Zoe Sfikas asked Twitter users to help her answer what seems like a perfectly logical question.
Why don’t Jedis turn off their opponents lightsabers by force pressing the button?
— Zoe Sfikas (@ZoeEvelynSfikas) March 30, 2018
And Star Wars star Mark Hamill responded in the most hysterical way:
NOW you tell me! https://t.co/Nrd3WI8qk5
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 30, 2018
Others weighed in with their thoughts:
Because the buttons have finger-print recognition…
— alan macdougall (@cyberdyne) March 30, 2018
— HB Griffan (@griffan_hb) March 30, 2018
Because the Other jedi is using the force to keep his turned on
— Dante Para-Neuer (@desayunocerveza) March 30, 2018
The question definitely gave folks something to think about:
— Bryan (@boneill1621) March 30, 2018
Aah… and then there was this:
It would make the movie shorter?
— JCStone (@JuanCarlosStone) March 30, 2018
And this Three Stooges response:
Or Force pull their pants down then just like stab them when they try to pull them up again
— Jonathan Dolce (@realbibliodude) March 30, 2018
One Twitter user imagined what that might look like:
— Rob Masterson (@RobMasterson2) March 31, 2018
As did this person:
I have a feeling that this is how a scenario like that would play out… pic.twitter.com/JGRrLQQwpl
— Amber Goldsmith (@acagoldsmith) March 31, 2018
And this would probably be the outcome:
Hehe that would be the most boring duel! Both opponents turning off each other’s lightsabers. Off on off on off on……..
— Raelynne Eccleston (@Raelynne27) March 30, 2018
Let’s just leave well enough alone and not dig too deep.