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Doppelgänger, also known as Similfuturus in High Galactic, was an advanced Force power that allowed a user to create a short-lived duplicate of him- or herself or an external object that is visually distinguishable from the real item through the Force.[1]

Those who have perfected this ability could create Force phantoms of any person of their choosing or trick an enemy into seeing more objects, such as droids, than are actually present.[1]


The Force user could perceive all of the dopplegänger's senses, and to those interacting with it, the dopplegänger seemed real. The user could even interact with the world using telekinesis to move objects, furthering the believability of the illusion.

The dopplegänger could also be detected by all droid audio and video sensors and would fade away if the Force user was injured and ceased using the power.

Force Phantom was similar to a Dopplegänger, being that it was an astral projection of a being created through the use of the Force, but it was a projection of something other than the user's own image. Force phantoms were also most likely used only by the dark side, and usually exhibited corporeal properties and inflicted damage on living beings.

Notable PractitionersEdit

Darth Tyranus,[2] Luke Skywalker and Yarael Poof could all use this ability.[3][4]

A distinct version of Dopplegänger was also used by the Fallanassi, which allowed the creation of a perfect illusion of himself, or another object, that was visually indistinguishable from what was real. This illusion was not limited in size and could be both seen and heard, but, unlike other versions, lacked the ability to physically move objects via telekinesis.[5]

The Jedi-Padawan Ahsoka Tano wondered if this ability would work well on a whole army of clones in the The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The German spelling is "Doppelgänger," but the use of the term in popular fiction varies. The Dungeons & Dragons games often use the Americanized spelling of "doppelganger."



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