What is the Mauls Midi Chlorian Count

How many Midichlorians does Luke Skywalker have?

Unknown, but 20,000 seems like a safe bet

To the best of my knowledge, the specific number of Midi-Chlorians Luke owns has not been reported in the current Disney canon. However, some interviews with George Lucas can provide limited information about this.

After an interview with George Lucas in Rolling Stone .

You have it. And when he finds out Luke is his son, his first impulse is to find a way to get him to join him in order to kill the emperor. That's what Siths do! He tries anyone he believes to be more powerful, and that is exactly what the emperor was looking for: someone who would be more powerful than himself and could help him rule the universe. But Obi-Wan screwed that up by cutting off his arms and legs and burning him. From then on he was no longer as strong as the Kaiser - he was like Darth Maul or Count Dooku.He wasn't what he was supposed to be.But the son could be.

And maybe even more clearly:

"Anakin as a Skywalker, as a human, would be extremely powerful," he says. “But in the end he lost his arms and a leg and became partially a robot. Much of his ability to use the Force, and much of his powers, is limited at this point because there isn't that much left of him as a living form. His ability to be twice as good as the emperor disappeared, and now he's maybe 20 percent less than the emperor. So that was not what the Kaiser had in mind.He wanted this really great guy, but Obi-Wan derailed that.So he thinks that he can get a primer version with Luke if he can turn Luke on the dark side. "

This pretty clearly implies that Luke could become what Anakin should be: a Force user more powerful than Darth Maul, Count Dooku, or Darth Sidious. Luke is simply a "primo" version of Anakin, not burdened by limb loss or robotization. Anakin with the midi chlorine levels he had when he was young, in other words.

This suggests that Luke was portrayed as having the same general level of power (and possibly midi-chlorians) as Anakin: 20,000 :

Qui-Gon took a slow, deep breath and let it out softly. "What do the readings say, Obi-Wan?"

"They say the midi-chlorian number is twenty thousand."

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However, there is one important caveat: Now that Disney is in charge of the canon, none of this can be true. That said, it seems that Disney is generally trying to keep its canon consistent with what Lucas wrote, so these statements can be viewed as some canon validity. Additionally, some of the top people associated with the new canon, such as JJ Abrams, have suggested not to question Lucas' statements:

I'm just saying this: I would never expect to question anything that George Lucas says is canon in Star Wars. And our job wasn't to negate or undo. Many people who are critics of our Star Trek, and I respect them all, said we destroyed what they loved and negated everything. And we've worked hard to make sure we're not saying our Star Trek is overwriting anything from the original Star Trek - it was a parallel timeline. I never wanted to negate the canon that fans loved so much. And because I love Star Wars and for too many years ... and after I do all of this said and meant I don't want to assume that George will overwrite or change the rules.

In addition, the canon has shown that Luke did some pretty impressive feats, such as an explosion with the force ( Shattered Empire ) distract :

And of course, the fact that Luke defeated Vader in lightsaber combat after giving in to his anger is still pretty canon, which gives us some evidence that he's been stronger than Vader's power level since the original trilogy.


That was a good find, the comment that he is getting weaker because he is losing parts of his body was interesting. Nice answer UV.