25 Facts About Anakin Skywalker


The character is the central antagonist of the original trilogy and, as Anakin Skywalker, is one of the main protagonists throughout the prequel trilogy.

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Originally a slave on Tatooine, Anakin Skywalker is a Jedi prophesied to bring balance to the Force.

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Vader ultimately redeems himself by saving his son, Luke Anakin Skywalker, and killing Palpatine, sacrificing his own life in the process.

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Anakin Skywalker battled Obi-Wan on a volcano and was badly wounded, but was then reborn as Vader.

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Ahsoka and Anakin Skywalker's relationship was seen as an essential story arc spanning both the animated film and Clone Wars television series.

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Anakin Skywalker'svoice was digitally recreated by the company Respeecher for use in Obi-Wan Kenobi using artificial intelligence, and Jones later signed over the rights to his performance for future Star Wars productions.

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Anakin Skywalker has been voiced by Mat Lucas for the 2003 micro-series Clone Wars, and by Matt Lanter in the CGI animated film The Clone Wars, the television series of the same name and for Anakin Skywalker's small roles in the animated series Rebels and Forces of Destiny.

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Eric Bui, a psychiatrist at University of Toulouse Hospital, argued at the 2007 American Psychiatric Association convention that Anakin Skywalker meets six of the nine diagnostic criteria for borderline personality disorder, one more than necessary for a diagnosis.

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The redeemed Anakin Skywalker asks Luke to remove his mask, and admits that there was still good in him after all as he dies peacefully in his son's arms.

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In Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, which takes place 32 years before A New Hope, Anakin Skywalker appears as a nine-year-old slave living on Tatooine with his mother Shmi .

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Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn meets Anakin Skywalker after making an emergency landing on Tatooine with Queen of Naboo Padme Amidala .

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Qui-Gon learns from Shmi that Anakin Skywalker was conceived without a father and can foresee the future.

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Palpatine, newly elected as the Galactic Republic's Chancellor, befriends Anakin Skywalker and tells him he will "watch [his] career with great interest".

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Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker confront Dooku, but the Sith Lord beats them both in a lightsaber duel and severs Anakin Skywalker's arm.

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In Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, set three years after Attack of the Clones, Anakin Skywalker is a Jedi Knight and a hero of the Clone Wars.

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Desperate to save Padme, Anakin Skywalker intervenes on Palpatine's behalf and disarms Windu, allowing Palpatine to kill him.

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Anakin Skywalker is a lead character in all three seasons of the Clone Wars micro-series, which takes place shortly after the conclusion of Attack of the Clones.

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Anakin Skywalker becomes a Jedi Knight and is quickly promoted to a General of the Republic's Clone Army, due in part to Palpatine's influence.

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Anakin Skywalker is a lead character in all seasons of The Clone Wars.

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Anakin Skywalker appears as Vader in the final scene of the series finale, set some time after Revenge of the Sith.

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Later in the season, Ahsoka has a vision in which Anakin Skywalker blames her for allowing him to fall to the dark side.

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Anakin Skywalker appears in multiple episodes of the 2D animated online micro-series Forces of Destiny with Matt Lanter reprising his role.

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Darth Vader and Anakin Skywalker have appeared in a number of Star Wars since the earliest days of the franchise, though rarely as a playable character.

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Anakin Skywalker's redeemed spirit appears in The Truce at Bakura, set a few days after the end of Return of the Jedi.

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Anakin Skywalker is a major character in Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars: Republic series .

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