Height: 1.72 meters |
Status: Pilot and Jedi in Training
Affiliation: Rebel Alliance
Weapon of Choice: Lightsaber, Blaster Pistol
Vehicle of Choice: T-65B X-Wing Fighter
Galactic history is full of heroic Jedi Knights, protectors of peace and users of the Force. Perhaps none were as influential as Luke Skywalker, a young Tatooine farmboy who was heir to a legacy of dark and light.
Strong in the Force, Luke had bagan his training with Obi-Wan Kenobi. After his teacher was struck down by the evil Darth Vader, Luke was left without a way to reach his full Jedi potential. That changed when Obi-Wan appeared to Luke in a vision, telling him to go to the Dagobah system, where he could train with Yoda, the Jedi Master who had taught Kenobi.
Luke and his trusty droid R2-D2 went to the dense swamp planet of Dagobah, where Luke met Yoda, a small, mysterious green creature. Luke began his Jedi training almost immediately, learning discipline from Yoda while performing rigorous physical and psychological exercises. He confronted the evil possibilities that lay within the dark side of the Force, and later learned to use the Force to move objects and see into the future. It was there that Luke was jarred by visions of Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa in great danger.
Against the advice of Yoda, Luke left Dagobah in his X-wing to rescue his friends, promising to return to emphasize his Jedi training. Ahead lay the floating Cloud City of Bespin, and a trap instead of his friends, Luke found Darth Vader. In the tremendous lightsaber duel that followed, Luke lost his right hand and his innocence as he found out the horrifying truth about Vader's identity.
Points of Interest:
Luke Skywalker (in Dagobah Fatigues) was released with a long lightsaber, which was soon changed to a shorter, more accurately-scaled version.
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