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Sever Force
Technical information

Light side of the Force[1]

Historical information
Notable practitioners


"When you feel the dark side energies turned against you, you must use your Jedi abilities to take power away from an opponent, rather than to inflict harm. This technique blinds your enemy to the Force with a wall of light, a permanent blockage if you so choose, rendering him unable to use Jedi powers. It is difficult. And it is the most devastating attack possible using the powers of the light side. To block a Jedi from the Force—even a Dark Jedi—is a terrible thing."
Odan-Urr, via the Tedryn Holocron

Sever Force was a non lethal Force power by which a being's connection to the Force was interrupted, or blocked from them with a wall of light-side energy. According to the ancient Jedi scholar Odan-Urr, severing an individual's Force connection was the most powerful attack a Jedi could perform.



"I imprison you in a wall of light. A fortress to block you from the Force…blind you to your Jedi powers…"
―Nomi Sunrider

While intended to be an attack with usually irreversible consequences, severing an individual's Force connection was not always permanent. When the affected being had the Force restored to them, it returned as a painful and sudden rush of feelings, as the Force immediately allowed the individual to sense everything around them at once. This was the case with Jedi Ben Skywalker, who had his Force connection severed by his cousin and Sith Lord, Darth Caedus. Caedus had blocked his cousin's Force abilities while holding him captive in the Yuuzhan Vong torture device known as the Embrace of Pain.[3]

A Zabrak Force-user being severed from the Force

In times of ancient Jedi, severing Force connections was used as a means of punishment. In 3,951 BBY, Jedi Masters Zez-Kai Ell, Kavar and Vrook Lamar attempted to use this power on the Jedi Exile, but Kreia stopped them not by severing their own Force connections—rather draining them, and ultimately killing them.[7]

During his capture by the Yuuzhan Vong, the Fosh ex-Jedi Vergere used this ability on Jacen Solo.[6]

In a very taxing variation of this technique usable only by those with experience in battle meditation, the Force user could use the Force to sever a target who was heavily tainted or consumed by the dark side. This technique effectively caged the user's power within their own darkness and rendered them blind to the Force, though not dead to it.[8] Nomi Sunrider used this technique on Ulic Qel-Droma after he killed his brother Cay on Ossus.[5]


  • Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War 5: Brother Against Brother (First appearance)
  • Tales of the Jedi: Redemption (Mentioned only)
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • Star Wars Republic: The Siege of Saleucami
  • Traitor
  • Tempest
  • Inferno


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Jedi Academy Training Manual
  3. 3.0 3.1 Inferno (novel)
  4. Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War 1: Edge of the Whirlwind
  5. 5.0 5.1 Tales of the Jedi: The Sith War 5: Brother Against Brother
  6. 6.0 6.1 Traitor
  7. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  8. Tales of the Jedi: Redemption 2: The Search for Peace

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