Although some aspects of Star Wars: The Last Jedi have proven divisive amongst fans, it looks like Rian Johnson has done his homework. In the face of criticisms about the fact that he supposedly invented new Force powers for The Last Jedi, the Looper director recently clapped back with a remarkable example of how the Force Doppelganger ability seen in the latest Star Wars film actually features prominently in Star Wars literature.
Now that it's clear that the filmmakers behind these Star Wars movies have no qualms about diving into the books and expanded lore to pull Force abilities, we think it's time to make some demands of our own. On that note, we have compiled a list of Force powers that haven't really been seen in the movies, but deserve a moment to shine. On that note, let's dive in and kick things off with a sinister and deadly Force power reserved for Dark Side users.
Right off the bat, we're going to open with one that's about as self-explanatory as it gets. Deadly Sight is a Dark Side ability that allows a Sith (or any Dark Side adept) to channel Dark Side energy and quite literally turn one's own glance into an offensive weapon. In some iterations of the Star Wars lore, it has even manifested itself as the ability to dissolve living beings. We have seen Force Choke and Force Lightning, but this is something that's on an entirely new level of evil and creepy. In layperson's terms, it's perfect for something like Star Wars: Episode IX to introduce and expand on in the Star Wars movies.
When it comes to long-distance travel, folks in the Star Wars universe have typically relied on hyperspace to get them from Point A to Point B, and sometimes, in the case of the Holdo Maneuver, they have used hyperspace as a very destructive weapon. However, sometimes lightspeed isn't good enough, and that's why the Star Wars franchise should introduce Force Travel. As the name suggests, it's an ability in which a Force user can use The Force to displace themself and travel through space and time to end up in a new location. The Last Jedi incorporated elements of this (specifically the rain), but now it's time for Rey to teleport herself into battle.