- "My children and I can manipulate the Force like no other."
- ―The Father, the patriarch of a family of Force wielders
Force wielders, or Force-wielders, were an enigmatic sentient species of highly Force-sensitive beings with no fixed form. The Force wielders were known for their affinity to the Force and it was believed they were god-like beings. The Force wielders were capable of using the life force around themselves to take on both humanoid and creature forms at-will, including impersonating the form of other individuals, living or dead.
A family of Force wielders, collectively known as the Ones and the Mortis gods, took sanctuary on the realm-world of Mortis, which some believed was where the Force itself originated from, where they lived as anchorites. The three familial beings—the Father, the Daughter, and the Son—withdrew from the temporal realm when their power threatened to disrupt the galaxy. The Father acted as the balance between the Daughter and Son, who embodied the light and dark sides of the Force, respectively. The siblings were immortal, although only as long as the Father remained alive.
Despite little knowledge remaining of the existence of the powerful Force wielder beings, the Father believed that the Sith sought to exploit his family's power for their own benefit. The Father also believed that if the Son, who had fully given into the dark side during Anakin Skywalker's mission to Mortis, was allowed to leave Mortis, he would bring doom across the galaxy and the universe itself.
Prior to the Clone Wars, the Father realized that he was dying. When the Father learned that the Chosen One had been found, he knew that only the Chosen One could maintain the balance between his Dark side-aligned Son and Light side-aligned Daughter. Thus in the second year of the Clone Wars, A transmission was sent out using a 2,000 year old Jedi distress code and was received by Admiral Nils Tenant in the Chrelythiumn system. The Jedi High Council then sent Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and his apprentice, Ahsoka Tano to investigate; upon their arrival, they were pulled towards the mysterious Mortis monolith. This transported them to the planet of Mortis where they met the Ones.
There, Skywalker met with the Father at his monastery. There, Skywalker was confronted by the Son, who had taken on the form of Skywalker's late mother, Shmi. After Skywalker saw through the deception, he confronted the Father, who demonstrated his powers by handling the end of Skywalker's lightsaber. The Father then told Skywalker of his belief that the Chosen One was him. The Father then decided to test him by having the Son and Daughter kill Kenobi and Ahsoka. Skywalker then proved himself the Chosen by controlling the Son and Daughter and force them to let Kenobi and Ahsoka go. The Father then told Skywalker that he was dying and that he must replace him. However, Skywalker refused and attempted to leave Mortis.
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Overlords" (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Altar of Mortis"
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ghosts of Mortis"
- Star Wars Rebels – "Wolves and a Door" (Depicted on a mural)
- Star Wars Rebels – "A World Between Worlds" (Depicted on a mural)
- Ultimate Star Wars
- Darth Vader: Sith Lord
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
- (Slide 8) (Depicted on stone)
- Star Wars Encyclopedia of Starfighters and Other Vehicles
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Overlords"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1
- ↑ 4.0 4.1
- ↑ 5.0 5.1
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Ultimate Star Wars
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Altar of Mortis"
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Ghosts of Mortis"
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "Wolves and a Door"
- ↑ Star Wars Rebels – "A World Between Worlds"
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas