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Force absorb or Force absorption (also known as absorb energy) was a Force ability, that enabled the user to absorb energy, usually harmful. It was said to be a rare ability among the Jedi.

Effects of Force absorbEdit

It negated the harmful characteristics of certain offensive Force abilties, such as Force push and Force lightning. This technique became a useful one to Jedi that specialized in using Force techniques. As they felt their energies running low, they could simply absorb a Force power from others to feed themselves. Force absorb has also been described as a "non-harmful Force drain". It could also directly absorb energy like blaster bolts and lightsaber blades, and in a pinch, harmful energies like electricity and fire, as both are releases of energy.

Known users of Force absorbEdit


Yoda absorbing Dooku's Force lightning.

  • Luke Skywalker used this to absorb two direct hits from an AT-AT shortly before the Emperor returned.
  • Corran Horn acquired a Force power that might have been this and first used it while studying at the Yavin 4 Jedi Academy. Horn's power encompassed both Force energy and other energy types as well. This may be evidence of a similar separate power or simply previously unseen facets of this technique.
  • Nejaa Halcyon, like other Jedi from the Halcyon family, had virtually no telekinetic ability under normal circumstances. However, he had a talent for absorbing energy, such as from blaster bolts or lightsaber blades. With this energy, Nejaa could perform the same telekinetic feats that most Jedi could accomplish normally.
  • Jaden Korr, who was the apprentice of Kyle during the Disciples of Ragnos event, was also a possible user of this Force power.

Behind the scenesEdit

In terms of game mechanics, the absorb power adds more points to the users Force pool when absorbing an attack.

Force absorb manifests in the game as a blue aura, although this is likely an interface mechanic to allow the player to know when the power is active.

In computer games, this Force power appears under different names: In Dark Forces: Jedi Knight and Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, the power is called Force absorb, while in Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, the Force power is called as Force absorption.



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