Most Star Wars fans fantasize about wielding the Force at one point or another - some fans have even been caught trying to use the Force. But did you know that there are many more ways to use the Force than just moving objects? Everyone is familiar with the Jedi Mind Trick and the Force Choke, but there are so many more abilities. For example, some Jedi can produce a variant of Force Lightning and powerful Sith can create massive hyperspace wormholes.
The number of unusual ways to use the Force in Stars Wars is as vast as the franchise's universe. Only the most powerful Star Wars characters get to wield the greatest, most kick*ss skills. Test your Force knowledge and see how many of these strange Jedi and Sith abilities you’ve come across in your galactic travels. Vote up the most awesome Force powers that you've never heard of before.
Shatterpoint is a Force ability which allows the user to sense the weak points in an object or person, enabling the Force user to easily exploit that weakness. In the novel Shatterpoint, Mace Windu describes the power as follows: "I sometimes can see the weak places in an opponent - shatterpoints where the unbreakable can be broken. They can occur in individuals… and in events."
For example, Mace was able to sense that former Jedi, Count Dooku, was a shatterpoint in the war between the Republic and the Separatists. If he killed Dooku, he could have ended the war and perhaps prevented the rise of the Empire, but his attachment to his former friend kept him from doing so.
Electric Judgement is primarily a Light Side power and is very similar to Force Lightning. However, unlike Force Lightning, Electric Judgement often appears as green or yellow lightning and, for some of its users, doesn’t require tapping into the Dark Side of the Force. A handful of Force users, like Darth Plagueis, believe Electric Judgment to be a lackluster version of Force Lightning.Since the power was associated with the Dark Side skill, Force Lightning, many Jedi frowned upon its use. However, Master Plo Koon uses the power without feeling any anger or hate. It is believed that Luke Skywalker is also able to use the power in the Dark Nest Trilogy. During a battle, he produces green lightning to save his niece and nephew, killing a Slayer who threatened his kin.
Crucitorn is primarily a Light Side ability which allows the Force user to alter the pain threshold of its target. For example, the Jedi could lower a victim’s pain tolerance, making a minor scratch feel like a massive wound. They could also do the opposite for their allies, making the pain from a severe or fatal injury disappear. The only known user of Crucitorn is Jedi Master Eeth Koth in the TV series Clone Wars.
This Force-based illusion manipulates the light and sound waves around the user, rendering them invisible to those around them. Unlike the Jedi Mind Trick, it does not alter the minds of its targets, but rather the space around the user. While it is extremely effective, maintaining a Force Cloak is taxing, which is why it is rarely used. Among those known to be skillful in creating Force Cloaks are Maris Brood, Jedi Master Tholme, and the Sith Lord Darth Traya.