Luke Skywalker

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Luke Skywalker, as played by actor Mark Hamill in the film Star Wars (1977)

Luke Skywalker is a fictional character in the Star Wars films. He is the son of Anakin Skywalker (later Darth Vader), and Padme Amidala. Luke is the main character of the original Star Wars Trilogy, but it is Anakin Skywalker before becoming Darth Vader that is often regarded as the greatest Jedi.

Fictional Character Biography

Luke was born to Padme Amidala and Anakin Skywalker in the Polis Massa medical facility, along with his twin sister, Leia. Obi-Wan Kenobi took him to the remote system of Tatooine, where he could be hidden from the Galactic Empire. He was cared for by his aunt and uncle, Owen and Beru Lars, while Obi-Wan continued to watch over him. After his former caretakers were cruelly murdered by Stormtroopers seeking C-3PO and R2-D2, Luke wanted to "learn the ways of The Force and become a Jedi like my father."[1] He soon was caught up in the Rebel Alliance, and after help from Kenobi's Force ghost, Luke destroyed the first Death Star.


  1. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope