I'm interested to know which individual, living or dead, Jedi or Sith, had the highest midi-chlorian count prior to Anakin's birth. Anakin was known to have been the "highest" when he was discovered and tested by Qui-Gon at more than 20,000 midi-chlorians.

QUI-GON : Make an analysis of this blood sample I'm sending you.

QUI-GON : What are your readings?

OBI-WAN : Strange. The transmission seems to be in good order, but the reading's off the chart...over twenty thousand.

This shows that they didn't expect the readings to be so high, clearly implying that Anakin had the highest midi-chlorian count ever seen.

I've seen some sites that give a table of the Jedi/Sith with the highest midi-chlorian count, but I can't seem to find a source for those tables.

So who had the highest midi-chlorian count before the birth of Anakin Skywalker? Is there any such individual who was stated or implied?


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I would suppose it to be Master Yoda, since Obi-Wan refers to Anakin's midi-chlorian count as "Even Yoda doesn't have a count that high".

Of course, midi-chlorians were a forgettable part of the prequel trilogy (Even more specifically, referenced mostly only in Episode I). Do you see the word used in any part of Force Awakens? It's because JJ Abrams refused to acknowledge the existence of midi-chlorians.

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    I'd say this only suggests that Yoda has the highest count of any currently living Jedi. Obi-Wan wouldn't know the midi-chlorian count of any sith, and might not know the midi-chlorian counts of historic Jedi. Jun 21, 2017 at 10:27
  • Well since this is the best canon answer we can get, I'm going to go ahead and accept it.
    – Voronwé
    Jun 21, 2017 at 10:51
  • Yes, for example, we have absolutely no knowledge on how much the Emperor's midi-chlorian count was. Probably would have rivaled Yoda's, as their fight in Episode III was a stale-mate.
    – vs_292
    Jun 21, 2017 at 11:13

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