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Questions tagged [luke-skywalker]

The main protagonist for the Star Wars movies Episode IV-VI and featured in dozens of Star Wars novels. Use this tag for questions about the character, but not for questions which merely mention him. Use this tag with the [star-wars] tag.

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Was Luke Skywalker the leader of the Rebel forces on Hoth?

Rewatching Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, I noticed the opening crawl declares Luke Skywalker as the leader of the Rebel forces on Hoth: Evading the dreaded Imperial Starfleet, a group of ...
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How did Obi-Wan Kenobi know Luke's name in ANH?

In Star Wars: A New Hope when Kenobi saves Luke from the Sand People and wakes him up. Without Luke giving his name, Kenobi calls him, "young Luke." Is there an ...
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Were the spear-fishing and green milk in TLJ added due to fear over fan nitpicking?

I don't really see the point of the montage involving Luke spearfishing and milking the space manatee. I don't see much of a story-telling reason to see how Luke has survived or become very rugged. ...
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Why does Obi-Wan-Kenobi touch Luke Skywalker's head at the rock canyon in Tatooine? [duplicate]

In Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), after been attacked by Sand People, we see Luke Skywalker laying inert in the ground, then, we hear a great howling moan echoing throughout the canyon which sends the ...
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Why the name “Luke” of Luke Skywalker? [duplicate]

Luke is the English version of Lucius, a roman name. With the advent of Christianity, it has been mostly associated with Luke the Evangelist, and hence has a strong Christian connotation, particularly ...
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Did Luke ever visit the Jedi temple on Coruscant? [duplicate]

I know from this question that at one stage Luke attempted to visit the temple on Coruscant, But did Luke ever visit the Jedi temple on Coruscant?
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How did Luke Skywalker not die in the explosion?

The Death Star has enough power to destroy an entire planet. It's been estimated that one blast of its superweapon delivers energy comparable to that released by the Sun in an entire week so we can ...
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Had Luke Skywalker been adopted by Owen and Beru?

Owen Lars and Beru Whitesun raised Luke Skywalker. But had they adopted him? Luke calls them uncle Owen and aunt Beru. He knew of the family relation between Owen and his father, Anakin. Yet the ...
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Was it intentional that Luke and Darth Vader did not meet during A New Hope? [duplicate]

Having watched A New Hope again, I have just realised that the only people to meet Vader in person out of the main good characters are Leia and Obi-Wan. It's understandable why Han didn't interact ...
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Did Luke know about Kylo Ren's obsession with Darth Vader?

One of the most notable aspects of Kylo Ren's character is his obsession with Darth Vader, evident in how he prays to Vader's charred helmet, how he tries to emulate him by wearing a mask, and even ...
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Why didn't Ben take Luke to Degobah when he was much younger? [duplicate]

One of Yoda's objections to training Luke was that he was too old. Also, with the limited time available, by the time Luke first faced Darth Vader he was not ready for it. Would it not have been a ...
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Where was Luke's Jedi Temple/Academy located?

In The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, it was mentioned that Luke Skywalker took on students and started teaching them the ways of the Force before Kylo Ren killed them all and left Luke for dead. ...
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Did Palpatine really think Luke could become a Jedi?

In episode 5, The Empire Strikes Back, Emperor Palpatine seems worried that Luke could become a Jedi. VADER: What is thy bidding, my master? EMPEROR: There is a great disturbance in the Force. ...
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If Luke Skywalker wanted to die, then why go into exile?

In The Last Jedi, Luke Skywalker tells Rey that he went into exile to die and that he wished for the Jedi to end. He tried to rebuild the Jedi Order, but that went very badly. He foresaw a pupil of ...
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What did Rey and Chewie tell Luke about Han's destiny?

In The Last Jedi, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker first refused to talk with Ray and only closed himself in his hut. Rey went to get Chewbacca, who rammed in the hut door allowing her to restart the ...
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What is the meaning of this character hovering in the last jedi?

In the last jedi Rey confronts Luke about what he had done with Kylo Ren. This leads to the two characters fighting with Rey soon pulling out a lightsaber. Luke appears surprised by this and falls ...
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Did Luke ever try podracing?

We know that Anakin Skywalker was a successful podracer on Tatooine. Did his son Luke, who also grew up on Tatooine (though without knowing the correct and full back-story of his father) ever try ...
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Do we ever see two suns over Ahch-To other than in the final scene?

I was reading Does Ahch-To actually have two suns? and it seemed to me like it'd be very easy to get the impression that the twin sunset was all in Luke's mind since I don't remember seeing two suns ...
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Why did Luke fail in the cave on Degobah? [duplicate]

In the Empire Strikes Back, just as Luke is leaving Degobah to rescue Han and Leia on Cloud City, Yoda and Ben attempt to convince him to stay and finish his training. YODA: Luke, you must ...
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What model of crashed ship is on Ahch-To?

On Ahch-To, there's a brief shot of what appears to be a crashed X-wing, which is presumably how Luke got there, as depicted in this apparent promo image: What model of X-wing is it - is it one of ...
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What happened to Luke's hand in The Last Jedi? [duplicate]

At the end of Star Wars The Last Jedi, Luke But what happens with his bionic hand?
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What was Luke's third lesson to Rey [duplicate]

In The Last Jedi Luke agrees to train Rey he says that he is going to: So whats the third one? Is it ever explained?
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How did they learn the legend of Luke?

The broom kid in Canto Bight has not grown any older, yet the story of Luke's bravery is already being passed along to become a legend (thus, within the span of a few months?). How is that possible? ...
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Did Luke know the “Chosen One” prophecy?

When Anakin becomes Darth Vader, Yoda and Obi Wan conclude that the prophecy didn't happen. Besides Yoda and Obi Wan wants Darth Vader to be dead. They even expect Luke to kill him. But when Luke ...
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Where did Luke and Rey get their background information?

In The Last Jedi, Luke and Rey had a discussion in the cave on Ahch-To, by the mosaic of the Prime Jedi. First, Luke expressed how the Jedi Order was responsible of the rise of the Empire and was ...
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Why did Luke have his father's lightsaber? [duplicate]

Near the end of The Last Jedi, During the scene, Luke is equipped with Anakin's old lightsaber. Given that why did Luke equip himself with that lightsaber instead of the one he'd been using for ...
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Mark Hamill's attitude toward “The Last Jedi” and Luke

I've heard that Mark Hamill doesn't like the way that Luke Skywalker was shown in the movie. What is his attitude toward "The Last Jedi" and the development of his character?
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How could C-3PO see Luke?

Towards the end of The Last Jedi, Luke enters a room. The first one to notice Luke's arrival is the droid C-3PO and the others turn to see what C-3PO is looking at. However... How then could C-3PO ...
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What power was Luke using at the end of The Last Jedi? [duplicate]

When Luke used the Force in his what power specifically was he utilizing? Force projection? Force illusion? Mind-trick? The simple answer is to assume Luke was projecting himself onto the planet but ...
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Luke's neat “trick” at the end of Last Jedi, and consequences?

How does Luke do this towards the end of the "Last Jedi"? (Some viewers are calling it a "parlor trick" online, and I think it's an apt expression.) But at the end of this, we see that: And after it ...
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How was Luke hiding in his duel with Vader on the Death Star II? [duplicate]

In his lightsaber duel with Vader on the Death Star II, Vader throws his saber at the scaffolding Luke is on. This causes Vader to lose track of Luke. While he searches for Luke, they have a short ...
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What happens to the blaster that Luke takes (using the Force) before falling into the Rancor pit?

In Return of the Jedi, Luke takes a blaster (using the Force) before falling into the Rancor pit. When he is next shown - now in the the Rancor pit - he no longer has the blaster. However, it doesn'...
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Did Luke use precognition to prepare for the Skirmish at the Great Pit of Carkoon?

In Return of the Jedi Luke doesn't really seem to be prepared when Jabba drops him into the Rancor pit. Jabba appears to get the better of Luke and trigger the trap door before Luke can fire on Jabba. ...
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Did Luke teach the traditional lightsaber forms or the “Strong” etc. styles

Was reading an article a couple of months ago that stated that because all material of the old republic had been destroyed Luke had no knowledge of the 7 forms of lightsaber combat other than form IV ...
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Is Luke Skywalker actually a Jedi?

With the "the last Jedi" theories going around, isn't Jedi more or less a certification or title granted by the Jedi order (analogous to being knighted)? If so then isn't Luke technically not a Jedi ...
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For how long does Luke train with Yoda? [duplicate]

I have always been surprised how confident Luke seemed to be when trying to rescue Han Solo from Jabba's palace. It is fair to assume that training with Yoda boosted his Jedi skills. My ...
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Why didn't Luke use his lightsaber during his mission on the first Death Star?

This weapon is your life Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, C3PO, and R2-D2 arrive at the Death Star I. Their mission was originally to go to Alderaan - unfortunately that didn't ...
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Did Luke Skywalker know the name “Darth Sidious”? [duplicate]

In the movies, Luke Skywalker only knows the name "The Emperor". He never even mentions "Darth Sidious" or "Emperor Palpatine". Surely Luke Skywalker knows that the Emperor is Darth Vader's master. ...
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Could Luke have killed Yoda?

From the script (emphasis added): Nervously, he looks around at the foreboding jungle. LUKE: Still...there's something familiar about this place. I feel like...I don't know... STRANGE ...
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Who played Luke in the Forceback?

In The Force Awakens, Rey has a "Forceback" of sorts after touching the Skywalker lightsaber. One of the scenes she witnesses is Luke's metallic hand reaching out to touch R2-D2. What I'm wondering is ...
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What is Yoda sitting next to during Luke's training?

What is Yoda sitting next to while he is training Luke? Is it a pair of blue jeans? I don't recall seeing Luke bring any blue apparel to Dagobah.
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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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Where has Luke Skywalker been?

Is there any info out about where Luke has been since the destruction of the second Death Star? I have read the Aftermath trilogy, but there is no info in these stories as previously stated in ...
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When did Luke gain the ability to affect Yuuzhan Vong with the Force?

All throughout the Yuuzhan Vong war, a major disadvantage for the Jedi was that they couldn't affect the Yuuzhan Vong directly via the Force. They could throw rocks at them, or affect the air around ...
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Did young Luke learn of his grandmother's burial at the Lars homestead?

In Attack of the Clones, Anakin Skywalker's mother Shmi Lars was captured and killed by the Sand People. She was later returned and buried at the Lars farm under a headstone. As Luke grew up at the ...
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Was there any reason why Luke wasn't in the Aftermath series?

In the Star Wars: Aftermath series, we see what happens to the galaxy after the events of Return of the Jedi. Han, Leia, and Chewie are all featured. However, we don't see Luke, R2-D2 and C-3P0. ...
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Did Yoda indirectly tell Luke Skywalker to have children?

As Yoda lay dying in The Return of the Jedi, he said, "The Force is strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned." The way he phrased it seems indirect, but an obvious interpretation is ...
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Do the general population of the Galaxy know the Skywalker family tree? [duplicate]

Does someone like Poe Dameron, a member of the armed forces and citizen of the galaxy (i.e. not an insider per se), know that Kylo Ren, who captures and tortures him, is the son of his General? Do ...
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What would Luke's Sith name have been if he turned to the Dark Side? [closed]

At the end of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Luke comes very close to turning to the Dark Side. If he had killed Darth Vader and became Darth Sidious's apprentice, what would his Sith name ...
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What lightsaber training did Luke Skywalker receive? [duplicate]

Luke's only on-screen lightsaber training was given by Obi-Wan Kenobi during the hyperspace jump to the Alderaan system. Did Luke receive further lightsaber training prior to the final battle on the ...