Questions tagged [the-force]

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What is the purpose of the Dark Side in the Star Wars universe? [closed]

Throughout the saga, we gain a basic knowledge about how the Dark Side functions in the Star Wars galaxy, and it's best described by Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back. YODA: "A Jedi's strength flows ...
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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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Can Jedis & Siths Fly [duplicate]

Since a Jedi can lift things using the Force is it reasonable to assume that they could in turn lift themselves? There appears to be some hints of this when Luke is training with Yoda and when Yoda ...
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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 effected 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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Can a Force-Sensitive Self-Train?

Is it possible, in the Star Wars universe, that someone who discovers they are Force-sensitive can self-train? Say they were afraid of the repercussions of being discovered and instead just tried to ...
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In which New Jedi Order book does Jacen see the Force on Coruscant and realises that it is neither good nor bad?

In one of the New Jedi books, Jacen Solo (i think) follows a 'monster' and sees the source of the Force and realises that it is only one, neither good nor bad
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To what extent can Emperor Palpatine actually see into the future?

In Star Wars, Episode VI, Luke surrenders to the Empire and is brought before the Emperor. The Emperor taunts Luke, telling him that he has specifically foreseen the doom of the Rebel Alliance. At one ...
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Is the Force from Star Wars a genetically given ability or something that anyone can develop? [duplicate]

Or are some naturally better at it, but certain people with the right genes are able to use it better, like really powerful Jedis are mutants? I've wondered about this before and I've never had it ...
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Why do the heroes in Star Wars keep letting their Force-sensitive foes detect them?

In Star Wars movies, in almost every episode, people who are familiar with the power of the Force and the fact that people strong with the Force can become aware of the presence of a person, will ...
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Does being a cold killer make one a Sith? How does it fit into the Rule of Two?

A quote from The Book of Sith, page 66: The Force is venom. If it is poured into many cups, it loses its potency until it becomes so diluted it is merely an irritant. Yet pour those cups back into ...
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Can Force-sensitives harness the Force without being aware of its presence?

We've seen Rey use the Force in TFA and TLJ without any proper training, but at that point she was already aware of the Force and its existence. What about someone who didn't even know such a power ...
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Is there a Force power in Star Wars that allows one to create objects by “crystallizing” the force?

I don't know how best to describe it, but is there a Force power, either light or dark side, that allows a force user to shape the force and crystallize it into solid objects, like blades of pure ...
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Why the Jedi or Darth Vader don't use the Force powers in space fights?

Theoretically, a Jedi or Sith participating in a space fight, instead of dogfighting and aiming at the enemy fighter, would rather use the Force and disrupt it or make it explode. That never happens ...
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Did Palpatine gain any new Force powers as Emperor?

Palpatine ruled something like 23 years as emperor of the Galactic Empire. He has claimed he wants to "harness the full powers of the Dark Side". But did he actually learn anything useful that he didn'...
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Why don't Force users control their lightsabers with telekinesis all the time?

They would be able to attack from a much greater distance and it would definitely decrease the risk of having their limbs chopped off by other lightsaber users.
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Is Sebulba Force-sensitive? [duplicate]

Being Force-sensitive definitely helps if you are a pilot or Podracer and some of the best like Anakin and Luke definitely were. Furthermore, Qui-Gon Jinn, albeit probably exaggerating a bit, admitted:...
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What are the implications of being “cut off from the Force”?

Going back to legends for a moment, there's been several depictions of beings being cut off from the Force. Notably was the Sever Force ability used throughout legends to cut someone else (or oneself) ...
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Are Maul and Savage Opress truly Force sensitive or were their powers bestowed on them by the Nightsisters?

In the Clone Wars episode "Nightsisters" (S3E12), Asajj Ventress returns home to Dathomir after being cast off by Dooku, in which she is welcomed home by Mother Talzin and the rest of the Nightsisters....
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Do Sith also feel a disturbance in the Force like Jedi?

Palpatine and Vader have said they felt a disturbance in the Force when Luke started using it and there has been other times when Sith Lords said they felt a disturbance, but do they also feel a ...
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Why doesn't Palpatine sense Anakin's strength?

In Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, the young Anakin Skywalker is discovered on Tattooine by Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi, who immediately recognize in him a powerful Force potential - ...
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What exactly did Leia do? [duplicate]

Spoilers for The Last Jedi: That much is clear. What is not very clear is I prefer official sources that shed new light on the subject (like scripts/novelizations/interviews/etc.) rather than ...
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Can a Force Ghost train a Jedi pupil?

In Star Wars, we see that becoming a Force Ghost more or less means the end of a Jedi's regular career. After Obi-Wan becomes a Force Ghost, he refers Luke Skywalker to Yoda for training rather than ...
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Does the Force always try to balance itself?

Throughout The Last Jedi, it is often mentioned that the Force balances itself. Luke says this in the island, when he is talking to Rey: Also, in Snoke's chamber, he says that he had warned Kylo: ...
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Why not use the Force to pop a vein? [duplicate]

This question asks why isn't the Force used to snap a neck instead of choking. It is harder to snap a neck than to hold someone, so it kinda makes sense that it's not used often. However, snapping a ...