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- "We don't really want to see the Jedi rise from their graves, do we? The first band was troublesome enough. I won't have our descendants bowing to his, ruled by an oligarchy of spoon benders and readers of auras."
- ―Ta'a Chume
Spoonbender (sometimes spelled as spoon bender) was a derogatory term used to describe a Jedi Knight during the Clone Wars. The expression referred to the ability of a Jedi to telekinetically bend an eating utensil. Such casual use of the Force was frowned upon by the Jedi.
Many years after the Clone Wars, Ta'a Chume, Queen Mother of the Hapes Consortium, would still refer to Force-sensitive individuals as "spoon benders" and "readers of aura". Like many Hapans, she nurtured a strong anti-Jedi sentiment, whence the use of derogatory terms.
Behind the scenesEdit
The name "spoonbender" mirrors the real-life claim of certain "psychics", who report being able to bend objects without physical force.