Dave Filoni is known for the very popular series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. He now explained why he thought Anakin Skywalker was falling to the dark side of the Force, but Luke wasn't.
Anakin Skywalker shines in Star wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith falls into the Dark Side of the Force relatively quickly. But Luke later managed to stay steadfast. Why? Clone Wars director Dave Filoni has his own opinion on this.
The father as a central element of Star Wars
According to Filoni, Anakin's fate is closely related to that of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn. Qui-Gon wanted to be a kind of surrogate father for Anakin, because that was exactly what Anakin never had. That's why the duel with Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode 1 was such a turning point. Qui-Gonn died and could not be Anakin's father the boy needed. Obi-Wan Kenobi took over Anakin's education, but he was more like a brother to him than a father. Anakin was later lacking the father figure who could really have directed him.
It was different with Luke. Luke had a father. A father who was once a Jedi Knight. And that was exactly what he clung to when the Emperor "offered" him to switch to the Dark Side in Episode 6: The Return of the Jedi. When Luke threw away his lightsaber, he said, "I'm a Jedi, just like my father before me." Luke saw behind the mask of Darth Vader his father, a once good person, and it was this father figure and the love for his father that finally saved him.
"Anakin then decided to be the father he never had," said Dave Filoni. "He has to give up all power in the galaxy and save his son. That is the selfless act he does in return for his son, and that saves him. So the son saves the father and the father saves the son and it works perfect. And I’ll trace this from episode 1 until the Jedi’s return. This is the story of Star Wars.
Source: Comic book
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