In the EU, Luke becomes the reborn Sidious' apprentice. During this time did he kill any Jedi or innocents, like Anakin did, to fully turn to the dark side?

From Wookieepedia:

It was then that the resurrected Emperor struck. Using his dark powers to create a powerful Force storm, he swept Luke Skywalker to Byss. There, he revealed himself to Luke, and revealed the power of the dark side. Faced with an immortal foe, Skywalker did the unthinkable — in order to defeat the dark side from within, he knelt before Sidious, and submitted himself as the Emperor's new Sith apprentice

  • That's part of a comic series called Dark Empire. I haven't read the comic series myself just from a quick glance of the wiki it seems that Luke just pretended to submit himself, I don't think he actually killed any innocents or Jedis. Mar 27, 2014 at 15:42
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    Since when do you have to kill Jedi or innocents to 'fully turn to the Dark Side'? Hell, the Emperor said, "Strike me down and your journey towards the Dark Side of the Force will be complete" in ROTJ, and Palpatine is about as far from 'innocent' as you can get.
    – Jeff
    Mar 27, 2014 at 16:01
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    Its just that annakin didnt get his shiny new eyes till after he decimated the jedi Temple and wiped out the seperatists
    – howler
    Mar 27, 2014 at 16:32
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    @Jeff well it would be a good test to see if someone was evil or not. "Luke, kill those babies!"... "No Sidious,, I won't do it!"... "Ah Luke, I knew you were faking. Ya big faker!".
    – Daft
    Feb 18, 2015 at 10:15

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I've had a look through the Dark Empire series of comics and I'm pleased to confirm that Luke doesn't really do anything especially evil after he (sort of) turns to the Dark side.

After evidently submitting to the newly reborn Palpatine, he smacks Leia and Han about a bit. He steals the command codes for Palpie's fleet, smacks Leia about a bit (again) then turns back to the Light Side of the Force with Leia's help and together they kill the Palpatine clone.

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    Even street gangs know you gotta make the recruit do something immoral to cement him into the group.
    – Oldcat
    Mar 27, 2014 at 19:14
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    @Oldcat - True. I'd at least have had him kill an ewok or something...
    – Valorum
    Mar 27, 2014 at 19:17
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    I've always thought that the Emperor could hold the galaxy to ransom by threatening to clone Jarjar a few thousand times.
    – Valorum
    Mar 28, 2014 at 19:48
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    @Richard - that's a little TOO immoral, even for Palpatine.
    – Omegacron
    Jan 29, 2015 at 18:58
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    @Richard: How is killing Ewoks evil? Seriously, more of them need to die. Wait...am I evil?
    – Jeff
    Feb 18, 2015 at 20:10

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