|Trope · Genre|
|Synonyms:||Force-bond, Force Connection|
|Related:||Telepathic bond, Jedi|
|See Also:||Vulcan Mind Meld|
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The Force Bond is a common trope used in Star Wars works, wherein a telepathic link is created between two Force users allowing them to share sounds, images, feelings or thoughts over a considerable distance. The relationship between Master and padawan (apprentice) can result in the creation of a Force Bond between them. A force bond can exist between force users on opposite sides of the Force, namely the light side and the dark. This trope appears in both canon and fanworks.
In fandom, this trope can appear in gen works as well as works shipping two characters together. It appears in works across all three Star Wars Trilogies. While canon force bonds have only been shown to exist between two force users, fanworks sometimes examine bonds between a force user and an individual who is not sensitive to the force.
Force Bond Examples
Star Wars Expanded Universe (now Legends):
- Force Bond 1: Orphan by KittandChips, AU After Owen and Beru are killed by a mysterious stranger, young Luke ends up as an orphan on Coruscant. It's a race against time as Obi-Wan struggles to find Luke before Vader realizes the boy is his son. First part in a gen series with >600,000 words, where a young Luke develops a force bond with his father Darth Vader. (2001)
- Interstellar Transmissions by LovelyThings, ricca_riot, Rey’s interrogation at the hands of Kylo Ren triggered an awakening in the Force, as well as an unwelcome bond that links them across the galaxy and grows stronger every day. An accidental encounter alerts Supreme Leader Snoke to the existence of this bond and he orders his apprentice to capture the girl and bring her to him. Sometimes it's not the big speeches that redeem people, but the actions you inspire them towards. Former PWP, now full scale adventure.(Rey/Kylo Ren, 2016)
- An analysis of the first force-bond scene between Rey and Kylo by TheInfiniteOdyssey in r/starwarsspeculation (Feb 2018)