I saw a post a while ago that reminded me of midi-chlorians and that “~they demystify the Force the Prequels are awful~ thing.
And the thing is, they don’t.
For more than one reason, but we’ll start at the easiest; they’re simply a clear (and biological) avenue for how some people are more Force sensitive than others, enough so that they can (learn how to) manipulate the Force knowingly, like the Jedi do, for example. Like, what’s “demystifying” in that? In something like that, the midi-chlorians don’t touch on what the Force IS, merely how only some people have “enough of it” to use it consciously if taught. How some people have more than enough of it, to be considered “strong” in the Force.
But, let’s go to Obi-Wan and Yoda’s explanations of the Force in the OT; “it’s an energy field created by all living things … binds the galaxy together” ; “life creates it, makes it grow”.
Midi-chlorians are found in the cells of living organisms. What would be the effect of living organisms propagating, skewing in general (in the best course of things) towards “more as time passes”? More midi-chlorians in the Galaxy, which means more individual beings connected to and interacting with the Force, either simply because they EXIST, or more or less knowingly depending on how Force sensitive and trained you are.
What does that sound like? “Life creates it, makes it grow”? “Created by all living things”? Man, I dunno, MIDI-CHLORIANS ARE CLEARLY DEMYSTIFYING BULLSHIT, right?