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Once a slave on Tatooine, Anakin was prophesied to bring balance to the Force, though he later became one of the most powerful users of the Dark Side in the galaxy.

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Why didn't Obi-Wan refer to Darth Vader as Anakin during the Death Star duel?

During their fight on the Death Star in A New Hope, Obi-Wan refers to Darth Vader as "Darth" a couple of times. "Only a master of evil, Darth" "You can't win Darth" In ...
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How can the prophecy of the Chosen One be re-interpreted in light of Palpatine's return in the Disney canon?

The explanation I usually hear for Rey playing an equally, if not more, dramatic role in defeating Palpatine compared to Anakin's (while still not formally replacing him as the Chosen One) is that the ...
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How is Anakin’s nickname spelt?

This question was inspired by Valorum’s answer to the question on what the Tuskens did with Shmi Skywalker. In it, he quotes the following from the official Attack of the Clones novelisation: ...
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Why were Anakin and Obi-Wan the only ones to wear excessive armor?

In the canon animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Obi-Wan and Anakin wear a great amount of armor. However, the rest of the Jedi seem to only wear armor on their arms, or even not at all. Why is ...
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Does Anakin “bring balance to the force” by fathering Luke and Leia? [duplicate]

Watching the Star Wars series again with my younglings and I feel like Ani and Padme brought balance to the force by making Luke and Leia… it feels like he didn’t fulfill the prophecy, but as even ...
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When did Obi-Wan know that Anakin/Vader was alive?

At the end of RotS, Obi-Wan believes that he is leaving Anakin for dead on Mustafar, disappearing to Tatooine. While he knows that Anakin is not entirely dead at the end of their battle, he leaves ...
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How did Anakin Skywalker learn Force Choke?

Anakin Skywalker used Force Choke long before he become Sith. For example, he choked Poggle the Lesser during Clone Wars (details here). Where and from whom would he learn this ability? Force Choke ...
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Have there been any other women in Anakin's life or is Padmé his one and only?

Have there been any women in Anakin's life that he's had an intimate/sexual relationship with other than Padmé? In Episode II when Padmé and Anakin are having a picnic in the fields of Naboo, the ...
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Did Qui-Gon use precognition to know that Anakin would survive the pod-race?

The pod racing scenes appear to be incredibly dangerous, if not deadly for many of the participants. The pod race-cars move at a speed that could easily kill a standard human should the pod fail ...
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What made Qui-Gon Jinn really believe that Anakin Skywalker was the chosen one?

We all know from "The Phantom Menace" that, about to die, Qui-Gon Jinn asked Obi-Wan to promise him to train Anakin because he believed the boy was the chosen one; the one who would bring ...
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What did Luke know about his father?

What exactly does Luke know about his father? In the movies he sees Vader kill Obi-wan, and then learns that he is his father. But does he know more about Anakin's past, like the fact that he was a ...
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Why was Anakin Skywalker called to Coruscant during the Clone Wars episode 'Darkness on Umbara'?

In the Clone Wars episode "Darkness on Umbara", Anakin Skywalker is told by Pong Krell that Palpatine has summoned him to Coruscant. Krell further states that the Jedi Council thought it was important ...
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Why was Anakin not suspicious about Palpatine knowing about Darth Plagueis?

When Palpatine started revealing himself as a Sith Lord, Anakin's first words were to ask, "You know the dark side?" Anakin appeared to be both surprised and suspicious at what Palpatine just said. ...
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When do we first hear the name "Anakin"?

I recently watched the Original Star Wars Trilogy and I don't remember the name "Anakin" being said that much. However Wookieepedia states: Annikin Starkiller was the proposed name for the ...
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When did Anakin stop being a Padawan?

While reading the question asked by DVK, I wondered when Anakin became eligible to train his own Padawan. At the conclusion of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Anakin is still considered ...
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Do Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen know that Anakin Skywalker is Darth Vader?

In this scene in Star Wars: A New Hope, Luke speaks with Owen about his father: Luke Skywalker: But what if this Obi-Wan comes looking for him? Uncle Owen: He won't. I don't think he exists ...
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Why did Anakin blame Obi-Wan on Tatooine?

After massacring the Tusken Raiders, Anakin brought his mother to Lar's Homestead. The next morning, Padme talks to Anakin. Anakin says: It's all Obi-Wan's fault. He is jealous. He is holding me ...
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When did Obi-Wan know that Anakin was Vader? [duplicate]

At the end of RotS, Obi-Wan believes that he is leaving Anakin for dead on Mustafar, disappearing to Tatooine. While he knows that Anakin is not entirely dead at the end of their battle, he leaves ...
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Why did Anakin seem to only follow the Jedi Way when it was enjoyable/easy for him?

Anakin is furious when the Jedi Council ask him to spy on Palpatine and tells Obi-wan: "They want me to spy on the Chancellor?! That's against the Jedi Way!" And then he says something similar ...
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How could Count Dooku lose against Anakin Skywalker in a lightsaber battle?

At Wookieepedia I found the following: Dooku was a respected instructor in the Jedi Temple and one of the most renowned swordsmen in the galaxy. Only Masters Yoda and Mace Windu were considered ...
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Why does Vader have different speech patterns than Anakin Skywalker?

Darth Vader sounds formal and euridite, whereas Anakin's speech patterns come off as "casual" in comparison to Vader's "antiquated diction," as Tarkin described it in a canon novel....
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Why didn't Luke know about Anakin Skywalker?

In A New Hope, Luke only knows about his father from what he's heard from Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru, which isn't much. When he learns from Obi-Wan that he and Anakin were fighters in the Clone Wars, ...
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When did Vader "kill" Anakin?

When Anakin fell to the dark side and took up the title of Darth Vader, he still acknowledged his identity as Anakin Skywalker: the name represents his identity as a person in whole, not just of the ...
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When did Vader find Ahsoka's lightsaber?

spoilers for Rebels, TCW season 7, and the Darth Vader Dark Lord of the Sith comic series When I was talking about season 7 of The Clone Wars with a friend of mine, she mentioned that people have been ...
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Why did Anakin join Palpatine in the dark side if Palpatine did not have the power to cheat death? [duplicate]

In Revenge of the Sith, Palpatine states to Anakin (when Anakin became Palpatine's apprentice): To cheat death is a power only one has achieved but if we work together I know we can discover the ...
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Is the dating of Anakin's fall and redemption/death relative to his age intentional?

Anakin was born in 41.9 BBY. He had his 10th birthday a few days after Ep I ended, and 20th birthday a day before Ep II started. Moving forward, he fell to the dark side at the age of 23, and was ...
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Is there only a single Skywalker family?

Given the size of the Empire, it seems highly probable that names would be reused. Although I'm not aware of any in canon, there must be other Skywalkers in the galaxy, leading me to my question. Are ...
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Why was Anakin allowed to wear black robes?

Within the Jedi Order, it seemed to be that the brown robe over the lighter coloured tunic, pants and belt was more uniform than merely a customary wardrobe for Jedi Knights and Jedi Masters. I can't ...
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What is the age gap between Anakin and Padme?

In Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace, when Anakin and Padme met for the first time, Anakin was a 5 year old child, I think. Does anyone know what was Padme's age at that time? After that, they ...
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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 Tatooine. Years later in A New Hope, Threepio (with Artoo) finds himself back on Tatooine and end up ...
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What Does "Little Womp Rat" Mean?

That comparison first appeared in the Attack of the Clones shooting script during a scene with Anakin and Watto. Watto calls Anakin a "little womp rat" before remarking that he "sure ...
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Why didn't Mace Windu think Anakin could handle being near Palpatine?

Mace Windu had doubts about whether putting Anakin could handle being near Chancellor Palpatine. OBI-WAN: "Anakin did not take to his new assignment with much enthusiasm." MACE: "It's ...
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How does Anakin get his weapon back?

When Anakin is on the conveyor belt his lightsaber is cut in half. When he’s fighting Count Dooku a little later he has it again. How did he get it?
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Has Darth Vader ever spoken of Anakin as "I", not in third person?

Basically, the opposite of all the usual times when Darth Vader speaks of Anakin Skywalker. "The apprentice of Anakin Skywalker" "The son of Skywalker" "Anakin Skywalker was weak, I destroyed him" and ...
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How force-powerful is Anakin?

In the original trilogy, Emperor Palpatine was always presented as the ultimate bad guy. He was more powerful than Vader and appeared to have access to a far wider array of force powers, including ...
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Why does Anakin kill Padme?

It is very counter-intuitive that Anakin should kill or injure Padmé. The rationale for Anakin joining the dark side was that he could use its power to save Padmé. If that was his objective, why ...
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Is there an in-universe reason for Anakin changing eye colour when turned to the Dark Side?

Is there an in-universe reason for Anakin changing eye colour when turned to the Dark Side, or is there only an out-of-universe reason, i.e. it looks cool, and dark?
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Had Anakin Skywalker killed anyone before Dooku?

Was Count Dooku his first kill or had he already slain many a foe?
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When was the last time Anakin fought Dooku prior to RotS?

I thought this was asked before so I tried to find the question, but couldn't find it so I apologize if this has an answer already. Anyways, Anakin said to Dooku: "My powers have doubled since the ...
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Why could these characters use Force heal but not Anakin?

In Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker we see Force heal used at multiple points by Light Side users. However in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith it seems that this is a Dark Side ...
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If the Jedi Council feared and distrusted Anakin, why did they task him with spying on Palpatine? Why didn't they send Obi-Wan to help him?

Ever since Anakin was brought in the Order, the Jedi have been skeptical and even fearful of him due to his struggles with emotions that they felt were synonymous with the Dark Side. Fear, hate, and ...
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Why did the Jedi not know Anakin Skywalker had a secret marriage?

When young Anakin Skywalker first met the Jedi Council, Yoda told him the Jedi could read his mind and see his inner thoughts. See through you we can. If the Jedi can read minds, why they did not ...
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What punishment would Anakin have faced if the Jedi Council had found out he slaughtered the village of Sand People?

What punishment would Anakin have faced if the Jedi Council had found out he slaughtered the village of Sand People? The question says it all. Padme was no snitch. Yoda shrugged off Qui-Gon's Force ...
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Did Anakin visit Tatooine during the time of the Clone Wars after delivering Rotta?

I was wondering if there is any known visit by Anakin to Tatooine during the Clone Wars, after the incident with Rotta where he has to go back to deliver the huttlet to Jabba. Is there any mentions ...
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Did Obi-Wan ever find out about Anakin going to Tatooine during Ep. II?

We know Anakin told Palpatine about his stop in Tatooine during AOTC because Palpatine tells him he doesn't have to pretend around him since he knows about the massacre at the Tusken village. But ...
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Would Anakin still have needed the suit after Mustafar if he had not been burned?

I know there are several questions on the stack about how long Anakin survived on Mustafar, or how does Vader's suit help keep him alive. But I am wondering, considering that wounds from a ...
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Does Ahsoka know when Obi-Wan and Anakin die?

Not sure if this has ever been revealed or discussed, but I always wondered whether she knew when exactly these two died as she would have only been in her 30's when they passed. Also does anyone know ...
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Did Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru know who Luke Skywalker's father was? [duplicate]

In this scene, Uncle Owen says Obi-Wan Kenobi died about the same time as Luke's father. And Owen tells Luke to stop asking about his father. Did Owen know Anakin ...
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What was Obi-Wan's plan on Mustafar?

Obi-Wan knew that his best-friend and student, Anakin had fallen to the dark side. Knowing the truth, he was shocked in terror. Obi wan even told Master Yoda that he would not kill Anakin, because he ...
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Was Anakin born a slave?

In the famous Boonta Eve podrace from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Sebulba taunts a young Anakin: 'You won't walk away from this one, you slave scum.' To what extent is there truth ...