|“||Never. I'll never turn to the dark side. You've failed, your highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.||„|
|~ Luke Skywalker defies Palpatine in Return of The Jedi.|
|“||Red five standing by.||„|
|~ Luke reporting before the Battle of Yavin.|
|“||Is Darth Vader my father?||„|
|~ Luke to a dying Yoda.|
Luke Skywalker is one of the protagonists of the Star Wars franchise. He is an incredible Jedi who would grow up to defeat the Galactic Empire. He is the son of Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala, the twin brother of Leia Organa, the uncle of Ben Solo, and the second Jedi Padawan of Obi-Wan Kenobi (after his father) and Yoda (after Count Dooku).
He is one of the three protagonists (alongside his father Anakin and Rey) of the Skywalker Saga, serving as the protagonist of the original trilogy, a minor character in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and a major character in the sequel trilogy, appearing as a minor yet pivotal character in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, the titular deuteragonist of Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi and a posthumous character in Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker. He also made a cameo appearance in the Star Wars Rebels Season Three episode Twin Suns, and would appear in the Disney+ live-action TV series' The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.
He is famously portrayed by Mark Hamill (who is also well-known for playing numerous different versions of the iconic villain The Joker, and also voiced Corey Anders in Jeannie and Skips in Regular Show), as Aiden Barton played the character as an infant in Revenge of the Sith, Max Lloyd Jones physically played the character in The Mandalorian, and Grant Feely played the character young in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Luke has also been voiced by C. Andrew Nelson, Joshua Fardon, Bob Bergen (who also voiced Porky Pig and Tweety Bird in Tiny Toon Adventures and New Loony Tunes, Shougo Yahagi in Streamline Pics, and Mr. Peabody in Ridley Jones), Lloyd Floyd, Matt Lanter (who also voiced Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Eric Bauza (who also voiced Scrooge McDuck in The Legend of the Three Caballeros and Puss in Boots in the titular series), Christopher Corey Smith (who also voiced Sun Wukong in Journey to the West), Anthony Hansen, and Matthew Mercer (who also voiced Kurtis Stryker in Mortal Kombat, Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil: Vendetta, and Robin in Batman: Arkham Knight).
|“||This one, a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away. To the future. To the horizon. Never his mind on where he was… what he was doing! Adventure, heh! Excitement, heh!… A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless!||„|
|~ Yoda to Luke.|
Much like his father, Anakin Skywalker, Luke is intelligent, wise, selfless, brave, prideful, impulsive, and loyal. 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 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 better control over his emotions and temper than his father, Luke still has his moments of losing his patience and temper. This was noticeable when Vader spoke of making Leia fall to the dark side, and Luke angrily bested him in their duel on the Death Star.
In the sequel series: Luke was reclusive and bitter after failing his pupil and nephew Ben Solo, and feeling that he had failed Leia too. Ben Solo was like his grandfather who seduced to the dark side by a resurrected Palpatine and name him Kylo Ren. Why Luke went into exile was because he wanted to die as the last of the Jedi, until he was confronted by Rey and later the spirit of Yoda. After his death and becoming a Force spirit, Luke became more of his old self, encouraging Rey to take up the mantel of the Jedi and confront Palpatine once and for all.
Powers and Abilities
- The Force: As the son of the Chosen One, Anakin Skywalker, Luke is immensely powerful, and has an amazingly strong connection to the Force, stronger than any Force user currently alive. Luke's Force potential is equal to that of even his father. 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 offensive or defensive purposes.
- Force Push: Luke utilizes Force Push to send his opponents flying through the air, causing them serious injury or temporarily incapacitating them/knocked them unconscious.
- Force Pull: Luke utilizes Force Pull to pull objects towards him or rip apart Star ships.
- Force Grip: Luke utilized Force Grip to lift his opponents off the ground and into the air to immobilize them. He also can hold a ship together with the Force.
- Force Wound/Kill: Luke can use the dark side to destroy opponents internal organs.
- Force Choke: Luke utilizes Force Choke to either weaken, kill or intimidate his opponents.
- Force Crush: Luke utilizes Force Crush to crush objects, including droids.
- Saber Throw: Luke can throw his lightsaber or another weapon and guide it with the Force
- 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. He can make people sleep.
- Telepathy: Luke utilizes Telepathy to mentally communicate over small or vast distances with other individuals or learn their names and plans of attack; his telepathy is so powerful, that he was able to contact literally all the Jedi across the galaxy to Ossus to make the announcement of him taking on the role as Grand Master of the New Jedi Order and to issue his views about the role of the New Order to his Jedi. He also, while mindwalking and physically across the galaxy commanded Sabba to attack Abeloth.
- 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, or impending danger and the presence of the Dark Side.
- Force Lightning: Conjuring the power of the dark side though his living hand, Luke can throw a ball of lightning power enough to knock down a great statue, or unleash chain lightning to kill whole squads of foes.
- Force Vision: Luke utilizes Force Vision, to have visions of the past, the present and the future; however, like all force users, his visions were not always clear or sometimes had visions even when he was not utilizing this power at will. By choosing what futures to look into, Luke scammed Darth Caedus.
- Force Healing: Luke utilizes Force Healing, to heal himself or other sentient beings, remove poison, slow down his bloodstream, or even resurrect his own dead cells.
- Force Speed: Luke utilizes Force Speed, to move at amazing speed.
- Force Jump: Luke utilizes Force Jump, to jump or leap at great distances.
- Force Scent: Luke can boost his sense of smell.
- Force Rage: Luke utilizes Force Rage to channel his anger to increase his speed, strength and ferocity. However, doing so runs the risk of being corrupted by the Dark Side and he may make poor decisions to cause his foes more pain rather than winning the battle while in this state.
- Tutaminis: Luke utilizes Tutaminis to dissipate concentrated energy such as blasterbolts or lightsaber blades.
- Force Blast: Luke can blast his foes.
- Ionize: Luke utilizes Ionize to overload and damage electronic systems, such as droids.
- Battle Meditation: Luke utilizes Battle Meditation to boosted the morale, stamina, and battle prowess of his allies while simultaneously reducing his opponents' combat-effectiveness by eroding their will to fight.
- Force Deflection: Luke can absorb and reflect Force powers used on him.
- Blood Trail: Luke utilizes Blood Trail, to use his own blood to mark his target(s) and track them through the blood mark using the Force in case they escaped.
- Inspire: Luke can use the Force to improve the morale of his alies.
- Dopplegänger: Luke can project images of himself across the galaxy, and shape his appearance in these apprence as he sees fit. His use of the dark side in this case even allows him to physically manipulate objects his apparition touches.
- Force Stealth: Luke utilizes Force Stealth to mask his force alignment or even his entire presence from other force users.
- Force Cloak: Luke utilizes Force Cloak to manipulate light and sound waves around himself, rendering him invisible or disguised to visual and audio, as well as from living individuals, droids, and other non-living individuals. Luke can even hide from the Force and become impossible to detect.
- Force Flight: Luke can fly with the Force, though he believes he can only do this in low G.
- Illusion: Luke can make illusions, even hiding a whole ship and making a false image fly away, though only by giving into his anger and using the dark side can he do such a grand decoy.
- Shatterpoint: Luke utilizes Shatterpoint to perceive faults through the force.
- Electric Judgment: Luke utilizes Electric Judgment to kill or knock his opponents unconscious with light side lightning.
- Pyrokinesis: Luke utilizes Pyrokinesis to manipulate and generate fire and heat by rubbing air molecules together.
- Fold Space: Luke utilizes Force Space, to bend space to instantly transport an object or himself between places, though he never bothered using it in combat except while in Oneness.
- Ayna-seff: Luke utilizes Ayna-seff to suffuse his body with a low level of electromagnetic radiation, and makes his brain activity undetectable, and can be used to control or shoot lightning without the use of the dark side.
- Force Light: Luke utilizes Force Light to weaken a Dark Side user's connection to the Force/the Dark side of the Force.
- Mindwalking: Luke can go Beyond Shadows, to an extent and power that only Abeloth and Darth Krayt himself can equal.
- Mnemotherapy: Luke utilizes Mnemotherapy to visualize the target's memories and eradicate them.
- Force Ghost: Should Luke be slain, he can transcend death as a ghost.
- Oneness: Luke utilizes Oneness to achieve a state of partial transcendency into the Force to temporarily strengthen his power in the Force, though often at a great cost to his flesh. This notably allowed him to to generate a shell of golden lightning around himself and teleport.
- Golden Flash: Luke, while in Oneness, can unleash a blast of Force energy that manifests as a yellow torrent of flame, disintegrating his opponents.
- Telekinesis: Luke utilizes Telekinesis for either offensive or defensive purposes.
- Lightsaber Skills: Despite his minimal level of training, Luke is highly skilled in lightsaber combat and he is an extremely gifted duelist. After only one brief session with Obi-Wan Kenobi, he was able to hold his own against 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 three 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. With Yoda, 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 in single combat. Before he received much training, he relied on his Force sense and his reflexes to use the blade. Luke has studied Jedi and Banate Sith lightsaber tactics.
- Form I: Luke is highly skilled in Shii Cho.
- Form III: Luke is highly skilled in Soresu.
- Form IV: Luke is highly skilled in Ataru.
- Form V: Luke is a master in Shien/Djem So.
- Jar'Kai: Luke is highly skilled in Jar'Kai.
- Strong style: Luke is very skilled in Strong style.
- Cho mai: Luke is highly skilled in Cho mai.
- Dun Möch: Luke is highly skilled in utilizing the very opposite of Dun Möch.
- Expert Hand-To-Hand Combatant: Luke is highly skilled in unarmed combat.
- Loremaster: Luke knows of a huge breadth of Jedi, Sith, Witch, and historical lore, as well as Force powers, even understanding ones he can’t use such as Force Storm.
- Expert Marksman: Luke is highly skilled in utilizing blaster pistols.
- Master Pilot: Luke is highly skilled in piloting various speeders and every type of flying craft. His piloting skills are equal to his father's, Anakin Skywalker's piloting skills; he is best star-pilot in the galaxy currently alive.
- Master Engineer: Much like his father, Anakin, Luke is amazingly skilled in engineering. He was able to successfully construct his own green bladed lightsaber in his first try, despite his limited knowledge of the ways of the Jedi at the time. He also can build ships. Luke also made a holocron.
- Genius-Level Intellect/Master Tactician/Leader: Much like his father, Anakin, Luke is amazingly intelligent. As the mentor of the New Jedi, Luke is shown to be very wise.
- Multilingual: Luke is capable of fluently speaking Galactic Basic, Huttese, Jawa Trade language, Shyriiwook, and Yuzz. He also claims to know twelve other common languages.
- Luke's only known weakness is Water due to him never learning how to swim.
- Robby Benson auditioned to play Luke, but lost this role to Mark Hamill. On the other hand, Robert Englund, Hamill's friend, auditioned for the role of Han Solo, but lost out to Harrison Ford.
- In 2008, the character was selected by Empire magazine as the 50th greatest movie character of all time.
- Luke is listed at number 14, of the Fandomania.com 100 Greatest Fictional Characters.
- Someone photoshopped Sebastian Stan to Luke and would be rumored to be him.
- Luke returns in the Angry Birds Star Wars franchise, and he appears in both games but is only playable in the game centered on the original trilogy but can be summoned via character swap in the prequel game. Like his father, Luke is portrayed by the Red Bird. He also can swing his lightsaber when he is activated.
- Luke appeared in the season two finale of The Mandalorian, rescuing Grogu, Din Djarin, and their allies from Moff Gideon's Dark Troopers. For this appearance Luke was voiced by Mark Hamill and portrayed by Max Lloyd Jones, with Matt Rugetti providing stunts. CGI was used to give Jones the younger Luke's face. The character would also appear in the first season of The Book of Boba Fett, with Scott Lang appearing as a stunt double.
- In the novel of Star Wars future, Luke wasn't reclusive and he was married and had a son name Ben Skywalker.
- Luke Skywalker at the Star Wars databank
- Luke Skywalker on the Disney Wiki
- Luke Skywalker on the Star Wars Wiki