The Force has become ubiquitous as a concept in our culture. Most people know what you mean if you say 'Use the Force Luke' and understand that the Light side is good and the Dark side is bad. While they may not be able to explain what a midi-chlorian is, they will likely be able to explain that the Force allows humans (and some aliens) to do very cool things with their minds.
What they may not immediately think about are the many terrifying uses of the Force, and some of the resulting implications that have been created through over forty years of movies, books, comics, video games, and cartoons.
The Force is a powerful thing, coming to many who are evil as easily as it comes to heroes like Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Rey Palpatine / Skywalker (your choice as to the last one. We're staying neutral.) A tool, even a powerful one like the Force, can be turned to whatever use the user wants, whether it was meant to do that job or not.
Here are ten times that George Lucas' world of spaceships, droids, and Saturday matinee-style adventure took a turn for the terrifying through (ab)use of the Force.
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