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Anakin Skywalker (AOTC)

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Name: Anakin Skywalker (As of Attack of the Clones)
Type: Jedi Padawan
Species: Human
Homeworld: Tatooine
Gender: Male
Born: 41 BBY / 959 GC
Died: 4 ABY / 1004 GC
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 1.88 meters
Weight: 120 kg
Skin: Light

DEXTERITY 3D
Blaster 4D
Blaster Artillery 4D
Brawling Parry 5D+2
Dodge 7D
Lightsaber 9D
Melee combat 6D+1
Melee parry 8D+1
Vehicle blasters 5D

KNOWLEDGE 2D+2
Alien species 5D+1
Bureaucracy 4D+1
Cultures 5D
Languages 5D
Planetary Systems 5D+2
Scholar: Jedi lore 4D
Streetwise 5D+2
Survival 5D
Value 4D+2
Willpower 6D

MECHANICAL 3D+2
Astrogation 6D
Capital Ship Piloting 6D+1
Capital Ship Shields 4D+1
Repulsorlift Operation 5D+1
Starfighter Piloting 9D
Starship Gunnery 7D+1
Starship Shields 4D+2

PERCEPTION 2D+2
Bargain 3D+1
Command 6D
Con 3D+1
Gambling 3D+2
Hide 3D+2
Persuasion 6D+2
Search 6D+1
Sneak 4D+2

STRENGTH 3D
Brawling 6D+2
Climbing/Jumping 7D
Lifting 6D+2
Stamina 6D+1

TECHNICAL 3D
Armor repair 6D
Computer Programming/Repair: 5D
Droid Programming: 5D+2
Droid Repair: 6D+2
Lightsaber Repair 7D+1
Repulsorlift Repair 5D+2
Repulsorlift Repair: Podracer 7D
Security 6D
Starfighter Repair 4D+2

SPECIAL ABILITIES:

Control: 7D
Absorb/dissipate energy, accelerate healing, concentrate, control pain, detoxify poison, enhance attribute, hibernation trance

Sense: 8D
Combat sense, danger sense, instinctive astrogation, life detection, life sense, magnify senses,

Alter: 7D+1
Injure/Kill, telekinesis

Control and Sense: Farseeing, lightsaber combat

Control, Sense and Alter: Affect mind

Force Sensitive: Y
Force Points: 7
Dark Side Points: 3
Character Points: 16
Move: 10

Equipment: Blue Lightsaber (5D), jedi robes, jedi utility belt

Background: Anakin Skywalker, a Force-sensitive human male, was a Jedi Knight of the Galactic Republic, a hero of the Clone Wars, and the Chosen One of the Jedi Order. During the reign of the Galactic Empire, he was known as Darth Vader, Sith Lord and apprentice to Emperor Darth Sidious. Skywalker was born in 41 BBY, forty-one years before the Battle of Yavin, on the planet Tatooine in the Outer Rim Territories of the galaxy. Although he had a mother, Shmi Skywalker, no father was involved in Skywalker’s conception. This revelation led Qui-Gon Jinn—the Jedi Master who discovered Skywalker and liberated him from slavery—to suspect that the midi-chlorians had conceived Skywalker. The Jedi High Council initially rejected Jinn’s request to train Skywalker, deeming him too emotional and too old to become a Jedi, but later reversed their decision following the Battle of Naboo, where they discovered that the Sith had returned.

Following the outbreak of the Clone Wars in 22 BBY, Skywalker completed his apprenticeship under Obi-Wan Kenobi and was assigned his apprentice, Ahsoka Tano, by the time of the Battle of Christophsis. Throughout the conflict, Skywalker led the Grand Army of the Republic alongside his fellow Jedi Generals while maintaining a secret relationship with the Naboo senator Padmé Amidala in violation of the Jedi Code, which forbade personal attachments and romantic relationships. Skywalker was elated by his wife’s pregnancy yet also fearful of losing her as he foresaw Amidala’s death in childbirth. As a result, Darth Sidious seduced Skywalker to the dark side of the Force with promises of saving Amidala and bringing peace and order to the galaxy. Embracing his new identity as Darth Vader, the fallen Jedi Knight marched on the Jedi Temple at the head of the 501st Legion, killing his former comrades on Coruscant while the rest of the Jedi were betrayed by their clone troopers across the galaxy. However, rather than saving his wife, Vader’s actions caused Amidala to die of a broken heart. Her death—in addition to severe injuries Vader sustained in his duel with Kenobi on Mustafar, rendering him more machine than man—caused the Sith Lord to all but completely bury Anakin Skywalker beneath the persona of Darth Vader.

Darth Vader, the fallen Jedi Knight, marched on the Jedi Temple at the head of the 501st Legion, killing his former comrades on Coruscant. At the same time, the rest of the Jedi were betrayed by their clone troopers across the galaxy. However, rather than saving his wife, Vader’s actions caused Amidala to die of a broken heart. Her death—in addition to severe injuries Vader sustained in his duel with Kenobi on Mustafar, rendering him more machine than man—caused the Sith Lord to all but completely bury Anakin Skywalker beneath the persona of Darth Vader.

Vader served his Sith Master for decades; together, they consolidated the Empire’s control over the galaxy and simultaneously hunted the few surviving Jedi until the Order was all but extinct. Despite his involvement in the galactic war against the Alliance to Restore the Republic, Vader failed to prevent the destruction of the Death Star. Upon learning that the pilot responsible for destroying the superweapon was his son, Luke Skywalker—the child he assumed had died with Amidala—Vader formulated a plot to overthrow the Emperor by turning the nascent Jedi to the dark side. Following the Battle of Hoth, the two directly confronted each other on Bespin, with Vader emerging as the victor of their duel. He beseeched Skywalker to rule the galaxy with him as a family, but the young Jedi rejected his father’s offer and rejoined his allies in their fight against the Empire.

They confronted each other once more, this time in the presence of the Emperor, during the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY. Skywalker was ultimately victorious but refused to kill his father or take his place at Sidious’ side. The Dark Lord of the Sith unleashed his fury against Skywalker, torturing him slowly with torrents of Force lightning. The sight of his son in agony caused the dormant persona of Anakin Skywalker to awaken within Darth Vader, and, in a final act of redemption, the apprentice killed the Master at the cost of his own life. Despite Luke’s efforts to keep his father alive, at that point, all Anakin wanted was to share one last moment with his son before peacefully accepting his death. Having re-embraced the light side of the Force at the time of his demise, Anakin’s consciousness was preserved in the form of a Force spirit by his former mentors, Kenobi and Grand Master Yoda, both of whom had already become one with the Force. During the Rebel celebration on Endor, the immortal souls of Anakin, Kenobi, and Yoda watched over Luke as he celebrated with his friends.

Although Anakin Skywalker fulfilled his destiny as the prophesied Chosen One, restoring balance to the Force by destroying the Sith, the prophecy never predicted the end of the dark side of the Force. In the decades following the fall of the Empire, Ben Solo—the son of Anakin’s daughter, Princess Leia Organa—was seduced to the dark side like his grandfather before him. After destroying Luke’s efforts to rebuild the Jedi Order, Solo adopted the identity of Kylo Ren, becoming the Master of the Knights of Ren and the apprentice of Supreme Leader Snoke. While both Snoke and Ren were strong with the dark side, neither were Sith, the Order ending with Sidious and Vader’s deaths. Ren desired to complete Vader’s legacy by killing his uncle Luke Skywalker, the last of the Jedi. Unlike his grandfather, Ren succeeded in overthrowing his Master and, therefore, became the new Supreme Leader of the First Order, a hermetic state on the verge of conquering the galaxy in the wake of the New Republic’s collapse.

Personality and traits

As a child, Anakin Skywalker showed kindness and generosity, as exemplified by his willingness to risk his life in a podrace to help Qui-Gon Jinn and Padmé Amidala depart Tatooine at a time of need. He was not shy to express his feelings and was reluctant to leave those he loved behind. Indeed, Skywalker had a deep-seated fear of loss, especially regarding his mother, which Master Yoda sensed when the Jedi Council tested him. This fear of loss would follow Skywalker throughout his life and eventually led him down the path of the dark side, particularly after the death of his mother, Shmi, carrying sadness, anger, and guilt in his heart for years to come. Similarly, his experiences as an enslaved person would leave him with a deep resentment towards slavers. Skywalker would mostly keep these feelings to himself, very rarely talking about them, even with those he trusted, as he struggled to put his past behind, making an effort not to think about it.

Skywalker became arrogant, reckless, impatient, willful, and cavalier as he grew older, despite Kenobi’s efforts to train him as best as he could. Confident and bold, he demonstrated a lack of subtlety, which Plo Koon once noted was one of the many traits his Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, had adopted from him during her younger years. Another was his tendency to disobey orders, which he did whenever he thought they weren’t the best way to solve problems, and his cockiness. Despite his many failings, Skywalker remained selfless, willing to lay down his life for others, and committed to things greater than himself—the Jedi, the Republic, his friends, and his wife. Similarly, his relentless determination was rivaled by none, except perhaps by his Padawan. In some aspects, his journey as a mentor to Tano allowed him to mature and become more responsible. His emotional balance, however, was disrupted by the High Council’s decision to expel Tano when she was suspected of treason and her subsequent decision not to return to the Order when invited back.

With a penchant for “showing off,” Skywalker was something of a maverick, though not in a way like his late informal Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, known for being passionate and impulsive. Most of his peers nevertheless trusted him and his ingenuity, although some Jedi did consider him to have a simplistic approach to logic. The 501st Legion and its captain, Rex, would consider his tactics reckless and unorthodox but appreciated that he would never risk their lives without risking his. Skywalker would also show eagerness and dedication to end the Clone War, which he believed, by its final days, was destroying the principles of the Republic.

Though he was committed to the Jedi Order ever since he joined, Skywalker was deeply conflicted about it, wanting to walk away from the Order at several points before and during the Clone Wars, mainly because of his love and secret marriage to Padmé Amidala, whom he believed he couldn’t live without. Over-protective and prone to jealousy, Skywalker’s affection for her was suspected by some of his peers. At least Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ahsoka Tano, and Rush Clovis knew he was attracted to her. Another source of conflict was his dwindling trust and increasing resentment toward the Jedi High Council, which he believed without justification-distrusted him and was not treating him with enough respect. These fears and resentments were further incited by Palpatine’s manipulations and some of the Council’s (and Kenobi’s) questionable decisions, as well as his friendship with Chancellor Palpatine, of whom the Council was justifiably wary and kept secrets.

Skywalker struggled to keep his emotions in check—especially his anger. According to Ahsoka Tano, he cared deeply about his friends and “looked out for them until the end.” Loyal to a fault, Skywalker was willing to do anything to protect those whom he cared about, often resorting to the dark side of the Force to do so. Skywalker’s anger would push him ever closer to the dark side throughout the Clone Wars. Still, his fear of loss ultimately triggered his fall after experiencing visions of Amidala dying in childbirth and his desire to obtain enough power to save his loved ones. He would justify his immoral and ruthless actions as necessary to bring peace, justice, and Order to the galaxy.

Lightsaber abilities

Despite being naturally extremely talented, Anakin Skywalker was initially lax with his lightsaber training, though he believed he could rival the Jedi Masters. Despite his relative laziness, when the Clone Wars began, Anakin was still a skilled enough duelist to hold his own against Count Dooku for a time, lasting longer than Kenobi. During the war, his frequent engagement in duels with individuals such as the informal Sith apprentice Asajj Ventress, Savage Opress, Count Dooku, and fallen Jedi Barriss Offee allowed him to improve significantly on his capabilities with a lightsaber. His skill by the end of the war was such that he could defeat Dooku in single combat single-handedly, even though the Count was one of the very few duelists who could hold his own against Yoda himself. However, it should be noted that Dooku’s taunts angered Anakin, which unintentionally resulted in Anakin tapping upon the Dark Side, which also contributed to his victory. During his duel with his former Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin proved to be equally matched with him. He was defeated only when his hubris and blinding rage let Kenobi dismember him. Skywalker was considered by some of the Jedi, such as Kanan Jarrus, to have been the greatest warrior the Order had during the Clone Wars, with the only possible exceptions being Yoda and Mace Windu, and his former Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, once acknowledged Skywalker as someone powerful who rarely lost his battles.

On numerous occasions, Anakin demonstrated remarkable skill in Form V, deflecting blaster fire easily and shots from freighters. He had some skill in Jar’Kai but greatly preferred using a single lightsaber. A practitioner of Form IV and well aware that the key to deflecting the fire of multiple adversaries was fluid motions, Skywalker adjusted the classic techniques—which he demonstrated in a holographic recording, later found in Kanan Jarrus’ holocron.

A pragmatic combatant, Skywalker had the skill to throw his activated lightsaber to attack, guiding it with the Force, or would resort to activating to lethal results when being held by unsuspecting enemies, once impressing Kenobi by telekinetically activating their lightsabers (both in Chong’s possession) and cutting apart the Sugi before pulling the lightsabers to his hands.

Force powers

Blessed with impressive reflexes typical of a Jedi, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn saw enormous potential in the 9-year-old Skywalker and believed him to have been conceived by the Force. Indeed, when his blood was tested, Skywalker’s midi-chlorian Count was above 20,000, reportedly even more significant than Yoda’s. The total amount was, however, unknown, for the reading was off the scale.

In his teen years, Skywalker’s Force training progressed to the point where he could manifest various abilities, and Kenobi considered him “advanced for his age.” Using the Force, Skywalker could sense what was happening in another room and sense when Amidala was in mortal danger from poisonous kouhuns, other people’s feelings, and disturbances in the Force. Skywalker also showed an aptitude for precognitive dreams, as was the case when he foresaw the deaths of both his mother and his wife in dreams, but also of himself becoming a Jedi, back when he lived with his mother on Tatooine. However, Skywalker struggled to use the Force to control and befriend animals, noting that Kenobi was much better at it than he was.

Skywalker was skilled in telekinesis: even as a late beginner, by his admission, he was very good at it, better than any Padawan his age and most of the older ones as well. He could lift lightsabers in the air and ignite them with ease, as he did once to scare a pair of Padawans who had called him a “slave to his emotions.” Despite having a powerful connection to the Force, Skywalker tended not to use it often during lightsaber duels and focused instead on the physical aspects of combat. This tendency held even when facing opponents who made liberal use of the Force during duels, such as Count Dooku.

Other skills

Even at a young age, Skywalker demonstrated an excellent aptitude for piloting, mechanics, and engineering—he rebuilt the protocol droid C-3PO, an advanced droid fluent in over six million forms of communication, as well as a functional podracer. Although he would rarely use his talent as a mechanic during his adulthood, he would remain skilled at repairing technology.

Skywalker showed a fantastic ability that few could surpass as a pilot, and Kenobi would later describe him to his son Luke as “the best star pilot in the galaxy.” He once managed to land the Invisible Hand when it was half-destroyed and breaking up in the atmosphere. After becoming Vader, he remained an exceptionally skilled pilot, as shown when he single-handedly almost destroyed Phoenix Squadron in a lone TIE Advanced x1, easily out-flying their entire fleet and forcing their command to abandon ship, and when he almost obliterated several Alliance squadrons during the Battle of Vrogas Vas. Despite this, Skywalker would be shot down regularly during his combat piloting career.

Although he mainly used lightsabers, Skywalker was highly proficient at using blaster pistols. He also had some training in using staves, a skill he once taught to a Felucian village so that they could defend themselves. Skywalker spoke Galactic Basic and Huttese and understood the Bith language. As Vader, he learned the ancient Sith tongue and could speak it with his Master, Darth Sidious.

Appearances: Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Clone Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Tales of the Jedi, The Bad Batch, Rebels, Rogue One, Episode IV A New Hope, Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Ahsoka

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