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Who most likely to fit in force lightning?

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Maybe Everybody say "It's Palpatine."

At one's point of view, that's right. But he's too old to wield it like a protagonist of novels and movies.

There are only few characters that fit in lightning. First example is starkiller. He is young enough and has familiar images with lightning. And he is a genius in this field, too.

Second example is your custom character whose age is young enough. Though custom character has no images familiar to any force powers, that's why you can substitute any images to your character. By doing this, your character can fit in lightning or anything else as much as you like.


On the contrary, existing characters like Luke Skywalker or Kyle kartan don't fit in lightning.

Maybe they can use it if they want to. But image between them and lightning doesn't fit!

They also created their own images for many years. In short, they are old man, too.

They would better wield a lightsaber and use telekinesis rather than trying to use lightning.


My opinion is this!

Force lightning is not only a symbol of unlimited power of Sith Lord but also a symbol of bravery and youth and a great tool of young protagonists!!

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I think it's one of the lesser reasons that the old canon was ultimately canned, the force powers becoming more and more outrageous. I mean, in the OT, what force powers are there? Telekinesis, telepathy, mind trick, and lightning (choke and jumping fit into the telekinesis category). In the prequels, it's largely the same, with the only exception being Yoda, who absorbed Palaptine's lightning and then shot it back at him, that and maybe absorbing/ reflecting the same lightning with one's lightsaber (as Obi-Wan and Windu did in a couple of scenes). But the expanded universe introduced more and more exotic powers for both light and dark side, stuff like healing, Sith Magic, draining of life and one's Force energy, reviving, poisoning, stunning, invisibility, and many more.

What I'm saying is that in the original movies, which were inspired by the classic story of a farm boy (Luke) saving a princess (Leia) and defeating an evil wizard (Palpatine), and the wizard's bodyguard-warrior (Vader), lightning was shown as the ultimate magic power that made the evil wizard such a big deal. The 'dark knight' could also use magic, but his powers were relatively simple by comparison - jumping, choking, pushing, pulling - stuff that just about anyone studying magic could use.

For this same reason these basic powers are already available to the player in JO and JA right off the bat, whereas the more exotic stuff (lightning, choke, absorb, shield, rage) needs to be obtained through levelling.

So as a conclusion, there's a reason why lightning is primarily (sometimes exclusively) associated with Palpatine and not with other characters, and why so many people like TFO over TFU despite the two being very similar.

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