Luke Skywalker is one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars universe, known for his role in the original trilogy as well as his appearance in the sequel trilogy. One of his key storylines in the sequel trilogy was his attempt to rebuild the Jedi Order, which ultimately led to the events of the trilogy. In this article, we will explore the students that Luke Skywalker trained, as well as the impact of his actions on the Star Wars universe.
Luke’s Very First Student: Grogu
In The Mandalorian, it’s revealed that Luke Skywalker came to collect Grogu from Din Djarin, taking him away to be the very first student in his Jedi academy. Later in The Book of Boba Fett, we see more of Grogu’s training, observed by Ahsoka Tano and Din Djarin (albeit briefly).
However, Grogu ultimately returns to Mandalorian culture, turning his back on Jedi training.
Ben Solo/Kylo Ren: Luke’s Promising Student Turned Dark Side
One of Luke Skywalker’s most prominent students was his nephew, Ben Solo. As a young boy, Ben was sent to Luke’s Jedi temple on the planet of Ahch-To for training. Luke saw great potential in his nephew and was dedicated to teaching him the ways of the Force. However, Ben eventually turned to the dark side and became Kylo Ren, leading to the destruction of the Jedi temple and the death of most of its students. This event had a profound impact on Luke, causing him to go into exile and ultimately leading to his eventual death.
Other Students: The Unknown and Tragic Fate of Luke’s Other Pupils
In addition to Ben Solo, Luke Skywalker also trained a group of young students at his Jedi temple on Ahch-To. While not much is known about these students, it is clear that they were killed by Kylo Ren during the destruction of the temple. Their deaths were a significant blow to Luke, who had hoped to rebuild the Jedi Order and restore balance to the Force.
Impact on the Star Wars Universe: The Consequences of Luke’s Actions
The events surrounding Luke Skywalker’s attempt to rebuild the Jedi Order had a significant impact on the Star Wars universe. The destruction of the temple and the death of most of its students had far-reaching consequences, ultimately leading to the rise of the First Order and the events of the sequel trilogy. Additionally, Luke’s decision to go into exile and cut himself off from the Force had significant consequences for his character and the overall story of the trilogy.
Legacy: Luke Skywalker’s Impact on the Star Wars Universe
Despite the tragic outcome of his attempts to rebuild the Jedi Order, Luke Skywalker’s legacy as a Jedi Master and a hero of the galaxy continued to be felt throughout the Star Wars universe. His role in training a new generation of Jedi, as well as his actions during the original trilogy, cemented his place as one of the most important characters in the franchise.
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