After the Tusken Raiders torture and cause the death of his mother, Anakin Skywalker conducts a one-man massacre of the sand people, just when he was about to start, we hear Quin-Gon Jinn's voice (taken from Episode I during Maul's Attack) saying Anakin, Anakin Nooo (The no is controversial if it was said by Anakin or Qui-Gon), then the scene cuts to Yoda meditating and sensing young Skywalker's terrible pain.

According to many sources Qui-Gon hasn't learned yet a way to become the Force-ghost so we only get to hear his voice, so did Anakin hear him? if so why hadn't he shared that with Padmé when he was confessing later or even with Ob-Wan and/or Yoda? or did he do that is some Canon or Legends material?


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During his life time, Qui-Gon Jinn did learn about how to manifest his consciousness after death.

Sometime during his life, Jinn began discovering the secrets to manifesting his consciousness after death. He traveled to a planet strong with the Force, a world that legend said was the birthplace of life and the origin of midi-chlorians. He learned from five Force Priestesses who had retained their consciousness after death. He learned that, when a living thing died, its life passed through the Living Force and into the Cosmic Force to become one with the Force. As the Living Force and Cosmic Force existed in tandem, it became possible for one to retain consciousness and physically manifest themselves after death. Jinn was considered worthy of the knowledge of eternal life and secretly began his training to unlock its mysteries fully. He also learned from a Shaman of the Whills that achieving eternal consciousness required absolute selflessness.

But as you mention, his training was incomplete, so he could only manifest his voice through the Force...

Though his training had been incomplete, Jinn utilized what he learned from the Force Priestesses to become one with the Force and retain his identity after his death. However, he hadn't fully learned the mystery, so he could not physically manifest himself, only speak as a disembodied voice. The first known time that Jinn communicated through the Force was approximately ten years after the events on Naboo. Skywalker had returned to Tatooine to find his mother, about whom he had been having recurring nightmares, and discovered she had been kidnapped by Tusken Raiders. He found her in a Tusken camp, but she died only moments later. In his anger, Skywalker slaughtered all the Tuskens in the camp. Feeling the great pain and distress, Jinn called out to Skywalker through the Force, which Yoda could hear—but not comprehend—through his own meditations. However, Jinn's pleas were for naught, as Skywalker didn't heed his words in his uncontrolled rage.

Obi-Wan Kenobi also later had "visions" of Qui-Gon (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and the reason for this was due to the planet Obi-Wan was located on, which due to Geological Force properties, enhanced the potential for connection. Qui-Gon also was seen by Ahsoka Tano, and eventually Yoda by Yoda learning as well how to connect with Qui-Gon (which you have also already mentioned).

As for your question about 'IF' Anakin ever shared his experience?

No. There currently is no canonical source that reveals this. As far as we know, he did not and seemingly, no one ever questioned him about it.

  • It should be noted though that voices, whether current or from the past, can also be heard via the World Between Worlds as well. Rey hears many voices of Jedi/Light Side Force Users via this method when confronting Darth Sidious towards the end of The Rise of Skywalker. Jan 21, 2021 at 19:27
  • The Clone Wars also seems to contradict the movies, Obi-Wan was surprised when Yoda told him about it in ROTS ending despite talking to him during the wars, there is still a debate whether Liam Neeson did film something but in an deleted scene (not yet seen it), I heard that he did communicate with Yoda only through voice. Jan 21, 2021 at 19:34
  • I was talking about Yoda and Obi-Wan in Revenge Of The Sith. Jan 21, 2021 at 19:51
  • Yes, I am too. Qui-gon never fully retains his ability to manifest a physical form, but he is able to reach Yoda and manifest in new ways, leading Yoda through a series of trials (so Yoda can learn how to be become a full force spirit after death) during 3 episodes of The Clone Wars, which takes place BEFORE ROTS. So when Yoda says that to Obi-Wan in ROTS, he is teaching Obi-Wan how to both commune with Qui-Gon and to start his training become a full Force spirit too. Obi-Wan does then talk with Qui-Gon's spirit (just not in physical form) after ROTS, while he is looking aftr Luke on Tatooine. Jan 21, 2021 at 20:49

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