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Hero Overview
Luke Skywalker (Disney)
Background information
Origin Star Wars: A New Hope
Hero information
Full name Luke Skywalker
Alias Luke
The Chosen One (by Darth Maul and Ben Kenobi)
Master Luke (by C-3PO)
Kid (by Han Solo)
Boy (by Han Solo, Jabba The Hutt and Emperor Palpatine)
Wormie (childhood nickname in the Blu-Ray deleted scenes)
Red Five
Rogue Leader
Commander Skywalker
Young Skywalker (by Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine)
Master Skywalker
The Last Jedi
The Last of the Jedi
Farmboy (by Mara)
Dad (by Ben Skywalker)
Uncle Luke (by Jacen, Jaina,Anakin,and Ben Solo probably)
Occupation Jedi Grand Master
Rogue Leader and founder
New Republic general (formerly)
Jedi Coalition leader and founder
Powers / Skills Skilled with lightsaber, strong in the Force (stronger than any other Jedi alive), some of the unique abilities Jacen Solo learned, master orator, excellent fighter pilot and good at building and fixing mechanical objects and robots, excellent sharpshooter.
Hobbies Piloting, being with his friends, being with Mara and Ben, leading the Jedi
Goals Destroy the Empire and the Sith (pending)
A New Hope: Rescue Princess Leia from the Empire and destroy the Death Star (all succeeded)
The Empire Strikes Out: Seek out Jedi Master Yoda in order to become a Jedi (succeeded), defeat and kill Darth Vader (formerly; failed)
Return of the Jedi: Rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, help destroy the second Death Star, turn Darth Vader from the dark side of the force and defeat the Emperor (all succeeded)
Family Shmi Skywalker (maternal grandmother)
Cliegg Lars (maternal step-grandfather)
Owen Lars (maternal step-uncle)
Beru Lars (maternal step-aunt)
Anakin Skywalker (father)
Padme Amidala (mother)
Leia Organa Solo (sister)
Han Solo (brother-in Law)
C-3PO (droid)
R2-D2 (droid)
Obi-Wan Kenobi (first teacher)
Yoda (second and final teacher)
Mara Jade Skywalker (wife)
Ben Skywalker (son)
Jaina Solo (niece)
Jacen and Anakin Solo (nephews and apprentices)
Ben Solo (nephew and former apprentice)
Allana "Amelia" Solo (great-niece)
Unnamed Great-nephew
Kol, Nat and Cade Skywalker (descendants)
Friends / Allies Han Solo
Obi-Wan Kenobi
Leia Organa
Lando Calrissian
Wedge Antilles
Enemies Darth Vader (formerly)
The Emperor
Jabba the Hutt
Boba Fett
Grand Moff Tarkin (never met)
Type of Hero The Icon, Knight, Martyr, Freedom Fighter

Never. I will never turn to the Dark Side. You've failed, Your Highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.
~ Luke Skywalker's most famous quote

The Force is strong in my family. My father has it, I have it. And... my sister has it.
~ Luke to Leia how the Force runs in their family.

The Force is Strong with this One.
~ Darth Vader on Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker, also known as just Luke, is the main protagonist of the highly acclaimed and iconic film trilogy, the Star Wars: Original Trilogy, as well as a cameo character in Revenge of The Sith, the end of the prequel trilogy as an infant, a minor character in The Force Awakens and one of the important characters in the other two films in the sequel trilogy. He is the son of Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala and his younger twin sister is Leia Organa. And a Jedi who would fight against the Empire and ultimately bring peace to the galaxy.

He is played famously by Mark Hamill​, who is also well-known for playing numerous different versions of an iconic villain, The Joker.


Much like his father, Anakin Skywalker, Luke is intelligent, wise, selfless, brave, prideful, impulsive, loyal, and slightly naive. 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 is known to be rebellious, headstrong, reckless, impulsive, kind and caring, traits he developed from both his parents. 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, then his father was in his youth, Luke still has his moments of losing his patience and temper.

Over the course of his life Luke went from being a well mannered and kind yet occasionally moody and uptight teenager to a calm, level headed and wise man who saw the best in people even if they couldn't, mainly his father and succeeded in bringing him back to the side of good. However later in life after starting the new Jedi academy Luke became embittered and grief stricken when most of his apprentices were slaughtered by his own nephew Ben Solo (Kylo Ren), and went into exile out of his despair.

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 either as offensive or defense.
      • Force choke: Luke utilizes Force choke to either weaken, kill or intimidate his opponents.
    • 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.
    • Telepathy: Luke utilizes Telepathy to mentally communicate over small or vast distances with other individuals; 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.
    • 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.
    • Force healing: Luke utilizes Force healing, to heal himself or other sentient beings.
    • 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 rage: Luke utilizes Force rage to channel his anger to increase his speed, strength and ferocity.
    • Tutaminis: Luke utilizes Tutaminis to dissipate concentrated energy such as blasterbolts or lightsaber blades.
    • 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 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 to visual and audio, as well as from living individuals, droids, and other non-living individuals.
    • 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.
    • Shatterpoint: Luke utilizes Shatterpoint to perceive faults through the force.
    • Electric Judgment: Luke utilizes Electric Judgment to kill or knocked his opponents unconscious.
    • Ayna-seff: Luke utilizes Ayna-seff to suffused his body with a low level of electromagnetic radiation, and makes his brain activity undetectable.
    • Fold space: Luke utilizes Force space, to bend space to instantly transport an object or himself between places.
    • Force Light: Luke utilizes Force Light to weaken a dark force user's connection to the Force/the Dark side of the Force.
    • Mnemotherapy: Luke utilizes Mnemotherapy to visualize the target's memories and eradicate them.
    • Unidentified Force attack: Luke utilizes an Unidentified Force attack to unleash a blast of the force that manifested as a yellow torrent of flame.


  • 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.
    • 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 highly skilled 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Genius-Level Intellect/Master Tactician/Leader: Much like his father, Anakin, Luke is amazingly intelligent, his intelligence and wisdom rivals that of even Yoda. As the leader of the New Jedi Order, Luke is a highly skilled tactician and a very capable leader.
  • Multilingual: Luke is capable of fluently speaking English, 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.


I'm Luke Skywalker and I'm here to rescue you.
~ Luke to Leia

Let's just find a way to get out of this thing. Han, can you reach my lightsaber?
~ Luke convincing the group to leave the net trap.

~ Luke refusing to allow Leia to turn to the dark side.

What good will it do to us if he gets himself killed? Come on.
~ Luke commenting Han's suicide attempt to lure out stormtroopers to the Millennium Falcon.

But they're gonna kill her!
~ Luke convincing Han to join him to save Princess Leia


  • Robby Benson auditioned to play Luke, but lost this role to Mark Hamill.
  • In 2008, the character was selected by Empire magazine as the 54th greatest movie character of all time.
  • Luke is listed at number 14, of the 100 Greatest Fictional Characters.
  • Someone photoshopped Sebastian Stan to Luke and would be rumored to be him.
  • Luke, along with his father, Anakin Skywalker, is the most powerful Force-user in the Star Wars universe.

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