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* CrazyPrepared: Luke kept Leia's lightsaber for decades after she gave up Jedi training, even taking it with him to Ahch-To just in case. He ends up directing Rey to it so she has a backup weapon before her showdown with Palpatine, which comes in handy.


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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Rey spends a lot of ''The Last Jedi'' telling him more or less this, even when she learns of his TragicMistake. In ''The Rise of Skywalker'', Luke comforts and encourages a fearful Rey after her discovery of her lineage as a Palpatine, by reminding her that her kind heart and heroic spirit are much stronger that her own blood ties to the Emperor.

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Rey spends a lot of ''The Last Jedi'' telling him more or less this, even when she learns of his TragicMistake. In Luke would later return the favor in ''The Rise of Skywalker'', Luke Skywalker''; he comforts and encourages a fearful Rey after her discovery of her lineage as a Palpatine, by reminding her that her kind heart and heroic spirit are much stronger that her own blood ties to the Emperor.


* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Rey spends a lot of ''The Last Jedi'' telling him more or less this, even when she learns of his TragicMistake.

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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Rey spends a lot of ''The Last Jedi'' telling him more or less this, even when she learns of his TragicMistake. In ''The Rise of Skywalker'', Luke comforts and encourages a fearful Rey after her discovery of her lineage as a Palpatine, by reminding her that her kind heart and heroic spirit are much stronger that her own blood ties to the Emperor.
-->'''Luke:''' What are you most afraid of?\\
'''Rey:''' ...Myself.\\
'''Luke:''' Because you're a Palpatine. Leia knew it too.\\
'''Rey:''' She didn't tell me. And she still trained me.\\
'''Luke:''' Because she saw your spirit. Your heart. Rey, some things are stronger than blood.


* AmbiguousDisorder: It's implied that Luke may be suffering from depression and possibly even post-traumatic stress disorder, given his lack of motivation, feelings of hopelessness and despair, irritability and social withdrawal, which has been ongoing for several years. Given what happened, it wouldn’t be all that surprising.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: It's implied that Luke may be suffering from depression and possibly even post-traumatic stress disorder, given his lack of motivation, feelings of hopelessness and despair, irritability and social withdrawal, which has been ongoing for several years. Given what happened, happened and just everything he's been through in general, it wouldn’t be all that surprising.


* UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn: With Leia in ''Revenge of the Sith''.

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* UntoUsASonAndDaughterAreBorn: With Leia The son in ''Revenge of the Sith''.Sith''. Naturally, Leia is the daughter.


* ManInWhite: Shown wearing a white outfit in ''A New Hope'', and many of his other garments have white on them.



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* JadedWashout: With his GloryDays long gone, Luke nearly killing his nephew Ben which led to him becoming a dangerous threat for the Galaxy and learning all about the Jedi Order's most reproachable actions, he becomes a cynic, deppressed shadow of his former self on a self-imposed exile waiting for his death.

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* JadedWashout: With his GloryDays long gone, Luke nearly killing his nephew Ben which led to him becoming a dangerous threat for the Galaxy and learning all about the Jedi Order's most reproachable actions, he becomes a cynic, deppressed cynical, depressed shadow of his former self on a self-imposed exile waiting for his death.



* LastOfHisKind: He is explicitly described as being the last Jedi, both in the opening credits of ''The Force Awakens'' and in the context of the movie by Snoke. He tried to correct this by restarting the Jedi Order, but Kylo Ren killed all of his other students. Defied at the end, where Luke boasts that he will not be the last Jedi, and that Rey would restart the new Jedi Order. He is without a question the last of the Skywalker family, or at least the last to bear the surname.

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* LastOfHisKind: He is explicitly described as being the last Jedi, both in the opening credits of ''The Force Awakens'' and in the context of the movie by Snoke. He tried to correct this by restarting the Jedi Order, but Kylo Ren killed all of his other students. Defied at the end, where Luke boasts that he will not be the last Jedi, and that Rey would restart the new Jedi Order. He is without a question the last of the Skywalker family, or at least the last to bear the surname.surname...until Rey adopts the surname at the end of ''The Rise of Skywalker''.



* ParentalObliviousness: In regards to his nephew. It's implied in the films and confirmed in ''The Rise of Kylo Ren'' that Snoke had been communing with and manipulating Ben for years, but Luke didn't notice until Ben was ''twenty-three''.



** A zig-zagged one to Rey. Kylo accuses Rey of looking for her missing parents in Luke and she does grow quite attached to him rather quickly, but not to same extent as Han. Luke, for his part, doesn't seem to reciprocate...at first. By the end though, Rey has grown on him and at the very least, he comes to care for her and believes she has what it takes to be a good Jedi.

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** A zig-zagged one to Rey. Kylo accuses Rey of looking for her missing parents in Luke and she does grow quite attached to him rather quickly, but not to same extent as Han. Luke, for his part, doesn't seem to reciprocate...at first. By the end though, Rey has grown on him and at the very least, he comes to care for her and believes she has what it takes to be a good Jedi. He's the one who coaxes her out of her HeroicBSOD in ''The Rise of Skywalker'' and he also seems to approve of her adipting his surname.


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* JerkassHasAPoint: While letting the Jedi die for good is kinda extreme, long-time fans and viewers of the franchise, specially those who watched the prequels and ''The Clone Wars'' can't exactly blame Luke for his distaste with the Order after finding out about their most unsavory actions during the waning years of the Republic. He's also correct in that the force doesns't belong to the Jedi. This is true as you can still use the force to help people regardless of what training you follow or traditions you carry. The jedi don't have a manopoly on force usage or the ability to help people in need.
** His other belief about how the jedi let the power and prestige that jedi order had in the old repubic going to their heads. He's wasn't wrong to call out the jedi order of old for being too caught up in politics to properly support their ideals or serve their function as proper force guardians.

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While letting the Jedi die for good is kinda extreme, long-time fans and viewers of the franchise, specially those who watched the prequels and ''The Clone Wars'' can't exactly blame Luke for his distaste with the Order after finding out about their most unsavory actions during the waning years of the Republic. He's also correct in that the force doesns't belong to the Jedi. This is true as you can still use the force to help people regardless of what training you follow or traditions you carry. The jedi Jedi don't have a manopoly monopoly on force Force usage or the ability to help people in need.
** His other belief about how the jedi Jedi let the power and prestige that jedi the Jedi order had in the old repubic Galactic Republic going to their heads. He's wasn't wrong to call out the jedi order of old Jedi Order for being too caught up in politics to properly support their ideals or serve their function as proper force guardians.guardians of the Force.


* JerkassHasAPoint: While letting the Jedi die for good is kinda extreme, long-time fans and viewers of the franchise, specially those who watched the prequels and ''The Clone Wars'' can't exactly blame Luke for his distaste with the Order after finding out about their most unsavory actions during the waning years of the Republic.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: While letting the Jedi die for good is kinda extreme, long-time fans and viewers of the franchise, specially those who watched the prequels and ''The Clone Wars'' can't exactly blame Luke for his distaste with the Order after finding out about their most unsavory actions during the waning years of the Republic. He's also correct in that the force doesns't belong to the Jedi. This is true as you can still use the force to help people regardless of what training you follow or traditions you carry. The jedi don't have a manopoly on force usage or the ability to help people in need.
** His other belief about how the jedi let the power and prestige that jedi order had in the old repubic going to their heads. He's wasn't wrong to call out the jedi order of old for being too caught up in politics to properly support their ideals or serve their function as proper force guardians.


* EvilUncle: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Ben Solo perceives him as one due to his belief he was trying to kill him. While Luke did contemplate killing Ben after foreseeing the destruction he'd bring, he decided against it. He genuinely loves his nephew and has never stopped regretting that MomentOfWeakness.

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* EvilUncle: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]. Ben Solo perceives him as one due to his belief he was trying to kill him. While Luke did contemplate killing Ben after foreseeing the destruction he'd bring, he ultimately decided against it. He genuinely loves his nephew and has never stopped regretting that MomentOfWeakness.


* SupportingProtagonist: Although he is TheHero of the Original Trilogy, Anakin remains TheChosenOne. Luke's role was to lead his father down the path of redemption in order to complete his destiny.

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* SupportingProtagonist: Luke is this to the series as a whole when the Prequel Trilogy is taken into account. Although he is TheHero of the Original Trilogy, Anakin remains TheChosenOne. Luke's role was to lead his father down the path of redemption in order to complete his destiny.


* CradleToGraveCharacter: Although the installments depicting his life story aren't released in chronological order, we ultimately follow Luke from his birth in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' to his death in ''Film/TheLastJedi'' (and potentially his ''after''life as well).

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* CradleToGraveCharacter: Although the installments depicting his life story aren't released in chronological order, we ultimately follow Luke from his birth in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' to his death in ''Film/TheLastJedi'' (and potentially his ''after''life as well).well in ''Film/TheRiseOfSkywalker'').



* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Everything he did on Crait. In one fell swoop, he helped save the Resistance, boosted their morale in their darkest hour, made fools of the First Order, forgave his nephew for his own failure in an effort to push him away from his dark path, and inspired future generations of heroes... All without having to compromise a single element of the Jedi Code to do so, unlike many of his more pragmatic predecessors. And with that, he is now more powerful than the First Order could possibly imagine.

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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Everything he did on Crait. In one fell swoop, he helped save the Resistance, boosted their morale in their darkest hour, made fools of the First Order, forgave his nephew for his own failure in an effort to push him away from his dark path, and inspired future generations of heroes... All all without having to compromise a single element of the Jedi Code to do so, unlike many of his more pragmatic predecessors. And with that, he is now more powerful than the First Order could possibly imagine.


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* FaceDeathWithDignity: He likely knows that projecting himself to Crait will kill him, but he's extremely calm and composed throughout his battle with Kylo Ren and his actual death.


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* HeroOnHiatus: It takes until the end of the second movie of the Sequel Trilogy for him to come back into action, but his fight with Kylo Ren ends up being the most significant victory for the Resistance in ''The Last Jedi''.


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* SupportingProtagonist: Just like his father in the Prequel Trilogy. There are a lot of plot threads in ''The Last Jedi,'' and Luke is not the main character of any of them, but his arc is the most important one in the film. He arrives to save the Resistance in the climax of the film after his CharacterDevelopment, and the film ends not long after his sacrifice.

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