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Old June 6 2010, 06:00 AM   #1
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Did uncle Owen know that Anakin became Darth Vader?

Did uncle Owen know that Anakin became Darth Vader? I don't think anyone other than Palps and a few others (yoda, ben etc...) knew anakin became a sith lord. But Uncle Owen sure was afraid for his boy when he showed interest in becoming a pilot. do you think he knew?
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Old June 6 2010, 06:45 AM   #2
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I think he knew that his brother went off with Obi-Wan as a pilot and "died" in the war. He was just concerned Luke would die too.
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Old June 6 2010, 06:56 AM   #3
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Re: Did uncle Owen know that Anakin became Darth Vader?

I doubt he knew he was Vader, but he knew he was a whiny bitch who slaughtered sandpeople women and children and that he got himself killed.
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Old June 6 2010, 06:58 AM   #4
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Re: Did uncle Owen know that Anakin became Darth Vader?

So Owen was Anakin's brother?
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Old June 6 2010, 06:59 AM   #5
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So Owen was Anakin's brother?
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Old June 6 2010, 07:29 AM   #6
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Re: Did uncle Owen know that Anakin became Darth Vader?

yeah, but i really don't remember it that well, saw it in the theater a long time ago

i'm not too knowledgeable about star wars, it confuses me with all the republic political stuff
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Old June 6 2010, 07:47 AM   #7
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Re: Did uncle Owen know that Anakin became Darth Vader?

Spoiler Alert!
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Old June 6 2010, 08:27 AM   #8
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Re: Did uncle Owen know that Anakin became Darth Vader?

I was under the impression that Obi-Wan told Owen everything. I'm pretty sure Beru might have not know the whole picture. Hence:
"He has too much of his father in him"
"That's what I'm afraid of"
And Own not allowing him to be trained as a jedi or go off to the academy.
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Old June 6 2010, 08:31 AM   #9
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Re: Did uncle Owen know that Anakin became Darth Vader?

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I was under the impression that Obi-Wan told Owen everything. I'm pretty sure Beru might have not know the whole picture. Hence:
"He has too much of his father in him"
"That's what I'm afraid of"
And Own not allowing him to be trained as a jedi or go off to the academy.
I had always just assumed that Anakin and Padme were on Tataoone for a while during AotC and Anakin and Owen had more interaction that just what was on screen.
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Old June 6 2010, 09:36 AM   #10
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Re: Did uncle Owen know that Anakin became Darth Vader?

Owen obviously had contact with Obi-Wan on Tatooine since he knew all about "Old Ben" the hermit and tried to delay Luke from running off to find him and fulfill his destiny. That, plus his obvious concern for Luke becoming like Anakin (Klieg Lars had no problem with killing Sandpeople, whom he considered animals, so his son probably didn't either and wouldn't have a problem with Anakin getting revenge on them) leads me to believe that Obi-Wan had been secretly keeping in touch with him to monitor Luke's upbringing and protect him and had told him what had happened to Anakin.
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Old June 6 2010, 10:36 AM   #11
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Re: Did uncle Owen know that Anakin became Darth Vader?

All of the above points sound good to me: Owen would have to be a bit naive not to suspect anything and Obi-wan, by this stage, would know the danger of letting a suspicious person leap to their own conclusions...
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Old June 6 2010, 05:07 PM   #12
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Re: Did uncle Owen know that Anakin became Darth Vader?

Really, the six movies has about as much consistant contnuity between them as an enture season of Voyager.
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Old June 6 2010, 05:16 PM   #13
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Lets say... yes, he knew. The dark look in ANH makes sense.
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Old June 6 2010, 06:17 PM   #14
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Someone just hands you a baby...

Obi Wan "This is your step brother's son. His mother died giving birth to him."

Owen : "What happened to Anakin?"

Obi: "I cut 3 of this limbs off and left him to burn to death on a lava planet."

Owen : "Umm...yeah...say, you aren't planning on sticking around these parts are you?"

Obi: "Yes, actually, I'd like to keep in touch regarding the boy. "

Owen: "Uh...okay. Property is real cheap over by the Jundland Wastes."

Obi: "Are there many people there? I'd like to keep a low profile."

Beru: "Well, there's some sand...[Owen nudges her] but, uh...no people. "

[Obi-Wan leaves.]

Owen: "You nearly blew it! Look, if that psycho gets himself killed by sand people, we won't have to worry about him corrupting this child."

Beru: "But he seemed like a nice man.

Owen: "Shut-up, bitch and make me a womp-rat pie."
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Old June 6 2010, 07:28 PM   #15
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Re: Did uncle Owen know that Anakin became Darth Vader?

I think it's mentioned somewhere on one of the commentaries/documentaries that the exchange below wasn't meant to imply that Owen knew. At least, it wasn't originally written with that intent.

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I was under the impression that Obi-Wan told Owen everything. I'm pretty sure Beru might have not know the whole picture. Hence:
"He has too much of his father in him"
"That's what I'm afraid of"
And Own not allowing him to be trained as a jedi or go off to the academy.
But I do agree that it does make the exchange much more meaningful if you do assume that Owen knows, and there's nothing in the movie to say that he doesn't. So yeah, let's go with him knowing.
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