The Force is strong with this one refers to a memorable quote, from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, uttered by Darth Vader.
Online, the line is often referenced by fans of the series, similar to the widely known Luke, I Am Your Father quote.
It can be seen in various forms, either on GIFs or image macro memes, depicting either Darth Vader or Yoda.
Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope premiered in the United States on May 25th, 1977.
Toward the end of the film, the rebels are launching an attack on the Death Star, during which Luke, the protagonist is being chased by the central villain, Darth Vader (portrayed by Mark Hamill and David Prowse respectively).
When Vader perceives the skills of his son, he utters the line “The Force is strong with this one”.
“The Force is strong with this one” became a prevalent reference to the Star Wars series, with the phrase appearing in various forms in films and videogames over the years.
It experienced a large surge in its popularity in December 2015, when a Volkswagen Passat commercial, featuring the car’s remote start ability in a clever manner, was uploaded to YouTube by SHOCKPROOF™ on December 22nd.
- Starwars.com – 6 Great Quotes About the Force
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