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The relationships of Anakin Skywalker from the Star Wars universe.

See also: Darth Vader/Relationships

Romance

Padmé Amidala

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Anakin and Padmé share their first kiss.

Are you an angel?.
―Anakin commenting Padmé on her beauty

Anakin first met Padmé on Tatooine, she was so beautiful he asked her if she was an angel (they were five years apart in age). However, later when he found out that she was the Queen of Naboo, he became embarrassed but at the same time disappointed that she had lied to him about who she really was. Despite this, he ultimately forgave Padmé for her lies and deception. After he became a member of the Jedi Order, they did not see each other for ten years, however, he never forgot about her as he thought about her every day since they separated.

Years later, as an adult, Anakin's crush on Padmé turned into love, when he was assigned to protect her from an unknown bounty Hunter (Jango Fett) on Naboo. When he confessed his romantic feelings for her, Padmé seemingly turned him down, even going as far to point out because he was a Jedi, it would be impossible for them to be together, however, in truth, Padmé also had romantic feelings for Anakin, as she had fell in love with him during the time they spent together on Naboo, as she did not want him to give up his position as a Jedi for her.

However, when they were captured on Geonosis, believing they were going to die, Padmé confessed her romantic feelings for Anakin; after this they could not deny their romantic feelings for each other, so they secretly got married on Naboo. They had a very good romantic relationship. However, Anakin and Padmé's relationship was sometimes strained do to him being away from long periods as he was a general within the ranks of the Grand Army of the Republic, fighting in the Clone Wars.

In Revenge of the Sith, after Anakin returned from a battle in a mission to rescue Palpatine from General Grievous, Padmé informed him that she is pregnant with their child. He became happy that they are both going to be parents, but when he saw a vision of Padmé dying in childbirth, he became concerned for both his wife and unborn child (unaware that he had in fact, fathered twins), desperate to find a way to prevent both Padmé and his child from dying. This fear was ultimately one of the main reasons that led to his fall to the Dark side.

Family

Shmi Skywalker

You look so handsome. My son. My grown-up son. I'm so proud of you, Ani.
―Shmi's last words to Anakin

Anakin was very close to his mother, Shmi. After being told by Qui-Gon that he was no longer a slave, he was very reluctant to leave his mother on Tatooine while he went to Coruscant to chase his dreams of becoming a Jedi.

Years later, as an adult, Anakin started to sense there something wrong with Shmi; at first, he brushed it off, but after having a vision of his mother, he could no longer ignore this. Unfortunately, it was too late, as Anakin only arrived in time to see his mother alive one last time before she succumbed to the injuries inflicted on her by the Sand People. Anakin was so devastated and enraged by her death that he wiped out the entire tribe of the Sand People who had tortured his mother to death. This was what caused Anakin to develop a fear losing the ones he cares about, and his desperation to find a way to stop them from dying. This led to him becoming Darth Vader three years later.

Owen Lars

I guess I'm your step-brother. I had a feeling you might show up someday.
―Anakin and Owen's first meeting

Anakin only had had meagre interaction with his step-brother, Owen, when he presented to Tatooine, after having had a vision that his mother, Shmi Skywalker was in trouble. Owen was also present during Shmi's funeral and despite the limited interaction between the step-brothers, Owen generally cared about Anakin's welfare.

Three years later, after his step-brother's departure, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin's former mentor, tasking Owen, along with his wife Beru, to protect his step-brother's son, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan lied about what had happened to Anakin (as the latter had turned to the Dark side, betraying the Jedi Order and adopting the persona of Darth Vader) in saying that he had died in the Clone Wars. Devastated by his step-brother's apparent death, Owen blamed Obi-Wan what happened to Anakin, believing he had brainwashed the latter into joining the Jedi Order.

Luke Skywalker

In Revenge of the Sith, after Anakin returned from a battle in a mission to rescue Palpatine from general Grievous, Padmé informed him that she was pregnant with his child. He became happy that he was going to be a father, but when he saw a vision of his child apparently dying in childbirth, he became concerned for both his wife and unborn child (unaware that he had fathered twins at the time), desperate to find a way to prevent both Padmé and his child from dying. This fear was ultimately one of the main reasons that led him to fall to the Dark side.

Due to this Anakin met Luke after he became Darth Vader.

In Return of the Jedi, when Palpatine was torturing and attempting to kill his son, Luke, he broke away from the Dark side; becoming the good person he once was, and sacrificed himself to save his son from Palpatine, before dying, Anakin made peace with Luke and thanked him for never giving up hope in saving him, before became one with the Force and was reunited with his loved ones.

Leia Organa

In Revenge of the Sith, after Anakin returned from a battle in a mission to rescue Palpatine from general Grievous, Padmé informed him that she was pregnant with his child. He became happy that he was going to be a father, but when he saw a vision of his child apparently dying in childbirth, he became concerned for both his wife and unborn child (unaware that he had fathered twins at the time), desperate to find a way to prevent both Padmé and his child from dying. This fear was ultimately one of the main reasons that led him to fall to the Dark side.

Due to this Anakin met Leia after he became Darth Vader.

In Return of the Jedi, he broke away from the Dark side; becoming the good person he once was, Anakin openly felt extremely guilty and remorseful for what he had previously done to Leia, if he had known she was his daughter, he would never had tortured her, before dying, Anakin told Luke to tell his sister that he was right that there was still good left in him, as Anakin did not want Leia to believe he was a monster, but as a man who had now redeemed himself for the freedom of the galaxy.

Kylo Ren/Ben Solo

Anakin died before Ben was born. However his grandson would come to admire and revere his power, Ben also came to fear that he may never be as powerful as the Chosen One, he admired and revered more of his maternal grandfather's dark aspects, then his light aspects.

Friends and Allies

Qui-Gon Jinn

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Anakin beside Master Qui-Gon.

The Force is unusually strong with him. That much is clear.
―Qui-Gon to Shmi about Anakin's unusually strong connection to the Force

When Anakin first met Qui-Gon Jinn on Tatooine, he believed him to be an outlander. However, when he saw Qui-Gon's lightsaber, he realized that he was a Jedi. Anakin helped Qui-Gon and his friends get the money they needed repair there starship, despite the fact that he barely knew Qui-Gon at the time, the two quickly became close friends.

Anakin had a great degree of respect for the Jedi Master, and showed a lot of concern for him when he barely escaped from Darth Maul during an ambush. He also was not willing to disobey Qui-Gon, at least in terms of the letter of the law; this was most evident when he, in response to R2-D2 asking whether he should return to Naboo, refused as Qui-Gon had earlier told him to "stay in the cockpit" (even though Qui-Gon actually meant to keep hidden). Qui-Gon's death deeply saddened Anakin; even ten years after his death, Anakin still missed Qui-Gon and couldn't help but wonder how things would have been different if he had survived and became his mentor, despite being grateful for Obi-Wan's training.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Anakin first met Obi-Wan on the Naboo Starship, he was the second Jedi that he had encountered. During his early years as Obi-Wan's apprentice, he stated that Obi-Wan was like a father to him, and claimed that Obi-Wan had the wisdom of Yoda and the power of Mace Windu. However, despite this, as he amended that he himself was "beyond" Obi-Wan in many ways, and felt Obi-Wan was holding him back from his true potential, which was partly correct. His relationship with his mentor remained complicated and contradictory, partially due to Obi-Wan's doubts about whether he had the ability to train Anakin, something he did not need, especially during that critical time in his life. Frustrated, Anakin would turn to another mentor for advice; Palpatine. Slowly, but surely, mentor and apprentice formed a special bond throughout Anakin's teenage years.

As an adult, despite their special bond, Anakin still had a strained relationship with Obi-Wan, due to the latter constantly criticizing and lecturing him on everything he did wrong. Despite this, Anakin was willing to disobey the Jedi High Council's orders, and go to Geonosis to rescue him, when he was Dooku's prisoner.

Their relationship became much better, after Anakin was promoted to the rank of Jedi Knight, they had a joking relationship. However, his impulsive and prideful attitude often clashed with Obi-Wan's more patient and peaceful ways. They would often disagree and engage in verbal jousts about the Jedi Order and the politics of Coruscant. They would argue, sometimes somewhat violently. Despite his love and respect for Obi-Wan, there was a few things Anakin disliked about him; he did not like the fact that Obi-Wan often criticized and lectured him, that Obi-Wan was a somewhat arrogant-hypocrite, and that Obi-Wan never defended him against the Jedi High Council, when he was in their presence, even when he was right about the Jedi High Council treating him unfairly. However, unknown to Anakin, Obi-Wan did defend him, after he would leave the Jedi High Council chamber.

Because he was unaware of Obi-Wan defending him to the Jedi High Council, Anakin believed that the latter never fully trusted or supported him.

During the Clone Wars, Anakin's relationship with Obi-Wan became more and more strained due to the latter, constantly lying, deceiving and keeping secrets from him. Near the end of the Clone Wars when Obi-Wan asked Anakin to spy on Palpatine (on the orders of the Jedi High Council, it is unknown if he was aware that his former mentor, was the only member of the Jedi High Council who was against that decision), Anakin loses complete trust and respect for Obi-Wan after this. Although they did say goodbye to each other on good terms, before going to Utapau to kill Grievous (unknown to either of them), this would be the last time they would see each other as friends, after that, Anakin fall to the Dark side and became Darth Vader.

Ahsoka Tano

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Anakin beside Ahsoka.

You're reckless, little one. You never would have made it as Obi-Wan's Padawan. But you might make it as mine.
―Anakin commenting Ahsoka

Anakin initially had a rocky start with Ahsoka, due to the fact that he did not want an apprentice, as he told Rex that he had no intention to train her, he became annoyed when Ahsoka referred to him as "Skyguy", in retaliation he called her "Snips" and "youngling".

After the Christophisis incident, he finally accepted Ahsoka as his apprentice and the two quickly became good friends, Anakin would not give up on saving Ahsoka after she got caught in an explosion of a droid foundry that she destroyed with a tank, having no other method. Greatly relieved that Ahsoka was still alive, he told her that he hadn't doubted her, after she told him that she knew he would save her.

Anakin's desire to keep his apprentice safe went beyond the battlefield into his teachings to her. Though she was skilled in the classic Shien, Anakin began teaching her Ataru and Djem So, two aggressive forms he was greatly skilled in, being a master in the latter. Wanting Ahsoka to be prepared for any opponent, he also trained her to protect herself against Sith enemies, such as Asajj Ventress, whom he'd faced before and barely defeated.

Ahsoka was as great as his attachment to his mother and his wife. When Obi-Wan told him it was Ahsoka who had saved the day, Anakin "felt a rush of pride" and boasted that she was his apprentice. That pride was evident in his trust in her to command in his stead, such as during the Battle of Ryloth. Although Anakin was usually reckless and impulsive, Ahsoka's presence seemed to soften these tendencies. Despite the fact that when he was Obi-Wan's apprentice, he occasionally disobeyed him, he did not like it when Ahsoka disobeyed him.

Nearing the end of the Clone Wars, Anakin also held a great degree of trust in her, being one of the few people to correctly believe that Ahsoka had actually been framed and was just in the wrong place at the wrong time due to knowing her well enough to know she would never commit the crimes she was being accused of. However, he also realized that he could not help her directly as it would have made her look even more guilty than she was already, believed to be by everyone else. He also managed to track down the actual guilty party, Barriss Offee, and expose her after defeating her in a lightsaber duel.

Unfortunately, his efforts were ultimately in vain as Ahsoka left the Jedi Order. Despite knowing that he also harbored an intent to leave the Jedi Order, Anakin was very sad to see his friend and former apprentice leave. Unknown to either of them, this would be the last time they would see each other as friends, before Anakin finally fell to the Dark side and became Darth Vader.

Ahsoka's choice to leave the Jedi Order, as well as the circumstances surrounding that decision, intensified Anakin's frustration with the Jedi High Council, as he blamed them for being partly responsible for his friend and former apprentice's departure.

Yoda

Anakin first met Yoda when he was brought to the Coruscant Jedi Temple by Qui-Gon Jinn. As Yoda was a firm believer in the Jedi Code, he thus believed Anakin, who was nine years of age, was far too old to begin training as an apprentice. He also sensed Anakin's emotional attachment to his mother and fear of losing her, and believed this made him vulnerable to the Dark side, and potentially dangerous.

Yoda's refusal to allow him to become a Jedi was overruled by the Jedi High Council; particularly by Mace Windu. By the time of the events of Attack of the Clones, Yoda had outgrown his fear of Anakin.

Throughout Anakin's years as a Jedi, Yoda, unlike Mace, correctly believed Anakin was the Chosen One from the Jedi prophecy. Also unlike Mace, he never judged him by age, but by his skills, experience and maturity. In fact, he was the very Jedi who promoted Anakin to the rank of Jedi Knight.

Yoda was one of the few members of the Jedi High Council that Anakin had genuine respect for; throughout the Clone Wars, Anakin and Yoda were civil towards each other and were friends.

Anakin's trust and respect for Yoda became strained, when at Ahsoka Tano's trial, Yoda, along with the rest of the Jedi High Council, stripped her of her status as a Jedi and turned her over to the Republic military for crimes she did not commit. Anakin was outraged to learn that the meeting was nothing more than a formality to disguise how the Jedi High Council was casting Ahsoka out to suit the political interests of the Republic. Although he successfully proved his apprentice's innocence, she refused to rejoin the Jedi Order due to the fact that most members of the Jedi High Council had refused to believe in her. Heartbroken by Ahsoka's departure, Anakin blamed Yoda, along with most members of the Jedi High Council, for being partly responsible for Ahsoka leaving.

When Supreme Chancellor Palpatine appointed Anakin to the Jedi High Council as his personal representative, like all members of the Jedi High Council, Yoda reluctantly agreed, but hoped to use him as a means to spy on Palpatine (which ultimately backfired; as he underestimated Anakin's friendship with the Supreme Chancellor). Yoda, along with rest of the Jedi High Council did not grant Anakin the rank of Jedi Master. Angered by the perceived insult, Anakin criticized Yoda and the rest of the Jedi High Council, on the absurdity of occupying a seat on the Jedi High Council devoid of the rank of Jedi Master - although Anakin apologized for his behavior, he was not sorry for what he said to Yoda and the other members of the Jedi High Council.

When Obi-Wan asked Anakin to spy on Palpatine (on the orders of Yoda and the Jedi High Council), he became even more angry and quickly came to the belief that Yoda was trying to use him as a pawn and that the orders to spy on the Supreme Chancellor were treason (which was partly true). He lost complete trust and respect for Yoda after this.

Mace Windu

Anakin first met Mace when he was brought to the Coruscant Jedi Temple by Qui-Gon Jinn. Mace was a firm believer in following the protocol of the Jedi Code and thus believed Anakin too old to begin training as an apprentice. When Anakin was brought before the Jedi High Council, like Yoda, he was secretly afraid of Anakin, not because of what he was, but because of what he could become in the future; by the time of the events of Attack of the Clones, Mace had outgrown his fear of Anakin.

Qui-Gon requested that Anakin be tested - but Anakin failed the Jedi High Council's test, due to the fact that he was distracted by his concern for his mother. Despite Anakin's unusually strong connection to the Force and the fact that he had the potential to become the most powerful Force-user in the history of the galaxy, Mace firmly stated that he would not be trained.

After the invasion of Naboo was lifted, Mace reluctantly agreed to allow Anakin to be trained by Obi-Wan Kenobi, mainly because Obi-Wan had made it clear that he intended to train Anakin with or without the approval of the Jedi High Council, as it was Qui-Gon's dying wish, but also because the Sith Order had come out of hiding and Anakin's potential made him someone who could one day defeat them. Throughout Anakin's years as a Jedi, Mace arrogantly remained skeptical of whether Anakin was truly the Chosen One from the Jedi prophecy and repeatedly judged him because of his age; instead of by his skills, experience and maturity. However, he did show a degree of respect for the boy's skills and encouraged Obi-Wan to have faith that he would choose the right path.

Throughout the Clone Wars, Anakin and Mace were civil towards each other as a product of mutual respect, but were not necessarily friends. This civility and respect came to an end after Ahsoka was accused of being a traitor and a murderer. Anakin saw right away that Ahsoka was being framed and was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, but Mace refused to even see this and urged that Anakin be left out of the matter due to his emotional bond with Ahsoka, but was overruled by Yoda and Obi-Wan. When Wilhuff Tarkin demanded that Ahsoka be expelled from the Jedi Order and turned over to the Republic military, Mace agreed, almost immediately. During the Judgement meeting, Anakin was outraged when Mace accused Ahsoka of lying and realized that the meeting was merely a formality to conceal the fact that the Jedi High Council was throwing Ahsoka out of the Jedi Order to suit the political interests of the Republic. After Ahsoka left, Anakin secretly developed a grudge against Mace, and blamed him, along with most members of the Jedi High Council, for being partly responsible for his friend and former apprentice leaving.

After this incident, the two no longer secretly trusted nor openly respect towards each other for differing reasons; Mace disliked and distrusted Anakin because he believed he was unstable, unpredictable and unreliable. Anakin, on the other hand, disliked and distrusted Mace because he was now openly arrogant and secretly mistrustful towards him, constantly lying, deceiving and repeatedly kept secrets from him. Unknown to Mace, Anakin was aware that the latter did not trust him.

When Supreme Chancellor Palpatine appointed Anakin to the Jedi High Council as his personal representative, like all members of the Jedi High Council, Mace reluctantly agreed, but hoped to use him as a means to spy on Palpatine (which ultimately backfired; as he underestimated Anakin's friendship with the Supreme Chancellor). Mace, along with the Jedi High Council did not grant Anakin the rank of Jedi Master. Angered by the perceived insult, Anakin criticized Mace and the rest of the Jedi High Council, on the absurdity of occupying a seat on the Jedi High Council devoid of the rank of Jedi Master, to which Mace coldly instructed Anakin to sit down. Although Anakin apologized for his behavior, he was not sorry for what he said to Mace or the other members of the Jedi High Council, and this incident served as yet another in support of his growing disdain for Mace.

When Obi-Wan asked Anakin to spy on Palpatine (on the orders of Mace and the Jedi High Council), Anakin became even more angry and quickly came to the belief that Mace was trying to use him as a pawn and that the orders to spy on the Supreme Chancellor were treason (which was partly true). When Grievous was located on Utapau, Anakin explained that Palpatine wanted him to lead the campaign to kill Grievous, but Mace undermined the former, instead sending Obi-Wan to do so.

When Anakin discovered that Palpatine was in fact Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith, he informed Mace of this discovery. Though Mace did not immediately believe Anakin, he quickly accepted the truth, but refused to allow Anakin to accompany him in confronting Palpatine, believing he was too much of a risk.

Mace's mistrust of Anakin and attempted murder on Palpatine, was one of the reasons that caused Anakin to turn against the Jedi Order. When Mace resolved to execute Palpatine, an unarmed opponent, Anakin stopped Mace by cutting off the hand wielding his lightsaber. This left Mace vulnerable and gave Palpatine the opportunity to use Force lightning to shove Mace out of a broken window, sending him falling to his death. Despite his dislike for Mace, Anakin was horrified at what he had done and showed at least some remorse over his part in Mace's demise. However, he realized that there was no going back and reluctantly pledged himself to the Sith Order.

Ki-Adi-Mundi

Sixty-five, Skywalker. Um, sorry?. My total-65. So what do I win?. My everlasting respect, Master Mundi.
―Anakin and Ki-Adi during the Second Battle of Geonosis

Anakin first met Ki-Adi when he was brought to the Coruscant Jedi Temple by Qui-Gon Jinn. Ki-Adi was not completely a firm believer in following the protocol of the Jedi Code and thus he did not believe Anakin was too old to begin training as an apprentice. When Anakin was brought before the Jedi High Council, like Yoda, he was secretly afraid of Anakin, not because of what he was, but because of what he could become in the future; by the time of the events of Attack of the Clones, Ki-Adi had outgrown his fear of Anakin.

Qui-Gon requested that Anakin be tested - but Anakin failed the Jedi High Council's test, due to the fact that he was distracted by his concern for his mother.

Ki-Adi, along with Eeth Koth, was the only member of the Jedi High Council who believed Anakin should be trained, because like the latter, he came late in the Force, and had at least some sympathy for Anakin being separated from his mother at a such young age. However, there was nothing he could do about it, as he had been out-voted by the other members of the Jedi High Council.

When Obi-Wan Kenobi had made it clear that he intended to train Anakin with or without the approval of the Jedi High Council, as it was Qui-Gon's dying wish, the Jedi High Council reluctantly agreed to allow it, mainly because the Sith Order had come out of hiding and Anakin's potential made him someone who could one day defeat them, Ki-Adi was glad that Anakin was going to become a Jedi.

Throughout Anakin's years as a Jedi, Ki-Adi, unlike Mace Windu, correctly believed Anakin was the Chosen One from the Jedi prophecy. Also unlike Mace, he never judged him by age, but by his skills, experience and maturity. Although Anakin did not have much interaction with Ki-Adi, the latter greatly respected him.

During the Second Battle of Geonosis, when Ki-Adi revealed to Anakin that he had destroyed sixty-five Battle droids, he gained a lot of respect for the former. Ki-Adi then became one of the few members of the Jedi High Council that Anakin had genuine respect for.

Anakin's respect for Ki-Adi became strained, when at Ahsoka Tano's trial, Ki-Adi, along with the rest of the Jedi High Council, stripped her of her status as a Jedi and turned her over to the Republic military for crimes she did not commit. Anakin was outraged to learn that the meeting was just a formality to disguise how the Jedi High Council was casting Ahsoka out to suit the political interests of the Republic. Although he successfully proved his apprentice's innocence, she still left the Jedi Order due to the fact that most members of the Jedi High Council had refused to believe in her. Heartbroken by Ahsoka's departure, Anakin blamed Ki-Adi, along with most members of the Jedi High Council, for being partly responsible for his friend and former apprentice leaving.

When Supreme Chancellor Palpatine appointed Anakin to the Jedi High Council as his personal representative, like all members of the Jedi High Council, Ki-Adi reluctantly agreed, but hoped to use him as a means to spy on Palpatine (which ultimately backfired; as he underestimated Anakin's friendship with the Supreme Chancellor). Ki-Adi, along with the Jedi High Council did not grant Anakin the rank of Jedi Master. Angered by the perceived insult, Anakin criticized Ki-Adi, along with most members of the Jedi High Council, on the absurdity of occupying a seat on the Jedi High Council devoid of the rank of Jedi Master - although Anakin apologized for his behavior, he was not sorry for what he said to Ki-Adi and the other members of the Jedi High Council.

When Obi-Wan asked Anakin to spy on Palpatine (on the orders of Ki-Adi and the Jedi High Council), he became even more angry and came to the belief that Ki-Adi was trying to use him as a pawn and that the orders to spy on the Supreme Chancellor were treason (which was partly true). He lost complete trust and respect for Ki-Adi after this.

Eeth Koth

Anakin first met Eeth when he was brought to the Coruscant Jedi Temple by Qui-Gon Jinn. Eeth was not completely a firm believer in following the protocol of the Jedi Code and thus he did not believed Anakin was too old to begin training as an apprentice. When Anakin was brought before the Jedi High Council, like Yoda, he was secretly afraid of Anakin, not because of what he was, but because of what he could become in the future; by the time of the events of Attack of the Clones, Eeth had outgrown his fear of Anakin.

Qui-Gon requested that Anakin be tested - but Anakin failed the Jedi High Council's test, due to the fact that he was distracted by his concern for his mother.

Eeth, along with Ki-Adi-Mundi, was the only member of the Jedi High Council who believed Anakin should be trained, because like the latter, he came late in the Force, and had at least some sympathy for Anakin being separated from his mother at a such young age. However, there was nothing he could do about it, as he had been out-voted by the other members of the Jedi High Council.

When Obi-Wan Kenobi had made it clear that he intended to train Anakin with or without the approval of the Jedi High Council, as it was Qui-Gon's dying wish, the Jedi High Council reluctantly agreed to allow it, mainly because the Sith Order had come out of hiding and Anakin's potential made him someone who could one day defeat them, Eeth was glad that Anakin was going to become a Jedi.

Throughout Anakin's years as a Jedi, Eeth, unlike Mace Windu, correctly believed Anakin was the Chosen One from the prophecy. Also unlike Mace, he never judged him by age, but by his skills, experience and maturity. Although Anakin did not have much interaction with Eeth, the latter greatly respected him.

During the Clone Wars, when Eeth was captured by General Grievous and slowly being tortured to death by the latter, Anakin, along with Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Adi Gallia were sent to rescue him, implying that Anakin had respect for his fellow Jedi.

Plo Koon

Anakin first met Plo when he was brought to the Coruscant Jedi Temple by Qui-Gon Jinn. Plo was a firm believer in following the protocol of the Jedi Code and thus believed Anakin too old to begin training as an apprentice.

Qui-Gon requested that Anakin be tested - but Anakin failed the Jedi High Council's test, due to the fact that he was distracted by his concern for his mother. Despite Anakin's unusually strong connection to the Force and the fact that he had the potential to become the most powerful Force-user in the history of the galaxy - Plo believe Anakin should not be trained.

Plo reluctantly agreed to allow Anakin to be trained by Obi-Wan Kenobi, mainly because Obi-Wan had made it clear that he intended to train Anakin with or without the approval of the Jedi High Council, as it was Qui-Gon's dying wish but also because the Sith Order had come out of hiding and Anakin's potential made him someone who could one day defeat them. Throughout Anakin's years as a Jedi, he did not have much interaction with Plo.

Throughout the Clone Wars, Anakin and Plo were civil towards each other, Anakin probably had respect for Plo, as he named one of his unique force powers that he created after the latter; Plo Koon's Round.

Anakin's respect for Plo became strained, when at Ahsoka Tano's trial, Plo, along with the rest of the Jedi High Council, stripped her of her status as a Jedi and turned her over the Republic for crimes she did not commit. Anakin was outraged to learn that the meeting was just a formality to disguise how the Jedi High Council was casting Ahsoka out to suit the political interests of the Republic. After he successfully proved his apprentice's innocence, she still left the Jedi Order due to the fact that most members of the Jedi High Council had refused to believe in her. However, Plo did regain at least some of Anakin's respect by being the only member of the Jedi High Council who actually apologized to Ahsoka and admitted he had been wrong to accuse her.

When Supreme Chancellor Palpatine appointed Anakin to the Jedi High Council as his personal representative, like all members of the Jedi High Council, Plo reluctantly agreed, but hoped to use him as a means to spy on Palpatine (which ultimately backfired; as he underestimated Anakin's friendship with the Supreme Chancellor). Plo, along with the Jedi High Council did not grant Anakin the rank of Jedi Master. Angered by the perceived insult, Anakin criticized Plo, along with most members of the Jedi High Council, on the absurdity of occupying a seat on the Jedi High Council devoid of the rank of Jedi Master - although Anakin apologized for his behavior, he was not sorry for what he said to Plo and the other members of the Jedi High Council.

When Obi-Wan asked Anakin to spy on Palpatine (on the orders of Plo and the Jedi High Council), he became even more angry and came to the belief that Plo was trying to use him as a pawn and that the orders to spy on the Supreme Chancellor were treason (which was partly true). He lost complete trust and respect for Plo after this.

Rex

Sometime after he was promoted to the rank of Jedi General, Anakin chose Rex as his second-in-command, they mutual respected each other, another reason why Anakin got along so well with Rex, was due to their aggressive, fearless and reckless traits, something they had in common, Anakin also knows Rex well enough to know, that the latter never calls him by his first name.

Anakin was reluctant to leave Rex, when he and his unit was outnumbered by battle droids, but he had no choice as he had to get Rotta back to his father, Jabba the Hutt, in order to secure a treaty between the Galactic Republic and the Hutts, Rex was not upset as he knows the mission always comes first.

Bail Organa

Bail respected Anakin for being the "Hero With No Fear".

Wilhuff Tarkin

Anakin and Tarkin developed a mutual respect for each other due to the fact both were hardliners. This became strained after Ahsoka was framed by Barriss Offee. Anakin saw right away that Ahsoka had been framed and had just been in the wrong place at the wrong time, but Tarkin refused to even see this and viciously and relentlessly prosecuted Ahsoka despite the fact that there was virtually no actual evidence of her so-called treason.

After this incident, Anakin secretly grew to distrust and personally dislike Tarkin for good reason, as he saw the latter for who he truly was; an arrogant, ambitious, power-hungry, immoral and dishonorable individual.

Acquaintances

Watto

You are Ani, it is you!, you sure sprouted, huh?, a Jedi!, whatta ya know.
―Anakin and Watto's first meeting in ten years

At some point in his life, Anakin, along with his mother Shmi, were sold as slaves to Watto. Despite the fact that Watto treated him harshly, Anakin had a good relationship with his then-master, who often bet against Anakin, whom he felt was talented but lacked experience. Watto eventually lost Anakin to Qui-Gon Jinn in a wager on the Boonta Eve race.

Years later, Anakin returned to Tatooine, sensing that something had happened with Shmi. At first, Watto believed him to be another Jedi, however, when told that he was looking for Shmi Skywalker, Watto then realized who he was and was amazed at how Anakin had grown, as well as the fact that he had succeeded in becoming a Jedi. When Anakin again enquired about his mother, Watto told him that he sold her years ago to a moisture farmer named Cliegg Lars.

Watto helped Anakin find his mother, giving him all of the information he knew about Shmi's new life and location. Watto treated him well at this time, but most likely only because he used to treat Anakin harshly, and since Anakin was now a Jedi with a lightsaber, Watto was intimidated to the point of absolute respect for his former slave.

Kanan Jarrus

During the Clone Wars, Kanan sensed strong emotions of anger, rage and hatred, implying that he has crossed paths with Anakin once or twice.

In "Shroud of Darkness", It is revealed that Kanan greatly respected and admired Anakin, telling Ezra he was the greatest warrior the Jedi had during the Clone Wars.

Ezra Bridger

Ezra learned about Anakin from Kanan and how he was the greatest warrior the Jedi had in the Clone Wars. Ezra came to share Kanan's opinion calling him amazing and his admiration grew when he met Ahsoka and learned that Anakin trained her.

Enemies

Count Dooku/Darth Tyranus

My powers have doubled since the last time we met, Count.
―Anakin and Dooku's final confrontation

Anakin and Dooku became enemies during the First Battle of Geonosis. They had a negative relationship; Dooku had very little respect for the young Jedi Knight, despite his bravery and unbelievably strong connection to the Force, while Anakin developed a grudge against the ex-Jedi Master/Sith Lord for cutting off his right arm. Anakin's hatred for Dooku increased throughout the Clone Wars, due to the atrocities and unspeakable acts he had committed over the years throughout the war.

In their final confrontation, Anakin defeated Dooku using his anger and hatred, cutting off both of the latter's hands as an act of vengeance against the Sith Lord for taking his arm. Palpatine then encouraged Anakin to kill Dooku on the spot. After some initial hesitation, Anakin gave into his hatred for his nemesis and brutally executed Dooku with both his and Dooku's lightsabers.

Despite his hatred for Dooku, Anakin felt some regret for executing his nemesis in cold blood, as he was visibly uncomfortable about what he had done because it was against the Jedi Code.

General Grievous

You're shorter than I expected.
―Anakin and Grievous' first meeting

Throughout most the Clone Wars, Anakin never directly met Grievous, however, he knew him by his reputation, Anakin (correctly) considers Grievous to be nothing but a monster, due to the atrocities and unspeakable acts he had committed over the years throughout the war.

In Revenge of the Sith, Anakin finally directly meets Grievous. However, when he did, he was slightly disappointed, as Grievous was shorter than he expected.

Nute Gunray

Anakin never directly met Nute, however, he despise him, partly because he was a member of the Separatist Council, and mainly because he had tried to kill his wife Padmé on several occasions, Anakin would not directly meet Nute, until after he became Darth Vader.

Asajj Ventress

Anakin first met Asajj on Yavin 4 and have been enemies ever since; she was the very person who gave Anakin his scar on the right side of his face. When Ahsoka was framed for murder and treason, Anakin instantly assumed that Asajj was the guilty party and hunted her down. When Anakin found Asajj, she told him that she didn't frame Ahsoka and had been trying to help the Togruta clear her name due to their many similarities.

Anakin growled "How dare you compare yourself to Ahsoka?!", to which she snapped "It's true! My master abandoned me and that's exactly what you did to her! You and your precious Jedi Order!" a scathing comment Anakin took to heart. She also told him how Ahsoka had contacted Barriss Offie and that Barriss told them to go to the warehouse where the nanodroids used in the bombing of the Coruscant Jedi Temple came from and that whoever attacked Ahsoka in the warehouse has her red lightsabers. This enabled Anakin to unmask Barriss as the real guilty party. Because Anakin took what Asajj to heart, his trust and respect for the Jedi High Council was shaken.

Sheev Palpatine/Darth Sidious

Anakin had a blind spot for Palpatine. From an early age, Anakin had heard how the Galactic Republic's government had grown corrupt and how Palpatine, like the Jedi Order, was one of the few who had not succumbed to that corruption and respected him for it.

This respect deepened when he listened in on him telling, unknown to him at the time, Padmé how the large majority of the Senate were greedy and conceited politicians who had long since turned their backs on the common good and saw with his own eyes afterwards that Palpatine was right.

Anakin's faith in Palpatine remained strong to the point where he refused to believe Fives when he told him and Rex about Palpatine's role in conspiracy involving the chips and chose to believe Palpatine's lies, and he continued to see the Chancellor as a friend even when the Jedi Council and the idealists in the Senate and even Padmé began to realize he was too good to be true, and even after he revealed that he was the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Sidious.

When Mace Windu tried to kill the Chancellor, Anakin chose to save his friend partly of his friendship with Palpatine, and mainly because he remembered that Palpatine told him that the Dark side of the Force has the power to stop a person from dying (which was probably the only thing he was telling him the truth about), he then turned to the Dark side and became Darth Vader; even if Anakin did not become Vader in the first place, he still would have supported Palpatine's declaration of the birth of the Galactic Empire.

In Return of the Jedi, when Palpatine was torturing and attempting to kill Anakin's son, Luke Skywalker, he broke away from the Dark side; he ended up turning on his former friend and killing him. Anakin's blind spot for the Dark Lord of the Sith had completely disappeared, as he realized that Palpatine was a heartless monster who had been using him for years to gain power for himself, the same realization his wife Padmé made; prior to her death.

Barriss Offee

Ahsoka trusted you and you betrayed her!.
―Anakin criticizing Barriss for her betrayal

Anakin first met Barriss when they and their masters were dispatched to Ansion to resolve a border despute there. Their bond was strengthened when Barriss befriended Ahsoka. When Ahsoka was framed for murder and treason, Anakin hunted down Asajj Ventress who revealed Barriss's role in sending Ahsoka and her to the warehouse; he quickly realized that Barriss was responsible for the bombing of the Coruscant Jedi Temple, and framed Ahsoka for her crimes.

Anakin went to Barriss and forced her to reveal she had Asajj's lightsabers and expose herself. Their confrontation erupted into a duel. During the duel, Anakin growled "Ahsoka trusted you and you betrayed her!", to which the Dark Jedi coldly retorted "I've learned that trust is overrated. The only thing the Jedi Council believes in is violence". Anakin defeated Barriss and turned her over to the Republic, thus clearing Ahsoka's name. Anakin never forgave Barriss for what she did to Ahsoka, especially after the latter left the Jedi Order for good.

Darth Maul

Although it is unknown if they have ever met in person, Anakin likely despises Maul; due to his role in his close friend, Qui-Gon Jinn's death.