Anakin Skywalker and his son Luke might be as different as night and day, however, it seems like the greatest difference between father and son is their take on sand.
Anakin Skywalker has become infamous for his hatred of sand – something that Star Wars fans have been making fun of for years. The Jedi-turned-Sith-Lord’s little soliloquy on sand in the prequel trilogy have sparked countless memes across the internet, so it should come as a surprise to everyone how much Luke likes sand.
The revelation comes in Star Wars #5 (via Comic Book Review) when Luke finds himself falling into the sea of Serelia while in the pursuit of a Jedi fugitive. Luckily for Luke, R2D2 is there to save him, and when he and the astromech reach the beach, the Star Wars hero offhandedly makes a remark about how much he actually loves sand.
It might come off as a joke to some readers, but it shows just how different Luke is from his father. Star Wars fans all remember how passionately aggravated Anakin is by dessert sand in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.
Of course, this isn’t the only major difference between characters. Sure, Anakin and his son may have both started out their stories in forgotten desert planets, but their paths have been very, very different. The contrast between characters is an attempt at showing the difference between the Light Side and the Dark Side of the Force, though Dark Vader does redeem himself in the end.
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