Star Wars Fan Art Shows Anakin Skywalker’s Soul Leaving Darth Vader

Captivating new Star Wars fan art reimagines Return of the Jedi’s climactic scene, showing Anakin Skywalker’s soul floating out of Darth Vader.

Captivating new Star Wars fan art shows Anakin Skywalker’s soul leaving Darth Vader in his last moments. Vader first appeared to audiences in 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope as the franchise’s most menacing and recognizable villain. Donning a mechanical helmet and armed with his signature red lightsaber, Darth Vader leads the Empire in an unmerciful crusade against the Rebel Alliance. Darth Vader’s primary villainous role in the Star Wars universe transpires throughout the original trilogy after he succumbs to the dark side in the prequel trilogy’s Revenge of the Sith.

As the saga moves forward in The Empire Strikes Back, a young Luke Skywalker learns that Darth Vader was formerly Anakin Skywalker, his father. Anakin’s backstory is covered throughout the Star Wars prequel trilogy, which effectively sets up his arc as Darth Vader. By the time the original trilogy’s closer Return of the Jedi rolls around, Darth Vader’s reign as a Sith Lord comes to a close when he turns against the Empire to save Luke, sacrificing himself in the process.

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Now that Return of the Jedi scene has been reimagined in new Star Wars fan art shared by tilian_creative. The heart-wrenching and chaotic imagery shows Luke tending to Darth Vader as he finally gets the chance to see the good in his father. Above the two is the floating silhouette of Anakin Skywalker, with Luke saying to his father, “I’ve got to save you,” and Vader replying with, “you already have.” Check out the image and full post below:

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Through the prequel films and the original trilogy, Star Wars fans have seen a great deal of Darth Vader’s life. And yet, he is far from gone forever, as Hayden Christensen is set to reprise the role in the upcoming Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Although Christensen primarily explored the character of Anakin, he did wear the Darth Vader suit a few times towards the end of the prequel trilogy. Christensen has even alluded to a future for Vader beyond the Kenobi series, although nothing concrete has been formally revealed.


The story of Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader is synonymous with the classic tale of good versus evil. And while Darth Vader’s role as the villain throughout Star Wars is legendary, the good in him ultimately wins out, allowing his son Luke to see a glimpse of that goodness before Vader’s ultimate demise. Depicting the scene with the soul of Anakin floating off is a beautiful rendition of closure, reminding fans of the Star Wars franchise and beyond that good always trumps evil.

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Source: tilian_creative/Instagram

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