Anakin Skywalker's Father Has Been Revealed in Latest DARTH VADER Comic

In Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars fans learned that Anakin’s mother was a slave on Tatooine named Shmi and his father was… well, it was never made clear. It’s been said that he was a product of The Force or Midi-chlorians. One thing that was made clear, though, is that “there was no father.”

Well, we’ve now learned how exactly Anakin was conceived and who his father really was. This fascinating new information comes from Marvel Comics’ Darth Vader No. 25.

In it, Darth Vader unlocks a portal to the afterlife, in the hopes of resurrecting his dead wife, Padmé. During this event, he is shown glimpses of his journey toward the dark side and at one point he sees his mom Shmi and the ghostly figure of Darth Sidious, a.k.a. Emperor Palpatine, behind her, using the dark side of the Force to impregnate her.

This is officially Disney’s Star Wars canon, and it’s certainly a big surprise. I actually kind of liked the mystery behind how Anakin was conceived. It was the one mystery about the character that made him more interesting. But if you are a fan who was looking for answers, here’s an answer for you! Now tell us what you think about it!

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