Anakin Skywalker was a legendary Force-sensitive human male who served as a Jedi Knight of the Galactic Republic and the prophesized Chosen One of the Jedi Order who brought balance to the Force. From his accomplishments in the Clone Wars, Skywalker earned the moniker “Hero With No Fear” as well as “Ani” during his childhood. The Sith Lord Darth Sidious created Skywalker’s alter ego, Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith when Skywalker pledged his allegiance to him at that time.
In 41 BBY on the desert planet of Tatooine in the Outer Rim Territories, Skywalker was born as a result of the convergence of the Force. As the son of Shmi Skywalker, a slave who became pregnant without a father, he was raised by his mother. Over twenty thousand midi-chlorins were contained in his blood, exceeding the number of midi-chlorins found in Yoda or any other Jedi. Skywalker was conceived by the midichlorians according to Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, who discovered Skywalker during the Naboo invasion in 32 BBY.
Despite his age and emotional state, the Jedi High Council admitted Skywalker to the Order after the Battle of Naboo, even though they felt he was too old and emotional to follow the Jedi Code in the RGB Lightsaber. In the early days of the Clone Wars, Skywalker led the elite 501st Legion of clone troopers against the Confederacy of Independent Systems as a Jedi General. His own apprentice, Ahsoka Tano, was also trained as a Jedi by him after he received his knighthood. Skywalker had a secret wife, Senator Padmé Amidala of Naboo, even though Jedi doctrine forbade personal relationships.
In 19 BBY, Skywalker learns that Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine is Darth Sidious, the enigmatic Dark Lord of the Sith who orchestrated the war to take over the galaxy. Palpatine made Skywalker believe that the Jedi were traitors plotting to overthrow the Republic.
Because of this, and his fear that he would lose Amidala in childbirth, he turned against the Jedi Order, believing Sidious was able to cheat death. As part of Order 66 and the Great Jedi Purge, the fallen Jedi knights attacked the Temple of Coruscant, where they executed its inhabitants, including Jedi youths. At the orders of his Sith Master, who now claims to be the Galactic Emperor, Vader was then sent to Mustafar to exterminate the Separatist Council.
In the subsequent duel with Kenobi, Darth Vader was severely injured and rebuilt into an armoured cyborg, while his wife died from a broken heart, before giving birth to Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa, who was hidden from their father by the Empire. Skywalker and Princess Leia Organa, whom the Empire hid from their father.
Most of the Imperial Era was spent with Vader enforcing the New Order’s rule. In 0 BBY, after the Battle of Yavin, he discovered that he had a son and was determined to turn him to the dark side. His father was also a Jedi and Luke believed the dark side of the Force had the potential to be turned back to light by Vader. When Luke defeated Vader during the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY, the Emperor tortured Luke with Force lightning for refusing to strike him down in anger.
Skywalker’s devastation of his son awakened the part of Anakin that was still there, resulting in him killing Sidious at the expense of his own life. As a result, Anakin was able to realize his destiny as a Jedi. Anakin Skywalker Lightsaber fulfilled his destiny by becoming one with the Force as the Chosen One.
The greatest Jedi and Sith in galactic history was Anakin Skywalker. By the end of the Galactic Civil War in 5 ABY, Organa’s son, Ben Solo, who’s the grandson of Anakin Skywalker, was born with a strong Force connection. During the rise of the First Order, Solo would turn to the dark side and become the dark warrior Kylo Ren.
During the Battle of Exegol in 35 ABY, Solo also redeemed himself by sacrificing his life for the love of another—the Jedi apprentice Rey, who heard Skywalker’s voice telling her to do the same. While the lineage of the Skywalkers ended with the death of Solo, Rey, the
granddaughter of Sidious, chose to honour their legacy by taking their surname.