If Plagueis Caused Anakin's Birth, Why Shmi Skywalker?

  • Darth Plagueis had talked about creating life through the Force and it is speculated that he may be responsible for Anakin's birth via the Force. Is there any reason he picked Shmi Skywalker for this experiment? It would seem more logical to pick someone he could easily guard and keep close to him so she couldn't wander off and so others couldn't abduct or harm her during the pregnancy.

    Why Shmi? Is there anything about her that makes her particularly unique for such an experiment?

  • DavRob60

    DavRob60 Correct answer

    9 years ago

    Darth Plagueis did not "choose" Shmi Skywalker. There is a recently published book, Star Wars: Darth Plagueis, that jossed the "Darth Plagueis is Anakin's father" fan theories. From the Anakin Skywalker Wookieepedia article:

    In addition, although Darth Plagueis did attempt to influence the midichlorians to create the ultimate Sith weapon alongside Darth Sidious, the experiment was ultimately a failure, and the midichlorians, sensing the Sith's inherent malevolent intention, not only refused to do so, but in retaliation, conceived Anakin Skywalker in order to destroy the Sith once and for all.

    So, according to this, it is the midi-chlorians who choose Shmi Skywalker, and there is no canon information about how and why they choose her, so any answer about that would be pure speculation, until new licensed material is published.

    Not very smart, those Midichlorians! The ability to concieve the Chosen One is **insignificant** next to the power of George Lucas Empire to pull extra future Sith out of thin air to ensure continued Extended universe licensing revenues!

    I think the "Evil" the midichlorians wanted to destroy was not the Siths, but Sidious himself. He somewhat transcended the Sith Order.

    1. The quote says "destroy the Sith". 2. "somewhat transcended the Sith Order" - what do you mean?

    This also answers another question I was going to ask: If there's evidence of midichlorians refusing to help someone do something via the Force.

    @DVK 1- It's a Wookeepedia quote, I don't think it's worded like this in the book, but we cannot be sure until someone put an hand on it. 2. *to transcend (Verb) Be or go beyond the range or limits of (something abstract, typically a conceptual field or division).* Sidious got beyond the Sith order, establishing is own rules.

    @TangoOversway They constantly *refuse* to obey **my** orders.

    @DavRob60: That's not unusual. Most of us don't even listen to your orders - why should midichlorians be any different?

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