A popular thing to do these days is to jump up in the air and hold your through while your friend pretends to force choke you. ![force choke](http://crankeffect.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/f2ad5eb4b94f11e2803822000ae90265_7.jpg) Does Vader ever actually lift any of his victims into the air when he force chokes them? , but I could be wrong. At the beginning of A New Hope, he lifts and chokes someone physically with direct contact with his hand, but I'm pretty sure he doesn't ever lift and choke with the force. If I'm wrong, when does he use the force to lift and choke. If I'm right, where does the idea of lift and force choke come from?