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

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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, ...
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Why couldn't Obi Wan help Luke on Bespin?

When Luke is leaving Dagobah to save Han and Leia, Obi Wan says: If you choose to face Vader, you will do it alone. I cannot interfere. Why? As a Force-ghost, Obi Wan can presumably go anywhere ...
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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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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.