Netherworld of the Force

The Jedi Master Yoda with Denin and Vila

An old friend has learned the path to immortality. One who has returned from the Netherworld of the Force.
~ Yoda

The Netherworld of the Force is the Heaven-Dimension the souls of Force-sensitives is think to ascend to after their physical bodies died. After he was killed by Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn went to this realm, but, thanks to the help of the Force Priestesses, he managed to return from it back to the physical universe as a Force spirit.

Anakin Skywalker learned this from Obi-Wan Kenobi after he died upon the Second Death Star. Obi-Wan's spirit departed to this realm after having one final talk with Luke Skywalker in 9 ABY. Yoda was also seen in this realm, where he reunited the recently deceased siblings Vila and Denin and promised he would train both of them.

As a supernatural phenomenon, the Sith Lord Darth Plagueis didn't believe in the Netherworld of the Force. He thought this so-called realm was in fact the reaction of a mind "dissipating into the hum of background energy" and accepting its fate. This feeling of peace would only be a normal consequence of the death. Plagueis also thought only the weak would tolerate the loss of their identity.

Chaos is considered to be a Hell-Dimension of the netherworld where dark side spirits, such as those of former Dark Lords of the Sith are thought to inhabit upon death.


  • The Life and Legend of Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
  • Empire and Rebellion: Razor's Edge
  • One Last Night in the Mos Eisley Cantina: The Tale of the Wolfman and the Lamproid
  • Star Wars 92: The Dream
  • The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader
  • Heir to the Empire


  • Evil Never Dies: The Sith Dynasties
  • The Art and Making of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force
  • Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side
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