Star Wars is, and always has been, about Anakin Skywalker and his impact on the galaxy. If you look back at the original trilogy, it's all about his redemption brought about by his son. The prequel trilogy is all about Anakin Skywalker, but it skips a good decade of his time in training, and a lot happened during those years. He's not even in the sequel trilogy, but his presence can be felt in every scene involving his grandson, so it's safe to say the Skywalker Saga is centered around... well, Anakin Skywalker!
Still, the movies don't go into a lot of detail about Anakin if you think about it. We got to see how he was found by the Jedi Order and placed into training, but there's a massive gap between The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones. There's far more of Anakin's story out there than many fans have ever experienced, thanks to a plethora of novels, comic books, and animated series. This list aims to fill in the gaps, telling Anakin's story with as much detail as possible. Don't expect to find anything about Darth Vader here, as this list is all about the man behind the mask.
He may have started out as Qui-Gon Jinn's candidate for the prophecy of the Chosen One, but a lot happened to Anakin after he joined the Jedi Order. He trained as Obi-Wan Kenobi's Padawan, became a passion project for Chancellor Palpatine, and formed a romantic relationship with Padmé Amidala. Still, there's a lot more about Anakin's life before becoming Darth Vader, and it's all presented below. Take a look, and don't forget to upvote your favorite detail about Anakin Skywalker.
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Anakin And Padmé Exchanged Their Droids As Wedding Gifts
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Anakin Almost Left The Jedi Order When He Was 12 Years OldPhoto: Marvel Comics
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During His First Years Of Training, Anakin Idolized Obi-Wan And Distrusted Other Teachers
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George Lucas Designed The Three Prequel Antagonists To Mirror What Anakin Would Become
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The Last Words Anakin Hears From His Mother, Padmé, And Obi-Wan Are All The Same
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On Battu, Anakin Skywalker Met A Chiss By The Name Of Mitth'raw'nuruodo… Better Known As ThrawnPhoto: Star Wars Rebels/Disney XD