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In Star Wars Episode II, battling with Count Dooku Yoda was. Force Lightning against Yoda Dooku uses. The lightning from affecting him Yoda stops. Then Force Lightning back at Count Dooku he uses.

Using Force Lightning was Yoda or Count Dooku's Lightning back at him just reflecting?

Yoda and Count Dooku's battle with Force Lightning

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To copy Keen's idea I decided! –  PriestVallon Feb 5 '13 at 22:25
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Best edit ever! –  higgs241 Jul 18 '13 at 15:35
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Reflect Force Lightning Yoda was. To generate his own, fall to the Dark Side he must. Absorb and reflect he can, as a great master of the Light Side.

Requested, a citation has been. Point to Wookiepedia I can, for strong in the source are their articles. The film itself, their reference is. The novelization possibly more detail contains. Force Lightning only Sith wield, at least in G-canon. Force Lightning also some Jedi wield, in lesser-canon tales.

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Can you provide a source for this? I always imagined that falling to the dark side would not be a requirement for something like force lightning, it would just make force lightning far easier to wield. –  user606723 Feb 5 '13 at 20:09
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Adding a citation while maintaining that voice is hard. –  Keen Feb 5 '13 at 21:17
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From what I understand the Expanded Universe is considered canon, unless it directly contradicts the movies. In this case it actually seems to provide an explanation for why Jedis usually don't use Force Lightning: ...its use was viewed as inherently corrupting, and most Jedi Councils forbade its use. –  Oliver_C Feb 6 '13 at 9:11
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@Oliver_C Yeah, Star Wars canon is stratified. What's in the films and the current TV series is canon. What's in the licensed books, games, etc. is a level below that in canon. So the books and such can fill in details that the movies and show never will, but when the movies and show do fill in details it'll override what was in the books. –  Keen Feb 6 '13 at 15:20
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The mod in me want to edit everything to be easily legable, the SW nerd in me approves. CRISIS! –  DForck42 Feb 6 '13 at 22:16
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