The First On-Screen Appearances Of Force Abilities In 'Star Wars'

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Vote up the coolest Force abilities in 'Star Wars'.

One of the best parts of Star Wars is the mysticism of the Force. It's an energy field that surrounds all living things, binds the galaxy together, and is present in nearly every piece of media from that beloved galaxy far, far away, and we still don't know that much about it! Fans will theorize and establish their own headcanons, but nothing beats the thrill of seeing a new Force-based ability pop up on the big (or small) screen for the first time. The Emperor's Force lightning shocked audiences back in 1983 and Kylo Ren's ability to stop a blaster bolt midair was an incredible way to open The Force Awakens in 2017, and fans just want more. 

This is a collection of the first on-screen appearances of Force abilities in the Star Wars franchise. Take a gander down below, reminisce, and vote up the coolest Force abilities!  


  • 1
    20 VOTES

    Becoming One With The Force

    Becoming One With The Force
    Photo: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope / 20th Century Fox

    "Strike me down and I will become more powerful than you could possibly imagine."

    Obi-Wan Kenobi, A New Hope

  • 2
    14 VOTES

    Energy Absorption

    Energy Absorption
    Photo: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones / 20th Century Fox

    "Much to learn, you still have."

    Yoda, Attack of the Clones

  • 3
    14 VOTES

    Force Ghost

    Force Ghost
    Photo: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back / 20th Century Fox

    "Luke... You will go to the Dagobah System. There you learn from Yoda, the Jedi master who instructed me."

    Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Empire Strikes Back

  • 4
    14 VOTES

    Voices Beyond Death

    Voices Beyond Death
    Photo: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope / 20th Century Fox

    "Run Luke, run!"

    Obi-Wan Kenobi, A New Hope

  • 5
    13 VOTES

    Telepathy

    Telepathy
    Photo: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back / 20th Century Fox

    "Leia... hear me..."

    "Luke... we have to go back. I know where Luke is."

    Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, The Empire Strikes Back

  • 6
    10 VOTES

    Force Attunement

    Force Attunement
    Photo: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope / 20th Century Fox

    "I felt a great disturbance in the Force... as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced."

    Obi-Wan Kenobi, A New Hope