The EU is full of characters, but lately a few (namely video game characters) have elevated the bar in Force powers.
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For instance, Emperor Vitiate became a Sith Lord and conquered his entire planet around the age of 13. In his prime, he was so powerful that he could completely dominate other Sith's minds thus bending him to his will. He was able to sacrifice an entire planet in order to become immortal. During the TOR game, he threatens to destroy the entire galaxy to maintain his immortality.
Emperor Vitiate isn't the only super powered character, but he is by far the most powerful Star Wars character ever created. This raises issues. When a villain is so powerful, how much more powerful do you have to make a hero to stop them? Once you've done that, how do you top it? At what point do you stop?
An EU full of super powered Force users could become too far fetched to be enjoyable (let alone believable). It would also limit the roles of people like Han Solo and Wedge Antilles. Where would characters like them fit it when the badguys are too powerful for them to handle?
So I ask, what does everyone else think of some of the super powered characters in the EU?
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