Anakin Skywalker

Jedi Knight, the rumored "Chosen One", killed on Tatoooine two decades ago




Anakin Skywalker (nicknamed Ani by his mother) was a Force-sensitive Human male who served the Galactic Republic as a Jedi Knight.

Although he would later become a crucial figure in the galaxy, Skywalker came from humble origins. Born to Shmi Skywalker with no apparent father, he spent the first years of his life on Tatooine as a slave along with his mother. Thirty-two years ago, Skywalker met Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn. After obtaining his freedom by having been bet on by Jinn and winning the Boonta Eve Classic, Skywalker went with Jinn and departed from Tatooine, though troubled by leaving behind his mother. Skywalker took part in the Battle of Naboo, destroying the Droid Control Station despite his young age. Soon after, he joined the Jedi Order, becoming a Padawan to the now-paralyzed Jinn. Skywalker was believed to be the Chosen One of Jedi prophecy, one who would bring balance to the Force by destroying the Sith, which was why the Jedi Council chose to bend the Jedi Code and permit his training.

Twenty two years ago, Skywalker was reunited with Padme Amidala, the former queen of Naboo and new Senator of the Chommell Sector. He was seen frequently in her company, and worked with her on several matters involving the senate.

At the start of the Clone Wars, he felt bound by the Jedi Code to turn in his master for conspiring with Count Dooku, which led to Jinn’s expulsion from the Jedi Order. Master Jinn claimed that he was working with Count Dooku to expose the Sith within the Republic leadership, and let Dooku go at the battle of Geonosis. Skywalker met with Jinn before Jinn left Coruscant to smooth over any hard feelings, and departed on friendly terms.

Skywalker fought in the Clone Wars and became a Jedi Knight. Throughout the conflict, Skywalker became an icon to the public, known as the “Hero With No Fear”. Despite this, he carried with him a great sense of loss in addition to great anger. His mentoring by the patient Master Jinn likely led to Skywalker being able to handle these feelings, and kept him from being turned to the dark side.

Skywalker led his 501st Legion to several victories against the Separatists, but started to feel the war was going in directions he was not comfortable with, especially when his former-Master Qui-Gon Jinn joined the Separatist Movement. When Jinn questioned the goals of the Republic and cited examples, the Jedi Order was split. Several Jedi went to serve with the Separatists, to help Jinn find the corruption within the Republic. Several more Jedi simply refused to lead their troops. Skywalker, who has always felt bound to the Jedi, continued to serve the Republic.

Skywalker was on Coruscant at the end of the war, when General Grievous’s fleet attacked and the temple was destroyed. He helped General Obi-Wan Kenobi bring Chancellor Palpatine to justice.

Skywalker was killed by Marshal Qui-Gon Jinn, his former master, on Tattooine when he served as Chancellor Amidala’s honor guard with General Kenobi and his 212st Star Corps. Jinn and Count Dooku met with Amidala on Tattooine under the pre-text of negotiating a cease fire.

There are some that believe that Anakin Skywalker was still serving Qui-Gon Jinn. The reason Chancellor Amidala handled the negotiations personally was at Skywalker’s request, against several of her adviser’s recommendations. Some have used this as evidence that Skywalker may have had undue influence over Chancellor Amidala, and may have led her into a trap. Grand Master Kenobi refuses to comment on these allegations, saying that Skywalker was killed by the traitor Qui-Gon Jinn.

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