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Leadership position tense makes me tense[edit]

"Luke now leads the New Jedi Order on Denon, the new capital of the Galactic Alliance."

Now leads? There is no 'now' in a fictional universe. --Saforrest 20:16, May 20, 2005 (UTC)

Uh...why not? Its just a figure of speech. --Kross 16:15, Jun 6, 2005 (UTC)
In a fictional universe, "now" usually refers to the last known event. I think it is correct here. --Sikon 11:35, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Wrong, wrong![edit]

The picture of the Jedi Masters' spirits! Why can't you use one from the old versions of the film? I know we're stuck with the revised ones, but the old picture IS the correct one. Luke's father should look like an old man, not loser's younger cousin. The meaning of the picture gets all wrong (The older, wiser Anakin who has come to terms with himself, learned from his mistakes and earned his redemption vs the young one who has learned nothing). It looks like all his years as Vader have been simply undone, (and, some might say, that he's now ready to start again up the same path...) which is so NOT TRUE. He has redeemed himself, not become younger, and retains his painful experiences, he is just able to view them in a new light. Also, it simply feels wrong that Luke should have a father who is younger than himself.

Also, if HE became younger, why not (for example) Obi-Wan when HE became a spirit? User:Custodes

The official reason for the change is that the spirit is reflecting the "light side" version of the character. Since Kenobi died fighting for the side of good, he looks old, as opposed to Vader, who fell to the Dark Side as a young man; his spirit is then reverted to a young man. Like it or not, that's the rationale. EVula 14:39, 30 May 2006 (UTC)
Wasn't Young Anakin (from the haircut, it looks like the spirit's from around the time of Episode III) already sliding towards the Dark Side, right on the edge? The old Anakin, on the other hand, had left the Dark Side behind and embraced the light. He, too, died "fighting for the side of good". I can't see the logic in the change, but I guess we're stuck with it. User:Custodes
It should be the old Anakin, Lucasfilm messed up by putting the young Anakin in and they try to cover it up with senseless logic.Superstarwarsfan 16:37, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

ive heard that the force ghost takes the formof them at the peak of there power and because anakin had a power down when he lost his limbs...(if im wrong dont hate me)Hicups0002 17:34, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

I don't think so, Obi-Wan used to be much more powerfull twenty+ years before the movie so he should be young too if that were true Superstarwarsfan 18:16, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

The only why I can explain Anakin's manifestation as a young man im ROTJ was because that was how he last percieved himself before his horrific disfigurement. To explain better I'll refer to the Matrix. When Neo is in his first simulation after being freed in Matrix I, he has retured to how he appeared while in the Matrix because his simulated appearence is an extrapolation of his subconscience. Thus, Anakin spirit form has returned to it's youthfull form because that's how he subconsciously percieves himself. User:Hibbidyhai

Also he did not turned to the dark side of the force because that was anakin. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:07, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

This one always bit at me too.. I just assumed that the "In Universe" explanation was that Darth Vader, while returning to the Light side at the end of the Saga, was "More Machine now, than Man", so his meta-physical form would have "reverted" to his last "whole" form before he was disfigured. I also thought there was a possibility that Anakan being "The Chosen One" was able to appears as whatever age he wanted to through his extreme ability to use the Force. That make any sense? Dphilp75 (talk) 18:04, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Luke's own lightsaber[edit]

I should point out that Luke had a different lightsaber in Episode VI instead of his father's lightsaber in Episode IV and V. Know that the Blue Lightsaber is actually Anakin's.

Do you agree that Luke *did* manage to create his own lightsaber prior to Episode VI?

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke is blown out the window and HE DROPS THE LIGHTSABER that was once Anakin's. It blows away. Therefore, he must construct another.

In the EU, he tried between Episodes IV and V, but failed. The green ligntsaber in VI is the first one he built himself. --Sikon 11:43, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

In Jedi, Vader also comments to this affect after Luke's surrender: "I see you have constructed a new lightsaber." —Preceding unsigned comment added by Key of Now (talkcontribs) 06:56, 11 May 2011 (UTC)

Chosen One?[edit]

I may be wrong, but I think Anakin brought balance to the force when he killed the Jedi in Ep III. Palpatine + Vader = Yoda + Obi. Luke finished the Sith off with Anakin at the end. Am I interpreting this wrong?

I think you are absoulutly right. Thanks for sharing my thoughts!
Anakin brought balance to the force by killing all the Jedi on Star Wars episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and by killing Palpatine on Star Wars episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
Both sides, jedi and sith, have a prophecy of a "chosen one" who would bring balance to the force, but this has already been done before by the countless battles between the sith and the jedi. I think they both believe that by "balancing" the force the "choosen one" must totally defeat the other side. So in a way both Anakin and Luke brought balance as Luke helped Anakin in Ep. VI kill the Emperor and Darth Vader, who then becomes Anakin Skywalker again.
Lucas said that "bringing balance to the Force" meant exterminating followers of the Dark Side. Anakin fulfilled this prophecy by killing Palpatine and his own dark identity of Darth Vader. --Sikon 11:33, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
You are right on man, I totally agree with you. 07:13 January 25 2006 (UTC)

So the prophecy is true that Anakin was the chosen one since he was the one to kill the last Sith. 22:21, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

That would be all well and good... if it weren't for Lumiya. I've long since come to the conclusion Lucas had no real idea of what the prophecy stuff was supposed to mean. --maru (talk) contribs 01:01, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

If you're going to bring up Shira (Lumiya), why not Lord Flint from the old Marvel run as well? Evidence in the comics book (can't remember the exact issue, sorry) seems to suggest that HE was the one intended to become the next Dark Lord of the Sith in case Skywalker would not. For one thing, it's his official title. That's what you get when you mix up the old and new run. In my book, the old Marvel comics shouldn't be part of the current continuity, that leaves far too many glitches and errors.

All that aside, the idea that "bringing balance to the Force" meant breaking it down to roughly equal shares of Light and Darkness seems plausible. But then of course, with all the other Darksiders around (Dark Jedi, Sovereign Protectors, Adepts...), that would have skewed the balance the other way around... Custodes

Anyone think that... maybe the jedi were wrong and the prophecy has yet to come to a full pass? It could still be set in motion, I mean, directors and writers like to throw people off.

Just because Anakin brought balance to the force by destroying two Sith Lords (himself and Palpatine) does not mean that there will never be Sith ever again. This is not binding forever. Also Lumiya is not a Sith Lord. Because of her mechanical implants she does not have tho power or control of the force to become a true Sith.


I thought that Luke was 18 years old in Episode 4, but this site has him listed as 19 years old. Input anyone?

The Episode IV script does indeed say he's 18 years old, but since Episode III takes place in 19 BBY, and Episode IV in 0 BBY, we can just assume that he didn't hit his 19th birthday yet.
I believe he was 18 per the entire EU chronology. --Gateman1997 07:42, 5 August 2005 (UTC)

NO HE WAS 20 YEARS OLD IDIOTS —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:30, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

In theory, Luke is as many years old, as it took to build the Death Star. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:36, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Did Vader comment about Luke's Lightsaber?[edit]

I realized that before Vader took Luke to the Death Star II before the emperor, that Vader commented something about Luke, and realized that it wasn't the same lightsaber he used when they first met. I think that the quote "Your skills are complete" should've been added because Vader realized that Luke passed the Lightsaber Creation trial.

After the general brings Luke to Vader and they're talking in the hallway, Vader activates Luke's new lightsaber and says "I see you have constructed a new lightsaber." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:28, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Vader also mentions how Luke's lightsaber has better balance than Anakin's lightsaber. Does this mean Luke was as strong or stronger in the force than Anakin Skywalker??? 07:28 January 25 2006 (UTC)

Possibly. It could also simply means Luke's better at crafting weapons than Vader. --maru (talk) contribs 04:12, 26 January 2006 (UTC)
I don't recall the line about Luke's saber being better constructed, do you have a quote? Optimus Sledge 23:19, 18 March 2006 (UTC) 23:19, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
RotJ, on Endor, conversation between Vader and Luke. He comments on the new saber; I can't remember what exactly was said, but that's the conversation. EVula 20:25, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

The Imperial Officer escorting Luke hands the Lightsaber to Vader:

"He was armed only with this."

Vader takes it, and during the conversation between himself and Luke, Luke turns his back to Vader at which point Vader activates the lightsaber and says:

"I see you have constructed a new lightsaber."

Right now I can't recall which line he says, which is either:

"Your skills are complete."


Indeed you are as powerful as the Emperor has foreseen."

It's incredibly likely that he notices that Luke's new lightsaber is identical to Obi Wan's, and is obviously not Vader's original; which Luke used against his father during their battle in Empire Strikes Back.

I also remember that in the commentaries/extra materials for RotS, that Lucas talks about the lightsabers, noting that Obi Wan's is made to resemble Luke's from RotJ, because Luke would have constructed his own lightsaber based on designs he found in Obi Wan's home. TotalTommyTerror 19:37, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

The must be a better picture...[edit]

Can't we at least get one that shows his face better?! --Anon.

What picture are you talking about, the one at the top of the page? --Scorpionman 7 July 2005 11:59 (UTC)

Probably. Whenever I see it I wince. Why not something with him closer to being a Jedi?--OctoberOmicron 23:55, 6 July 2007 (UTC)


Shouldn't it be mentioned that in Luke's final duel with Darth Vader, Luke cuts off Vader's right hand? This could easily be conceived as revenge for when Vader did it in The Empire Strikes Back and the example of his deepest fall into the Dark Side. --Anon.

No. For both Luke and Vader, the right hand was cut because that was the hand the lightsaber was in; if either had been left handed, it would have been the left hand that was cut. It wasn't revenge, it was simple fighting strategy. EVula 20:27, 28 March 2006 (UTC)

Oh, come on! Vader wasn't fighting back, he wasn't even defending himself! There was no cause to cut of his hand except for revenge (or possibly pure malice, which I don't think should be attributed to Luke). Vader was already beaten at that point. Custodes

I always figured it was just "SLICE! Now we're even."

Luke cut off Vader's hand for revenge, then realized what he did and regretted it.Superstarwarsfan 16:40, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Vader WAS defending himself. His saber was held in a defensive position, and Luke repeatedly struck at it out of rage. He eventually missed and hit Vader's wrist. His revenge, had Luke fully succumbed to the dark side, would be to kill him, not cut off his hand. Prometheus-X303- 22:35, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Yet, Aniken's right hand had been chopped off twice. Once by Duku. You see it when he marries Natalie Portman. Before he becomes Darth Vader —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:06, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

I wouldn't say 'revenge' so much as pure rage. TotalTommyTerror 19:39, 8 March 2007 (UTC)


Why is this list so long? Shouldn't it be kept to a minimum or at least a moderate list, instead of every single relative he has? I think a section like this only needs close family like his parents, sister, son, wife, uncles/aunts etc. (--

I disagree 100%, where else are you going to find out this information?Superstarwarsfan 16:41, 25 August 2006 (UTC)
A Star Wars-centric Wiki? 16:49, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Space freighter?[edit]

I could have sworn that Luke's quote from IV was that his father was a navigator on a "spice freighter," not a space freighter. Am I wrong? -- me

Actually, his father was an evil Dark Lord, servant to a tyrannical Emperor. But yes, I believe it was spice.--Codenamecuckoo 08:36, 11 March 2006 (UTC)
A navigator on a spice freighter? That's what his uncle told him. His uncle didn't hold with his father's ideas; thought he should have stayed on Tatooine and not gotten involved. ;) The Wookieepedian 22:01, 11 March 2006 (UTC)
That was also my recollection. A quick check of the script (Revised Fourth Draft, January 15, 1976 [1] or [2]) reveals that we are remembering correctly:
LUKE: No, my father didn't fight in the wars. He was a navigator on a spice freighter. (emph. mine)
I'll make the appropriate change in the article. --Allan McInnes (talk) 18:49, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

RfC/poll – Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker: one article or two?[edit]

So, who's his daddy? What do you think? E Pluribus Anthony 19:35, 7 December 2005 (UTC)

I think Darth Plageuis was Anakin's father, not Darth Sidious. 07:04 January 25 2006 (UTC)
Father? Darth Plageuis and Darth Sidious were not even related to Anakin Skywalker, stupid. Anakin's real father is unknown, but, his stepfather was Cleigg Lars, you stupid loser. Weirdy 02:39, 24 April 2006 (UTC).
No personal attacks. The exact relation of Anakin Sr. to Plagueis and Sidious is unclear. --maru (talk) contribs 03:04, 24 April 2006 (UTC)

I believe Anakin is the Son of the Force since he was concieved by the will of the Force itself. This can make Luke as the Grandson of the Force. Leader Vladimir

Anakin was conceived out of nothing, like Jesus. Yet another parallel to the "Messiah"-ish ideas Lucas had about first Luke and then Anakin.

Going back on topic I think they should be one article, they are one person. Superstarwarsfan 16:42, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Luke's Force Strength, Who do you think is Stronger????[edit]

I was just wondering, is there any reading material that states Luke's Force strength. I mean, does he have the Force strength of Palpatine or greater. My belief is that Luke was stronger in the Force than Palpatine. 06:37 Janurary 25 2006 (UTC)

No i believe palapatine was stronger at the time. (if only i could spell palpatine...)
I meant in general, not at the time of Return of the Jedi. 05:50 January 30 2006 (UTC)

Luke Skywalker in episode vi,Its a possibility that he could have gotten stronger by doing extra training,or near the end of the episode where the sith says,"I can feel your anger,take your weapon strike me down with all of your hatred and your journey to the dark side will be complete"!!

Also,Darth Vader said that he would turn his sister Leia to the dark side.This made Luke mad ,he showed no mercy.This is probably why he was so strong because of hatred.For Twice Palptine .... is right.

Shouldn't Anakin have been stronger in the Force than Luke, since he was a son of the Living Force itself? Wasn't that holy bloodline diluted when Anakin married a non-Force-sensitive? Or does Force sensitivity grow stronger with the generations?

For another thing, where does Force sensitivity come from? Is it genetical? A mutation? Where did it come from originally? Custodes

Luke became stronger then Vader in the EU because Vader had lost alot of medi-clorians when he was burned on Mustafar. (They explain this in that book that takes place right after episoide III, it's called Rise Lord Vader of something like that) in episode six, however, Luke was still learning so Vader was stronger. Superstarwarsfan 16:46, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

Ok as being a dark lord of the sith myself(lol) ill clear up a few things. Anikin In his original form could have become twice as powerful in the force then palpatine. But in his fight with obi-wan, He was confused, unsure how to adapt to his new powers(as seen in the scene when he was crying after he killed the sepertist leaders.)It threw him off after what he had done to pademae(cause he still had not completly fell to the darkside) So when he was fighting obi-wan he was only using about 2/3 of his full power at the time. After his tradgic defeat, he lost alot of his midiclorians which cut off alot of his conection with the force. so, instead of becoming twice as poweful as the emporer(which he said to yoda in EpisodeIII "Darht Vader will become stronger then the both of us" Some say he menat the both of us combined,still unsure.) He only could reach about 80% of what the the emperor could. Now luke on the other hand repersnets the power of what anikan could of been. He has the potential to become as strong or if not even stronger then what anikan could of been. Also it should be noted the lukes nephew Jacen Solo May even become more powerful then luke and even evuntully kill luke if jacen fully falls to the dark side andf becomes the new "Dark lord of the sith"[ Added by user sirbizzy]

In the EU (Like the New Jedi Order timeline) Luke Skywalker is ridiculously strong. Stronger then anything Anakin or Palpatine has ever shown. But that's just going by the EU, which I don't put much stock in. Since some of them tend to get WAY too carried away. Abalu 05:00, 22 May 2007 (UTC)Abalu

Ok, starting with the prequel trilogy. In the Phantom Menace, it was stated that Anakin had no father, that his mother didn't really figure out how he was born, but she carried him. This relates to how Jesus was created by the Holy Spirit. It was stated by Qui-gon Jin to Obi wan Kenobi that Anakin had an unusual amount of midi-chlorians (which meant more than Master Yoda ), things in make them strong in Jedi arts. It was later then stated that that was probably how Anakin was "generated," purely by midi-chlorians, which also made him the Chosen One. And he fulfilled that prophecy, when he thre Palpatine into that reactor (brought peace to the galaxy). So Luke shares that same blood with his father. The reason he got stronger than his father, is because he didn't stray from the path of good,while Anakin went to the dark side and never developed his skills. Luke developed his skills correctly, and became stronger. Technically he was always stronger, but he needed to perfect his skills. — Preceding unsigned comment added by LeftySwer (talkcontribs) 20:29, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Undecipherable sentence[edit]

Under "Learning the ways of the Jedi" I find the following:

It can be said that the old Jedi Master pretends to have little confidence in the young man's potential, (which is the very reason the Skywalker babies were hidden and Luke especially to be raised by his family presumably also to escape the Jedi rhetoric that doomed the Order) but is persuaded to train him.

I am incapable of understanding what it means. Could anyone decipher/clarify/simplify this passage, please? McDutchie 02:23, 19 March 2006 (UTC)

I have to agree. I have absolutely no idea what has been written in the parenthesis. Can someone please reword this phrase?
It sounds like they mean the reason the Skywalkers were hid was because Yoda didn't trust them, and then adds that it MIGHT have been to keep them ALIVE. It makes no sense. 14:57, 14 April 2006 (UTC)

I'm taking it that this is saying the Skywalker children were hidden because of the sort of attitude ("Jedi rhetoric") the Jedi took towards certain (or maybe all) new "recruits." As exemplified by Yoda pretending to have little confidence in Luke or another good example would be the way Mace (and Yoda in Episode I) seemed to have something against Anakin and took advantage of any opportunity to let Anakin know that.--OctoberOmicron 23:49, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Norse legend[edit]

Given Lucas's extreme interest in religious and mythical traditions, I would wager that the similarity to the Norse god "Loki Sky-Walker" is intentional. If anyone has solid proof of that, please contribute. - IstvanWolf 07:10, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

Unlikely, since he was originally supposed to be named Luke Starkiller. But who knows? Lucas may have changed the name for that very reason. But would he have named his hero after an evil Norse god? Custodes

I'm not sure, but it sounds possible. Superstarwarsfan 16:47, 25 August 2006 (UTC)

I remember (90% sure I heard Lucas say it himself or maybe in some article here) hearing that Luke Skywalker came from the name Lucas. Pronounce Luke S. and you get Lucas. Would have worked out the same way if the last name had remained StarKiller--OctoberOmicron 23:57, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

Removed deleted image(s)[edit]

Just a note to say that I have removed some [or an] image[s] from the page beacuse they were speediable under either:

Category:Images with no fair use rationale
Category:Images with no copyright tag
Category:Images with no source

Or similar category. Kilo-Lima|(talk) 16:16, 16 June 2006 (UTC)


Information from the movies, the novels and even games seem to be all mixed up here. There is no way for the reader to work out what bits of Luke's life come from what works. Citations would help that. DJ Clayworth 16:45, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

Luke's Height[edit]

I'm just wondering, but is the IMDB right about Mark Hamill's height? They list it as 5'9" Unless they're wrong about that, shouldn't Luke's height be the same? 15:25, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Quoting from the footnote on Luke's height that appears in the article:
There is some debate over Luke's height. The official Lucasfilm Star Wars Databank entry for Luke Skywalker (accessed 2005-05-05) lists Luke's height as 1.72m. However, IMDB's Biography for Mark Hamill (accessed 2005-05-05) gives Mark Hamill's height as 1.75m (5' 9"). Estimates in Mark Hamill's entry at (accessed 2005-05-09) range between 5' 6" and 5' 8".
Right now the article gives Luke's official height - i.e. the one that Lucasfilm promulgates. That footnote points out that this official height is inconsistent with IMDB's (unsourced) height for Mark Hamill. Since the article is about "Luke Skywalker" the fictional person (not "Luke, as portrayed by Mark Hamill"), I think that the current approach is the right one to take. But if you have some idea for how we might handle this in a better way, I'd be happy to hear it. --Allan McInnes (talk) 17:40, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Okay, I didn't see that for some reason. I guess sometimes it's easy to forget that the IMDB profiles are unsourced, and it's a mistake to just take as gospel something from one of those profiles. You're right, though - Hamill's own height is irrelevant, what matters is the character's official height. 19:55, 11 August 2006 (UTC)


Is Commander the highest rank Luke achieved in canon? Thedoorhinge 00:51, 14 September 2006 (UTC)


Luke's dead??? Since when? And who is Jabba Hut Skywalker?-SSJ Gokan 17:04, 10 October 2006 (UTC)

Luke is no more huh....[edit]

So Luke is gone..... well... I guess it was going to happen sooner or later.

We'll miss Luke...

WHAT!?!?!?!?! WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN! TELL ME THE BOOK TITLE! (Just don't tell me how it happended) Superstarwarsfan 18:19, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

It has not been confirmed how he died....or if even if he did....we'll certainly miss him though.-SSJ Gokan 02:07, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

  • So.... it seems that he's not dead.... right??? But he did then... so be it...

OK, so in what book did it almost happen? Superstarwarsfan 01:08, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

  • I think it was Bloodlines.

  • I don't know, but it wasn't Bloodlines. (The only hint I've seen of Lukes' death was when he appears to Cade Skywalker as a Force-ghost in the Legacy comics.)

Well, eventually he would have to die. By the time of the Legay of the Force comic books, Luke had died, apparently so has his son Ben. Does it ever say how far removed the Skywalker of this series are from Luke and Ben?

Its a "reboot" of the starwars universe. And its crap.

They have LITTERALLY said..

"Meanwhile 140 years later, the empire and the new republic fight. The empire wins. Then the Sith turn up and reduce the Jedi to a few survivours. Again." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:36, 30 June 2008 (UTC)


Anyone know why the words "Luke Skywalker is cool" are highlighted in orange in the little factbox? (No username, 23rd December 2006, 17:40 GMT) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 17:40, 23 December 2006 (UTC).


               BY BLOOD_EYE  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:16, 25 October 2013 (UTC) 

Luke and Leia weren't meant to be brothers and sisters?[edit]

I've heard lots of hearsay about the fact that when the first movie was made, Luke and Leia weren't meant to be related which is makes pictures such as this one make more sense. Is there any factual basis for this, or is it all conjecture? 05:31, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

Luke Skywalker was once Luke Starkiller, he also once a midget. There were lots of weird ideas I'm glad didn't make itinto the movies. User:Hibbidyhai

I heard that too. In the original script, the relationship is not mentioned as siblings. Luke had a sister "far away". Saemikneu (talk) 00:39, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

The Annotated Screenplays make clear that in an early draft, Luke was the Jedi Master (with no family issues to speak of), Annikin was the Jedi Apprentice, and Leia was the biological daughter of the King and Queen of Aquilae. I'm fairly sure, and glad, that Leia was sister to neither Luke nor Annikin, and she and Annikin have sex in a closet. The first draft of Empire makes reference to a sister who was undergoing Jedi training on the other end of the galaxy--clearly not Leia. In fact, this makes Yoda's reference to "there is another" make more sense. Not only is he not referring to Anakin (nobody had any hope of him fulfilling an ancient prophecy), it wouldn't make much sense for him to be referring to Leia either. If she is the "other" hope, then Luke would be justified in trying to save her. Yoda and Obi-Wan advise him to leave Leia to torture and death. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kenobifan (talkcontribs) 22:47, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Defeated Palpatine?[edit]

and with help from Leia and her unborn children defeated Palpatine.

Shouldn't that be "defeated a resurrected Palpatine"? Prometheus-X303- 13:56, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Prince Luke Skywalker[edit]

IF Leia is a Princess, then Luke is a Prince. I know that Queen Amidala gave birth to her two children (Luke and Leia) before she died, thusly making them a Prince and Princess of Naboo. Since Leia was adopted by a Queen after her mothers death, she was raised as a Princess, while Luke was not raised to the rank of Prince, which is sad, because since his mother WAS a Queen, that makes him a Prince.Princess Elisabeth Vantar 18:37, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Leia is (was) princess of Alderaan, not Naboo. Prometheus-X303- 22:11, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Also, the Queen of Naboo is an elected position, not a hereditary one. By the time of Episode 2-3 Padme' is now a Senator and there is a new Queen. User: Hibbidyhai

This is the type of discussion that belongs on a fan site, not here —Preceding unsigned comment added by Superstarwarsfan (talkcontribs) 01:34, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

No offense, but Superstarwarsfan, shutup. I saw you posted answers too below. And since padme resigned her position as queen and became senator (in place of palpatine)hp7 (talk) 21:06, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Story Citations[edit]

Can somebody with knowledge about the subjects reference the stories/novel arcs where the current Skywalker events are happening in?

Such as his recent disturbing visions. It would be of interest (esp. to me) to know what serials these events are happening in.

Like mentioning that certain events happen in the New Jedi Order series of books, definitely of interest to anybody that wants to read more on the subject. TotalTommyTerror 19:44, 8 March 2007 (UTC)


Has it been explained how he dies yet?-SSJ Gokan 18:09, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

No, because he hasn't died yet. Arwen undomiel 22:14, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
Everybody dies eventualy.--Jakezing (talk) 17:29, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
He died in book 6. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:18, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

ok, the last person is dumb. If your referring to movie 6, Revenge of the Sith, he wasn't born. If your referring to Return of the jEdi, your wrong, he ended the Sith, but he didn't actually die. It says in EU, he went like Yoda, died because of old age. By the way, Mara Jade, his wife, was already dead. Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo's son killed her, and Luke did not die confronting him. hp7 (talk) 21:03, 10 June 2011 (UTC)LeftySwer

R2-D2 and C-3PO[edit]

Why are their names spelled out phonetically in the article rather than the way they were listed in the credits of the movies, with numbers and letter? Are we presumed to be unable to pronounce numbers and letters? Edison 01:35, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Zerin: They may be trying to be in sync with everyone else, since when watching the films with subtitles, the books and most other media such as comics, they all say Artoo and Threepio, maybe giving them a character feel and not just as robots. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:33, 23 September 2011 (UTC)


Shoulnd't Luke's infobox be blue since the Rebel Alliance doesn't technically exist anymore? I think I might change this, but if I'm wrong, and it should still be orange, please correct it. Arwen undomiel 22:14, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Since they keep revisiting the same eras in other media (books, video games, board games, RolePlaying Games, etc), you're arguing linear progression on something that is most definitely not linear. The Rebel Alliance exists, was replaced by the New Republic, or hasn't come into existance yet depending on the property in question, not a single definative moment. 16:54, 18 June 2007 (UTC)


This article needs more references describing real world impact. I would advise taking a look at Harry Potter (character) for ideas. --Eyrian 20:01, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

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Strange Search result[edit]

Searching for Luke Skywalker on Google,I got a link to this page, but the summary wasn't from this page, as far as I can tell.

Luke Skywalker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 10:13am Luke is a fatass from the planet the planet shit that likes to eat his boyfriend anakin skywalker. he is a giant faggot Luke Skywalker is a fictional ... - 100k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

Any idea where this vandalism is coming from?

JoshEnglish (talk) 18:19, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

N-1 starfighter pilot?[edit]

The bar on the right of the page mentions Luke as both an X-wing and a Naboo N-1 starfighter pilot. Quick question, though: when did he ever pilot an N-1 fighter? Or is this a reference to an unlockable in the Rogue Squadron series? Woodrow Buzard (talk) 06:29, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

Whoops...a lil late in replying. No, he never, ever, ever, ever did fly one. And I removed that. I have to assume that the original poster of that either confused Anakin Skywalker with Luke Skywalker....or beleived that the N1 in the Rogue Squadron game was something other than an easter egg. WPinky (talk) 23:08, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Ok, there is a book about the history and present of the Star Wars universe. It says that the Naboo Starfighter and another ship that is almost exactly the same in the old republic fleet helped derive the X-wing. So technically he was a pilot of an N1, he just never actually piloted one. But in modern terms, he was licensed to pilot one. hp7 (talk) 20:41, 10 June 2011 (UTC)LeftySwer


jedi aren't permitted to be married. luke would know this, but apparentally EU writers don't. am i the only one who learned a lesson from the marriage of a jedi? i.e. annakin to padme. well, i guess some of those wanna-be Star Wars follow-up authors havent really been paying attention, hhmm? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:11, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Well, I assume Luke wouldn't necessarily know that, as he hasn't trained for being a jedi as long as the other knights from the old jedi order. Also, I wouldn't say that Anakin's transformation comes solemnly from his marriage with Padme, but a series of unfotunate events. Personally, I'd say that having a wife is any more potentially dangerous than having family or friends, as the basic instinct is to protect them from danger or revenging them if something happened to them.Haakonel (talk) 10:46, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
As a reminder, this page is for discussion of improvement of the article and not a forum for discussion of the subject itself. Also, please add new comments under old comments to avoid confusion in the future. — Digital Jedi Master (talk) 22:02, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
As I recall, this was explained in the EU series. Luke changed many of the Old Traditions; Marriage in particular was addressed as Luke thought Anakin having to hide his feelings for Padame(sp?) was part of the reason he fell to the dark side. Dphilp75 (talk) 18:26, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

After Return of the Jedi, it was stated in EU that Luke started the New Jedi Order. He revised many things, and permitted marriage for Jedis. He thought marriage would help the Jedis keep peace to the galaxy. They had someone to fight for. A family, and wife or husband, and even kids. hp7 (talk) 20:46, 10 June 2011 (UTC)LeftySwer


At the end of the comic book section.

Comics appearances Luke Skywalker appears in the Marvel-published Star Wars comics adaptations of the original trilogy as well as an ongoing series that ran from 1977-86. When Dark Horse acquired the license two years later, he appeared in numerous projects based on the franchise as well.

A footnote* In New Orleans, Louisiana, some people especially girls between the age of 12 to 13 believe that John Bonham, original drummer for led zeppelin, looks very much like Luke Skywalker. So in conclusion, Luke Skywalker is classified as a "straight up jedi who likes to bang on the drums with his lightsabers"

Some one fix this please. Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:41, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

No references[edit]

Actually, there are 7 at the bottom of the page. Texcarson (talk) 10:11, 7 June 2009 (UTC)

Obi-Wans and Luke's lightsaber in EPIV[edit]

There is a little plot hole when Obi-Wan delivers Luke Anakin's light saber: Obi-Wan said that Lukes father wanted him to give the light saber but Owen Lars refused to do so.

This can't be true. Vader and Owern Lars never met. He would have found Luke. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Saemikneu (talkcontribs) 00:04, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

Anakin and Owen met when Anakin came to look for his mother. Besides, it was well shown that Obi Wan as not against interpreting the truth "From a certain point of view". Dphilp75 (talk) 18:29, 15 February 2010 (UTC)
Indeed. The whole scene is known as "the lying scene". Obi-Wan is delivering the truth in a fashion that will be palatable to Luke, without revealing Obi-Wan's true investment in the whole history of Luke's father. More likely Lars refused Obi-Wan, not Anakin.Mmm commentaries (talk) 02:17, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Prince of Naboo[edit]

Luke is prince of Naboo because is the son of Queen Amidala. -- (talk) 02:39, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

You are either a child or dumb. Please refrain from editing this page with your ignorant original research. kthxbye —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:47, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

Agreed. Luke wasn't the son of the Queen of Naboo, he was the son of the Senator from Naboo. Besides, Leia was a Princess of Alderan, not Naboo. Dphilp75 (talk) 18:31, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

He never was, but Naboo was stupid. Queens served a term like a president. Thats not what queens do, they are monarchs. Everything should stay in the family. If Naboo and Lucas put it as that, the Queen should just be a prime minister or president, not a Queen. hp7 (talk) 20:50, 10 June 2011 (UTC)LeftySwer

The Paragon[edit]

Due to the fact that he has shown an indomitable will, a purity of heart completely free of evil or temptation, and a remarkable kindness, can Luke be considered the most benevolent and upstanding hero of Star Wars? Leader Vladimir (talk) 03:49, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Pre-George Lucas?[edit]

I have a vivid memory of walking through the library somewhere, but while I was in college (early 1970's) and seeing a display of several hardcover books that told a science fiction saga. The first one was called The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, and as I recall, there were two or three more. So when Star Wars came out, I remember thinking, what do you know, they made a movie about those books that I saw that time. The name "Luke Skywalker" was very familiar to me already when I saw that first movie. I seem to recall seeing a column in the newspaper once asking about the origin of the Star Wars characters and there being a reference to those books also. It wasn't until much later that I began seeing interviews with George Lucas where he took credit for the whole idea. Am I totalling tripping here, or does anyone else remember something about this? I just thought I would throw it out here, since I can't find any reference to the books on the Internet. Shocking Blue (talk) 10:10, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

There were books called the Adventures of Luke Skywalker by George Lucas (actually written by Alan Dean Foster, published date 1976 just before the film came out. Mathewignash (talk) 20:14, 29 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, man; I'm not nuts after all. I was thinking it was further back than that, but that must have been it. Shocking Blue (talk) 13:14, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

The Imperial academy.[edit]

I thought I'd point out that A New Hope never mentions that Luke wanted to join an Imperial Academy. In the cut scene at Anchorhead, Biggs says that he's "I'm not going to wait around for the Empire to draft me into service." which would mean that the Adademy he joined is not part of the Empire. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:33, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Test page[edit]

His father is Darth Vader. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lulu2011817 (talkcontribs) 06:02, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

Edit request on 9 January 2012[edit]

luke's father is anakin skywalker (talk) 00:55, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Yes, thats why the article says as much--Jac16888 Talk 01:21, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 1 November 2012[edit]

04:12, 1 November 2012‎, an edit was made to the section 'Portrayed By' (in side bar, below photo).

Sean Faris was added as the portrayer in Episode VII. This is unconfirmed; merely a fans' suggestion/opinion. No official castings have been announced by LucasFilm/Disney.

Rob.m.lucas (talk) 13:24, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Done. Thank you for catching this obvious factual error. —KuyaBriBriTalk 14:29, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Star Wars Episode VII[edit]

Luke Skywalker has been confirmed as appearing in Episode VII, its just not determined whether it will be as a main character and who'll portray him. In fact if you can keep the BS quoted by Dale Pollock as verifiable content then i don't see why this has to go??? The link is in the text Star Wars Episode VII.

Edit request on 5 May 2013[edit]

In Luke Skywalker's Infobox, 'former' is in brackets. Please fix it. Altaïr Skywalker 47 (talk) 14:36, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

Partly done: I've removed the word "former" from the infobox. Technically speaking, from an in-universe perspective at the most recent point in the chronology, every position he's ever held should be labelled as "former" because he's dead - which is also why we try not to write from an in-universe perspective (that would be a horribly confusing article to anyone reading it). --ElHef (Meep?) 15:47, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

The Portrayals section also needs editing. Mark Hamill did not appear on the Donny & Marie Star Wars Show. Donny played Luke. The only originals from the movie were R2D2, C3PO and Chewbacca. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:31, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Add Category:Jedi[edit]

Please add Category:Jedi. -- (talk) 01:38, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 16 Oct 2013[edit]

In chapter Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Emperor Palpatine links to Palentine instead of Palpatine. Mtsinot (talk) 11:07, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thanks. — Reatlas (talk) 14:45, 16 October 2013 (UTC)


it is very yum-- (talk) 08:08, 19 May 2014 (UTC)-- (talk) 08:08, 19 May 2014 (UTC)-- (talk) 08:08, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Buying R2 D2 and C3 PO[edit]

The article currently reads "when he finds the two droids C3-PO and R2-D2". Luke's Uncle Owen, bought them in the Episode IV I watch. Luke did not just stumble on to them. Perhaps a rephrase to: "when his uncle buys the droids C-3PO and R2-D2."[2] ````

Non-canon or Legends[edit]

Shouldn't the tab say Legends rather than Non-canon? Technically the EU isn't non-canon but rather there are now two continuities: the Legends Continuity which is pretty much everything minus the newest stuff and the new Disney Canon which is the movies, The Clone Wars, and any new stuff. Emperor001 (talk) 04:00, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

Change needed:

"This entire time, C'baoth has been obsessed with 'molding' Luke and Mara to serve him, perhaps due to the fact that the Spaarti cloning cylinders he was made from have a reputation of turning people insane later in life" - Is incorrect, it is the effect of the force, Thrawn figures out how to block the force which makes the cylinders usable — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:53, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

  1. ^ Jimmy Wales (2006-05-16). ""Zero information is preferred to misleading or false information"". WikiEN-l electronic mailing list archive. Retrieved 2006-06-11. 
  2. ^ Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope