- "It's been a long, long road. And I, for one, am looking forward to ending my part of it. Luuuke is already in place, so if you want to interpret this message as simply a deranged bit of nonsense from some crazy old wizard, I'll understand."
- ―Luuke Skywalker
Luuuke Skywalker was a clone of the Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, who died in 9 ABY, created by Grand Admiral Thrawn to serve as his agent in the galactic community, which the Admiral controlled secretly using a legion of clones to replace prominent people. After warding off the Lost Tribe of Sith when they emerged in 43 and 44 ABY, Thrawn's first clone of Luke, Luuke Skywalker, retired after serving Thrawn since the original's death. Luuke was replaced summarily with Luuuke, who inherited duties as the Grand Master of the New Jedi Order and a significant political persona. Luuuke would go on to assemble a Clone Army comprised of the copies whom Thrawn had made over the decades. Working with another clone, Streeen, Luuuke devised a time machine that he used to attack the galaxy during the Clone Wars.
Luuuke Skywalker was a genetic clone of the Jedi Master Luke Skywalker created by Grand Admiral Thrawn to serve as his agent in the galactic community, supporting the reigning Galactic Federation of Free Alliances government and filling the role of Grand Master of the New Jedi Order as one of his many clone servants in similarly prominent positions. Luuuke was the replacement of another clone, Luuke Skywalker, who had fulfilled this purpose for decades after the original's death in 9 ABY, actually earning the position of Grand Master. Luuke switched successfully with Luuuke after dealing with the emergence of a Sith tribe in 43 ABY and 44 ABY.
Inheriting Luke Skywalker's life, Luuuke set out to unite the clones whom Thrawn had created to form a Clone Army in an attempt to rule the galaxy. Eventually, another clone, Streeen, and he created a time machine. The pair used this to transport the Army to the galaxy during the Clone Wars period, when they fought the Galactic Republic's Clone Army, as well as the Jedi Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Personality and traitsEdit
As the replacement for Luuke Skywalker, Luuuke was his physical duplicate, genetically identical to the original Luke Skywalker. The long-deceased Skywalker was a Force-sensitive Human with blue eyes, fair skin, blond hair, and was 1.72 meters tall. Luuuke transitioned seamlessly to replace Luuke in the galactic community, appearing as Luke would have if he had survived to be sixty-three years old.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "I particularly am excited for the seventeenth novel, in which Luuuke and Streeen finally finish the time travel device and go back in time to the Clone Wars era. It's going to be amazing! Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Clone Grand Army of the Republic versus Luuuke Skywalker and his Clone Army from the future! It's going to be Clonemageddon!"
- ―From the "An Apology" article, attributed to a Del Rey editor named Erich Schoeneweiss
Luuuke was mentioned in "An Apology", a non-canonical short story by Timothy Zahn that was released on April 1, 2012 as an April Fools' Day joke. In the context of the story, any appearance of Luke Skywalker following the Fate of the Jedi series would be Luuuke. Further, the article in which "An Apology" was published announced facetiously that Luuuke would star in upcoming novels such as Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2: Luuuke by Zahn. The provided cover of that novel pictured Luuuke, with an appearance based upon a preexisting image depicting Luke confronting the Dark Spirit during the events of Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. The novel serial, The Clone Wars 2 or Son of Clone Wars, was to continue releasing titles for perpetuity, and Luuuke's adventure with Streeen would have taken place in the seventeenth volume of the tale. Though he was considered indistinguishable from his predecessors, it was not made clear whether or not Luuuke maintained the use of cybernetic prosthesis, which the original Luke required after losing his hand in a duel.
- "An Apology" (First mentioned)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "An Apology"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Luuuke was created to replace Luuke Skywalker, who is described as being an "exact duplicate" of his counterpart in both The Essential Chronology and The New Essential Chronology. Therefore, he has the same height as the original Luke Skywalker, which is provided by .
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Luuuke was created to replace Luuke Skywalker, who is described as being an "exact duplicate" of his counterpart in both The Essential Chronology and The New Essential Chronology. Therefore, he has the same natural physical features as the original and the first clone. Luke is shown to have these features in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 At the time that Luuuke replaced Luuke, he was a supporter of this organization per Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse.
- ↑ Fate of the Jedi: Outcast
- ↑ Del Rey/Bantam STAR WARS Novels Timeline. Star Wars Books (June 3, 2011). Retrieved on December 19, 2012.
- ↑ Star Wars: The Clone Wars film
- ↑ In the context of "An Apology", Luuke aged as the character portraying Luke in all the novels following The Last Command. Luke was born during the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, which was placed in 19 BBY by The New Essential Chronology. Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse took place in 44 ABY.
- ↑ Comparison of the cover image to this picture of Luke.
- ↑ Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back