Would force strangling leave an outward mark such as a bruise? I was wondering this as I'm writing an AU about Padme surviving instead of dieing after giving birth to Luke and Leia. There are two thoughts I have about it... the strangulation might not leave a bruise if the force user (in this case Anakin/Darth Vader) just squeezed the windpipe without squeezing the flesh itself and the blood vessels. I mean, the bruises from regular strangulation... enclosing one's fingers around someone's throat... comes from crushing/damaging the capillaries, not just crushing the windpipe itself. But if the force user wasn't discriminate in the use of the power, they'd go for the whole throat, not just the inner windpipe. I could make a case for the bruises or no bruises. I was just wondering what everyone else thought about that.