Luke Skywalker (born 19 BBY on Polis Massa; dies 34 ABY on Ahch-To) is the main protagonist of the legendary Star Wars original trilogy and one of the side protagonists in the sequel trilogy.
Finding himself apprenticed to the Jedi Masters, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Yoda, he soon becomes an important figure in the Rebel Alliance's struggle against the Galactic Empire. In the sequel trilogy, he is the Grand Master of the New Jedi Order and the sole existing Jedi until his new apprentice, Rey, assumes the mantle after his death.
- Shmi Skywalker-Lars (paternal grandmother)
- Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader (father)
- Owen Lars (uncle)
- Beru Whitesun Lars (aunt)
- Padmé Amidala Naberrie Skywalker (mother)
- Jobal Naberrie (maternal grandmother)
- Ruwee Naberrie (maternal grandfather)
- Sola Naberrie (maternal aunt)
- Ryoo and Pooja Naberrie (cousins)
- Leia Skywalker Organa Solo (sister)
- Han Solo (brother-in-law)
- Ben Solo (nephew)
- Rey Palpatine/Skywalker (honorary adopted daughter)
Why He is a Jedi, like his Father before him?
- In his youth, he was often curious, impatient, looking ahead to the future with little regard for his present surroundings, and even a bit brash.
- He gets major character development as he turns from a whiny brat to a mature, Jedi master later on in life.
- Mark Hamill did a phenomenal job portraying him.
- He is a human swiss army knife, as he is a fantastic pilot, farmer, marksman, and eventually Jedi master.
- He is very compassionate and caring towards others; he immediately wants to rescue Leia from the Empire upon learning she's on the Death Star with them and will drop everything to help his friends in need.
- Luke believes that Darth Vader, the right-hand man to the all-evil, sinister Emperor, can be redeemed, even though everyone else, including Vader himself, has written him off as too far gone. And he's proved right.
- He is more than willing to sacrifice himself to save the galaxy and manages to indirectly defeat the Emperor himself with the Power of Love.
- He defined the main protagonist loses a limb in the heat of an intense battle with a foe' trope.
- In the second season of The Mandalorian, Luke redeemed his character by having a badass scene where he slaughtered imperial droids in the hallway, much like his father who slaughtered rebel soldiers.
- He passed away in The Last Jedi, joining his father and old masters as one with the Force with a feeling of peace and purpose, following a duel with his nephew on Crait to give the Resistance a chance to flee the planet to escape the First Order (Despite being unlikable and flanderized in this movie).
- Like his father before him, he was impulsive, reckless, and often had little regard for his own personal safety.
- He was blatantly flanderized in The Last Jedi, ever since its release. He was turned from a pure-hearted, idealistic optimist to a grumpy, borderline nihilistic hermit showing negativity and disregard nearly all the time.
- If that's not enough, he chose to murder his nephew Ben Solo in his sleep, which resulted in Ben to hate his own uncle, turned into the dark side, and became Kylo Ren. Even the expanded universe now called Legends did a far better job with the character, despite it's not canon.
- He was initially going to be named Luke Starkiller, but it was considered too dark and scary sounding for a protagonist as George Lucas wanted Star Wars to be suitable for all ages so he changed it to Skywalker. The Starkiller name would be used for Starkiller Base, a planet featured in The Force Awakens where First Order has their first base of operations and was used to wipe out entire planetary systems, rather than just one planet like its predecessors, the Death Stars.