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Luke Skywalker - Star Wars

Luke Skywalker from Star Wars played by Mark Hamill.

Luke Skywalker is a fictional male Tatooinian in the Star Wars film series who was played on screen by Mark Hamill. Luke Skywalker is the central character in the original Star Wars series. We see him a farm boy who then joins a rebellion and sees it through to the destruction of the dictatorial empire.

Luke Skywalker's Family

Luke Skywalkers' Real Parents

Luke Skywalker was born to Senator Padme Amidala of Naboo at the end of the Clone Wars. His father was Anakin Skywalker, a fallen Jedi Knight who it had been prophecized would destroy The Sith. The Sith are fallen Jedi who use and manipulate the force for evil rather than good.

Padme Amidala died giving birth to Luke and his twin sister, Leia. It was decided at the time that they would be separated in order to hide them from Emperor Palpatine and the now turned Anakin Skywalker. At the time of their birth, Anakin was believed to have died on the volcanic moon of Mustafar only for him to be saved and turned into Darth Vader by Palpatine.

When Anakin awoke as Darth Vader, he was to told that Padme Amidala had died and so had the children. He didn't anything about his children until he was told sometime after the destruction of the first Death Star.

Luke Skywalker's Adoptive Parents

After the death of Padme Amidala, it was decided that the two children would be hidden from the Emperor. Whilst Leia was able to live as a Princess on Alderaan to be cared for by Senator Bail Organa . It was decided that Luke would be cared for by his step family, Owen and Beru Lars on Tatooine.

Obi-Wan Kenobi would live on Tatooine and keep an eye on Luke Skywalker until he was ready to learn and know the truth about his parentage. He would stay with his adoptive parents until he came into contact with C-3PO and R2-D2 who were trying to avoid capture by The Galactic Empire. R2-D2 is also known as Artoo and C-3PO as Threepio

Princess Leia Organa

Princess Leia is the biological twin sister of Luke Skywalker. They were separated at birth to protect them from the influence of Emperor Palpatine. Whilst Luke had to work hard for himself on his Uncle's farm, Leia was treated as a Princess on Alderaan.

They are reunited when Luke comes into possession of R2-D2 and C-3PO droids that are the possession of The Rebel Alliance. They still do not know they are related until Luke finds out and is told that they are related by Yoda.

There is a scene on Hoth where Leia gives Luke Skywalker a kiss on the lips but they do not know they are related at this time, it comes later.

When Luke dies and disappears at the end of Star Wars VIII - The Last Jedi, Leia is able to feel the force that her brother has gone. It is quite probable that he would come back as a ghost like what Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda were both able to do.

Mara Jade Skywalker

Mara Jade is a character in the expanded universe, the storyline that Disney didn't take up, instead they rewrote the future after Return of the jedi. Mara Jade was first introduced in Heir to the Empire, a story written by Timothy Zahn.

Mara Jade was a red-headed female who was introduced because there were not enough females in the Star Wars universe. The only female character was Princess Leia. She was about the same age as Luke Skywalker.

Her back history is that she was taken from her parents and raised on Coruscant by Emperor Palpatine. He used her as an assassin to hunt down and kill Rebel Alliance operatives. She was adept with both a gun and a lightsaber.

Over time, she would swap sides and become a member of the Rebels, taking on the remnants of the Galactic Empire. She would eventually find love with Luke Skywalker and have a child with him, Ben Skywalker.

In the sequels, there is no Mara Jade, no love interest for Luke Skywalker. As we don't know the real truth about Rey's heritage yet, Rey could be the daughter of Mara Jade and Luke. Luke could have found love with Mara-Jade and then she had his child and deserted her on Jakku .

The Rebellion Alliance


When Uncle Lars brought a couple of droids off nomadic Jawas, no one know what would happen next. The droids were the possession of Princess Leia , his sister but he still hadn't been told. R2-D2 had a message for Ben Kenobi asking for help by a beautiful woman. Artoo managed to get the restrainer belt off him so he could show the message, it was just a ruse so he could go and find Ben Kenobi.

When Artoo disappears and Luke and Threepio go off to find him, they are attacked by a group of Tuskan Raiders . They are rescued by a man wearing a hood who takes them to his home. They investigate the Jawas who have been killed and when Luke sees the destruction, he goes home but it is too late, his family home has been destroyed.

Death Star

Luke goes with Obi-Wan and the droids to Mos Eisley to get transport to Alderaan to deliver the message. They hire Han Solo and his co-pilot Chewbacca to get them to Alderaan but half way there, the planet is blown up.

Luke persuades Han to rescue Princess Leia as there's a reward in it for them. When Luke frees Leia, Leia remarks that Luke is short for a stormtrooper at which point Luke removes his helmet. They manage to get off the Death Star but during the escape, Luke witnesses Obi-Wan Kenobi be killed.

After delivering the princess to to Yavin IV , Luke takes part in the final assault on the Death Star. Using just the Force, he is able to fire the missile that will go down a shaft and destroy the spacestation.


On a patrol riding a Tauntaun , Luke is knocked off his mount by a Wampa who is able to eat him but Luke is able to free himself, kill the Wampa and escape. Out in the snow, he collapses but is found by Han Solo who takes care of him until they can be picked up the next day.

Once back at the base, he is recuperating when Leia, still none the wiser kisses him to make Han jealous.

When the Imperial army with their AT-AT Walker are approaching, Luke suits us in a Snowspeeder and attacks the oncoming invasion. Luke's snowspeeder is knocked out but Luke uses a harpoon and hand grenade to disarm a walker.

As the Rebels are leaving, Luke takes his X-Wing to Dagobah as instructed to by the ghost of his mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi. There he is to meet Yoda , a very old and wise Jedi Master.


Dagobah is a dark swamp planet where Yoda, a 900 year old Jedi Master has hidden himself. Luke manages to persuade Yoda that he is ready to learn the way of the Force. Yoda teaches him but Luke breaks off when gets a vision that his friends are in danger on Bespin . Against Yoda's wishes, Luke goes off to save his friends.


On Bespin, Luke confronts Darth Vader who wants Luke to join him so he can rule the galaxy, father and son. There is a light sabre fight where Luke looses his hand and finds out Darth is his father. He looses balanace and falls down a chute but is rescued by Lando Calrissian .

Return to Tatooine

Luke Skywalker and his friends visit Tatooine in order to free Han Solo who is frozen in carbonite on the walls of Jabba, the Hutt's palace. Luke is captured, given to the Rancor to eat but Luke manages to escape. Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Chewbacca are to be fed to the Sarlacc Pit but Luke has other ideas and they all escape.

Return to Bespin

Luke visits Yoda one more time but it is too late, Yoda dies. Yoda tells Luke Skywalker he must face Vader. It is during this time that he learns about his sister who is Princess Leia .

Moon of Endor and Death Star

Luke joins Han Solos team to destroy the Shield generator on the Moon of Endor , a forest planet. Before the final assault on the shield generator goes ahead, he hands himself in to Darth Vader.

Darth Vader shows Emperor Palpatine his son. Palpatine tries to make Luke fight his father but Luke refuses to fight him. Luke only fights Darth Vader when the Sith learn that Luke has a sister. Luke manages to fight Darth Vader, bringing Darth Vader to an inch of his life but won't kill him. Palpatine punishes Luke with electricity. Luke begs Darth Vader for help and it is eventually comes when Palpatine is lifted up and thrown down a chute.

Luke removes the helmet of Darth so he Darth can see his son with his own eyes. Luke takes his father down to the moon and cremates the body. Luke then joins in the celebrations.

After the Rebellion

New Jedi Academy

After the Galactic Empire has been destroyed, Luke creates a Jedi Academy where he tries to train new Jedis in the ways of the force. The original Jedi Academy was on Coruscant but was destroyed when Anakin Skywalker was ordered to destroy it and kill the Jedi. One of those to be taught is Ben Solo, his nephew, the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia.

The power and influence of the dark side over Ben Solo worries Luke, so much so Luke tries to kill Ben as he sleeps but is unable to. Ben joins the Knights of Ren and becomes Kylo Ren. Ben stronlgly admires Darth Vader so much so he wears a mask like Darth Vader.


Luke Skywalker disappears, off in search of an ancient Jedi Temple, one of the first. The Temple is located on an island on the planet Ahch-To where he spends his time on his own until the arrival of Rey .

Luke sees the Jedis as narcisstic and only looking after there own. The Jedi were around in great numbers when Palpatine was able to rise from a lowly senator to Vice Chancellor and finally to Emperor Palpatine and the Jedis didn't see it. After perseverence, Rey finally gets Luke to train her.

During a training session, Rey starts looking at the light side of the force, the Jedi side but when Rey starts to veer towards the dark side, Luke gets scared and stops training.

Rey would later find out about the truth of how Kylo Ren came to be. Luke had taken it upon himself to train Ben Solo, the son of Princess Leia and Han Solo. When Ben started to scare Luke, turning to the dark side, Luke tried to kill Ben Solo in his sleep. Ben woke up and destroyed the Jedi training temple and went full side to the Dark Side and worked with Supreme Leader Snoke.

After Rey has learnt the truth about what happened to Kylo Ren, Rey leaves Luke to confront Ben and hopefully bring him back to the side of the Jedis and the good.

Luke is visited by his old master Yoda on the Island in ghost form when Luke decides that he must destroy the Jedi tree and text. When Luke is unable to bring himself to destroying the tree containing the original Jedi text from thousands of years ago, Yoda destroys the tree.

Kylo taunts Luke to come and confront him. On Crait, the mineral planet, Luke turns up to face Kylo. Kylo launches a massive barrage of missiles at Luke but does no good. Luke is actually a hologram, beamed in from Ahch-To. Kylo Ren fights Luke before discovering it is a hologram by which time the Rey has managed to ferry the resistance away from the planet.

Luke disappears, leaving only his cloak behind. He'll probably be back as a force ghost, no reason why not.

Luke Skywalker Facts

Alien RaceTatooinian
AllegianceThe Rebel Alliance
ActorMark Hamill
Last UpdatedSunday, March 3, 2019

Copyright: Lucasfilm

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hey luke !LOVE YOU MUCH!I love your show !!!!!!!!!!!!!!your so cute !i want 2 go on a date with you
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