PT Is there anyone who actually likes the concept of Midi-chlorians?

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  1. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    Me. It symbolized a different time period. In the OT the Jedi recognized the need to throw this rule out the window - I think it shows part of the evolution of the Order.
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  2. DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Chosen One

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    Agreed. Their beliefs and policies were all wrong, and with Qui-Gon's inspiration, Obi-Wan and Yoda acknowledged that in the end.

    I'm guessing that the Jedi Code of their time was probably changed a thousand years ago to what it was like in the Prequels so there wouldn't be any chance of another Sith order rising up to threaten the galaxy again. But it was flawed, and it made the Jedi Order into a callous institution that eventually became ineffective as the guardians of peace and justice.
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  3. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    I like that there is a concrete reason behind why some people have the ability to utilize the force while others don't. Rather than "He is special" we have facts.
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  4. SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus

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    Didn't Qui Gon try both approaches? [face_mischief]

    /Tests blood on Tatooine, runs back to Coruscant

    Q.G. Jinn: "He is special! You must see it!"

    Stiff-necked Council: /crickets

    :p

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  5. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    Anakin is special is supported by the fact of his high midiclorian count. Before, we just had to assume Luke and Ben were just randomly picked by fate or something. There were only about 5 force wielders in the galaxy so far as we knew in the OT.
  6. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    Which rule?
  7. BoromirsFan Jedi Grand Master

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    The rule of being an unlikeable emotionless jerk (Mace Windu and the other stiffnecks of the council)
    Qui-Gon was ahead of his time :p
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  8. Son of a Bith Force Ghost

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  9. Alexrd Force Ghost

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    I believe he was talking about midi-chlorians. But I don't recall any rule related to them. They just exist.
  10. Slicer87 Jedi Grand Master

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    Also I think the Jedi, just like the Republic became complacent after such a long lasting time of peace. Complacency is the first step to downfall.

    Also, I do like the Midi Chlorians, never saw what the big fuss was.
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  11. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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  12. GGrievous Chosen One

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    Lucas let me help you:

    "Well, the Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It's an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the galaxy together."
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  13. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    midichlorians =/= Force
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  16. MRCynical Jedi Grand Master

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    It was the other way around - he sensed Anakin's strength in the Force, and only used the midichlorian test to confirm what he already knew (ie to make sure he wasn't 'seeing things').
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  17. Darth Chiznuk PT Trivia Master / Game Host

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    Yes I love the concept of midi-chlorians and I was pleased that the PT introduced something new to the story that helped to expand our knowledge of the Force. I hope the ST does something similar. I'm all for creative new ideas being introduced.
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  18. Slicer87 Jedi Grand Master

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    The Midis talk to the force and determines one's force sensitivity. The force still is energy and not just "germs in your blood" strawman argument.
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  19. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    Maybe midis are like steroids?
  20. Visivious Drakarn Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm the one who likes the concept of midi-chlorians. It's a great way to explain how can someone feel the Force, and someone cannot.
    I heard some thoughts like the Force can be trained to use and how midi-chlorians ruined that theory. Also, based on Luke's statement that the Force is strong in his family, I heard that this energy field created by all living things suddenly favorized the Skywalkers which is, for me, nonsense.
    Midi-chlorians are not the Force, they're just the middle things throuhgh we can feel energy field created by all living things. And I say energy field to show that the Force is not something mystique because we know what it is and what creates it.
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  21. GGrievous Chosen One

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    I know. ;)
  22. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    Well I know that was just messing around but that is actually what I meant lol
  23. Darkslayer Force Ghost

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    If you still hate the midichlorians concept read the Darth Plagueis book, it will instantly change your opinion. Before I read it was like "Oh whatever," to midichlorians - no big deal, it made sense. But after reading that book, so many things about the Force become clearer - I am glad Lucas introduced that concept in TPM.
  24. I Are The Internets Chosen One

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    I'm indifferent. I think it's a silly concept, but I won't lose sleep over it.
  25. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I loved that book, but because of Plagueis the Greedy Corporatist and Palpatine the Slimy Politician. I could have lived without Plagueis the Mad Scientist altogether.
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