The main protagonist for the Star Wars movies Episode IV-VI and featured in dozens of Star Wars novels. Use this tag for questions about the character, but not for questions which merely mention him.

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How did Rey know what island Luke was on?

At the end of The Force Awakens, the final pieces of the map to find the planet Luke is on are put together. This leads Rey to the planet Luke is on but that is still an entire planet to search. ...
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Why was Mos Eisley spaceport the most wretched hive of scum and villainy?

Obi-Wan Kenobi: "Mos Eisley Spaceport. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious." Obi-Wan has been all over the galaxy and seen many more wretched hives ...
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How many people has Luke Skywalker killed?

Is there an estimate for the number of individuals killed by Luke Skywalker? There must have been thousands of beings on the first Death Star, but the movies don't give a specific kill count. So how ...
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Was Luke Skywalker based on George Lucas?

It isn't too rare to see people claiming or joking that the character of Luke Skywalker was based on George Lucas. For example, George Lucas in Love and this Onion article. I can see where this is ...
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Were the Skywalker twins born prematurely? [duplicate]

Did Padme follow the Earthling Human gestation cycle? Were they born prematurely?
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Was Luke aware the Emperor was a Sith Lord?

Similar to Did the Rebellion know that that the Emperor was the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, I'm asking the more specific question, was Luke aware that the Emperor was a Sith Lord? I don't recall it being ...
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Why did Luke originally hate the Empire?

From A New Hope: LUKE: I can't get involved! I've got work to do! It's not that I like the Empire. I hate it! But ...
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How did Luke get his lightsaber back after A New Hope?

After Vader kills Obi-Wan on the deathstar, his lightsaber falls at Vader's feet. Luke witnesses from a distance and escapes on the Falcon. The rest of the movie plays out, but that's the last we see ...
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Is there any significance to the name Skywalker?

Is there any significance to the name Skywalker? Is there any evidence from George Lucas or any other important Star Wars creators about the choice of the name Skywalker for Luke and his father ...
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Did Luke or Leia ever feel romantic attraction to each other?

In Return of the Jedi, Luke and Leia This development was... strange, to say the least. On one hand, they kissed in the films twice. On the other hand, one kiss was for luck, and the other was to ...
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Why is Luke searching for the First Jedi Temple?

In another question, it was quoted from the script that although Luke wanted to "walk away from everything", he specifically went searching for the First Jedi Temple as a "personal quest". What are ...
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How long was Luke in exile?

During Episode VII various important plot points are revealed but never expanded upon. Do we know how long Luke has been in exile?
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Why give this character his old lightsaber?

In the new Star Wars Movie, But as you can see in Episode VI, Luke built his new green one with another handle. Didn't she just know that he already got another one?
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Why did Luke hang around as a Force Ghost for so long?

Obi-Wan and Yoda didn't stay around for long after the Battle of Endor, appearing only to express that the New Jedi Order is safe in Luke's hand(s). Anakin only stayed around long enough to say ...
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Is Luke's hand animatronic or CG?

I am referring to the appearance in The Force Awakens
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Why did Obi Wan tell Luke his father wanted him to have his lightsaber?

In Star Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi makes a comment about Anakin's lightsaber that seems completely contradictory with the prequels. BEN: I have something here for you. Your ...
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Did Luke attempt to retake the Jedi Temple on Coruscant?

After the New Republic gains control of Coruscant through the Galactic Concordance, did Luke Skywalker attempt to reclaim the former and still very much intact Jedi Temple, now converted to be the ...
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Who killed more people, Luke or Vader? [closed]

We know from the Death Star Technical Companion that the number of people aboard the first Death Star (including troopers, gunners, crew, pilots, staff, etc.) was 1,179,293. That's how many people ...
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Is Luke entitled to become the King of Naboo?

The last known queen of Naboo was Padmé, who died in childbirth at the end of the Clone Wars. She gave birth to twins, and Luke was born just before his sister Leia. If the line of inheritance ...
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Does C-3PO ever link Luke to Anakin?

As we see in the Phantom Menace, it was Anakin Skywalker who first built C-3PO during his youth on Tattooine. Years later in A New Hope, Threepio (with Artoo) finds himself back on Tatooine and end up ...
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Does Luke still have his green lightsaber?

I'm referring to his second lightsaber, which he built himself after Episode V, and then used in Return of the Jedi. Does he still have it?
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Doesn't the 2nd “The Force Awakens” trailer imply that Rey is related to Luke? [closed]

In the 2nd teaser trailer for The Force Awakens, from 0:33 to 1:00 we hear Luke say: The Force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it. You have that power too. ...
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Is Luke violating the ways of the Jedi in The Force Awakens?

Don't read this if you haven't watched The Force Awakens and are planning too! I haven't ever picked up a Star Wars book and read it but I have done quite a bit of reading on various subjects every ...
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How many times was Obi-Wan less than honest with Luke?

Despite his attempts to persuade Luke otherwise1, Obi-Wan is often less than entirely honest with Luke. Sometimes he stretches the truth, sometimes he omits important details in such a way that Luke ...
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Is there evidence to suggest Luke is unhappy at the end of The Force Awakens?

In the final scene of The Force Awakens… Most people I’ve spoken to have said, “Well it’s kind of difficult to tell, but you sort of infer that he isn’t happy about being found.” This inference is ...
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Why does Luke Skywalker not sense the Force in Master Yoda?

As we all know Luke Skywalker used the Force to destroy the Death Star in Star Wars: A New Hope. Darth Vader famously says The Force is strong with this one. Yet three years later in The ...
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If Darth Vader discovered Luke was his son from the Emperor in the 2004 retconned version of “The Empire Strikes Back”, then how did the Emperor know?

The basics. This question is based on an answer I posted on the “Movies and TV” Stack Exchange which asked about how Darth Vader discovered Luke Skywalker was his son and how the logic/rationale over ...
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Did Luke Skywalker use the Dark Side against Vader in Episode VI (Return of the Jedi)?

. @1:00 Vader refers to Leia saying "perhaps she will [turn to the dark side]" enraging Luke who screams "nooooo" and goes on the offensive (also looks like Luke ...
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Why was Luke Skywalker missing in The Force Awakens?

In The Force Awakens, we learn in the opening crawl that Luke Skywalker has disappeared. He is in fact Why was this? I am looking both in and out-of-universe explanations. 1. In-universe: Why ...
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Luke's fourth hand

There were 2 he was born with, a mechanical one he was fitted with at the end of ESB, AND Whatever happened to the third hand? I know it got a bit damaged in RotJ, but it certainly
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Was Luke known to be a Jedi by others in the Rebellion?

Did members of the Rebel alliance know that Luke was a Jedi? He is only seen working for the Rebels on four occasions: As a pilot on the Death Star. Patrolling on Hoth. As a pilot in the battle of ...
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Why does Luke think that there is something familiar about Dagobah?

When Luke arrives on Dagobah, he says it feels familiar: LUKE: Still, there's something familiar about this place, like something out of a dream Why does it ...
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When was Luke Skywalker conceived?

So, some minor spoilers below to Star Wars episodes 3 and 5, though I really don't think anyone should not know about this. Anyway, I got to reading this question about why Anakin thought he could ...
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Obi Wan died then didn't do anything at all? [duplicate]

This question must be redundant, but I can't find an answer anywhere. Just before Obi Wan is slain by Vader, he says "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly ...
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Which “God” is Luke referring to?

From A New Hope's transcript: LUKE: (sighing) Oh, God, my uncle. How am I ever going to explain this? This ...
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How long did Luke know Obi-wan?

I just rewatched A New Hope and was bothered by the following two (!) lines after Obi-Wan dies: LUKE I only wish Ben were here. as well as LUKE I can't believe he's gone. I felt like Luke ...
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What did Luke do to Jabba's guards?

GIF available here Wookieepedia states that Luke Skywalker demonstrated [force choke] and later, to back up that claim, goes on to say Luke Skywalker entered Jabba's Palace, where he was ...
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Who saved Luke: Anakin or Darth Vader?

A friend and I were talking this the other day and it turned into a rather interesting debate. Who saved Luke from The Emperor at at the end of Return of the Jedi? The quick and easy answer (at least ...
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What went into the process of Luke Skywalker getting a new hand?

Luke's hand is cut off, and a robot is later shown attaching/tweaking his new robotic hand. Is it known how much time and effort went into getting Luke a new hand? Was it a quick process (maybe a day ...
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When does Luke learn about his father?

When, exactly, does Luke learn about his father? By that, I don't mean the reveal in ESB about Vader being his father. I mean, when does he learn that his father was a Jedi Knight? I was watching ...
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Why does Luke Skywalker use a green lightsaber in Star Wars Battlefront?

I know EA DICE wanted to be spot on, on every aspect of the new Star Wars Battlefront game, but to my knowledge Luke Skywalker always used a blue lightsaber; in the previous games as well as the ...
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Why didn't Yoda or Obi-Wan tell Luke the truth about his father?

Is the reason neither Yoda or Obi-Wan thought it a good idea to inform Luke that ever discussed? Were they hoping that didn't realize this, and that it wouldn't come up? Or was there an ...
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Did Luke have a plan when he jumped into the chasm in Empire Strikes Back?

After Vader cut off his hand and told him that he was Luke's father, why did Luke just jump into the chasm? We know he eventually got away, but did Luke have a plan about how he would escape before he ...
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Why and how were Luke Skywalker's hands freed before he went into the Pit of Carkoon at the Dune Sea in ROTJ?

In Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi Luke Skywalker is captured by Jabba the Hutt and taken to the Sea of Dune to be thrown into the Pit of Carkoon to be digested over a thousand years. In Jabba's ...
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What was Luke's job on the farm?

At the start of A New Hope Luke is working on Uncle Owen's moisture farm. What was his job on the farm? The night after Owen purchases C3PO and R2D2 Luke makes the claim that he thinks the droids ...
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What upset Luke more: the death of his family or the death of Kenobi? [closed]

Why does Luke Skywalker seem as upset by Obi-Wan's death, as he is by the death of his uncle and aunt? Especially considering he found them burnt to the bone (the people that raised him all his life ...
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Why didn't Obi-Wan and Yoda train Luke from a young age? [duplicate]

I feel like I should note that I've watched the Star Wars movies as a kid, but it has been a while, and I may have missed/forgotten a lot of details along the way. Also, the movies are all I've seen. ...
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How did Vader saving Luke turn him to the good side?

Couldn't Vader save his son and continue being a Sith Lord? Couldn't he have let Luke go and basically become the Emperor and have the Galaxy to himself? I don't think killing the Emperor to save your ...
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When did Luke learn his father's first name?

I've just rewatched Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, and I don't recall anyone mentioning Anakin by his first name. So my question is, when did Luke learn his father's first name, and who told him ...
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Why did Luke want to join the Imperial Academy?

Full disclosure: I don't know what the Imperial Academy is - in fact, until I read a question here today, I assumed that the "academy" Luke spoke of was a Rebel Alliance training academy. However, ...