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ROTJ Luke force power (canon)

Scaling Luke’s force power

Just thought I’d share this. Although it might not seem like much, I believe it’s overlooked

In From A Certain Point: Return Of The Jedi, we are told that ESB Luke had immense raw power. Which allowed him to resist the effects of Dagobah. So his raw power is passively manifesting in an applicable manner.

“It was a testament to the boy’s raw untrained power that he hadn’t been bowled over by it the moment he drew near in his X Wing”

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The relevant passage is further down. As Yoda dies in ROTJ, we are told:

“The boy was usually the brightest, most intense light around, now Yoda’s flame rivalled his own”

Luke’s force aura is noted as being the “brightest bad most intense”. Which means his power in the force is > Yoda’s. It is important to note that OT Yoda has only strengthened his connection to the force post ROTS per Star Wars: 100 Scenes

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Some may of course object to this reference of force aura referring to power. However, we do have sources indicating that a Jedi’s ‘light’ is read as their power. This scan talks about the lightsaber focusing "the light inside the Jedi" which is clear reference to power:

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Skywalker Family At War says it focuses the energy of the Force:

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So corroborating the scans you get the idea that Force energy of the user = light of the user. This one directly says it attunes to the Force signature of the individual

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Balance is equated to more light here as reasoning for the Jedi of the HR having a deeper connection to the Force.

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Ahsoka also senses Vader’s power when she reaches out with the force:

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Emphasis on “to see how strong he is”

With all this in mind, we must circle back to the passage:

“The boy was usually the brightest, most intense light around, now Yoda’s flame rivalled his own”

Luke’s light (power) is brighter (stronger) than Yoda’s, but as Yoda ascends into becoming a force ghost, he begins to rival Luke’s flame

This means that base ROTJ Luke’s force aura is => force ghost Yoda’s (for a brief moment)

Until Yoda begins to get stronger and stronger. But for a brief moment, Luke matched FG Yoda’s power. The increase in power when they become FGs is significant, as seen below its very sudden and rapid increase:

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Obi Wan also says it:

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So Base ROTJ Luke ~ force ghost Yoda >>>>> OT Yoda>ROTS Yoda in the force

This aligns with Deathstar Battles 2016, which affirms ROTJ Luke is the most powerful Jedi of them all

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Some may claim this is just equating compassion with power, but I see this as more of a descriptor. In the same way Sidious would be called “the most evil and powerful Sith”, Luke is the most compassionate and powerful. Luke is also given given the title of “the most powerful Jedi” above the description. So the accolade is a dual one and that power scale stands

(Also, there may be an attempt to say that “now his flame rivals my own” refers to Obi Wan and not Luke. I see this as unlikely. But if this is the case, this would just upscale Luke even further. As force ghost Obi is far above Yoda. Obi Wan surpassed Yoda in the force in OWK, and by ANH his living self is even further above Yoda in force. So if living Obi is above Yoda, ghost Obi is far far far above living Yoda)

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