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    In STAR WARS IV: A NEW HOPE, Owen Lars famously responded to his wife Beru's remarks that Luke Skywalker had "too much of his father in him" with "That's what I'm afraid of."

    There is nothing to suggest that Owen ever learned that his half-brother, the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, had become Darth Vader. Still, what do you believe Owen actually meant? Was he afraid that Luke would get himself killed (as Owen told Luke, and maybe even believed himself) or that Luke would fall to the Dark Side as Anakin had and become an agent of evil?

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    Well, with Obi-Wan dropping a baby on his door Owen must have guessed that something went really wrong with Anakin. Maybe he thought he was a screw up and didn't want for Luke to follow that loser path. (from his point of view)

    Don't think that Owen ever knew about Vader real identity.
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    Nothing suggests he knew anything about Darth Vader's identity but he probably knew something about the Tusken camp Anakin slaughtered given what happened to Shimi, or would have at least some idea of Anakin's exploits that he wouldn't want Luke doing since Anakin was not only emotional, but a daredevil.

    Considering he met Anakin under less than stellar circumstances, he's likely not wanting Luke to end up the same way.
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    There's no facts to prove one way or the other, but I would think that Kenobi told him some (maybe not all) of the truth of his father. Kind of how he told Luke that Vader killed his father. Metaphorically speaking, he did. So something along those lines.
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    It could be that he didn't want Luke to end up like his father, as in going on to become a Jedi and ending up dead as far as Owen was aware.

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    I'd always assumes that post-ESB, Owen was thinking of how Anakin become Vader, however the Star Wars ongoing comics seem to suggest that Owen was thinking about how Anakin ostensibly got killed in Order 66.

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    Joel Edgerton has expressed interesting in reprising Owen for an Obi-Wan movie, so maybe we'll find out.

    Interesting fact- the Return of the Jedi novel has a somewhat different version of the prequel story, with Owen in fact being Obi-Wan's brother who he entrusted with Luke (This was possibly based on a deleted scene). However AOTC and ROTS pretty much totally retconned that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buried Alien View Post
    In STAR WARS IV: A NEW HOPE, Owen Lars famously responded to his wife Beru's remarks that Luke Skywalker had "too much of his father in him" with "That's what I'm afraid of."

    There is nothing to suggest that Owen ever learned that his half-brother, the Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, had become Darth Vader. Still, what do you believe Owen actually meant? Was he afraid that Luke would get himself killed (as Owen told Luke, and maybe even believed himself) or that Luke would fall to the Dark Side as Anakin had and become an agent of evil?

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    It seems likely Lucas didn't even know Anakin was Vader when he wrote that. The likely meaning is that Owen didn't want Luke to go get himself killed like his father.
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    My impression is a bit simpler. Owen's opinion is that people should work hard, keep their head down, be responsible, don't go on adventures, etc. He knows Anakin left his mother, went off on adventures, and was ultimately lost for it. He sees that Luke is a bit of a hothead and wants to leave and go on adventures. He's seeing another person about to go on a path he sees as leading to only trouble.

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