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How Did Darth Vader Discover That Luke Was His Son?

How Did Darth Vader Discover That Luke Was His Son?

The Star Wars saga is filled with many unforgettable moments, but one of the most significant is when Darth Vader discovers that Luke Skywalker is his son. 

This revelation has a huge impact on the story, changing the dynamics between characters and adding depth to the plot. 

In this article, we will explore how Darth Vader learned the truth about Luke’s identity, focusing on the events as told in Marvel’s STAR WARS (2015) #6 comic issue.

Darth Vader Begins the Search

After the destruction of the Death Star in “A New Hope,” Darth Vader becomes determined to find the Rebel pilot responsible. 

He knows that this pilot is a significant threat to the Empire, but he doesn’t yet know the pilot’s true identity.

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Vader’s search is driven by a crucial piece of information from Emperor Palpatine. 

Palpatine reveals to Vader that the Rebel pilot is part of the Skywalker lineage. 

Vader finds out Luke is his son - Empire Strikes Back (1980)

With this revelation, the Emperor instructs Vader to begin his search through the Force, intensifying Vader’s determination.

Vader’s quest takes him back to Tatooine, a planet he once called home. 

On Tatooine, Vader meets with Jabba the Hutt. 

He secretly hires bounty hunters to track down the elusive pilot. 

This shows Vader’s relentless pursuit and his willingness to use any means necessary to find the pilot who destroyed the Death Star.

Boba Fett Takes the Mission

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Boba Fett, one of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy, accepts the mission to find the Rebel pilot. 

Fett’s reputation for being an excellent tracker makes him the perfect candidate for this important task. His investigation leads him to several key locations and encounters with different characters.

During his search, Boba Fett follows leads and gathers information. His journey is challenging, but he remains focused on his goal. The trail eventually leads him to a crucial encounter on Tatooine.

The Encounter with Luke Skywalker

Boba Fett’s investigation brings him face-to-face with Luke Skywalker. 

During this encounter, Fett and Luke engage in a fight. Luke manages to escape, but Boba Fett learns something incredibly important: the Rebel pilot’s last name is Skywalker.

This discovery is significant, but Boba Fett does not yet understand the full implications. He knows he has found a vital piece of information and must report back to Darth Vader.

The Big Reveal That Boba Fett Reports to Vader

Boba Fett returns to Darth Vader with the information he has uncovered. 

When he tells Vader that the Rebel pilot’s name is Luke Skywalker, everything changes. Vader instantly recognizes the name Skywalker and realizes that this young pilot is his son.

This moment is a turning point for Darth Vader. He feels a mix of emotions, including shock, anger, and a newfound determination. 

He understands that Palpatine has deceived him, leading him to believe that his child had died with Padmé, Luke’s mother. 

Now, Vader knows the truth: his son is alive, and he is the very Rebel who destroyed the Death Star.

This realization sets the stage for an intense and complicated relationship between Vader and Luke. 

In the future, they will face each other in several dramatic confrontations, including the iconic duel on Cloud City. 

Their relationship will ultimately lead to moments of redemption and reconciliation, significantly impacting the fate of the galaxy.

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