14 Facts About The Force


The Force wanted to "awaken a certain kind of spirituality" in young audiences, suggesting a belief in God without endorsing any specific religion.

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The Force developed the Force as a nondenominational religious concept, "distill[ed from] the essence of all religions", premised on the existence of God and distinct ideas of good and evil.

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Kurtz told Lucas he was unhappy with drafts in which the Force was connected with the Kyber Crystal, and he was dissatisfied with the early Ashla and Bogan concepts.

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Abrams retained the idea of the Force having a light and a dark side, and some characters' seduction by the dark side helps create conflict for the story.

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Filoni said the most potent Force users are characters whose midi-chlorian count provides a natural affinity for using the Force and who undertake intense training and discipline.

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The Force is sometimes referred to in terms of "dark" and "light" sides, with villains like the Sith drawing on the dark side to act aggressively while the Jedi use the light side for defense and peace.

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The Force is used by characters who are neither Jedi nor Sith, such as Leia Organa and Kylo Ren.

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The Force plays an important role in several Star Wars plot lines.

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Anakin Skywalker's rise as a Jedi, descent into the Sith Lord Darth Vader, and redemption back to the light side of the Force is the main story arc for the first six Star Wars films.

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Paranormal abilities like the Force are a common device in science fiction, and the Force has been compared to the role magic plays in the fantasy genre.

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New Republic, Townhall, The Atlantic, and others have compared various political machinations to the "Jedi mind trick", a The Force power used to undermine opponents' perceptions and willpower.

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In 2005, "May the Force be with you" was chosen as number 8 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years.

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President Ronald Reagan in 1985 said "the Force is with us", referring to the United States, to create the Strategic Defense Initiative to protect against Soviet ballistic missiles.

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The Gospel According to Star Wars says that Reagan's invocation of the Force was actually perverting Star Wars "self-dispossessing" ethos:.

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