Originally Posted by Te Mirdala Mand'alor
. Okay, how is absorption, an advanced form of deflection?
i dont think thats quite what he meant. When Yoda absorbed the lightning from Dooku and later Palpatine, he was using a technique that allowed him to accept it without it harming him, then channeling it back to its creator with his own force powers. Yoda is REALLY old, its probably an ancient technique forgotten by the time of ep 3. Besides, all Jedi have the cappability to use dark side powers, just they're not trained to. Of course they need to "have the dark side in them", but tbh, once theyve been shown, they can adapt.