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Questions tagged [the-force]

For questions about the energy field that connects all living things in the Star Wars universe, known as The Force. Always use this tag in conjunction with the [star-wars] tag.

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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 ...
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What Dark side organizations exist in Star Wars universe, apart from The Sith? [closed]

The Sith are clearly the most prominent and well-known dark-side user group, but from both the EU and canon stories, what would be other powerful Dark Jedi organizations or groups? I want to know as ...
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Rey vs. Kylo in tug of war [closed]

So in The Last Jedi there was a scene where: I was just wondering. What would have happened if one of them would push for a moment? Wouldn't it be clever trick? Opponent get hit with high speed ...
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Could a non-Force sensitive user destroy the Death Star?

In ANH, we see Luke destroy the Death Star by using the Force while the only other pilot (who is presumably not Force-sensitive) to attempt firing his missiles misses. Is there any indication in canon ...
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Jedi Illusions in Legends

I remember projecting large scale illusions being a Sith magic thing in legends. Is there any evidence of this being done by as a light side power by Jedi in particular, or at least some other light ...
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Were all Force wielders born from Force-sensitive parents?

Are there any records of a Force-sensitive individual being born from non-Force-sensitive parents? Do we have any information on whether Force-sensitivity is a genetic (or genetic-like) trait? I am ...
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Were the Force trees related?

In The Clone Wars episode Voices, there was an ancient tree that grew in a courtyard of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. The tree was Force-sensitive and it was eventually removed by Darth Sidious. In ...
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How could C-3PO see Luke?

Towards the end of The Last Jedi, Luke enters a room. The first one to notice Luke's arrival is the droid C-3PO and the others turn to see what C-3PO is looking at. However... How then could C-3PO ...
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What power was Luke using at the end of The Last Jedi? [duplicate]

When Luke used the Force in his what power specifically was he utilizing? Force projection? Force illusion? Mind-trick? The simple answer is to assume Luke was projecting himself onto the planet but ...
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Did Vader/Anakin use the Force to kill Palpatine?

  Moments before he overthrew Emperor, Vader was badly beaten by his own son, Luke Skywalker. He lost his hand, and was described as being weaker than ever before. Yet, he somehow managed to ...
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Does size matter? [duplicate]

In The Empire Strikes Back Yoda tells Luke that: Size matters not, judge me by my size do you? This always led me to believe that as The Force did the actual lifting it was only the belief of the ...
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Did Anakin try to look for Darth Plagueis' apprentice?

In Revenge of the Sith, Anakin Skywalker witnessed visions of his wife, Padmé Amidala, dying in childbirth. In order to lure him to the Dark Side of the Force, Chancellor Palpatine told Anakin a ...
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Why were force-sensitives never regulated by the galaxy at large? [closed]

I always wondered why the Jedi and Sith were allowed for millennia to have such a drastic impact on galactic politics despite being less than 1% of the population. Virtually all of the largest wars ...
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Can droids be force-sensitive? [duplicate]

In the Star Wars universe can droids be Force-sensitive? Were there any droids that could use Force powers? Is it possible in the Star Wars universe for a droid to become Force-sensitive? What about ...
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What is the highest force self-propulsion performed in all of Star Wars?

From other questions here it has already been established that force users are able to use it to jump great heights and even fly, and perform all kinds of other "magical" feats. This got me wondering ...
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Are the Jedi and Sith “special” compared to other similar groups?

In the Star Wars saga, the Jedi and Sith are by far the most prominent light and dark side organizations, respectively. However, many other groups of Force-users existed. There are only a few ...
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Can all Jedi/Sith learn the same Force powers?

Are all Force powers available to all Force users, regardless of if they're light or dark side? Or, are some powers only accessible to those who exclusively associate (and practice) with a given side ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan use more Force powers when he fought General Grievous?

When Obi-Wan fought General Grievous on Utapau, during most of the fight, Grievous was constantly on the offensive. During that entire fight, Obi-Wan only used the Force to grab a gun, and to Force ...
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Why did Han Solo say “That's not how the force works”? [duplicate]

A certain interaction between Han Solo and Finn has really been bothering me lately. While infiltrating Star Killer Base, just before they go in to rescue Rey, Finn reveals to Han that he doesn't ...
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Have there ever been any Force users who didn't have natural talent?

Basically, I'm curious if there are any known characters in Star Wars EU that were able to learn how to use the Force through hard work. No high midichlorians count or natural talent, just someone ...
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Why can't Tyranus/Dooku sense Kenobi in Geonosis?

At this scene, Obi wan overhears the Seperatists plans. But one of the Seperatists leaders is a Sith Lord. Who is Count Dooku. In A New Hope , when the crew of the Millenium Falcon boarded the ...
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Do Jedi need to learn how to use any device or vehicle?

This is related to another question about why Han says, "That's now the Force works.". If a Jedi knight comes across a device, weapon, or vehicle they never used before, does the Jedi need to learn ...
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Why does Ezra have to run for Kanan to force-throw him?

In several of the Rebels episodes, in order to cross a chasm or gap of some sort Ezra will run towards the gap and jump at which point Kanan uses the force to augment Ezra's jump and throw him across ...
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Has any Dark Force user/ally ever said “May the Force be with you”?

This saying/blessing seems to me just as applicable for someone allied with the Dark Force as a Light Force ally as the statement appears to be Force-neutral. By Dark Force user, I mean it (or similar ...
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Would Palpatine be unable, even if he wanted to, to use the light side of the Force?

If we take a look at Palpatine, we can clearly see that he is a sociopath, which means that he is unable to have empathy. The light side of the Force is powered by positive emotions such as compassion....
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Did Yoda (and other Jedi) have any lethal Force abilities?

Recently I was watching the duel between Yoda and Sidious and I started wondering on one thing. As we all know, Palpatine hit Yoda's hand with lightsaber which caused the Jedi Master to lose his ...