Star Wars is better known for its Jedis and Siths. The way these warrior monks use the life force of the galaxy to achieve feats not even remotely possible and attain god-like legendary status. But the Force powers a Jedi possesses are not just limited to pushing and pulling. Presenting 10 most incredible uses of the Force abilities that a Jedi can use in Combat…
The Legends expanded universe introduced the world to the warrior monks of Aing Tii. They live in a different star system, far from the reaches of the Republic and the Empire. They left their planets using organic starships and advanced weaponry travelling through the galaxy. Their homeworld is in Kathol rift.
Their view of the force does not encompass light and dark sides. They view force as a rainbow and they can use it to teleport entire spaceships across vast distances.
9. Flow Walking
The Force Flow walking is another tenet of the Aing Tii monks’ teachings. It allows one to travel and watch past, present and future events all at once. This is not only a great way to gather intel but also a sinister method to force another unwilling person to look into the past and change his perception of it.
The method has been used before to turn a Jedi into a Sith. Darth Caedus had this to say about the nature of flow walking: “When you drop a pebble into a river, what happens? There’s a splash, and then the splash disappears. The splash is real, but the river doesn’t change. It continues on just the same.”
It is a complex phenomenon that can only be understood by someone who possesses great focus and concentration. This force ability allows a Force user to identify the weakest link in a physical structure. It can also be used to identify shatterpoints in the time stream – specific events that could change the future drastically.
The shatterpoints can then be exploited to gravely affect one’s destiny. Luke Skywalker used it to detect the weak points in Death Star. Mace Windu, the Master of Jedi’s High Council once famously said about shatterpoints: “I sometimes can see the weak places in an opponent—shatterpoints where the unbreakable can be broken. They can occur in individuals…and in events.” The popular actor Samuel L. Jackson played the character in the Star Wars franchise.
7. Force Storms
Only the Dark Side users can better control this ability. Emperor Palpatine has used this ability in the comic books to create powerful force generated storms that swallow entire ships and devastate entire planets. He said: “With this knowledge, I can unleash the dark side energies that swirl invisibly around us, even to shatter the fabric of space itself. In this way, I have created storms.”
Force Storms are called planet killers. But they are deceptively hard to control and direct. Palpatine was himself killed when one of his own force storms went loco. It is a highly volatile force which can create massive tremors capable of displacing people across vast distances. It literally allows a Force user to create hyperspace wormholes.
Malacia has Force influenced nausea. A force user can affect the inner ear with this ability, thus the opponent loses balance and becomes unconscious.
Because of it’s non-lethal and delicate nature, it was considered a Jedi technique. Oppo Rancisis used it to great effect in the Clone Wars couple with his battle meditation technique.
Here is an excerpt from Oppo Rancisis (Jedi Master) from Star Wars:
“Imagine a sentry guarding a post that you must bypass. The sentry may be standing still, but his mind is alert and his systems are functioning. Everything is in motion. Blood flows, muscles tense, food is digested, and atmospheric gases are inhaled and exhaled. All that motion is enough to make him dizzy and queasy, and by focusing on that flow of blood, you can make that happen. The sentry will be so overwhelmed that he will be disabled, yet will suffer no permanent side effects.”
5. One with the Force
Force Oneness can only be achieved by the greatest users of the Force. Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and Anakin Skywalker have all achieved it. Anakin has achieved it twice. Once during a battle with General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi was aboard Invisible Hand with Anakin, he achieved Force oneness such that everything around him was part of him and the force, flowed through him and allowed him to communicate at the sub-conscious level.
One time he made a hyperspace jump using this technique. Kylo Ren’s comic counterpart Jacen Solo once used it to save an entire galaxy single-handedly.
4. Force Phase
This technique allows the user to walk through walls and other solid objects and thus does resemble to magic the most.
In the legends universe, only two have ever used it successfully – the Dark woman that delivered Jedi Ki-Adi-Mundi to the Order and Luke Skywalker’s young Padawan who used it to escape the Mandalorians.
3. Force Sight
Force Sight allows one to see the world via the Force. One won’t see what a guy normally sees. Force Sight allows a person to envision the world with respect to their connections with the force. It is also known as Force Seeing or Combat Sense. The trained users can have their sights amplified which will allow them to dispel force binding and controlling powers over them.
This is superior to regular vision as it encompasses 360-degree vision and the user can see in total darkness. Rogue One’s Chirrut is one notable user. Here’s what Kreia said about Force Sight: “When one relies on sight to perceive the world, it is like trying to stare at the galaxy through a crack in the door.”
2. Force Drain
This ability allows the Force user to drain only a small amount of life force when used in small amounts. In massive dosages, it can end up killing the target and making the user twice as powerful.
This Sith ability is addictive and has given rise to powerful users of the Force. Sith Emperor Vitiate, in Legends canon, used it to devour multiple planets and grow to be the most powerful Sith to ever live. Darth Traya or popularly known as Kreia explained Force Drain eloquently:
“It is a technique that is almost as old as the Sith themselves…it is a means of severing connections between life, the Force, and feeding upon the death it causes. It cannot be taught…it can only be gained through instinct, through experiencing its effects, first-hand. As much as one may use the Force to bolster the wills and strengths of others, the reverse is possible, though not often used. Instead of sending one’s will through connections in the Force, instead, such connections are drawn upon, fed upon, and drained completely.”
1. Force Sever
This technique is a double-edged sword. It was first used by Force User Nomi Sunrider while under Force based torture to completely cut herself off from the Force. It was also used by the Jedi Exile in Knights of the Old Republic to stop the pain caused by the Force Ripple when Malachor V went down.
But repeated uses can tear the very fabric of the Force. This wound could then be exploited by the Dark Side to corrupt the Light Side of the Force.