What if…Luke joined Vader instead of jumping off the wind vane?

Luke joins the Dark Side

Would Yoda have sensed it?
Would the Empire have won the fight against the rebellion?
Would that force Leia to recognize and use her Jedi powers?
what else would’ve been impacted?

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15 Comments on "What if…Luke joined Vader instead of jumping off the wind vane?"

  1. Matapiojo December 3, 2008 at 10:15 am -      #1

    This one is a big question, but I think it has a simple answer. The answer wont go past this quote from vader himself:

    “Join me and together we can rule the galaxy as father and son.”

    Unless they decide to go against one another in the end (like all Sith do), everything would be pwnt.

    Yoda would have died the moment they clasped hands on that ramp.

    The Emperor would have gotten insta-gibbed.

    And Leia would have gotten a major orgasm as the family’s Force would have rushed her. She would have been seduced to the dark side too evetually…

  2. Baron Somebody December 3, 2008 at 11:22 am -      #2

    Luke would basically be like Starkiller…but ya the Emperor would have gotten what’s coming to him (I HATE the Emperor but Darth Vader pwns) and then the Empire wouldn’t be ruled by some old man slowly dying by not having enough of (as Bear Grylls says) “VITIMIN C”

  3. Rob (Expertimp) December 3, 2008 at 3:40 pm -      #3

    Then we would already have three new movies 7,8,and 9 and they would be pretty bad a$$!

  4. Matapiojo December 4, 2008 at 10:13 am -      #4

    Then again……..

    There is the possibility that seeing his son turn to the dark side as he once did might snap Vader back to his old Jedi self. This is, after all, the reason why he turned on the Emperor…his son’s suffering. Maybe he would then try to turn Luke back to the light.

  5. arm chair warrior December 4, 2008 at 4:08 pm -      #5

    that is possilbe mata but i don’t think that would have happened think. i think what ever one else thinks they would have banded up killed the emporor and ended his riegn of terror and started there own. but that is what happens. than eventally luke would grow stronger than darth vader and just kill him.

  6. L-W December 4, 2008 at 7:09 pm -      #6

    Since he discovered that he was responsible for the death of Padme, Vader has always been looking for redemption for his betrayal; which is precisely why he enlisted Starkiller in the first place. If Luke did join him, the Anakin personna in Vader would have reawoken and depending on how far Luke would have fallen to the dark side, Vader would most likely kill his own son.

    Star Wars has always been the story of Vaders recovery from the dark side, he never wanted his son to join; and him torturing Luke in ‘Empire Strikes Back’ was his way of assuring that Luke would become a stronger Jedi and eventually have further incentive to destroy the Empire.

  7. Matapiojo December 5, 2008 at 9:00 am -      #7


    Those were my thoughts precisely. However, I think the shift back to Anakin would be a slow and gradual to contrast Lukes own fall into the Dark Side. They would certainly kill the emperor together, but once its just them two rulling over the empire (probably throwing it into absolute chaos as, unlike Palpatine, they are not driven by the incessant hoarding of political power) Vader would start regretting how he caused his son’s “evil”.

    Luke will grow to be extremely powerful in the Dark, and Anakin would then have one titanic struggle to accomplish. Either try to return Luke to the light, or kill his own son…

  8. KiraMasteroftheNote January 1, 2009 at 5:52 am -      #8

    Heres what has already happened when this happens in a parallel universe.

    1. Vader and Luke would sit and talk over tea telling of their own vast adventures.
    2. They would go space golfing.
    3. They would move on to use the Deathstar to end the Rebellion.
    4. They would get in a big fight over what the new Empires flag should look like.
    5. 3 or 4 weeks go by of them not talking, then Vader gives Luke his own red Lightsaber and they get back together
    6. Darth Sidious dies of old and Luke and Vader are both happy and shoot him into a sun.
    7. Leia joins them eventually and she and Luke have epic wincest and produce a child of ultimate evil with uber force power.
    8. Luke and Leia move out of the Deathstar and begin to rule from a large planet.
    9. Vader gets lonely and uses the excuse that the Deathstar is too small for him and moves in with Luke and Leia and their child (For the sake of topic his name is Bob)
    10. Grandpa Vader teaches Bob the ways of the darkside and makes him to most powerful Sith ever.
    11. When Bob goes off to college Vader finally dies from a combination of old age and being hit by truck.
    12. In his sad and lonely state over his fathers death Luke goes on to kill Leia and with Bob destroy several systems worth of planets until the Deathstar runs out of gas and they are stranded.
    13. Since they cant go anywhere Luke and Bob die after a few years of starvation after eating all of the food on board as well as the workers on the Deathstar and finally turn on each other. Bob wins but dies shortly after of suicide by Airlock.
    14. The Deathstar finally gets sucked into a black hole.
    The end.

  9. buster679 January 21, 2009 at 6:29 pm -      #9

    if dis would have happend naturally luke wud destroy the emperor wiv vader and luke would become as powerful a sith as vader could of eventually become had he not become more machine then man. So we would see the full potential of anakin skywalker which would be cool but eventually luke wud become more powerful den vader so cud b stereotypical sith bhaviour in destroying the master

  10. Zach February 20, 2009 at 10:55 pm -      #10

    He would become the second Darth Vader.

  11. Starfighter March 18, 2009 at 1:43 pm -      #11

    Luke would be in same boat Galen Marak was only the question would be “does Darth Vader betray his son for the empire or keep luke as his Apprentice?” If Vader truely wanted the empire he would have Luke destroy the emperor and then Destroy Luke to rule the empire By himself…..i thought it would be easy planning.

  12. Albert Wikowonkavitz April 21, 2009 at 10:14 am -      #12

    They might turn the Empire around and might make it good. Of course, I might be crazy. I think I like Luke Skywalker for being a bit more on the “grey” side towards the end of the trilogy. I dunno.

  13. Belisaurius May 5, 2009 at 4:38 pm -      #13

    Luke would have met Mara Jade earlier and would have pulled a Revan somewhere along the line.

  14. anakin skywalker May 17, 2009 at 12:10 am -      #14

    then he would become a sith the emperer will tell luke to kill vader luke kills vader luke becomes the new aprentice of the emperer and luke kils all the rebels and the empire will rule the galaxy

  15. DS March 27, 2010 at 3:21 pm -      #15

    Luke might not listen to the Emperor when gives the order. He probably would turn to Vader and they would ice the Emperor together. Then, they would most likely turn around, head for Coruscant and have a party. after which they would take off and go annihilate the rebels. When Luke met Mara Jade, he would knock her up, have a kid and start a day school for young Sith in training, which she would run. Soon enough, they would have plenty of apprentices, one of which would be Leia and Han’s kid. Then, the Sith would run the galaxy into the ground!

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