Force-sensitives, also known as Force-users, Force wielders, or Force Adepts, were sentient or non-sentient lifeforms that possessed a strong connection to the mystical energy field known as the Force. Though the term applied to anyone who was sensitive to the spiritual energy, those who harnessed powers given by the dark side of the Force were known as dark side adepts. The progeny of Force-sensitives could inherit their progenitor’s power, as was the case in the Skywalker family. Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One, passed his strength to his children, the twins Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa, who, in turn, passed it to her son Ben Solo.
Throughout galactic history various religious orders have trained Force-sensitives to control their abilities, such as the Jedi Order and the Sith. During the Imperial Era, Force-sensitives were hunted by a team of Jedi hunters known as the Inquisitorius. A Jedi holocron containing the list of all known Force-sensitive younglings throughout the galaxy was sought by the Second Sister and Padawan Cal Kestis. With the destruction of the Sith Lords Darth Sidious and Darth Vader, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker trained a generation of Force-sensitive students in hopes of restoring the Jedi. His efforts were destroyed until he and Leia Organa trained Rey, who inherited Skywalker’s mantle as the last Jedi after his passing away.
Force-sensitives could be found in numerous species, ranging from humans and humanoids, to various non-human aliens. The few known members of Yoda’s species were Force-sensitive, including Grogu, Jedi MasterYaddle and Grand MasterYoda himself. Midi-chlorians indicated the strength of an individual’s connection to the Force. They were microscopic organisms that resided in the cells of all lifeforms and the more that a Force-sensitive was born with, the stronger they could grow with the Force. Anakin Skywalker, the Chosen One born of a mother but no father, had more midi-chlorians than any Force-sensitive of hisera, surpassing all Jedi and even Yoda at over twenty-thousand. Though the Sith Lord Darth Vader possessed great power, his reconstruction left him more machine than man, leaving him in a weakened condition as the Force passed through living things.