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Do all Jedi turn into ghosts? I know that Yoda said that they have to learn the way Qui-Gon Jinn did to become imortal. Something about the Whills of something. But Anakin Skywalker becomes one after he dies. I don't think he knew about the Whills stuff. So, do any of you know the answer?
Anzati02 23:56, 9 June 2007 (UTC)
No. As for Anakin, he was born by the Force, and when he died, automatically became a Force ghost. He was already one with the Force (by being born of it), when he died. Chack Jadson 00:01, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
AFAIK that is just a fan theory. Another perfectly valid one is that he was thaught the technique by the ghosts of Obi and Yoda at some point, maybe even right before or after death. He was less secure in his faith in the dark side and the Empire in RotJ than he was in ESB. It wouldn't surprise me if he had a ghost whispering in his ear during the time leading up to his confrontation with Luke, leading him to act like he did. DarthMRN 00:29, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
According to George Lucas, the official explanation is pretty close to what DarthMRN is saying. Anakin accomplished the first half of the trick by dying selflessly, sacrificing himself for his son. Next, his newly-departed spirit was "caught" by Yoda and Obi-Wan before fading into oblivion and given a "crash course" in learning to preserve his consciousness in the Force, which apparently worked.220.127.116.11 00:52, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
And if you want the OOU explanation: Traditionally, it was assumed that all Jedi faded, based on Ben and Yoda in the original films, which is why they do so in Tales of the Jedi, or for that matter, the Ysanna in Dark Empire, just like it was assumed that darksiders exploded in blue energy like Palpatine in RotJ. But thanks to "Evil" Lucas, this is no longer true, and the guys at LFL are probably busy ret-conning it. Commander Daal 10:00, 11 June 2007 (UTC)