Currently, every Wednesday, Disney+ is releasing a new episode of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. This June 22, the platform will unveil the sixth and final episode of this Star Wars show. 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 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 part of the answer to that. provide you, thanks to Star Wars comics.
“Luke I am your father”
It’s in Star Wars V attack, the second film in the saga, that 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 the nuclear codes, which remains, even today, perhaps THE most cult replica of all time.
Except that finally, we do not really know when Darth Vader learns that Luke is his son. Did he always know without disclosing it? Did he find out shortly before? And most importantly, how did he know?
The answer is in the comics
It’s in n°6 of the comics Star Wars: Legends Darth Vader learns the identity of his son. In this canon universe, set shortly before the events of Star Wars IV the indisputable ruler of the galaxy. However, a young pilot from Tatooine begins to put obstacles in his way. In this story, Darth Vader engages the famous Boba Fett to follow a rebel pilot who recently destroyed a battle station. The bounty hunter leads his mission to well and discovers the famous identity. of Luke Skywalker, which he hastens to report to the Sith Lord.
Information that matches another comic. Indeed, in N°35 of Star Wars : Marvel’s Legends, Darth Vader also learns of the existence of his son shortly before Star Wars IV . Finally, in Vader's Questfrom Dark Horse Comics, Vader learns of his descendant's existence by torturing a rebel who ends up revealing his identity to him. of its leader: Luke Skywalker. This time, the events take place two months after A New Hope. So, if the scenes are different, one thing is consistent, Darth Vader learns the big news at home. around the time of the beginning of the George Lucas trilogy. 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 Boba Fett back for a useful and unexpected cameo. Answer this Wednesday.