Light vs. dark. It’s a battle as old as the galaxy itself, but perhaps never told as memorably or powerfully as in the Star Wars saga. Just like in real life, things are not always black and white. The Star Wars characters are complicated, and the Skywalker family tree, like most families, is filled with good-hearted folks … and a few black sheep.
The Skywalker who shines the brightest in the galaxy is undoubtedly Luke, who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the greatest Jedi Knights ever known. In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, people are wondering, “Where is Luke Skywalker?” but the bigger question is, “Who is Luke Skywalker?” Exploring the answer—both who Luke is as a man and his place in history, is central to the plot of the seventh episode. The new film also introduces a new baddie, Kylo Ren, who’s following in the footsteps of his granddaddy, Darth Vader.
If you’re brave enough to confront the dark side, Kylo, its newest member, can be encountered up close and personal in a Disney Visa® Cardmember exclusive Meet ‘N’ Greet location at Disney Parks.1<sup>,</sup>2 And while you’re there, don’t miss the other exciting Star Wars experiences, including opportunities to meet Chewbacca, or test your skills during “Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple,” where younglings face off against a member of the dark side.
Before you brave one of the Star Wars experiences, it’d be best to study up on the Skywalker lineage so you know with whom you’re up against. Let’s trace the Skywalker branch of the Star Wars family tree, beginning a long, long time ago to the events of The Force Awakens.
Must-knows from our Star Wars Skywalker Family Tree:
1. How the Skywalker bloodline began
2. Who’s on the light side … and who fell to the dark side
3. Each family member’s claim to fame
Feeling caught up on the Skywalker family tree? Meet its newest descendant up close and personal… if you dare! Disney Visa® Cardmembers can go toe-to-toe with Kylo Ren in an exclusive Meet ‘N’ Greet in a private location at both the Disneyland® Resort and Walt Disney World® Resort!1,2 Not a Cardmember? See how you can feel the power of the Force with galactic rewards and perks. May the Force be with you and your own family tree, always!