Star Wars Keeps Hinting That Anyone Can Use the Force

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By the conclusion of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it seemed as if there were only two powerful Force users remaining the galaxy: Rey and Kylo Ren. Of course, attentive fans know there are also the six Knights of Ren, and the Force-sensitive Maz Kanata and Leia Organa, and with the so-called Broom Boy on Canto emerging as a potential kyber crystal in the rough. Still, that's only a tiny number.

However, Marvel's Star Wars comics continue to suggest anyone could be a potential Force user, which adds an exciting twist to the franchise. After all, Luke Skywalker's first lesson to Rey was that the Force was in everyone and everything, and that the Jedi were wrong in trying to hoard it for themselves.

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The first evidence comes from 2018's Star Wars: Poe Dameron #26, with a scene set right after the ending of The Last Jedi. The three protagonists exchange tales, and Poe relates a miraculous result of a battle that Rey observes makes the experience sound a lot like the Force at work.

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Poe is quick to dismiss it, saying he doesn’t think he has the Force. Leia interrupts the conversation with her own explanation of the concept, saying,  “Of course you have the Force, Poe. We all do. It’s life’s music, the song we make.”


Although Kylo Ren senses Finn’s inner turmoil during the attack on the Jakku village in The Force Awakens, this moment largely went unremarked on by audience members. It was easy to dismiss the moment as Kylo reacting to a Stormtrooper freezing up in the midst of battle.

However, Star Wars: Age of Resistance - Finn #1, released by Marvel earlier this month, hammers home the idea that Kylo could sense the young Stormtroopers thoughts, much like he can Rey’s or Leia’s, which is an unusual connection between a Force user and an ordinary person.

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In the sequence above, Finn is living his worst life as a member of the janitorial detail on Starkiller Base. When he and his colleagues see Kylo approaching, they come to attention for inspection, with Finn hilariously holding the mop like a rifle. Kylo makes a beeline to Finn, and stares at him in an intimidating manner from behind his mask. The panel before, Finn was entertaining un-Stormtrooper-like thoughts about life and the First Order, and Kylo seemed to know.


Obviously, not everyone is able to accomplish extraordinary feats like levitate objects or read minds. But in a universe in which, until now, being Force-sensitive was a scarce quality that led to the creation of elite orders of warrior, both Light and Dark, things may be about to get a lot more democratic and much more colorful. That would work perfectly with the message of the current trilogy, and The Last Jedi in particular.

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