Would the Force work on a zombie?

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  1. aasdkasdg Jedi Padawan

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    Ok, people use the Force due to midi-chlorians, etc etc etc, blah blah blah, ok.

    Well considering how most corpses become reanimated, most of their other functions stop, save for certain brain impulses. So, how many Force abilities could be used on those damned ghouls?

    Come to think of it, would the Force work on undead in general?

    Could Darth Vader crush those Dawn of the Dead zombies into paste using the Force Grip?

    Could Luke Skywalker play Jedi Mind-tricks on Dracula? Inquiring minds want to know!

    Furthermore, I have another question. It only applies to the Jedi, as the Sith obviously wouldn't give a hoot: Would it be in line with their ethics, to Force Push a zombie, or to treat it in a vicious way, in general? As it used to be a living person, etc etc?


    The rule in answering this, is the undead in question is undead, not some 'Star Wars' variant, not some 'altered human' or whatever. It has to be a walking corpse of some kind. Them's the rules.
  2. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    i'd have to say the zombies in death troopers should definitely qualify...

    have to figure out what to say beyond that.
  3. aasdkasdg Jedi Padawan

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    Yeah, it's a tough question, I know.
  4. GenSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    LOL, I've been wondering the same thing cuz I'm almost done reading The Strain.
  5. hear+soul Force Ghost

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    I think midi-chlorians allow YOU to use the force, not allow the force to use you.... :p i mean allow you to be manipulated by it.

    For instance, I see force-grip as the air being compressed around the neck, not the manipulation of the midi-chlorians within the one being choked. Because for force-push, how would cells within your body throw you back like that? I don't think that's possible [within a world where impossible things are possible, anyway]
  6. Sy_The_Photo_Guy Jedi Padawan

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    Depends on what kind of zombie you refer to. Romero-inspired zombies had enough cognizance/reflex to return to the scene of their lives, as in the mall. Mind tricks could probably be used on some of those guys. Enough to coax them into a bonfire or to the barrel of a gun.
  7. CloneUncleOwen Force Ghost

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    Well, as far as throwing a zombie across the room, sure, why not?

    As far as getting an animated corpse to pick up an accordian and start playing polka music...

    [face_thinking]
  8. Sy_The_Photo_Guy Jedi Padawan

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    Yeah. They could be tossed around, electrocuted if we are talking Dark Side, pulled apart or crushed, and I still hypothesize that basic commands could be enforced if tapping into their instincts. Heck, "Bub" could talk in Day of the Dead.
  9. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Normal Force abilities, such as pushing, pulling, flinging around like a ragdoll, and so forth, ought to work, as it's simply a matter of using an external force: and that works on both living creatures and inanimate objects. Mind tricks and such are the only ones that would really be in question, and that would depend on the exact type of zombie, and whether it has any higher functions remaining to be confused or if it's simply a reanimated corpse (driven by some sort of magic, as opposed to a plagued body still propelled by its baser instincts). Doubt it would have any meaningful effect beyond confusion, since there's usually little in the way of intelligence or thought left to be redirected in any desired direction.

    They do it to living beings all the time, so...yeah, probably.
  10. jawajames FF Pacific RSA President/Chapter Rep San Diego, CA

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    physical effects, like telekinetics should work on them, just as a Force user can levitate a stone.

    Trying to alter the perceptions in a zombie's head (jedi mind tricks, making them think they are seeing or hearing something different) -- might not work as well. instead of thinking of them as the species they once were, think of them as a less sentient life form (like a simple predatory animal), or maybe even as a parasite or disease in the body (depending on how the zombie-ness works) and deal with how that life form thinks/sees/feels.

  11. JediMaster1511 Force Ghost

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    There is the Beast Mind Trick though like we see in KOTOR II, so if that is the case and a zombie is similair to a predatory animal, then it would just take a few alterations to the Beast Trick to make it work on a zombie in the same manner.
  12. The Great No One Force Ghost

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    there's always taking control of them as well, like kyp did a few times for instance.
  13. CT-867-5309 Force Ghost

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    I don't see why not. Telekinesis for sure, mind tricks might be a little bit harder, but not inconceivable.
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