Sometime in the PT era, I remember Lucas saying in a couple interviews and/or DVD commentaries (and I think then reinforced in some Legends EU, like Lumiya in LOTF) that Anakin/Vader losing his arm in AOTC and more body parts in ROTS made him lose midichlorians and weaker in the Force, never able to 100% fulfill his potential. Presumably Luke too, because he lost his hand. This never sat right with me. It should be concentration of midichlorians, not total number... and even then, having more midichlorians should only make it "easier" to master the Force... but that somebody else with a lower midichlorian count should still be able to reach the same level (or higher) but would just require to put more effort into his/her training. I think the New EU has moved away from this, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know for sure? And were Lucas's comments ever made officially canon in Legends? What are your opinions on this topic?