2012/04/13

L is For...

In the continuation of the A to Z Challenge in my post today. We are to the letter L and that stands for  Luke Skywalker.
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Luke Skywalker
This was an obvious choice for L well for me at least. Where do I start..hmmm. the son of the fallen Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and the Queen and Senator of Naboo, Padmé Amidala, Luke was raised on Tatooine and hidden from Emperor Palpatine and his father, who had become Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith. Skywalker's life changed forever. A chance purchase of two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO, led to him to receive training in the ways of the Force from Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and to meet Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa, who was, unbeknownst to him, his twin sister. Skywalker then destroyed the first Death Star and joined the Rebel Alliance. 

Over the next few years, he fought in many of the most important battles of the Galactic Civil War, helping to found Rogue Squadron and fighting Imperial forces across the galaxy.  Skywalker received Jedi training from Yoda, and learned from Vader that the Sith Lord was his father. One year later, he fought in the Battle of Endor, and succeeded in turning his father back to the light. Thanks to Skywalker, Palpatine was killed, and the Empire was dealt a crippling blow. One year later, the New Republic was formed.

Meanwhile, after a long series of failed relationships, Luke married fellow Jedi and former Emperor's Hand Mara Jade.They also had a son he named Ben Skywalker, after Luke Skywalker's Jedi Master, Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi.

The Republic was lucky that the Empire was never to locate Luke or his sister. The empire would have killed them whatever it took. They knew that the offspring of Vader had a good chance in being another chance to take over the Empire.

If you were in Luke's predicament would you of went with Obi-Wan and the other rebels? 

7 comments:

  1. Thank you for your nice comment :)

    Cool post! My little brother's favourite person is Luke Skywalker :D

    Nikki – inspire nordic

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  2. I love watching Luke Skywalker in A New Hope, where he's naive and a little whiny, and then see him in the beginning of Return of the Jedi, where he's just too cool. I love the name Luke, but because of my husband's fascination with Star Wars, it's out as a name for my kid. (So is Owen, because my hubby told me he could view it as a form of Obi-Wan).

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    1. Really..you would think a SW geek would want to name their children after one of the characters.

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  3. Probably not. At least I don't think so. Good question, though.

    I'm curious if you've ever seen Chad Vader via you tube?

    Have a great weekend. :)

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    1. I did not see those youtube videos before, now I have. Now that is some great material..:))

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  4. Nice post! I like Luke Skywalker, we wouldn't have Star Wars without him! :)

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