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Something that occurred to me...

If midichlorians are just cells living inside a living host, and total number of midichlorians determines just how powerful you are in the force, wouldn't removing a substantial amount of blood in the form of robotic appendages significantly reduce the midichlorian count, thereby making you much less powerful?

Seems like Darth Vader should have lost quite a bit of his force powers when he got robotic legs and arms.

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    Yoda is pretty small, yet he doesn't seem to lack midichlorians because of that. I don't this is that simple. – TGar Feb 19 '17 at 21:04
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    No, because his first appearance as a machine occurred before midichlorians were part of the franchise, so when the retcon demons came along, they decided he would be grandfathered in – Steve-O Feb 20 '17 at 2:27