The main protagonist for the Star Wars movies Episode IV-VI and is featured in dozens of Star Wars novels.

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What is the bog beast in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back called?

In Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, we see R2-D2 falling into a deep bog upon Luke's arrival at Dagobah. He is then ingested by a beast and spat out upon the shore. In the original script, this ...
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How did Luke know Vader needed his helmet to survive?

At the end of Return of the Jedi, Darth Vader asked Luke to help him take off his helmet. "But you'll die," Luke said. How would Luke know this? Furthermore, was that even true? In The Empire ...
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Why didn't the Emperor realize that torturing Luke to death in front of Vader might be a bad idea?

I know he's supposed to be an evil super-genius, but the Emperor seems to lack common sense here. He sensed that Vader's feelings about Luke weren't clear pretty early on, and while he was using ...
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How old was Luke Skywalker when he finally died?

Within the Star Wars universe, is there any description of how Luke Skywalker dies and his age when it happened? Answers from either the Star Wars main canon (e.g. films, TV shows) or the Expanded ...
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Did Luke Skywalker go to the Dark Side?

I remember reading something about Luke Skywalker going to the Dark Side for a short period of time, but I'm not a hundred percent sure on this. Did he turn to the Dark Side?
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Why didn't the AT-AT's stop walking?

In Star Wars Episode Five, during the Battle of Hoth, numerous AT-ATs' legs were tied up by snowspeeders. From what I understand, this was a new tactic that was invented on the spot by Luke Skywalker ...
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Why did Vader need to freeze Luke in carbonite?

In retrospect, Vader's whole plan to encase Luke in carbonite seems like a big waste of time: Vader didn't even know if the carbon-freezing thing would even work safely on humans when he arrived on ...
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How was the torpedo that Luke Skywalker shot into the first death star able to make the distance down to the reactor?

How much fuel is in a proton torpedo? How far is the maximum effective range of said torpedo? How far into the interior of the first Death Star (DS-1) is the reactor? Then there are the technical ...
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Why did Luke leave his landspeeder when Sandpeople were coming?

When Luke and C3PO find R2D2 in the canyon area, R2D2 informs them of several life forms headed their way. Luke concludes they must be sandpeople, so he... Leaves the landspeeder and heads for a ...
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When did Darth Vader/Anakin really lose his right hand? [duplicate]

I've seen the movies. I know that Dooku cut off Anakin's hand during Episode 2. However, I'm in the process of reading "Dark Force Rising", and in it Mara Jade tells Luke Skywalker that Vader lost ...
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What is the plot of Star Wars 7 [closed]

Does anyone know yet? The movie seems to be coming out at the end of the year. All I have heard is that they made luke, leia, and han the main characters, and their kids as secondaries for movies 8 ...
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Why do the lightsaber moves of Luke Skywalker look so uncoordinated and crude compared to the prequels?

In the prequel trilogy of Star Wars (the more recent three), the swordsmanship of the actors is very coordinated and fast. There's lots of aerobatics and fast swordplay; generally impressive (albeit ...
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Why did the wampa put Luke Skywalker upside down in the ice cave on Hoth?

Why did the wampa put Luke Skywalker upside down in the ice cave on Hoth?
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Why “hide” Luke from his father somewhere Anakin knows?

In Episode II Anakin goes to the Lars homestead and meets his extended family. How would sending Luke there be "hidden" to Vader in any way? At least Leia had a random planet and family.
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Did Luke's Force ability prevent Vader from aquiring target lock in the trench above Death Star 1?

From TVTropes "The Force Is Strong With This One": (usual TVTropes link alert) Star Wars. Vader names the trope when he's chasing Luke down the Death Star's trench, and finding himself unable to ...
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Where did Luke train between ESB and RotJ

In Return of the Jedi Luke displays a greater affinity with the Force and increased skill with the lightsaber, not to mention having learned to build his own. Where did Luke hone his skills between ...
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How did Luke Skywalker learn the ways of the force so quickly?

Luke began his training relatively late in life (given that the council was hesitant to train 9-year-old Anakin), spent only a few days with Obi Wan and another few with Yoda. Anakin was trained for ...
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Can Luke deflect and absorb Force lightning?

Luke Skywalker is arguably the most powerful jedi to ever live, even more powerful than Master Yoda. Yet I have never seen an instance in which Luke has deflected Force lightning with his hands or ...
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Why didn't Vader let Luke kill the Emperor, or even kill him himself?

As we saw here, Vader made this proposal to Luke: Luke, you can destroy the Emperor. He has foreseen this. It is your destiny! Join me, and together, we can rule the galaxy as father and son! ...
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Was Luke turning into a Sith?

In episodes 4-6, is Luke becoming a Sith? He starts out wanting to become an imperial pilot and is initially reluctant to get involved with the rebellion. In his training with Obi Wan and later Yoda ...
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Why did Emperor fail to foresee his own death by Vader?

The Emperor was a very powerful force user when it came to foreseeing the future. He had foreseen that Anakin would be defeated by Kenobi. He had foreseen that Luke would came to Vader by himself. ...
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In which Star Wars episodes is the history of Tatooine explained better

I was checking Wookieepedia article on Tattoine and came across this phrase After a terrible plague weakened the Rakata, the Kumumgah eventually rebelled and managed to drive the Rakata off the ...
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Would Vader Know He's Becoming Redundant? (Spoilers!)

In Revenge of the Sith: And in The Empire Strikes Back: But this would create problems with the Rule of Two, since that would result in three powerful Sith. And later, in The Return of the ...
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Why Did Sidious Tell Vader Who Luke Was?

In the ret-con version of Episode V (The Empire Strikes Back), the scene between Darth Vader and Darth Sidious (at the time of the changes, still only known as the Emperor) was changed so Sidious ...
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When was Kenobi planning on training Luke to “save the universe?”

So, as I understand it, Kenobi and Yoda's plan had been to rely on Luke or Leia to defeat Vader and the Emperor. From the movies or Expanded Universe materials, is there any indication WHEN Kenobi was ...
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Why doesn't there seem to be any fallout from Sidious's lie to Vader?

At the end of Revenge of the Sith, when Anakin faces Obi-Wan for the big lightsaber battle After this duel But then, at the start of Episode V, Vader is searching for "Young Skywalker," and has ...
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How did Luke further his training after the Empire's defeat?

In the Star Wars Expanded Universe, Luke Skywalker is shown to have become a "Jedi Grand Master". However, he was not even what could have been called a Jedi master after the Emperor's defeat in The ...
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Did Luke accomplish anything by going to Cloud City?

In Star Wars - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke Skywalker goes to Cloud City, he pretty much Falls (almost literally) into the trap set for him Loses a duel against Darth Vader Loses ...
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Where did Luke Skywalker learn to build his own lightsaber?

I know that, as part of their training, all Jedi were required to build their own lightsaber. Did Yoda teach Luke on Degobah before heading to Bespin?