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Questions tagged [midichlorians]

For questions pertaining to the microscopic organisms in the Star Wars universe that mediate beings' connection to the Force. Only use this tag when your question is specifically about midichlorians, rather than just mentioning them.

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Who had the highest midi-chlorian count before the birth of Anakin Skywalker?

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 ...
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If Darth Vader is more machine than man, wouldn't he have significantly less midichlorians? [duplicate]

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 ...
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When did George Lucas compare midi-chlorians to mitochondria?

It is widely reported online that the following quote is attributed to George Lucas: Midi-chlorians are a loose depiction of mitochondria, which are necessary components for cells to divide. They ...
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Where do midi-chlorians go after their host dies?

When a Jedi or a Sith die, do the midi-chlorians somehow emigrate to another person or diffuse out of body and into space? Could somebody breathe them accidentally and gain a bond with the Force?
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What exactly are the Jedi measuring in the Phantom Menace?

In this clip from the Phantom Menace, we see Qui-Gon take a blood sample from Anakin and have Obi-Wan analyze it for midi-chlorians. From there they get this number: Anakin has a midi-chlorian count ...
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Was testing for midichlorians done covertly? [duplicate]

Various commentators have suggested that one of the reasons knowledge of the Jedi dies out so fast in Rogue One is that there were so few Jedi compared to the wider galactic population (I believe I've ...
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In the Star Wars universe, how are midichlorians supposed to work?

Taking aside whether connecting a mystical energy to a biological basis is a good idea or not, how is it supposed to work? I know that generally the more midichlorians, the more Force potential. Is it ...