The Skywalker Family Wins By Being Extremely Over-Dramatic, According to Star Wars Fans

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Over the course of the Star Wars motion pictures, the Skywalker household has turn into a dynasty.

Although the flicks could appear centered round an intense conflict between good and evil in a galaxy far, distant, the Skywalkers have been the protagonists in virtually each film.

In a latest Reddit dialog, followers poked enjoyable at the truth that this household appears to be filled with drama queens. 

Darth Vader is the last word drama queen, based on followers 

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Although within the unique motion pictures followers solely know Darth Vader as an evil servant of Emperor Palpatine, the prequels show he was as soon as a candy, harmless little boy.

When Anakin Skywalker met Princess Amidala, he fell in love, even though the connection was forbidden by the Jedi Order. In the top, concern of shedding the love of his life is among the issues that turned him to the darkish aspect, and drove him to the arms of Palpatine. At the top of the prequels, followers see Amidala die giving beginning to twins, and Anakin being burned past recognition.

This disfigurement will lead him to put on the notorious Vader masks. His kids are despatched to reside on separate planets. Luke carries on the Skywalker title, dwelling with Anakin’s uncle Owen, and Leia is adopted into one other household. 

At the top of the Return of the Jedi, Vader has a change of coronary heart on the final minute, and protects his son Luke as a substitute of his beloved Empire. Unfortunately his helmet is broken, and he’s unable to reside with out it. He dies in Luke’s arms.

Fans assume that by doing the best factor on the final doable second, Vader was maximizing the drama of the second, making him the last word drama queen. It’s a trait he’s appeared to cross on to his male heirs. 

All the Skywalker males have died in dramatic methods  

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Although Luke Skywalker was by no means tempted by the darkish aspect, he was tempted by indifference. He lived as a hermit on Ahch-To, regardless that he’s the final Jedi on the planet, due to this fact the final hope for saving the galaxy. In the top, he did be part of the battle on Crait and assisted the Resistance. But he waited till it was virtually too late.

Returning to assistance from the Resistance was basically Luke’s final act, and followers assume that’s just like what occurred with Vader. As one fan put it, the Skywalkers are a “‘fulfill your destiny in the last minute and die moments later’ type of family.”

Even although Luke by no means turned to the darkish aspect, he nonetheless turned his again on the Resistance, and the galaxy as an entire. It was virtually too late when he joined the Force and projected himself on to Crait to avoid wasting the day. Then his bodily kind handed, and he grew to become one with the Force very like his mentor Obi-Wan Kenobi. 

Kylo Ren’s dramatic act mimicked Darth Vader’s

Kylo, very like his grandfather Anakin, had a powerful hyperlink to the drive. Unfortunately he by no means used it for good.

He was tempted by the darkish aspect whereas studying the methods of the Jedi, as taught by his uncle Luke Skywalker. Then, additionally like Anakin, he murdered his fellow college students and joined Palpatine’s evil empire. The connections to his grandfather Anakin aren’t coincidental.

Their story arcs are extremely related, proper as much as their deaths. Kylo, after giving up the darkish aspect and changing into Ben Solo once more, died to avoid wasting Rey, in a last act of goodness to make up for all of the unhealthy. 

Fans are upset that Vader and Kylo’s story arcs don’t appear to diverge very a lot in any respect. As one fan put it, “I wish he had broken the cycle… Ended up LIVING for a cause rather than dying for it.” Since Ben Solo was the final Skywalker, it’s unlikely that any will break their drama queen cycle in future movies. 

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