Star Wars' biggest Darth Vader blunder has been bugging fans for 45 years

The first Star Wars film, Star Wars, inspired millions of people, started a movement and started an entire franchise. Looking to the sequel The Empire Strikes Back but a mystery has occupied fans for over 40 years. It’s about Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Darth Vader (David Prowse/James Earl Jones), her father.

George Lucas is responsible for one of the biggest Star Wars mistakes

As later seen in the original trilogy, Papa Vader has no problem recognizing Luke Skywalker as his son via the Force. That doesn’t apply to daughter Leia. At the beginning of Star Wars, he boards her ship, kills her men and lectures her. But he does not know that she is his daughter. Such a mistake cannot actually be made by a powerful Sith Lord like him.

This inconsistency is due to the creative process of George Lucas (via CBR ). At the time of the first Star Wars (1977), he actually wanted to make Luke (Mark Hamill), Leia and Han (Harrison Ford) a romantic love triangle. It was only later that the idea of ​​siblings came to him, which he told in Return of the Jedi.

Vader’s mistake has a banal reason. Star Wars fans have been trying to explain away the mishap for 45 years. In the Star Wars novel Death Star about Leia’s willpower preventing Vader’s realization. But who knows? Maybe he just didn’t let it show. Maybe he wanted to avoid his fatherly duties.

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