Jeremy hopes the Force is with him as he pursues a forensics career in the swamps of Louisiana.
Star Wars and the Force
Who doesn't love Star Wars? If you want an epic Sci-Fi adventure with drama, romance, and adventure, no other saga can compare. As you may know, the series features Jedi and Sith, people who access a mystical energy field called the "Force." With it, we see them perform incredible feats, listed in the table below.
But those are only a few of the amazing things the Force can do. We're about to look at several rare and bizarre Force Powers. How many have you heard of before?
Commonly Seen Force Powers
Force Push/ Force Pull
Telekinetically move an object toward or away from you.
Luke Skywalker summons his lightsaber in Episode 5.
Increase speed of motion dramatically.
Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan escaping from droids in Episode 1.
Implant an idea into a weak-willed target.
Obi-Wan, in Episode 4, convinces a stormtrooper "These aren't the droids you're looking for."
1. Breath Control
Sadly this doesn't combat morning breath, an evil even Jedi can't eliminate. Rather, our first rare Force skill allows users to go for extended periods of time without breathing. Typically used by Light Side-advocating Jedi, Breath Control manipulates and extends the air inside one's own body, allowing them to proceed unharmed through underwater environments, toxic gases, and thin atmospheres.
Masters of this power can go for days without breathing, though most users only use it for a few minutes or hours at a time. Notable practitioners include Kreia, Jaina Solo, and Luke Skywalker.
2. Deadly Sight
Deadly Sight sounds a bit silly, but is very dangerous. It stems from the Dark Side, so only Sith utilizes it. This maneuver involves infusing one's eyes with searing energy, burning any victims the user looks at.
A power that only a few Sith have demonstrated, Deadly Sight exhausts the user, so it's uncommonly used. Still, in the right circumstances, it can prove a valuable tool.
3. Force Meld
Force Meld, a power from the Light Side, unites several Jedi minds, allowing each individual to draw power from the other. Similar but different from Battle Mediation, movements are coordinated, strategies are shared, and warnings spread instantly with this ability.
However, it proves risky; if any single participant suffers damage, the pain is felt by all. Ancient Jedi utilized the technique, as do Han and Leia's three children, Anakin, Jacen, and Jaina Solo.
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4. Force Travel
Even riskier than Force Meld is Force Travel, a power that seeped in the Dark Side. Creating a rift in dimensional space, users can instantly transfer themselves to a different location. The power is considered dark because it rips apart the natural laws of nature and tears the Force asunder.
If done correctly, it can be the best locomotion possible, but even Sith fear using it. The slightest error in timing or the most inconsequential execution could cause spontaneous dismemberment, so you won't see it commonly used, even in emergencies.
In my opinion, one of the coolest Force techniques. Both Jedi and Sith can learn this move, which allows users to focus on and analyze an object or being. Then, using the Force, weaknesses in the structure are determined, and with one Force-infused strike (usually made with the palm), the object crumbles.
Even incredibly durable materials, such as blast doors and Mandalorian armor, have instantly collapsed when struck with Shatterpoint. It requires intense concentration, and has been demonstrated only by powerful Jedi or Sith, like Luke Skywalker, Jaina Solo, Darth Caedus, and Mace Windu.
6. Wall Of Light
Our last power involves several Jedi combining their abilities to create destructive Light Side energy. This energy serves multiple purposes. First, it could purge a Dark Side-infected area, cleansing it to its normal state. Second, it could sever the connection between an individual and the Force.
Ancient Jedi sometimes elected to render Sith helpless, rather than kill them, by using Wall Of Light to banish the Sith's power. However, this causes extreme agony, and has a chance of annihilating the target, so most Jedi try to avoid it.
The Future of the Force
With positive reception to The Force Awakens and Rogue One, Star Wars looks to be around for many more generations, and we'll undoubtedly see more amazing Force powers soon.
Feel free to vote for your favorite, and I'll see you at our next countdown!
Michael on April 05, 2017:
Love the list. My favorite of all time though is the thought bomb.
Jeremy Gill (author) from Louisiana on March 05, 2015:
Miran Shuleta on March 05, 2015:
Awesome list, never knew about most of these.