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Current status: Former featured article

Use in determining force sensitivity Edit

In the article, it claims that midi-chlorians do not offer an upper limit on force sensitivity. However, it also says that a count below 2000 in humans translates to non-force sensitive. This seems to create a paradox because non-sensitivity can be thought of as an upper limit of 0. This does not seem to serve a problem until the ritual of essence transfer. In Darth Bane book 3, bane discovers a way of transferring oneself into another being permanently. Suppose that Bane (a force sensitive) attempts the ritual of essence transfer (I know this would never and never did happen, but I am still curious as to the result) on a non-force sensitive. In effect, he gives up his body to take over the new body. Using his superior will, he will crush the spirit of the new person and take over. Will Bane in the new body be force-sensitive? he lacks enough midi-chlorians to have force-sensitivity (<2000), but he is a force sensitive being that "has no upper limit on his force potential." Any thoughts? Thoth19 19:27, July 14, 2011 (UTC)Thoth19

  • Complicated question. Short answer, no Force bacteria, no Force powers. But then the EU has been ignoring the biological implications of Lord Flannel-Shirt's little magic germs since at least the Reborn. Callista Ming lost her powers despite transferring to Jedi Cray Mingla, and she was haunting a computer at the time. However, beyond observed instances it becomes speculation, which as an encyclopedia we heartily discourage. – Karohalva 19:38, July 14, 2011 (UTC)

Midi-chlorian counts Edit

I heard on this wiki that George Lucas stated himself that if Anakin Skywalker did not suffer his injuries on Mustafar he would have been 2x as powerful as Darth Sidious while as his Darth Vader self he was only 80% as powerful. So would this mean that Darth Sidious midi-chlorian count is 10,000 per cell? If my math is correct. Aside from that would that indicate Darth Vader's midi-chlorian count is equalavient to 8,000 per cell? Beside he lost a great deal of his organic body. I don't know if this applies to the star wars universe but in reality the average human has over 100 trillon cells in their body. And if each cell is full of midi-chlorians (in the star wars universe) that would mean the person has quadrillions of cells maybe even in the quintillions. So would that mean Vader had 40 trillion cells in his body since he was more machine then man? And 40 trillion x 20,000 = 800 quadrillion. Which is 80% of 1 quintillion. So what do you guys think about this? --Wikian13000 16:10, April 6, 2012 (UTC)

Blog post Edit

This blog post can probably be mined for info: Stake black msg 14:56, July 9, 2013 (UTC)

I think it's kind of funny that this blog post has been out for over half a year, completely demolishes the behind the scenes claim here, but the article still hasn't been updated to reflect that. 03:55, February 4, 2014 (UTC)

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