia article, they ...
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Could Ben Solo have killed Darth Sidious in the same way that Rey did?

In the movie The Rise of Skywalker, when Ben Solo converted back to the Light Side and became a Jedi again, he would have become capable of channeling all the powers of all the past Jedi, and because ...
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How can Jedi learn to use tutaminis without hurting themselves?

Tutaminis is a very useful ability because it allows a Jedi to stop blaster bolts and lightsaber attacks. But how can someone learn this without losing a hand? This is how it plays out in my mind: "...
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Did Luke have help from Obi-Wan in using the Force in the wampa cave on Hoth? [duplicate]

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke is hanging upside down in the wampa cave and reaches out to pull his lightsaber to him in order to cut himself down. However, we know that at this point his Jedi ...
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Are the Light Side and the Dark Side “real”?

Users of the Force often refer to the "Light Side" and the "Dark Side". Is there any indication that there is an actual separation in the Force between these two sides, or do the terms just refer to ...
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Why didn't Luke just Force choke the rancor?

Isn't Luke able to defeat the rancor using the Force (by means of choking, knocking, or any other telekinetic force attack using the Force), or it does not work on these monsters?
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Did Rey, rather than Anakin, fulfill the prophecy?

"A Chosen One shall come, born of no father, and through him will ultimate balance in the Force be restored." ―A Jedi prophecy Master & Apprentice Now I know that the new novelisation for ...
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Is it easier to read the mind of a Sith than a Jedi?

Reading this answer it seems like it's easier to read someone's mind with the Force when they are experiencing strong feelings. Jedi believe in suppressing emotion and resisting strong feelings, while ...
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Why didn’t Palpatine just stop his own lightning?

On several occasions Palpatine’s extended use of Force lightning has bounced back on him. In each situation he has carried on firing lightning from his hands even when it was harming himself instead ...
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Why could these characters use Force heal but not Anakin?

In Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker we see Force heal used at multiple points by Light Side users. However in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith it seems that this is a Dark Side ...
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Did Rey and Kylo's bond accentuate this Force move they performed?

In The Rise of Skywalker, Then, at the end of the movie Are they only able to perform these feats due to their unique status as It seems like an extraordinarily powerful ability that even the ...
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How can you defend against Force Telekinesis?

Throughout the Star Wars movies, we see several points where Force telekinesis is used on powerful Force users, for example, Yoda Force pushing Darth Sidious and Count Dooku Force pushing Obi-Wan ...
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What is necessary to feel another Force sensitive being?

There have been different questions on why the Jedi did not feel that Palpatine was a Sith, e.g. Why couldn't the Jedi detect Senator Palpatine as having powers? and the answer was that Palpatine ...
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Have any Force-sensitives ever produced “non-Force-sensitive” offspring?

Canon or EU question — Have any Force-sensitives ever produced "non-Force-sensitive" offspring?
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Is training Force sensitives really necessary for developing their abilities?

From what we have seen with Rey and also it looks like they have a lot of Force abilities (and even some strong ones at that) without having received any formal training. Thus I'm wondering, aside ...
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In what canonical instances has Princess Leia been shown to be decidedly Force-Sensitive, or even use any abilities? [duplicate]

It has been said by Yoda that the Force was "Strong" within all the members of the Skywalkwer family, but I personally know of no instances in the main 3 films when she was shown to use any force ...
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If there is no Jedi order, will the number of force sensitive increase significantly?

Because the Jedi cannot marry and have children, just like a monk. All new Jedi were born in non-Force sensitive homes. For example, it's like in the world of Harry Potter, all wizards come from ...
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How can Force abilities be strictly light side or dark side?

It seems to me that Force abilities like Force lightning or Force jump or any of the others are just tools. How can they be innately good or evil? What if you use Force lightning for a good cause, ...
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Before Darth Vader died in Episode VI did he revert back to the light side of the Force? [duplicate]

A colleauge and I are in disagreement. Before Darth Vader died in Episode VI did he revert back to the light side of the Force? I have aggressively argued that he did not as it was only a momentary ...
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Why are there so few Force sensitive Mandalorians?

I noticed that there aren't many Mandalorian Force users. Is there something wrong with their genes or is it that the Star Wars creators just don't want Force sensitive Mandalorians? I know only a few ...
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Does the Force travel through space-time? [duplicate]

If I were a Force user and were to cast a Force push targeted at another person standing so far away, would they have the ability to dodge it or would the person, no matter how fast they reacted, ...
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What made the water of the Jedi Temple pool ripple?

In The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker went to the ledge, outside of the First Jedi Temple, laid his hands on a large stone, and started meditating. Soon, the water in the pool inside, with the mosaic of ...
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Has anyone ever used the Force to deactivate an opponent's lightsaber during combat? [duplicate]

Are there any canon sources of a person using the Force to deactivate an opponent's lightsaber during combat? There's a question of whether a lightsaber even needs an activation button because ...
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Why couldn't Snoke or Kylo Ren trace Luke using the Force?

Several times in the original trilogy, we see Force-sensitive characters recognizing someone's presence through The Force: A New Hope: Darth Vader senses Obi-Wan before actually meeting him Darth ...
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Did the Sith know of Force ghosts?

One of the primary goals of a Sith is to achieve immortality. So my question is: Did the Sith know that the Jedi could become immortal by becoming a Force ghost? And, if so, did any Sith try to ...
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Are there any species with no Force-sensitives in Star Wars?

We have seen many species in the Star Wars galaxy who are Force-sensitive including Human, Mon Calamari, Wookiee, Twi'lek, etc., but are there any known species whose members are incapable of using ...
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Can only Jedi become force ghosts? [duplicate]

A large part of the justification for Darth Vader’s redemption is his appearance as a force ghost. Even though the new movie is not released yet, would it be possible for Palpatine to appear as a ...
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Could Yoda defend against a Force choke? [duplicate]

We've seen Yoda deflect Sith lightning, but we haven't seen him defend against a Force choke. What would happen if Vader or some other powerful Sith lord attempted to apply a Force choke against Yoda?...
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What kind of Force abilities were affected by Ysalamir?

So Ysalamiri create Force-empty bubbles, but what exactly is affected by this? Are you not able to use the Force at all or can you just not use Force abilities like Force push, that influence the ...
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Has Force Lightning ever caused ventricular fibrillation in a victim?

We have established that Force Lightning produces an electric current in the victim's body and produces the same effects as an electric shock. One of the possible effects of electric shock includes ...
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In Star Wars IV, could Darth Vader have captured Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber using Force Pull?

In Star Wars IV: A New Hope, when Obi-Wan Kenobi finds Darth Vader on the Death Star, he takes out his lightsaber and turns it on. At this point, could Vader have captured Kenobi's lightsaber using ...
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Can a Jedi / Sith stop being one and live on without the Force?

And by that I mean do Jedi/Sith have the power to expel the midichlorians from their own body's and thus stop being a Jedi, or a Sith forever? And by that I do not mean stop showing any alliance to ...
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Did Darth Vader really turn to the light side? [duplicate]

Vader’s goal was to rule the galaxy. The emperor stood in his way. He killed the emperor. How does that qualify him as turning to the light side? Because he declares he is now on the light side? He ...

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