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SPECULATION Force Ghosts

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' started by theborgv, May 5, 2015.

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    Who do you think will appear as a force ghost? Will characters from the past, like Yoda appear? Or will Luke be a force ghost at some point in the trilogy?

    Remember that there were rumors and speculations about Luke taking Obi-wan's place as mentor, thematically speaking. And like Obi, he might sacrifice himself for the new generation. Passing the torch if you will.

    There has been no mention of Yoda whatsoever. But still possible since he's just a puppet. Unlikely will be Obi.
     
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    if it is luke in the teaser maybe next to a fire.. would be cool to see yoda pop up as a ghost but from behind the fire or something also I would really like to see obi come back but don't put him in there just for the sake of it
     
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    Maybe Yoda or Anakin. I believe Luke will survive TFA.
     
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    A thought i had today: Can Force Ghosts turn to the dark side?
     
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    well becoming one with the force is a light side ability. Iv heard that it is possible for a sith to become one with the force in the extended universe but they cant fully form into a visible being like we see in the end of ROTJ. But how much of that is cannon now? i dont think any.
     
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    Qui-Gon would be a curveball but possible and attractive to Disney, since Liam Neeson is still a big star, and was shown in the Clone Wars TV series (although Obi Wan thought it was a vision). It would make the most sense to have Yoda appear, he would be my top choice, and in practical terms easy for the production to do.
     
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    Do Disney own the Jim Henson Creature Workshop? Does that even still exist? Or do they just own The Muppets - or are the two synonymous? Lot of asking there, sorry.

    I'd be surprised if we don't see Yoda, tbh. He's iconic, he's popular, he'll sell merchandise, and he ties the trilogies together. Why wouldn't he be in there somewhere, but we'll see....
     
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    i think they own it as a whole. but they operate independently.
     
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    I think the OP was a bit more nuanced. What would happen if a dead light side user who appears as a force ghost had a post-humous about-face and went dark side? My guess: His or her force ghost bubble would immediately pop. Visually, I might like to see that on screen. :eek:
     
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    While only a Sith thinks in absolutes, I think once a jedi (anyone) dies, they are that person.
     
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    its a great question thats for sure. becoming one means that they have all the knowledge of the force so maybe they could but the light side is more powerful. they exist between space and time so they know the past present and future and can appear at any moment. but something prevents them from influencing the future.
     
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    It would be interesting if we had Obi-Wan, Yoda, and/or Anakin appear as force ghosts in TFA. Those are the last three characters we see in ROTJ. I would assume that in Luke's post ROTJ adventures they would be able appear to Luke to help guide and teach him. Unless, that is, they disperse into the force or something and no longer remain as force ghosts.

    I'm re-reading Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire, and in that book Obi-Wan's force ghost tells Luke that he has to "pass on" or something and will no longer be able to communicate with him. Obviously that's not cannon, but I wonder if Lucasfilm will do something like that. Perhaps during the 30 years between Episode VI and VII the force ghosts would have bid farewell to Luke.
     
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    I want all the force ghosts to be inferred and never heard. Oh and especially not seen!
     
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    I would say that we would at least hear Yoda, still passing on tidbits of his 900 years of Jedi history and Force experiences to Luke...the old mentor.
     
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    I personally want to see many force ghosts throughout the new series, but especially Yoda. I was watching the ROTJ the other day and noticed Luke says he can't go on alone, and Obi Wan says, "Yoda will always be with you". So I had the thought that maybe Yoda had a personal connection to Luke and possibly we might see a force ghost Yoda again in the future, advising Luke.
     
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    Agreed, Qui-Gon would be the top of my list if there is a force ghost in TFA.
     
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    Maybe seeing/hearing either Yoda or older Ben visiting Luke would be nice. Not sure if in TFA, but sometime during the ST.
     
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    That's exactly what i mean! I could see something like that happen in the ST. Perhaps it would make the Force unusable for a time or at the location where it happend. It could also have destructive consequences. I could see a force ghost sacrificing himself that way for the benefit of the heroes. Would also add drama to the story!
     
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    Seeing force ghosts in the new trilogy is an interesting prospect I've never giving much thought to until now.

    I think Yoda makes the most sense. He's a beloved character, he was Luke's master, and I think he connects us to the OT nicely.

    I think Qui Gon makes far less sense. First off he's tied to the Phantom menace and I don't think this movies will reference the prequels at all or very little. Second he's not a character that the average movie goer would recognize or understand the significance of. Thirdly at this stage of star wars I'm just not sure why he'd still matter as a character or what he would add.

    Of course any new force ghost apperance will open up the proverbial can of worms that is the canon explanation of force ghosts. Many people such as myself didn't feel the PT adequately addressed how and why force ghosts appear.

    We don't need to delve into that debate here. But my hope is that if and when we see another force ghost it doesn't happen in a way that raises more questions than it answers.
     
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