Luke Skywalker might be one of the lead heroes of the Star Wars franchise, but if fans look at the hero from a “certain point of view,” the Rebel pilot may have actually carried out a terrorist attack that killed 300 thousand people in the very first Star Wars film, A New Hope.
The accusation isn’t all that new, but Mark Hamill just recently decided to address the claim, taking to twitter to respond to the hilarious meme about how Luke Skywalker should also be considered a villain.
The Star Wars legend shared a meme being spread across Twitter by fans. Reacting to the post, Hamill playfully agreed, using the wise words of Obi-Wan Kenobi “from a certain point of view.
Check out the post down here:
“The face you make when you realize that Star Wars is the story of an orphaned boy who became radicalized after a military strike kills his family. He is indoctrinated into an ancient religion, joins a band of insurgents, and carries a terrorist attack that kills 300,000 people.”
It’s an interesting way of looking at Star Wars, and not entirely untrue. From the point of those in the Empire, Luke Skywalker is an insurgent, and so is the Rebellion.
Of course, seeing how the Empire and the First Order are fascist regimes, viewers understand the fight that the Rebellion and the Resistance have to make to win back the freedom of the galaxy. Still, it’s hard not to imagine all the innocent lives lost in the battle between the Light Side and the Dark Side.
Lucasfilm’s next release, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, premieres December 20, 2019.