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Could I fake death to stop being Force-choked?

In a word, no. Your boss will almost certainly use his force-powers to crush your windpipe. You won't be able to pretend to be dying because you'll be too busy actually dying. Your boss has the ...
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Could I fake death to stop being Force-choked?

I'm going to go against the stream here and say possibly. Although your boss has the ability to sense life, it is not at all certain how sensitive it is to individuals - especially employees that do ...
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Is the Dark Side of the Force more powerful?

As with many questions about the Force, the answer depends on a certain point of view. Yoda says that the dark side is not stronger. However, you note several feats performed by Sith that are far ...
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Why hasn't Anakin Skywalker's Force Ghost advised Kylo Ren?

I'm afraid the answer is something unanticipatingly simple and banal: there was no point. Assuming that you meant Anakin the Good Guy's Force Ghost from ROTJ Special Edition: Anakin's Force Ghost ...
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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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Is the Dark Side of the Force more powerful?

The Dark Side seems more powerful because Dark Side users don't restrict themselves in what they do with the Force as per the examples in the question - my take has always been that the Jedi etc could ...
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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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Why don't the Jedi use tutaminis instead of using their lightsabers?

Tutaminis is a difficult skill to master. As Wookieepedia notes: it was a rare feat to be capable of dissipating concentrated energy such as what makes up a blasterbolt or lightsaber blade. If ...
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How did Anakin think the power to cheat death would be helpful?

Anakin is desperate and gullible In universe, Anakin is not very bright, and he trusts Sidious implicitly. He describes Sidious to Obi-Wan as "a mentor and a friend". Sidious has had more than ten ...
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Are there any known Sith from Yoda's species?

Within the Star Wars canon, there are remarkably few members of Yoda's species that we can point at. Of the six that have appeared in any officially licensed media (Minch, Oteg, Vandar, Yaddle, Yoda ...
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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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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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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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Is The Force binary or on a spectrum?

Depends who you ask There are a lot of different views between the Force, some which have a Light and Dark side, some which don't, and some which have some other view. The Jedi Order's view In ...
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Is Kylo Ren talented with the Force or not?

According to the expert (Snoke), he is talented. But he has a major weakness (he has the pull of the Light side he's combatting). When next Snoke spoke there was an intimacy in his voice, a ...
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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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What is the smallest object(s) that a Force user has manipulated?

Legends There are depictions in Legends of Force users manipulating microscopic objects. One example is Darth Plagueis' manipulation of midi-chlorians in order to resurrect a person: On the same day [...
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Is there any story reason for Force users being less acrobatic?

Just considering the films, I think a possible explanation could be that the Jedi Order in its final years had become just as out of touch and corrupted by power as the Galactic Senate. They'd lost ...
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How is the Jedi mind trick not a dark side technique?

Specifically focusing on the ability of the Jedi to alter the minds of others, the main principle is that this power (as with all Jedi powers) should only be used sparingly, with discipline and only ...
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Have Kylo Ren's Force abilities been shown before?

1. Mind-reading: Yes Darth Vader was also able to use the Force to perceive thoughts: VADER: Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way you can save your friends. Yes, your thoughts betray ...
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Is there any story reason for Force users being less acrobatic?

The general response to this question that I've seen from fans of the Prequel Trilogy is that the Jedi were in their prime during the events of the Prequels. They had their Temple, scores of ...
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How does taking-a-Force-sensitive-youngling-to-the-Jedi-Temple go down?

According to the (alas, no longer strictly canon but still excellent) 'The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force' factbook, the answer is that it often did not go well, especially when the ...
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Jedi: Force-controlled clothing?

Most lightsaber fighters have their sleeves cut above the hand, and/or tuck them into their gloves, bracers or other hand/wristwear. But notice how during lightsaber battles (such as in the videos ...
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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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Is the Dark Side of the Force more powerful?

I believe it's worth noticing that Yoda never said the Light side is stronger. He just stated that the dark side is not. This could lead us to assume that in terms of strength, both are equal. The ...
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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 wasn't Master Yoda able to beat Palpatine?

As Null points out, your question is probably flawed, in that Windu didn't actually beat Palpatine, and it is likely that Palpatine allowed Windu to disarm him. However, I'm willing to answer the ...
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Why don't all Jedi stick around as force ghosts?

Before his death, Qui-Gon Jinn discovered how to "preserve your mind through the living Force" (or something like that) after death. He only managed to stick around as a voice. That's why we ...
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