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A Force-sensitive
"You've taken your first step into a larger world."
Obi-Wan Kenobi to Luke Skywalker

A Force-sensitive was a being who was highly attuned to the flow of the Force. Force-sensitives could, with training, learn to sense and manipulate the Force.

The Jedi Order took Force-sensitive children at a young age to start training them to become Jedi. A notable exception to this was Anakin Skywalker who was taken to be trained when he was just under 10 years old. A midi-chlorian count through certain tests could determine how strong in the Force one was.

Trained Jedi could sense high levels of the Force in persons. The presence of Force-sensitives in a vicinity could also be sensed. For more accuracy, they performed midi-chlorian counts to detect Force-sensitivity in candidates. There were also several other testing technologies developed to hunt Force-sensitives during the Great Jedi Purge.

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Species and objects

Species with high number of Force-sensitives included Humans, Ithorians, Twi'leks, Zabraks, and even the rare and mysterious Duinuogwuins. Species producing low number of Force-sensitives included the Wookiees and Caamasi. The Neti, Red Sith and Miraluka were entirely composed of Force-sensitives. Gotals may all have possessed the ability to sense the Force, although they had little practical use for it. Felucians, as a species, were all Force-sensitive, but none were known to have become Jedi.

A creature (or object) did not necessarily need to be sentient to be able to possess Force sensitivity. Qui-Gon Jinn once gave Obi-Wan a stone from his homeworld's "River of Light" and it by unknown means appeared to be Force-sensitive as speculated by Obi-Wan.

Creatures such as the Vornskr and Ysalamiri of the planet Myrkr were other examples of non-sentient creatures who were considered Force-sensitive. An ancient mynock species was even rumored to have established a Force-sensitive run civilization relying on dark side energy.

Certain species, such Khommites and the Humans of Jabiim, openly feared or detested those who could be touched by the Force. This was especially true of the Yuuzhan Vong, who not only could not feel the Force, but were entirely unaffected by it. The Rakata had lost their sensitivity since the days of the Infinite Empire but held experiments to rekindle it in subsequent generations.

Origins

People could have been Force Sensitive by three known means. Either they inherited it by an also Force-sensitive family member (which was often the case), acquired the sensitivity through random mutation or evolution, or, in rare cases, one could have been artificially imbued with sensitivity with the Force. Darth Plagueis, a master of midi-chlorian manipulation, lived during the century leading up to the Battle of Naboo. Obsessed with eternal life, Plagueis experimented with ways to cheat death and create new life from the midi-chlorians.

Plagueis' experiments in creating life may have succeeded. It was speculated that Plagueis initiated his plans before dying, and according to the Sith Lords, it was Plagueis who influenced the midi-chlorians to conceive Anakin Skywalker.[1] Such was the case of the Reborn and Sith Cultist. Latent Force-sensitivity could have also been artificially activated or magnified; some members of Palpatine's Dark Side Elite benefited from this process.

Abilities of Force-sensitives

"With that kind of luck they don't need any skill"
―Zu Pike about Luke Skywalker and company.

The Force, being far more powerful than any machine in the galaxy, had the ability to be used as a weapon by the Sith, or as a tool by the Jedi. In either case, the Force gave Force-sensitives the ability to perform actions that would have otherwise been considered impossible. For instance, Jedi Master Yoda had the ability, even at over 800 years old, to use the lightsaber combat form of Ataru, demanding incredible acrobatics and speed. This was in no small part due to his amazing power in the Force. Some Force powers included healing, psychokinesis, increased physical abilities, foresight, and various offensive techniques, such as the notorious Force lightning.

Force-sensitives were considered to have an unusual amount of luck, lucky guesses, and correct decisions; this was how droids could recognize Force-sensitives and enlist them for the New Jedi Order. Most untrained Force-sensitives still had raw Force associated talents, such as improved reaction time, physical strength, an affinity to animals, weather or certain other aspects of the Force. For example, due to his raw Force abilities, Anakin Skywalker was an accomplished pilot at the age of ten, despite a complete lack of formal training. Another example was Galen Marek who, at an even younger age, was able to pull Darth Vader's lightsaber out of his hand with telekinesis, without any Force training.

It was commonly considered near impossible to wield a lightsaber without a sense of the Force, This was, however, an exaggeration, as non-sensitives had successfully utilized lightsabers on numerous occasions. It did, however, require Force sensitivity (and except in rare cases such as Jaden Korr, some degree of training) to successfully build one, and a Force-user generally would have been a more accomplished combatant.

Some Force-sensitives such as Streen were known to have drastic side effects for possessing Force sensitivity, although not having the knowledge to properly control it.

Force-sensitives throughout history

In the Old Republic era, Force-sensitives were typically discovered by the Jedi at a young age and enlisted for training as Jedi. Individuals discovered late enough to have developed family ties and friendships with others were not generally trained; an example of this was Alexi Garyn. This rule originated after the Exar Kun War but was not strictly enforced until after the Ruusan Reformation.

The Jedi Exile had a gift of attracting Force Sensitives towards her, such as Atton Rand, Mical, and Mira.

Qui-Gon Jinn discovered Anakin Skywalker through his prowess at Podracing. Anakin himself once believed as a boy that he had a "string of lucky guesses," when actually these guesses were early indicators of the Force. His mother Shmi Skywalker noticed these anomalies in her son as well, and described Anakin Skywalker as "special." Indeed he was, for Skywalker had no biological father.

Other potential Jedi had been discovered in roughly the same way - when there seemed to be an unusual amount of luck associated with an individual; in fact, when Luke Skywalker was looking for candidates for his Jedi Academy (later Jedi Praxeum) he told the droids R2-D2 and C-3PO to search for people with an unnatural amount of luck.

During the time of the Galactic Empire, Force-sensitives were known to be taken in to be trained as Inquisitors, Emperor's Hands, or otherwise. Most Force-sensitives discovered by the Empire however, were killed due to three possible factors: the threat of other powerful Force wielders was a fear of Palpatine's and as such most were simply eliminated on sight, discovered alien Force-sensitives were likely killed upon discovery as Human High Culture would suggest, or some were eliminated due to lack of sufficient power during vigorous "tests" performed by Imperials.

Force-user

The terms Force-user and Force-sensitive were distinct in meaning. Force-sensitive denoted anyone with Force power, latent or active, while being called a Force-user implied that the individual had at least some understanding and control of their abilities and was able to use them to accomplish specific tasks. The latter was also used in a more specific sense as a general term for Force-trained individuals who did not belong to any of the two major Force traditions, the Jedi and the Sith. Another term for Force-user was Force Adept, for dark-siders sometimes Dark Side Adept (not to be confused with the Imperial title and organization proper).

Detecting the Force

The main form of detecting the Force through midi-chlorian count was lost to the Jedi because of the Empire's destruction of documents and the Great Jedi Purge. The head of the New Jedi Order, Luke Skywalker, discovered a different way to reveal Force-sensitivity. In Leia's quarters in the abandoned Emperor Palpatine's Imperial Palace on Coruscant, Luke and Leia Organa Solo were doing some tests on the inner defenses of her brain. Luke was using the Force to access certain areas of the brain; as he accessed an area in the very back of the brain, he was rebuffed. They confirmed this to be a natural reflex of the Force-sensitive.

During the rebuilding of Coruscant after it was claimed by the New Republic, Wedge Antilles and the team he was leading discovered a chamber of Jedi-related artifacts possibly concealed by Emperor Palpatine. Items found there included a type of scanning device that could detect an aura of the Force around a person. R2-D2 was equipped with this scanner to aid Lando Calrissian in searching for Force-sensitives to join Luke's new Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4.

At some point in the future, the New Jedi Order would rediscover midi-chlorians and begin using blood tests to better find Force-sensitives.

Sometimes Jedi went in a trance and found a Force-sensitive by detecting the child through the Force itself. This technique is hard to master and spreads the Jedi's force abilities thin as the Jedi can not fight or concentrate on anything else combined with concentrating on a large number of beings. The technique also requires time to use effectively, which may not be a good idea when things must be done as quickly as possible.

Independent Force-users

Besides Sith and Jedi traditions and Imperial dark side cadres, there were other organizations devoted to the Force. Often, these originated in another earlier tradition, but had left it after a schism or similar event. These could belong to either the light or dark side, or simply exist somewhere in between. Some of the more well known examples of independent Force-user groups included the Ysanna, the Witches of Dathomir, the Aing-Tii Monks, the Baran Do, the Fallanassi, the Jensaarai, the Krath, the Sorcerers of Tund and other Force-based Organizations. Also, some Force-users did not adhere to any code or creed, but were self-taught or raised and trained by independent masters.

Behind the scenes

The non-canon April Fools Day Databank entries for the film Willow implied that the individuals who use magic in the film are Force-sensitives.

Appearances

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  •  "Standoff on Leritor" - Star Wars Gamer 10 (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace junior novel
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (Non-canonical appearance)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Star Wars: Republic Commando (Appears in hologram)
  • Republic Commando: Triple Zero
  • Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
  • Star Wars: Empire at War
  • Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones junior novel
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars video game
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Republic Commando: Hard Contact
  • "Omega Squad: Targets"
  • "Kowakian Monkey-Lizard" (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Republic Commando: True Colors
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith junior novel
  • Order 66: A Republic Commando Novel
  • Star Wars: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader
  • Coruscant Nights I: Jedi Twilight
  • The Last of the Jedi: A Tangled Web
  • The Last of the Jedi: Return of the Dark Side
  • The Last of the Jedi: Secret Weapon
  • The Last of the Jedi: Against the Empire
  • The Last of the Jedi: Master of Deception
  • The Last of the Jedi: Reckoning
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Death Star
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novel (First appearance)
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope junior novel
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back junior novel
  • Shadows of the Empire novel
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi junior novel
  • X-wing: Rogue Squadron
  • X-wing: Wedge's Gamble
  • X-wing: The Krytos Trap
  • X-wing: The Bacta War
  • The Courtship of Princess Leia
  • Dark Force Rising
  • Jedi Search
  • Dark Apprentice
  • Champions of the Force
  • Children of the Jedi
  • Darksaber
  • Ambush at Corellia
  • Crosscurrent

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Notes and references

  1. Vader: The Ultimate Guide

See also

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Jedi is a profession based on the character of Luke Skywalker. Jedi are individuals that feel a connection to the energy that surrounds all living things and binds the galaxy together, known as the Force. They are, in other words, highly attuned to the flow of the Force. Jedi can, with training, learn to sense and manipulate the Force.

The ultimate rank of a Jedi character is Jedi Master. Jedi Masters are force sensitive beings that can use their powers to overcome and control their enemies and master the art of Lightsaber combat. A Jedi Master may embrace the Light or Dark side of the Force. Jedi may choose to join either the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire.

"There is no emotion; there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos; there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.
"
―The Jedi Code
"Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The force shall free me.
"
―The Sith Code

Table of contents

Abilities

These skills and abilities are granted to all Jedi despite Expertise selections.

Description Special Level
High powered attack that deals extra damage.
Strike 1: Shiim 1
Strike 2: Cho sun 18
Strike 3: Shiak 30
Strike 4: Su 42
Strike 5: Mou kei 66
Strike 6: Cho mok 74
Strike 7: Sai cha 90
Strike all enemies surrounding you.
Sweep 1: Jung Ma 10
Sweep 2: Sun djem Jung Ma 22
Sweep 3: Shiak Jung Ma 38
Sweep 4: Jung Su Ma 46
Sweep 5: Mou kei Jung Ma 54
Sweep 6: Cho mak Jung Ma 70
Sweep 7: Sai tok Jung Ma 82
Foci that grant greater damage for attacks.

Note: Cannot be used with Stances.

Focus 1: Ataru 4
Focus 2: Makashi 14
Focus 3: Djem So 30
Focus 4: Sokan 46
Focus 5: Juyo 62
Focus 6: Vaapad 90
Stances that decrease damage taken by incoming attacks.

Note: Cannot be used with Foci.

Stance 1: Center of Being 7
Stance 2: Shii-Cho 22
Stance 3: Niman 38
Stance 4: Makashi 54
Stance 5: Soresu 70
Stance 6: Shien 86
Healing abilities
Self Heal 1: Calming Mind 14
Self Heal 2: Meditate 34
Self Heal 3: Focus of Life 58
Self Heal 4: Force Regeneration 82
Attack at a distance with weapon throwing. This can sometimes cause a snare or a root.
Force Throw 4
Attack at a distace without a weapon.
Force Lightning 1: Spark 7
Helps deflect some ranged attacks for a brief period of time.
Saber Block 26
Increases your run speed for a short duration.
Force Run 18
Using the Force to persuade an enemy not to attack.
Mind Trick 1 10
Using the Force to sense traps. Sense Danger 70

Expertise

New expertise has been divided into two categories, divided in the path tab between darkside and lightside, Darkside gains the abilities Force Lightning, Force maelstrom, Force choke, and Force drain. If the full tree is taken, all except force choke have 100% armor piercing. Lightside jedi now have saber reflect, which allows the jedi a chance to gain a flurry buff if he parries, flurry gives the opportunity to use the main strike for three times damage.

These skills and abilities are granted by choices made in the Expertise System. Both Lightside and Darkside specials are included.

Special Granted by Level
Force Shockwave 1: Crumple Force Shockwave 34
Force Shockwave 2: Pummel Force Shockwave 48
Force Shockwave 3: Crush Force Shockwave 62
Force Shockwave 4: Blastwave Force Shockwave 34?
Force Shockwave 5: Shockwave Force Shockwave 34?
Force Choke 1: Grapple Force Choke 34?
Force Choke 2: Grasp Force Choke 34?
Force Choke 3: Grip Force Choke 34?
Force Choke 4: Choke Force Choke 34?
Force Choke 5: Strangle Force Choke 34?
Force Lightning 2: Shock Dark Lightning 34?
Force Lightning 3: Bolt Dark Lightning 34?
Force Lightning 4: Lightning Dark Lightning 34?
Force Lightning 5: Storm Dark Lightning 34?
Force Lightning 6: Tempest Dark Lightning 34?
Force Lightning 7: Hurricane Dark Lightning 34?
Force Maelstrom 1 Maelstrom 34?
Force Maelstrom 2 Maelstrom 34?
Force Maelstrom 3 Maelstrom 34?
Force Maelstrom 4 Maelstrom 34?
Force Maelstrom 5 Maelstrom 34?
Force Drain 1 Force Drain 34?
Force Drain 2 Force Drain 34?
Force Drain 3 Force Drain 34?
Force Drain 4 Force Drain 34?
Force Drain 5 Force Drain 34?
Saber Reflect Saber Reflect 34?
Forsake Fear Forsake Fear 34?
Heremetic Touch Heremetic Touch 34?

Attributes

Equipment

Main article: Lightsaber

Jedi characters can use ranged weapons, but are more of a melee weapon profession with the weapon of choice being the lightsaber, and all Jedi are trained almost exclusively in lightsaber combat. Only Jedi characters can wield and eventually craft their own lightsaber.

Main article: Jedi Clothing

To provide protection, they are allowed to wear:

Main article: Jewelry set

Roleplaying

Given that Star Wars Galaxies takes place after Episode IV and before Episode V, declared Jedi are very rare and usually hunted down by the Galactic Empire. Those few surviving Jedi and other Force Sensitives are often regarded as outcasts, witches, or just plain crazy for their belief in the Force. Veteran players are encouraged to take new Jedi players "under their wing" in an almost Master-Apprentice type of relationship. Jedi are also encouraged to choose a Light or Dark side and to follow that path.

Star Wars lore

Main article: Jedi history

The Jedi of the Galactic Republic took force-sensitive children at a young age to become a part of their Order. Trained Jedi could sense high levels of the Force in people. The presence of those people in a vicinity could also be sensed.

See Also

Sources

  • Jedi Profession Guide
  • Jedi Abilities: Learning the Way
  • Jedi Expertise
  • Jedi Expertise Calculator
  • Master and Padawan
  • Jedi on Wookieepedia
  • Jedi on Wikipedia

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