Wikia

Wookieepedia

Magic

Talk6
113,039pages on
this wiki
Tab-canon-black   Tab-legends-white  
Morag and Umwak

Umwak the Dulok shaman and Morag the Tulgah witch.

"It's not the Force, it's magic!"
Adler Roty[src]

Magic was a catch-all term referring to any of a number of supernatural techniques or occult teachings outside of conventional Force powers. It was thought that magic allowed to manipulate aspects of the reality in order to influence events.

OverviewEdit

"Magic is an art of patience. The study of the natural ways involves many years of the strictest devotion. Terrible things can happen to a young wizard who foolishly misuses his knowledge."
Logray to Teebo[src]

The exact nature of magic remains in dispute among philosophers, as does its relationship to the Force proper. It is possible that all "magic" traditions were simply different methods of accessing the same Force, or were emanations of different aspects of it. More so than the Force, magic potency could be trapped in artifacts or locations—but again, this may be just due to different methods of accessing and using the Force.

The term was also sometimes mistakenly used by primitives or less-informed people to refer to the Force powers of mainstream Jedi and Sith, who were likely to be called "wizards" and their abilities attributed to "magic." The Rakata for example referred to Revan's powers as magic, much to the dismay of Revan, who tried to explain the difference to them. Han Solo also referred to Obi-Wan Kenobi's powers as "magic."

Derivatives of the word "magic" and words such as "witch" are terms describing dark side users or powers (Witches of Dathomir, Sith magic, Sith alchemy, Morag identified as "Witch," Emperor's Mage) which had almost exclusively negative connotations.

Finally, it referred to the non-supernatural stage trickery of entertainers like Wim Magwit.

Behind the scenesEdit

The exclusive use of real-life occult terms (witch, mage, prophet, warlock, alchemy, cult) to refer to Sith organizations or entities creates a parallel between an orthodox religion (the Jedi) and a cult (the dark side).

In Star Wars roleplaying games, Force powers have the role of magic spells of traditional fantasy RPGs. The Force repository is also comparable to the "mana pool" of fantasy games.

A connection of fantasy magic and the Force has been "attempted" during an April Fools' joke which wanted the midi-chlorians originate from the "planet Andowyne," the fantasy world of Willow.

See alsoEdit

AppearancesEdit

Non-canon appearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

I find your lack of faith disturbing

I find your lack of sources disturbing.

This article needs to be provided with more sources and/or appearances to conform to a higher standard of article quality.

In other languages

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki