Consume Essence, also known as Feed on Dark Side,[1] was a Force power that allowed a dark side Force-user to feed on the fear, hatred, or other negative emotions of others to make himself more powerful. It did not matter why the others were filled with dark emotions; the feelings alone would suffice. Both the Sith Lord Scourge and the Emperor of the reconstituted Sith Empire exhibited the ability; at the age of six, the Emperor—then known as Tenebrae—was able to feed off of his stepfather's anger at his wife's affair to unlock his Force-sensitivity and break the man's neck. Tenebrae continued to use the technique throughout his conquest of his homeworld Medriaas, feeding off of the suffering generated by public executions and torture. Millennia later, Scourge found that his strength in battle came from drawing strength from his opponents; but while it made him more powerful and his enemies weaker, it left him at a disadvantage when facing droids.[2]



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