Star Wars is full of lore to cover and also to discover. Surely, with the recent rumors that Disney is going to leave Jedi and Sith in a more secondary role in the Star Wars universe, you will have thought a lot about them. In this entry we will talk about what happens when both a Jedi and a Sith change sides in the Force. The universe created by George Lucas It is more complex and vast than you could imagine., and the power the Force (which governs everything in the universe), is more convoluted than you think. Let’s answer this question!
Star Wars Force Power
The force It is a characteristic that only individuals with a special sensitivity to this abstract entity of the universe can control.. These people were originally known as Jedi, and they formed their own order that was closely linked to the Republic. However, with the appearance of Order 66, the clone army attacked the Jedi, massacring a large part of them. In the same way, those who used the Force but their intentions were evil, transformed and changed. With the rise of the Empire, these Jedi became Sith.
It all starts with an internal change of thought
Those who sense the Force may sooner or later find themselves unraveling their potential through the dark arts. This is a calling that many Jedi receive, and those who succeed resist it. They are the ones who stay on the side of the light. Those who fall, like Anakin Skywalker, begin to crave more power. After that, their inner consciousness considers them superior even to their teachers (like Obi Wan). Finally, the step is taken to act against the Jedi code, and go against them. The call of the Empire and the evil force grows more and more in their hearts, with the hope of having more power, control and subordinate others.
However, when it is a Sith who goes over to the side of the Jedi (like Kylo Ren), Its change is more costly and negative tendencies and sudden impulses are very present. His conscience begins to take hold of the actions and atrocities he may have committed. This usually happens when they come into contact with another Jedi, or someone who was previously important to them. Normally a change is usually seen in the other direction (from the good side of the Force to the dark side).
The abilities of the Sith change from those of the Jedi
This is very curious to analyze, since when both a Jedi and a Sith change sides in the Force, not only their thoughts and actions do so. Also his abilities and power intensity. Those who turn to the dark side develop more powerful, destructive techniques and sometimes even become masters of the art of manipulation. On the other hand, when it is a Sith who joins the side of the Jedi, they focus more on defensive techniques such as healing, shields and individual protection of allies.
Los Sith: Egoistic, manipulative, more destructive and focused on individual power.
The Jedi: Understanding, healing, protective and they think about their companions.
Is there balance in the Force?
That there are individuals who are capable of moving from one side of the Force to the other (and in the case of Cal Kestis from Star Wars: Jedi), stay somewhere in between, makes us think about the exact nature of the Force itself. There has always been talk of balance and perhaps balance is just that. The possibility of that a Sith can redeem himself, and also the possibility that a Jedi can fall to the dark side of the Force. A battle between good and evil, light and darkness, that seems much more complex than what we initially saw in the franchise decades ago.
Darth Vader is the greatest exponent of the complexity of the Force
The ultimate example of the complexity of the Force is Darth Vader, who in the past was Anakin Skywalker, one of the best Jedi in history. One who was trained by Obi Wan Kenobi, and who was eventually tempted by the impulses of the dark side of the Force. This temptation made him fall and join the side of the Sith and the Empire, confronting both his master and the people who once treated him as a companion and even committing atrocious crimes such as the Massacre of the Padawans (Force-sensitive Jedi children). .
This led him to finally confront Obi Wan who managed to defeat him and throw him into the lava. Mortally wounded, the Empire sought to rebuild him and gave him a new identity and purpose: Darth Vader. The greatest exponents of the dark side of the Force in the entire Star Wars franchise. And who, in the last moments of his life, decides to help Luke Skywalker (his son) to fight against the Empire. Hence that complexity of the Force and the struggle and the meaning of both sides.