Anakin Skywalker
Biographical Information
Died4 ABY
Physical Description
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBlue, Yellow (Dark Side)
Skin colorTan
Chronological and Political Information
EraRise of the Empire
AffiliationJedi Order, Galactic Republic, Sith Order, Galactic Empire
Known MastersQui-Gon Jinn (Informal, Jedi Master)

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Master),

Darth Sidious (Sith Master)
Known ApprenticesGalen Marek (as Vader)

Anakin Skywalker (later Darth Vader) is the chosen one who was set to bring balance to the Force.

Anakin was trained as a Jedi, but fell to the Dark Side and became the Dark Lord of the Sith Lord Darth Vader.

He was known as the most beloved hero of the Republic during the Clone Wars and the most feared warrior in the Galaxy during the reign of the Empire

Discovery on TatooineEdit

When Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi were escaping the Trade Federation they stumbled across Anakin who was enslaved to Watoo they junk dealer. With a wager from Qui-Gon Watoo lost Anakin when Anakin won the Boonta Eve Podrace (the first human to ever do so) and he was freed by Qui-Gon.

Anakin kid

Anakin escaping Tatooine with the Jedi and Naboo party

Anakin was brought forward to the Jedi Council where they ruled again training him, citing him being too old (indicating he had too much attachment to his past life) as the main reason. Further, they sensed something dark about his future and were concerned he could be susceptible to turning to the Dark Side. Still, Qui-Gon had an intuition and pushed for Anakin to be trained.

Qui-Gon promised to train Anakin, but was killed by Darth Maul, so Obi-Wan was to train Anakin.

Lust & Love for Padme Edit

Anakin, living a monastic life of the Jedi, is forbidden from forming romantic attachments, but his love for Padme exceed all his commitments to the order.

Jedi Protector of Padme Edit

Anakin is tasked as Padme's bodyguard when attempts have been made on Padme's life around the time of the vote on the Republic's Military Creation Act. Padme was the lead opposition to this movement. Anakin was sent to keep Padme safe on Naboo, but his forbidden attraction for her only grew.

"I don't like sand, it's coarse and rough and irriatating and it gets everywhere. Not like you. You're everything soft and smooth." - Anakin Skywalker to Padme Amidala

Battle of Geonosis Edit

Anakin and Padme were captured by Dooku when they tried to resucre Obi-Wan from his clutches. The Trade Federation wish to sadicstically exucte Padme and the Jedi in the Geonosis Collesium. Before they are sent to the ring, Anakin and Padme confess their love for one another and kiss.

They escape the Aren with a combination of their own resourcefulness buying time for a Jedi Taskforce led by Mace Windu and the Clone Army led by Yoda to come save them.

They pursue Dook and Anakin and Obi-Wan duel him. Anakin loses his lower right arm to Dooku in the duel. It is later replaced by an eloquent gold-plated cybernetic arm. Anakin and Obi-Wan are saved by Master Yoda.

After surviving the Battle of Geonosis, Anakin and Padme marry, secretly, in Naboo with R2-D2 and C3PO as the only witnesses. They kept their love a secret throughout the Clone Wars which was a great tension to Anakin.

Clone Wars Edit

Battle of Muunilist Edit

Anakin's talent a pilot and warrior were put to great use and he regarded as a hero of the Clone Wars. He was tasked with leading a Starfighter squadron at the Battle of Muunilist.

Anakin Knighting Clone Wars

Anakin being knighted by the Jedi Council circa 20 BBY

Knighting Edit

Around 2 years into the Clone Wars, Anakin was knighted. It was with great reluctance from the council with Masters like Rancisis citing his lack of Discipline. Obi-Wan vouched for Anakin, giving the rationale although he had never faced the Trials, the War had been a greater test than any traditional Jedi practice. However, the Council warned Anakin had yet to face the Trial of Self, looking in the mirror.

Anakin gave his Padawan braid to Padme as a gift.

Trial of Self on Nelvaan Edit

Anakin Cave Vision

Anakin's Dark Side cave vision at Nelvaan

Towards the end of the Clone Wars, Anakin and Obi-Wan were tasked with tracking down Grievous. It was believed finding Grievous would bring an end to the conflict. They were sent to the Nelvaan system by Chancellor Palpatine, despite Mace Windu asserting it was questionable intel at best.

At Nelvaan, Anakin was sent on a quest by the local indigenous people to destroy a Techno Union facility that was destabilizing the planet's weather. On his way into the facility, Anakin saw a vision of himself on the cave wall about turning to the Dark Side. He subsequently freed the capture Nelvaan warriors who were being experimented on by the Techno Union. Anakin felt a kinship with the warriors since both he and them had cybernetic arms. Anakin killed all the Techno Union scientists in rage. When he returned to the Nelvaan village, Obi-Wan told Anakin he had done a lot of good for the people. Anakin confessed to Obi-Wan his Dark Side premonition, but Obi-Wan assured Anakin it was his actions and not his thoughts that would dictate his character.

Fall to the Dark Side Edit

Anakin grew increasingly manipulated by Palpatine to the point where he no longer trusted the Jedi. Anakin was appointed to the council, but not given the rank of Master which insulted him greatly. He found the decision unfair to be on the council and not be a Master, to compound the scorn was the fact that Obi-Wan and the Council were requesting him to spy on the Chancellor who was his friend. He went and discussed with Palpatine who realized Anakin's predicament and here Palpatine revealed who he really was and what he could promise Anakin.

Murder of Mace Windu Edit

Upon finding out Palpatine's identity as Darth Sidious and informed Mace Windu, but felt great turmoil about the decision. He knew Palpatine may be his only chance to save Padme's life. Anakin went Against Mace's order and arrived just as Mace was going to strike down Palpatine. Anakin saved Palpatine and assisted in killing Mace. This was the point of no return for Anakin and he wailed "what have I done." Palpatine replied he was fulfilling his destiny and renamed him Darth Vader. Anakin was then tasked with pruging the Jedi Order.

"Henceforth you shall be called Darth Vader" - Palpatine / Darth Sidious

Anakin Marches on the Jedi Temple

Anakin marches on the Jedi Temple on the night of Order 66 to purge all the Jedi

Order 66 Edit

Anakin marched on the Jedi Temple with the 501st Legion where he purged the vast majority of the Jedi. Due to the Jedi masters being spread thin across the Galaxy as Generals in the army, many of the best Jedi were not in the Temple when this occurred. Anakin defeated all the Jedi who were stationed at the Temple easily, including sword master Cin Drallig, Anakin spared none, even the innocent Jedi Younglings, something that affirmed his lack of boundaries when on the Dark Side.

Duel on Muustafar Edit

After dealing with the immediate issue of the Jedi, Anakin was then sent to Mustafar to officially end the Clone Wars be killing all of the Separatist leaders. After completing this task Anakin stayed and brooded at what he had done over the past days and his full turn to the Dark Side.

Padme arrived to Mustafar to try to convince Anakin to not go down the Dark path, but Obi-Wan's presence made Anakin untrusting of her intentions. He forced choked her, rendering Padme unconscious (she would eventually die from this).

"You turned her against me!" - Anakin
"You have done yourself!" - Obi-Wan
Obi-Wan tried to convince Anakin to stop, but he was already enraged citing how Obi-Wan had turned Padme against him. Obi-Wan lamented at what had to be done, but he committed to engaging Anakin in a lightsaber duel. After battling all throughout the facility on Muustafar, the duel concluded with Obi-Wan having the high ground, he begged Anakin not to try making the jump, but Anakin insisted that he should not underestimate his powers. Anakin miscalculated and got his left arm and both legs severed. As Anakin burned alive in the lava he proclaimed his hatred for Obi-Wan.

Obi-Wan took Anakin's lightsaber which he would eventually give to Luke Skywalker many years later.

Muustafar Duel

Former friends, Anakin and Obi-Wan duel on the Lava planet of Muustafar

Political ViewsEdit

Early on as a Padawan, Anakin expressed his belief in an authoritarian system where people should be told what is in their best interests by a benevolent strong leader. This would be foreshadowing for his role in the Galactic Empire.