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02.09.2012 , 11:02 PM | #26
I mean exactly that. The writers of Dark Empire (where all this "Force Storm" nonsense comes from) assumed that A) Vader was actually FACTUALLY CORRECT in saying that the Force is far more powerful than the ability to destroy a planet (and since Sith are renowned for their capacity for deceit, this is kind of stupid in and of itself), and B) that if the Force is indeed more powerful than the ability to destroy a planet, it must INCLUDE the ability to destroy a planet. This is a logical fallacy.

The Death Star can destroy a planet. It can destroy planets indefinitely (as long as it isn't blown up.) It is very good at destroying planets. But that's really all it can do. It can only destroy planets (and threaten to destroy planets.) It's the biggest, most expensive, most grandiose, most over-the-top one-trick pony in history.

The Force may not be able to actually destroy a planet. But it can warn you of danger before it happens. It can allow you see the future, the past, and distant locations. It can move objects with a thought. It can heal your body and your mind. It can allow you communicate with others instantly over vast distances. It can influence others to get you out of trouble. It can prolong your life, empower your body, temporarily alleviate the effects of old age, delay the onset of old age, keep your body and mind sharp and active. Oh, and if you get sufficiently angry, it can let you nuke anyone in your path with excruciating burning sizzling hate channeled into electricity.

All that is a LOT more powerful than simply the ability to blow up a huge chunk of rock in space.
Jedi vs. Sith, Page 97, column 2, paragraph 4, line 1:

Prior to the Battle of Ruusan, the Jedi used crystals from many different sources, and ignited lightsabers in every known hue, including purple, orange, and gold.