Luke and Leia’s parentage was meant to be a closely guarded secret in Star Wars. However, it appears Obi-Wan’s late master, Qui-Gon Jinn knew the truth.
New Star Wars books were introduced into canon in 2017 with many of them serving as promotional material for The Last Jedi. However, there was one book that celebrated the 40th Anniversary of A New Hope, From a Certain Point of View.
The book contained a collection of forty short stories set around the time of A New Hope. Forty-three authors collaborated and the stories are told from the perspectives of minor characters.
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I’ve only listened to a few stories via audiobook. Though, there was one story that caught my attention. Claudia Gray, the author of the novel, Lost Stars wrote a short story called Master and Apprentice. The story focused on a conversation between Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan while Luke looks for his aunt and uncle.
Given his conversation with Obi-Wan, it’s clear Qui-Gon understood everything. Anakin and Padmé’s marriage – though not mentioned – and Luke and Leia’s parentage. If Qui-Gon hadn’t known this, Obi-Wan wouldn’t have spoken.
In saying this, Qui-Gon wasn’t judgmental but admitted there were things that could’ve gone a different way. Obi-Wan not taking Anakin as his apprentice when he did, serves as an example. However, he agreed that Luke and Leia would save the galaxy.
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