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Telekinesis was a commonly applied Force power

"Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him."
"You mean it controls your actions?"
"Partially. But it also obeys your commands."
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker[src]

A Force power[1] was, generally speaking, any ability that could be used by a Force-sensitive individual using the power of the Force. Some such abilities, such as enhanced reflexes and minor acts of precognition, could be accessed without conscious application. Others, such as telekinesis or a mind trick, required acts of will, though with training could be made to seem effortless. In certain cases, attempting to act consciously could actually hinder one's ability to draw upon the Force. Some abilities could only be accessed by those aligned with the light side of the Force, while still others were open only to those who practiced the dark side.

General abilitiesEdit

"The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force."
―Darth Vader regarding the power of the Force.[src]

Obi-Wan Kenobi uses a mind trick.

A wide variety of abilities were open to those who were able to use the power of the Force. One such ability commonly used was telekinesis, the ability to move or manipulate objects using only an application of the Force.[2] Another well-known ability was the mind trick, a power that could be applied to actually influence the thoughts of another individual, often to the user's advantage.[3] Force visions were a powerful and mysterious ability that sometimes occurred without conscious application in sleep, though such visions were not always reliable. Force users were also able to, both consciously and inherently through their connection to the force, augment their own natural athleticism, allowing for speed, coordination and acrobatic maneuvers beyond natural limits. [4]

Light side abilitiesEdit


The spirits of Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

"All energy from the Living Force, from all things that have ever lived, feeds into the cosmic Force, binding everything and communicating to us through the midi-chlorians. Because of this, I can speak to you now."
―The spirit of Qui-Gon Jinn, communing with Yoda[src]

The ability to retain consciousness as Force spirit after death was a rare Force power known only to certain orders such as the Force Priestesses and a select few Jedi. Use of this ability required special training, but one who mastered could continue to have influence in the realm of the living even upon the death of their physical body.[5]

Dark side abilitiesEdit


Force lighting was an advanced dark side Force power.

"The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural."
Sheev Palpatine[src]

Users of the dark side of the Force, such as the Sith, drew upon feelings of hatred and anger, as well as thoughts of greater power, to make use of abilities not practiced by those such as the Jedi. One such ability was Force lightning,[source?] the ability to cast lightning from the tips of one's fingers that had the power to disfigure and destroy.[6] Darth Plagueis was a powerful Sith Lord so skilled in the dark side of the Force that he was able manipulate midi-chlorians to create life itself.[4]


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