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Is Luke Skywalker "officially" the most powerful Force User ever?

Discussion in 'EU Community' started by Wade888, Jun 13, 2011.

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  1. Wade888

    Wade888 Jedi Youngling

    Jun 13, 2011
    While I am attempting to avoid major spoilers, this question and discussion, by it's very nature, may include SOME spoilers from a few movies, books, and games. Though I think most of these are common knowledge already.

    So, has George Lucas actually directly stated that Luke is the strongest force user ever? And even if he has not, has "canon" material ever directly stated this?

    Based on my interpretations of certain events in the movies, I conclude that Luke is the strongest Force user in the movies. There are several circumstancial evidences in the movies showing that Luke is the most powerful force user both offensively and defensively.

    Although it's true he fails at the swamp when he tried to lift the X-Wing, we must assume this is because Luke is barely even a Padawan at this time.

    Luke's extreme feats in the movies.

    1) "Not even a Jedi Yet" Luke nearly matches Vader in the battle in Cloud city, and indeed even has the upper hand in one part of the fight.

    2) "Flies" out of the Carbonite freezer unit, from several meters below ground level to several meters above ground level.

    3) Force chokes 2 Gammoreans simultaneously, and offensive feat perhaps not matched any place else in the movies.

    4) Defeats Vader in the final battle.

    5) Endures many, many attacks from the Emperor's Force Lightning, with no outward evidence of injury. See below.

    Force Lightning survival comparison:

    In Episode 2, Count Dooku knocks Anakin unconscious with a single short burst of Force Lightning, stopping his forward motions and knocking him into the air and leaving him knocked out.

    Yoda is able to absorb and re-direct Dooku's lighnting with some efforts.

    The EMperor severely burned and disfigured when Mace Windu returns his own force lightning upon the Emperor.

    The Emperor in Episode 3 knocks Yoda "Almost Unconscious" after just one hit from Force Lightning.

    In Episode 6,Luke is hit with force lightning over and over and suffers no real damage. In fact, when Vader grabs the emperor, Luke immedately is able to look up, sit up, and stand with no evidence of any negative effects present, showing that even Yoda and Mace Windu were knocked unconscious after a splt second of exposure to the Emperor's power, but "I just barely became a Jedi" Luke could endure attack after attack without passing out and without suffering any actual injury.

    Of all the characters in the movies who were hit by force lightning, only two show evidence of being able to speak WHILE being struck by it: Luke and Yoda, but Yoda was fighting the much weaker Count Dooku, while Luke was enduring the EMperoro's attack for his Father's sake to try to turn him away from the Dark Side.

    So in conclusion, I think Luke is the most powerful force user even in the movies. I was wondering what George Lucas has ever said officially about this.

    Not an EU topic
  2. JediMatteus

    JediMatteus Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Sep 16, 2008
    they usually hate threads like this here but good luck. Yes based on the novels in recent years luke is the most powerful force user ever.
  3. Wade888

    Wade888 Jedi Youngling

    Jun 13, 2011
    I see a lot of what actually goes on here appears to be fan fiction and discussion.

    It can be hard for me to pick up novels or short stories and read them any more. When I was younger I sort of burnt myself out on it, to be honest. I used to read so many novels from Star Wars, Wheel of Time, Sword of Truth, and other "Epic" fantasy and sci-fi genres, often more than 1 per week or in some cases 1 per day.

    It has been quite some time since I last read anything in novel format, several years I think. I stopped somewhere in the New Jedi Order series, or maybe at the end of it. That is why I know Luke is so ridiculously powerful on the novels.

    There was a time when I wanted to write for the sci-fi and fantasy genre, but was discouraged for personal reasons and stuff. I even had over 100 pages of a novel written at one time.

    Some of my own personal experiences were not sufficient for the task, and I think I'm too detail oriented. Sci-fi and fantasy genres require a lot of "fake it, but make it seem plausible," also known as "suspension of disbelief," and I'm not very good at that. To maintain the suspension of disbelief, you have to leave many things open-ended enough to allow the reader to draw their own conclusions from their own imagination about how a given technology or skill could be possible, BUT you also need a "rule" to lay down to try to maintain order and consistency.

    I guess I might need to re-explore creative writing, with a lot of help from spell check and a thesaurus, as I suppose.

    What else do people discuss on here?

    Oh, yeah, I'm sorry about the wall of text, but I seem to be incapable of posting on internet forums without full length posts...
  4. DarthIktomi

    DarthIktomi Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 11, 2009
    According to George, his midichlorians are OVER NINE THOUSAND!

  5. Cammy_White

    Cammy_White Jedi Youngling star 2

    Mar 16, 2010
    Maybe human but there are beings like Sekot to compare against too.
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