Lucas said that vader was redeemed by his offspring. Luke and leia. How did leia play a part in redeeming him? How did luke redeem him, exactly? How can a dictator be redeemed by saving one person, who he is biased for, because he is his son? Did luke intentionally sacrifice himself to Palps to redeem Vader? The chosen one destroys the Sith. Confirmed by Lucas himself. Quote from wookipedia and lucas. " "The first film starts with the last age of the Republic, which is it's getting tired, it's old, it's getting corrupt. There's the rise of the Sith, who are becoming a force, and in the backdrop of this we have Anakin Skywalker, a young boy who is destined to be a significant player in bringing balance back to the Force and to the Republic... Then in the second film we get into more of that turmoil. It's the beginning of the Clone Wars, it's the beginning of the end of democracy in the Republic, sort of the beginning of the end of the Republic. And it's Anakin Skywalker beginning to deal with some of his more intense emotions of anger, hatred, sense of loss, possessiveness, jealousy, and the other things he has to cope with. And then we will get to the 3rd film where he is seduced to the dark side.. Which brings us up to the films 4, 5, and 6, in which Anakin's offspring redeem him and allow him to fulfill the prophecy where he brings balance to the Force by doing away with the Sith and getting rid of evil in the universe..."