Star Wars Fathers: The legacy of 10 dads from a galaxy far, far away

That father-and-son relationship became essential to the original trilogy, but Anakin Skywalker is far from the only dad to appear in the franchise. As Star Wars has grown, so too have the depictions of fathers in the series. In honor of Father’s Day, we look at a few dads in the new Star Wars canon and what they’re like in a galaxy far, far away. The line “I am your father” is one that has become so well known in pop culture that even those who may never have seen Star Wars have probably heard the phrase countless times. Some have stood out more than others, and some of them have not exactly been great dads, yet all impacted their children, whether biological or adopted, in some way. One of the most famous moments in the Star Wars saga is in The Empire Strikes Back when Darth Vader reveals to Luke Skywalker that he is Luke’s father. From the prequel films to the animated TV shows, there are quite a few representations of dads that have now appeared over the years. Here’s my examination of 10 dads from the franchise, including some obvious and perhaps some less well-known characters.