we finally know when Darth Vader learns that Luke is his son

Currently, every Wednesday, Disney + unveils a new episode of the series Obi-Wan Kenobi. This June 22, the platform will unveil the sixth and final episode of this show Star Wars. As a reminder, the series focuses on the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi, who watches over both Luke and Leia Skywalker, between the events of Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith and of Star Wars IV: A New Hope. But one question bothers us. When does Darth Vader learn that Luke is his own son? And above all, how? Well, we have an answer for you, thanks to the comics Star Wars.

“Luke I am your father”

It’s in Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Backthe second film in the saga, which viewers learn that Darth Vader is Luke’s father. At the end of Irvin Kershner’s film, Luke Skywalker and the audience realize that the mighty Sith Lord is actually Anakin Skywalker, the protagonist’s father. Unprecedented news, kept secret like nuclear codes, which remains, even today, perhaps THE most cult replica of all time.

Except that in the end, we don’t really know when Darth Vader learns that Luke is his son. Did he always know it without revealing it? Did he learn it shortly before? And above all, how did he know?

The answer is in the comics

It’s in number 6 of the comics Star Wars: Legends that Darth Vader learns the identity of his son. In this canon universe, set shortly before the events of Star Wars IV: A New Hope, Darth Vader is already the undisputed ruler of the galaxy. However, a young pilot from Tatooine begins to put a spoke in his wheels. In this story, Darth Vader engages the famous Boba Fett to follow a rebel pilot who recently destroyed a battle station. The bounty hunter carries out his mission and discovers the famous identity of Luke Skywalker, which he hastens to report to the Sith Lord.

Information that matches another comic. Indeed, in No. 35 of Star Wars: Marvel’s Legends, Darth Vader also learns of his son’s existence shortly before Star Wars IV. Finally, in Vader’s Quest from Dark Horse Comics, Vader learns of the existence of his descendant by torturing a rebel who ends up revealing the identity of his leader : Luke Skywalker. This time, the events take place two months after A new hope. So, if the scenes are different, one thing agrees, Darth Vader learns the big news around the time the George Lucas trilogy begins. So if Disney and LucasFilm want to incorporate this information into their cinematic universe, the end of the series Obi-Wan Kenobi could be the perfect time to stage a sequence inspired by the various comics. The firm could even use this base to bring back Boba Fett time for a cameo useful and unexpected. Answer this Wednesday.

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