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Force barrier was a defensive technique within the Force composed of Force energy, used to block out any potentially deadly elements. The technique itself was an offshoot of Telekinesis and was aligned to neither the light or dark side but was a neutral ability any Force user could learn and deploy. Darth Vader used this ability on several occasions to protect himself from environmental hazards like falling debris, oceanic pressure from being submerged in the depths of Mon Cala, and explosions of fire or shock-waves.[8] Kanan Jarrus used a barrier of Force energy to hold back an explosion.[3]

In 34 ABY, Kylo Ren instinctively used a version of this technique and his Force Stasis ability to stop Chewbacca's bowcaster bolt from causing fatal damage and killing him.[6]

While escaping from Fortress Inquisitorius on Nur, Cere Junda projected a barrier to prevent Darth Vader's lightsaber from harming her and Cal Kestis. Vader attempted to stab through it, partly succeeding, until Junda and Kestis escaped. Shortly thereafter, Vader used a barrier to stop seawater from engulfing him.[4]

In 9 ABY, the force sensitive entity known as "The Child" used a form of the technique to hold back and deflect a blast of fire coming from an Incinerator Stormtrooper.[2]


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