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The Hidden Secrets of the Star Wars Family Tree: An In-Depth Analysis

There is no doubt that Star Wars is one of the biggest movie franchises in the world, with fans growing still now.

That is the film responsible for the biggest twist in movie history, that is when Darth Vader turned out to be Luke Skywalker’s father. He said the most famous movie quote, “I am Your Father.

But since the movie series is quite old, it is possible that seeing the newer movies, you might not understand the family history and the star wars family tree properly.

That is exactly why I am here to help you out. Today in this article, I am going to explain to you the Star Wars family tree clearly once and for all, so try to keep up, “May the Force be with you.”

Star Wars: A Cult Classic

Star Wars A Cult Classic

Star Wars is not just a film franchise, it is a film that changed the Hollywood film industry for good. From the style of filmmaking to meaningful and deep storytelling and the total aesthetic of Hollywood filmmaking.  

The franchise is full of themes of conflict, drama, and irony. The over-flowing use of special effects, computer-generated images, incredible lighting, and the use of digital production created a one of a kind masterpiece. It is hard to imagine a film series of this magnitude was made back in the 1970s.

Over the years, many films in the sci-fi genre have taken inspiration from the Star Wars franchise Since the film trilogy generated many sequels, series, spin-offs, games, toys and even parodies.

There are hardly any other sci-fi film series that generated such an impact on the audience and fans. Some of the best parodies of Star Wars are

The Simpsons

→ “Mayored to the Mob”

→ “The Force Awakens from its Nap”

→ “Plusaversary.”

→ “Rogue Not Quite One.”

■ Robot Chicken

■ Family Guy

■ Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars

■ Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri

■ Hardware Wars

■ Spaceballs

■ Pinky and the Brain

■ Fanboys

■ Ricktional Mortpoon’s Rickmas Mortcation.

Well, if you are a Star Wars fan, then you would know that there is a particular chronological order you need to follow while watching the films. For those who don’t know the series for them, I am here to help.

■ Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace

■ Star Wars: Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones

■ Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith

■ Solo: A Star Wars Story

■ Obi-Wan Kenobi (Disney+ series)

■ Andor (Disney + series)

■ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

■ Star Wars: Episode 4: A New Hope

■ Star Wars: Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back

■ Star Wars: Episode 6: Return of the Jedi

■ The Mandalorian (Disney+ series)

■ Star Wars: Episode 7: The Force Awakens

■ Star Wars: Episode 8: The Last Jedi

■ Star Wars: Episode 9: The Rise Of Skywalker

If you are watching the star wars family tree movies for the first time, then you should know that there are a couple of more chronological orders that are preferred by fans.

👉 Ernst Rister Order  

“People with a passing knowledge of Star Wars who don’t want to go a established path”

• A New Hope

• The Empire Strikes Back

•The Phantom Menace

• Attack Of The Clones

• Revenge Of The Sith

• Return Of The Jedi

• The Forced Awakens

• The Last Jedi

•The Rise Of Skywalker

👉 Machete Order  

“For Prequel Haters”

• A New Hope

• The Empire Strikes Back

• Attack Of The Cloves

• Revenge Of The Sith

• Return Of The Jedi

•The Force Awakens

• The Last Jedi

• The Rise Of Skywalker

👉 Flashback Order  

“Star Wars fans looking to slot in the spin-offs.”

• A New Hope

• Solo

• Rogue One

• The Empire Strikes Back

• Phantom Menace

• Attack Of The Clones

• Revenge Of The Sith

• Return Of The Jedi

• The Force Awakens

• The Last Jedi

• The Rise Of Skywalker

👉 Alternating Order

“Star Wars aficionados with too much time on their hands.”

• A New Hope

• The Phantom Menace

• The Force Awakens

• The Empire Strikes Back

• Attack Of The Clones

• The Last Jedi

• Return Of The Jedi

• Revenge Of The Sith

• The Rise Of Skywalker

👉 Obi-Wan Order  

“Obi-Wan Kenobi Stans.”

• A New Hope

• The Phantom Menace

• Attack Of The Clones

• Revenge Of The Sith

• Obi-Wan Kenobi

• The Empire Strikes Back

• Return Of The Jedi

• The Force Awakens

• The Last Jedi

• The Rise Of Skywalker

Star Wars Family Tree  

The famous Skywalker family is a fictional family of the Star Wars film franchise. The Skywalker bloodline is the one that has the strongest bond with the Force in the trilogy. The main three members of the trilogy were the twins Luke and Leia and their father Darth Vader.

But other than them, you may not be familiar with the rest of the family members, so for that reason, here is the Skywalker family tree for your help.

Skywalker Family Tree  

Star Wars Family Tree  

Main Characters Of Star Wars Family Tree  

Now let’s get to know about some of the main characters or members of the Skywalker Family Tree.

» Anakin Skywalker  

Anakin Skywalker  
Homeworld:Tatooine
Born:41.9 BBY
Died:4 ABY
Species:Human
Gender:Male
Pronouns:He/Him
Cybernetics:Cybernetic right arm, prosthetic legs arms, and legs, with a life-support system
Affiliations:Skywalker familyJedi Order Galactic RepublicOrder of the Sith LordsGalactic Empire
Masters:Qui-Gon JinnObi-Wan KenobiDarth Sidious
Apprentices: Ahsoka TanoAntinnis TremayneHalmere Lanu PasiqGalen MarekTaoKharysVost TyneHethrirLumiya Flint

“Anakin Skywalker is a Force-sensitive Human male. He served at the Galactic Republic as a Jedi Knight and the later joined the Galactic Empire as Darth Vader.”

“Throughout the Clone Wars, Skywalker’s anger and sense of loss pushed him ever closer to the dark side of the Force, and his visions of Amidala dying in childbirth in 19 BBY made him desperate to find a way to save his wife.”

“Palpatine, who was actually the Sith Lord Darth Sidious, seduced Skywalker into betraying the Jedi and becoming his apprentice with the promise of saving Amidala, and Skywalker was christened Darth Vader as Palpatine transformed the Republic into the Galactic Empire and eradicated the Jedi Order.”

» Padme Amidala

Padme Amidala
Homeworld:Naboo
Born:44 BBY
Died:19 BBY
Species:Human
Gender:Female
Pronouns:She/Her
Affiliations: House NaberrieRefugee ReliefApprentice LegislatureLegislative YouthRoyal House of NabooGalactic Republic Skywalker Family

“Padmé Naberrie of Naboo (publicly known by her regnal name, Padmé Amidala, and also known as Her Royal Highness, Queen Amidala of Naboo from 33 BBY to 25 BBY, as Her Excellency, Senator Padmé Amidala of Naboo from 25 BBY until her death and as Padmé Naberrie Skywalker after her marriage) was the younger daughter of Ruwee and Jobal Naberrie, and the sister of Sola Naberrie.”

“After Kenobi defeated Vader and left him for dead, he took Amidala to a medical facility on Polis Massa, where she gave birth to fraternal twins and named them—the boy, Luke, and the girl, Leia.”

“But her husband’s fall to the dark side had broken her heart, causing her to lose the will to live, which, coupled with the strain of giving birth to her children, resulted in her death.”

“In her final words, she told Kenobi of her strong belief that there was still good within Anakin. At her state funeral, thousands of Naboo gathered in the streets of Theed to pay their respects to their beloved former Queen and Senator.”

» Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker
Homeworld:Tatooine
Born:19 BBY
Died:Between 45 ABY to 137 ABY
Species:Human
Gender:Male
Pronouns:He/Him
Cybernetics:Prosthetic Right Hand
Affiliations:Skywalker Family Lars FamilyAlliance to Restore the RepublicJedi OrderAlliance of Free PlanetsBright Tree VillageNew RepublicOrder of the Sith Lord (undercover)Dark Empire (undercover)New Jedi Order Jedi CoalitionGalactic Federation of Free Alliances
Masters:Obi-Wan KenobiYodaJoruss C’baothDarth Sidious (undercover)
Apprentices: Leia Organa SoloKam SolusarGantorisJem Ysanna BrakissDesannTionne SolusarKyle KatarnMara Jade SkywalkerX2Finn GalfridianJacen SoloAnakin SoloBen Skywalker

“Luke Skywalker was a renowned Force-sensitive Human male who helped defeat the Galactic Empire in the Galactic Civil War and helped found the New Republic, as well as the New Jedi Order.”

“Born in 19 BBY as the son of the fallen Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and the Queen and Senator of Naboo, Padmé Amidala, Luke was raised on Tatooine and hidden from Emperor Palpatine and his father, who had recently become Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith.”

“In 0 BBY, Skywalker’s life changed forever. A chance purchase of two droids, R2-D2 and C-3PO, led to him to receive training in the ways of the Force from Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and to meet Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa.”

“Who was, no known to him, his twin sister. Skywalker then destroyed the first Death Star and joined the Rebel Alliance.”

» Leis Organa-Solo

Leis Organa-Solo
Homeworld:Alderaan
Born:19 BBY
Died:0 ABY (revived later)2 ABY (revived later)
Species:Human
Gender:Female
Pronouns:She/Her
Affiliations:Galactic EmpireHouse OrganaAlderaania ResistanceAlliance to Restore the RepublicJabba Desilijic Tiure’s criminal empireAlliance of Free PlanetsNew RepublicHouse of SoloNew Jedi OrderGalactic Federation of Free AlliancesFive WorldsJedi Coalition
Masters:Luke SkywalkerVima-Da-BodaSaba Sebatyne
Apprentices: Allana Solo

“Leia Organa Solo (born Leia Amidala Skywalker), a Force-sensitive Human female was at various stages of her life, a politician, revolutionary, and Jedi Knight of the New Jedi Order.”

“The daughter of Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and Senator Padmé Amidala of Naboo, Leia was the younger twin sister of Luke Skywalker, and, shortly after her birth, she became the adopted daughter of Bail Organa and Queen Breha of Alderaan, making her a Princess of Alderaan.“

“She had a forceful personality and bright intellect, having accomplished much in her youth: she was a strong proponent for the Rebel Alliance, the youngest Senator ever of the Galactic Empire at eighteen standard years of age, and a member of the Royal Family of Alderaan.”

» Han Solo

Han Solo
Homeworld:Corellia
Born:29 BBY
Species:Human
Gender:Male
Pronouns:He/Him
Affiliations: House of SoloGalactic EmpireHutt CartelAlliance to Restore the RepublicAlliance to Free PlanetsNew RepublicBright Tree VillageFive WorldsJedi Coalition

“Han Solo was a male Human smuggler from the planet Corellia who achieved galactic fame as a member of the Rebel Alliance and later the New Republic.”

“Solo then entered the Imperial Academy at Carida, serving with distinction. He was kicked out, however, when he stopped an Imperial officer from beating a Wookiee named Chewbacca with a neuronic whip for resisting capture.”

“In gratitude, the Wookiee swore a life debt to Solo, protecting him with his life and a bond of friendship formed between the two that was unbreakable.”

“Solo became a smuggler once again, with Chewbacca at his side. Piloting the upgraded and customized the Millennium Falcon, which he won in a game of Sabacc against Lando Calrissian, his future ally, he became known as one of the best smugglers in the galaxy.”

» Ben Solo/ Kylo Ren

Ben Solo/Kylo Ren  
Homeworld:Chandrila
Born:5 ABY, Chandrila
Died:35 ABY. Exegol
Species:Human
Gender:Male
Pronouns:He/Him
Affiliations:Solo FamilySkywalker FamilyElder HouseHouse of OrganaJedi OrderKnights of RenFirst Order
Masters: Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)Darth Sidious (Dark Master)Snoke (Proxy)

“Ben Solo was a human male Force-sensitive who fell to the dark side of the Force as Kylo Ren—the “Jedi Killer,” master of the Knights of Ren, and eventually became the Supreme Leader of the First Order—but he returned to the light side shortly before his death.”

“He was born at the end of the Galactic Civil War in 5 ABY, when the Galactic Empire surrendered to the New Republic. His parents, General Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa, were considered great heroes of the Alliance to Restore the Republic, as was his maternal uncle, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.”

“The heir to the Skywalker bloodline, Ben Solo possessed raw strength in the Force and had the potential for limitless power. His grandfather, Anakin Skywalker, had become the Sith Lord Darth Vader through the machinations of Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith.”

“The phantom Sidious similarly targeted Solo and used his creation, Supreme Leader Snoke, to groom Solo from an early age to doubt his family and eventually turn to the dark side.”

Wrapping Up!  

One of the most intriguing and interesting storylines about Star Wars was definitely the Star Wars family tree.

This became highly important when Dark Vader’s identity was revealed. Now if you are still not caught up with all the Star Wars movies or the original trilogy, then it’s high time that you do.

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