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Do you consider Jedi to be Wizards?

Discussion in 'Star Wars Community' started by Mzukiller, Oct 7, 2012.

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  1. WIERD_GREEN_MAN

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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    The Force often seems to be a kind of magic but it is its own thing: THE FORCE. There's also a scientific basis for Force-sensitivity.
    The Knights of the Round table are skilled warriors with armor, rides and loyalty. So are the Navy Seals. They are not the same.
     
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  2. Lord Tyrannus

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I'm not convinced that the force isn't magic. If it is, jedi are witches and wizards.
     
  3. jedimikey

    jedimikey Jedi Padawan star 2

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    I suppose to common folks, especially the outer rim colony folks, the force would seem like magic. They called the force using women of Dathomir "witches", and I think that Owen really did think of the Jedi as "wizards". But no, the Force is not "magic" in the traditional sense. It's more like using the power of the mind to manipulate life-energy. You don't see Jedi or Sith "casting" fireballs, physically transforming anything, summoning demons, or anything else that one would consider "traditional magic". Some Force techniques closely resemble psionics, however. Telekinesis, levitation, telepathy, etc. Psionics is not magic. It's...well, psionics.
     
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  4. Ree

    Ree Jedi Master star 5

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    In some fiction fantasy worlds created, magic is shown to be derived from "life-energy" as you said above. It's about manipulating and balancing the elements of life etc.
    So maybe the Force IS magic. But I've never really seen it that way.
     
  5. Lord Tyrannus

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Why are jedi not superheores
     
  6. Lord Tyrannus

    Lord Tyrannus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Magic=supernatuarl power.

    Wizards and witches=manipulators of supernatural power (magic)

    How is the force not magic?
     
  7. TheMadHatter

    TheMadHatter Jedi Knight star 4

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    because it's an energy field manipulated by biological factors inside your cells,

    the force is the force

    it's not magic nor is it spiritual

    it's a concept that exists only in Star Wars
     
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  8. WIERD_GREEN_MAN

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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    Exactly.
    The Force is not magic. The Force is the Force.
     
  9. mikeximus

    mikeximus Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    To take a step outside the movies, Lucas has likened Obi Wan (and Yoda) to the mentor role that is often seen in Mythology. The mentors role obviously being that of the teacher or father figure for the Hero. In many cases the mentor has magical abilities or is a wizard. Most famous of these is Merlin. Merlin being the mentor to King Arthur. Other, current, examples are Gandalf, Morpheus, etc..
     
  10. WIERD_GREEN_MAN

    WIERD_GREEN_MAN Jedi Knight star 4

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    Star Wars parallels many aspects, but is its own thing. LotR, Dragonlance, Elfquest, etc. these are solidly fantasy, same genre. Star Wars is similar but separate.
    Same with the Force: parallels magic, but it is not magic, it is the Force.
     
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