"I'm Luke Skywalker, I'm here to rescue you..."

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  1. BrockStrap Jedi Padawan

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    When Luke opens the door to Leia's cell aboard the Death Star, he states his name. Why do you think Leia was unable to recognize his last name? Do you think her adopted parents never told her that her real father was a man named Anakin Skywalker?
  2. jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus

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  3. Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus

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    Of course they never told her! The whole point of him taking her was so that she would never find out that her father was a Jedi Knight!

    Did you watch Revenge of the Sith?
  4. Sithlord_kev Jedi Youngling

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    they would never tell her.
  5. BrockStrap Jedi Padawan

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    Yes, BUT...Owen and Beru could have changed Luke's last name and not told him his lineage if they wanted to...instead, they told him who his father was, yet didn't say he was a Jedi. The Organas could have told Leia who her father was without saying he was a Jedi.
  6. Sithlord_kev Jedi Youngling

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  7. Grand-Moff-Tarkin Jedi Knight

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    They could have made something up like Owen and Beru did for Luke. Luke was told his real father's name and the Jedi Knight connection was never made. So, you can't say they of course never told her.
  8. solo77 Force Ghost

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    Well she DIDN'T recognise the same, so obviously they NEVER told her
  9. Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus

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    Luke was so far away from everything that the odds of him finding out were low. Leia, however, was in the middle of everything so she was bound to hear about Anakin Skywalker, hero of the Republic.

    And, who said that Luke ever heard his father's first name? They could have made something up and Luke could have found out later on.
  10. BrockStrap Jedi Padawan

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    exactly...in ROTJ, Leia acknowledges that she was adopted...so her adopted parents must have told her something about her true parents.
  11. solo77 Force Ghost

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    BINGO!
  12. Grand-Moff-Tarkin Jedi Knight

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    We don't know that for sure either. As has been mentioned here many times before, Skywalker could be as common a name as Smith or Jones.


    I agree that the chances of Luke hearing of tales of Anakin Skywalker are pretty low. I also agree that Leia had to have heard things about Anakin. For all we know Bail told her that he was killed when all the other Jedi were, assuming he ever told her anything. As far as Luke ever being told his father's real name from Owen or Beru, you have me there. I just made an unsubstantiated guess that he'd been told the name.

    These are things that we may never know for sure. ;)

  13. Grand-Moff-Tarkin Jedi Knight

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  14. Darth_Maestro Force Ghost

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    maybe she didn't regard it as being to much of a deal. It's galaxy after all with trillions of beings it could of just been a coincidence in her mind. Also remember that Padme was buried supposeply with her children, so if any word got out of her a affiar as far as anyone knew his children where dead.
  15. Aeneas_Falco Jedi Knight

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    Leia doesn't recognize the name because when Lucas made ANH he didn't intend for Leia to be a Skywalker. Originally Luke's sister was going to be a completely seperate character from Leia. Lucas didn't decide to make Leia Luke's twin until sometime between ESB and RotJ.

    It isn't necessarily a plot hole however. The name Skywalker may have been common, or Leia's adopted parents might not have told her too much about her real parents.
  16. Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus

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    Bail Organa would have had to be a complete idiot to have told her. And, he was not an idiot so he didnt tell her!

    Bac has spoken...
  17. millenium_dove Jedi Knight

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    You know, it doesn't bother me really that Leia didn't recognize her own last name. What REALLY gets me is that Luke has to use his last name. Is he just BEGGING for recognition?!?
  18. Brandon Rhea Manager Emeritus

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    How could he be bragging? He didn't know that there was anything to brag about!
  19. millenium_dove Jedi Knight

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    That's not what I meant. I meant that he would someday want Leia to tell people "Oh yeah, Luke Skywalker was the guy who rescued me" and get the recognition that way.
  20. morrison85 Force Ghost

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    i thniks it is more polite to tell so. the whole name. isn't it.
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