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How many times was Obi-Wan less than honest with Luke?

TL;DR: How do you know Ben Kenobi is lying? Because he's opening his mouth. 50% more untruths than truths in ANH. 56% more untruths than truths in Ep 4+5+6. DISCLAIMERS/EXPLANATIONS: The way I ...
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Is Luke Skywalker actually a Jedi?

Yoda (the sole remaining Jedi Master) sets one very specific precondition on Luke being able to call himself a Jedi, that he has to confront Vader. “No more training do you require,” Yoda assured him....
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How did Vader saving Luke turn him to the good side?

The short answer is: Because he sacrificed himself out of love for his son, who had just spared his life when he was defeated and helpless. For the full answer, we need to begin with a little ...
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Did Luke play any significant role in “Return of the Jedi?”

Luke's actions in ROTJ were instrumental in the destruction of the Empire and the death of the Emperor. Luke successfully invaded the stronghold of Jabba the Hutt, freeing his friend Han Solo. Han ...
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Why didn't Luke use his lightsaber during his mission on the first Death Star?

Luke's a farmer, not a swordsman. He had never held a lightsaber in his entire life until that day. However, he has used rifles before; when he went out looking for R2-D2 on Tatooine, he carried a ...
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Why didn't Yoda or Obi-Wan tell Luke the truth about his father?

People with long-lost parents tend to seek them out soon after finding out about them... If either Obi-Wan or Yoda had told Luke the truth, then Luke would likely have sought out Vader at the first ...
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Why is Luke searching for the First Jedi Temple?

Right now it's anybody's guess what the in-universe explanation is. But thematically, the entirety of Ep.7 is about trying to find a way home, full stop. The First Order is trying to "make the Empire ...
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Is Luke entitled to become the King of Naboo?

No. Naboo has an elective monarchy- the leader is elected, as is stated multiple times in the prequels. Genetics do not give them the right to rule. To prove this here are some quotes from the script: ...
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Why give this character his old lightsaber?

She was reaching out to a man who had shut himself away from the galaxy... ...by giving him something that he has a personal connection to — his long-lost lightsaber. Even if she was aware of ...
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Did Yoda indirectly tell Luke Skywalker to have children?

You didn't include the end of the quote: Luke, the Force runs strong in your family. Pass on what you have learned. Luke, there is another Skywalker... In the scene Yoda was telling Luke to ...
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Did Luke retrieve his Lightsaber from second Death Star?

Yes, he did. We see it in the "celebration on Endor" scene a few minutes later, just after he's cremated his father. Under the circumstances, we can assume that when he "hurled it aside", it simply ...
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Why was Luke surprised that Obi-Wan had fought in the Clone Wars?

Imagine you grew up a farm boy in some podunk town in Backwater, Nebraska, where nothing ever happens. All your life you have never been further than 20 miles from the place you were born, and in that ...
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Why give this character his old lightsaber?

First of all, Rey offering Luke her weapon shows that she means no harm. But there is much more significance to offering that particular weapon. The lightsaber belonged to Luke's father before him. ...
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How did Vader saving Luke turn him to the good side?

The point of being on the Dark side is that you're motivated by "dark" emotions: Anger. Possessiveness. Powerlust. Saving Luke was the direct opposite. Vader is in a constant struggle between his ...
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How many times was Obi-Wan less than honest with Luke?

TL;DR: Analyzing A New Hope only (because I don't have time for more), and using the same quotes as DVK posted, I counted 11 definite lies, 2 arguable statements, 7 statements to which no truth value ...
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Why was Luke surprised that Obi-Wan had fought in the Clone Wars?

When Obi-Wan mentions Luke's father, Luke asks, "You fought in the Clone Wars?" to which Obi-Wan replies, "Yes, I was once a Jedi Knight, the same as your father." They then proceed to talk about what ...
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Did Luke Skywalker ever refer to Obi-Wan as "Uncle Ben?"

The nice thing about e-Books: searches. The phrase "Uncle Ben" does not appear in the Star Wars novelization. There are 55 instances of "uncle" and all of them refer to Uncle Owen. Thanks to Valorum, ...
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Why was Luke "Red Five"?

From the Wookieepedia Red Five was the call sign for the fifth member of Red Squadron. After the Rebel pilot Luke Skywalker who flew as Red Five during the Battle of Yavin destroyed the first Death ...
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Why didn't Luke use his lightsaber during his mission on the first Death Star?

Why did Luke leave his lightsaber behind? It didnʼt fit in his pocket. Another answer to this question suggests that Luke left his lightsaber behind on the Millennium Falcon because he knew ...
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Why does Luke Skywalker use a green lightsaber in Star Wars Battlefront?

Luke's blue lightsaber was lost when Vader removed his hand in Cloud City. The outfit he uses in the Battlefront beta is the outfit he wears at the beginning of Return of the Jedi, complete with green ...
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How long did Luke know Obi-wan?

How long did Luke know Ben/Obi Wan? According to the new, canonical webcomic, Ben saved Luke from a Krayt Dragon attack when Luke was 13 years old. As you might expect, Uncle Owen was less than ...
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How did the Force make Luke hard to hit in the Battle of Yavin?

Using the Force allowed him to maneuver in and out of the TIE fighter's weapons lock, preventing him from being hit. It also helped him to evade the blaster fire coming from the wall positions and ...
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What are Luke and Yoda eating in Yoda's hut in Episode V?

There's mention in the film and film script that he's cooking something called rootleaf. CREATURE: Not far. Yoda not far. Patience. Soon you will be with him. (tasting food from the pot) Rootleaf,...
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Did Luke or Leia ever feel romantic attraction to each other?

Yes, but it's not very strong; and usually mainly on Luke's side. Disney Canon - new "Heir to the Jedi" by Kevin J. Anderson explored Luke's feelings for Leia a bit. He admits to Nakari that he ...
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Did Luke have a plan when he jumped into the chasm in Empire Strikes Back?

Luke's plan was suicide. From the new canon "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: So you want to be a Jedi?" novelisation of the film You want to be with your father. More than anything in ...
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Did Luke play any significant role in “Return of the Jedi?”

During the attack on the first Death Star, Vader flew out in his TIE fighter to fight off the attacking Rebels. And, with his high-level force skills, he did a pretty good job. Even Luke would have ...
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Why didn't Luke just Force choke the rancor?

There are a few reasons; Luke isn't very powerful at this point. He lacks the ability to perform a Force choke and certainly can't do it while fighting for his life. Although he originally was ...
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What was the fate of Luke’s landspeeder?

Canon(ish) There was a scene in the original screenplay that addressed this. Luke sold it to a 'used speeder dealer'. Beyond this, its fate is unknown. EXT. TATOOINE - MOS EISLEY - STREET - ALLEYWAY -...
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Did Luke Skywalker go to the Dark Side?

You're referring to the Dark Empire comic book miniseries, published in the early 1990s. Dark Empire as a series was about the return of Emperor Palpatine1 and his renewed attempts at Galactic ...
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Why didn't Luke use the force to lift Darth Vader into the Imperial shuttle?

Probably because Luke was half dead from the Emperor nearly killing him with Force lightning. EMPEROR: Now, young Skywalker...you will die. Luke was barely able to help Vader walk to the shuttle ...
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