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Why Han Solo Should Have Been a Jedi

Why Han Solo Should Have Been a Jedi

If He Only Believed…


There are many force sensitive beings in “Star Wars” films and canon. While there is a great number of these users, many never hone in on their abilities which makes their applicable use limited to their beliefs. While Han Solo could have been trained to use the force, it was his lack of faith that was most likely his biggest downfall.

“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.”
Han Solo on The Force

As discussed, there are many scenarios that put Han Solo into the category of being force sensitive but while the force may be strong with him, his lack of faith is “disturbing.” The greatest Jedi masters have relied upon their faith and belief to properly use the force. It drives their will and their power. Even the greatest of Jedi like Luke Skywalker had to be trained to use their abilities with the first step being to believe in and trust the force.

As a smuggler and a loner, Han Solo is a character that relied upon pragmatic logic. His years of conditioning that personality made him a hardened and stubborn individual which may have distanced him more from his natural force abilities. If his background was more saturated by the force and its properties, he may have established a faith in the force. He may have not become a full-fledged Jedi, but as we learned from Chirrut Imwe in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” he may have been able to manipulate the living force to guide him.

Han Solo’s Various Other Feats

There is a plethora of other small feats accomplished by Han Solo that puts him in a category beyond human capabilities. While we could continue to explore them, I will leave this discussion to the comments due to the debatable subjectivity.

  • The Kessel Run – Read More Here.
  • Taking out Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter in “A New Hope” undetected.
  • “Accidentally” knocking Boba Fett into the Sarlacc in “Return of the Jedi.”
  • Saving Lando from the Sarlacc by making a precision shot while mostly blind.

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