Okay, I know this Star Wars-related question starts off INSANE, what with speculating on midichlorian evolution and whatnot, but some of the answers are awesome.

“Additionally, Anakin Skywalker’s parthenogenetic (or hermaphroditic) birth in combination with his geographic isolation on the backwaters of Tatooine prior to his contact with Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi* suggest the pathogenesis of his particularly impressive Force-sensitivity follows neither a genetic nor physical transmission mechanism…”

I was also interested to learn that in one of the expanded Universe stories, Vader plots to kill the Emperor himself. Cool.