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Luke Skywalker is the protagonist of the original film trilogy and a returning character in the sequel trilogy of the Star Wars universe.

Finding himself apprenticed to the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, he soon becomes an important figure in the Rebel Alliance's struggle against the Galactic Empire. By The Force Awakens, he is the Grand Jedi Master of the New Jedi Order.



Much like his father, Anakin Skywalker, Luke is highly intelligent, wise, selfless, brave, prideful, impulsive, loyal, and slightly naive. He has a sense of justice, honor and good morals; of course, like his father, he is sometimes overconfident, short-tempered, hot-headed, aggressive, unpredictable, impatient, difficult, and emotionally insecure.

He is known to be rebellious, headstrong, reckless, impulsive, kind and caring, traits he developed from both his parents. He has the ability to see the good in others, and he is not a very good liar.

After losing his right hand to Darth Vader, Luke becomes far more calm, level-headed and patient. Despite the fact that he now has far better control over his emotions and temper, than his father did in his youth, Luke still has his moments of losing his patience and temper.

Powers and Abilities


  • The Force: As the son of the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, Luke is immensely powerful and has an amazingly strong connection to the Force, stronger than any Force-user currently alive. Luke's light and dark side Force potential rivals that of even his father at his peak. By the time of the events of The Force Awakens, Luke's Force potential has greatly increased to the point were he is a threat to Snoke, the Knights of Ren and the First Order.
    • Telekinesis: Luke utilizes Telekinesis for either offense or defense.
    • Force pull: Luke utilizes Force pull to pull his opponents or objects towards him.
    • Force choke: Luke utilizes Force choke to either weaken, kill or intimidate his opponents.
    • Mind trick: Luke utilizes Mind trick to control the minds of other sentient beings, however, it does not work on individuals who have very strong wills.
    • Force vision: Luke utilizes Force vision to have visions of the past, the present and the future. However, like all Force-users, his visions are not always clear or sometimes has visions even when he is not utilizing this power at will.
    • Force sense: Luke utilizes Force sense to sense another sentient being's emotions, the future, ripples in the Force caused by momentous or traumatic events, impending danger and the presence of the Dark side; his senses are so powerful, that he could sense the presence of his father, Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader on Endor.
    • Force jump: Luke utilizes Force jump to leap or jump at great distances.
    • Force Dash: Luke utilizes Force Dash to move at amazing speeds.


  • Lightsaber Skills: Despite his minimal level of training, Luke is highly skilled in lightsaber combat and an exceptionally gifted duelist after only one brief session with Obi-Wan Kenobi, he was able to hold his own against his father, Anakin Skywalker, the then-ruthless Sith Lord Darth Vader, a far more experienced and powerful combatant all together, on three different occasions. In the first, though relatively short confrontation, his skill proved inadequate and he was defeated with ease. However, in the second fight, which took place roughly four years later, Luke had greatly improved his technique and he was able to hold his own for much of the duel, even managing to lightly wound Vader's right shoulder. Ultimately, however, Vader once again proved superior and Luke lost the fight, as well as his lightsaber and right hand. In their final duel on the second Death Star, Luke was finally able to overwhelm and defeat Vader, though with extreme effort. Thanks to Yoda's tutelage, Luke also uses his Force powers to not only to increase his physical speed and agility, but also to increase the speed of his attacks, to make his lightsaber combat skills more lethal in combat; this makes him a formidable opponent alone in single combat. Before he received much training, he relied on his Force sense and his reflexes to use the blade. As revealed in the canonical story Showdown on Smuggler's Moon, during his tenure as a prisoner of the Jedi-obsessed Grakkus the Hutt, his skills were also inadvertently aided by Vader's spy, the stormtrooper and lightsaber combat expert Sergeant Kreel who masqueraded as Grakkus' gamemaster in an attempt to lure Luke into being captured by Vader.
    • Form V: At first, Luke only had some skills in Shien/Djem So. His skills eventually improved to the point where he was able to face Vader on equal terms.
    • Jar'Kai: Luke has some skills in Jar'Kai.
  • Expert Hand-To-Hand Combatant: Luke is highly skilled in unarmed combat.
  • Skilled Marksman: Luke is highly skilled in utilizing blaster pistols.
  • Expert Pilot: Luke is extremely skilled in piloting various speeders and most types of flying crafts.
  • Genius-Level Intellect/Expert Tactician/Leader: Much like his father, Anakin, Luke is amazingly intelligent and wise; his intelligence and wisdom rivals that of even Yoda and Palpatine. As a Jedi Commander and the leader of the New Jedi Order, Luke is a highly skilled tactician and a very capable leader.
  • Multilingual: Luke is capable of fluently speaking English, Huttese, Jawa Trade language, Shyriiwook, and Yuzz. He also claims to know twelve other common languages.

Weapons and Equipment

As a valued member of the Rebel Alliance; Luke possesses an array of weapons and equipment to assist him along the way.


As a Jedi; Luke's valued weapon and possession are his blue and green-bladed lightsabers. So far he has had two lightsabers. Luke's first lightsaber is made out of Solid Heavy-Duty metal and Black alloy, well his second lightsaber is made out of Chrome metal and Black alloy.

  • First Lightsaber: Upon arriving at Obi-Wan Kenobi's home on Tatooine, the elder Jedi Master gave Luke the lightsaber used by his father, Anakin Skywalker. The weapon was indeed the one that Obi-Wan took from Anakin after the intense fight on Mustafar. During his fight with Darth Vader on Bespin, Luke lost both his lightsaber and his hand. However, it resurfaced on Jakku and ended up in the possession of Maz Kanata, Finn and then Rey. This weapon is powered by a blue Kyber crystal. It was later presented to Luke by Rey as a sign he was needed once again.
  • Second Lightsaber: After losing his father's lightsaber on Bespin, Luke eventually returned home to Tatooine, where he not only planned to rescue Han Solo, but also to return to Obi-Wan's hut and construct a new lightsaber. His new lightsaber was based on his first mentor's weapon. After completing the weapon, he placed it in R2-D2. The weapon was seen throughout all of Return of the Jedi, and Luke used it throughout his life. Unlike its predecessor, this lightsaber has a thick green blade that is powered by a Kyber crystal.


  • Model 57 blaster pistol: Before completely utilizing the lightsaber as his weapon of choice; Luke used a Model 57 blaster pistol, a weapon similar to Han Solo's DL-44 heavy blaster pistol, along with his pilot uniform. This weapon was never seen again after The Empire Strikes Back.

Film Appearances

Revenge of the Sith

Luke and his sister Leia are born after Obi-Wan Kenobi defeated Darth Vader on Mustafar. His mother Padmé Amidala is heartbroken at Anakin's turn to the Dark Side, and dies after giving birth to them. On Yoda's consent, Luke is sent to live with his step-uncle Owen Lars and his wife Beru Whitesun, whilst his sister is sent to Senator Bail Organa for safety.

A New Hope

Luke spends nineteen years on Tatooine with Owen and Beru, who tell him that his father is a navigator on a spice freighter who died. One day, he and Owen go to get some droids to help on their farm, and they pick a protocol droid called C-3PO and an astromech droid. The astromech droid, however, malfunctions, and C-3PO recommends his astromech friend R2-D2. Later on that night, while cleaning R2, Luke finds a message that shows Princess Leia Organa requesting the help of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke wonders if she meant Ben Kenobi, a hermit who lives near the Dune Sea. He asks his uncle and aunt about it, but they refuse to talk about it. Luke goes out and looks at the two suns of Tatooine.

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Luke watching the Binary Sunset.

The next day, Luke finds that Artoo had left overnight, and he and C-3PO go out to find him. They find him near a cam of Sandpeople, and while Luke is getting a closer look, he is attacked by one. He is saved by a man in robes who frightens the Sandperson away, and then recognizes him as Ben Kenobi, who had rescued him and Biggs Darklighter a few years back. Ben brings them back to his house, where he looks at the message and reveals he is Obi-Wan, and has been in hiding for years. He tells Luke that his father, Anakin, was actually a Jedi knight killed by a Jedi turned Sith called Darth Vader. He shows Luke Anakin's old lightsaber, and offers to train him in the ways of the Force, but Luke refuses.

They then find the Jawas, who sold the droids to Luke, had been killed by the Empire, and Luke realizes their search would lead them to his house. Back home, he finds his home destroyed and his family dead. Seeing as he has nothing left on Tatooine, he decides to go with Obi-Wan and become a Jedi. They go to Mos Eisley Spaceport to find a pilot to bring them to Alderaan, and while at the bar, two men named Cornelius Evazan and Ponda Baba pick a fight with Luke, but Obi-Wan cuts off one's arm, and the two flee. They meet a pilot named Han Solo and his wookie friend Chewbacca, and they agree to take them to Alderaan in their ship, the Millennium Falcon. On the way to the ship, they are attacked by Stormtroopers, but make it out unharmed. On the way to Alderaan, Luke begins to train, and Han reveals he does not believe in the Force.

They reach where Alderaan is supposed to be, only to find it is gone. Luke sees what he thinks is a small moon, but Obi-Wan says that it is actually a space station called the Death Star. A tractor beam pulls them on board, but Luke and Han disguise as stormtroopers, and they go to a security room where they find the cell Leia is in. Obi-Wan goes to disable the tractor beam, C-3PO and R2 stay in the security room, and Luke is able to convince a doubtful Han to help rescue Leia, and they pretend Chewbacca is their prisoner. They eventually find Leia, but stormtroopers begin to shoot at them, and they escape through the garbage chute. While down there, a dianga grabs Luke, but the others are able to rescue him as the walls start closing in. However, C-3PO, who is worrying, accidentally shuts down the walls and saves the group. When the group reach the hangar, they see Obi-Wan dueling Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan allows Vader to hit him, killing him. The group escape on the Falcon, and Luke grieve for Obi-Wan.


Luke manning one of the Millennium Falcon's turrents.

On the way back to Yavin 4, the Falcon is attacked by a squad of TIE fighters. Luke and Han shoot them all down, and they successfully make it to Yavin. They give the Rebel Alliance the plans to the Death Star, and Luke is one of the pilots sent to destroy it. Before he leaves on the mission, he meets his old friend, Biggs Darklighter, who is also a part of the mission. He then finds that Han is leaving because he has got his reward money for saving Leia, and he has to pay Jabba the Hutt back.

As the battle begins many Rebels are killed, including Biggs. Eventually, it is only Luke and Wedge Antilles left along with a lone Y-Wing pilot. Wedge's ship is damaged, and Luke tells him to go back before he is killed. As Luke makes his way to the hole in the Death Star that he has to shoot in, Darth Vader is flying a TIE fighter behind him, and fires at him. Before he can kill Luke, Han and Chewbacca come and shoot Darth Vader's ship, causing it to spin into space, and Luke is guided by the spirit of Obi-Wan. With his guidance, he is able to destroy the Death Star. Back on Yavin, Luke and Han are awarded for their courage.

The Empire Strikes Back

Three years after the destruction of the Death Star, the Galactic Empire have been chasing the Rebel Alliance from planet to planet in hopes of victory. Since the Battle of Yavin, Darth Vader has been trying to find Luke, believing the Force is strong in him. The Rebels are using the icy planet Hoth as a base. While Luke is out securing the perimeter on his tauntaun, he is attacked by a wampa and brought back to its cave. He wakes up to find he is hanging upside down, and his lightsaber is stuck in the snow. He tries to use the Force to grab his lightsaber, and when he has it, he cuts himself down. The wampa comes in, but Luke slices off its arm, and runs out into the snow trying to return to Echo Base. While lying in the snow, he sees a vision of Obi-Wan telling him to go to the Dagobah system to find Jedi Master Yoda, just before he passes out. Luckily, Han comes to rescue him and cut open his tauntaun and put him inside it. Luke wakes up in the medical center while Leia and Han are arguing, and Leia kisses Luke. Luke gets ready for the Battle of Hoth, as the Empire, who have AT-ATs, come closer. Quickly into the battle, Luke's co-pilot, Zev, is killed, and Luke tries to survive on his own. He wraps a rope around the legs of one and brings it down, but then crashes himself. He grapples up to the AT-AT and cuts a hole in it with his lightsaber, and throws a grenade in, and then goes back to his ship before it explodes. After the battle, he and Artoo leave Hoth, but instead of going to the rendezvous point, they go to Dagobah to find Yoda.

Luke crash lands on Dagobah, and finds that it is a swamp. After he settles in, he begins to eat when a small green creature startles him, causing him to pull out his blaster. After the creature assures he means no harm, Luke tells him he is looking for a Jedi master named Yoda. The creature says he knows who Yoda is, and he would take him to him. While eating in the creature's hut, Luke snaps saying that they are wasting time. The creature begins to say that Luke is impatient, and Luke wonders who he is talking to. He then hears Obi-Wan's voice, and deduces that the creature is Yoda, and asks him to train him. After some persuasion, Yoda agrees, and they begin to train. Luke gets frustrated when Yoda asks him to move his sunken ship with the Force, and asks him to try, but to his amazement, Yoda does it and tells him that there is no try, he does or does not. Later, Luke goes into a part of the swamp where he brings only his lightsaber. While there, he sees a shadow approaching, and realizes it is Darth Vader. The two begins to duel, with Luke cutting of Vader's head, only to see it explode and reveal his own face. He realizes this is a vision, and goes back to Yoda. While he is training, Luke sees a vision of his friends suffering in a city of clouds. He decides to go and help them, much to Yoda's disapproval. The ghost of Obi-Wan appears and tells him to not fall to the Dark side like Vader did.


Luke about to fight Vader.

Luke and Artoo arrive in Bespin, but they are quickly split up. Luke finds his friends, who had been betrayed by Han's friend Lando Calrissian, being held prisoner by Boba Fett and some stormtroopers. They begin to shoot at him, but he makes it out safely. He goes into a chamber, but is locked in by Darth Vader, and the two begin to duel. Vader herds Luke into the carbon-freezing pit per his plan, but Luke swings out. Luke does not have enough experience to fight Vader, but he still fights nobly. During the duel, a glass window breaks, releasing a fan that begins to suck them both in. Vader knocks Luke in, but he is able to hold onto a balcony for survival. Eventually, Vader has Luke cornered on a very high balcony, and cuts his right hand off, and it goes plummeting down along with his lightsaber. Vader asks Luke if Obi-Wan told him what happened to his father, and Luke replies that he told him he killed him. However, Vader denies it, saying he is his father. Luke is horrified when he hears this, and yells in disbelief and horror. Vader then gives him the option to join the Dark side or die. Luke says he can never betray his friends, and jumps down, goes through the tunnel and hangs on to a weather vane for survival. He calls out for Leia, and she, who is on the Falcon with Chewbacca, Lando, C-3PO and R2, hears him, and they go back and rescue him.

Back on a medical ship, Luke gets a prosthetic hand and learns that Vader froze Han in carbonite and gave him to Boba Fett, who is taking him to Jabba's Palace. Lando and Chewie call saying they will find Han and Boba Fett, and Luke wishes that the Force be with them. He, Leia, C-3PO and R2 all look out into space.

Return of the Jedi

Luke sends R2 and C-3PO with a hologram of him making a deal to sell the droids in exchange for a frozen Han Solo. Jabba refuses, and takes the droids anyway. He later comes to rescue his friends, who had been captured in Jabba's Palace due to a rescue plan gone wrong. He tries to negotiate with Jabba, but Jabba tricks him and opens the trapdoor he is standing on, thus leading him to the rancor pit. Although he does not have his lightsaber, he is able to activate a door that comes down and kills the rancor. Jabba then sentences him to be fed to the sarlacc at the Great Pit of Carkoon. C-3PO, who is forced to work for Jabba, asks if Luke has any last words, and he replies that Jabba can let them go now or die, but to everyone's amusement. R2, who is on Jabba's sail barge, shoots Luke's lightsaber to him, and he begins to massacre Jabba's men on the small carriers he, Han, Chewie and a disguised Lando are on. Although Han is temporarily blind, a side effect of the carbon-freezing, he is able to shoot Boba Fett, thus sending him into the pit. Luke goes onto the sail barge and rescues Leia, who had just killed Jabba, and they swing onto the carrier the group are on, and fly away as the barge explodes.

While the other team go to the Rebel rendezvous, Luke and R2 go to Dagobah to complete Luke's training. While there, he finds Yoda dying, and asks if he can complete his training, but Yoda tells him he has no more training, but he has to face Darth Vader to become a Jedi. Luke asks if Vader is his father, and Yoda confirms it, but before he dies, he tells Luke there is another Skywalker. He then vanishes, and Luke leaves. While outside, he sees the ghost of Obi-Wan, and he asks why he told him Vader killed his father. Obi-Wan says that from a certain point of view, he was right meaning the evil Anakin Skywalker killed the good one and became Darth Vader. Luke refuses to kill his father, and asks what Yoda meant by another Skywalker. Obi-Wan tells him that he has a twin sister who he was separated from as a baby to be safe from the Empire. Luke deduces that it is Leia, and leaves. Obi-Wan tells him if he does not kill Vader, then all is lost.

Luke on Endor.

Luke goes back to the rendezvous and agrees to be part of Han's strike team for the Forest Moon of Endor. They find out that the Empire are building a new Death Star, and they would have to take out the shield generator so Lando's team can get to it. On the way to Endor, Luke sees a shuttle he senses Darth Vaderis on. Han is able to pass by easily, and they land on Endor. While exploring the forest, they encounter a squad of stormtroopers, and Han's attempt to take them out quietly fails, so Luke and Leia chase three on speeders. Luke rides with Leia, but he is able to take the speeder of another one, and he and Leia split up. Luke then crashes his and jumps off, and reflects the trooper's blasts with his lightsaber, and it kills the stormtrooper. When Luke meets with the group, he finds that Leia is missing, and they begin to search for her. While searching, they find a dead animal hung up, and Chewie runs to it, thus setting off a trap, and they are all hung in a net up high. Then little furry creatures called Ewoks come out and bring them to their village as prisoners, with C-3PO as an exception, as they treat him like a god. The Ewoks plan on cooking and eating them, but C-3PO tries to stop it, but to no avail. Luke tell him to say that if they do not let them go, then he will be very angry and use his powers on them. Luke makes it believable by using the Force to lift C-3PO up, and they set them free. They find out that is where Leia was staying, and they all have a party as C-3PO tells the Ewoks the story of what had happened since Luke joined the Rebellion. A saddened Luke, however, leaves in the middle, and Leia goes outside to see if he is okay. Here, Luke reveals to her that Vader is his father and she is his sister. Leia says that somehow she always knows that. Luke says that the longer he is with the group, he would be putting them in danger, and leaves to face Vader.


Luke is brought before the Emperor.

Luke allows himself to be captured by the Empire, and is brought to Darth Vader aboard the Death Star. Luke tries to convince him to join the Light Side, but Vader says that Anakin Skywalker is dead and he will always be Darth Vader. Vader then takes Luke to see The Emperor in his throne room. When they arrive, The Emperor orders his guards to leave, and he and Luke begin to talk. Eventually, The Emperor shows Luke that he has set up the Rebels, and they are prepared for the attack. He makes Luke watch his friends be killed trying to destroy the Death Star. He gives Luke the opportunity to take his lightsaber and kill him, but Luke refuses. With The Emperor continuously taunting him, Luke gives in and uses the Force to take his lightsaber; but as he is about to strike, Vader blocks the blow with his own lightsaber, and they duel once again. At one point, Luke jumps onto a high balcony, and when he refuses to give in to the Dark Side, Vader throws his lightsaber at the balcony, causing Luke to lose his balance and fall off. Still refusing to fight Vader, Luke hides in the darkness, and Vader tries to anger him into coming out. It is when Vader says that if Luke does not turn Leia would, that Luke comes out and begins to attack Vader. Luke has Vader cornered at a balcony, where he cuts off his dueling hand. The Emperor wants Luke to kill Vader, but after coming to his senses, Luke refuses, saying he is a Jedi like his father. The Emperor, who is outraged, shoots lightning out of his hands, trying to kill Luke, but when Vader sees Luke in pain, he grabs The Emperor and tosses him down a vast pit, thus killing him. Luke brings the mortally wounded Vader back to a ship, and wants to bring him to Endor, but Vader asks Luke to take off his mask so he can look at his son with his own two eyes. Luke does so and sees a scarred, pale white face. Luke silently cries as Anakin passes away, and he gets on a shuttle and leaves just as Lando destroys the Death Star.

Back on Endor, there is a celebration in honor of the defeat of the Empire, which Luke joins after lighting a funeral pyre for his father. While at the party, Luke sees the ghosts of Obi-Wan, Yoda, and Anakin. They all smile as they look at Luke, and he smiles back.

The Force Awakens

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The elderly Luke Skywalker in The Force Awakens.

Sometime after the Battle of Endor, Luke became a Jedi Master. Initially, Luke does not make a physical appearance for almost the entire film. However, he is mentioned by his old friend and brother-in-law, Han Solo, and several others; Luke tried to establish an New Jedi Order and started training an new generation of Jedi Knights, the first of Luke's students was his nephew Ben Solo and several other Force-users. His nephew, unfortunately, fall to the Dark side, as Snoke preyed on Ben's internal conflict, Ben then became known as as Kylo Ren, and aided by the Knights of Ren, killed most, if not, all of Luke's students.

Luke was one of the few, quite possibly the last, who managed to survive and escape the Jedi massacre and this devastating tragedy greatly delayed his plan to restore the Jedi Order to its former glory. In the aftermath of the Jedi massacre, Luke was deeply grieved and wracked with guilt, blaming himself for his students' deaths and Ben's turn to the dark side. Luke then mysteriously disappeared, vanishing into self-imposed exile; as he chose to seek out the First Jedi Temple.

The First Order under the orders of Snoke, are to find and kill Luke, as Snoke knows that as long as Luke is alive, an new generation of Jedi Knights can rise again. Luke finally makes a physical appearance at the end of the film, but does not speak; Luke is found on the planet Ahch-To, which dotted with islands, by the Force-sensitive scavenger Rey, and his friends R2-D2 and Chewbacca. Rey presents Luke with his father's lightsaber, showing the elderly Jedi Master that he is needed once more and that he stands as the last hope in the galaxy.

Video games


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Luke Skywalker appeared in Disney INFINITY's third installment as a playable character. He is playable in the Rise Against the Empire Play Set, and can also be used in the Twilight of the Republic and The Force Awakens play sets if the player collects his champion coin in each play set. Like all the other characters, he is playable in the Toy Box 3.0. In his skill tree, his special move is his Force Dash.

In the Rise Against the Empire Play Set, which is an alternate storyline of the original trilogy, he escapes the Death Star with Leia, Han and Chewie, following C-3PO and R2-D2 in an escape pod that heads to Tatooine. As soon as they land, they travel to Ben's house, where they tell Ben that R2 has the plans to defeat the Empire, and that they must send R2 to Alderaan. Before they leave, Ben shows Luke the lightsaber that Anakin used, telling him that Vader killed his father. Eventually, the group get enough credit to buy the Millennium Falcon from Jabba the Hutt, and begin to search for Alderaan. However, when they get to its spot, they find that it had already been destroyed by the Death Star, and then the Millennium Falcon gets sucked in by the Death Star's tractor beam. While Ben goes to find Vader, Luke travels around the Death Star with Han, Leia and Chewie to deactivate the tractor beam's power supplies. When they get back to the Millennium Falcon, an army of stormtroopers is waiting. After the stormtroopers are defeated, they notice Ben in a lightsaber duel with Vader. Ben is killed by Vader, just before Luke leaves with the others, feeling deeply saddened by Ben's death. With the plans, Luke and the others manage to destroy the Death Star.

Afterwards, they head to Hoth to settle in the base. Soon, the Empire finds them, using AT-AT Walkers to attack them. Successfully, Luke and the others take the AT-ATs down before they can destroy the base. After taking the soldiers to the evacuation point, Vader arrives along with an army of stormtroopers, revealing to Luke that he is his father. Shocked by this, Luke announces that he will never join the Dark Side, just before he leaves with Han, Leia, 3PO and R2 on the Millennium Falcon to go to Endor to destroy a shield generator that is shielding a second Death Star. After the shield is down, Luke travels to the second Death Star to face Vader, while Leia, Han and Chewie join him. The moment they meet Vader, they get into a battle with him. Palpatine soon attempts to kill Luke with his powers, while holding his friends back, but Vader reforms and throws Palpatine into the pit. Before Vader dies, he admits to Luke that he was right about that there was some good in him. The group then get into the Millennium Falcon and work together to destroy the second Death Star, with their celebration taking place on Endor.

Behind the Scenes

In early drafts of the Star Wars story, Luke Skywalker's role of farmboy-turned-Jedi hero was filled by Annikin Starkiller, a character who combined the traits of Luke and Prequel-era Anakin Skywalker. The name Starkiller was changed to "Skywalker", which had less violent connotations, late in the script's development. "Starkiller" later became the name of Darth Vader's secret apprentice in the video game the Force Unleashed

Luke Skywalker was portrayed by Mark Hamill in the Star Wars Original Trilogy, the Star Wars Holiday Special, and other media, including a commercial for the New Jedi Order book series Robot Chicken: Star Wars, and an episode of the Muppet Show. In Revenge of the Sith, Aidan Barton briefly appeared as the infants Luke and Leia. Several voice actors have portrayed Luke in Star Wars radio dramas and video games, including Bob Bergen, Joshua Fardon and Mark Benninghofen.


The Disney Wiki has an article focusing on the relationships of Luke Skywalker.


The Disney Wiki has a collection of images and media related to Luke Skywalker.


  • Robby Benson auditioned to play Luke, but lost this role to Mark Hamill.
  • In 2008, the character was selected by Empire magazine as the 54th greatest movie character of all time.
  • Luke is listed at number 14, of the 100 Greatest Fictional Characters.
  • He is similar to Simba from The Lion King. They seek to save the setting from a tyrannical figure (Simba saves the Pride Lands from Scar, while Luke saves the galaxy from Emperor Palpatine), and they both see the ghosts of their respective fathers (Simba sees Mufasa, while Luke sees Anakin), who each coincidentally had been voiced by James Earl Jones.


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Sith/Dark Jedi: Darth Vader | Palpatine | Darth Maul | Count Dooku | Asajj Ventress | Kylo Ren | The Grand Inquisitor | Fifth Brother | Sixth Brother | Seventh Sister | Eighth Brother
Bounty Hunters: Boba Fett | Bossk | Greedo | Jango Fett | Dengar
Clones/Stormtroopers: Clone Troopers | Rex | Wolffe | Gregor | Cody | Stormtroopers | Sandtroopers | Snowtroopers | Scout Troopers | Death Troopers | First Order Stormtroopers | Flametroopers | First Order Snowtroopers | Shoretroopers
Others from Prequel Trilogy: Padmé Amidala | General Grievous | Sebulba | Max Rebo | Clegg Holdfast | Bail Organa | Jar Jar Binks
Others from Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Hondo Ohnaka | Cham Syndulla | Cad Bane | Numa | Bo-Katan Kryze | Saw Gerrera
Others from Star Wars Rebels: Garazeb Orrelios | Sabine Wren | Hera Syndulla | Agent Kallus | Cikatro Vizago | Zare Leonis | Maketh Tua | Valen Rudor | Cumberlayne Aresko | Myles Grint | Zare Leonis | Jai Kell | Tseebo | Azmorigan | Gall Trayvis | Imperial Combat Drivers | Kassius Konstantine | Quarrie | Ketsu Onyo | Brom Titus | Ryder Azadi | Ephraim and Mira Bridger | Thrawn | Arihnda Pryce | Chava | Gron | Fenn Rau | The Bendu | Gar Saxon | Jun Sato | Mart Mattin | Gooti Terez | Jonner Jin | Morad Sumar
Others from Original Trilogy: Leia Organa | Han Solo | Chewbacca | Lando Calrissian | Wilhuff Tarkin | Admiral Ackbar | Mon Mothma | Wedge Antilles | Wicket W. Warrick | Owen Lars | Beru Whitesun Lars | Bib Fortuna | Figran D'an and the Modal Nodes | Emperor's Royal Guard | Salacious Crumb | TIE Pilots | AT-AT drivers | Rebel Pilots | Nien Nunb | Jabba the Hutt
Others from Sequel Trilogy: Rey | Finn | Poe Dameron | Lor San Tekka | Captain Phasma | Maz Kanata | General Hux | First Order TIE Pilots | Supreme Leader Snoke | Sidon Ithano | Tasu Leech | Teedo | Unkar Plutt | Snap Wexley
Star Wars Stories: Jyn Erso | Cassian Andor | Bodhi Rook | Krennic | Chirrut Îmwe | Baze Malbus | Galen Erso | Lyra Erso | Pao | Imperial Hovertank Pilots | Edrio | Bistan | Weeteef Cyubee


R2-D2 | C-3PO | RX-24 | G2-9T | G2-4T | Aly San San | R2-MK | Gonk droids | C1-10P | ROX-N | WEG-1618 | AC-38 | R5-D2 | BB-8 | Probe Droid | ID9 Seeker Droid | AP-5 | K-2SO | Battle Droids | C2-B5 | Kalani | Droidekas | R3-A3 | Imperial Sentry Droid | EXD-9


Wampa | Sarlacc | Tauntaun | Bantha | Ewoks | Wookiees | Gungans | Twi'leks | Jawas | Togruta | Gran | Rodians | Gamorreans | Ugnaughts | Tusken Raiders | Mon Calamari | Womp Rats | Dianoga | Dewbacks | Space Slug | Loth-cat | Fyrnock | Purrgil | Convor | Rancor | Krykna | Reek | Lasat | Rathtar | Mynock | Puffer Pig | Geonosian


Star Wars Rebels
Shorts: The Machine in the Ghost | Art Attack | Entanglement | Property of Ezra Bridger
Season One: Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion | Droids in Distress | Fighter Flight | Rise of the Old Masters | Breaking Ranks | Out of Darkness | Empire Day | Gathering Forces | Path of the Jedi | Idiot's Array | Vision of Hope | Call to Action | Rebel Resolve | Fire Across the Galaxy
Season Two: Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal | The Lost Commanders | Relics of the Old Republic | Always Two There Are | Brothers of the Broken Horn | Wings of the Master | Blood Sisters | Stealth Strike | The Future of the Force | Legacy | A Princess on Lothal | The Protector of Concord Dawn | Legends of the Lasat | The Call | Homecoming | The Honorable Ones | Shroud of Darkness | The Forgotten Droid | The Mystery of Chopper Base | Twilight of the Apprentice
Season Three: Star Wars Rebels: Steps Into Shadow | The Holocrons of Fate | The Antilles Extraction | Hera's Heroes | The Last Battle | Imperial Super Commandos | Iron Squadron | The Wynkahthu Job | An Inside Man | Visions and Voices | Ghosts of Geonosis | Warhead | Trials of the Darksaber | Legacy of Mandalore | Through Imperial Eyes


Rebel Alliance | Galactic Empire | Jedi | Confederacy of Independent Systems | Sith | Galactic Republic | Mandalorian | First Order | Resistance | Inquisitorius | Jedi Temple Guards | Church of the Force | New Republic


Lightsaber | Blaster | Ezra's Energy Slingshot | Holocron | Bo-Rifle | Kyber crystal | Synthetic kyber crystal | Darksaber


StarSpeeder 3000 | Millennium Falcon | X-Wing | Y-Wing | A-Wing | B-Wing | U-Wing | T-70 X-Wing Fighter | Snowspeeder | Naboo Starfighter | Anakin Skywalker's Podracer | Imperial Shuttle | Imperial Star Destroyer | Slave I | TIE Fighter | TIE Advanced x1 | TIE Bomber | TIE Interceptor | TIE Advanced v1 | TIE Defender | First Order TIE fighter | First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter | TIE Striker | Jedi Starfighter | AT-ST | AT-AT | AT-ACT | Super Star Destroyer | Jedi Mickey's Starfighter | Blockade Runner | StarSpeeder 1000 | Ghost | Phantom/Phantom II | AT-DP | Imperial Speeder Bike | 614-AvA Speeder Bike | Imperial Landing Craft | EF76 Nebulon-B escort frigate | AT-TE | Imperial Freighter | First Order Star Destroyer | Imperial Interdictor | Hammerhead Corvette | Sato's Hammer | Nightbrother


Tatooine | Death Star | Alderaan | Yavin 4 | Hoth | Dagobah | Yoda's Hut | Cloud City | Bespin | Death Star II | Endor | Ryloth | Naboo | Coruscant | Jedi Temple | Kamino | Geonosis | Kashyyyk | Mustafar | Mandalore | Lothal | Lothal Jedi Temple | Jakku | Starkiller Base | Takodana | D'Qar | Ahch-To | First Jedi Temple | Atollon | Garel | Malachor | Malachor Sith Temple | Wobani | Ring of Kafrene | Eadu | Scarif | Jedha | Dathomir


Star Wars: Star Tours (toy line) | Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends

See Also

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Cruella's car | Ratcatcher | Pumpkin Coach | Lightsaber | Darkwing Duck's gas gun | Black Pearl | Identity Disc | Plasma Cannon Mark I | Candy Kart | King Candy's Royal Racer | Pizza Planet truck | Recognizer | Light Runner | Pixar Ball | The Jolly Roger (Disney Parks version) | The Electric Mayhem Bus | Baseball Launcher

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Mickey and Friends: Mickey | Minnie | Donald | Daisy | Goofy | Pluto | Chip and Dale | Oswald | Ortensia | Duffy | ShellieMay | Huey, Dewey and Louie | José Carioca | Panchito Pistoles | Clarabelle Cow | Horace Horsecollar | Max Goof | Clarice | Pete | Scrooge McDuck | Ludwig Von Drake
Pooh and Pals: Pooh | Tigger | Piglet | Eeyore | Rabbit | Owl | Roo | Kanga | Gopher | Christopher Robin | Lumpy
Lilo & Stitch: Stitch | Lilo | Scrump | Pleakley | Jumba | Angel | Leroy | Dr. Hämsterviel | Ugly Duckling
Silly Symphonies: Donald Duck | Big Bad Wolf | Practical Pig | Fiddler Pig | Fifer Pig | Ugly Duckling
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Snow White | Evil Queen | Doc | Grumpy | Happy | Bashful | Sneezy | Sleepy | Dopey
Pinocchio: Pinocchio | Jiminy Cricket | Figaro | Cleo | Gepetto | Blue Fairy | Honest John and Gideon | Lampwick | Monstro
Fantasia: Mickey | Yen Sid | Chernabog | Hyacinth Hippo | Ben Ali Gator
Dumbo: Dumbo
Bambi: Bambi | Thumper | Miss Bunny
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad: Mr. Toad
Cinderella: Cinderella | Jaq and Gus | Prince Charming | Fairy Godmother | | Lady Tremaine | Lucifer | Suzy | Perla | Bruno
Alice in Wonderland: Alice | Mad Hatter | March Hare | Dormouse | White Rabbit | Cheshire Cat | Tweedle Dee | Tweedle Dum | Queen of Hearts | King of Hearts | Absolem | Dinah | Oysters
Peter Pan: Peter Pan | Tinker Bell | Wendy Darling | John Darling | Michael Darling | Captain Hook | Mr Smee | Nana | Tick Tock | Tiger Lily
Lady and the Tramp: Lady | Tramp | Si and Am
Sleeping Beauty: Aurora | Phillip | Maleficent | Flora | Fauna | Merryweather
One Hundred and One Dalmatians: Cruella De Vil | Lucky | Patch | Rolly
The Jungle Book: Mowgli | Baloo | Bagheera | Shere Khan | Kaa | King Louie | Hathi, Jr. | Raksha
Pete's Dragon: Elliott
The Aristocats: Marie | Berlioz | Toulouse | Duchess | Thomas O'Malley
The Rescuers: Bernard | Bianca
The Little Mermaid: Ariel | Flounder | Sebastian | Eric | Ursula | Triton | Max | Scuttle
Beauty and the Beast: Belle | Beast | Lumière | Cogsworth | Mrs. Potts | Chip | Maurice | Philippe | Gaston
Aladdin: Aladdin | Abu | Genie | Jasmine | Jafar | Sultan | Iago | Rajah
The Lion King: Simba | Nala | Timon | Pumbaa | Zazu | Rafiki | Scar | Ed
Chicken Little: Chicken Little
The Princess and the Frog: Dr. Facilier
Tangled: Rapunzel | Flynn Rider | Pascal | Maximus | Mother Gothel
Frozen: Anna | Elsa | Olaf | Kristoff | Sven | Hans | Snowgies
Big Hero 6: Hiro | Baymax | Fred | Wasabi | Honey Lemon | Go Go Tomago | Tadashi Hamada | Yokai | Mochi
Zootopia: Judy Hopps | Nick Wilde | Mayor Lionheart | Flash | Yax | Gazelle | Chief Bogo | Clawhauser | Finnick | Mr. Big | Bellwether | Jerry Jumbeaux Jr.
Moana: Moana | Maui | Pua | Heihei | Tamatoa | Kakamora
The Nightmare Before Christmas: Jack Skellington | Sally | Zero | Lock, Shock, and Barrel | Oogie Boogie | Dr. Finkelstein | Mayor of Halloween Town | Santa Claus
Phineas and Ferb: Perry


Toy Story: Woody | Buzz Lightyear | Hamm | Alien | Jessie | Rex | Bullseye | Stinky Pete | Lotso
Monsters, Inc.: Sulley | Mike | Boo | Randall | Celia | Roz | Fungus | George Sanderson
Finding Nemo: Nemo | Dory | Marlin | Crush | Bruce | Destiny | Bailey | Hank | Deb | Squirt | Nigel | Gill | Sheldon | Pearl | Darla | Charlie | Jenny
Inside Out: Joy | Sadness | Anger | Disgust | Fear | Bing Bong
The Good Dinosaur: Arlo

Disney Parks

Monorail | Walter E. Disney | Dumbo | Mad Tea Party | Splash Mountain | Astro Orbiter | Matterhorn Bobsleds | Haunted Mansion | Albert | Orange Bird | Pirates of the Caribbean | Jungle Cruise


The Avengers: Iron Man | Captain America | Thor | The Hulk | Black Widow | Hawkeye | Falcon | War Machine | Winter Soldier | Ant-Man | Black Panther | Vision | Sharon Carter
Ultimate Spider-Man: Spider-Man | Venom | Green Goblin | Miles Morales | Lizard | Rhino | Doctor Octopus | Iron Spider | Spider-Gwen | Kraven the Hunter | Hobgoblin
Guardians of the Galaxy: Star-Lord | Gamora | Rocket Raccoon | Groot | Drax
Marvel's Women of Power: Wasp | Elektra | Captain Marvel | She-Hulk | Spider-Woman
Marvel Icons: Daredevil | Doctor Strange | Ghost Rider | Ms. Marvel | Thanos

Star Wars

Luke Skywalker | Han Solo | Princess Leia | C-3PO | R2-D2 | Darth Vader | Yoda | Chewbacca | Stormtrooper | Wicket | Jabba the Hutt | Obi-Wan Kenobi | Queen Amidala | Jar Jar Binks | Darth Maul | Sebulba | Jango Fett | Aayla Secura | Anakin Skywalker | Mace Windu | Count Dooku | Plo Koon | Dewback | Rey | Finn | BB-8 | Kylo Ren | Poe Dameron | Captain Phasma

The Muppets

Kermit | Miss Piggy | Fozzie Bear | Rowlf | Gonzo | Animal | The Swedish Chef

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