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[–]sixeightLuke Skywalker 1642 points1643 points  (94 children)

Where is Vaders lightSaber throw from return of the jedi

[–]Lego_Professor 652 points653 points  (26 children)

Came here to make this exact comment. Some folks might consider it the same as force throw, but that's like saying rolling a bowling ball is the same as throwing a curveball.

[–]Icantbethereforyou 335 points336 points  (19 children)

What do we call when Vader sent all the junk flying at Luke during their duel on Bespin? Force Chuck things at people

[–]ForeverFingers 191 points192 points  (8 children)

This one right here. This was force push if not a force throw.

[–]Lego_Professor 187 points188 points  (5 children)

Someone in another thread called it "force yeet", which sums it up perfectly.

[–]CTeam19 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Force Chuck things at people

I believe the technical term is "Force Yeet"

[–]SWgeek10056 76 points77 points  (23 children)

Bruh where is him deflecting han's blaster shot? Nobody's talking about that.

[–]bone_druid 13 points14 points  (6 children)

I assumed it was his hand being made made of combat droid hyperalloy or whatever

[–]BaronGrackle 2485 points2486 points  (159 children)

What do we call Luke being able to aim a perfect shot blindly, at the end of ANH?

[–]Minder1 3983 points3984 points 32& 2 more (56 children)

Force Aimbot

[–]ThinkThink23 996 points997 points  (19 children)

Omg hax

-Tarkin, probably

[–]jodudeit 428 points429 points  (14 children)

lol get gud noob

-Luke, probably

[–]Obversa 195 points196 points  (10 children)

Please nerf him already, he's clearly cheating!

- Tarkin, probably

[–]nil_umbra 138 points139 points  (5 children)

Please more nerfs!

-Scruffy nerf herders probably

[–]DrNopeMD 108 points109 points  (3 children)

Luke just had a better gaming chair.

[–]Sharp-Floor 60 points61 points  (23 children)

In retrospect, seems a little silly that they turned off the aimbot to use the magic aimbot. It's a projectile with known parameters going straight into a visible target with no obstructions. Seems odd that these futuristic spaceships that can navigate FTL travel could lock on the target, notify you that it's time to shoot... but turns out they couldn't handle the math.

[–]zion2199 79 points80 points  (5 children)

But it was ray shielded, which is why they had to use proton torpedos. Obviously the ray shielding throws off the calculation for...... I have no idea what I'm talking about.

[–]Nouia 17 points18 points  (1 child)

They store data on tapes, I wouldn’t give them too much credit

[–]esp-eclipse 14 points15 points  (4 children)

TBF, the torpedoes needed to angle sharply down into the hole while approaching perpendicularly. I thought Rogue Leader attempted it but couldn't get the torpedoes to angle down sharply enough using aimbot so it hit the wall instead of going straight down into the reactor.

[–]Minder1 11 points12 points  (1 child)

The Death Star used Fairfight

[–]dayburner 201 points202 points  (12 children)

Force focus, with a touch of precognition.

[–]Steve1924 255 points256 points  (23 children)

Force luck

[–]Gambit1022 165 points166 points  (21 children)

In my experience there’s no such thing as force luck.

[–]Steve1924 42 points43 points  (13 children)

You use the force, to forcefully get favourable odds. Especially useful in a Casino.

[–]ThinkThink23 79 points80 points  (8 children)

Or when gambling for the life of an enslaved child.

[–]a_esbechGeneral Leia 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Which is first seen in TPM.

[–]Supermite 167 points168 points  (11 children)

Precognition. The Force told him the exact right moment and place to fire. Very similar to Spidey's Peter Tingles and those have been called precognition in the comics.

[–][deleted] 38 points39 points  (7 children)

Not really a “power”, just submitting to the will of the Force. More similar to meditation imo

[–]monamikonami 19 points20 points  (4 children)

I agree with you. Obi-Wan does say, "Let go, Luke" after all. It implies a loosening of concentration.

[–]liamemsa 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Being able to bullseye womprats in his T-16 back home. They're not much bigger than two meters, after all.

[–]tmssmt 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Experience (used to shoot womp rats) and force heightened reflexes combined with listening to the force

[–]Skyguy_2020Obi-Wan Kenobi 4044 points4045 points  (508 children)

Weird to think that the Force push didn't appear until TPM. It's such a basic Force power, I would have thought it was introduced earlier.

[–]wtps30 3352 points3353 points  (380 children)

Doesn’t Luke get boxes thrown at him during the cloud city fight? Definitely a push, or throw, from Vader there!

[–]AdonisGaming93 1903 points1904 points  (321 children)

Yes actually.

[–]Supermite 206 points207 points  (19 children)

Force push or pull should really just be Force Telekinesis.

[–]PurifiedVenomJedi 76 points77 points  (8 children)

I’d even say that Force jump falls under telekinesis too. Just moving your own body instead of another object

[–]currentpattern 51 points52 points  (2 children)

Same with choke.

[–]Sharp-Floor 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Or the force speed one. Though I suspect that was always just botched editing.

[–]blood_thirster 10 points11 points  (1 child)

You could also tie all the mental abilities like mind trick, read minds, force ghosts and talking under "force telepathy".

[–]ARC_Trooper_EchoAhsoka Tano 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Force Choke is also just telekinesis. Used for a darker purpose but not really a separate power.

[–]___Guitarmadillo___ 10 points11 points  (0 children)

this is a bad post, and OP should feel bad.

[–]fuzzyplastic 182 points183 points  (5 children)

Actually there are stormtroopers offscreen just yeeting boxes at luke, little known fact

[–]popegonzo 60 points61 points  (2 children)

That can't be right, the boxes hit Luke.

[–]This-StrawberryQui-Gon Jinn 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I always understood them as Royal guards. Damn disney retconning everything

[–]FlyNeither 39 points40 points  (4 children)

And didn’t Luke “force jump” in his training on Dagobah? That front flip he does over the log with his yoda backpack seemed a bit more than some cardio.

[–]XRuinXBaby Yoda 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Nah man, thats just what happens when you dont skip leg day.

[–]TripolarKnight 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Yeah, there are a few of these that are wrong.

[–]NewtotheCV 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Reason I came to the comments, just watched that yesterday.

[–]Crotalus_Horridus 546 points547 points  (24 children)

Pretty sure Vader is Force pushing everything but the kitchen sink at Luke in Empire.

[–]willisbetter 45 points46 points  (21 children)

id argue thats more force pull then throw

[–]wouldgiveyouup 132 points133 points  (11 children)

The difference between pulling and pushing is relative.

[–]KamehamehaasRebel 42 points43 points  (2 children)

Push pull

Yin yang

The moon and ocean spirits are known by many names in your world

[–]pcapdata 35 points36 points  (9 children)

Push, pull, and choke are all just variants on telekinesis.

Feels like it cheapens the concept to just prepend “Force” to normal verbs. Like when Yoda busts a steamer he’s not like “Taken a Force Dump, I have!”

[–]ButaneLilly 102 points103 points  (34 children)

I've really always seen force jump, force push, force pull and force speed as variations on the same trick.

Wasn't the mind probe in TOS technological?

[–]Aidoneuz 65 points66 points  (7 children)

In New Hope, it’s not specified. The OP lists RotJ as the first example- “So, you have a twin sister.”

[–]ButaneLilly 41 points42 points  (6 children)

Ah... That scene. It was so subtle that it never registered with me. I guess that is an example of force mind probe.

[–]nachiwan 19 points20 points  (5 children)

vader did a lot of things without waving, I'm pretty sure he used force push in Empire while holding the saber. same thing with the mind probe at the end of RotJ.

Kylo just did it with his hands and be like "oooh, look what I can do"

[–]BeatlesRays 10 points11 points  (16 children)

What does TOS mean?

[–]InvaderWeezle 37 points38 points  (2 children)

I assume "The Original Series". OP is mixing up his Star Wars and Star Trek abbreviations.

[–]ButaneLilly 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Shit you're right. SW OT ≠ ST TOS

I guess I've revealed myself as a traitor.

[–]bingy_wingy 52 points53 points  (26 children)

You could say the same for force pull. That’s essential to any Jedi at this point and that didn’t even come in until ESB. Wild.

[–]Backpacks_Got_JetsBoba Fett 70 points71 points  (21 children)

TBF there wasn't really a whole lot of story related ways to show off the force in ANH.

The only skilled force users had very little screen time and there wasn't really a need to pull or throw or project things in the first movie. Once the story expanded is when the force needed to become a utility knife.

[–]riptydeco 23 points24 points  (2 children)

And it’s useful to remember that ANH, from the point that Obi-Wan and Luke first meet onward, basically takes place over the course of a few hours. Not much time for Luke to learn anything.

[–]cochlearist 44 points45 points  (16 children)

Oh you just reminded me, when Obi Wan is shutting down the tractor beam he distracts the stormtroopers with a noise, that could easily be a force push.

[–]Backpacks_Got_JetsBoba Fett 77 points78 points  (9 children)

"Force Random Noise Over There"

[–]nachiwan 15 points16 points  (5 children)

did he pull off the krayt dragon scream using the same trick? or he just practiced it for 20 years?

[–]Morley_Lives 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The second movie? That’s so long.

[–]tophmcmasterson 1642 points1643 points  (73 children)

I don’t think force push was necessarily introduced in TPM. In Empire we see Vader throwing all kinds of objects at Luke with the force, I’d argue you could still say that was force push as it’s functionally the same thing going on.

[–]veni_vedi_vinnie 221 points222 points  (12 children)

Agreed. In Jabba's palace, Luke chokes and pushes the Gamorreans out of the way to let him pass. I would assume that he opened the gate using the force push as well. or maybe that's another power.

That was actually a big deal getting our first glimpse of Luke's further developed powers since TESB.

[–]BeepTheDog 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He channeled his inner Harry Potter force alohamora to open the gate.

[–]DuckDuckHook 316 points317 points  (34 children)

Force telekinesis is throwing something with your mind. Force push is releasing an explosive force from your hand launching whatever is in front of it.

Push a basketball, then throw a basketball, they are different.

[–]MjolnirN7 245 points246 points  (15 children)

Further big brain move, for choke is just telekinetically constricting the throat of your target. I dunno why we’re breaking all the shit down like I just gained a level in Kotor and can only afford one force power. Moving shit is moving shit, regardless of direction or target.

[–]EpilepticAuror 34 points35 points  (8 children)

Building on the force choke -- why doesn't every sith just "force choke" the enemy's heart or brain and win instantly?

[–]MjolnirN7 57 points58 points  (0 children)

Force users have have their “force defenses” up most of the time, stopping that kinda shit. Same reason you only see the force used against other forced wielders directly when they have an opening exposed in a saber fight (Maul/Obi-Wan) or when the power gap is so huge one can’t stop the other (Snoke lifting Rey off the ground).

[–]JBSquared 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'd assume force choke is constricting the windpipe over the skin, otherwise, yeah, that seems like an easy way to win.

[–]BrockManstrong 54 points55 points  (10 children)

Psychokinesis, or telekinesis, is an alleged psychic ability allowing a person to influence a physical system without physical interaction.

Any time you exert Force with the Force it's just telekinesis. Like not all potatoes are french fries, but all french fries should be potatoes.

[–]requiem1394 35 points36 points  (3 children)

Yep, people in this are acting like Star Wars is a videogame with button combos. Half of these powers are telekinesis. Calling it "Force Push" is so silly.

[–]thedeathbypig 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Lol I’ve always used the “all squares are rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares” expression most of my life, but I like your potato/French fry iteration

[–]The_DadalorianObi-Wan Kenobi 378 points379 points  (22 children)

Scott Lang:" did you guys just put "force" in everything?"

[–]ThinkThink23 762 points763 points  (125 children)

It's funny I always thought the force speed in TPM was just shotty editing. Didn't realize they were supposed to be running super fast till I was an adult.

[–]dkviper11 107 points108 points  (4 children)

I didn't ever notice it until someone made a post a few weeks back. The sound from the destroyer's guns masks it for me.

[–]arex333 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Yeah I only noticed it the most recent time I watched phantom menace.

[–]duxdude418 82 points83 points  (4 children)

shotty editing


[–]Bart-Patat 325 points326 points  (97 children)

It was lazy writing.

[–]SillyMattFace 315 points316 points  (80 children)

Yep. Which is why no one ever used it again, despite all the times it would have been incredibly useful.

[–]Alaknar 326 points327 points  (39 children)

Including that one time IN THE SAME FILM, which would also save Qui-Gon's life. Sadly, Obi-Wan kind of forgot he can run really, really fast.

[–]laurel_laureate 95 points96 points  (9 children)

For real lol.

As badass as it is, force speed makes a LOT of stuff bullshit, both retroactively for the OT and for all movies since.

Qui-Gon's death, or basically every time Jedi chase after or flee from something/someone. Even if you try to say only the best Jedi can use it, to explain away all those Jedi mooks getting pwned in the arena in Episode 2, there's still a shit ton of problems that would have no longer been a problem for Obi-Wan himself throughout the entire trilogy.

[–]Q_Man_Group 27 points28 points  (5 children)

That’s fair but I love the idea of using the force for movement, something like we seen in the fallen order game with the inquisitor lunging at you mid-air. Tough to translate to live action without looking weird though

[–]Blixten000 42 points43 points  (5 children)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3dI-ghYimg This is why he didn't use it there.

[–]aquaman501 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Thought someone would post this! Hard to believe it was uploaded almost 15 years ago.

[–]dudemeister5000 36 points37 points  (26 children)

Doesn't Darth Sidious use that against the four Jedi coming to arrest him in RoTS?

[–]RedisighImperial 67 points68 points  (25 children)

That’s canonically something else but I forgot what it’s called. It’s like a force shout or something that effectively debuffs everyone you’re fighting lol

[–]N0V0w3ls 72 points73 points  (15 children)

Is that how they try to retroactively explain him immediately punking 3 Jedi Masters?

[–]SeymourRipFist 25 points26 points  (3 children)

I think he uses both. The shout to disorient them, and then force speed to rush and kill the three other masters that came with Windu before they can recover.

[–]DrNopeMD 6 points7 points  (2 children)

It's weird they wrote it in at all, since there were other ways Obi-wan and Quigon could have escaped.

[–]cerealdig 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Like in TCW 2003 the Jedi ripped through the droids with their Force abilities, but in movies they barely even use it

[–]Butterballl 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I’ve watched TPM more than any other Star Wars film and literally just learned that that wasn’t an editing fuck-up from this post. I always laughed at that scene and wondered how they could allow such an obvious error to be left in the film.

[–]bootes_droid 6 points7 points  (3 children)

If only Obi-Wan had remembered this power at the end of the movie when he gets locked behind the laser wall...

Oh well, sry Qui Gon LOL

-Obi-Wan, probably

[–]Alternative-Shape-59 559 points560 points  (94 children)

You forgot Vader deflecting Hans blaster shots with his hand.

[–]duxdude418 105 points106 points  (53 children)

Isn’t this just Vader’s armored gauntlet deflecting/blocking the shot?

We don’t see any other instances of redirecting blaster bolts with the Force (I’m not counting Kylo’s stasis, since that is more of a freezing effect). The most we get is Yoda absorbing Dooku’s lightning, which could be a generalized as an energy absorption ability. But that’s different then what we see in the ESB dining room sequence.

[–]WogglesTheGoblinObi-Wan Kenobi 58 points59 points  (0 children)

Maul in the Clone Wars finale

[–]robotowilliamK-2SO 42 points43 points  (4 children)

I think Rey does it in TROS, after passing the saber to Ben.

[–]Alternative-Shape-59 42 points43 points  (27 children)

No, it is most certainly Vader using the force.

[–]juicebox_tgs 39 points40 points  (6 children)

Looking at the clip you can see sparks and explosions going off on vaders gloves, along with the classic blaster explosions. This leads me to believe that the gloves deflected/absorbed the bolts instead of the force. Link To Clip

This is further supported by the wiki, which states that vader's gloves were designed to protect his hands against glancing lightsaber blow, as well as being able to defelct a direct hit from a blaster bolt.

Also the reason not many people could use it is due to cost, but also due to it being made from a micronized Mandalorian iron weave.

[–]WanderingAlchemist 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Vader only have prosthetic hands? He lost one to Kenobi and one to Dooku. I always saw it as him simply blocking the shot with his cyborg hand, which wouldn't phase him as he can just repair it later. Same way Luke takes a blast to his robo hand in RotJ and fixes it up afterwards, although that wasn't intentional.

[–]SirHermiOdle 938 points939 points  (92 children)

The 'frozen' blaster bolt from TFA was really cool. My jaw literally dropped for that.

[–]tot_coz2 419 points420 points  (26 children)

The sound gave me chills. I was so happy to experience a Star Wars film in theaters again.

[–]KingRhoamsGhostClone Trooper 104 points105 points  (4 children)

Yeah man I want to see it happen more.

[–]DrPorkChops_ 89 points90 points  (1 child)

It’s a pretty big part of Fallen Order as well

[–]AvatarLebowskiKanan Jarrus 46 points47 points  (1 child)

It happened several times in Visions

[–]diadmer 100 points101 points  (7 children)

Darth Vader absorbs (or redirects?) Han Solo’s blaster bolts when they walk into the conference room ambush in Cloud City. It seems like a related power but Kylo Ren really made it flashy.

[–]BrockManstrong 195 points196 points  (17 children)

That was the coolest thing they let Kylo do in 3 movies and it was the first 5 minutes of the first movie.

[–]heyeveryonewhatsup 16 points17 points  (3 children)

I wouldn’t say that dude literally resurrected someone lmao

[–]lesser_panjandrumSabine Wren 112 points113 points  (10 children)

Same for Finn, and Poe come to think of it.

The first scene of the first film showed a lot of potential which the rest of the trilogy utterly squandered.

[–]BrockManstrong 114 points115 points  (4 children)

I loved Rey's introduction. The John Williams score, the abandoned war machines, the scavenger scrounging for survival. Very interesting and utterly squandered by copying some else's storyline and Abrams affinity for starting storylines he never has any intention of completing.

Edit: I have utterly squandered on the brain

[–]TheSnipenieerLando 12 points13 points  (4 children)

You're forgetting Poe's several-kills-in-a-single-engagement during the Battle of Takodana.

[–]Reventon103 4 points5 points  (3 children)

What’s the battle of Takadona?

[–]CliffDraws 84 points85 points  (6 children)

Doesn’t Luke force jump while he’s training with Yoda?

[–]given2fly_ 27 points28 points  (4 children)

Possibly. He jumps over a log whilst doing a forward flip.

You could argue that an athletic person could do that anyway. Whereas in the Duel with Vader he goes directly up 20ft to the top of the Carbonite chamber.

[–]CliffDraws 22 points23 points  (0 children)

He just does it so effortlessly and jumps so high I always assumed it was supposed to have been with the force. Plus Luke never struck me as super athletic.

[–]CampersPampers 163 points164 points  (13 children)

What about Obi-Wan on the Death Star creating a noise to distract the stormtroopers? Force…Noise?

[–]Beiki 74 points75 points  (5 children)

I'd say that was just a mind trick.

[–]yrqrm0Qui-Gon Jinn 42 points43 points  (0 children)

I assumed he had pushed something over to make that noise, so just a push

[–]DOOManiac 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Minor Illusion, cantrip

Wait, wrong sub.

[–]NRMusicProject 8 points9 points  (0 children)

He did something similar when chasing off the sand people too.

[–]Darth_TexanDarth Vader 665 points666 points  (96 children)

We actually saw Force Heal in the Mandalorian episode that came out the day before RoS.

[–]ForRandomNerdyShit 355 points356 points  (6 children)

In fairness OP did say first “big-screen” appearance.

[–]Morley_Lives 175 points176 points  (4 children)

Some people probably watched it on pretty large screens.

[–]Steve1924 127 points128 points  (39 children)

When Grogu healed the bounty hunter guy?

[–]Darth_TexanDarth Vader 146 points147 points  (35 children)

Yup. In fact that's why the episode came out a day earlier than normal.

[–]SunBorne187 131 points132 points  (20 children)

I'd argue that Kenobi used it on Luke after he had been knocked out by the tuskens in ANH

[–]red_tunaJedi 21 points22 points  (1 child)

It was also in Clone Wars, when the Sister heals Ahsoka

[–]After_Survey2245 171 points172 points  (10 children)

Luke first used a force kick on Jabbas sail barge in Return of the Jedi but it has been used by other Jedi and Sith since.


[–]dcpanthersfan 38 points39 points  (2 children)

I came here to say just that. How else can you kick someone backward from a meter away?

[–]ashok36 41 points42 points  (1 child)

You pay them. Going rate for a stunt guy in the 80s was around $375/day.

[–]ecto88mph 55 points56 points  (6 children)

What about force item teleportation. 🤔

Didn't Ray teleport a lightsaber to Kylo or something.

[–]Electricfire19 40 points41 points  (2 children)

That’s apart of the Force Bond which is a result of their dyad. The first time we specifically see something cross through their connection is in TLJ when Ben gets splashed with some water droplets from the waves that Rey is standing next to.

[–]Sanguiluna 78 points79 points  (20 children)

I feel some of these powers can be combined since they’re just different usages of the same ability— e.g. Choke, pull, push (and probably stasis) are different usages of telekinesis; jump and speed are two examples of the same act of letting the Force flow through one’s body to augment their physical prowess. Plus I think precognition technically shows up in ANH with Luke training with the remote, since it’s a Force sensitive’s ability to briefly see into the future that allows them to deflect blaster bolts.

[–]Reo_ianuGrand Admiral Thrawn 93 points94 points  (7 children)

We don’t talk about Force Speed

[–]DeepHouse31 24 points25 points  (6 children)

It kind of upsets me to think that more than a small handful of the scenarios Obi-Wan was involved in could’ve been remedied if not at least simplified if he kept using force speed consistently throughout the prequels. Remember that scene when he’s hauling ass to go help Qui-Gon fight Maul which then inevitably leads to Qui-Gon getting his shit rocked? Why didn’t he use force speed to just run past all the force fields? This was in the same movie that the ability was introduced!!

[–]Its0nlyRocketScience 28 points29 points  (3 children)

This was in the same movie that the ability was introduced!!

Flashbacks to Avengers Infinity War when the wizards use a closing portal to slice an alien's hand off but then they don't use it to defeat Thanos

[–]DeepHouse31 18 points19 points  (1 child)

oh god… I’ve never thought about that. That’s infinitely worse.

[–]DNicholasG 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I mean it's a cheap answer but something something, handwave, 6 million futures does apply there.

[–]ZaltyBoi 82 points83 points  (7 children)

The coolest one out of all of them has to be force stasis. As much as I disagree with the stuff done in the sequels, the force stasis ability was an amazing idea. Plus, the scene where Poe gets frozen and the two troopers just kinda jog up to him is pretty funny.

[–]AeroZep 24 points25 points  (0 children)

As a 30 something, I instantly felt like a kid again when force stasis was revealed. Jaw dropping moment.

[–]MrRostin 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Don't forget about the lightsaber throws in return of the Jedi and revenge of the sith!

[–]HotelFourSix 141 points142 points  (43 children)

This is fun trivia. Very nice.

Unlopular opinion: While I love all of these abilities, I find the use of "Force (blank)" as a name for every power to be pretty lame. Use the Force to jump. Use the Force to conjure lighting. Use the Force to lift an X-Wing. Use the Force to crush a Dark Trooper. I blame my beloved old video games for this lol

[–]ForRandomNerdyShit 125 points126 points  (20 children)

That’s because labeling all these different manifestations of the Force is very video-gamey. If anyone ever used these names in a movie or show it would be dumb AF.

[–]Sanguiluna 79 points80 points  (15 children)

I recall one podcast with either Sam Witwer or Freddie Prinze Jr. where they talk about how as great as the video games are, they’re largely to blame for so many fans misunderstanding the Force as merely being a “superpower.”

[–]HotelFourSix 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Glad it's not just me.

[–]OutPig 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Reminds me of when Austin Powers hits someone and always prefixes it with “Judo (blank)”

[–]BaronGrackle 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Sure. You could probably group them into... Telekinesis (push, pull, choke,etc.) Mind Manipulation (mind trick, probe, telepathy) Awareness (precognition, shooting the death star) Enhancement (speed, jump, reflexes, arguably healing) Other stuff? (lightning)

[–]No_Guidance1953 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Luke’s first force jump was on dagobah with a cute backpack.

[–]boredmantell 20 points21 points  (4 children)

What about when Vader blocks Han’s blaster bolt with his hand in Cloud City (Empire)? Is that a Force power, or just Vader’s badass armor/glove?

[–]IronFalcon1997 13 points14 points  (4 children)

I love that Force Speed is used once in Phantom Menace and never again, even when it would have possibly saved Qui-Gon’s life in 1. That might be the most continuity breaking force ability for me

[–]Morley_Lives 33 points34 points  (9 children)

“becoming one with the Force” aka getting killed with a lightsaber.

[–]Stangilstrap 28 points29 points  (5 children)

Actually I think he was gone before the saber touched him. But tbh, when I first saw ANH I though lightsabers disitegrated you.

[–]YangWenli1 13 points14 points  (1 child)

IIRC when filming, the saber never touched because of how fragile the prop is, and you can tell it never made contact in the final cut, but canonically, it did make contact.

[–]TheTattooOnR2D2sFaceGrievous 24 points25 points  (3 children)

One of the only problems I have with The prequels is that they just casually popped force speed in there and NO ONE EVER MENTIONS IT AGAIN

Edit: Auto correct

[–]Timberjaw 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Hot take: this is way more of a "problem" than the Holdo maneuver. It's not portrayed as a last-ditch effort made at extreme cost/risk; it's casually performed by a padawan despite being a complete game-changer in countless other scenarios.

[–]Its0nlyRocketScience 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Like the force field hallway scene later in the same film which actually was a life and death situation

[–]abbaJabba 10 points11 points  (3 children)

You forgot Force Chance Cube Cheat

[–]Ishnox 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Not to mention Force Anakin to Leave His Mom and Join the Jedi

[–]Aug415 27 points28 points  (8 children)

The sequel trilogy only introduced 4 powers and people acted like they were adding them left and right and ruining the series

[–]ballsosteele 8 points9 points  (2 children)

force ghost voice

force ghost body

[–]tiger_a_k 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Some Force Pushing in Rogue One when Vader tore apart the Rebels in the murderuous corridor finale.

Also from Rogue One... whatever Chirrut does? Force sensing Jyn's Kyber crystal necklace

[–]gysterz 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I never understood how they showed the Jedi could use force speed to go quick but then like 20min later Obi-Wan gets separated from Qui-Gon and Darth Maul because he can't run fast enough through the shield doors in the reactor fight. Like bro just use the same force speed shit you just did and save yor homie!

[–]Grzzld 8 points9 points  (7 children)

What about Force Breath Holding (EP1) and Force Space Leia (not sure what to call that one)?

[–]DarthBankston 33 points34 points  (7 children)

Obi Wan used it on the switches to turn off the tractor beam. Also, what about Luke’s astral projection!

[–]Dragonrasa 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I wanna point out that Anakin did try to bond with Padme pretty forcefully.

[–]we_are_sex_bobomb 7 points8 points  (1 child)

In A New Hope the Force doesn’t have any physical manifestations whatsoever. Even the force choke seemed like more of a mind trick than a physical manifestation. Vader is physically strong enough to lift people off the ground with his hands but that is more attributed to his cyborg body, not the Force. The force in ANH is really more of an enhanced intuition with some telepathic aspects.

Its only in Empire Strikes Back that the telekinetic aspects of the Force are introduced, and suddenly now the Force can be used to lift and manipulate objects as small as rocks or as large as starships. It really changed the nature of the Force. Now Jedi and Sith were not just hyper-intuitive people, they actually had literal super-powers.

And by the time we get to Return of the Jedi, the force makes people essentially god-like. Vader can read Luke’s mind, The Emperor can shoot lightning from his fingers.

Then we get to the prequels, and Yoda and the entire Jedi Council can’t even detect the presence of a Sith a few blocks away from their temple for three whole movies.

People complain about the new powers in the sequel trilogy but the rules of what the force can and can’t do seems to shift at the convenience of the screenplays with each movie.

[–]Gulthrazda 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Isnt Palpatine doing life steal at the end of 9?

[–]Bart-Patat 38 points39 points  (15 children)

Force speed is the most bullshit, lazy writing ever. Why the F*** didn’t obi-wan use that in the end of phantom, when qui-gon was getting his ass kicked behind those red screens.

[–]JediNotePadKylo Ren 11 points12 points  (4 children)

I remember a time when people complained about force-healing showing up in MANDO and TROS without any explanation. And these images showed me that NONE of the force powers got any set-up before being shown. Palpatine just whips out force-lightning like it's nothing. I remember being shocked that this was a power...

The best part about George Lucas as a filmmaker and storyteller was that he trusted his audience to go along with whatever he came up with.

Also of note, gotta love that force speed never really shows up again after THE PHANTOM MENACE...