Star Wars Confirms DEATH Affects Sith and Jedi the Same – in One KEY Way – CBR – Comic Book Resources

Posted: May 25, 2020 at 10:42 pm

Death affects the Sith and Jedi in a similar way. They both come back from it stronger than before.

"If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."

These words spoken by Obi-Wan Kenobi towards Darth Vader during their final fight in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope are now ingrained in cinematic history andhave held true for the Star Wars universe. Many characters whodie orare assumed dead often make surprising returns. The Sith and the Jedi have both been able to return from their supposed deaths in different manners, but death seemingly affects all of those in the Force, regardless of alignment, in one key way. They become much more powerful after death.

Most Jedi become one with the Force when they die; however, a select few Jediare able to learn how to continue to maintain their consciousness even after the Force absorbs their soul. Qui-Gon Jinnis able to discover the secret to unlocking immortality within the Force after his death, and heis able to reach out to Yoda and Obi-Wan so they can begin their training to become Force ghosts as well. Theyare then able to teach this ability to otherslike Luke and Leia, as well as Anakin post-mortem.

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Both Luke and Yoda's ghostsarealso shown to be able to perform impressive feats, such as easily lifting a submerged X-Wing using the Force as well as calling for a lightning strike from seemingly nowhere. These are abilities that are far beyond what a typical Jediiscapable of achieving. Although unconfirmed, the scene in The Rise Of SkywalkerwhereRey hears all the voices of the past Jedi could also suggest that those who didn't become ghostsare still able to continue to maintain some form of consciousness and affect the universe even after their deaths.

Unlike the Jedi, those who are aligned with the Dark Side of the Force are unable to manifest spirits of themselves upon their death. In the Season Six finale episode "Sacrifice" of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Yoda mentions to Mace Windu after arriving from his training with the Force Priestesses that, "open to us, a path remains that unknown to the Sith is. Through this path, victory we may yet find. Not victory in the Clone Wars but victory for all time." According to Yoda, Force ghosts are an ability that the Sithhave yet to learn, and it can be seen as a tactical advantage for defeating the Sith once and for all.

Despite not being able to become Force ghosts, many Sithare able to find a way to come back stronger than ever after their supposed deaths. Darth Maul, who was famously cut in half by Obi-Wan during the events of The Phantom Menace,is assumed dead for years before his surprise return in The Clone Wars, sporting a pair of enhanced robot legs, giving him a significant upgrade. Furthermore,during Solo, Maulrunsa large criminal syndicate called Crimson Dawn, showing he's developed anew, more successfullife after his brush with death; however, he ultimatelymeets his end at the hands of Obi-Wan in Rebels, but not beforehe causes much conflict and destruction following his initialnear death experience.

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Another Sith who managed to come back fromthe dead significantly stronger is Emperor Palpatine. Also known as Darth Sidious, Palpatinemeets his end in Return Of The Jedi when Darth Vaderthrows him down the shaft of the Death Star. For decades, most fans assumedthis was the endofPalpatine, but then he shockingly returns in The Rise Of Skywalker.

Itis revealed in the novelization that the film's version of Palpatineis in fact a clone of himself that houses his spirit. This cloneis seemingly more powerful than the original, given that heis able to manifest entire Sith armies as well as launch a massive lightning strike at a level never seen before in the Star Wars universe.

Within the current Star Wars Canon at Disney, both the Jedi and the Sith have been shown to be able to come back from their brushes with death, or in some cases their actual death, stronger than ever before. The Jedi and the Sith could not be more different, but they all have to die at some point. While they both handle death very differently, one thing that'scertain is that in death they become stronger, whether its physically or through the Force.

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