Is there anything to show if Shmi Skywalker (Anakin's Mother) was Force sensitive?

And, along that line, is there anything to indicate that the whole "virgin birth through midichlorian fiat" or the "virgin birth via Plagueis playing with the Force" would not be possible unless she were Force sensitive?


It is probably safe to say that she wasn't force sensitive, mainly because it further adds to the legend of Anakin, but I don't think it is ever truly established.

As far as your second question pertaining to the possibility of a non-force sensitive producing a messianic force birth, The Darth Plagueis novel makes two things clear relating to midi-chlorians:

Midi-chlorians exist in all lifeforms, this is shown when Plagueis manipulates King Veruna's midi-chlorians (who did not possess enough of them to be considered to be Force-sensitive), which in turn slowly killed him. The other item that the novel establishes, is that Anakin was born as a direct result of midi-chlorians thwarting Plagueis' attempt at tipping the balance of the force towards the dark side.


I have an Episode 1 visual dictionary

I think Shmi Skywalker is force sensitive or just like Chirrut îmwe

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    Or could it be that she only has the normal number of midi-chlorians but that Anakin is such a powerful presence in the Force that she can feel him anyway? – Valorum Oct 18 '17 at 7:22

I think she is. When Anakin proposes he race for Qui Gon she says that Anakin is meant to help Qui Gon. I just can't think of any reason George Lucas used that wording given we know he changed McGregor's dialogue.

  • This answer would be a lot better if you could find a quote from George backing it up. – TheLethalCarrot Jul 15 at 7:06

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