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

Discussion in 'Prequel Trilogy' started by Seagoat , Apr 14, 2013.

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  1. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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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

    DARTHVENGERDARTHSEAR Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    BoromirsFan Jedi Master star 4

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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

    SithStarSlayer Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    BoromirsFan Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    Which rule?
     
  7. BoromirsFan

    BoromirsFan Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Son of a Bith Jedi Master star 4

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  9. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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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

    Slicer87 Jedi Master star 4

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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

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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  12. GGrievous

    GGrievous Jedi Grand Master star 5

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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

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    midichlorians =/= Force
     
  14. GGrievous

    GGrievous Jedi Grand Master star 5

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  15. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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  16. MRCynical

    MRCynical Jedi Knight star 1

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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

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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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

    Slicer87 Jedi Master star 4

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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

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Maybe midis are like steroids?
     
  20. Visivious Drakarn

    Visivious Drakarn Jedi Master star 3

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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

    GGrievous Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I know. ;)
     
  22. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 6

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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

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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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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