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Luke's Vader fight is so contextual it's almost unusable. Luke's contextual advantages: the Force was literally on his side willing him to win and likely empowering him as stated in the RotJ novel. Luke was Vader's son and because of that Vader couldn't bring himself to hurt him. there was a full year between ESB and RotJ in which Luke did nothing else but ...


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In the original trilogy, and in earlier depictions of the Star Wars universe, the Force was a much more subtle thing than what we witnessed in the remake new trilogy, where people can instantly develop ultra-powerful new abilities on the spot as the plot requires it, can rip starships out of the sky, lift a gazillion tonnes of rock, and teleport around ...


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It is a dark force power - therefore, as a light Jedi, Luke wouldn't know it. (You might as well ask why he didn't just shoot back with force lightning at the Emperor.) Not every power is known by every force user either. Did anyone BUT Palpatine ever use force lightning? Did anyone BUT Vader use force choke in the movies? Luke never demonstrated knowing ...


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I wouldn't even call it a design flaw. It was obviously still under construction. Odds are it would have been all but impossible to destroy had the Empire been able to complete it. On top of that, the entire story was more focused on the attempt to convert Luke to the Dark Side. Palpatine needed Luke there to be able to tempt him, and an unassailable target ...


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Too many unknown variables to know for certain. Others have already mentioned that Luke was far from calm, and was reacting to a very dangerous situation, so he might just have not thought about it. The other unknown is how the Force itself affects the Rancor. Throughout the movies we've seen different creatures (and even different people) have different ...


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Force choke would probably not be as effective as one would like against an attacking beast. I used to have a large dog that was very hyper, not super smart, and very dominant. Generally I'd tell dog owners not to do this, but for her I was forced to walk her on a choke chain. (This was recommended to me by a professional trainer that spent a whole day ...


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Because few people are able to think of everything in the excitement of a dangerous situation, it quite possibly didn't occur to him to try. On top of this, Luke is not a Star Wars fan and doesn't have the luxury of reviewing the films, looking for a way to have done better, so he had to rely on his experiences and training up to that point. (Otherwise, he ...


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How would you choke it? Would you know which place to press? Would Luke know? Maybe it is not physically possible or it does not work (a Rancor might be able to hold its breath for minutes, giving it enough time to eat Luke anyway).


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There are a few reasons; Luke isn't very powerful at this point. He lacks the ability to perform a Force choke and certainly can't do it while fighting for his life. Although he originally was stated (in the first novelisation) to have Force-choked the Gamorrean guards, the latest canon novelisation indicates that he actually mind-tricked them into ...


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*huge spoilers for rise of skywalker. you've been warned. Well, if you'd asked me this question before i saw rise of Skywalker, i would have said no. the death star exploded so it couldn't have survived, right? Well, it seems there is a chance. We don't know how Kylo got his kyber crystal, and Emperor Palpitine (excuse the spelling) managed to survive the ...


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According to the d6 Star Wars RPG (REUP edition, p163) Telekinesis Alter Difficulty: Very Easy for objects weighing one kilogram or less; Easy for objects weighing one to ten kilograms; Moderate for objects 11 to 100 kilograms; Difficult for 101 kilograms to one metric ton; Very Difficult for 1,001 kilograms to ten metric tons; Heroic for objects weighing ...


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Easiest answer: because it's a film, and it's far more dramatic a moment to show him struggling to drag his father than it would be to have him use the Force. Mind, they could have made his usage of the Force just as much of an exertion, but there's something more personal and tactile about him physically dragging Vader. It's an experience we, as an audience,...


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There’s two components to this as far as I can see: Dramatic license - it’s the writer’s privilege to be able to pick and choose what happens when in order to drive events or add weight to them. In this case seeing Luke nonchalantly skipping along while he casually floated his dad alongside him wouldn’t have been very dramatic. Unlike the sequel trilogy ...


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Either Luke did use the Force to move Vader's body onto the shuttle, or he didn't need to. (Meaning he was physically strong enough to get Vader's body up the ramp and onto the shuttle.) Whichever way it happened, Luke obviously was able to get Vader's body onto the shuttle. Note that in the scene on the Death Star II it wasn't Luke that stopped them from ...


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Probably because Luke was half dead from the Emperor nearly killing him with Force lightning. EMPEROR: Now, young Skywalker...you will die. Luke was barely able to help Vader walk to the shuttle itself. I don't think using The Force was an option for that.


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