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Complete Guide to Starwarsology

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Chapter Two: Characters

This chapter of this book will describe Star Wars characters.

Chapter Two: Characters/Luke Skywalker

"I am a Jedi, like my father before me."
—Luke Skywalker, Return of the Jedi

Canon[edit | edit source]

Luke Skywalker (19 BBY, Polis Massa-unknown date, unknown place) is a Force-sensitive Human male famous for the wars he combat.

He's the son of the recently fallen Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, now the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader and Senator Padmé Amidala, former Queen of Naboo.

Shortly before his and his sister Leia's births, the two twins are separated: Leia is adopted by Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan and Luke is transported to Tatooine, where his uncles lives with him and the survived Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi lived near to his house.

Chapter Two: Characters/Skywalker family

This article is a list of all Luke Skywalker's relatives.

"She [Leia Organa] has the Skywalker anger…like her brother…like her father."
—Sheev Palpatine, Star Wars: Dark Empire #4: Emperor Reborn

Family tree[edit | edit source]

  • Canon
  • Legends
  • Both

First generation[edit | edit source]

  • Shmi Skywalker Lars
  • Cliegg Lars

Second generation[edit | edit source]

  • Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader (Shmi and the Force's son)
  • Owen Lars (Shmi and Cliegg's son)
  • Beru Whitesun Lars
  • Padmé Amidala Skywalker (born Padmé Naberrie)

Third generation[edit | edit source]

Fourth generation[edit | edit source]

Chapter Three: Media/Cinema and TV

Since 1977, various films and television productions set in the Star Wars universe have been released, starting with the original film Star Wars.

Theatrical films[edit | edit source]

Original trilogy[edit | edit source]

The original trilogy is the middle chapter of the so-called "Skywalker saga", and has been first released between 1977 and 1983, though its films had several alterations through the years (beginning with the mono mix print of Star Wars, released circa one month after the stereo version) from which it greatly differed, especially for the 1997 Special Editions and the 2004 DVD releases.

Star Wars (retitled "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" in 1981)[edit | edit source]

Star Wars is the first film in the saga, written and directed by George Lucas, produced by Gary Kurtz (though the 1997 Special Edition is produced by Rick McCallum, who also produced the prequel films), shot in 35 mm by Gilbert Taylor. The film was first released on 25 May, 1977 in the United States as a Dolby or mono mix 35 mm or 6-tracks 70 mm film by 20th Century Fox.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back[edit | edit source]

The Empire Strikes Back is the second film in the saga, directed by Irvin Kershner, and produced by Gary Kurtz (though like Star Wars, the Special Edition was produced by Rick McCallum). It was written by George Lucas.

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi[edit | edit source]

Return of the Jedi is the third film produced in the saga. It takes place after Episode V:The Empire Strikes Back and before Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It was written by George Lucas, with Lawrence Kasdan.

References[edit | edit source]

Chapter Three: Media/Books

Several novels, activity books and comic books about Star Wars were wrote.

Some novels were novelizations or spin-offs of Star Wars films and TV productions, other feature characters created outside the G canon (works by George Lucas).

Books of...[edit | edit source]

Star Wars/Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)[edit | edit source]

There are nine full adaptations of Star Wars, sixteen partial ones, twenty-nine comic books (with two trade paperbacks), an activity book, four book-and-records, eight non-in-universe books about the filming and six guides and reference books.

Full adaptations[edit | edit source]

  • Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker (later Star Wars IV: A New Hope/Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope) (1976, novelization), by Alan Dean Foster[N 1]
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (later Star Wars Trilogy: A New Hope) (2004, Star Wars Legends junior novelization), by Ryder Windham
    • Star Wars: A New Hope (2017, reboot junior novelization), by Ryder Windham, edited by Emil Fortune
  • Star Wars (1996, Mighty Chronicles novelization), by John Whitman
  • Classic Star Wars: A New Hope (1995, Random House novelization), by Larry Weinberg
  • A New Hope: The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy (2015, story retelling), by Alexandra Bracken
  • William Shakespeare's Star Wars (Verily, A New Hope) (2013, William Shakespeare's Star Wars adaptation), by Ian Doescher
  • Choose Your Own Star Wars Adventure: A New Hope (1998, Choose Your Own Star Wars Adventure novelization), by Christopher Golden
  • Star Wars: A Storybook (1997, young reader storybook), by J.J. Gardner
  1. This novel, modified multiple times, was originally ghostwritten by Alan Dean Foster as "George Lucas", the name of the film's script's author