16. Darth Vader Totally Forgets About The Skywalker Name For 18 Years
At the end of Revenge of the Sith, Obi-Wan and Yoda need to hide Luke so that Anakin/Darth Vader doesn’t find him and kill the last hope for the Jedi. They decide to go the route of utmost security — an air tight plan that is either so obvious it’s brilliant or so lame that it’s mind numbingly poor storytelling.
Luke is placed under the care of relatives on — his father’s home planet — nearby one of two surviving Jedi. Additionally, no one decides that changing his last name would be a good idea. That’s like Kim Kardashian going into hiding by moving two houses down the block and changing her name to Cassandra Kardashian.
It doesn’t matter t how bad the planning is though, because Vader never thinks about the fact that he might have children who might be force-sensitive. Despite the fact that he felt Padmé was alive, he never once thinks to research a little to see what happened like someone who lost a lover might.
Anyway, Luke isn’t very well hidden except being on a distant planet, and Vader is totally oblivious and unconcerned. George Lucas had 28 years to find a way to connect those dots and came up with this.
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