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The Force ghost was the soul and essence of a deceased Force-sensitive who denied the will of the Force upon death, yet was able to interact with the living. It also described those who had come to terms with death and invoked this technique to preserve their identity, manipulating their own pneuma to guard against being absorbed into the Force in such a way that they would lose their identity. Some Sith Lords learned similar techniques, which in some cases were combined with the art of Essence Transfer , and thus allowed them to physically interact with their environment. This ability also allowed the Force user to interact with both living beings and other Force ghosts.
- 1 Description
- 2.1 Rediscovery
- 2.2 Similar techniques
- 3.2 Dark Jedi
- 4.2 Qui-Gon Jinn and other differences
- 4.3 Anakin Skywalker
- 4.4 Other Notes
- 4.5 Non-canon
- 5.1 Non-canon appearances
- 7 Notes and references
Luke Skywalker's Force ghost, as he appeared to Cade Skywalker .
While most Jedi would lose their bodily envelope and become one with the totality of the Force upon their death , some had learned a technique allowing them to retain their own identities separate from the Force for a time. Those individuals could linger in the physical world in the form of "Force Spirits," nonphysical entities that exhibited most traits and abilities they had in life.  This ability did not have to be learned, and could be achieved through denying the will of the Force upon death, or committing a selfless act of sacrifice. According to the knowledge contained in Asli Krimsan 's holocron , that feat could mainly be achieved by sublimating one's organic cells into a state of pure energy. 
In its "normal" state, a Force ghost could only interact with other noncorporeal entities. In order to be heard or seen by the living, the Spirit had to manifest itself.  There were different types of manifestation. On a basic level, a Force ghost could appear as a floating, milky gray mass of energy that lacked distinctive features.  But it could also manifest itself as the exact image of the dead being during their lifetime, only transparent and emitting a bluish glow.  While it could appear to anyone it wished, a spirit could not choose to become audible or visible to only some beings and not the others, since the ability to perceive the manifestation depended on the beholder's strength in the Force.  While many Force ghosts could appear as a vision of their former selves unmarked by injury or disease,  others still bore the marks of what killed them. The ghost of Aidan Bok wore tattered robes and had gaping wounds in its body, the marks left by a lightsaber .  Sometimes, a particular Force ghost would bind itself to a Force-sensitive as a guardian spirit for the purpose of providing wisdom, continuing training, and offering aid. 
In theory, Force spirits could neither harm or be harmed by physical entities, due to their spiritual nature. For the same reason, they could pass through solid matter effortlessly and were never hampered in their movements.  While some spirits would simulate the walk of the living beings, subject to gravity,  others would hover and drift above ground level. However, in some cases, a spirit could acquire temporary solidity by drawing on a living creature's link with the Force, which allowed it to actually touch that creature. Notably, the ghost of Aidan Bok could make itself solid enough to shove Tash Arranda through a doorway. 
A manifested spirit could wield Force powers , although not all of them. It also might have the ability to travel instantaneously to any point in the galaxy by force of will. That power, however, required that the spirit be familiar with the destination. The presence of the Force in sufficient power at the place of arrival was also necessary for that ability to work, since it acted as a beacon. 
This technique of maintenance of the identity in the pneuma  was prone to eventually fade such that they passed into whatever was beyond death and even Force ghosts,  however, unless the Force user had used the dark side to bind their spirit to a place or thing  via transfer essence  Despite this, lightsiders sometimes could manifest for decades  or millennia after their deaths. 
According to the Jedi tradition, death was a part of life, and it meant becoming one with the Force. In death, sentients lost their ability to communicate with the living, but mastery of certain obscure paths of learning could avert it.
The origins of that knowledge, as well as its history, are not known. Ancient Jedi of the Galactic Republic such as Arca Jeth , as well as Sith Lords, knew a secret which could enable the user's essence to "survive death", but this knowledge was somehow lost over the millennia. However, it was secretly preserved over the millennia by the native Ysanna , descendants of Jedi trapped on the world and slowly driven to barbarism.
In the time preceding the rise of the Empire, Darth Sidious's master uncovered again how it was possible for a being to preserve itself after death. However, he had no interest in this power, seeking physical immortality.  
Qui-Gon Jinn was the first of the recent Jedi who rediscovered this secret with the assistance of a shaman of the Whills . Qui-Gon's spirit guided Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi and revealed to them the secret of retaining one's individuality after becoming one with the Force. Yoda during his exile taught it to another Jedi Master , Qu Rahn . The Dark Woman also learned of it at some point.
Death for those Jedi were different: their spirits could retain their individuality and could return as voices, dreams, or apparitions at will, so that they could help those in need of their guidance. On death, their bodies vanished; this was not the case with Qui-Gon, however.
Obi-Wan Kenobi, as he appeared on Mustafar .
This state was temporary, as Force ghosts were an intermediate state between life and afterlife; after a certain amount of time, they would then have to move on to the Netherworld of the Force , another realm of existence. Darth Vader learned of this ability through Darth Sidious , and upon his death, the spirits of Kenobi and Yoda completed his training by granting him the last step in becoming a spirit. Anakin's spirit appeared as that of his younger self, prior to his fall to the dark side.
Certain Sith Lords had also discovered similar techniques. Occasionally their bodies would fade as Jedi would, though like Jedi this was not a prerequisite for becoming a Force ghost. It was not uncommon for the spirits of Sith Lords to remain, bound to the living world through an object, location, or simply due to the force of their malice and hatred. Unlike the Jedi, however, the Sith found little peace in this form, instead existing for restless centuries, eventually driven insane by solitude, memories, or dark side inflicted madness. In many ways, these techniques differed from those taught by the Jedi; the most distinct difference being the user's limited ability to interact with his surroundings. One proficient Sith user of these techniques was Exar Kun .
Notable Sith such as Darth Andeddu and Darth Bane feared their own mortality rather than embracing it and becoming ghosts of the Force such as their Jedi counterparts. Due to this fact they sought ways to escape death and live on indefinitely. Though there was much speculation, Bane's body did not disappear and become one with the Force when he died. His soul was absorbed into his apprentice's body and dominated by her soul leaving behind only a trace of his soul, only sufficient to trouble her hand on occasion. In this case, and many others, the Sith lived on only in the small essences of their souls that they embedded into their Sith holocrons . Whereas the many Jedi who believed that there was no death, only the Force, lived on forever through the acceptance of their death, the Sith believed that the Force would free them and break their chains that bound them to their mortal self. 
Ergast , a Lord of the Old Sith Empire , discovered a technique called the Force walk that allowed a Sith to bind a Force ghost to themselves, allowing them to harness the ghost's Force presence as a source of energy for their own powers. During the Cold War , Ergast's own ghost taught the technique to the renegade Sith Inquisitor Lord Kallig , who sought a weapon against Darth Thanaton under the direction of their ancestor, the ghost of Lord Aloysius Kallig .  The younger Kallig went on to bind a total of four ghosts, including Ergast himself. 
Known Force ghosts
Qu Rahn appearing in a vision to Kyle Katarn .
- Vodo-Siosk Baas
- Empatojayos Brand
- Daeshara'cor *
- Orgus Din †
- Nejaa Halcyon *
- Arca Jeth *
- Qui-Gon Jinn †
- Last Curator of Records *
- Kento Marek †
- Callista Ming (Only via being absorbed by Abeloth)
Obi-Wan Kenobi's Force ghost
- Obi-Wan Kenobi
- Lanius Qel-Bertuk 
- Ulic Qel-Droma
- Wolf Sazen *
- Echuu Shen-Jon
- Anakin Skywalker (Formerly a Sith Lord, repented before death)
- Kol Skywalker †
- Luke Skywalker
- Mara Jade Skywalker
- Anakin Solo † (authenticity questionable)
- Jacen Solo † (As a Sith Lord and only via the Lake of Apparitions)
- Andur Sunrider †
- Meetra Surik
- Matta Tremayne *
- Hosk Trey'lis
- Kazdan Paratus *
- Dree Vandap
- Halagad Ventor
- Vergere (Was also trained as a Sith, light or dark side alignment unclear at time of death)
- Jem Ysanna *
- Jesper Altax
- Nerra Ziveri 
A Sith Guardian Spirit in the Valley of the Dark Lords .
- Quillara Adeen
- Kueller (appears in dream)
Kallig , flanked by the ghosts of Kalatosh Zavros , Darth Andru , Horak-mul , and Ergast
- Darth Andeddu † (spirit destroyed in 137 ABY )
- Darth Andru
- Darth Caedus † (Only via the Lake of Apparitions) †
- Vitiate (spirit destroyed in 3631 BBY ) *
- Quorlac Fornayh
- Githany (Only as a prisoner of a Thought Bomb )
- Dathka Graush † (possessed Naz Felyood in 0 BBY )
- Darth Iratus
- Aloysius Kallig
- Exar Kun † (spirit destroyed in 11 ABY )
- Darth Krayt †
- Terrak Morrhage
- Karness Muur † (spirit destroyed in 137 ABY )
- Freedon Nadd † (spirit destroyed in 3997 BBY )
- Lord Dramath I (spirit destroyed in 3630 BBY )
- Darth Nihilus
- Ajunta Pall (spirit redeemed to the light side in 3956 BBY )
- Darth Sidious (final body destroyed in 11 ABY ; spirit condemned)
- Marka Ragnos † (spirit incapacitated in 14 ABY )
- Darth Vectivus (authenticity questionable)
- Darth Zash (possessed Khem Val )
- Kalatosh Zavros
Dllr Nep and Herian I'ngre's ghosts look on at Rogue Squadron .
- Zeth Durron
- Tag Greenley (non-canon)
- Grotrugga ( ambiguously canon )
- Dice Ibegon
- Herian I'ngre
- Morgan Katarn †
- Kimania 
- Bink Otauna (non-canon)
- R5-D4 (non-canon) 
- Risstenni 
- Erpham Warrick 
- Zik'tath ( ambiguously canon )
Behind the scenes
Obi-Wan Kenobi's spirit appears on Mustafar .
During the original trilogy , some fans and Expanded Universe writers believed that this happened to all Jedi who died, even fallen Jedi who repented at the end of their lives, such as Darth Vader and the Jedi Ulic Qel-Droma. In the latter case, the vanishing was a sign that his spirit was redeemed. In works such as Tales of the Jedi , some Jedi who die are seen dissolving, and sometimes later appearing as ghosts.
Many questions arose during The Phantom Menace , when Qui-Gon Jinn's body did not vanish after his duel with Darth Maul , and instead was cremated on a Jedi funeral pyre like Vader. In Revenge of the Sith it is made known that "dying AND maintaining one's identity" is not in fact what happens to every Jedi, but an ability acquired by Qui-Gon's spirit and passed on to Yoda and Obi Wan.
Qui-Gon Jinn and other differences
Qui-Gon Jinn was the first character in a film to show Star Wars audiences that not all Jedi became Force ghosts upon dying (by virtue of his body not disappearing at death), but he was established in Attack of the Clones as a voice addressing Anakin Skywalker , and also in Revenge of the Sith as the first (by chronological order) film character to learn how to become a Force ghost, despite his body not disappearing at death. Mara Jade Skywalker did something similar after dying. She only faded away when Jacen (secretly Darth Caedus) entered the room in a last-ditch effort to inform the Jedi about him, which would seem to imply that a Force-user who has mastered the ability to turn into a Force ghost has control of their body. Qui-Gon Jinn, as a Force ghost, is also seen to appear to both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker in the Clone Wars animated series episode, " Ghosts of Mortis ." 
It is explicitly stated in Champions of the Force and the Databank on the official site that the organic part of Anakin's body disappeared, and that Luke just burned his suit and mechanical parts for ritualistic purposes.
Controversy sparked when, in the DVD of Return of the Jedi , Sebastian Shaw 's Force ghost was replaced by that of Hayden Christensen 's image, thus removing Shaw's Force ghost from canon and placing Christensen's in its stead.
The Force ghosts on Endor in the original Return of the Jedi
In both the novel and the comic book version of Revenge of the Sith , the spirit of Qui-Gon Jinn tells Yoda that only light-siders may live on as Force ghosts, and that this is something that dark-siders cannot learn, but this claim is not, in fact, true. However, in Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader , Darth Sidious (who mastered and perfected the technique with the use of clone bodies himself) reveals that the ancient Sith Lords once had the ability to "survive death", but this knowledge was somehow lost over time. It is unclear which Sith Lords qualify as "ancient" in this context, although Skere Kaan and Qordis were the last known Sith to have escaped being lost in the Netherworld of the Force before Palpatine. It could be possible that Qui-Gon was misinformed, considered the Sith way a separate technique, or even that the concept of it only applying to Light side users was simply one of his many (often radical) theories. There is also the distinct possibility that light side Force ghosts and dark side Force ghosts are fundamentally different, and that's what Qui-Gon meant. Indeed Jedi Force ghosts seem to be "freed" into the netherworld by the passing of their physical forms and conversely, Sith Force ghosts seem to be "trapped" or attached by death, be it to a relic (the Muur Talisman , Ulic Qel-Droma's Sith amulet, etc.) or to specific locations (such as the Massassi Temples in Yavin IV, ancient Sith tombs, etc.), however the Sith Lord Darth Marr became a Force ghost after death and was apparently able to move freely in the material realm.
This question applies to non-Jedi, such as Morgan Katarn who have appeared in that form. It is assumed that spirits of Force-sensitives , although not fully trained Jedi when they lived, can be manifested by the Force in a Force nexus (places where it is extremely strong), such as the Valley of the Jedi. Also, the Sith Lord Ajunta Pall lived on through the Force in such a manner as a Force ghost, though it is relatively unknown how or why he remained. However, it can be speculated that his extreme rage and anger made his presence linger. This has been applied to Exar Kun , who used the dark side to feed off of the life force of the Massassi just before he died. It may be possible that spirits of other Sith Lords latched onto a place strong in the dark side, feeding off of it like a parasite.
The non-canonical characters Tag Greenley and Bink Otauna become Force-ghosts after dying in the explosion of the second Death Star , and appeared on Endor next to Obi-Wan, Yoda, and both a younger and older vision of Anakin Skywalker.
Mace Windu appears as a Force ghost in the alternate history comic Star Wars Infinities: The Empire Strikes Back in a vision to Darth Vader , though this may only be a mental vision in Vader's mind as opposed to an actual Force ghost.
The Force ghost versions of Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, and Ben Kenobi are playable characters on LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy and LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga .
In the Star Wars Tales story " Skippy the Jedi Droid ," the title character (otherwise known as R5-D4 ) becomes a Force ghost following his destruction by the Empire.
In the Robot Chicken: Star Wars special, Jar Jar Binks is turned into a Force ghost after Darth Vader ejects him from an airlock.
The Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith Edition depicts that Obi-Wan's Force ghost is able to be affected by Starkiller's Force attacks, including Force lightning . This is like how in Knights of the Old Republic one can strike a ghost with lightning or any other power or weapon in the non-canon duel the player may cause if they fail to redeem the ghost. 
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Notes and references
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jedi Academy Training Manual
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Jedi vs. Sith: The Essential Guide to the Force
- ↑ Star Wars : Episode III Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ Legacy of the Force: Betrayal
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Galaxy of Fear: Ghost of the Jedi
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Hero's Guide
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 Star Wars : Episode VI Return of the Jedi
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 Jedi Academy Training Manual
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
- ↑ Heir to the Empire
- ↑ Darth Plagueis
- ↑ Legacy (2006) 11
- ↑ Champions of the Force
- ↑ Star Wars : Episode III Revenge of the Sith novelization
- ↑ Jedi Apprentice Special Edition: The Followers
- ↑ Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide
- ↑ Darth Bane: Dynasty of Evil
- ↑ Destruction
- ↑ Clouds of Genarius: Into the Storm Clouds – Living Force
- ↑ Hunting the Wyrd – Living Force
- ↑ Though a canon character, R5-D4 becomes a Force ghost at the end of the non-canon Star Wars Tales story " Skippy the Jedi Droid ." In the official canon, R5-D4 was not destroyed, and was taken in by Voren Na'al .
- ↑ From the Trees – Living Force
- ↑ Star Wars : Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
- ↑ The Making of Star Wars Revenge of the Sith
- ↑ Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- 1 Baylan Skoll
- 2 Hello there
- 3 Ahsoka Tano
14 Lightsaber Blade Plugs You Should Know About
A lightsaber blade plug is a small, cylindrical piece that may be installed in a lightsaber blade socket when the blade is removed. A blade plug, which may range from basic to ornate in design, completes the look of a lightsaber hilt. Let’s look at the offerings of 14 different blade plug sellers. Which one is your favorite?
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https://www.etsy.com/shop/3DSabers Diameter: 1 inch or 7/8 inch Type: for custom sabers Location: United States 3DSabers offers a wide selection of blade plug designs. The custom designs are 3D printed, sanded, and painted. A sealer coat is applied as well. Some designs feature familiar logos from a galaxy far, far away. Other logo designs are inspired by other pop culture franchises. The company makes non-logo designs as well (e.g. Turbine and Reactor inspired designs). Full disclosure, 3DSabers previously sent me a few of their blade plugs for free to review .
2. Outer Rim Sabers
https://www.etsy.com/shop/OuterRimSabers Diameter: 1 inch or 7/8 inch Type: for custom sabers (not neopixel compatible) Location: United States Although Outer Rim Sabers currently only makes one lightsaber blade plug design, The Flame blade plug knows how to stand out in a crowd. The 3D printed blade plug design resembles of flame at the top (the design also looks a bit like a crystal or an ice chunk). The Flame blade plug pairs well with a variety of lightsaber hilt designs and may serve as decorative quillons (i.e. side blades) on Kylo Ren style crossguard sabers. Outer Rim Sabers also sells Flame Blade Tips that lightsaber enthusiasts may attach on the end of a lightsaber blade. Full disclosure, Outer Rim Sabers previously sent me some stands and blade plugs to review.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/RockyMountain3DPrint Diameter: 1.1 inch (1 inch diameter or other diameters upon request) Type: for Galaxy’s Edge lightsabers (or custom sabers upon request) Location: United States RockyMountain3DPrint makes, you guessed it, 3D printed blade plugs! Many of the designs are inspired by logos/emblems from the movies and from Savi’s Workshop themes. The company also offers to put 1-3 letters of text on the blade plug cap. By default, the blade plugs taper to 1.1 inches (sized to fit Galaxy’s Edge lightsabers from Savi’s Workshop or Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities), however, the seller will create 1 inch blade plugs or other diameters upon request.
4. Black Bear Salvage
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BlackBearSalvage Diameter: 1 inch or 7/8 inch Type: for custom sabers (neopixel upgrade available) Location: United States Black Bear Salvage specializes in custom blade plugs made with found parts. Black Bear Salvage blade plugs have a rustic, “lived-in universe” vibe that may particularly complement weathered hilts and Original Trilogy style hilts. Since the blade plugs are made using salvaged material, the available designs may vary and rotate over time.
5. defconbird and tmsh1210
https://www.ebay.com/str/defconbird https://www.ebay.com/sch/tmsh1210/m.html Diameter: 1 inch (defconbird) 7/8 inch (tmsh1210) Type: for custom sabers Location: United States Defconbird and his nephew tmsh1210 make high quality turbine style blade plugs and blade plugs with a mechanical inspired design. Some of the blade plugs feature a glow core, which is a glow in the dark acrylic rod. Many of the designs have a metal outer ring and metal in-set components. Full disclosure, defconbird previously sent me some blade plugs to review .
6. Force Ghost Sabers
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ForceGhostSabers Diameter: 1 inch Type: for custom sabers Location: United States Force Ghost Sabers makes a series of blade plugs with a resin-printed cap that is painted silver. The designs have a symmetrical appearance. Many of the blade plugs resemble industrial turbines or reactors. Force Ghost Sabers also sells the unpainted caps that the buyer may paint and attach to their own blade stock.
7. The Custom Saber Shop and KR Sabers
https://www.thecustomsabershop.com https://thesaberarmory.com Diameter: 1 inch and 7/8 inch Type: for custom sabers Location: United States (The Custom Saber Shop), United Kingdom (KR Sabers) The Custom Saber Shop sells one of the most affordable blade plugs called “1” hilt safety plug” and blade plugs with laser-cutout logos on the top. The company also sells blade plugs designed for specific character hilts, like the “hilt safety plug style 3” (a Graflex/Skywalker lightsaber style blade plug). The character hilt blade plugs are made by the UK based custom saber company KR Sabers and are also available in the KR Sabers store, which is called The Saber Armory.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Saberforge Diameter: 1 inch Type: for custom sabers Location: United States Saberforge offers an assortment of blade plugs. Some blade plugs have a metal cap while other blade plugs have a laser cut acrylic cap with a silver or brass color. Some of the blade plugs feature a symmetrical, turbine or reactor style design. Others feature logos.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JarJarSithCustoms Diameter: 1 inch Type: for custom sabers Location: France Based in France, JarJarSithCustoms makes several variations of turbine blade plugs. The company also offers to make a custom design tailored to the ideas of the buyer. JarJarSithCustoms, a relative newcomer to Etsy, opened their Etsy store in 2021.
https://sabertrio.com Diameter: 1 inch Type: for custom sabers Location: Malaysia Sabertrio makes two blade plug types: Reactor and Brass Pin. Both are machined from acrylic and use a metal cap. The blade plug exude a simple, elegant, and classic aesthetic that would complement many lightsaber hilt styles. Attach the Sabertrio Neo Chip (sold separately) to the blade plugs to make them neopixel compatible.
11. Darkside Engineering
https://therebelarmory.com/thread/1456/arkm-dse-razor-blade-plugs Diameter: 1 inch Type: for custom sabers Location: United States Darkside Engineering make a product line of razor blade plugs incorporate a rotary shaver head into the design. Darkside Engineering blade plugs are high quality and boast a realistic, industrial sensibility. The rotary shaver head allows light to shine through thin slots, creating a turbine or reactor appearance. In January 2021 the company stated they are not currently accepting orders because they are sourcing parts. The company said they intend to get blade plug production ramped up again soon.
12. Vire Sabers
https://www.ebay.com/str/viresabers Diameter: 1 inch Type: for custom sabers Location: United States Vire Sabers sells an acrylic transparent blue blade plug and an acrylic transparent red blade plug. Both blade plugs are a very simple and clean design. The blue blade plug works best with a blue in-hilt LED and the red blade plug works best with a red in-hilt LED.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/FoxstarSaberArtifice Diameter: 1 inch Type: for custom sabers Location: United States
FoxstarSaberArtifice offers blade plugs with an aluminum cap and a PVC blade stock body. Most designs are symmetrical with a reactor/turbine style sensibility. The blade plugs feature various powder coating color options. By default, the blade plugs are shipped without glue, but the seller will glue the cap to the blade stock body upon request.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/AtomSabers Diameter: 1 inch Type: for custom sabers Location: Spain Atom Sabers only sells one lightsaber blade plug design. The simple and elegant Prequel Trilogy style design features a machined aluminum cap that is attached to a polycarbonate housing. AtomSabers sells the blade plug in a quantity of 2.
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Star Wars: The Untold Truth Of Force Ghosts
Alongside lightsabers, droids, and moon-like space stations with fatal design flaws, life after death is a signature feature of the Star Wars franchise. Long before Darth Maul was granted his improbable reprieve from certain doom solely on the merit of being too cool to kill, the Jedi were cheating death all the way back in 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope . In that groundbreaking first film, Obi-Wan's sacrifice allows Luke Skywalker and company to escape from the Death Star . Still, it seems like an unfairly high price to pay ... until Obi-Wan reappears in 1980's The Empire Strikes Back as a translucent ghost with a groovy blue glow. Sure, we'd heard Obi-Wan's voice in Luke's head urging him on, but without the context that the later films provide, that could be interpreted as an inspirational memory. By the time Blue Ghost Obi-Wan is chilling on a log in Empire , though, all doubt is removed: The Jedi can survive death!
Well, sort of. Over the course of the 40 years that have passed since ghostly Obi-Wan debuted, a galaxy of sequels, prequels, animated series, comics, novels, and games have written and rewritten the story. With Disney's acquisition of the franchise, some material is no longer considered canon , while some has been relegated to the limbo of " Star Wars legend" status. But the lore surrounding the Jedi practice of transcending death has only deepened with age. Let's take a look at the untold truth of Force ghosts.
While Obi-Wan is the first Jedi that audiences see return as a Force ghost — or "Force spirit" as they're now officially called — it is Qui-Gon Jinn who first masters the projection of his consciousness beyond death. This idea is first introduced in a brief exchange between Obi-Wan and Yoda at the end of Revenge of the Sith, and expanded on in season six of the animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars . Qui-Gon is seen contacting Yoda from beyond the grave in the form of a cool light show, thanks to an ability he's picked up postmortem in the " Netherworld of the Force ." His spirit is given posthumous instruction by the Force Priestesses , five mysterious beings living on a " Force planet " known as the "Wellspring of Life."
A deleted scene from Revenge of the Sith depicts another version of this story, with Qui-Gon saying that he learned to transcend death from a shaman of the Whills , a community of Force-sensitive beings best known for their extensive record of the galaxy's history. Both versions are considered canon, leading many fans to posit that Qui-Gon's training from the shaman was (ahem) cut short by Darth Maul, and completed by the Force Priestesses.
Where there's a Whill...
The Whills are one of the oldest creative elements of the Star Wars universe, dating back to creator George Lucas' earliest drafts of Star Wars , entitled, "The Journal of the Whills." Despite being pivotal to both the history of the franchise and in-universe lore, Lucas' own description of the Whills has changed repeatedly over the years.
Originally presented as immortals observing and telling the stories of Star Wars — perhaps as the authors of those signature opening crawls — the Whills evolved into "microbiotic beings that feed off the Force and control the entire universe," an idea that would later reappear as midi-chlorians in The Phantom Menace . They have since been referenced in a deleted scene from Revenge of the Sith , in which Qui-Gon states that he learned the transcendence of death from a " shaman of the Whills ." They are further referenced by Donnie Yen's Rogue One character, Chirrut , a Force-sensitive, monk-like " Guardian of the Whills ." This suggests that, whatever a "Whill" may be, the Force is strong with them.
Not "the" Force, but "a" Force
"May the Force be with you." The age-old catchphrase conjures the idea of a single unifying energy that "surrounds us, penetrates us, and binds the galaxy together." But there is actually more than one Force in the Star Wars universe, and we're not talking about "Light Side" versus "Dark Side," either. According to Star Wars lore, there is the Living Force , which is the energy of all living things in the present moment — this is the energy that Jedi tap into for their powers. Then there is the Cosmic Force , which can be seen as the energy of all space and time.
To become a Force ghost, a Jedi must become as one with the will of the Cosmic Force as they were with the will of the Living Force in life. This allows their consciousness to survive when their energy transfers from the Living to the Cosmic upon death. This is sometimes called "denying the will of the Force." As Qui-Gon explains in an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars , "All energy from the Living Force, from all things that have ever lived, feeds into the Cosmic Force, binding everything, and communicating to us through the midi-chlorians. Because of this, I can speak to you now."
Learning to die
In 2014, Disney announced the characters and concepts introduced in Star Wars' " expanded universe " of novels, comics, and games would no longer be considered canon. Up to that point, a variety of Star Wars stories referenced the rare ability to escape death and live on as a Force ghost as a long-lost Jedi skill. Apparently, those last-gen Force ghosts were long-lost too, because we never saw them.
The power to survive death as a shimmery blue Force ghost has since been retconned into an ancient teaching passed down by either the Whills, the Force Priestesses, or both. One fact remains consistent: It ain't easy. Becoming "at one with the Cosmic Force" in order to transform into a Force ghost upon death requires the kind of calm and contemplative mind typically only found in Jedi, as well as years of disciplined study. There's a reason why most of the successful practitioners we've seen — Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Luke — were hermits with a lot of time to spend in meditation.
"Denying the will of the Force" and "projecting your consciousness into the realm of the Cosmic Force" sounds kind of inexplicable, to be honest. It requires meditation upon mysterious deep knowledge, and, apparently, years of working in isolation. Well, except for one person ...
After decades of being the galaxy's most unbalanced absentee dad, Darth Vader gets to wipe the slate clean and return as Force ghost Anakin — either "emo Anakin" or "middle-aged rando Anakin," depending on the edition. That's because one surefire way to get the glow-y blue ghost treatment is for a Jedi to "commit a final act of selflessness that results in their death." Vader does so by saving Luke and betraying the Emperor, a fight he knows he can't survive. In the book Star Wars: The Annotated Screenplays , a scene deleted from Return of the Jedi explains that the Force ghosts of Yoda and Obi-Wan rescue Anakin's spirit from the Netherworld of the Force and complete his training. Either way, Anakin gets to skip the whole "meditating hermit" thing.
Get rid of the body
Obi-Wan's sacrifice in A New Hope was a stunning surprise for audiences in 1977, and still packs a punch for anyone seeing it with fresh eyes. Just like Vader nudging Obi-Wan's empty robes with the toe of his boot, viewers are left anxiously wondering if ol' Ben meant to do that. Part of a Jedi's training to "deny the will of the Force" involves transforming their bodies into pure energy. We see Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Luke all close their eyes in meditation before their deaths, which are followed by the vanishing of their bodies. We see Qui-Gon Jinn try it too, during his brief moment of respite during the " Duel of the Fates " scene. According to the novelization of Return of the Jedi , even Anakin's body transforms into energy after his death, leaving only the mechanical parts of Vader behind to be burned. We bet Luke wishes his dad could have managed that trick before he had to lug him up that ramp onto the lander.
Jedi see dead people
While it is clear that transforming into a Force ghost after death requires intense training and self-sacrifice, it can be inferred that even just seeing one may also require some level of skill. Because Force ghosts have only appeared in scenes where they are speaking to other Jedi, it is difficult to state definitively if they are invisible to non-Jedi, but evidence suggests this is the case. Han Solo doesn't see Obi-Wan appear to Luke on Hoth, after all. In fact, Leia, despite being Force-sensitive herself , somehow misses the three glowing dudes standing in the corner at the Ewoks' celebration, which suggests that training is required. This could, likewise, explain why Luke is only able to hear Obi-Wan's disembodied voice during the Battle of Yavin, but is able to faintly glimpse Obi-Wan through the snow on Hoth. It is only after training with Yoda that Luke sees Obi-Wan's apparition in full.
Objects pass through them ... except when they don't
Regardless of all this deeply layered lore, the movies and series are unclear about whether or not Force ghosts can interact with their physical surroundings. They are semi-transparent (light clearly passes through them) and can appear and vanish at will, but they also walk around and sit on logs like they did in their solid, mortal forms. In The Last Jedi , Yoda's ghostly walking stick even manages to thwack Luke on the head. So are they "ghosts" or not?
As with all things Star Wars , even this inconsistency has been explained. In the anthology book From a Certain Point of View , Qui-Gon Jinn's Force ghost appears to Obi-Wan while he's living as a hermit on Tatooine, and explains that he has continued to grow in his understanding of the ability, even after death. While he can initially only contact the minds of the living as a disembodied voice, he later becomes tangible enough to interact with the physical world.
They can use Force powers ... except when they can't
Yoda is seen in The Last Jedi wielding a heretofore unseen Jedi power: Drawing lighting from the sky to strike the tree library. Not only can he interact with his surroundings, he can demolish them with lightning. In A New Hope , Obi-Wan warns Darth Vader, "If you strike me down, I will become more powerful that you can imagine" — that seems like a pretty accurate description of an immortal, lightning-slinging Jedi. This, of course, begs the question: Why don't the Force ghosts help out more often? Obi-Wan graduates from mentor to guardian angel after his death and is always close by with advice and encouragement, but he never actually intervenes as Yoda does. In The Empire Strikes Back , Obi-Wan tries to discourage Luke from leaving for Cloud City, saying, "If you choose to face Vader, you do it alone. I cannot interfere." After Yoda's trick with the tree library, it is safe to say that Obi-Wan will not interfere, but whether he cannot is arguable.
Force ghosts can interact with each other
At the end of Return of the Jedi , an Ewok village hosts a celebration for all the heroes who survived till the end of the trilogy, as well as a few who didn't. Hanging in the corner like ethereal chaperones at a ghost prom are three shimmering blue figures: Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Anakin. Depending on the edition of the film you're watching, Anakin might be Hayden Christensen or he might be Sebastian Shaw. But while you were distracted by them, you may have missed a little moment shared between his fellow spirits. As if to say, "Those sure were some crazy star wars, weren't they, old chum," Obi-Wan's Force ghost rests his hand on the shoulder of Yoda's Force ghost. That's right: Sir Alec Guinness side-hugs a Muppet. No wonder this film is a classic. But the implication that comes with the camaraderie is that Force ghosts can interact with each other as if they were on the physical plane. Could they ghost high-five? Do they exist on a separate plane of reality that somehow meshes with ours, but not so much that Luke could shake Ghost Yoda's hand? Who knows. Ghost Yoda isn't telling.
They time travel
Complaints mounted that new, too-powerful Force abilities were imbalancing the story with each successive film of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Strangely, the wildest Force power of all –- one associated with Force ghosts -– was actually introduced in the animated series, Star Wars Rebels , with little outcry. In episode 13 of season four, Ezra Bridger steps through the Force wielders ' portal into the " World between Worlds ," where he is able to commune with the voices of Jedi past and present. Ezra learns that the consciousnesses of dead Jedi travel through the World between Worlds, similar to George Lucas' description of the Netherworld of the Force. This is how the voices of long-dead Jedi encourage Rey in her moment of crisis — Force ghosts exist outside of normal time, as well as space. While the term "time travel" has yet to be associated with Star Wars , that's absolutely what the Force ghosts are doing.
Sith can live on after death too ... sorta
Denying the "will of the Living Force" in order to survive death requires one's consciousness be so perfectly attuned with the "will of the Cosmic Force" that it remains intact and transfers along with the rest of the being's energy. If submitting to the will of the Cosmic Force is hard for Jedi, it is impossible for the Sith, who don't like submitting to much of anything. Unable to transform themselves into Force ghosts, the Dark Side-aligned Sith have found other ways to survive beyond death, by binding some portion of their personality onto an object. In Star Wars Rebels , Ezra Bridger encounters the last vestiges of a Sith called " the Presence ," that has bound her energy to a Sith holocron. Similarly, in Marvel Comics' 2018 miniseries, Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith , the spirit of a long-dead Sith lord called Darth Momin possesses anyone who wears his mask. This is arguably not sentience like a Force ghost experiences, but it is not entirely dissimilar. Some part of these Sith does live on, grafted onto the artifact of their choosing. Perhaps this is why so many Sith Lords dig tchotchkes.
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Star Wars: Force Ghosts, Explained
Explaining what was the deal with Luke, Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon Jinn, and more.
The canonical history of force ghosts, what can force ghosts do, who cannot become a force ghost.
The Star Wars franchise has always veered the line between science fiction and fantasy. Ever since the original movie was released in 1977, one of the more nebulous, fantastical elements of the franchise is the appearance of force ghosts.
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In simple terms, force ghosts are a means for force-powered characters to return from the dead and aid the heroes. But the Star Wars franchise has not always made it clear how or why force ghosts work the way they do. In some instances, the ability needs to be learned; in others, it appears any force character can return as a force ghost.
Not every Jedi can become a force ghost after death. Special training is required , and only specific individuals were capable of it. Plus, it was only accessible by those who followed the light side of the Force . Meaning that any Sith, or Dark Force users would not be able to return after death in such a way.
During the Clone Wars, Yoda ventured to a hidden planet known as The Wellspring of Life. A planet so powerful with the light side of the Force that many believed it to be the origins of life itself, as well as the birthplace of the infamous microscopic organisms known as midi-chlorians.
There, he learned that he was not the first to visit the planet, for Qui-Gon Jinn had visited it prior to his death.
While there, Yoda encountered five beings known as The Force Priestesses . They were physical manifestations of the Living Force and the Cosmic Force.
Talking about The Force Priestesses, creator of The Clone Wars TV Series, Dave Filoni has said , "It’s one ancient being separated over a time that for our perception to be able to see her, she is these many different iconic things presented to us. But she died a long, long, long time ago, she is conscious in the Force, and she has a limited ability to manifest."
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It is presumed that both Qui-Gon Jinn and Yoda learned from The Force Priestesses the means of returning after death in the form of a force ghost, but these events have not been shown or explained in full detail.
It is also said that Qui-Gon Jinn learned the ability from a Shaman of the Whills . This individual was featured in a deleted scene from Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, in which Qui-Gon regaled his knowledge to Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Due to the deleted nature of this scene, it is unclear how canonical this event is. What is known, however, is that only those who displayed absolute selflessness could retain consciousness after death .
Qui-Gon Jinn died prior to completing his training . Due to this, for a long time he was only able to contact Yoda via a disembodied voice, and within dreams and visions.
He was later able to complete his training after death, and eventually appeared as a full-force spirit to Obi-Wan Kenobi at the end of the Disney+ miniseries, Obi-Wan Kenobi. He then passed this knowledge and ability onto Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Anakin Skywalker at a later point.
Force ghosts were not just able to visually manifest themselves anywhere in the galaxy. They were also capable of interacting with living beings , physically, and they could manipulate the Force .
For example, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Yoda was able to manipulate the weather, as well as physically touch Luke Skywalker. And in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi could touch the environment, avoiding branches and sitting on trees.
Luke Skywalker also learned this ability. Upon his death at the end of The Last Jedi, he was later able to grab Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber when an enraged Rey threw it at the debris of a fallen ship. He was then also able to use the force to lift his X-Wing out of the water, allowing Rey to use it – presumably once it dried down.
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Once one with the force, the physical body of a Jedi would vanish from existence. Saving the need for a funeral. Due to his death prior to completing his training, Qui-Gon Jinn’s body did not vanish, so he still required a funeral pyre.
Leia Organa-Solo was able to maintain a physical form a while after death when she manifested the appearance of Han Solo and talked to her son, Ben Solo, aka Kylo Ren. Once her son died, so did her body vanish, suggesting a link between his and her life.
When the body of a fallen Jedi vanishes, it enters the Netherworld of The Force . A place described similarly to heaven, but one that has yet to be seen or explained fully in Star Wars canon.
Force ghosts were limited to those who followed a selfless life, the light side of the Force, of were Jedi . The Sith, and Dark Force users were unable to manifest themselves after death in such a way. And non-force users were unable to return too.
However, there are other means of retaining life after death in the Star Wars canon. Some consider them... unnatural. A Sith known as Presence was able to implant their memories within a Sith holocron. Darth Momin similarly had his consciousness bound after death to an ancient mask.
The Nightsisters, using dark force powers and magick were also able to return after death. Sometimes in zombified form, and other times as green specters. They could speak after death, haunt the living, and even possess individuals.
Darth Sidious meanwhile was able to transfer his soul into a cloned body of his, sometime before his first body was destroyed. In need of a younger, more capable body, he wanted his granddaughter Rey to strike him down, initiating a sort of ritual that would transfer his soul into her body. But she refused – for some reason.
While not every Jedi could manifest fully as force ghosts without training, they could be contacted by the living. Leia Organa-Solo taught Rey a method of contacting the fallen Jedi, hoping that they would support the young Jedi on her quest. Rey struggled to reach out to the fallen Jedi though, but eventually managed to gain contact with many of them.
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Can Force Ghosts Fight?
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Posted on Published: December 4, 2022 - Last updated: December 26, 2022
While for most death is the end of their story, this isn’t the case for some in the galactic universe of Star Wars. For a select few, there is life after death, and they are known as Force Ghosts.
The premise of Force Ghosts has always been an intriguing one to many in the fandom, consequently raising significant questions about them.
One of the most major queries being whether or not the Force Ghosts can interact with the physical world, let alone fight. This is exactly what we will be uncovering in this article, so follow along as we dive in.
Table of Contents
What Is a Force Ghost?
Can force ghosts interact with the physical world, can they use lightsabers, can they be killed by other force ghosts, conclusion .
Before we can get into the meat of the matter, we must first understand what a Force Ghost is.
Force Ghosts were Force-sensitives whose essence and consciousness was preserved after their passing.
Since the Force exists within all living beings, once one dies they are naturally returned to the Force. However, there are few Force-sensitives who maintain their identities and essentially become immortal.
In order to become a Force Ghost one must be specially trained and share a strong connection to the Force. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on who you root for), this skill has only been achievable by Jedi.
Becoming a Force Ghost requires the Force-sensitive being in question (in this case the Jedi), to be fully immersed in the light side of the Force . One must die selflessly, making a major sacrifice for the good of another living being or group.
This specific requirement works in tandem with the Jedi Code, which essentially stipulates that the Jedi must be the emotionless, peacekeepers of the galaxy.
Of course, this means that the Sith and other dark side Force users are incapable of becoming Force Ghost . Still, they have created their own technology which gives them a similar effect, known as Sith Spirits.
It is well known that Force Ghosts have the ability to interact with the living but can they interact with their physical environment?
Well, according to Wookieepedia, Force Ghosts can interact with the living just not on a physical level due to their physical form vanishing. However there is evidence to the contrary.
This is seen when Obi-Wan Kenobi sat on a rock while talking to Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi .
Now, there was debate as to whether or not Kenobi merely projected an image of himself perched on a rock to seem more realistic and personable to Skywalker, but there were other instances that suggest he could have interacted with the actual rock.
In The Last Jedi , Jedi Grand Master Yoda can be seen summoning a lightning bolt from the sky, subsequently setting a tree on fire. All this was done while he was a Force Ghost.
In other words, it is theoretically possible that the spirits of the fallen Jedi could momentarily attain tangibility by drawing on the Force connection within the object (or living being) they wish to interact with.
Right off the bat, we can say that Force Ghosts cannot fight . This may be a tad confusing considering Yoda’s Force Ghost had the ability to set a tree ablaze, so let me explain.
Force Ghosts cannot fight physical beings. As mentioned before, they only possess the ability to interact with palpable objects and beings temporarily. Thus, it is theoretically impossible for a Force Ghost to fight a physical person.
To that end, because of this momentary tangibility, it would be virtually impossible for a physical person to successfully fight a Force Ghost.
Furthermore, the premise of fighting was against the Jedi Code. Specifically, it was against the Jedi’s rule to not hurt another living being unless it is in self defense, as life is deemed precious.
Since all Force Ghosts are the most selfless and dedicated of Jedi, fighting was not something they would often think about.
In terms of whether or not Force Ghosts could fight one another, they technically could. Because they are fighting in the same form, they could interact with each other in a physical sense.
Even so, Force Ghosts usually did not opt to fight one another, rather they compared, and often competed to see who’s influence over the living is stronger .
Force Ghosts cannot wield lightsabers because, once again, they lack the permanent tangibility to do so.
In The Last Jedi , Luke Skywalker was able to use a Force Projection which depicted him with a broken lightsaber. While this is not exactly the same as a Force Ghost, it is quite similar and follows the same basic concept.
The lightsaber Luke was holding then and in The Rise of Skywalker could not have been a real lightsaber. Thus, it was merely a conveyed image.
Can They Be Killed?
As we have already established, Force Ghosts are immortal which means they cannot be killed .
What’s more, as mentioned in a Reddit thread , Force Ghosts have been fully integrated into the Force. Thus, they can technically exist as long as the Force exists. Which means they can, in theory, remain for as long as the universe itself.
Now, many have argued that this is a change brought about with the newer canon version of Star Wars. This is an understandable viewpoint as in the old canon version, the Force Ghost appeared to have limited functionality, and would eventually just cease to exist.
Over time their strength and connection to the Force would fizzle out, causing them to fade away.
Since Force Ghosts cannot die or be killed, they cannot be killed by other Force Ghosts. Nevertheless, they can interact with one another if need be. This interaction can happen in the same way it does between a Force Ghost and a physical, living being.
What’s more, we already know that all Force Ghosts are Jedi who died in a selfless (and probably heroic) manner. What this means is that it is quite unlikely that any Force Ghost would consider harming another one.
More often than not, they would attempt to compete against each other to see who has the better control over the Force, or influence over a living being.
Force Ghosts bring to life the fantasy we all have of what it would be like to be immortal. The Force Ghost were the best of the best Jedi, the ones who died valiantly would have been rewarded with miraculous immortality.
While it must have been awesome to technically live forever, the Force users did have some limitations. That is, they could not fight, or use a lightsaber because of their limited ability to interact with their physical surroundings.
@dan, yeah but they then had to write back story to explain the colours of lightsabers because of that
Dagobah isn't Yoda's home planet. He just lived hidden there after order 66.
Is there any way to clean the INSIDE of the blade? I've reveived the Obi-Wan Black Series saber and there…
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- 1 Personality and Behavior
- 2 Appearance
- 4.1 In-Universe canon
- 4.2 Non-canon
- 5 Ghost Families
- 6 Sightings
- 8 References
Personality and Behavior [ ]
Sporofungus terrorizing NYC with his smelly odor.
Ghosts can have greatly different personalities. Some ghosts are serious, while some are fun-loving, and some are even skittish. This can influence some ghosts to seek out humans with the sole objective of terrorizing them, while others can be drawn to avoiding busy and heavily populated areas.
Many ghosts seem to have a natural impulse to hunt materials similar to themselves. Typically they want to consume these materials, but they will also fuse with them and incorporate them into their Booster mode.
One thing all ghosts seem to have in common is their general dislike of humans. Ghosts have no problem using their powers against them, and actually become stronger as they do. The only known ghosts known to be cooperative with humans are those employed by the Ghostforce themselves.
Appearance [ ]
Ghosts are awoken from the objects they are dormant in already in their basic forms. Basic forms are either of the snowball variety - small and round, with nubby limbs and minimal details - or distinct - miniature versions of their booster modes with unique body shapes such as an electric eel or a sarcophagus head.
All ghosts share the ability to enter booster mode. Booster mode is a state a ghost can enter through two ways. Ghosts can feed off of fear people get from being haunted by them, or they can fuse with objects similar to their own makeup. Ghosts who choose to feed off fear use their powers to terrorize individuals, and at a certain point transform into a large, evolved version of their basic form. For example, look to Mikroo or Pharaok , whose booster modes were larger, more intricate versions of what they looked like before.
The other way a ghost can transform is through fusing with material chemically similar to them. That includes ghosts such as Bananice , who has an ice-based physiology and seeks out frozen treats. Once these ghosts have eaten or entered those objects, they become fused with the ghosts energy, and are combined with it in it's booster mode.
Notably, some ghosts appear to have siblings with different powers, that retain separate bodies in their basic form, but combine into a single body when they enter booster mode. Some ghosts may be identical twins, such as Katastroph , or be different in appearance, such as Meta&Lix . These twins are also connected with boo power gaining more power all at once and can enter booster mode by gathering together and forming a special technique.
Abilities [ ]
To see each ghost's nest, visit List of nests . To see each ghost's receptacle, visit List of receptacles .
Every ghost has its own unique powers. Apart from this, ghosts have several other abilities that are shared across the entirety of the species, including: Flight, Intangibility, and Possession. They also have a specific level that indicates how powerful and dangerous they can be. Ghosts with high levels (level 6-9) can be very dangerous and cause major damage to the city. Alternatively, ghosts with lower levels (level 1-5) are generally weak and may cause little damage to the city. The highest known level of a ghost is level nine, according to Miss Jones .
Ghosts lie dormant within different, random objects that can be found throughout New York City . Once a ghost has emerged, either because the object was broken or because it was exposed to something that gave the ghost enough power to escape, they are in a small, tiny form known as the Basic Form .
When they have scared or used their powers on too many civilians, they gain enough Boo Energy to enter a large, enhanced state called booster mode . This allows them to become bigger and mightier, and they gain stronger and previously unseen abilities. Another way to enter booster mode is by digesting or possessing an object, preferably one whose function is compatible with the ghosts powers. Regardless, the ghost gains certain abilities related to the object they have taken control of. This means that there previous special powers are gone, but they gain new, different ones that are on a much larger scale.
Ghosts can be captured solely by the members of Ghostforce using Boo Caps . The process of capturing them begins with a team member releasing their respective ghost's capsule, who will attack the targeted ghost. This will weaken the boosted target, reverting them to their basic form, at which point they can be caught in a small capsule. Although, a ghost can be captured before they enter booster mode. What really matters is that the target ghosts Boo Energy is low enough.
Once inside this capsule, all the effects of the ghosts powers are undone. Ghosts in the capsule can be temporarily released by a member of the Ghostforce, and their abilities can be used against enemies and targets. Most captured ghosts, however, are taken back to the underground laboratory , sucked into the console, and uploaded into the Ectocloud .
In-Universe canon [ ]
- Tamed Ghosts
- Wild Ghosts
Non-canon [ ]
Ghost families [ ].
- Flexible Family (four known members)
- Fractal Family (seven known members)
- Molecular Family (eight known members)
- Spectral Family (seventeen known members)
- Strange/Bizarroic Family (nine known members)
- Viscous Family (seven known members)
Sightings [ ]
- Zak Storm: Super Pirate has a ghost named Clovis , but unlike the ghosts in Ghostforce he isn't dead only having lost his body.
- The ZAG Heroez series, Pixie Girl , has a ghost that looks similar in design to the concept arts of the ghosts in Ghostforce .
- Bananice , Raijin , Bubble-Brush are both colored white.
- Sharkoak and Krik-Krok are both colored light green.
- According to the Ghostforce MIPCOM 2014 trailer , ghosts were originally meant to attack at nighttime instead of daytime. 
- For some reason, when each ghost is dazed or weakened, there eyes turn into a circular line.
- Unlike Miss Jones who relies on Boo Energy using the Boo Fridge, ghosts actually gain Boo Energy by either scaring or using their powers on many civilians. This substance powers ghosts and allows them to become more mightier, without it ghosts would almost be powerless and stuck in their basic form.
- As seen in " Mikroo ", ghost's are immune to their own powers, but they can still be affected by them. For example, although Mikroo's spiky arms shrinks people, since ghosts are immune to their powers, in this case the ghost's arms can only smack itself.
- Sometimes when a ghost enters booster mode, they can greatly affect up their surroundings, without using any of there powers such as the storm in " Raijin " or " Mastaar ".
- Ghosts are aware of the use for the Boo Caps that Ghostforce always carry around them, as seen in " Raijin " where the titular ghost knew it had to dodge Myst's capsule.
- Although, most ghosts seem to mainly terrorise New York City , it has been confirmed that they would also attack in other places as well.  
References [ ]
- ↑ http://www.groupe-tf1.fr/en/press-release/corporate-documents/tfou-announces-development-ghost-force-zagtoon
- ↑ https://ypsilonfilms.com/portfolio/ghostforce
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/CRzTgdfL9FN
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/CRzTu4QrgH2
- 2 Andy Baker
- 3 Liv Baker