Film Theory: Star Wars, Why don't Force Ghosts do EVERYTHING?

2 juuli 2020
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Star Wars has a LOT of ever shifting lore. One piece that has stayed and evolved since the original trilogy is the Force Ghost. You know, the blue filter versions of all your favorite dead Jedi that pop up to appease the fans - I mean, give sage advice. It's true, when we look at Force Ghosts throughout the franchise, they seem mostly useless. Until we get to the newest trilogy, where they are shooting lightning and lifting giant ships out of the ocean. What?! If these Force Ghosts are so powerful and able to interact with the real world, why do they not help out with all the crazy stuff going down? That's what I aim to answer today!
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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Zach Stewart
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  • "Obi Wans force ghost is also in a bit of a middle ground." No...He has the high ground

    MuzellMuzell6 місяців tagasi
    • Gamma Wiledile

      ThunderFoxx 3013ThunderFoxx 301312 päeva tagasi
    • @The Dumbest Animation Channel yes😂

      ZoroZoro12 päeva tagasi
    • @Poultry Man we are not in tedit

      matt techmatt tech15 päeva tagasi
    • You underestimate my power

      matt techmatt tech15 päeva tagasi
    • its over anakin!

      Getbackup UltraGetbackup Ultra15 päeva tagasi
  • She was made by palpatine and Anakin was made by palpatine I thought that's why they were skywalkers

    josiah fisherjosiah fisher16 tundi tagasi
  • Yeah I’m still salty that Ben/Kylo died :,(

    Murray The catMurray The cat19 tundi tagasi
  • Renlo is bad, Kyle doesn’t DESERVE a woman!

    CatcadevCatcadevPäev tagasi
  • People from disney canon would be disappointed once they learn about legends force ghosts

    Joe DonhJoe DonhPäev tagasi
  • The First line of matpat just Killed me.

    Jakub pikJakub pikPäev tagasi
  • Interesting idea.

    Jerry GlazeJerry Glaze2 päeva tagasi
  • They had to let Luke fulfill the prophecy and could not intervene so your theories like awesome it totally works

    Smitty StuffSmitty Stuff2 päeva tagasi
  • At 12:54 I freaked out because thought my phone was falling off my desk lol

    Nathan StaffordNathan Stafford2 päeva tagasi
  • Good theory, but my idea is that Force ghosts can only interact with people with whom they had strong emotional ties in life. The darksiders overshadow to the Force ghosts, in addition to surrounding themselves with artificial and dead things not very related to the lightsiders. So for a lightside Force ghost, distance is emotional distance. Darksiders do not feel love for anyone except for themselves so they cannot appear to anyone after death, they will be tied to the place where they died or to the only thing with which they were emotionally linked.

    MysteryRomantic GamesMysteryRomantic Games3 päeva tagasi
  • Played fortnite woth the boys lmao

    Jacob DittmerJacob Dittmer3 päeva tagasi
  • No life on the Death Star? You disrespect then billions of people whom worked and lived and had lots of miniclorians that placed is basically a super hub for em so many people packed so close together

    Emerald SwordEmerald Sword3 päeva tagasi
  • Film theory mat pat a sith

    FuriousphantomFuriousphantom4 päeva tagasi
  • I don’t think that clones is canon cuz baby Yoda had the force In The Mandalorian OR mandalorian is not canon

    ZG SpecialistZG Specialist4 päeva tagasi
  • Mattpatt trying to use the force to make me subscribe and I just say no bc I’m already. Subscribed

    The sarcastic DirtbagThe sarcastic Dirtbag5 päeva tagasi
  • Force Ghosts only do what is "the will of the force." And they do actually help. I mean, they literally help in THIS movie. Rey literally says "I am all the jedi." Cheesy line yes but Rey only defeated palatine because of all the other force Ghosts that helped her. Also this movie only had to be duct taped together because big how awful the last jedi was. Don't @ me

    ObiWantheGOATObiWantheGOAT5 päeva tagasi
  • Calling the rise of skywalker a masterpiece...the one thing I will never forgive matpatt for

    SlySpyKurtSlySpyKurt6 päeva tagasi
  • Darth Pad! Ha!

    Olatunde FajimiOlatunde Fajimi6 päeva tagasi
  • Devillish advocate: Yoda and Obi-Wan come from an old order that was riddled with tests, trials, challenges and 'things that you must do alone' sorts of affairs. So they leave Vader to Luke because 1 interfering could actually close Vader off to his son's words, and 2 because it is Luke's trial. They still do something during tEndor hough, and that's making all the Stormtroopers who are deadly accurate in 4 and 5 miss to the point of really being the source of the meme about stormtroopers not hitting anything.

    Villain UsVillain Us6 päeva tagasi
  • This is so so bad

    Reed McLaughlinReed McLaughlin7 päeva tagasi
  • This made me think why there isn’t a game where you are obi wan kenobi where you go across the galaxy learning how to become a force ghost when you die while being attacked by different enemies and stoping threats of Luke skywalker

    Harry FremlinHarry Fremlin8 päeva tagasi
  • leia is a skywalker too

    KiXKiX9 päeva tagasi
  • Me at the age of 9: why doesn’t ghost yoda do anything? Didn’t obi-wan die to become a ghost to destroy the sith? I kid you not, these are the exact things I thought I even wrote it down in a little diary that I wrote.

    Crary TromboneCrary Trombone9 päeva tagasi
  • Force ghost Tupac!

    Theodor HansenTheodor Hansen9 päeva tagasi
  • This is what you people think about while the world literally burns down around you.

    Distant KingdomDistant Kingdom9 päeva tagasi
  • All force ghost have they could just slap anakin to prevent him going to the darkside or just Ending palpatine pernamently hahaha

    Arifa AkterArifa Akter9 päeva tagasi
  • Rey is a skywalker bruh

    Arifa AkterArifa Akter9 päeva tagasi
  • i think because the Jedi (not the actors themselves) knew about this and the ghosts had to stay away so the jedi are so dependent on the ghosts.

    Alexis LopezAlexis Lopez9 päeva tagasi
  • Rise of skywalker’s plot holes proved mace windu is alive, he was never taught how to be a force ghost. So he was just using telepathy.

    Panzzer catPanzzer cat9 päeva tagasi
  • he takes a seat on a log right after that and doesn't fade through it or whatever

    Yup SureYup Sure9 päeva tagasi
  • Pls no not fortunate they ruined everything for me

    O_TopiaO_Topia10 päeva tagasi
  • I will press the subscibe button It is now red

    therudedude YTtherudedude YT10 päeva tagasi
  • Yaaasssss!! Clone Wars!!! I still freak out seeing Liam Neeson's name in the credits😆

    Jordan TJordan T10 päeva tagasi
  • you really thouht that teh rise of skywalker was a good movie have you ever watched teh original trilogy because in my opinion the rise of skywalker is the fourth worst star wars movie ever

    Facundo LoreficeFacundo Lorefice11 päeva tagasi
  • No

    DawnGDDawnGD11 päeva tagasi
  • What if the force ghosts can't "unbalance" the force, and only rebalance it? Like, they can help light side if the dark side is stronger, but they can't help light side if light side is already stronger

    Henrik Bever FikseHenrik Bever Fikse11 päeva tagasi
  • 8:09 Anakins body is also burned so shouldn’t his ghost be immaterial, also he was never trained on that ability?

    AWMK101AWMK10111 päeva tagasi
  • 1. Mat Pat: "Since Star Wars and Marvel both appear in Fortnite, they might be a shared universe." Me: "Considering Star Wars had precursors also named Celestials, in Legends at least, they might've been connected long before that..." 2. What "balance to the Force" means depending on who you ask. There are two answers that I know of. The first, the one George Lucas apparently intended, is that the light side of the Force is the only natural part. Dark Siders like the Sith twist the Force/natural order for their desires and need to be defeated. The second one, which I like to go with, is that the Force actually needs both the light and dark sides to have balance. Overtime, the Jedi and Sith became too stubborn/ignorant to accept that, so the Force used Anakin as it's reset button to wipe out both sides. This allowed itself to restart as fresh as possible, as represented by Luke and Leia. 3. Whether or not there are limits to what Force ghosts can do, they should've told Luke about Palpatine's cloning labs so he and Leia could go blow them up. I'm sorry, but that plot hole's always bugged me!

    John MorganJohn Morgan11 päeva tagasi
  • The force ghosts could have just be in force users minds

    AstroAstro11 päeva tagasi
  • I think the best is Revenge of the sith

    Jannik SaizowJannik Saizow12 päeva tagasi
  • 4:43 What a classic Flight

    Alton HarkeyAlton Harkey12 päeva tagasi
  • Another theory as to why Force Ghosts don't fight living Force users would be that the ghost are made of entirely the Force. A user can just channel them and render them nothing but a power source. Unlike when they were living and had resistance, pure beings of the Force are still nothing more than the force.

    Larry DavisLarry Davis12 päeva tagasi
  • Sooooo…"Yoda learned how to be a Force Ghost…from the Puppet from FNAF?" 😆 "SHARED UNIVERSE CONFIRMED!"

    Molly O'KamiMolly O'Kami12 päeva tagasi
  • Maybe it depends on how rich a planet is in dark/light side influence? Endor is rich in life, but it could be pretty neutral, like Hoth, in terms of dark/light side influence. Dagobah and Acktoo(?) could both be rich in light-side energies, at least in the locations we see the ghosts physically interact, with it being safe to say that Acktoo has vastly more light-side energies than Dagobah, given how much more a light-side ghost is able to do there. Exogol could be rich in dark-side energies, which is why we don't see any light-side force ghosts, and perhaps why the Emporer chose that place as his Sith HQ, which may also explain why he was able to conjure force lightning of that magnitude. The Death Star would normally be neutral, but it has dark-side influences, but they're artificial ones since it's not a natural structure, thus light-side ghosts such as Obi-Wan could interact, but only as voices. Does anyone actually know whether Endor is canonically a light or dark-side planet or not?

    Cogneto BurritoCogneto Burrito12 päeva tagasi
  • Because the script writers didn’t think about it. There you go I save you 16 minutes

    Baily SawyerBaily Sawyer12 päeva tagasi
  • You would also need to stand I. Exactly the right spot for the dagger to work

    Titus FalciolaTitus Falciola13 päeva tagasi
  • force goast 2pack got me dying

    Francis fw wellsFrancis fw wells13 päeva tagasi
  • (6:10) did you seriously call the clone wars a spin-off?

    Nathaniel EkstromNathaniel Ekstrom13 päeva tagasi
  • But the movie was bad :(

    Robinred1601 8912Robinred1601 891213 päeva tagasi
  • Disney broke force ghost.

    Ganerzz Pp0Ganerzz Pp013 päeva tagasi
  • Matt Pat if the ghost did something on Endor The emperor would’ve won because it was Darth Vader that defeated the emperor

    Mr cheese gameingMr cheese gameing13 päeva tagasi
  • So are ghost just physical diffeerent dimension beings. Weren't their powers derived from cells in their body? If they're dead, how do the cells work? Or are the cells OP too?

    timecrashzerotimecrashzero13 päeva tagasi
  • What was stopping you from applying these sorts of criticisms to the last Jedi?

    HALF DAYHALF DAY13 päeva tagasi
  • There the will of the force so the force only lets them show up when the WILL of the force deems its necessary

    Not your Dragon _18Not your Dragon _1813 päeva tagasi
  • So when you’re a Jedi in Star Wars your immortal

    FireWingman87FireWingman8713 päeva tagasi
  • Oh brother

    HALF DAYHALF DAY13 päeva tagasi
  • "I think we all know what it is. And we all know what I'm going to pretend it is." Ow! I snorted my food from sudden laughter!

    FairbrookWingatesFairbrookWingates13 päeva tagasi
  • The sequels would have been better if Rey died not Kylo

    RIOT_ BABY22RIOT_ BABY2213 päeva tagasi
  • Because Rey was the best at everything and she didn’t need help

    LampshadeLampshade13 päeva tagasi
  • rise of skywalker sucks

    100 and 99100 and 9914 päeva tagasi
  • Revens good side actually came back as a Force ghost after his evil side came back and end up having a fight with himself so StarWars actually did it before this movie, an Awsome video tho man It makes a lot more sense than "hah plot reasons" always entertaining keep it up!

    ShowMationShowMation14 päeva tagasi
  • I think the star wars movies were perfect all except the new ones the disney ones they are so porly made and writen a saga is now trash heck jj abrams is comparing lukes charackter to trash. One thing people dont understand is that it was always only about the skywalkers the true ones not rey she is just a girl put up for addoption

    Deadly PhoenixDeadly Phoenix14 päeva tagasi
  • Maybe the reason they did nothing on Endor is because they already knew the outcome.

    Hardware JunkieHardware Junkie14 päeva tagasi
  • Perfect movie really

    the toys and games turtlethe toys and games turtle14 päeva tagasi
  • Yeah, OK but what about dark side force ghosts?

    Mitja DolamičMitja Dolamič14 päeva tagasi
  • I’m Rey Rey who? Rey’ve gone down the ventilation shaft

    GikleGikle15 päeva tagasi
  • Absolutely love this theory I hope Disney gets a wiff of this

    Volker AlmightyVolker Almighty15 päeva tagasi
  • Did you just become a sin count that is not your job

    Michael MyersMichael Myers15 päeva tagasi
  • Endor’s moon, not Endor.....

    JT KerstingJT Kersting15 päeva tagasi
  • DC can also crossover with Marvel

    kicktrap and thingskicktrap and things15 päeva tagasi
  • The gorgeous stepmother peroperatively print because cirrus regionally appear till a zealous makeup. frequent, abstracted fifth

    Eleanor GarrettEleanor Garrett15 päeva tagasi
  • You could fit all the life forms on Hoth in a space cruiser

    Dog Dogballer0Dog Dogballer016 päeva tagasi
  • Trade unions , let the old retire and give new people a chance to build their skills

    Blake DavisBlake Davis16 päeva tagasi
  • Clever

    Agent FridayAgent Friday16 päeva tagasi
  • in ESB Obi Wan said that they can appear only at certain times and places. Also, they cant appear near powerful dark side users such as Vader, and Palpatine.

    Slavic _SlavSlavic _Slav16 päeva tagasi
  • Such an awesome and well thought out theory, it makes perfect sense. This needs to be official canon!

    Panteleimon ZaikisPanteleimon Zaikis16 päeva tagasi
  • Mat pat at the beginning: no Cosmic or living force Half way through: cosmic and living force

    Michael j cabooseMichael j caboose16 päeva tagasi
  • The Will of the Force works in mysterious ways

    ҉Whi͓telegs̺̪͚҉Whi͓telegs̺̪͚16 päeva tagasi
  • Then how come mace windu a ghost

    NightmareNightmare16 päeva tagasi

    Raphael Carvalho BezerraRaphael Carvalho Bezerra16 päeva tagasi
  • To be fair, Darth Vader spends a very minimal time on Endor. He spends most of the time floating up on the SSD or the Death Star itself. He only comes down long enough to collect Luke and zip back up.

    Marian MMarian M16 päeva tagasi
  • They didn't attack on endor because Vader is Anakin and Anakin is they're friend

    noukoumnoukoum16 päeva tagasi
  • The force awakens is truly a mess and a garbage movie

    TheEmperorOfDriftsTheEmperorOfDrifts16 päeva tagasi
  • NOTHING under the Disney umbrella is worth watching

    Smoothly RoughSmoothly Rough16 päeva tagasi
  • Why did it take 6 minutes to get to the theory

    BextoMooseBextoMoose16 päeva tagasi
  • This dagger has done terrible things while holding younglin slayer 9000

    Brady18dBrady18d16 päeva tagasi
  • she put the gosh darn saber in the SAND ITS ANAKINS AND SHE PUT IT IN THE SAND

    David SchweighoferDavid Schweighofer17 päeva tagasi
  • Even though I've already hit the subscribers button and turned on the notification bell I'm going to do it again because why not????😊 ( Also you used the force mind ability thing so I have to do it)😊👍😂 Anyway great video😊👍😄👍👍👍👍

    Jack HillmanJack Hillman17 päeva tagasi
  • Force ghost only can interact with force user or Jedi

    Leon YTLeon YT17 päeva tagasi
  • Obi wan said though “if you choose to face Vader you will do it alone I cannot interfere” so there’s that I guess doesn’t really explain why he can’t tho

    alarks1alarks117 päeva tagasi
  • The force ghost don’t do anything because their ghost

    Fazbear shortsFazbear shorts17 päeva tagasi
    • And if this is was joke then sorry but it sucks.

      floopfloop17 päeva tagasi
    • Have you actually watched the video? Or even seen the movies? Force ghosts can take on a physical form in some places, like how Luke caught a lightsaber that was thrown into a fire.

      floopfloop17 päeva tagasi
  • So basically the only problem with rise of Skywalker was.... well everything.

    MeAgain HimAgianMeAgain HimAgian17 päeva tagasi
  • In lore qui gon gin actually said that they only interact to keep characters or those in the galaxy to keep the dark side at bay

    joe janjoe jan17 päeva tagasi
    • That would not change anything about this theory. If they could've appeared on Palpatine's planet (forgot what it was called) then of course they would have, to stop him from unleashing a GIGANTIC ARMY OF SPACE SHIPS WITH DEATH STAR LASERS. I would think that would qualify as "keeping the dark side at bay", wouldn't you?

      floopfloop17 päeva tagasi
  • So quick question will star wars ever have a male jedi again or atleast a female won with an OK story or has disney gone full 💩💩💩💩💩💩

    Jeremiah GlassJeremiah Glass17 päeva tagasi
    • Why? Do you have a problem with Jedi being female? Also as far as we know, the movie trilogies are over. There might not ever be another live-action Jedi of any gender.

      floopfloop17 päeva tagasi
  • Geography really is everything, even in Star Wars

    Sajo AheiSajo Ahei18 päeva tagasi
  • I think the reason Yoda and Obi wan couldn’t do anything on Endor to Vader is due to the fact that force ghosts run on excess of force and (I can’t remember if this happened or not) I think o remember hearing about how certain force users can drain the force out of others so it’s possible they didn’t want to face Vader cause Vader could’ve sucked the force out of them and gotten a bit of a boost in force and made him momentarily stronger

    Captain ZiggyCaptain Ziggy18 päeva tagasi
  • Maybe if they can see the future, they could see that if they interfered on endor then Luke would have lost the final exchange between himself the emperor and Vader

    Grey Man MediaGrey Man Media18 päeva tagasi
  • Maybe Yoda and Obi Wan did something on Endor. Maybe they deliberately choose to let Luke go with Vader because if they wouldn’t have the Story would have changed.

    Simon PMRSimon PMR18 päeva tagasi
  • I think the force ghosts can only appear near other Jedi, no? So perhaps they draw on that Jedi's power and memory to recreate themselves. And they can't go off and fight or do useful stuff without a Jedi present to manifest them.

    Dobes VandermeerDobes Vandermeer18 päeva tagasi
  • Real video starts at 6:10

    vik sagguvik saggu18 päeva tagasi