Okay, Oh Great and Wise Mods, I know we already have a Mary Sue thread. Please keep reading before you lock. Just as Mara Jade chastises Anakin Solo for using the Force as a crutch in Dark Tide I: Onslaught, this thread is for discussing how the Force is sometimes used as a crutch in storytelling. By definition the Force is all encompassing. This means that as far as we've been shown, both throught the movies and through the novels, that there is almost nothing that can't be done with the Force as long as the being manipulating the Force can believe and imagine it, ie "Size matters not." "There is no try, only do." yadda yadda. This sense of limitlessness in what the Force is capable of can sometimes lead to the tendency to use it as a quick fix to get out of a situation where a writer is has back themselves into a corner, plot wise. In that sense, the Force is kind of like a Mary Sue, it can do everything and everyone loves it (so to speak ). Okay, so has anyone experienced this in their writing? I know that I have at times. Does anyone have any suggestions about avoiding this tendency or any suggestions about what they've done to recognize this tendency?