We break down the most shocking moments from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Luke throws the Skywalker lightsaber off a cliff

The fate of the galaxy lies in the hands of Luke Skywalker. Hero. Jedi Master. Legend. When the symbol of that very hope, the Skywalker lightsaber, rests in the hands of Luke for the very first time in decades, many thoughts are running through the audiences’ heads.

Luke tossing his father’s lightsaber off a cliff was not one of them, a move that received a combined gasp and chuckle from the audience.

With Luke initially refusing to train Rey, this act represented the small chance the Resistance has in defeating the First Order, without the assistance of Luke Skywalker.

Leia’s Super Woman moment

"You’re wrong, Leia. You have that power too. In time you’ll learn to use it as I have. The Force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister, has it."

After Return of the Jedi, it was assumed that Leia would become a Jedi like her brother and her father before her. However, she politely declines the offer of Luke, turning to the world of politics instead.

However, in the Star Wars canon, there are hints that Luke did, in fact, teach Leia in the ways of the Force. Maybe not entirely, but enough to be dangerous, for sure.

Is Leia as strong in the Force has her legendary brother? After viewing The Last Jedi, the answer is a resounding yes. Not only can she sense the waves and currents of the Force, but apparently, Leia can use it in ways that seem impossible.

In a chilling moment, Leia survives by using the power of the Force to fly through space, mirroring Superwoman, which Leia truly represents. This epic moment is one that will be talked about for ages to come, sending Carrie Fisher off in grand fashion.