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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 ability to sense life, dude. It's reasonably certain that he can tell whether you're alive or dead: Her voice faded, and her hand dropped away. Obi-Wan felt the ...


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It's important to remember that the Jedi have always been strange and mysterious. Even in the Old Republic, with the Jedi Council in its prime, probably 99.9999% of the population never got anywhere near a Jedi, and even fewer ever experienced a Jedi using Force powers. It's likely that the 30-year-old Tarkin would have been just as dismissive of of the ...


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Jedi were declared traitors to the Republic. It was politically expedient for both the state AND individuals (especially government people) to relegate them to as far back in the mind as possible. It's like someone discussing monarchy in Soviet Russia in 1938. Yeah, it was merely 20 years since the Revolution. But...


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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 more powerful than anything we've seen Jedi do with the light side of the force. In addition, there the lightsaber duels. Darth Maul is beaten by Obi-wan, but he ...


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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 not have Force in their skill portfolio (it comes with a better pay, but also high chances to be violently killed). You might slip through, especially if you ...


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Palpatine was using Force Stealth to hide his Force presence from the Jedi. From the linked Wookieepedia page: Force stealth also referred to as Force Concealment or Buried Presence was a power that was used by highly skilled Force-sensitives to mask their Force alignment (Light or Dark), their ability to use the Force, or even their entire presence from ...


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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 has absolutely nothing worth saying that Kylo Ren doesn't already know and taken into consideration. What is he going to say to change Kylo's mind? AFG: Ben, I ...


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Because it means a member of the military that he himself commands is... Stupid. There, I said it. We're talking about a 7ft tall maniac who can, merely by thinking about it, choke you from across the room without touching you. And that certainly wasn't Vader's first demonstration of such. Even if they thought he was a con, merely 20 years prior the entire ...


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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 simply someone that he didn't notice. His failing to maintain a stealthy approach could also lead to the others being put at graver risk, not to mention the sheer ...


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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 returned from the netherworld of the Force. 02:04:53 - Yoda: Your old master. 02:04:56 - Obi-Wan: Qui-Gon? 02:05:00 - Yoda: How to commune with him I ...


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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 achieve effects of the same magnitude but choose not to.


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Earlier in the film "He will join us or die." - Vader later "Join me." - Vader "NEVER!" - Luke "So...let my son be tortured to the breaking point by Sidious, or kill him...oh look, he's falling. Decision made." - Vader's thoughts "Eat pit, Jedi." - Vader


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It doesn't mean a wish that the force will be physically with you, it is an expression of hope that it will be on your side. It is essentially "Good luck."


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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 years to cultivate a relationship with Anakin. Anakin is desperate for help because of his prophetic dreams. He does go to the Jedi first, but Yoda is incredibly ...


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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 tutaminis was easy to master, no Jedi or Sith would ever die by lightsaber blade or blaster bolt. Of all the thousands of Jedi in the galaxy, Wookieepedia only ...


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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 and Baby Yoda) all, with the obvious exception of "the Child", have been active members of the Jedi order. This obviously doesn't preclude that a member of his ...


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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 we know about the Force tells us that an individual retaining their identity after death is impossible. YODA: Everything that we know, yes. But what ...


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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, earlier in the movie, "Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen.") However, combined with other statements that the Emperor makes, what he says to Luke strongly ...


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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 Legends, this philosophy was called the Living Force. This view stated that the Force was divided between light and dark, with no state in between. Those who try to ...


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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 familiarity that stood in sharp contrast to the commanding tone he had used with Hux. “I have never had a student with such promise—before you.” Ren straightened. “...


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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 hologram of Sidious and Dooku's asphyxiation were perfectly in-sync, which means Sidious' Force use propagated no slower than his hologrammatic self did. ...


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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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When he first looked for advice from Yoda about his vision, he did not hear what he wanted to hear. From Star Wars Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith Script YODA: Careful you must be when sensing the future, Anakin. The fear of loss is a path to the dark side. ANAKIN: I won't let these visions come true, Master Yoda. YODA: Death is a natural part of life. ...


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Yoda is referring to the first interpretation you offer. I admit, upon looking at the quote written down it is somewhat ambiguous, but in the context in which Yoda made that comment he was clearly referring to his inability to achieve immortality. The latter interpretation is only possible due to Yoda's strange speech pattern, not the intended inference.


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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 for the accomplishment of the greater good. The officially licensed "The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force" offers this advice to potential Jedi ...


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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 their way somewhat and would use their powers to unnecessarily show off. People often asked me why Yoda gets around with a walking stick when he can just use his ...


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Out-of-universe answer: Jar-Jar's war antics were clearly done for comic effect to entertain the kiddies. I think the Accidental Aiming Skills trope applies. In-universe: I don't see how we could come to any other conclusion; Jar-Jar must have innate Force-related abilities. Anakin's amazing luck in the fighter in Phantom Menace when he didn't know what ...


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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 you. Your feelings for them are strong. Especially for... sister. So, you have a twin sister. Your feelings have now betrayed her, too. Obi-Wan was wise to ...


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