There have been a lot of Force users in the history of the Star Wars galaxy, and some of the strongest lived during the time of the Skywalker Saga, which covers all of the nine mainline movies of Star Wars. However, there are a lot of different characters that can be found in the other Star Wars media, canon or not. And many of these characters were extremely powerful to the point that they were strong enough to challenge some of the strongest Force users.
In line with that, Force users are usually judged by their midi-chlorian count. Midi-chlorians are microscopic organisms that can be found in all living beings as they are the ones responsible for allowing the Force to flow through the living organism. However, living organisms with higher midi-chlorian counts are the ones that are more sensitive to the Force than others, and that’s why a higher midi-chlorian count means that a person has the potential to become a powerful Force user. With that in mind, let’s look at the Star Wars characters with the highest midi-chlorian count.
|Ahsoka Tano||Around 10,000|
|Anakin Skywalker (Before Injury)||Around 27,000|
Now that you have a quick idea about the midi-chlorian count of some of the strongest Star Wars characters, let’s learn more about these characters and see just how strong they are and how much their midi-chlorian counts influenced their powers.
20. Qui-Gon Jinn – 10,000
Despite the fact that Qui-Gon Jinn was a respected Jedi Master during his time, he wasn’t the most powerful in the Jedi Order. He was a renegade in the sense that he had beliefs and philosophies that weren’t exactly in line with what the other Jedi believed in, but he was still as true of a Jedi as any other Jedi was. It’s just that his rebellious personality was something that often got him in trouble with the Jedi Council.
As a believer in the Living Force, Qui-Gon Jinn was quite possibly the first Jedi to find a way to communicate with another Force user from the afterlife, as that was what happened at the end of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series when he appeared as a Force ghost to his former Padawan. With a midi-chlorian count of around 10,000, he is a powerful Force user that wasn’t the most powerful but was still wise and talented enough with the Force. Of course, he was the first to actually sense that Anakin could be the Chosen One.
19. Ahsoka Tano – Around 10,000
Ahsoka Tano came from a Togruta clan that lived off of the land on their home planet, as that was what we saw in Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi. But because of her talent with the Force, as she was able to actually use the Force to tame a wild tiger-like beast on her home planet, Ahsoka’s potential was clear. And that was the reason why she eventually trained with the Jedi over at Coruscant.
After she became a Padawan, Ahsoka was assigned to Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker as his apprentice. During that time, he picked up a lot of Anakin’s rebellious habits, but Ahsoka also picked up his skill as a lightsaber duelist and a talented Force user. While she never became a true Jedi Knight due to the fact that she left the order as a Padawan, Ahsoka went on to become a wise Force user that lived through the rise and fall of the Empire and the rise of Luke Skywalker’s new Jedi Order.
18. Kit Fisto – 12,700
Known as the smiling Jedi Master, Kit Fisto was one of the strongest members of the Jedi Council during the time of the Republic. We saw his talents in play during the events of the Clone Wars, as his skills were more than enough to turn the tide of battle in favor of the Jedi and the Republic. After all, he wouldn’t have been a Jedi Master if he wasn’t a skilled Jedi.
Kit Fisto has a midi-chlorian count of around 12,700, and that puts him above most of the other Jedi in the Jedi Order. Aside from Mace Windu, he lasted the longest in the fight against Darth Sidious when he and several other Jedi Masters went to his chambers to arrest him. And the fact that he was able to stand up against one of the strongest Sith Lords in history tells a good tale of just how strong Kit Fisto was.
17. Plo Koon – 12,900
Plo Koon was another one of the members of the Jedi High Council during the latter part of the life of the Galactic Republic, and that means that he was a respected Jedi Master that the other Jedi looked up to. He was also a general during the Clone Wars, and his talents manifested in his ability to pilot a starfighter, as his skills were often praised by Anakin Skywalker himself.
Of course, while Plo Koon’s high midi-chlorian count could be seen in his ability to use the Force when piloting, he was also a skilled Jedi Master that earned his seat at the High Council for his abilities. Nevertheless, Plo Koon died during the height of Order 66 when the clones under his command shot him down from the sky as he didn’t even have the chance to defend himself.
16. Kylo Ren – 13,500
As the son of Han Solo and Leia Organa (Skywalker), Ben Solo was a powerful Force user with a potential that his uncle, Luke Skywalker, was able to sense early on. Of course, that’s because Skywalker’s blood flows through his veins, and that means that he was always going to be a talented Force user. And while he may not have been as naturally talented as his uncle or mother, he was still a powerful Force user due to the fact that he was part of the Skywalker bloodline.
After turning to the dark side, Ben Solo became Kylo Ren, the enforcer working under Supreme Leader Snoke during the time of the First Order in the sequel trilogy. He eventually became Supreme Leader himself and even worked under Emperor Palpatine. And the fact that he was one of the few Force users left in the galaxy at that time allowed him to have a strong connection with the Force.
15. Grogu – Around 14,000
Grogu is one of the two main protagonists of The Mandalorian, which is still the most popular Star Wars series on Disney+. Initially introduced as a character that fans named Baby Yoda, Grogu showed his skills with the Force early in his life, despite the fact that his abilities with the Force were quite raw. Despite forgetting a good part of his training from the Jedi Temple in Coruscant, Grogu’s talents as a Force user manifested in his ability to use the Force to lift incredibly heavy objects and even tame a Rancor.
It goes without saying that Yoda’s unnamed species are naturally talented in the Force, considering that all of the three members of the species have high midi-chlorian counts. In that regard, Grogu’s potential in the Force was recognized by Luke Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano. Had he been formally trained as a Jedi, he would have been a powerful Force user.
14. Rey – 14,000
Rey is the main character of the sequel trilogy and is a mysterious girl that had a natural connection to the Force. During the first two movies of the sequel trilogy, fans were wondering why Rey was so powerful with the Force to the point that she could challenge Kylo Ren even without formal training as a Jedi. And it was only in the third movie that her true identity was revealed.
The truth was that Rey was the granddaughter of Palpatine, who used to be the emperor of the Galactic Empire and was the one pulling things behind the scenes as Darth Sidious. Rey’s natural abilities came from her Palpatine bloodline, and it was even her destiny to replace her grandfather as the new tyrant of the galaxy. Nevertheless, she claimed herself to be a Skywalker due to her connection with Luke, Leia, and Kylo Ren, and it was her ability to naturally connect with the Force that allowed her to finally put an end to Darth Sidious.
13. Darth Plagueis – 15,500
Have you ever heard of the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise? It’s not a story that a Jedi would tell. Of course, that’s because Darth Plagueis was the Sith Lord that mentored Darth Sidious from behind the scenes during the early parts of the prequel trilogy. And the fact that he had a high midi-chlorian count says a good deal about how powerful he was.
While Darth Plagueis probably wasn’t the same kind of genius as his apprentice was when it came to his combat abilities, he was wise enough to find a way to influence the midi-chlorians to create life. And it is often theorized that his meddling with the midi-chlorians led to the creation of Anakin Skywalker, as this was the Force’s way to punish Plagueis and his apprentice.
12. Darth Vader – 16,000
Yes, the original big bad guy of the Star Wars storyline has a special place on this list due to how darn right-powerful he was during his reign of terror as the enforcer of the Galactic Empire. Born Anakin Skywalker, Darth Vader became who he was when he fell to the dark side and was injured and burned in his fight with Obi-Wan Kenobi in Mustafar. Despite the fact that he was supposed to be the strongest Force user in history, Vader’s powers were diminished due to his injuries.
After his limbs were replaced by cybernetic parts, Vader became more physically imposing but lost mobility as a result. Still, he was far more powerful than any of the remaining Jedi (other than Obi-Wan and Yoda) as he spent years hunting down and killing Jedi without mercy. And we even saw just how powerful he was with the Force when he easily overpowered Cal Kestis during the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
11. Count Dooku – 16,500
Count Dooku was introduced as the leader of the Separatists during the time of the Clone Wars, but he used to be a seasoned Jedi Master that trained Qui-Gon Jin. However, he became a disillusioned Jedi that lost fate in the Republic and the Jedi Order when he realized that there were Senators and leaders throughout the galaxy that were simply using the Jedi and the Republic to their advantage.
In that regard, he left the Jedi Order and secretly became a Sith Lord under Darth Sidious after the death of Darth Maul. It was through his training with Sidious that he became even stronger as he learned how to harness the power of the dark side. Of course, he was already a powerful Jedi before he left the order, as he had a high midi-chlorian count of around 16,500. But it was when he became a Sith Lord that he became powerful enough to put some pressure on Yoda in their duel.
10. Obi-Wan Kenobi – 17,000
Obi-Wan Kenobi was one of the most well-known and accomplished Jedi Masters during the Skywalker Saga, as he not only trained Anakin Skywalker but took an active role as one of the frontline fighters of the Republic during the Clone Wars. While he wasn’t often seen as a powerful fighter due to his more defensive style of combat, Kenobi had a high midi-chlorian count that allowed him to fight powerful opponents on par.
In that regard, he used his talents as a defensive specialist to defeat General Grievous, who was powerful enough to take on several Jedi all at once. Of course, Kenobi also had several victories over Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader as he used his talents in the Force and his defensive style to counter the aggressive nature of his former Padawan.
9. Darth Revan – 17,900
Technically speaking, Darth Revan is yet to be a canon character because the Old Republic tends to be something that is still up in the air when it comes to whether or not it is canon in the Disney era of Star Wars. Despite that, Revan remains a powerful Force user that old-school Star Wars fans love due to how badass of a character he is. And with a midi-chlorian count that’s as high as some of the strongest characters in Star Wars history, there’s a good reason why he is so powerful.
Revan is one of the main characters of the video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Due to the fact that Sith stories have been lost in time, only a few people during the time of the Skywalker Saga know Revan’s name. However, Sith cultists revere Revan as one of the most powerful Sith Lords in history, as his name was included in the chant by the cultists in Exegol during the time of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.
8. Mace Windu – 18,000
Arguably the best duelist that the Jedi Order had to offer during the time of the Clone Wars, Mace Windu was a force to be reckoned with as he had the ability to tap into the dark side without necessarily turning over to the dark side. This allowed him to develop and master a lightsaber form that allowed him to use the anger of the dark side without feeling the ill effects of using emotions in combat. As such, he became strong enough to overpower some of the strongest characters in Star Wars, as he even outdueled Darth Sidious.
Mace Windu’s natural affinity with the Force also allowed him to become one of the strongest Jedi Masters in history. He is said to possess something called the Shatterpoint, which is a Force ability that allows him to see the shatter points in his opponents and take advantage of their weaknesses. The same ability allows him to see the shattered points in events, as that was the reason why he knew that defeating Dooku was important to stop the war, as he was a major shatter point in the Clone Wars.
7. Yoda – 19,000
This list would never be complete without the character that Star Wars fans believe is the strongest and wisest Jedi Master in history. Yoda served as the Jedi Grandmaster during the events of the Skywalker Saga, and he has the experience and wisdom that make him a force to be reckoned with despite his old age and small stature. Due to the fact that he lived for 900 years, Yoda saw the events of the High Republic and even trained a lot of powerful Jedi in the nine centuries that he lived.
As such, his experience allowed him to become powerful with the Force. But the natural affinity of his species and his high midi-chlorian count also contributed to his status as one of the greatest Jedi Masters of all time. And the fact that he dueled Darth Sidious to a draw proves that he is one of the strongest characters we’ve seen in Star Wars.
6. Palpatine/Darth Sidious – 20,000
The man with the plan himself makes an appearance on this list, as Darth Sidious is often revered as one of the most powerful Sith Lords in history. While there have been a lot of strong Sith Lords in the Old Republic and the height of the Sith Empire, the thing about Palpatine is that he knows how to manipulate people and think several steps ahead of everyone else to get what he wants. That was what happened during the entire Skywalker Saga, as he always had a backup plan to his backup plan.
Despite being more of a schemer than a frontline fighter, Darth Sidious is an incredibly gifted Force user due to his high midi-chlorian count. He is proficient in the dark arts of the Sith and is incredibly dangerous with his Force Lightning. And the fact that he was able to use his powers to full effect against the likes of Yoda, Rey, and Kylo Ren proves just how powerful Emperor Palpatine was.
5. Starkiller –22,000
Technically, Starkiller isn’t a canon character, but it’s hard not to include him on this list due to how overwhelmingly powerful he was in the Star Wars: Force Unleashed video game. Discovered by Darth Vader as a child, Starkiller became the Sith Lord’s secret apprentice as Vader sensed that he had the power of a Jedi Master when he was still just a mere child. And this made Vader realize that he could train Starkiller in the hopes of overthrowing the emperor one day.
In that regard, Starkiller showcased his exaggerated Force powers in the video game when he was powerful enough to pull down an entire Star Destroyer from the air to the ground. He could fill an entire room with Force Lightning and use other Force powers that could basically allow him to lift incredibly heavy objects that not all Star Wars characters are capable of lifting. And the fact that he killed several non-canon Star Wars Jedi Masters proves his incredible potential as a Force user.
4. Leia Organa – 23,000
Technically, Leia Organa wasn’t a very powerful Jedi due to the fact that she started training late in her life and was more focused on being a leader. Nevertheless, she had the same kind of potential that Luke had, and that is the reason why she belongs on this list. The fact that she is the twin sister of Luke puts her at the same level as him when it comes to her midi-chlorian count.
Of course, the midi-chlorian count is only a measure of the innate talent and potential of a Jedi or Force user. So, even though Leia had one of the highest midi-chlorian counts in history, the fact that she never had the same kind of training and combat experience that Luke had is the reason why she was never as strong as him. Nevertheless, she was still skilled enough to be able to take over Rey’s training after Luke’s passing.
3. Luke Skywalker –23,0000
The original protagonist of the entire Star Wars storyline, Luke Skywalker, was an incredibly gifted Force user that had innate talent in the Force due to his status as the son of the Chosen One. In that regard, he was a quick study that became strong and skilled enough to put pressure on Darth Vader in just a few years of training. And the fact that some of the strongest and most experienced Jedi Masters can’t last a minute against Vader is proof of the fact that Luke was innately talented and was able to quickly pick things up.
Of course, Luke had the same midi-chlorian count that Leia has because of the fact that they were born twins. But we are giving a higher spot to Luke because he was the more experienced fighter of the two. And he even went on to train young Jedi when he re-established the Jedi Order after the fall of the Empire.
2. Darth Vitiate – 25,000
Darth Vitiate is still up in the air when it comes to his status as a canon character, but we can’t deny the fact that he is one of the favorites among Star Wars fans due to how incredibly powerful he was during the height of the Sith Empire. He was first introduced in the Star Wars: The Old Republic video game as one of the antagonists. And the fact that he was the Sith Emperor for more than 1,400 years is proof of his power.
He is often believed to be the most powerful Force user in the history of the galaxy, and his midi-chlorian count is proof of that. Vitiate has a midi-chlorian count that is quite possibly somewhere near or over 25,000. Because of that, he mastered a lot of different Force powers at a very young age without even receiving formal training. And when he learned how to drain the life force out of people, he became almost unstoppable.
1. Anakin Skywalker (Before Injury) – Around 27,000
As the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker was believed to be created by the Force as feedback when Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious were trying to influence the midi-chlorians to create life. As such, Shmi Skywalker conceived even without a partner, as Anakin was created by the Force as the Force’s way of taking revenge on the pair of Sith Lords for biting off more than he can chew.
And Qui-Gon was quick to pick up on Anakin’s innate talent when he took a sample of his blood and realized that his midi-chlorian count was incredibly high, to the point that it was much higher than Yoda’s own count.
In that regard, Qui-Gon was convinced that Anakin was the Chosen One, and the young Skywalker was quick to prove his innate skills as a Force user when he rose through the ranks quickly and became more powerful than most Jedi Masters. At the height of his power and when he began tapping into the dark side, he became so powerful that Sidious admitted that he was eventually going to surpass both him and Yoda. However, after losing to Obi-Wan and getting injured due to his hubris, Anakin’s powers were diminished to the point that he was never able to reach his full potential.