I would imagine that this idea has been discussed before, though I wasn't able to locate a thread for it, so I'm going to ask the question again: how powerful is too powerful? What I mean by that is fairly simple. We have seen several Star Wars characters accomplish amazing feats by drawing on the power of the Force. However, one of the issues that I have always struggled with is exactly how much power I can provide a character with during a given story. Even though the story is mine and I am free to take it whatever direction I choose, it is important that the story unfolds in a believable way, and this includes the instances when characters use the Force. Consider the following example: Anakin Skywalker confronts Count Dooku in an abandoned warehouse during the Clone Wars. Upon first seeing the Count, Anakin ignites his lightsaber and charges the older, more experienced swordsman. Dooku avoids the rush, bringing his own weapon up to block Anakin's initial move. The two begin a fierce duel that lasts several minutes, and through most of the duel, Dooku appears to have a slight advantage. The momentum shifts, however, when Anakin is able to focus his thoughts and draw upon the Force. What he does next is simply amazing, even by his standards. Skywalker snatches Dooku's blade away from him, leaps into the air to catch it before it sails away from him, continues his jump in order to reach a nearby catwalk, while still managing to fling the blade behind him so that it pierces Dooku's chest. Anakin then lands on the catwalk without so much as a scratch. And now, the quesiton: can this be done? We have seen Anakin Skywalker do many amazing things during his storied life. Possessing the highest midiclorian count in history, there's no doubt that he is extremely powerful. However, it is really possible for him to have accomplished what I described above? I don't know. I am within my rights to include such a sequence within a story, but is it really something that could have happened? Other ideas that I've toyed with include an enraged Darth Vader dwelving so deeply into the Dark Side that he caused the core of the small moon he was on to destabilize, resulting in an earthquake? Again, is he capable of doing this? Is anyone?