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Why did Obi-Wan have to sneak around the Death Star?

The goal is stealth. Even if he somehow manages to use force-persuasion on everyone he encounters, this still doesn't factor in the possibility of his being seen by a droid, a security monitor or ...
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Why was Vader surprised that Obi-Wan's body disappeared?

At the end of Revenge of the Sith (2005), Yoda talks to Obi-Wan Kenobi about meeting an old friend, his old master, Qui-Gon Jinn, who we know became a force ghost. 02:04:50 - Yoda: One who has ...
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How can Jedi learn to use tutaminis without hurting themselves?

Blasters have stun settings, and the Jedi use training droids and training lightsabers which have limited power. Presumably Jedi practice tutaminis with these before attempting to block blaster bolts ...
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Has Yoda ever turned to the dark side, even for just a moment?

In the EU novel Yoda: Dark Rendezvous, we see Yoda trying to turn Dooku back to the light side of the Force. During this verbal interplay, Dooku also tries (futilely) to turn Yoda to the dark side of ...
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Why was Vader surprised that Obi-Wan's body disappeared?

He didn’t understand what had happened The knowledge of how to become a Force ghost was known to very few. Anakin certainly did not know it back during the Clone Wars era: ANAKIN: Everything that ...
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What is the speed of the Force?

The same as the propagation delay for hologram transmissions; presumably instantaneous As mentioned in a related question, Darth Sidious once Force-choked Dooku from "light-years" away; the ...
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To what extent can Emperor Palpatine actually see into the future?

What the Emperor tells Luke is actually: Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design. The difference may seem irrelevant (especially since the Emperor does tell Vader, ...
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Why didn't Luke just Force choke the rancor?

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 ...
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Would fewer Jedi be more powerful?

That's not how the force works! or why the Rule of Two works. The Rule of two was created by Darth Bane to allow the Sith Order to operate in secret, because greed and fighting amongst many Sith Lords ...
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Extreme use of the Force by Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series

Rey performs a similar feat in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. She’d been here before, standing helplessly as sand blasted her skin, watching a ship carry away someone she loved. Where there had ...
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Why did Obi-Wan have to sneak around the Death Star?

The first movie Star Wars came out before there were any books so you can't count the books which expanded on the movie. You can only consider evidence in the movie itself. That's my starting ...
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Can the Force be used to fly?

Yes Perhaps most directly, Mother Talzin is shown to be able to use the Force to levitate: Another notable example of Force flight occurs in Lords of the Sith: Using the Force, Vader stopped his ...
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Have we ever seen an untrained Force-sensitive using Force powers?

Best example I can think of is in Star Wars Rebels, Season 1 Episode 1 (Droids in Distress), a barely trained (virtually untrained?) Ezra does a Force push on Agent Kallus to save Zeb at the very end ...
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When did the phrase "the Force" become a stand-in for the word "God"?

There are a few cases in which the Force is personified in such a way that one could substitute "God". The earliest example is probably Obi-Wan from Episode IV: You must learn the ways of the ...
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Did Anakin try to look for Darth Plagueis' apprentice?

The novelization indicates that Anakin actually isn't terribly interested in searching for Plagueis' apprentice directly; his priority is finding the quickest route to saving Padmé, which in this case ...
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How could Luke hide from Vader during the duel on Death Star II?

Luke was in the darkness under the staircase. Note that he was in an alcove, hence why Vader couldn't see him directly. Luke ducked the lightsaber, but its blade cut through the supports that ...
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Did Palpatine draw power from Hatred or Suffering?

Palpatine didn't suffer much so he could not draw power from his own suffering in the same way that Vader could. Palpatine was primarily motivated by power, and there are hints that he hated the Jedi ...
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Why does Baze reverse Chirrut's chant?

The novelization indicates that the reversed version is intended as the "response" in a "call-and-response" phrasing (emphasis mine): Baze Malbus cradled the last true Guardian of ...
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Does the Force travel through space-time?

The Force operates instantaneously, regardless of distance. In The Last Jedi (2017), Luke uses the Force to project an avatar of himself across an interstellar distance. The avatar interacts in real ...
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Novel from Star Wars universe where Leia fights Darth Vader and drops him off a cliff

The crystal bit sounds like Splinter of the Mind's Eye, a very early Star Wars novel written by Alan Dean Foster when it wasn't for sure the second movie would be made. I haven't read it since it came ...
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When did the phrase "the Force" become a stand-in for the word "God"?

I don't know if this is the earliest example considering the EU, but this line from Qui-Gon in The Phantom Menace might be the first to establish this kind of anthropomorphic way of talking about the ...
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How could C-3PO see Luke?

Spoilers
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Has Yoda ever turned to the dark side, even for just a moment?

Yoda is very clear about what he thinks of the dark side. Twice he tells Luke: Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny. This is not the sentiment of a Jedi who has ...
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Why did the Jedi turn totally Light side?

The Rakata invasion The split of the Je’daii into Light and Dark is referred to as the Force Wars: The planet Tython, in the Deep Core, provided the first-known conflict between the Force’s light and ...
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Have we ever seen an untrained Force-sensitive using Force powers?

In The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon indicates the only reason young Human Anakin can compete with alien pod racers who have better senses or more than two grasping limbs, is because of his innate Force use....
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Why do Jedi Force Ghosts let bad guys win if they have this superpower?

Becoming a Force Ghost is a relatively new skill the Jedi have discovered. In Revenge of the Sith, Yoda sends Obi Wan Kenobi to Tattoine to keep an eye on Luke but also to learn a new ability that Qui-...
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Why didn’t Palpatine just stop his own lightning?

At least in the case of his duel with Mace Windu, he seems to offer an explanation: Don't let him kill me. I can't hold it any longer. The implication seems to be that if not for his lightning ...
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Extreme use of the Force by Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series

There's been quite a few examples in the animated shows of Jedi of lesser strength pulling/holding ships of various sizes using the Force. Ahsoka Tano holding a shuttle ...
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