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

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How does Princess Leia know Obi-Wan Kenobi is “Ben” Kenobi?

When Luke rescues Leia from her cell on the Death Star: Leia: Aren't you a little short to be a stormtrooper? Luke: Huh? Oh, the uniform. I'm Luke Skywalker. I'm here to rescue you. Leia: You're who? ...
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How did Luke know where to land on Dagobah?

In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke crashes his X-Wing on Dagobah after scanning the planet for technology and lifeforms. LUKE (into comlink) I'm not picking up any cities or ...
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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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How does Luke know of Dagobah?

If I remember correctly, Yoda chose Dagobah for his exile because it had been removed from the Jedi archives at some point and was generally unknown. However, in ESB, Luke seems to know exactly what ...
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Why did Luke not know what Yoda looked like before going to Dagobah?

Since Luke learned about the force and Obi-Wan trained him, he should naturally have been very interested in everything related to the Jedi order. Did he never look at pictures of the old Jedis and ...
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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 Luke Skywalker end upside down in the ice cave?

How come Luke Skywalker ended up upside down in the ice cave on Hoth? I mean why did the Wampa do that?
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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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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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How could/did Luke's rescue attempt destroy what his friends fought for?

While there are good reasons for Luke not to fly to the city in the clouds (according to Jedi doctrine -- e.g. patience, detachment, and so forth), Yoda explains that although his friends could die if ...
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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 Was Obi Wan So Eager to Train Luke as a Jedi?

I saw the entire Star Wars series as it was released, starting back in 1977 when I had to ride my bike about 8 miles to the theater where it was showing in my city for the first showing on the first ...
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Why doesn't there seem to be any fallout from Sidious' 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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Was the kiss ever acknowledged?

In Star Wars Episode V, I believe, Leia kisses Luke out of spite for Han. Once they find out they are siblings (Luke and Leia), is that kiss they shared ever acknowledged in other media (like novels ...
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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?
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Did Leia know Luke was her brother when she kissed him?

In ROTJ Leia says "somehow I've always known" If she has always known then did she know when she kissed him?