Anakin Skywalker was a Jedi Knight and later a Sith Lord who played a pivotal role in the Galactic Civil War. He was born to Shmi Skywalker, a human slave of the sandpeople, on the planet Tatooine. Anakin had an unbreakable bond with his mother, who died when he was only nine years old. After her death, Anakin became a slave of Watto, a Toydarian junk dealer.
In 32 BBY, Anakin met Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and Padmé Amidala, who came to Tatooine seeking Queen Amidala’s lost handmaiden Padmé Naberrie (who was actually Queen Amidala). Anakin helped rescue her and ended up becoming her protector.
Anakin’s life changed forever when Qui-Gon Jinn discovered that Anakin was strong in the Force and believed that he could be trained as a Jedi Knight.
However, after Qui-Gon Jinn was killed by Darth Maul during The Battle of Naboo in 32 BBY, Obi-Wan Kenobi took responsibility for turning Anakin into a Jedi Knight during their time on Coruscant. By 22 BBY Anakin had been promoted to Jedi Knight.
Today we will tell you the most coolest facts about this central character in the Star Wars universe.
15 Coolest Facts About Anakin Skywalker
In this article we’ll cover:
Anakin was frozen in carbonite
When thinking about freezing in carbonite, we all think of the epic scene from The Empire Strikes Back, when Han Solo is the one who suffers this terrible fate; not before pronouncing the words that many of us would remain engraved after Leia’s “I love you”. However, as we saw in the Clone Wars series, Anakin also had to suffer this penalty. However, in the Jedi’s case, it was all a ploy so he could infiltrate without being discovered by the enemy side.
He had his own Padawan
Although in Revenge of the Sith one of the poor reasons why Anakin ends up succumbing to the dark side is that, although he was allowed to be part of the Jedi Council, at no time was he granted the rank of master, again in The Clone Wars we could meet Ashoka Tano, a young Padawan, who would end up becoming an apprentice of the future Sith Lord.
In addition, for those who wondered what fate had befallen the young native of the planet Shili, we were able to meet her again in Star Wars: Rebels.
Anakin was able to see everything that awaited him in the future.
Leaving aside the visions that the Jedi had about the death of his wife, Padme, Anakin came to discover everything that awaited him in his future.
It was in one of the last chapters of The Clone Wars, where our protagonists meet a peculiar Force family, and Hihjo reveals to Anakin who he will end up becoming.
However, after their meeting, and Anakin deciding that he was not going to allow that future to come true, these memories would eventually be erased from his mind as if they had never existed.
Before becoming Vader, Anakin was responsible for multiple massacres.
When the Emperor executed Order 66, Anakin, who already answered under the name of Lord Vader, was in charge of hunting down all the Jedi who tried to flee their tragic fate.
Something that we could also see in Star Wars: The Power of the Force; a title in which we met Starkiller, the secret apprentice that Vader used to kill all those sensitive to the Force who had managed to escape from the hands of the Empire.
However, Anakin was already showing signs before falling into the clutches of Emperor Palpatine.
Surely the scene that comes to mind is the massacre that the fallen Jedi carried out in the Jedi Temple among those little ones who had not even reached the rank of Padawan. However, during Episode II we also witnessed an even more serious action, as Anakin decided to annihilate an entire village of sand dwellers, without leaving a single survivor, as revenge for the death of his mother.
The actor who played the young Skywalker hates Star Wars
After the failure that was The Phantom Menace, the first episode of the Star Wars trilogy following the original; many were those who put Jake Lloyd as the main culprit of this failure.
And it was the hell that this little boy had to endure, which ended up driving him away from acting and making him hate this franchise.
Jake Lloyd was diagnosed with schizophrenia
If the hell Lloyd had to live through after The Phantom Menace wasn’t too much, the one in charge of bringing young Anakin to life ended up being diagnosed with schizophrenia.
However, not only did this not help his critics empathize with his personal situation and show him some support; it meant that the criticism increased, and led to even more vicious ones.
Anakin built his first lightsaber at the age of 12.
The young Jedi has always shown off his talent. Something he demonstrated after building the C-3P0 droid all by himself. Therefore, it is not surprising that he was able to build his own Jedi weapon at a tender age.
And this is not all. For after the first saber was destroyed, Anakin decided to create another one that would be even more durable. Something that has become very clear to us after the countless adventures that this weapon has lived until it ended up in Rey’s hands.
He was on the verge of leaving the Jedi Order.
As for many of his contemporaries, the Clone Wars made Anakin doubt the position of the Jedi Order, which functioned as nothing more than an extremity of the Senate itself.
And this, along with the corruption of the Senate and, for the sake of redundancy, the corruption that Paplatine exercised over the young Skywalker, could have made him leave the Order much earlier.
Anakin’s name seems to derive from ‘Anakim’, giants of Palestine.
George Lucas has never eaten his head too much to think of names. First it was Starkiller, which was to be Luke’s last name, just because it sounded so good. And later, he would do the same with Han’s last name; Solo, because he always did things his own way and without relying on anyone.
And the same happened with Darth Vader, whose name comes from the German ‘Vater’, which means father. That’s why many were surprised that Anakin’s name had a deeper meaning, since it comes from ‘Anakim’, a race of biblical giants among which Goliath is placed.
Hayden Christensen temporarily left acting after Star Wars
The actor in charge of giving life to Anakin Skywalker decided to leave the acting world shortly after Star Wars, because he considered that he did not have to make any effort, either to get a role in another project, or as an actor.
So, in favor of becoming a more ‘organic’ actor, Christensen decided to leave the acting world for a while. After this retirement, it seems that his next project could be a movie alongside Bruce Willis.
How was Anakin created by the Force?
The 25th issue of the official comic book series of the galactic universe ‘Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith’, has revealed who is the father of Anakin Skywalker. Anakin did not have a father as such, but his mother was impregnated by the manipulation of her womb by the Sith… and more specifically Emperor Palpatine.
Why does Anakin become Darth Vader?
Prompted by Palpatine and his premonitory visions of Padmé’s death, an already powerful Anakin turns to the dark side, betraying the Jedi Order, killing the Padawans and becoming Darth Vader.
Who kills Anakin Skywalker?
During the battle between Luke and Emperor Palpatine, Anakin, (Darth Vader), intervenes to save his son by throwing Palpatine to the bottom of the ship, but manages to mortally
How did Anakin get the scar?
Anakin Skywalker is branded over his right eye with the lightsaber of the Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress. leaving him with a vertical scar next to his right eye. wound him.
Is Anakin the most powerful Jedi?
The most powerful Jedi known to date remains Master Yoda.
Hopefully, if you’re a Star Wars fan, you found these facts about Anakin Skywalker interesting. It might also be worth checking out our companion piece, 13 Things You May Not Know About Obi-Wan Kenobi, as well.